“When you operate from the place of power, you empower others to be better and more than who they are.” – Veli Ndaba
What does living a conscious life mean? Living a conscious life means you are actively evaluating your activities, decisions and options. Let me further explain two key words from above, ACTIVELY EVALUATING, they mean CONTINUOUSLY ASSESSING WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOES NOT WORK. These two words clearly indicate to us that living a life of consciousness is about continuity not BEING PASSIVE. Further it is about awareness, it is about being in control over your life and how you are reacting to situations, keeping in mind that you cannot control and choose what is happening to you but have a choice on how you respond.
Sadly though, most people don’t seem to fully understand this concept of conscious living or better, they understand it at a superficial level. When you are in a deep sleep state and dreaming, your subconscious mind takes over and the decisions you are making are at an unconscious level. In this state, you are just floating along, the autopilot (automatic program in your subconscious mind) is in charge. This is the reason you don’t remember what you dreamed of last night because you were not actively involved in what was happening.
I have questions that I continually ask myself to maintain my consciousness which I believe will help you too and I have shared them in my latest book because of their importance.
The correct way to read these questions is to pause for about a minute before proceeding to the next one. The questions are:
- Where Am I Going?
- Am I Growing?
- Where Am I Now?
- Where Was I Five Years Ago?
- Where Was I Ten Years Ago?
These five questions will maintain your consciousness and help you live a meaningful life.
So, to live a meaningful life you have to be conscious, you have to be aware and you gain this by being fully awake. I hope this article will wake you up to claim your meaningful living. You can get more tools from my latest book entitled Your Dream is Calling You, make your order today.
Veli Ndaba is a professional and motivational speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of two books (You Are Born to Win and Your Dream is Calling You), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on email@example.com , www.velindaba.co.za and 083 304 9773