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Deliberate living: outside of an average day

In full consciousness, I do my utmost to remember to stay still and keep to myself quietly when an extreme emotion engulfs me, especially when that emotion falls under the lower part of the happiness bar.

I am learning to postpone making any major decision when the current level of my joy is significantly above average, and more so when it borders ecstasy.

I tell myself to say nothing until a situation returns to equilibrium from extreme left or right, high or low.

I bear in mind the need to accept that I cannot always achieve balance in my life, and times of imbalance are opportunities to learn to appreciate silence and solitude.

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In my quest to be more mindful, to live my life consciously, deliberately and on purpose, I allow my restless spirit to explore. I am constantly on a quest. I ponder. I look for alternatives. I look within. I strive to do better, to be a better version of me. I ask questions. I look for answers, recommendations and advice.

I found this article on achieving full consciousness.

Personally, I wish no one a life of laziness, distractions and/or boredom. I want to be present in my life.

What about you? Are you fully awake or do you merely exist, if only temporarily?

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4 thoughts on “Deliberate living: outside of an average day

  1. I have to confess that I probably wouldn’t score highly against the standards of that article… probably do best with “health” and being careful regarding “relationships”. “Conscious thinking”… mostly (but it’s easy to ponder things too much). “Values”… they can change. I’m not the same person as when I was younger, and different things are important to me. “Work that matters”… I’m not even going there. Just happy I don’t have to anymore.

    I long ago came to the conclusion that the human condition is mostly governed by three forms of avoidance: fear, loneliness, and boredom. If we’re not careful, the process of moving beyond them can involve a great deal of self-destructive rationalization. But mastery, love and companionship, and meaning in one’s life are moving targets. So while it can be good to think about things honestly and carefully, the existentialist in me compels action at some point…
    “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose one’s self.” ~Soren Kierkegaard

    I wrote something back on February 21, 2016 that I kept “private” for some time. It might interest you.
    Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Hi there,

      Thank you so much for sharing. It’s always interesting to hear different views.

      I used to go to one shopping center almost every weekend, not necessarily to shop (only) but to meet friends, relax at a restaurant, sitting outside overlooking the fountain, watching people, etc. Later, I would drive elsewhere but heading towards the same direction and I would realize later that I was on auto-pilot as I have turned on the road where the mall is instead of going straight. I am a little better now. I hardly go to that mall nowadays.

      These days, I still keep moving, but I am not so asleep anymore, at least most of the time… I believe.

      I will look for your post. 🙂

      Much love and hugs to you.

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    1. Hi Mahika,

      Thank you very much for visiting my blog, for reading my posts, for commenting, and of course, for the compliment. It’s a huge encouragement and much appreciated.

      I will check out your blog for sure.

      Love and light to you.

      Like

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