Are you living to work or working to live?

Author: taliaamour
February 17, 2019

Are you living to work or working to live?
We are spiritual beings having a human experience. I believe we all have a path, life theme lessons we are here to learn, experiences we are here to have. Our choices determine how those manifest. 

Most of our lives we are taught to follow the crowd. Go to school, get a job makes lots of money and have a family. All that is well and good but we are not often taught to live our lives in peace and happiness. Our society tells us we need more stuff, have to out do our neibors, look a certain way, act a certain way; with no reguard to an individual’s authenticity. 

Going through life acquiring things we don’t need, doing things we don’t even feel connected to. We get older and start to ask what was it all for? Why? 

When are you going to start actually living not just going through the motions? 

What makes you happy? What gives you peace? There is often an area of our lives we have neglected, a space we feel a disconnection from. We start seeking things outside of ourselves to fill the void. Eventually we realize we are the ones we have been neglecting. If we don’t take the time to connect with ourselves and find out what is really going on, we will still be discontent. 

Stress is about thinking we are the only ones who can do for others and feeling a lack of connection to our spiritual selves. Worry is about not having acceptance for the way things are. There is a higher power that is here to guide and direct us on our path if we take the time to be present. You can call it by many names: God, Goddess, energy, universe, higher self, higher power….what ever you choose to call it is your decision. I believe we can all connect with this divine energy with in our selves, if we take the time to stop and be present, listen and watch for signs. 

I am a huge believer in the power of meditation. Quieting the mind and connecting with the body. It can be an active meditation or a still meditation…

The world teaches us to be in the mind constantly- it tells you you are what you do, you are your thoughts….I don’t believe that. We simply are. We do things and have thoughts but we are not those things. They are just part of the human experience. Our bodies are the vessel our spirit is inhabiting on this earth plane. Our bodies can communicate things our minds can not comprehend at the moment. The world programs the mind, it does not program the heart. 

Get out of your head and into your body! Breath circulates energy and pleasure through our body. Breath can influence the heart beat and quiet the mind. The more we practice being present and breathing the more our mind gets to take a break. It becomes easier over time with continued practice. Just start observing thoughts you don’t have to act on them or judge them simply see them as they are and let them go. Focus on breathing and connecting with body sensations with out labeling them. 

Consider what you have to be grateful for. What we focus on expands. What we are grateful for multiplies. 

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