In order to live a joyful life one has to be aware of his own thoughts and emotions.In today’s world we live quite a computer like life.
We are programmed to follow a particular routine on week days and on weekends we are doing stuff that we think is something that makes us happy.
If you are like most people in this world who have put their life on automation, just take a look on the past three months of your life-you will find that apart from few exceptional days it has been all the same.
I am not saying that one should leave his job or duties and go on to do sky diving every day, but what I am talking is related more to the awareness you have about yourself.
It is so important to focus on the things that you want in your life and make changes in your everyday schedule accordingly.
To be more conscious of your own thinking does not need you to leave all your daily works and sit down writing your thoughts on a notepad (you will go insane if you do that), all it needs is to keep a watch on your emotions.
The difference between people who live consciously and those who are living their life unconsciously is that the first ones recognize their negative feelings and do something about it whereas the latter ones are driven by their mind.
Know Yourself by Keeping a Watch on Your Emotional State
All your internal mind programming that causes unwanted thoughts that hinders your progress can be altered by analyzing the incidences that causes you to feel lower emotions.
If you know that the emotion you have at any given time is of lower nature (like jealousy, anger, guilt, shame etc)then you get aware that you are focusing on something that is quite the opposite of your true desire, all you have to do from there is to shift your attention towards something else that could uplift you.
For this purpose, I suggest practicing mindfulness meditation because it helps you to live with more alertness.
What Are Your True Desires?
Even if you get very successful in keeping a very good emotional state all day long it does not guarantee that you will be progressing until you are doing something to move towards achieving your true desires in life.
Truth is that we all know our true desires, we just ignore them because either we don’t have enough faith that it could happen or we are afraid let go what we have with us right now.
If you are keeping yourself too busy in your current lifestyle or if you are too comfortable with what you have right now, then it is obvious that you are ignoring the desires that could take you to the right place.
No matter how hard you try to be happy, you can never be happy by ignoring your innate desires.
People live in a illusion that desires causes miseries so, it is safe to avoid something that seems far away from where you are right now, in truth “unfulfilled desires” causes miseries and by ignoring them you are actually creating what?-Misery
By asking you to know your true desires and pursuing it, I am not saying to leave everything else and to chase them, but to take little actions daily that you think could be a small step forward in that direction.
Being aware of your true desires will help you to grab opportunities and take the right steps everyday that makes some kind of changes in your life which will prepare you gradually to reach there.
What Causes You to Ignore Your Dreams?
One question that must be asked here is why do we ignore our true wants in life? and why we don’t do anything to achieve them?
Often people do not follow their true calling and they refuse to look at their dreams because of the fear of change.
Whenever a person lies that he is happy with what he is having in his life right now, when in truth he is not satisfied-Then he is afraid of changes.
This fear is common and it affects almost everyone, it is the major cause that keeps a person stuck in a particular state,
One can overcome this fear by taking a few out of comfort zone steps and keeping a check on whether he is trapped in his false mind talks that finds millions of reasons to cling on to his current lifestyle.
I find the session in Christie’s Unlimited Abundance Program named “clearing the fear of change” very helpful when I feel that I am stuck in a particular condition for long.
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