What Is Conscious Living and How to Practice It?

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Conscious living means living consciously and acting attentively, not in an automatic and unconscious way.

Most people carry out most of their activities in an automatic, unconscious manner.

I don’t mean to say they are unconscious. They are conscious, but not fully aware of themselves, their actions, and the world around them.

Let me ask you. Are you aware of all your thoughts? Are you in control of your reactions? Do you always focus on what you’re doing?

  • Living consciously means being aware of your thoughts, actions, habits, and reactions. It means becoming more aware of what you are thinking and doing, rather than acting impulsively and without thinking.
  • Conscious living also means being aware of what is happening around you, being aware of the people around you, and the words they are saying. It means becoming more aware of the environment in which you live, act, and work.
  • Conscious life expands and sharpens your awareness of the deeper truths and meaning of life, your inner self and your true essence.
  • Conscious life is also the path to spiritual awakening.

There are different ways to help you live consciously. The two main methods are meditation and mindfulness.

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This site is all about conscious living, even if it is not explicitly mentioned in the articles on this site. It’s also about living a positive lifestyle. In a way, mindful living and a positive lifestyle are interconnected.

I’ve written about living in a positive way in another article, and here I’d like to focus on mindful living, what it means, and how to embrace it in your life.

You can find here, on this site, all the tools you need for a conscious life. This includes tips and exercises to increase your willpower and self-discipline, learn to think positively, master creative appearance and visualization, and gain inner peace and freedom from constant thinking.

Of course, you can also find instructions and information about meditation and mindfulness here as well.

All of these tools and skills have a lot to do with promoting a mindful life.

Conscious living requires a peaceful mind

It is possible that my description of conscious life may be slightly different from what other writers say. I’m talking about what I consider conscious life.

As mentioned earlier, mindful living means living your life consciously, being aware of your thoughts, aware of your actions, and thinking before you speak. It means having self-discipline, willpower, motivation, and acting consciously rather than unconsciously.

This requires you to focus on your actions, rather than doing them without thinking. This means that you need to be more focused.

For example:

  • When you eat, focus on the act of eating.
  • When you drink, focus on drinking.
  • When you read, focus on what you’re reading.
  • When you work, focus on your work.

Always focus on everything you are doing in that moment.

This means that you are avoiding doing one thing, while at the same time thinking about something else.

Your actions should align with your focus.

What does focus your attention mean? It means being able to direct your attention to one idea or activity without directing your attention elsewhere.

Focus requires training. As you train yourself, over time this ability will improve, and you will be able to get rid of thoughts that you do not want.

Instead of wasting time going after every thought that comes to your mind, you will be able to direct your attention to positive and beneficial activities.

If you continue to train yourself, gradually, you will be able to clear your mind of thoughts, and experience the bliss and tranquility of a peaceful mind.

Having a peaceful mind means being fully conscious and fully aware, but without thoughts running through your mind.

This is not a trance state. You remain aware of what is happening around you, aware of yourself, attentive and fully active. This becomes possible when the waves and emotions created by thoughts and fears stop.

Conscious life steps

I would like to suggest some tips to help you improve your ability to be more mindful and mindful.

Be aware of your thoughts
Make sure you are aware of your thoughts. In other words, pay attention to the thoughts that go through your mind. You may not be able to do this always, but even if you are able to do it several times a day, it will be great.

Think before you act
Be careful not to rush into anything without thinking first. Look at the situation before you act.

Do not react immediately
Take a few seconds before you act angry or resentful. This will give you time to regain your balance.

Willpower and self-discipline
Develop a certain degree of willpower and self-discipline. This will increase your ability to have more control over yourself, your thoughts, and your actions.

Focus and focus
Always focus on what you’re doing. This will make you more aware of what you’re doing, and help you do things more efficiently and with fewer mistakes.

Expand your view
Try to see everything from a broader perspective, beyond your ego and your beliefs and what is possible or impossible.

Respect people and be patient with them
Respect people’s opinions and beliefs, even if they differ from yours. You can disagree with them, but this does not mean to spoil your relationship with them.

meditate
Find time to meditate each day, preferably in the morning, before you start your day. Even just 10 minutes a day will benefit you.

Practice mindfulness
Mindful practices help improve your focus and awareness. It also helps you to be fully present. This means that you are fully focused on the present, the here and now.

Your smartphone and social media
Don’t get caught up in your smartphone. There is real life around you. Don’t forget the world.

Where your consciousness is, this is where you are. If you are always looking at the screen, it will capture you with it, lose your freedom and let it enslave you. This is the opposite of conscious life and freedom.

I’m not telling you to stop using your smartphone. It is a useful tool. However, you need to reduce the time you spend looking at the screen and start looking at yourself, your mind and the world around you.

Get out of your comfort zone
Staying in your comfort zone can lead to stagnation. Getting out of it, no matter how uncomfortable it may be, would bring new experiences, new life, and improvements.

live in the present
You cannot change the past. Thinking about the past can lead to feelings of regret and unhappiness.

It is much better to focus on the present moment and live in the present.

Focusing on and living in the present enables you to enjoy it more. When you make your present a good place to live, your future will also improve, because what we do now affects the future.

Conscious Living Quotes

“Being aware of your actions can save you a lot of wasted time and interesting situations.”

“Living consciously means paying attention to your choices, decisions, and actions. This helps you make better choices.”

“While walking, look at the sky and note the color of the sky and the shape of the clouds.”

“Dare to be an optimist. It doesn’t cost you money or time. It’s free, and it makes you feel better, more confident, and more energetic.”

Meditation is a gateway to the world of inner freedom and bliss.

“Clear thinking produces definite results. Fuzzy thinking leads to lack of results.”

“Make mindful living a way of life by becoming more aware of your thoughts and actions.”

More Conscious Living Quotes.

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