Conscious Living

PROPOSITION: Conscious Living as a practice.  To live a conscious life is to take responsibility for creating our state of being, both as individuals and community members.  It is to be informed of our reality and make positive choices in light of such.  It aims toward progress and the proactive realisation of a better us.

 

Introduction

For a while now, an idea as floated just beyond my consciousness.  It's an idea that I only occasionally glimpse, and even then the edges are blurry.

I want to get what I have glimpsed so far down on paper, to try to give it a tangible form.  This is that attempt.  

I am calling this idea ‘Conscious Living’ - the practice of living a conscious life.

 

An Overview

To live a conscious life is to take responsibility for creating our state of being, both as individuals and community members.  It is to be informed of our reality and make positive choices in light of such.  It aims toward progress and the proactive realisation of a better us.

As individuals, a conscious life means taking responsibility for our own individual growth and evolution.  It is the realisation that we (you) are in the driver’s seat of life, that we are empowered with the ability to make a choice at any given time, and that this choice is our own.

Conscious Living connects the individual and their community in their respective capacities for growth and evolution.  It is the realisation that by bettering ourselves we can better the community, and that by bettering our communities we can help better ourselves. 

A conscious life is focused forward on the creation of a better future, but it is grounded in what we have learned so far.  A conscious life is optimistic, drawing energy from humanity's capacity for progress and evolution.

Core Principles

The practice of Conscious Living is based on 3 core principles:

(1) We are informed of our reality; 

(2) We take responsibility for that reality; and, in light of that reality,

(3) We make proactive choices for the sake of progress.

 

My Commitment

I am committing to the practice of Conscious Living.  My life will be grounded by my practice of Conscious Living.

 

Bryn Overend 2018