“Being a warrior is not about the act of fighting. It’s about the ability, courage, and commitment to end the war within oneself and not quit until the job is done.”
Note: This is the first in a series of posts to inspire and support everyone in seeing through our so-called lives and awakening to the truth of our actual lives. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting articles that offer perspectives, reflections, and tools to support you along the path. I’ll be happy to answer any questions and walk with you if the going gets tough. I invite you to join the inner revolution – for freedom, full potential, and peace in every moment.
How serious are you about your happiness? Are you a dabbler in your quest for fulfillment? Are you settling for good enough, peaceful enough, confident enough?
If these questions strike a nerve, you probably know, in your heart of hearts, that you’re letting yourself slide. So one more question: are you ripe for taking a giant leap in your journey to be free of conflict, stress, and dissatisfaction?
If so, I am here to support you 100%. For I have discovered that a tremendous power is released when we orient our lives in the direction of truth and clarity in every moment. Yes, every moment, as this is a 24/7 deal.
Dedicate Yourself and See What Happens
This level of dedication bears fruit. When we are willing to allow every moment to teach us how we are still stuck, to guide us into alignment, to discover the “Yes!,” the strong pull from our tendencies subsides, and our natural life, the one we were meant to live, begins to take shape.
What is my evidence? The progression of my own life journey and that of many others who have undertaken the ultimate commitment. Over time, confining belief systems fall away, old stories no longer fit, and triggers have nowhere to land. Circumstances rearrange to allow a life guided by joy, beauty, and love to emerge.
Every Moment Supports Our Awakening
If we take an honest look at what life offers us, we will discover more support than we could ever have imagined. Every moment gives us what we need. Take this one, for example, even though it may not be the most exciting moment of your life. You have been moved to read this post, and it is affecting you in some way. Maybe it inspires, maybe it brings up fear or comparison, maybe you are bored.
Whatever reaction appears is yours to explore. If a desire to act arises, follow it. If your fears need attention, investigate them to see how they control you. If you’re not getting a “Yes!,” turn your attention elsewhere.
It’s that simple. When we pay attention to the truth of the moment, our troublesome patterns are revealed and the next step becomes apparent. Happiness is not conceptual. It is revealed moment-by-moment as the conditioned tendencies that throw us off melt away.
All Habits Need to be Seen
Sounds simple, yes, but it is not always easy. Who among us hasn’t played out patterns we aren’t proud of? In our relationships, we might be needy or argumentative or frightened of closeness. We might carry around baggage that we haven’t had the courage to put down. We place boxes around ourselves about how we are supposed to be, then live in disappointment waiting for life to start.
This is why 24/7 is so important. Our habits are sneaky. They run deep. And they are so familiar to us that we can’t imagine another way. Our job is to see them, to get to know them so well that we can make a choice to not let them carry us. When we are super aware, we realize how we hide from the truth of ourselves – eating, drinking, busyness, “poor me” stories – and we embody the strength to let the truth be seen. We revel in our capacity to listen to the deeper wisdom that invites us to navigate our lives with skill.
Can you see how generous life is? Opportunities abound for our awakening. Every uncomfortable twinge, every nuance of sensation in our bodies is information that can take us to deeper understanding and clarity. The truth is available, revealed in its glory once we take our happiness seriously. 24/7.
Is your deepest longing a part-time hobby? What do you notice when your commitment intensifies? What holds you back from committing? I’d love to hear…