Noetic clarity. Understanding clearly. The choices we make. The consequences those choices bring us. They say that every day we open our eyes, is the first day of the rest of our lives.
For years, I’ve been blogging about how to define clarity through intellectual endeavors. Then I realized one day, what exactly am I in search of? Why so much chatter about clarity? People see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear. People don’t always engage in active listening. They can also only hear what they’ve always heard.
The study of knowing is complicated. Knowing or understanding what? We all want to live our best lives, right? Do we have to be smiling, joyful, thrilled, liberated in our freedom to do so? To live as a whole, happy person? I say, no.
To live in a state of clarity, we have to fully embrace all of life. The good that happens, and the bad that happens are, in fact, going to happen. To understand how to process each in a concise, logical fashion. We allow ourselves to be swept away by emotion, but then, so what?
Our emotions are as much a part of our lives as our hair color. We own them. They don’t own us. We are genetically equipped with the full package needed to live in the world. Some of us are given more advantages than others. That’s all obvious. What isn’t obvious? How to awake to our own potential?
It’s the little things that help us elevate our conscious awareness of the world. We have routines we follow. We have well worn paths we follow. We don’t always notice things. But, what if, you wake up one day to decide to do exactly that.
- Notice your life.
- Notice how often you think positive vs. negative thoughts.
- Notice how often you feel joy vs. dis-ease.
- Notice how often you are satisfied vs. unsatisfied with your choices and/or the consequences.
Just breathe into them. Jot them down in a journal. Let go of guilt or regret. Learn from your own life. Life coach … yourself. Then, bundle it all up into a memory box up on the shelf in your brain.
Then, start a new chapter. Change what you don’t like and can easily change. Accept what you can’t change as if you’ve chosen it. Love the parts you really like as if they were your precious darling loves of your life. *Yes, I’m talking about your character traits and pieces*
The little things are you and you absolutely should be in love with your own life! That’s the essence of it all. To be clear about your thoughts leads to loving your actions which in turn leads you toward your intended path and purpose.
Simple? Yes and no. Not at all simple until you’re honest with yourself. Very simply once you’ve clearly decided. You’ll never go back to living the unsatisfied life.
Peace and Love,
Author: Karen Henry [Daly], MA CRM owns Henry Healing as a holistic well-being practitioner and writer. She’s a former university professor and current scholar practicing the infusion of holistic healing and positive psychology.