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How to Raise Your Consciousness in a Distracted World

How to Raise Your Consciousness in a Distracted World | Unplug | Scoop.it
Susan Taylor's insight:

It takes consciousness to grow consciousness -- like fuel to a flame.  The good news is that you already have it -- you simply need to add the fuel. 

 

From Steve Pavlina, here are 10 ways to become more conscious:

 

  1. Accept truth.  Whatever you are afraid to know lowers your consciousness.
  2. Have courage.  It is the gatekeeper between unconscious growth and conscious growth.
  3. Search for signs of unconscious cruelty and disconnection in your life.
  4. Get clear about what you want; clarity focuses your mind.
  5. Improving your ability to concentrate will make you more conscious.  Distraction lowers consciousness.
  6. First and foremost, know thyself; knowledge raises consciousness.
  7. Logic is a powerful tool of consciousness when used correctly.
  8. Seek out others you perceive to be at a higher level of consciousness than you are.
  9. Take care of your physical body -- your primary means of interacting with the world.
  10. Intention is fundamental. Be determined to raise your consciousness.

 

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The AFTER

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Credit Celeste Noche Photography

The last Friday of 2013, I opened my eyes to a very familiar sound: a sound
I had tried to erase from my memory.
Susan Taylor's insight:

Living in Lebanon comes with tremendous stress.  Bombs going off when you least expect it -- killing people and causing destruction.

 

Whether you reside in Lebanon or not, we all have daily stresses.  And after 100 hours of meditation and 300 hours of silence, this blogger passes on to her readers the 6 lessons she has learned:

 

  1. Pain is inevitable
  2. Pain is good
  3. Ninety-nine percent of our thoughts are rubbish
  4. Silence is sometimes a better way
  5. Start with intention (vs. expectation)
  6. The real lesson of listening

 

It is not things, people or even technology to which we are attached.  We are attached to distraction as a way to escape from the here and now -- or pain -- or truth. 

 

How many times do we turn a blind eye to these things which we prefer to avoid?

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