It is an art and a science to keep our lives in balance. I am referring not only to the things we juggle in our lives within a day. The balance which is most challenging in our frenetic world is to keep ourselves mentally and emotionally in a state of equilibrium.
Have you ever set goals and objectives and never reached them? I think this is a common space for all at some point or another. Some more than others are stuck in this cycle day after day, week after week and live with the mediocrity it brings as they live below their own potential and abilities.
One could easily summarise Self-Awareness in two words, “Know Thyself”.
Going on a journey of knowing yourself requires much attention to the here and now, being mindful of your thoughts, feelings and behavior and places an emphasis on being able to notice and monitor your inner world according to your own values, principles and ethics without judgment. Self-aware people tend to act consciously rather than react passively from a greater depth of life experience and are more likely to be more compassionate towards themselves and others.
So about 3 weeks ago I was asked to accompany a client to a venue in the Karoo for a venue reccee and event co-ordinators meeting. So - bright and early on the Monday morning myself and Sibylle Stehli head off in her little white 'Be Free' chariot. The trip was done in about 3 hours from Cape Town to Touwsrivier - and what a magical road trip it was.
As we head into February, which is traditionally known as the ‘Month of Love’, it can often be a stressful time for many. This is because we have experienced pain in the area of love and have therefore shut off or closed down our hearts; or even put walls up around our hearts.
There is a life that you have been called to live. A path predestined for you. You might up until now have been a little lost or a little confused - but your basic life story was set out for you and you my friend had free choice in every step taken thus far.
We each have the capacity to focus our attention on that which we intend to be, to become, to have and to do. We are a master manifestor. We were born master manifestors. Up until now the word intention has had a very weak connation in my life. When someone says the words - I intend to do this that and the next thing - I have always sniggered to myself and thought - yeah right sure you will...now I know better - now I know just how profoundly powerful those words can actually be: