“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
― Roy T. Bennett
So, 2 weeks ago I posted a little something titled Time for a change. In the post I talked a little bit about how I feel like I’m beginning to head in the right direction overall but really need some lifestyle changes/corrections in order to really embody some of this stuff more holistically. As the title says this is an update.
So the main lifestyle habits I wanted to tweak and improve upon we’re adding more Meditation, adding a little more Reading/study, Improving my nutrition and potentially beginning some sort of extracurricular activity. So this has all went really well haha. I’ve upped my meditation time in a couple of ways such as taking some time nearly every evening to sit outside and be still, listening to the oh so intoxicating sound of nothing! I’ve made more of an effort to just sit on a cushion and well… Sit there haha. Just sit there and experience whatever it is I experience because really that’s what life’s about right? Just experiencing what you experience moment by moment, its just a lot of the time we want to bend and mould the experience to be exactly how we want it, not that this is wrong in any way but I still feel deep down that its important (for me at least) to take time to just experience experiencing itself and to make peace with that.
As far as reading and study goes, I’ve been putting a lot more time into reading quality books, right now I’m really enjoying Awaken the giant within by Tony Robbins and Inner engineering by Sadhguru. This one is still something I notice myself procrastinate on at times but when I actually just sit down and melt into those pages I’m always glad I did. There’s something so refreshing, something so homely about just staring at those squiggles on paper! I’ve also been spending more time tuning into the wise words of some of my favourite teachers, whether it be through lectures, videos they make, or face to face (I consider at least a couple of my friends my teachers) (Talking to you Leigh and Darian 😉 ).
Nutrition has gotten cleaner, everything has been healthy as fuck other than a couple of sneaky burritos and enchiladas on the weekend. Lots of fresh fruit and veggies, and I suspect I’m becoming a bit of a Smoothie bowl fiend, like If I don’t get that high energy makeshift ice cream by the afternoon I’m out causing mayhem on the streets, robbing cars and such (ok maybe not) but still I do enjoy a good smoothie bowl.
As far as cutting out negative influence. I mentioned first and foremost that I wanted to try cut down or cut out smoking that sticky icky. For the first time, in a long time, to be honest, I haven’t had any since I wrote the first post. Not. One. Cone. This has been really fucking liberating, I’m more clear-headed, more motivated, have more energy and have NO cravings for junk food or TV. That a lot has been really eye-opening, like the only reason I eat junk or watch mindless garbage is because of that? My theory on this is that my baseline consciousness has risen to point where that stuff has become so mindnumbing and wasteful of my time for me that the only time I crave it is when I have pot because overall it lowers my vibration at least a few notches, thus making that stuff seem enjoyable. Crazy, eh?
The final thing I wanted to cut out/eliminate was low consciousness/negative influence. Now, because I’ve had the intention to make this happen over the last couple of weeks I’ve realised a couple of things about this. If you want to make this kind of decision that’s awesome! And the fact that you are even aware of this says something in its own right, but the reality is that it can be tricky. The majority of the people you come in contact with in our culture (at least, my culture) are going to to be functioning at this way lower wavelength and if you aren’t intending on spending the next couple of hundred years residing in a cave in the Himalayas avoiding this sort of influence is gonna be a bit of a pickle. So what I’m finding is that the best way to help your self out here is to just do the best you can If you hear your family or housemates squabbling over some shit that you know isn’t going to help you in any way, walk away, go sit in the other room, put some headphones in and listen to an Osho talk or something, you get the idea. At the same time, it’s important to take into consideration what I mentioned earlier about not becoming over dictational about our experiences, so maybe sometimes the best thing is to tune into the squabble and see it for what it is. Squabble. Your power doesn’t come from avoiding every situation that can bother and scares you. It comes from overcoming the fear and tackling the situation head-on, in my experience anyhow.
In summary, starting this little journey has been really powerful. If there’s something or some things in your life that you know you need to do but are putting off, do it. Trust me, roll up those sleeves and get in there, even if nothing really changes your training your experimentation muscles and those are the guns that really count.
Thank you for reading turned into a bit of a rant but sometimes you gotta say what you gotta say. If you enjoyed this follow the blog, im always getting inspiration to bore you with this kind of jazz 🙂 .