Friday, November 17, 2006

Quick Fix Generation

We are a generation looking for quick fixes. I admit going to psychics, learning about Feng Shui, and looking at my horoscope all in an effort bring the perfect relationship and the perfect job. And while it has taken numerous relationships and jobs, an awareness has emerged and I now realize that any change is a result of shifting energy (aka: consciousness).

Applying consciousness on a daily basis is not something our generation is accustomed to. It is too “woo woo” and not practical in our day-to-day interactions.

As the world continues to change at the rapid pace it does, our desire to control our environment seems almost overwhelming and we are forced to ask ourselves deeper questions as to what really matters. The “quarter life crisis” is becoming so prevalent, that the soul searching journeys once reserved for retirement and midlife are becoming crucial as our generation struggles to find meaning and purpose in our lives. And often, that purpose is more simple than we could ever imagine. The realization that when we cherish our families, friends, our health, and begin to nurture that voice inside, suddenly things begin to fall into perspective. The fears propelling our previous concerns such as meeting a deadline, impressing people we don’t know and doing things for other people instead of ourselves is not as important.

We are in the midst of a paradigm shift where we need to re-define selfishness based on using others expectations to move forward in life into self-fullness where we create our worlds based on a personal foundation based on our values, intentions, and desires. In a time when so many things are out of our control, the power of what we do, where we live, and who we spend time with is a metaphor for our lives.

Once we shift the feeling of being victimized by our jobs, relationships and environments and see that we have drawn these experiences to our lives whether conscious of it or not, we experience the reality to reverse the negative into positive. The challenge lies in becoming conscious and looking outside of our personal bubbles. It requires a moment of stopping ourselves in our tracks and asking what is important. Once we understand the core of our personal philosophy, it guides our actions and will change the way we relate to ourselves and how we carry ourselves in the world. It begins by becoming aware of our bodies, our words, and our environments as an integrated part of our creative minds. We all have that active imagination that continues to live inside of us and sometimes we just need reminding.

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