Updated: Feb 13, 2018
While I was journal-ing the other day, defining what I’m wanting to achieve with my #blog, the term: conscious activism came to my mind.
What does conscious activism mean to me?
For me, it’s deciding in every moment, to living and being more conscious, no matter how small the decisions may be or seem. Doing what is right is not always easy. It's choosing to refill your water bottle instead of buying a plastic disposable water bottle. It's saying no to your toddler when you know that a brand new toy doesn't add to his happiness long-term. It's seeking intentional dialogues with your partner when something is bothering you instead of being passive aggressive about it. It's listening to your body when you're not really hungry even though you're craving that bar of chocolate. It's about being honest with yourself and others. Choosing to do better, be better in every moment is for me a gift, that has been bestowed onto us humans. While an animal or a plant has no other choice in being what they are. We do. We have self will and can direct the path we take along in life. Everything is open to us! Acknowledge the power you behold and join in #conscious activism this week by consciously seeing past our own thought patterns, and recognizing that through compassion we connect to others and contribute to the collective whole. In short: be kind. And don't mistaken it for politeness cause that isn't always authentic.
I introduce the 4th sutra: Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times. #yogibhajan What are some of the ways you participate in conscious activism? Sat Nam Much light for this week ahead.