You’re sleepwalking. Moving through life clinging to the status quo. The normal. You want the world to change. At least your own personal day to day world. You don’t know what’s holding you back. You tell yourself there’s always tomorrow. Change can happen then. You’re too hungry, too tired, too stressed, too bored right now. It’s just not a good time. Besides, it would be weird. People might make fun of you, not like you anymore, or worse …criticize you. Even call you a devil.
You hold on to your beliefs like a blanket against the uncertainty of the world. When was the last time you questioned those beliefs? They may not be wrong, but they may not be truly yours. You live in a world that fights for your attention in a million directions. You grew up in a system of rules from your parents, your schools, your friends, your extended family, social customs, and a host of other subtle influences. Each one formed a shell around you layer by layer until you don’t notice when your internal voice is your own or a combination of those layers impersonating you. What you may not realize is that those rules are nothing more than opinions. A consensus and agreement reached by the collective normal.
How happy are you? Do you really understand what makes you happy? Most people don’t have a clue. But they think they do. They go out buy things to make them happy. When they’re still unhappy and locked in the routine, it’s back to retail therapy. Still the same empty results.
I know you’re doing this at some level to varying degrees. We all have. We all do. I’ve been guilty myself.
It’s time to wake up!
Living an awesome life has nothing to do with rules and chains of obligation you’ve been slapped with by yourself and others. It’s a choice. There are plenty of methods to get you there, but you have to choose to take action. You create your reality. Grab the wheel.
You live on a biological space ship that spins around a burning star with an expiration date, and all of this is wrapped up in a larger galaxy full of thousands of stars and planets, that coasts through the vastness of the universe on a sure collision course with another galaxy. Modern Physics even suggests this may not be the only Universe, and possibly not even the only you. Let that one sink in.
It’s Life. There are certain rules that benefit society and your happiness. However, the majority of rules are opinion.. Guidelines. Most can be bent. Some can be broken. More importantly, many you haven’t even heard of yet can bring you to happiness, achieving your goals, living the life you want. You have to choose! You don’t have to continue doing what you’ve always done just because you’ve always done it that way. You don’t have to stay chained to your unwanted habits or behavior. You can change the limiting beliefs that keep you stuck. It’s always your choice.
This is why this site is named Tribe Awakened. It’s my mission to continue awakening in my own life. I want to bring you along with me. Show you new ways, new opinions, and help you find happiness. You don’t have to take my word for it. Part of the lesson here is developing a healthy skepticism. Question authority. Especially if it’s wearing a suit and tie. Research into influence has scary implications for how easy we are swayed by what only APPEARS to be authority. Not exactly a reflection of reality. One of the easiest identifiers of authority was professional attire. Specific citation: Suit and Tie. Resist the automatic assumption. Think. Mentors, teachers, trusted advisers, friends, and all are good sources. Just understand that you own your decisions and the consequences that come with them regardless of who you got the idea from.
Freedom is the goal here. Freedom to choose. Freedom of discernment. There is real power is self determination over how you feel, your attitude, how you treat others, and how you will just live. These decisions change every interaction whether it’s chemicals bumping into each other between your ears, or the stranger you’re standing next to in a long line.
You’re not the only one seeking practical wisdom. You’re not the only one seeking help. We all need guidance, inspiration, and coaching at times.
Welcome to the tribe.