Welcome to my premiere blog post. I am thrilled that you are here today. Through these posts, I want to make this experience as human as possible, educational, posts that are peppered with insights, wisdom, how-to’s, real-life experiences and lessons learned.

Some will be longer than others, some may just have a picture and a quote. Either way, I am committed to you and your journey in expanding awareness and attracting all the things that you desire in your life.

Let’s start. What is awareness? Well, there are several descriptive words: knowledgeable, cognizant, acquainted with, mindful, awake, observant, cautious, enlightened, posted, up-to-date. When we made our debut on planet earth, our awareness was limited to the activities that went on in our immediate surrounding. That is, at home and as we got a little older, our awareness expanded through our schooling experiences, it expanded through our experiences with clubs, sports, church, interest groups, stories and learning of our individual cultures and family histories.

These experiences are necessary however, there is a great flaw in all of this. If you look back at the last few sentences and think about it, all of the information, data, advice, instruction, teachings were coming from someone or somewhere else. That is, the external environment. Outside of us. This is just the way it is in our little life. In fact, during our little life, we have no experience on which to draw contrast and base our own decisions on. So what happens? Well, we absorb and to some degree become bloated with other peoples thoughts, actions/habits, beliefs, concepts, ideas, perceptions, etc.

We essentially, “buy-in” and adopt these as our own. Later in life however, this can create a lot of chaos and disunion with self. Why? Because as you develop and advance through life, YOU now have past and present experiences and you apply your perception to them. Now, you have experience to draw contrast. You come from the place of having developed a filter that allows you to frame personal preferences and make your own decisions.

As we study ourselves, our awareness expands and we realize that we are in control and not passive victims. Nobody has that power over you. Stand up for what you believe in and authenticate yourself in the process.

Think it over. Make some notes on behaviours, beliefs, habits and thoughts you have adopted that may be hindering you from living the life you really want.

If you enjoyed this post and think the words may help someone, please share it with your friends, family or colleagues. ~ Daphne