When you want to change things in your life, awareness is the key to change. So many people are desperate in their life and are looking for ways to turn around their life. Before any change happens, you have to gain awareness about what's going on in your present life and why it is how it is.
A Place For Gaining Awareness
It is very common, that when you are working, having family around you, and much other responsibility, changes happen very seldom. It's easier to make changes in your life when there is a pattern interrupt.
A pattern interrupt can have many faces. Like retreats, traveling, but also an accident or a shock. But when you want to make a conscious change, you have to choose the place where things will happen.
For me, the best place to gain awareness is in the mountains. When I go hiking in the mountains. Especially to places where there are only very few or no people at all. Then I get a calm mind, and I'm focused on me.
Lately, I came back from a travel and hiking trip to the Cape Verde Islands. Particularly on the Island Santo Antao. A remote place, where you think back one hundred years.
The people have a very basic lifestyle, do not travel, and work mostly in agriculture. Only very few people have a car, and live mainly happens in the village or the valley.
Below is a video with some impressions from that hiking trip to Santo Antao
At this place, my mind went a kind of blank. I was just there in my thoughts and was present about what was going on right at the moment. There was no distraction from TV, radio and nearby no social media.
When that happens, you connect better with your soul. You start to recognize more about what is important to you. What kind of life do you want in the future. I enjoyed this moment a lot. It gave me some inner peace.
At the same time, I started to read „The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. This book is about how to live in the present moment. And while I read the book, I got more awareness about how to go further with life and what to change in life.
Why Raise Awareness
The calmness and awareness I had during that time, had a deep impact. And when something has an impact on you, it propelled you a lot to make the necessary changes.
The more awareness you have and being in the present moment, the more drive you have in life. To make huge changes in life, you need a lot of persistence. And with awareness is it easier to persist and do the work needed to change things in the desired direction.
Awareness To Grow
The more aware you are, the more are you growing as a person. The more you grow as a person, the better decision you make in life. And often people grew into a leadership position.
The reason is, when you grow as a person, you are usually calmer and people like it to be around a calm person.
Now I hope my article inspires you to search for what you want more in life. Just let me know what you think about it and leave a comment below.