How Much Does it Mean to You?
Hello again. I recently wrote about “Our Pieces of Foundation”. What are the pieces that make our personal philosophy, our code, our value and understanding of who we are and the energy from which we operate?
Today I would like to share about why I feel this is significant.
When we do not have a philosophy of our own, it is easy to be swept away by the events that happen around us. There are many tools available today, if we look around, that can help us gain more insight and understanding of ourselves, our world, our role, and who we get along with and why.
It’s a good idea to listen to our heart and inner motivation when choosing which tools to play with and practice.
When we don’t have a personal philosophy, we tend to become easily affected by others. That’s okay if you are okay with that. Perhaps you might enjoy the drama and manipulation of your energy when you are no longer in control of your own understanding. However, if that is so, you become part of mass consciousness without clear boundaries. That in turn leads to excitement, difficulty, judgement and conditions that make it complicated for anyone to move beyond easily and quickly.
If you wish to be a part of the energy that uplifts those around you, by being a light and a role model, it helps to be aware of your energy and how it affects you and others around you.
The simplest way is to start by practicing listening to our heart. One way to do so is as I suggested and guided in the “Being Authentic” article. Other than that, examine what your beliefs and values are. After listing these, look at what happens when these beliefs and values are challenged. Do you respond? Do you react? What emotion do you feel when that particular belief or value in your list is challenged? Identify the emotion for each one.
This exercise can help bring some clarity on our subconscious behavior.
An example of a belief might be that the culture I was raised in is better than anybody else’s. Or my parents are always right. Examples of values might be equality and fairness, or save enough money for a rainy day. Your beliefs and values are personal to you because you live them.
So if you respond when your belief is challenged then all is well because you have accepted that it is not being lived by everybody around you. Then you accept you are willing to find common ground in such situations and not take things personally.
If you react then it means you have decided that your belief or value is the only way. And that does not leave room for finding common ground and a way to collaborate with others. In which case you will have arguments and the degree will depend on how strongly you hold on to that belief or value.
If you begin to understand where you respond or react, that is the next step to understanding more of who you are and where your buttons might be. In which case you are standing more in your light and less in someone else’s.
Consider the above.
If it resonates with you, please give the exercise a try and see how it goes for you.
Haresh Manglani is a Mentor and Energy Healer. He works together with his clients to build their self-acceptance and confidence in the areas of Self, Value, Relationships and Purpose. Visit www.hareshmanglani.com to learn more.