Impotence is something we have all experienced at some point in our lives, the question is, what have we done when we feel it? We always have options, sometimes we have frozen in not knowing what to do, but others, maybe, we’ve decided to learn a little more about the situation to understand how to do something different, it can be from something simple like opening a bottle to something more complex like personal relationships, the truth is that every time we acquire more knowledge, and integrate it into our reality, the shorter the path to achieve our purpose is.
To construct a culture that values the importance of knowledge and experience, we need to understand that all “miraculous” situations (that promise money, healing, etc.) without changing habits, and in a “comfortable” and fast manner, are a long-term deception, It may be that what is desired is apparently achieved, but may become a problem again over time. If today we have a certain physical, economic or relationship condition, it is because our own decisions have led us to them, if we solve everything magically and continue with the same mentality, the same level of knowledge and taking the same type of decisions is most likely that these conditions appear again, and do so to teach us to understand that knowledge is essential for our development and to evaluate the way we behave, we can consider it correct but life shows us the opposite.
To understand and integrate the idea of acquiring knowledge and apply it to our experience, let’s see some indicators that shows we are learning to improve our own processes through that learning:
FLOW STATE: We remain in this state while we do everything with our hearts, every situation that is presented, we can use it as a lesson to transform what we are doing, adjusting the course or learning something that allows us to expand our activities. For example, in the work environment, flowing in our tasks, we can find new tools to improve the process and transmit them to our colleagues. In relationships, a situation or conversation can lead to a better understanding of the other person in order to improve the dynamics of our couple’s life. It is always possible to learn, we just need to want to (click here to read about connection to the heart).
INTEGRATION: If we perceive with attention, there is a lot of information that comes to us during the day, and a large part of it can be very valuable for our own processes, but for this it needs to be integrated. Whenever we find information, whatever the source or subject, we can ask ourselves how that fits into what we are living in the present moment. As we connect more to the information we receive, and exercise the integration, we streamline our processes and we are able to transmit our contributions more easily. We are all teachers and students (click here to read about Personal Empowerment).
Everything has its time, so the more present we are (click here to read about keeping the mind in the present) the easier it is to integrate what we need to construct, because it is all the time in what we live, in what we perceive, in what we create. The perfect moment is now, sometimes it will be about receiving and perceiving, sometimes about giving and taking action, everything is necessary, let’s keep our flow state, and gratitude, and feel the difference.
To build every relationship it is very important to exercise RESPECT, with ourselves and others, for it is a constructive value. When we respect ourselves, and set our boundaries, we create a clear channel of communication with the world (click here to read about transparency). And if in doing so we add the intention of repecting the other’s boundaries we will be building a solid foundation for each relationship.
RESPECTING our own boundaries, and others’, is to understand that we’re all different and that’s a part of the construction of who we are, and the place we live in, and be willing to interact by absorbing the most appropriate of each situation, avoiding attacking anyone. What we’ve considered as negative or positive, at some point, may switch sides according to our experiences, what is a real fact is that, no matter the side they’re at, experiences are part of our lives and our development. So everybody deserves our respect, the same we give to someone who teaches us something.
The next 5 steps helps us to exercise respect:
- To respect ourselves and set our personal boundaries coherent and assertively (click here to read about setting boudaries).
- To respect others’ boundaries.
- To avoid giving opinions that haven’t been requested.
- To obeserve the way we express ourselves about others and transform it into constructive one.
- To check the constructivity of what we are about to express before doing it.
Following these steps we transform the way we realete to the world, which, in turn, brings us new perspectives and possibilities. RESPECT OTHERS the way YOU want to be RESPECTED.
Today, while taking my pump of nutrients juice, I reflected on the fact of feeling ecstatic when I consume it, and it is not only because its flavor gives me pleasure, but because everything that it represents in a nutritional and energetic level, for me, makes it one of the sacred things in my life. I have realized that we can build sublime feelings about things that seem simple and to which we normally do not give much importance, it is a matter of living the moment fully and expanding our consciousness about ourselves. This is called SUBLIMATION, which, according to the dictionary definition, is to to convert (something inferior) into something of higher worth, elevate it to a higher degree.
During our life, almost always unconsciously, we have sublimated several things, some of them destructive, connecting them with the way we felt emotionally and mentally at a certain moment, and we have also related aspects, which can be constructive for us, with negative moments on an emotional and mental level. When we start to realize that, we perceive the origin of many of our vices to food, to cigarettes, to emotions, to games, to people, to sex, to drugs, to drinking, etc., and we discover that we can consciously connect more constructive habits through the feeling of love to ourselves.
Each action brings consequences, whether in short or long term, that is why it is important that we begin to choose more consciously and assertively the decisions we want to make to impact our lives, our health, energy levels, relationships with ourselves and with others, etc., constructively. For this reason, this week we will focus on knowing simple ways to sublimate diverse areas of our lives from the smallest details.
The reflection for today is: What have we sublimated that is destructive for us?