In a world where you are overloaded with communication, technology, advertising, and more, how do you find stillness? This week I had the engaging opportunity to speak with Steve Kramer, CEO of Spirit Fire. We discussed the importance of conscious living.
Living consciously is about taking control of your life, about thinking about your decisions rather than making them without thought, about having a life that we want rather than settling for the one that befalls us. Deciding to live consciously could be the single most important thing you do. Especially if your goal is health and wellness.
Steve resides in New England where he is the President of the Board of Directors of Spirit Fire, an educational non-profit focused on fostering spirituality and educating people on the importance of consciousness in everyday life. He oversees the organization’s meditation program, the Practice of Living Awareness. He is also a founder and owner of the School for Integrated Consciousness and a trained instructor of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) through the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. It is his belief that each and every human being is an integral facet of the diamond that is universal consciousness. Life offers endless opportunities for connection and exploration. Through meditation, study, and purposeful living, those opportunities abound.
The first step in living consciously is learning to be alone with yourself and your thoughts and finding stillness in your mind. Here are a few other steps you can take.
* Practice meditation or yoga.
* Get to know yourself
* Accept yourself
* Try to spend your time wisely
* Learn to be grateful
* Learn to make more conscious decisions