Be Still to Walk Your Path — A Paradox of Life and Time

Big life changes
Be still and let changes emerge.

Finding your authentic path in life requires being able to pause and be still. This paradoxical fact has always fascinated me.

Our lives are built out of thousands of small choices. And the more mindfully we make those choices, the more likely we are to be on the path that is truly ours.

If you step back and think about it, what this means is that our choices — even the smallest ones — define our path more fundamentally than our plans do.

Here’s a quote that reflects and amplifies that idea:

Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow.
Sakyong Mipham

Your choices count…

Our early experiences, our choices, all contribute to the content and quality of our relationships, our aspirations, and each of our moments.  One thing builds on another.

Yet this process doesn’t need to have the flavor of inevitability.  The more we make choices to slow down, be still, and work to be mindful about the seeds that we plant, the more we shape what grows.

There’s a physical aspect to this, too. Our brains actually make connections and neural pathways based on our behaviors. These pathways in our brains, in turn, affect subsequent behaviors and choices.

And when we choose to pause, be still, and choose consciously, we position ourselves to affect those pathways, as well as our life path.

Be still to create a path.

Isn’t that fascinating?  In our mindfulness and our choices to be still, we are forging new pathways in our brains.  So, when you choose stillness you are creating change at the most fundamental and authentic level possible.

The question, then, is how will you make more time for yourself to do this? It’s so important, because, as we often say here: The way you use your time is the way you live your life.

It’s that simple, and that profound.

And here’s something to help…

Time is pure potential.

You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone.  That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices. 

If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!” There’s no time like the present to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.

Let’s explore time together…

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