Your Choices Matter!

Nancy Katanari Tjillya / Tree of Life (in collaboration w/ Alison Riley, Nyurpaya Kaika, Nurina Burton) 2011 198 x 122cm via pinterest

Nancy Katanari Tjillya / Tree of Life (in collaboration w/ Alison Riley, Nyurpaya Kaika, Nurina Burton) 2011 198 x 122cm via pinterest

Mindful Living is all about the choices you make and one of those is definitely who, what and where you choose to share your time and space with. This idea of being consciously mindful of the decisions we make has a direct correlation to the way we lead our lives and to our personal well-being, development and contentment.

I have recently experienced a great example of this in practice when I moved to a new suburb where I’m finding the collective energy to be a big shift. This concept is tied up with surrounding yourself with people who uphold and improve our own energy rather than those who drain and diminish it. I feel there is a sense of prevailing calm, a freshness in the air that I suspect comes not only from the abundance of huge ancient tress but also from the openness of its residents. No doubt stories are held in the structure of the old homes that are adjacent to my relatively new apartment block that leak into the energy field as well.

There feels a sense of freedom from judgement here – many walks of life, socio-economic streams, ethnicity, diverse interests all seem to work together with a high degree of acceptance and harmony. In my short time here I feel it’s going to be okay to be me, to live my life as I choose. I believe the lack of judgement I’m feeling will reflect in my own psyche as well and that I will become more accepting and less judgemental of myself and others.

This collective energy not only exists in where you live, it can be about who you spend your time with socially, at work, who you live with, where you shop or congregate, where you send your children to school, who they spend time with.

It’s another aspect of mindful living, re-enforcing the notion that the choices we make, the actions we follow will eventually reflect in our own lives for better or worse. Our choices matter!

Collective energy, collective permission to be yourself and to let others be themselves – it’s a place to work from, a place to move gently towards self-awareness and self-acceptance as well as acceptance of others. I think it can be a genuine guiding light for families – seek those people and places, experiences and situations that enhance the positive energy you seek in your life and for the lives of your children.