By looking at the results you are creating, it is quite simple to find out what you are committed too. And, majority of the time, we do not realize how committed we are to a particular task. Especially those tasks that are troubling for us. We spend an enormous amount of time and energy on things we have an illusion of control over. It is only when we are able to step back and become aware of our commitment.
We are either committed to living a life of authenticity where we are mindful, creating and experiencing joy, spiritually in touch with God and other people, giving over to compassion and charity, and experiencing life for what it truly is. Or, are we committed to the bondage of achieving some illusionary sense of happiness, all the while complaining, living out in victimization, blaming others for our misfortunes, and ruminating over our many failings?
Through mindful and spiritual living, we are at peace with God, self, and others. We are at peace with life – even amidst the chaotic and trying seasons we experience – where we become seasoned navigators. Our ability to manage stress increases as we grow in faith, strength, courage, confidence, and love. Whereas, continually living as a victim of circumstances, unhappy, never having a sense of fulfillment, experiencing ongoing cankerous stress that leaves us with adverse health conditions, emotional distress, and consistent frustration.
The challenge is to select a particular issue that is troubling you and focus on how your own mind and body is wanting to respond with powerful commitment. Take responsibility and realize that there is a decision to be made here. Continue with present commitment toward ongoing frustration, or shift your perception toward healthier commitments that bring you back to a place of mindful living.
There is freedom when we begin to exercise our right toward a more authentic and genuine lifestyle. Being mindfully focused and experience the moment for what it is. For, when we are present and experiencing life – we are truly connected. When we are playing the role of victim, grumbling, and spending our time and energy toward unhealthy commitments, we are detached from reality.