I am an extrovert. I am a practical, tolerant woman who’s in love with life and everything about it. I am sociable and enjoy meeting new people. I always look on the bright side of things and make the best of even the worst situations. I also want immediate results, and satisfaction in the jobs I pursue. I enjoy that rewarding feeling.

This is a good summary of me, it is basically the wording/results of any personality test I have ever taken. I am obsessed with personality tests, thought models, and overall behavioral analyses, fascinated with how the brain works, and absolutely love using my free time to figure out how to get closer to enlightenment.

cropped-reality.jpgI believe each person is exactly who they are supposed to be. I don’t fight reality of who I am or who others are. We all play our part. Life is good and life is bad, life is sad and wonderful and beautiful and ugly. There is no changing this.

That is not to say I don’t believe we have power to change things we don’t like. I just know that possibility could become the new reality one day. But right now… right now it is one way, and I don’t fight that reality. I know when I fight reality I lose 100% of the time.

I believe everything is better when I am fully in the present moment. I believe when I am present I am able to fully live in reality instead of the story I am telling in my head. The story I tell myself is always much different than the reality. Reality simply exists, the story is what makes me feel something. This is good news, because that means I have full control over changing (or dropping) the story I am telling myself.

Of course I can’t do this if I am not present. In the moment. Right. Now.

That is why step one is being present, fully choosing to live right now in this moment instead of being on autopilot. From this advantage point, nothing anyone says or does matters because it is not personal. It is simply part of this moment, and it becomes clear that other people are just living their life and are not really thinking about me every second. 

Everything else comes as a result of this. All the beautiful possibilities of making great change in the world. Impacting others in a positive way. Creating something beautiful. Whether we are looking for a career change, a promotion, a raise in salary, more happiness, more control in our career path and life journey, it doesn’t matter. All of this and more is easily available to us once we take this first step.

Check out the “Enlightenment” tab for more information regarding this step.