Updated: Jan 10, 2020
We all want to get a little better at living life.
Retreats, workshops, schools, universities, coaches and mentors – that’s all great, but there’s no real point if there isn’t an inner commitment to embodiment.
You see, it’s not about knowing it, or even believing it, it’s about living it.
Even the devil can believe in God.
Living it is all about what you do, how you behave, what action you take so it’s an accurate reflection of whatever is going on inside.
An intentional approach to living your life.
There shouldn’t be a separation between what you think, what you say and what you do and you are ultimately responsible for ensuring that alignment.
This is the key to living an authentic life, an honest life and a life that’s true.
Embodiment is about healing and transformation, about getting that alignment between what you fundamentally believe (and value) and how you live, in practical terms, in every single moment, of every single day.
If that’s not your ultimate intention, then all your efforts may be futile and amount to nothing more that peddling time jumping from one experience to another without really getting anywhere.
How you approach your work.
The clothes you wear.
How you treat people.
How you approach adversity.
How you handle victory.
How you define success.
Should all be a natural extension of who you are fundamentally at your core, so what we see is ultimately what we get when we interact with you – there’s an honesty in that, not only in terms of how others see you, but in how you see yourself.
In being able to look yourself in the mirror and knowing that you're living an authentic life.
That your life means something and it's an accurate reflection of YOU.
No-one expects you to have it all figured out, heck knowing what's going on inside all the time is difficult enough on it's own, let alone the complexity of having to balance that with how you live and function in a society.
But one thing you should probably keep firmly in your sight at all times is who you are, what you really value, what you believe and ultimately what you stand for - then embody that the best you can as you navigate your days.
It's not going to be easy or indeed perfect, but at the very least, let that be your guide.
Then reflect, rinse and repeat as you go - keep what works and discard what doesn't.