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"10 Daily Tips to Consciously Embody Your Success Like a “Sage”

Did you know that research shows that we live our life only 5% consciously?  

In today's fast-paced and demanding world, the pursuit of success comes with its own set of challenges. We are living in our programmed unconscious striving to excel in our careers, maintain fulfilling relationships, and find a sense of balance amidst the chaos of daily life. 

Imagine what it would be like if we lived our life more consciously, empowered in our success and in feelings of contentment, happiness and presence. Some may say that this can only come from a deep sage-like wisdom. That may very well be true.  The definition of a “sage” is  a “wise man” (or woman…geeez:). So from a place of discovery - I ask, what would embodying a sage way of being feel like for you and for your success?

Embodying the sage is a journey. A journey that taps into a way of being and living in a place of authenticity and alignment with ourselves. It encompasses both the intellectual and emotional aspects of our being, integrating logic with intuition to make wise decisions and navigate life's challenges with clarity and grace.

In this blog post, we'll explore the concept of consciously embodying a sage way of being, its role in navigating the complexities of life and the possibilities for living IN your success.

Here are some tips to consciously embody a sage way of being in your daily life:

1. Presence and Mindfulness:

  • Embodying a sage way of being begins with cultivating presence and mindfulness in our daily activities. It's about being fully engaged and aware in each moment, rather than being lost in thoughts about the past or future. To do this you must practice mindfulness throughout your day by bringing your attention to the present moment, whether you're eating, walking, or engaging in conversation. Notice the sensations in your body, the sounds around you, and the thoughts passing through your mind without judgment.

  • Tip: While having breakfast, instead of scrolling through your phone or thinking about your to-do list, focus on the experience of eating. Notice the colors, textures, and flavors of your food. Pay attention to each bite, savor the taste and sensations in your mouth. Be fully present in the moment, allow yourself to enjoy the simple pleasure of nourishing your body.

2. Deep Listening:

  • To listen deeply, not just to others, but also to ourselves, is key to embodying a sage way of being. Take the time to listen to your inner voice, your intuition, and your deepest desires. Create space for silence and reflection in your daily routine to tune into your inner wisdom and guidance. When interacting with others, practice active listening, giving them your full attention and presence without interrupting or judging.

  • Tip: During a conversation with a friend, practice deep listening by giving them your full attention. Maintain eye contact, nod in acknowledgment, and avoid interrupting or formulating your response while they're speaking. Truly listen to what they're saying, not just the words but also the emotions behind them. Validate their feelings and offer empathetic responses that show you understand and care.

3. Intuitive Decision-Making:

  • Intuitive decision-making is a powerful opportunity to access and use one’s inner knowing and trusting the decisions made as a result. Instead of relying solely on logic and analysis, tune into your gut feelings and intuitive insights when faced with choices or dilemmas. Cultivate a practice of checking in with your intuition before making decisions, whether they're related to work, relationships, or personal goals.

  • Tip: When faced with a career decision, instead of solely relying on pros and cons lists or seeking advice from others, take a moment to tune into your intuition. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and ask yourself what feels right. Notice any gut feelings or inner nudges that arise. Trust your intuition to guide you toward the choice that aligns with your deepest values and aspirations.

4. Emotional Regulation:

  • Emotional regulation and balance is about acknowledging and honoring your emotions without being controlled by them. Practice self-awareness and self-compassion when experiencing difficult emotions, allowing yourself to feel them fully without judgment. Cultivate healthy coping mechanisms for managing stress and emotional overwhelm such as deep breathing, mindfulness meditation, or engaging in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.

  • Tip: When feeling stressed or overwhelmed at work, practice emotional regulation by taking a short mindfulness break. Step away from your desk, find a quiet space, and close your eyes. Take several deep breaths, focusing on the sensation of air entering and leaving your body. Allow yourself to acknowledge and feel your emotions without judgment, observing them as passing sensations. After a few minutes, return to your work with a calmer and clearer mindset.

5. Live in Alignment with Values:

  • In order to live in alignment with your core values and principles you need to take the time to clarify your values and reflect on how they guide your actions and choices in daily life. Make conscious decisions that align with your values, whether it's choosing how to spend your time, setting boundaries in relationships, or making ethical choices in your work and personal life.

  • Tip: If one of your core values is family, make a conscious effort to prioritize quality time with your loved ones. Schedule regular family dinners, game nights, or weekend outings that allow you to connect and bond with your family members. Make these moments sacred and non-negotiable, honouring your commitment to living in alignment with your values of connection and togetherness.

6. Practice Non-Attachment:

  • Embodying the sage involves practicing non-attachment and letting go of the need to control outcomes. It's about surrendering to the flow of life and trusting that everything happens for a reason. Cultivate an attitude of acceptance and openness to whatever arises, whether it's success, failure, joy or sorrow. Practice detachment from outcomes and focus instead on the present moment and the journey itself.

  • Tip: When having a disagreement at home with your kids or partner, practice non-attachment to outcomes by focusing on the process of airing the disagreement rather than fixating on the end result (which is usually “do as I want” or” be as I want you to be”). Set clear intentions and give your best effort, but detach yourself from the need for a specific outcome. Trust that whatever unfolds is meant to be and that you're gaining valuable experience and growth along the way, regardless of the outcome.

7. Embrace Impermanence:

  • Embrace the truth of impermanence by understanding that everything in life is transient and constantly changing. Rather than resisting change or clinging to the past, embrace the ebb and flow of life with equanimity and grace. Practice letting go of attachments to outcomes and embrace the beauty of each moment, knowing that change is inevitable and growth comes from welcoming the unknown.

  • Tip: Reflect on a recent change or transition in your life, such as a job change or a move to a new city. Instead of resisting or mourning the loss of the familiar, embrace the opportunity for growth and new beginnings. Recognize that change is a natural part of life and that each experience, whether positive or challenging, contributes to your personal evolution and resilience.

8. Welcome Vulnerability

Welcoming vulnerability involves opening up to others about our fears, hopes, and challenges. It's about showing our true selves, with all our imperfections, and being open to the possibility of connection or rejection. Vulnerability is the foundation of deep, authentic relationships and is essential for personal growth, as it challenges us to confront our fears and embrace our full selves.

  • Tip: Allow yourself to be vulnerable and authentic in your interactions with others, Start small by sharing something personal with a close friend or family member that you haven't shared before. It could be an insecurity, a dream, or an aspect of your past. Notice how this act of openness can deepen your connection and create a space for mutual trust, support and meaningful relationship.

9. Practice Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the process of letting go of resentment, anger, or vengeance toward someone who you feel has wronged you. Release resentment and grudges by practicing forgiveness towards yourself and others. It doesn't mean forgetting or condoning the harm done but rather freeing yourself from the toxic bonds of negative emotions. Practicing forgiveness is a gift to yourself. Letting go of resentment frees up mental and emotional space for growth and healing.

  • Tip: Write a letter of forgiveness to the person who hurt you. You don't have to send it, but articulate all your feelings and the decision to forgive. This exercise can be profoundly liberating, helping you to release the burden of resentment and move forward with a lighter heart.

10. Simplify Your Life

Simplifying your life means removing unnecessary clutter—both physical and mental—to focus on what's truly important. It's about streamlining your lifestyle and commitments to reduce stress and increase your quality of life. Simplifying allows you to breathe more easily, making space for creativity, relaxation, and fulfillment.

  • Tip: Conduct a monthly 'simplification day' where you evaluate your commitments, possessions, and habits. Ask yourself whether they bring value to your life or contribute to your well-being. If not, consider ways to reduce, eliminate, or delegate these tasks or items. Focus on simplifying one area of your life at a time for manageable and sustainable change.

While it may be near impossible to live life purely as a sage, it is very possible for you to embody your success ‘like a sage’. It is about choosing to live more consciously, more deliberately, finding joy in the present, and navigating life's ups and downs with a sense of inner calm and clarity. 

These tips are an invitation for you to choose to raise your level of conscious living beyond the 5%.  This will allow you to live a more mindful and fulfilling life. To not just go through the motions but truly live in a place where stress and overwhelm don't dictate the outcome of your day, and where you feel deeply connected to your purpose and passions. You can start with practicing just one of the 10 tips above and moment by moment watch the transformation unfold. Here's to your journey ahead!



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