What does it mean to be engaged in the moment you are in? What does it mean to be authentically engaged? I have found myself on this journey in recent weeks to truly figure out who I am and what I am about. It is not something that is easy, and it is not a journey that I think is going to end quickly. In fact I expect to be on this journey for the rest of my life. I expect to be authentically engaged in the act of figuring out my purpose, who I am...and how I dive into my daily life with the attitude of love, compassion, and adoration...forever!
One thing that I have been challenged by more recently is to be present where I am. Another way to say this is to be engaged in whatever is going on around me. To be authentically engaged in my interactions with others. I think there are a few things that this means to me:
*Look people in the eyes when they are talking to me.
*Listen to what they are saying with compassion and understanding.
*Don't be looking at my phone in the middle of a conversation, or thinking about social media
*Understand that not everything that is shared needs a comment or remark, sometimes it is just okay to listen
*Put real people before social media people. (I do realize social media people are real...but just saying that there is a time and place for social media and it is not when I am in the middle of a group of people)
I think this concept also goes into other types of things in my life....
****Tasks that must get done
****Times when I am relaxing
In everything I need to be authentically engaged. I need to be there, be real....and stop allowing social media to control my every moment. Maybe you don't have this problem...maybe it's just me.
Do you find it easy to be authentically engaged? What helps you to be authentically engaged?