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Having it All?

Apr 9, 2023 | Conscious Leadership, Daily Trek

Having it All - Radical Trekking - Ayelet Baron

It’s wild how so many of us bought into this idea of having it all. When in actuality, chasing this dream, which is not really ours, takes us away from the pure simple pleasures in life. It’s like we’re on this never-ending quest for more success and more stuff. But does it actually fulfill and energize us?

We all talk a big game about wanting freedom, like the power to make choices without any strings attached. But let’s be honest, every choice we make comes with a price. Each decision shapes our reality, whether it’s a huge life change or something as small as choosing kindness over anger. Life is full of these crossroads.

And this whole “having it all” mindset is super confusing. And it seems like we’ve lost sight of what it means to be content with what we have. If we could actually have everything we ever wanted, what would we even do with it all? Where would we put it?

How much storage would we need for things we might use once? At what point do we take a step back and realize that maybe, just maybe, we’ve got enough already and we are enough? And only take what we need.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s insight, “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind,” truly captures the essence of what genuine freedom is all about.

Maybe our pursuit of “having it all” is a false light. What if we choose instead of endlessly chasing material things or external validation to focus on the boundless freedom within our own minds?

By embracing this inner freedom, we break free from the constant race to acquire more. And turn our attention to nurturing our mental and emotional well-being. When we do, we may discover healing, contentment and peace within ourselves. No hocus pocus required.

In fact, the beauty of this realization is that it’s accessible to everyone, regardless of our circumstances. It’s a matter of choice:

  • Love or hate
  • Healthy living or toxic situations and people
  • Sugary pop or pure clean water
  • Giving our power to a force outside ourselves or being powerful architects and creators
  • Blaming and judging or creating what we need
  • Decaying systems or ecological healthy systems

Is it time to discern what really matters to us, what we genuinely care about and hold dear? Because once we become aware of our core values, we affirm our commitment to them through actions. When we truly understand and incorporate our values into our daily lives, making decisions becomes a lot simpler, and everything else, including having it all, fades into the background.

By consistently living in alignment with our beliefs and values, we become transparent in our actions and intentions. This congruence between words and action is a powerful force that guides us through life with clarity and purpose, helping us navigate choices with ease and confidence. Someone may clam to be conscious and yet treat people with disrespect in the same breath.

We learn to identify toxicity and choose health each time, even when it may be challenging. Believe me, I just walked this path making hard choices about what really matters. Listening as much to the actions as the words and walking away from the false trickster light and darkness that is among us at this time.

And maybe we become genuine and true in how we show up every day for ourselves and each other. Living in harmony with what we say and what we create and do. Because when we understand that there is no one to blame anymore and no reason to live in division, we step into our power and simply create with ease and flow. No longer fighting or believing we need warriors when we are whole ourselves.

We face opportunities to choose the true authentic light that is equally available to each of us.

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