It All Starts With A Little Awareness

Dear Friends,

I've mentioned it before; Action Is Everything.

Thinking about something won't get you there.

Talking about it? Nope.

How about deep pondering? Will that do it? Negative.

You have to DO to BECOME, but we must first define the BE.

What do I mean by that?

Yes, action is everything, but we have to get to a place where we can take action.

After all, we don't know what we don't know. This is called ignorance. And I'm not a fan of considering ignorance as bliss. That's a very disempowered way for me to show up in the world so I choose not to think that way.

How do we get to the place where we can take action?

It all starts with a little awareness.

Awareness is purposely placing your attention and focus on something.

To take action, we must first be aware we are not already taking that action. We have to acknowledge the piece that's missing.

But Ev, you might ask, if I don't know what I don't know then how will I ever know?

Great question!

Most of the time we don't see something is because we aren't looking. It has nothing to do with intelligence but everything to do with intention and attention.

Where focus goes, energy flows. No focus, no energy.

But, when we start looking and putting some of this energy toward whatever it is we want to do, we start uncovering the different layers we didn't know existed.

We start seeing that there are all kinds of opportunities RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.

But since we were so preoccupied with other things we never even gave ourselves the opportunity to look.

Awareness, like almost everything else, is a skill. Yes, some will be "better" at it than others, but that's mostly because they'll have been practicing it longer.

This is not a time to worry about what someone else is doing or where they are on their journey unless you're looking to them for insight or support.

This is the time to begin to seriously consider what we're giving up by not looking and seeing what it will take to become the person who gets what we truly want.

Once you see, then you can do. And once you're doing, you're taking action.

And what is action?

It's everything, my friends. Action is fucking everything.

With Love,


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