Consistency is crucial in Attaining a Life of Abundance not only for the Now, but for the Future
From committing my life to holistic healing and visual art, I have observed consistency as being crucial in attaining a life of abundance not only for the now, but for the future. Consistency is this thing described as a harmonious uniformity or agreement among “things” or parts sounds easy to integrate in life but that isn’t so. How many of those “things” were intended to make a change in your life?
After an intention is set, it is then up to the mind to speak to the body to enable the action of consistency everyday. Then, days, months, and even years pass, everything is the same-the intended change didn’t happen and you find yourself exactly where you started. Unfortunately, in today’s world, consistency is not talked about as a practiced requirement for attaining goals.
Think back to a big goal or dream that you once had, one that you gave up on because it seemed too difficult or out of reach. But what if you never gave up on reaching that goal or dream? Where would you be today? What would you have learned and how would your life be different?
Over the years, I struggled as a healer and artist to find my consistency. The problem was learning not to compare my consistency to others along with overcoming the fear of the unknown or the intimidation the word “commitment” would instill by just hearing it. Over the past year, I have seen first hand the amazing fulfillment and reward of consistency in my life and in my patients lives of all different ages. Out of all the differences our consistencies have, people who apply consistency to their lives have three things in common.
- Goals and intention for action are clearly set.
- Even when the intention and action seems to make no difference, practice it everyday and never give up.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help or support. This is where connection happens and new resources and ideas are introduced.
CONSISTENCY OF HEALING
In our fast paced world, its easy to get distracted or sidetracked. We are only humans, doing the best we can with what we have and know in the present moment. From the instant gratification of fast food, miracle pills and medication, and high speed internet connections, we are being programmed to expect change overnight but real healing doesn’t come so easily. The difference is when instant gratification is met, the reward is short lived compared to the long term reward of following a consistent path. Whether your goal is to improve an aspect of your health, your career, or relationships- this thing, “consistency” takes mindfulness and commitment, and reward of your work ripples into other aspects of your life.
Healing consistency is the result of creating healthy habits and applying consistency to form a healthy lifestyle. Patients often ask me, “What do I do when the healing is over?” I respond “The healing never stops, we set new goals, and incorporate new resources to facilitate healing outside of treatment time.”
In closing, we have to be consistent and diligent in creating the life we envision. Everyday is a step towards creating the future, for healing in all aspects of life. You are given the gift within you to heal your relationship with consistency to reach deeper healing for your life. So when the goal looks out of reach and you become discouraged remember:
“If you want something you’ve never had before, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done before.” — Drina Reed
Questions and Actions
What are your struggles and successes when it comes to consistency?
Do you have any helpful tips or tools you use to cultivate the habit of consistency?
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