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Getting to know the real you and living consciously while working a day-time job

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If you are new to Conscious Living with Carmen, first of all, welcome and thank you so much for joining.  Second, as an intro to this article, I started a day job at the beginning of April this year after respectively a couple of years working for myself and then being on welfare. This new job has turned my world around. I’ve been struggling with lack of sleep since then.

This experience, though, has helped me dive deeper into living consciously.

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Pretending isn’t the way to live our lives. Being Real is. Read this to learn how and why.

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Sometimes or more often days don’t feel that amazing.

It’s okay to feel like being in the dark, scared or overly angry.

It’s okay to feel like that.

Unfortunately, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade just recently committed suicide which opened up a whole social media discussion about the facades on social media.

How we portray everything is fine and dandy while we feel lost and trapped.

That’s the reason I created Conscious Living with Carmen; Loving the Life you have, while creating the life you dream.

I try to focus on how our lives might not be what we dreamed they would be, how we might not (yet) be who we dreamed we might be. Not to focus on the negative but to give space to what IS!

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One practice to keep aligned while busy

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When you have a busy day or busy days because of work or children it oftentimes happens that we keep going while disregarding our feelings. We don’t always have time to sit down and feel what we feel. Work needs to be done, children need to be fed, dogs need to be walked or just things need to be done.

That’s why, at the end of almost every day, I sit and feel during which parts of the day I felt confused, insecure, frustrated or whatever.

I used to forget those moments by losing myself in something, like tv, Netflix, chocolate or just common “business”. I didn’t feel the need nor the desire to sit with my “negative” emotions. I’de rather watch other people go through drama (aka Netflix) instead of giving space to my own.

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The difference between our Mind’s feelings and our Heart’s feelings.

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I had a beautiful topic lined up for this week ( What no one tells you about friendships) and I’m so sorry to not be able to write about it. Last Thursday my mom called that my dad was in the hospital. That was a big scare but everything is all right now. But from Thursday onwards my days went differently than planned and I haven’t found the time to write this post.

So I’m going to do it a little bit differently for this week.

I will share with you a Facebook post I wrote and the comments on that post because I believe that information can be very valuable to you if it resonates.

So below you will find the Facebook post, 2 comments on that post and my replies to those comments.

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When your limiting belief keeps you up at night…

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it’s easier to stay centered and in connection when you’re on a retreat, on vacation or don’t have any obligations or responsibilities. This isn’t a judgment but this statement comes from experience. I find it easier to stay centered or in connection when I don’t have things to do, people or animals to take care of , responsibilities, or a to-do list that comes with a home and a family (and dogs).

But it’s also that the bigger the challenge, the bigger the invitation to rediscover that that connection is always there. You and I don’t need any fixing. We’re not broken. We might be caught up too much in the illusion of life but we’re not broken. We don’t need to fix ourselves. There isn’t a connection to lose.

And yet, in my experience, it does feel like I’m losing my connection with the universal truths, with myself when I’m caught up in the day-to-day business of life.

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