Living Consciously in 2023

Published On: January 1st, 2023
“Living Consciously,” what does that mean to you?

To me, it is more than just being present in the moment which I also value. It is being aware of my actions and why I behave the way I do.

As we move through our lives, we are given the opportunity to ask, “How’s it working for you?”

If the answer is that you are not where you hoped to be or you find yourself repeating the same unhelpful patterns, maybe it is time to pause.

In our lives, we all consciously and unconsciously build ways of thinking and being to help us feel safe and secure.

But often these ways of thinking and “being” keep us from living the thriving lives we desire and may even negatively impact the loved ones around us.

One step to move out of this automatic, comfortable, well-patterned existence is to be curious, to step into the unknown, and to seek to see things with new awareness.

I recently saw the musical Jagged Little Pill.  I wanted to go because I love Alanis Morisette’s music, but I had no idea of the storyline.

In a nutshell, it explores a range of sensitive issues, including rape, sexuality, addiction, and racism, and presents a vivid, messy, and chaotic portrayal of a modern-day family who deals with their pain and tries to heal.

The relevance of this is that the central character, the mother, has been living unconsciously since her rape in college.  Her need to be perfect, to have the perfect family, and to live the perfect life is putting stress and strain on everyone. (This pattern is very familiar to me!)

Her “awakening” comes through an overdose, while mine came through an unexpected panic attack. We often need something to get our attention to help us see what is happening within and around us more clearly.


I invite you into a more gentle awakening to yourself in 2023, one where you begin to consciously see your thinking and behavior patterns.  Will you join me?
What speaks to you from these thoughts around living consciously?
  • Living consciously means being aware of your thoughts and of your actions, your habits, and your It means becoming more aware of what you are thinking and doing, instead of acting impulsively and without thinking.
  • Conscious living also means being aware of what is happening around you, aware of the people around you, and the words they say. It means becoming more aware of the environment in which you are living, acting, and working.
  • Conscious living expands and sharpens your awareness of deep truths, the meaning of life, your inner self, and your real essence – your purpose for being.
  • Living Conscious is also the way to spiritual awakening.


On the 15th of this month, I will offer specific steps to begin to move into more conscious living.

Until then, begin to pay attention to the thoughts that go through your mind and behavioral patterns that feel natural to you, but may not serve you well.

Here’s to conscious, healthy living!  Tambry

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