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Intention is not just a whimsical thought.

Intention is not a daydream or a wish.

Intention is the energy we put into an act, a word, or a feeling.

Intention is what makes the difference between creating an outcome of joy, and one of misalignment.

Intention is how we create a world and a life by design, instead of by default.

Intention is what makes our efforts so powerful and effective.

Taking the time to sit with our intentions and be clear with them is one of the best investments we can make.

Meditating on a course of action is not wasted time, it is the essential space that we need to be clear.

And clarity of intention is one of the most powerful forces of nature.

Have you taken the time to set your intentions today?

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

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Being skeptical is not necessarily a bad thing.

Yet the critical do not see magic.

We often feel that if we’re gullible, we will be taken advantage of. Yet how can we see the wonders of the universe if all we do is look for what is wrong?

There needs to be an opening for us to see a different reality. There needs to be a space where we suspend our disbelief and allow new possibilities to come in.

Just because something is true, does not mean it has to dictate our future.

The world may show us what is real for now, and tomorrow a new reality may appear at our doorstep.

In order to be able to embrace that new reality, we must be a little gullible.

Being a little open to the impossible goes a long way in creating it.

If we focus too much on what is, we do not leave room for what can be.

The possibility of what can be is far more exciting, far more magical, than what is right now.

Yes, it means taking a chance. Yes, it means you might be wrong or get disappointed.

Is that not better than never seeing the magic?

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

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When we face challenges in our lives, most people have a tendency to push through a problem.

We effort and grit our teeth as we work incredibly hard to get where we want to go.

Yet how often do we stop and think about whether there is a better way?

In today’s world, it’s all about strength of will and sheer determination. It’s about crushing it, pounding on the desk, and sheer force.

We rarely stop to think about the consequences of such an attitude, especially the cost on our health. It also reveals an underlying belief that life doesn’t really support us.

What if, instead of having to “kill ourselves” to get something accomplished, we were able to allow something to blossom?

What if life really does support us when we are in alignment, and we learned to accept how things worked out?

Imagine if you can, what your life would be like if instead of every place where you found you had to exert extreme force, you merely took a step back and tried a different way? How much more could we achieve if we listened to life and paid attention to where there wasn’t resistence?

It all comes down to our beliefs. Do we believe life is constantly guiding us or that we have to go it alone?

Do we believe life wants us to succeed and spread more good things in the world, or is it totally indifferent?

When we choose to believe that life is supporting us, constantly and always, the life we lead becomes one of less struggle, not more. Accomplishment becomes something we receive, instead of something we must work hard at.

Which world would you rather live in?

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

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The connection between our emotions and our bodies is much deeper than we think.

As humans, we have a tendency to disconnect the physical from the emotional in our minds.

We think that being upset or being happy has no effect on how our bodies function.

Yet the opposite is true. Our feelings and our emotions are intricately intertwined with our physical bodies.

When we are stressed, when we are depressed, when we are frightened, our bodies internal mechanisms all shift.

Our immune systems don’t work as well, the blood flows more slowly or at a heightened rate. Our digestion starts to shut down. Our breathing becomes more shallow and less oxygen makes it into the blood.

When we are joyful, happy and content, our bodies respond by functioning quite well. Our immune system works better, the blood flow to all of our organs is more steady, we breath more deeply and our whole body is nourished.

When we suppress our emotions, the body reacts as well. When we do that over a long period of time, wherever we store those emotions in our bodies, suffers from long term stress, and dis-ease begins to form.

Science is showing us that there is a direct correlation between our emotional health and our physical health.

So if we truly want to be healthy through our entire lives, emotional health is essential.

How do we become emotionally healthy? By expressing and working through our emotional ups and downs instead of hiding them. We all need a safe space in which to express ourselves. Find the one or two people you feel safe with, and express yourself.

A little talking and openness can go a long way…

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

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Responsibility is a word that gets a lot of use.

We are responsible to our shareholders, our customers, our family and our society.

We are responsible to provide value, to contribute, and to be productive.

We are also responsible to be honest, to have integrity, and to reflect.

Ultimately though, our greatest responsibility is to life. We are responsible to support life and be supported by life.

We are responsible to the planet, and all the various forms of life on the planet.

We are responsible to feed ourselves, not just our bodies, but our spirit, our soul, our essence.

We are also responsible for the energy we bring with us throughout the day.

Are we cheerful or depressed? Are we focused on solutions or problems? Are we supportive of those around us, or are we only concerned with ourselves?

There’s a lot of responsibility to go around, and it is not all ours. What is ours, however, is no one else’s.

Let’s be a little more responsible to life and a little less responsible for harming others.

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

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In a world of distraction, being present to a given moment is a skill.

We get distracted by all kinds of devices, often engaging in conversations while working on some task.

We type, talk, and text all in one minute. While this may promote productivity, it decreases our ability to focus.

Parallel processing may be great for computers and other mechanical inventions. For consciousness, not so much.

To truly be present to the person we are with takes concentration and attention. If our thoughts and focus is scattered over six different activities, how can we concentrate?

Yet, when we show up and truly be with someone, magic can happen.

Suddenly you can feel how they are doing without asking a question. You notice things about the person you never noticed before. The connection that comes with presence is palpable.

Being present, even to just given task, is not a chore. It is a gift we give ourselves.

When we are present to the world around us, when we live life in the present moment without judgment or distraction, we experience something wondrous.

Have you taken the time to be present today?

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

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Seeing the lesson when things don’t go as expected is not usually easy for us.

We get caught up in what went wrong. We focus on how things didn’t turn out the way we wanted. We feel disappointment at the outcome.

If that is all we see, then we have missed a great opportunity.

When we can observe our reaction to the unexpected, we can learn a lot about ourselves.

When we see different options when the main one we were focused on is no longer viable, then we can be creative.

Often, when we are forced to decide on a different path, we find that it works out in ways we never imagined. Sometimes those new paths take us far beyond our imagination and our goals.

Learning to be flexible in our thinking helps us to adapt to any new situation. We normally fear the unknown because we don’t know how to deal with it.

When we liberate ourselves from that fear, and figure out how to thrive on the chaos that comes from the unexpected, then we can truly thrive.

Dancing with joy into the tumultuous waters of life is far more liberating that being a rock for the waves to crash against.

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

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As humans, we are social creatures.

Connection is what we thirst for. Connection is what we hunger for.

Yet connection is a tricky thing.

We connect with others based on a myriad of different criteria.

It may be based on looks, background, beliefs, or any number of subjective characteristics.

And then something interesting happens. As we learn more about others and take it to a deeper, more personal level, suddenly the connection we felt gets lost.

We learn that the first set of criteria for connection weren’t enough for us. We learn that although the person may look like a person we want to connect with, when we learn more about their beliefs or habits, we no longer feel the connection we first sought.

As the superficial gives way to the deeper, more intrinsic nature, we learn what things we really care about most in connecting with others.

This soul level or energetic level of connection feeds us far more than something that is only temporary.

We seek connection with those who inspire us, uplift us, believe in us when we don’t believe in ourselves.

Connecting with our true tribe, the tribe that is our family by conviction not blood, can be our truest place of belonging.

Keep in mind, they are not mutually exclusive. Sometimes they are the same tribe. Yet in modern times where we have the ability to connect to any group any where in the world, the choices are far more vast than they have ever been before.

Welcome to the Age of Connection!

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

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Integrity is not just about showing up.

Integrity is much more encompassing. It includes our words, our deeds, our actions, and our intentions.

First, we can build trust by showing up consistently.

Then, we can build trust by living up to our words. That’s when people look at our deeds and actions to see if they are in alignment with the things we say.

Sure, it is easy to find people who say one thing and do something else. Many of them get away with it for quite a long time.

Eventually though, the inconsistent nature of their actions is revealed and people stop believing them.

They may never say a word or give any feedback. The lack of integrity turns them away and they feel no compunction to let the person know.

Yet a beautiful thing happens when our words and actions are aligned on a consistent basis.

People start to trust us on a very deep level. That level of trust gives us real influence, and that influence must be treated as the most precious gift.

For it is. It is more precious than gold for that influence allows us to share our work and ourselves to an enthusiastic community.

That community is what will support us for the rest of our days.

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

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We all need to call for help sometime.

Not because we aren’t capable or strong. Not because we are unable to deal with a situation.

We call for help because other people have a different experience from ours.

And with different experience comes different insight, different skills, different strengths and weaknesses.

That difference is what makes us human. That difference is what makes us unique.

Sometimes we don’t like the difference. Sometimes that difference is scary.

Yet, when we are in need of someone with that exactly difference, we crave it.

No one has what they need all the time throughout their entire life.

We need teachers, mentors, and guides to help us as we walk along our own path.

That doesn’t make our path any less unique or difficult.

Calling for help is a very human thing to do. When we call for help, we find that together, we can achieve more.

We always have a choice. We can choose to suffer in silence, or we can choose to ask for help and find the support we need.

That does not make us any less of a person. Indeed, it makes us all the more human.

Where do you need help?

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant