Think about the time you spend caring for the “things” you’ve collected in your life.
You probably change the oil in your car every once in awhile. At the very least you fill it with gasoline when it nears empty, otherwise you’d be Flinstoning your way around town.
You most likely update the software on your phone or computer when that becomes available, or things might slow down and not function as efficiently for you to be able to produce and communicate the way that you want to. You might even follow the advice of turning off these devices, at least for a few minutes, every couple of days to allow the systems to reboot.
We understand that our possessions and machines require maintenance and check-ins. I feel like taking care of our material objects is even noted as a common trait of the mature, well-to-do and put together adults of our society.
But how often are we really taking conscious time to check in with our most valuable asset – ourselves! And I’m talking the whole package – not just an annual physical with the doctor. I’m thinking about a dedicated time to assess and evaluate who and how we are BEING (Not doing – we get too caught up in the doing. Remember we’re human beings not doings.)
It can seem difficult at times. For one, human beings are a lot more complex than a car or a smartphone. Another thing is that we don’t really have a formal manual on what to do with this sack of bones and skin stuffed with this massive web of thoughts and emotions. How does one even begin to get a handle on this, to master the upkeep of such a machine? Some of us have gone decades without asking questions like:
How am I actually feeling today?
What does it look like for me to be emotionally fulfilled?
Am I in alignment with the life I have envisioned for myself?
And then what do you do once you check in? Well, you identify the areas for opportunity and growth and dedicate yourself to seeking feedback in these areas. And then you check in again. And again. And again. It’s constant fine tuning. It’s testing, adjusting and re-testing. There’s really no end. But there’s no reason to be discouraged by that. If anything, it’s reason to roll up the sleeves and get those hands dirty. You just get to keep playing the game of mastering yourself. There isn’t a single object you own that you can experience this with. So maybe it’s time to start prioritizing our own maintenance system, above the rest of the material items we carry.
We created the Abundance Benchmark to address this matter. It’s a simple way to repeatedly check in with your full being. The results will show you areas you can spend more time and energy on, to fine tune your vehicle. And it’s a tangible way to see your fluctuations and progress over time. Click here to download the Abundance Benchmark for free and start your routine check-ins.