Originally posted May 3, 2017
When you read this at first glance, maybe you are thinking actual sleeping, but I'm really referring to how consciously, mindfully, and intentionally the people around you are living their life. Why should you care? Because their sleepiness can directly effects you.
As Allie @thejourneyjunkie puts it in the latest podcast episode, "Most people go home, sit on the couch, and watch some more sleepy shit on the tv. Then they go to bed, wake up, and go to their designated space in the world." Repeat.
Being an awake person is the opposite of this humdrum routine. Being awake is about knowing who you are and living life on purpose. But sometimes it's really hard to live this kind of a life when the people around you aren't exactly supportive or even in the same ball park as you when it comes to mindset.
Ever heard the saying, "You are the 5 people you spend the most time with?" Well, it honestly holds a lot of weight because think about it, the people that you continually spend the most time with are going to rub off on you in some way, no matter how hard you try to bubble wrap yourself, especially if they are a negative Nancy or pissy Paul.
So who do you spend the most time with? Would you consider them an awake or asleep person? Now how might their mindset and way of living be effecting your outlook on life and your motivations to live a conscious life? <--This is a great journaling prompt!
SO HOW DO YOU FIND SUPPORT WHEN THE WORLD IS ASLEEP?
You've gotta put yourself out there and find the people who get you. Who think like you. You gotta find your tribe and love em' up! These are the people who will recenter you when the rest of the world is trying to take you spinning with them, even if it's unintentional. (Also, boundaries help, but that's a whole different blog post!)