Expanding or Contracting?

We are either expanding or contracting.

Expanding in the sense that we are becoming more self aware and more conscious.

Contracting in the sense that we are becoming less aware and less conscious.

The goal is to be expanding.

Throughout our life we either become more expanded or more contracted or the two forces pull on us more or less equally and we kind of just stay the same.

Expansion could be seen ultimately as the path to enlightenment. Contraction could be seen ultimately as becoming cynical, bitter and more fixed within a closed mind.

Our jobs, vocations, passions and life experiences will lead to external outcomes.  These same experiences become the platform upon which we move towards expansion or contraction internally. It doesn’t matter what your life experiences are, what matters is whether you choose expansion or contraction as a result.

It’s easy to tell whether you are contracting or expanding.

Expanding- more self awareness, more compassion, less ego, more peace, more content, more happiness, more joy, more awe, more grateful, more open minded.

Contracting- more resentful, more bitter, more greed, more ego, less peace, less contentment, less happiness, less joy, less awe, less grateful, more close minded.

If you feel like the world owes you something you are probably contracting. If you feel like you owe the world everything then you are probably expanding.

About Jasper

Jasper is an Ironman Champion and professional athlete turned coach and entrepreneur. He also has a passion for the philosophical and creative side of life. This is his personal blog.

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