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What is Enlightenment?

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I’ve started to notice that our society labels enlightenment as something you achieve, a goal to accomplish, a win.  I think it’s a little more than that.

I believe it’s closer to a feeling, not a singular achievement.  If I can feel a little more enlightened every day, I’m doing something right.  It seems we’ve started to believe it can only be felt through methods such as meditation, but I’ve found it when doing something as simple as hanging out with my daughter Penelope.  I’ve tested out a few different ways to feel enlightenment in my daily life, so I thought I’d share a few with you.

A while ago I completed a program surrounded around the Wim Hof Method.  Essentially, it’s a combination of breathing techniques, mindset shifts, along with cold exposure.  While it may not be for everyone, I really enjoyed the process and will probably try the program again in the future.

I’ve experienced enlightenment through the simple acts of going about my daily life.  I’ve gained clarity listening to podcasts, peace while playing with my daughter and insight while driving around in my car.  When you struggle to create time in the day, you can choose to create moments in time where you are open to feeling enlightened.

In an episode of The Kate & Mike Show, we chatted with Rebekah Borucki.  Rebekah is the author of You Have Four Minutes To Change Your Life and we spoke about how taking even a few minutes to yourself in the day can be life-changing – and it is. 

Whether one of these resonates with you or not, find out what enlightenment means and feels like to you.  If it’s taking a few moments to gain clarity, seeking out calmness, or practicing an activity that gives you confidence – I promise you the search is worth it.

What is enlightenment to you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

If you’d like to hear more on this topic check out Episode 018 of Project Life with Mike Watts

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About Mike Watts

Mike Watts is an entrepreneur, speaker, husband, and father.

Before becoming an all around badass by radically reinventing his own life, he used to work for Phillip Morris. Today, he shows business owners how to expand their choices, do less and create the financial lives they want.