Living With Your
Eyes Wide Open
What does it mean to live with Eyes Wide Open? Financially? Lifestyle? Spiritually?
Living with your eyes wide open means coming into awareness of where you have been compromising your life as a result of a distorted view of resources. This is the ultimate path of “enlightened living” for the Householder, who chooses not to just leave it all behind for the pure life of a Sadhu, but instead makes the conscious choice to come fully present into life with friends, family, and community. Awake, aware choice making is at the heart of an Eyes Wide Open life.
What does it look like when we compromise our lives? The mind runs constantly, and you likely have a sneaking suspicion that you are not doing the work you came here to do in the world, nor living the life you were meant to live. If that’s true for you, it could be that you are compromising your life – whether through work or by remaining in mis-aligned relationships – because somewhere along the way, you told yourself that you must. You believe you do not have enough money to make a change. Or, perhaps you don’t have enough time. Or energy. Or attention.
Your mind spins with the questions: am I earning enough money? Am I using the resources I do have, wisely? Am I on the right path? Am I doing the work I am here to do? What am I doing anyway?
An Eyes Wide Open Life means holding these questions with curiosity, and coming into the awareness of where you are compromising so you can remember clearly who you are, why you are here, and what’s yours to do.