3 Ways to Enrich your Life through Community - Sunny Dawn Johnston

3 Ways to Enrich your Life through Community

Wake up. Work. Netflix. Sleep. Repeat.

In today’s age, it is all too easy for us to forget life’s marvels when we’re mired in lifestyles inundated with deadline-driven and busy-obsessed schedules.

With filled-to-the-brim schedules and living in a predominantly individualistic culture, we rarely get the chance to articulate our appreciation of life to each other; rarely get to share in each other’s victories and trials; rarely get a glimpse of each other’s true authentic self!

You’d think with how rampant social media is that we’d be a whole lot more connected! And though connected we may be, in reality, we’ve become a lot more distant with each other … more isolated..

And isolation’s no good because it breeds bad thought patterns, which in-turn birth bad decisions!

So at ELEV8, we’re all for #TeamNOISO!

How do you nip isolation in the bud? By being part of an intentional community that you regularly meet with!

Here’s why you NEED to be in a community:

 

Collective Wisdom

You don’t have to go through it alone

You might encounter a situation in your life you’ve never been prepared for. Maybe a situation pertaining to your relationship, or your career, or an existential crisis of sorts (we’ve all had those, am I right?). As much as you might research the topic, nothing trumps life experience. And guess where a gamut of life experience lives?

In communities!

When part of a community, you have complete access to the years of life experience people possess from all walks of life! You have the privilege of learning from the experiences of people who have been in your shoes before; what to do and what NOT to do. You also have the special opportunity to gift somebody your personal wisdom and the things you’ve learned. Communities are remarkable places where an individual’s time, talent and personal wisdom can be shared openly for the benefit of the group.

 

Support

You can do it, we believe in you

“Nobody hits as hard as life. It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you get hit and keep moving forward” – Rocky Balboa

And moving forward is a lot easier when you’ve got a team rooting for you in your corner.

We were never meant to go through life’s trials and travails alone, and we only self-sabotage when we don’t confide in others for encouragement and support.

Being part of a tight-knit community means you’re part of a tight-knit family of people who are genuinely vested in your wellbeing and growth, and are willing to link arms with you when you face the toughest battles of your life.

When you might be fraught with self-doubt and don’t believe in your own capacity for greatness, it’s crucial to have a supportive community spur you on to new achievements, because they see clearly what you may not in moments of adversity; that you’ve got what it takes and just need a little cheerleading support 😉

 

Sense of Belonging

You’re worthy of being known

A sense of belonging is what connects us to the many relationships we develop. There is something indescribably beautiful about being a part of a group of people who share their lives with each other; raw, uncut and uncensored.

Something that, when shared, snuffs out the fear of loneliness and inadequacy.

In a loving community, you bear your true self, in all your glory. It’s a safe place where you come as you are, fully accepted and fully known. No shame, no guilt, no hiding. Because your community receives you for who you are, not where you’ve been.

In being part of a transparent, loving and supportive community, the essence of who you truly are is unlocked with the help of the community’s affirmation, guidance and candor. And from an increase in self-understanding comes a radical increase in self-esteem, self-confidence and self-perception. 

You no longer are a wayfaring stranger when in a community; you sit at the family table where you eat, drink and be merry with the rest of the family!

 

If you care about your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, being part of a community is a non-negotiable. In a community, you’ll have a chance to live out the zeal of life with like-minded and like-hearted people, instead of getting lost in its humdrum by yourself.

You owe it to yourself to be part of a loving, supportive and growth-oriented community, and we think it’s time for you to join our ELEV8 family! For a limited time, membership is open to new members, and won’t be opened up again until next year.

We strongly encourage you to take an active step toward your betterment and join our community! We look forward to welcoming you and are excited for you to live a life filled with more understanding, healing and self-love!

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