Awareness is the ability of tuning into our thoughts for the purpose of recognizing and acknowledging the ego (easing good out) and it’s crucial effect on our routine lives. It is strongly related to how satisfied/dissatisfied we are in our interpersonal connections and in life situations. Once we are able and willing to practice awareness we open the portal to becoming awake and seeing truth, and we have the internal power to know what is allusion and what is truth.
The ego I speak of is the collection of subconscious thoughts of our beliefs about our opinions about various areas of life, ideas about who we think other humans are, our self image of who we think we are and who we believe others think we are, and the ongoing assessment of where we excel and where we fall short.
The problem comes when the majority of folks are not aware of the never ending thoughts that are bombarding each of us , and our feelings or emotions are piercing arrows flying from our thoughts( that are usually unconscious) motivating our every action and behavior!
Once we awaken or become conscious of the power of our ego, we have the opportunity to rise above thought, especially subconscious thoughts, and can choose to align with becoming the best version of ourselves
Where do we begin to become aware and wake up to our truth? One of the best places to start is through the practice of mindful meditation. Now since Rome was not built in a day, I suggest if you have never been successful or never tried meditation , you start slowly. Focus on your breath and one word such as peace or love. There are thousands of books and videos on learning to meditate . Finding one technique that appeals to you, that you will actually use daily is probably the best plan. Then…start.
After you have experienced the benefits of a quieter mind and are practicing daily for a while, you may see your awarenesses shift and open. Your observations about what you view when looking at nature, noticing the items you have seen every day in your home, and even your own behaviors may surprise you!
You may even become aware of the behaviors and actions of others that you previously believed were one way only to discover your perceptions have been skewed for some time! Awareness opens us to transformation of mind, body, and spirit. Once we are more aware, we can become acutely in-tune with our own motivations for doing what we do or don’t do. Awareness can be a catalyst for making different choices…thus, opening to different relationships and situations. It may even push us to walk away from certain situations without any emotional attachment to our decisions. Waking up to our truth can be life altering , and you may ask yourself “How did I not know this about them or myself?”
I hold the vision and belief that we , and I, are exactly where we are on our pathway. I cannot force another to awaken faster or even to wake up… and I can only awaken within myself for the level of comfort I am ready to experience.