Awareness

Awareness is a huge step towards growth and change.

If we are aware of our thoughts, emotions, reactions, feelings, then we are awake and conscious. It means we have realised that we are not any them, that we are the witness of those things.

The true being that we are can only flourish once we realise that we are not those things.

Being aware of our thought, feelings, reactions, and the resulting emotions enables us to be able to change them, to accept them, to stop associating our true self with them.

Inner peace comes when we are aware as it means we are conscious and have transcended the mind.

Just be

When we behave externally and internally as if we are enlightened, and start to become that persona, we are, in fact, not enlightened, we just have a different story, but we are still ruled by the ego. We are still not our true self, we are now this ‘enlightened’ story.

If we have to act out a role, behave according to a conditioned and societal role, then we are associated with the mind and thus a contradiction to an enlightened soul.

Being truly our soul and essence within and in the exterior world is a challenge, however, we will not achieve it by telling ourselves and the world that we are so zen.

Peace within comes when we can simply just be and do not need to act, show, tell or announce it to ourselves and the world.