Self-Awareness, understanding the true nature and purpose of your creation, is not just a spiritual pursuit, it is a key ingredient for intelligent, daily living.
And Self-Awareness is not something that you acquire by abstinence. It is something that you attain by refusing to get tempted by Life’s myriad choices __ some of them ruinous, others plain distractions. Self-Awareness begins by just being aware. Of your breathing. Of the smallest detail in your surroundings. Of every nuance of your everyday Life. It is about learning to smile at yourself in the mirror as you brush every morning. It is about savoring every morsel of your breakfast. It is about noticing the color of the sky as you commute to work. It is about greeting a stranger with a smile today. It is about remembering what time your kids will get back home from school. It is about thanking Life for another day before retiring. These are just a sampling of everyday moments __ that all of us uniformly go through __ and yet don’t remember having gone through. Awareness begins with remembering these daily. That is when you start appreciating the beauty and equality in all creation.
You will then realize that you are better endowed by Life’s blessings __ a better education, a better income and a better intelligence. The reality is that most of the time, you are unaware of your blessings and, besides, even if you are aware, you don’t use them for the welfare of others almost all the time. When you awaken, when you reach this stage of awareness of your true Self, you will find greater meaning to your everyday actions. Your Self-Awareness will lead you to understanding why you are here, on the planet, in the first place! You will then either stop doing all things that benefit only you or you will begin to take an active interest in serving others.
When you lead Life with such clarity, such servant-mindedness, you will find that every day is beautiful. You will then stop cribbing and start living!