Awareness

Our
mind has by now been conditioned to think, think and think. It is an incessant and unfailing process. The only problem is that the mind goes very fast and we are too slow. Hundreds and thousands of thoughts keep flashing through our minds all the time, without our discerning them. There are scores of issues with respect to one’s age and other such things. 
Being aware of these thoughts and protuberances of your mind is what would make you live in harmony with your true self. This calls for practice and you would need to put in a continuous effort about making yourself aware about your thoughts, the expectations, the emotions, the stories and the projections that make up your mental performance.

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Being Aware is Being Alive

Awareness needs to be developed towards the little joys of life, and the bigger issues will take care of themselves. Imagine bringing awareness to every single meal you are eating. You are not gulping down food, but you are conscious about the taste, the colour, the feel, the nutritional benefits, et al. Also, in the process you are not hastened but simply grateful for the food that you are eating.

Now take the example of exercising, and you are cognizant about the muscles and joints, which are putting in all that effort and thus your physical health amplifies. The same applies for relaxing and you will see yourself relieving stress

When with nature, contemplate consciously on the bliss and purity that touches you in the form of all the natural elements. And when at work notice your mind’s activities. And so, the list goes on.

 

 

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Simple Process of Awareness

Osho put this in words —

The only way out of ignorance and out of this dark night of the soul is to be aware of your own being, aware of your own awareness. In that moment when you are aware of your own awareness, everything stops, time stops. Suddenly you are beyond time and beyond space, and a door opens which makes you part of the whole.” 

We need to understand that in life we are all running on the treadmill of time. Some of us are able to taste the cream from the top of the cake while others merely have to settle for peanuts.

The difference is in the comprehension of the simple process of awareness!

 

Awareness is the Key

Continuous awareness is the key that opens all the locks of oblivion. Imagine being in control rather than being controlled, mindful rather than mindless, alive rather than inert. Another virtue of this simple practice is that awareness will help you elucidate your choice. Awareness also conveys freedom. Every single day as we live our lives, we are conscious, but not about ourselves as much as about someone or something else. Most of the time we reflect about what others think about us. One consideration that awareness brings is that your life is your own possession as well as obligation. All you need to do in this life and with every single breath is to be aware only about yourself, your thoughts, actions, responses, likes, passions and so on. You are no longer the hauler of your past and neither are you a visionary of the future. Awareness teaches you to dwell only in the present.

 

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Living in Harmony

Being aware of the thoughts and protuberances of your mind is what would make you live in harmony with your true self. This calls for practice and you would need to put in a continuous effort about making yourself aware about your thoughts, the expectations, the emotions, the stories and the projections that make up your mental performance.

Awareness can be developed in every big and small phenomenon in your life. This becomes a life-transforming experience. From history we learn that all the great men have set examples simply by following the process of awareness. Some of these enlightened souls who have been internally aware include the Buddha, Mahavira and Guru Nanak — they discovered divinity mainly by accentuating their internal awareness. Not only this, awareness has been the supreme tool for external wakefulness as well. We can cite examples of renounced scientists and historians such as Einstein, Newton and Alexander.

 

 

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About the Author:

Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the fields of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is a leading Ayurveda Professional in India. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant and Holistic Healing Coach. Dr Sonica is open for National as well as International Collaborations with interested people / institutions in fields of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.

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