By Remez Sasson
Are you awake? I don’t mean awake in the usual sense of not sleeping. I am asking if you are really awake.
What does being awake mean?
Are you aware of opportunities that knock on your door?
Are you aware of how the people around you feel? Are you tactful enough in your relations with them?
Are you attentive when conversing people? Are you a good listener, or are you centered within your ego, not listening to the person talking to you?
Are you aware of your habits, and work on overcoming the negative ones and developing positive habits, instead?
Are you aware of the negative or useless thoughts that pass through your mind?
Are you aware of the sense of peace and happiness that is covered and hidden by your thoughts feelings and desires?
Are you awake enough to uncover the peace, happiness within you?
Are you awake enough to enjoy the sense of being and consciousness that awakens when you are really and truly awake?
Being awake leads to spiritual awakening.
Being awake means being aware of your inner self, spirit, and the real in you.
Inner peace leads to a state of being more awake. The more peaceful you are, the fewer are the thoughts that keep your mind occupied, and therefore, the more aware and awake you become.
“Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake.”
– William James -
“If half a century of living has taught me anything at all, it has taught me that nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
– Dale Carnegie -