Awareness, as in being aware of your actions, is not something we automatically have or not; it’s something we build up over time. And if we’re not actively looking for it, it grows slow, because it starts out small and often years after the fact. That’s why getting it’s momentum going is not an everyday thing.
It starts in those moments that we look back on something, even years later, and realize we could have done things differently. As of those moments we have something to work with, because as long as we’re still unaware, we will constantly find ourselves in the same situations over and over again, and comparing these situation from the past will accelerate the process of becoming aware.
Now the challenge is to do something with the information and actively change future instances. But it won’t just happen over night. Where they previously came years after the fact, moments of realizations now perhaps come months later, and in due time in weeks, days, hour or minutes. As time progresses, awareness starts closing in on the moment something happens, and only once we are aware during the moment itself can we start to change things on the spot – perhaps some day you will even be able to see things before they happen.
There are two ways to speed up the awareness process. One is out of our hands and the other always within our reach. The former consists of unfortunate experiences we have in life. If all is well, no one tends to look any further, but though situations force us to look closer at what happened and at our hand in it. The latter is actively looking back in hindsight.
Awareness is natures way of trying to make life more agreeable for us in the long run. It gives us the ability to change our approach towards life and towards each other, creating a friendlier atmosphere. It gives us the opportunity to do so, but we must actively listen and act to individually and collectively unlock the full power of its potential. Things can only change for the better once that moment arrives.
|Jerry CorstensA visionary dreamer with a blind passion for self-reflection and contemplating life, a self-proclaimed philosopher with poetic ambitions. He’s serious about helping people with the insights he gathered, but playful in the way he communicates his wisdom. It made him leave a career as environmental engineer behind, in favor of becoming a personal development coach and thought-provoking writer.|