Some of us don't want to look at ourselves too intently because we don't want to be conscious of what is there. We know that once we know, we have to do something about it.
We fill our days with activity–work, chores, shopping, mindless websurfing, facebooking. We fill silences with noise, entertainment and meaningless conversations to keep our attention elsewhere, our focus outside and away from ourselves. We fill all our voids with something rather than being in the void and being with the void in order to become aware of what is, what is there–or what is not. When we become aware of ourselves, we are required to act, to make changes, if necessary. These are personal and particular to each one of us. Becoming aware could mean a change in jobs, a relationship or our attitude about some things. It could also mean that we figure out that we are where we need to be, that things are good or that we are headed in the right direction. That understanding can bring us happiness. The change, the shift, could mean action, yet it is mostly a state of mind.
Today is a good day to become self-aware, without any judgment–good or bad, of what is. Take time to notice what is, as it is, and allow the right shift to happen.
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