Greater awareness leads to greater action.
The more we are aware of each aspect of our life, the better equipped we become when making decisions and solving problems – which is a pretty often occurrence in our daily world…so why not spend the time to build the skills of living mindfully and fully conscious?
Of course due to our limited cognitive resources we cannot be aware of everything simultaneously. Instead, we must balance our awareness between different aspects of our lives: our career, our relationships, our health, and our happiness.
And finding a balance is rarely easy. Within a period of time, it is easy to get in the habit of pouring too much focus into one aspect of our life while neglecting others.
We are always relating with the world in different ways, and by being better aware of our actions and their consequences we can improve upon our skills, act more purposefully, and build upon the world in a way that we want to see it.
Gaining knowledge and spreading it to others is the best way to expand awareness on various social, political, and environmental issues. College campuses are some of the best mediums for this, where it is common to see protests regarding war, civil rights, abortion, cancer, poverty, the environment, and much more.
Newspapers, TVs, websites, blogs, and forums are all different tools to help spread awareness – to inform people on how to make better decisions. They change people’s lives, how they see the world, and how they behave.
Awareness can seem like a simple and harmless thing but it makes a real impact. People love to blame commercialism, advertising, propaganda, and other societal pressures for the evils of society, but rarely do we take the responsibility or time to expand our awareness by making the effort to seek information about things that are not right in front of us.
Being more conscious of our world can seem inconvenient and often not worth the effort. It won’t give you immediate pleasure or satisfaction like what you would get from eating a delicious dessert. No, awareness takes effort and determination to understand the interests of both your self and others, but it is worth it as time will prove later on.
Stay dedicated to the pursuit of growth, knowledge, and conscious living; but keep in mind your benefits will only be in proportion to your efforts. Conscious living is not a belief but a skill. With practice you can expand awareness in all areas of your life, both personal and social. work on living mindfully, and remember each moment is a new opportunity to practice and improve your well-being. This is one of the most empowering ideas one can instill in their behavior.
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