The path to inner awareness
Do you have a sense that there should be more to life? Perhaps the answer is to develop inner awareness. To receive inner guidance you need to trust in yourself.
So what is inner awareness?
Let us look at each word individually.
Inner means, within the essence of your being
Awareness means, one perception of reality.
Therefore it could be said that inner awareness is an attitude, an understanding of your inner consciousness or how you perceive yourself. However, a true understanding is how you really feel and why you act the way you do.
Everyone in the world has access to their inner awareness. Because we live in a materialistic world, which is run by logic and scientific achievement and discovery, we tend to forget our inner awareness. However, for something to be real you must perceive it with you physical senses.
If your inner awareness has not been developed and fine-tuned then you may have no conscious awareness, this means you become out of touch with your inner self and with others. You need to create a balance between your physical senses and your inner senses.
These are two energies known as muscular and feminine. The muscular energy is often aggressive and helps you take action; the feminine energy is a flowing and spontaneous energy which relates to the essence of your being. Inherent in all of us are both of these energies working together to create a harmonic balance.
A key element in developing your inner awareness is to trust an initial response, answer or insight you receive from your inner self. For example, how many times have you had an intuitive insight to do something that has no logical sense? I expect you have let your logical mind talk you out of doing things only to find afterwards you have missed a great opportunity.
If your mind is busy, and you are thinking about all the problems in your life and you are worrying about tomorrow, you could miss some important information that will help you change your life; this is because you are not taking notice of your inner awareness. Another way of looking at it is like this, you will trust someone to make decisions for you, so why will you not trust your inner awareness which knows better than everyone what you want from life.
When you use your inner awareness you receive guidance throughout your life, and who knows you best, yourself or someone else? To receive inner guidance is to trust in yourself and to be open to the incredible and infinite possibilities of the adventures of life that present themselves to you in your lifetime.
I believe when you are spontaneous, you allow your inner awareness to come out and play, that is when you are truly using your inner awareness from within. You can tell when you are around a person in this state because they make you feel happy inside. In society today you are taught that it is not proper to be spontaneous, that you should act in a certain way and follow certain rules. I believe this subconscious programming is detrimental to your inner health. I feel you should go with your creative flow and be who you are and not worry if other people accept you or not. No matter how nice you try to be or courteous with others there will always be someone who will be disturbed about who you are, and the way you are behaving. This is not a bad thing in itself, because when you see something in another you do not like, that person is mirroring something inside of you that you wish to change.
So lighten up, try to be yourself. With so much happening around you there seems to be no room for even considering the possibility of a light at the end of the tunnel. If there is a train at the end of the tunnel, take it for a ride and see how your life changes!
What motivates you? It's an answer you have to find out for yourself. There are so many things that can make everyone happy, but to choose one of the many may be the hardest part. It's not like you cannot have one serving of your favorite food in a buffet and that's it. Just try it piece by piece.
Start using your inner awareness and be who you want to be. You will be happier for it, and you will change your life in many ways.