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Awareness Mind State

Life will always be life and it will always be as it is, but you don’t have to be stuck in a mind state where you’re not aware of what’s actually happening…

To be aware is to be non reacting in the present moment to what’s happening while it is happening. Anything that happens in life doesn’t have any specific effect on a person, it’s effect is directly linked to the conditioning that the person has in place; this is why one reacts to what happens the way they do. Reactions are in place for everyone, they just manifest in different ways. The quality of how aware one is of what’s happening while it’s happening determines how one reacts to it. Before something occurs there’s the space of stillness that it arises from, so if you’re already in an unconscious state of anger, when the next thing arises it’s immediately labeled with anger. If you’re in an awareness state of quietness and the same thing takes place, the reaction to it will be much different. The key here is to pay attention to things that are beneficial and conducive to your well being; this is not always easy to see because of the conditioning. Many of your reactions aren’t really beneficial or conducive to your well being, but they’re done anyway because that’s what’s in place. Until there’s awareness of this these reactions will be repeated over and over.

You are always in the present moment whether you‘re aware of it or not. When you’re not aware this is when what arises controls you. It’s one of the reasons it’s said, “nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts” because your thoughts control you as if you were a puppet on a string. Breaking free of this control is more of a mindset than effort, it’s being mindful of awareness aware of awareness. Stillness of each moment is where everything arises from so if your in harmony with this, what arises will have less of an effect on you. Life is life and it will be as it is, but you don’t have to be stuck in a state of non beneficial reactions because you’re not aware of what’s actually happening…