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Friday, August 24, 2012

Flexing Your Awareness Muscles


Many of us go to the gym several times a week. Or we practice another form of exercise, perhaps we play tennis or squash, or train to run marathons, or simply take a daily walk. At any rate, as we do this, we are very aware of the fact that whichever exercise we are practicing, it will take some time to develop muscles where perhaps before there were none. We know this. And so we carry on in the firm conviction and knowledge that sooner or later we will begin to start noticing a certain toning of our body.

Becoming aware of yourself, your feelings and thoughts: your inner state of well being, in other words, is a very similar situation. If you have not been in the habit of doing any of this - of being aware of yourself - you will need to build up muscles just like the person at the gym builds up physical muscles. And in some ways it's easier than building up physical muscles, because all you really have to do is to remember to be aware. And to do that, you can help yourself by putting up some post-it's as reminders. Place them on your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, your computer monitor, even at work, and simply write "what am I feeling?" or "what am I thinking?" on them, so that every time you see one of them, you are reminded to be aware. If you believe others who could see the post-it's might make silly remarks about them, simply write a favorite quotation on them instead of the other sentences, but know that when you see that quotation, it is meant to spur you into awareness.

Why is being aware so important? At the beginning, it will merely serve to make you realize how much of your waking time is spent in a not-so-good-place in your thoughts and feelings. And much of that will have come about due to external circumstances. Once you realize the high percentage of time spent there, you can begin to incorporate the thought that you can actually choose how to react no matter what the external circumstances. There are many articles related to this matter on this blog as well as on my website. And when this thought becomes part of your inner dialogue - although, at this stage, your awareness muscles are still very weak - you will begin to notice some changes. And with that you are on your way to a life that resembles the one you lived before developing awareness muscles as much as night resembles day. This is a choice you can make.


For much more about becoming aware, about your thoughts and feelings, and about choosing to make decisons based on conscious awareness in order to enhance not only your daily life but also your inner well-being, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self, available at Amazon as a paperback or e-book for Kindle and all Kindle applications.

Click here to download the first chapter.

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A revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering & transcendence. It not only lays out essential steps for inner freedom & joy but illuminates the way to true human potential. Dr. Kortsch is a spiritual master for our time. Paul Rademacher, Executive Director, The Monroe Institute; author: A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, Director, Center for Sacred Theatre, Ashland, Oregon; author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

"The instruction manual on rewiring the soul. An in-depth guide on life, love, spiritual evolution & our integration within the universe." Michael Habernig & April Hannah; Producers: The Path- The Afterlife & The Path 11 Documentaries

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world & practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd; Founder Trans4mind.com; author: Daring To Be Yourself

"The human being's directory to the soul. A breakthrough for those seeking practical assistance, those of a more mystical bent & every soul awaiting discovery." Toni Petrinovich, Ph.D.; author: The Call: Awakening the Angelic Human

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