Awakening is the first step on the journey to enlightenment. It involves waking up and opening up your mind to see the truth. You will become more aware of who you are and what you want from life.
Have you ever had a moment where you suddenly realize the perfect solution to a problem you’ve had for a long time? That little epiphany was a tiny awakening. Imagine what you could do if you had a totally enlightened mind?
You might have played follow-the-leader for so long, you don’t remember who you are. Maybe you don’t think enlightenment or being your best even matters, but you DO MATTER. That might sound corny but I am dead serious.
You are reading this, therefore you are human. So, I know that you are one of the most amazing living beings in the universe as far as we now know!
Know that an awakening is a journey of growth. Continue to follow the steps below and your mind will be awakened.
1. Take time every day to be in total solitude.
You are the boss now. You have awoken to the fact that your subconscious mind has been lying to you for your whole life. Your not going to take it anymore. You are alert and paying attention to your thoughts now.
2. Learn to LET GO
Do what you can, then let it go. Attachment is the root of all suffering.
Being attached to an ideal, goal, person or some material item is a recipe for disaster. If something holds all of your hope for a happy life then you are giving it too much importance.
If you do get whatever it is, you will find it makes you happy for a little bit. But that will fade almost immediately when your subconscious points out something else you don’t have.
It can be an endless cycle for the rest of your life. Be grateful and happy with what you have now.
2. Examine your beliefs.
Be cognizant about what you have chosen to believe. YOU are running the show now.
Awakening requires letting go of beliefs we’ve held for our entire lives. You have become quite accustomed to these beliefs and you might not want to let go.
You’re growing and that means letting go of things that hold you back.
3. Create a NEW story to tell yourself.
Notice and stop your subconscious from trying to whisper your old, doom and gloom tale.
Many people are stuck, wandering around the past, fixating over past negative situations or worrying about future possibilities.
Their subconscious mind tells them how they are never going to meet their dreams and how they aren’t good enough.
You will realize that you’ve been wading around in painful thoughts, bad memories, worries, and fears.
Stop torturing yourself with distorted scenarios from the past or future and start telling yourself a new, positive story.
4. Journal daily
I’ve journaled for years and I highly recommend it. It helps you to examine the inner-workings of your mind and realize new things about your life.
It really helps to get the chaos out of your head and into written words. If you save it in the cloud (on-line) you can access it from any device for when you need to vent or to note down ideas.
5. Find and Use an “Awakening Teacher” or Guru to Help You on Your Journey
There are awakening teachers out there to choose from so sample around till you find one that you like. If they act like they have never done anything wrong or stupid in their life then head for the door ASAP. But if you find one, you can gain a lot of healing and growth.
6. Practice self-compassion.
Every time that you are nice to yourself and others is a moment free from suffering.
Our subconscious can dish us out some devastating criticism. Realize that you don’t deserve that treatment!
You are a good person and you are trying to become even better. Encourage yourself and praise yourself for trying.
7. Stop the envy and self-sabotage.
Just because someone else succeeds doesn’t take away your ability for success away. They just proved that it’s possible.
You might find that self-sabotage has been holding you back. Your subconscious won’t let you see the real culprit, yourself. You might get mad at those who told you false stories and at yourself for believing them.
That’s normal. Forgive and move on. There’s a good chance that the story-tellers didn’t know the truth either.
8. Gain wisdom!
An awakening occurs when you have learned something new.
Read inspirational blogs and books, watch documentaries, take a class, or talk with people who have lived totally different lives than you. When you expand your mind to allow in new ideas, you can wake up to a life you never knew was possible.
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink…
9. Try meditation … repeatedly.
You don’t have to meditate for hours just do it as long as you can. It is a great way to gain focus and creativity.
10. Stop hiding the things that make you unique.
You have nothing to be ashamed of. You’re doing your best and you’re becoming better.
If people want to hate on you then show them the door. You don’t have time for that nonsense, you’re focusing on bigger things in life.
In the end, be grateful to be human and to have the abilities you have. Unlike other animals, you have the ability to turn your life around, fine-tune your mind, and change the world.
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