What is Consciousness? Has anyone ever asked you this question? Have you ever asked yourself this question? It has become a very popular word in our present day society but do we really know what it means?
Well, the term “consciousness” means the awareness of being aware. And what we are aware of is what we notice, what we perceive, or what we realize in our everyday lives. So, the next question is, “what are you aware of and is this improving your life or making it more difficult?” As a college student, you may answer with any one of the following:
“I’m aware of my grades”
“I’m aware of my friends, professors, fraternity/sorority, etc.”
“I’m aware of time”
“I’m aware of my body”
“I’m aware of my roommate’s lack of consideration for others”
The list could go on and on. The point I’m making here is that most of us are familiar with the word “awareness” however; we are less familiar with placing focused attention on it.
When we pay attention to something, it means that we are exercising free will. And what you pay attention to is what you become conscious of. So, if you pay attention to the “bad grades” you got last semester, you are using your free will to focus on something that you don’t want to happen again. With that said, wouldn’t it be advantageous to pay attention to grades, ideas, people, situations, and things that improve your life? We all have set-backs along life’s journey. We just have to pick ourselves up and take the next positive step forward.
So the next time you find yourself paying attention to thoughts, people, and situations that send you spiraling downward into sadness or emotional upset, ask yourself “what am I aware of right now and is this improving my life or making it more difficult?” Then free yourself by making the choice that is correct for you!
Take Care of Yourself,
“Living a Growth in Motion™ lifestyle!”