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There are many people who aren't interested in being awake or knowing the truth - whatever awake and truth actually means. The majority of people moan and complain a lot but they don't actually do anything to change their situation. Most will say they can't do whatever and that it's someone else's fault. Bottom line - people don't want to take responsibility for their own lives. Maybe they do want to but they don't know how and really can't be bothered to learn.
They really don't know how to function away from their usual routine which has been ingrained into them - school, job, career, finance, mortgage, rinse and repeat. At least they try and at least they want to break free but they really don't know how.
I don't believe I'm 'awake' I just believe in take responsibility for my own life. Doesn't mean I know it all either but I'm always prepared to ask questions and hear the answers. Doesn't mean I'll act on the answer but I'll consider the opinion. Ultimately it's up to me. If I'm not doing what makes me happy how can I be any good for my children? If I'm not doing what makes me happy how can I be any good around anyone?
I you are using analytical mind, you are "awake".
If you are simply following (given) protocols, you are not "awake".
It's as simple as that.
Intelligence is creativeness.
I suppose 'awake' people are happy to know that they'll never actually be totally happy!
There's always more to see, more to do, more to learn, more to experience. I love learning but I don't necessarily want all the answers. I appreciate the fact that I'm alive and have so much to explore in life. Life isn't always easy - that would be so boring. However, I always remain grateful that I'm even here.
"Golden Rule" - Do unto others. I always live my life by that rule to the best of my ability.
I think its a bit patronising of someone to assume that their way is the right way and they must wake everyone else up and tell them how they should be living.
aw: I agree with the second statement, but not the first....it is the reverse, i think; One has an Analytical type of thinking, while another has a Multi-Dimensional type. do you see the difference?
Originally posted by enigmania
reply to post by FritosBBQTwist
The only reason you are awake is because the lessons you have learned from others, whether directly or indirectly. You should be thanking them for your awakening, not yourself. They have lighted the fuse to help trigger such self enlightenment.
Please speak for yourself, I'm glad for you that you had a lot of support for your enlightenment, but when I speak for myself, I have to say that I went through some troubled, lonely years to get to the point where I can feel at peace with my world views.
And I sure didn't get any help from the people around me.