To be more conscious requires of us to persist towards it every single day. We can't leave the pursuit behind for anything, and must integrate it into our lense of the world. Unless every action we commit to has been purposefully chosen, we detour into unconsciousness.
The Duality of Consciousness and Unconsciousness
We are either being concious, or drifting into unconciousness. If we are to be able to remain in one over the other for an extended period, we must understand what they each yield to us.
What It Means To Be Unconscious
Your Avoidance Spirals Into Ignorance
You choose to be ignorant. Everyone is given access to the expanse of the world, yet many fail to see it for what it can be. You just stop caring, and that's the epitome of self-neglect.
Staying comfortable in not knowing the answers, just because you may not like them, is never the right path to take. The world will soon move on without you, as you wither away in apathy. You then are fighting for a lost cause, wasting what time you do have to make an impact.
Staying on the easy path is a dead end. No one remembers the one who sticks to their ways, staying behind as others chart the next course.
Doing the same things because you're good at them is stagnating. Nothing changes. Your mind becomes crippled in a false mirage of the world, getting dimmer and dimmer until burning out. The day is on repeat, and you no longer live, but go through the motions. Eventually you're not moving anymore, and decay into a pile of dust.
Seeking quick pleasures
In absence of the spark of life, you seek to claim it under different circumstances of quick-fix gimmicks and tricks. Your body depreciates with a lack of true nutrients and taste of the world's riches.
These short term pleasures become distracting from the way of the world. You end up disembodied from your environment and losing your presence. All actions are returned with no value, and you're drained of vitality.
Now after taking a look at being unconscious, we may begin pushing the boundaries to the other side.
What It Means To Be Conscious
You're Alive and Questioning
You're hungry for knowledge. The desire to know more keeps you up at night, and gives you the urge to wake up early. The stars shine crystal clear, birds chirp with a crisp, and you feel the scurry of the life teeming underneath your feet.
Everything opens to you, giving more possibility and vibrancy to every choice you make. To get here, simply learn one more thing that you didn't the last. You'd be surprised how quickly it adds up. Not only does it compound the further in you go, once indepth, you'll see how inspiring it becomes to share your discoveries with others. We become a transmitter of the knowledge we learn, creating real change around us.
You Live With Discontentment
It's not only okay to be discontent, but to be discontented means you've tried to reach out for something. Always extending yourself to the next endeavour whatever it may be, is the process of growth. Planting your seed is the first step, but to continually water it is the grind of our days.
Placing ourselves into new situations is the hallmark for adversity and change. Only when you remove your walls and open yourself to different potentials may you find true improvement.
You Make Life Happen, Rather Than Reacting
Life becomes an art of collaboration, integration and creative manipulation. With the fabric of space at your finger tips, all is available for your intent. Not sucummbing to the whim of external circumstances, we become our own guide and that of others.
The changes we make are fresh and alive. Using the knowledge we gain, further roads are paved under warm footsteps. We walk the path we talk, having no disparity or split ego. In living up to our standards by facing the hardest choices, we make all the right choices.