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ARE YOU REALLY AWAKE?

Being out of bed, or having had a caffeine dose, doesn’t really mean we are awake.

It is when we decide to pay attention to the meaningful things in our day that we

really awaken to what’s around us!


When we allow our kids’ whining to be what it is (a need for love) or maybe allowing a

person to complain about the design of their Starbucks cup, to be what it is (a need

for more meaningful things in their lives) we have suddenly awaken to seeing another

reality that permeates over any negative assumption and allows us to see what’s

important.


Being awake means to be able to see beyond our structured selves (the

conditions we have let ourselves be ruled by, social, cultural, religious, etc) and

explore a different layer or flavor to any situation, by not falling into patterns that

separate us from others.


A little peak to my personal experience: This morning, my daughter was upset because

she decided not to have her cereal. At the time we were ready to have our lunch, she

pulled out the milk and decided to eat breakfast. I explained that it was lunchtime and

having sugary cereal over chicken soup, was something that at this point I had to choose

for her. She started a drama scene that had I not been awake for it, it would have

ruined our lunch time.


Not that I can do this everyday or every time a situation arises, but practicing this

awakened state has permeated the ego part of me that wants to make things “right”. So I

decided to look beyond her tantrum, and saw her frustration for not making a decision

earlier this morning. This allowed me to see a different layer to the situation and I could

propose a solution that let us have a happy lunch together and a good treat after.


Let’s practice being awake this weekend and explore what comes out from us!


To our awakening and to a Happyou!


Valentina



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