You may have heard people talk about waking up, being awake or awakening but what exactly does all that mean? Well as usual there are many different answers to that question from a variety of perspectives. What they all usually boil down to though, is that a person is awake when they have begun to ask and answer questions for themselves, taking personal responsibility rather than relying solely on information from others in the everyday world.
In the course of many of our lives we learn as children how the world works, how people work, what science teaches, what religion teaches and many other things. Then as we get older we begin to find out that there is more than one answer to all of our questions. Many times the answers are based on feelings and perspectives. Sometimes they are based on “facts”, but even facts tend to change from decade to decade as new knowledge is gained through research and experience.
So how does this relate to being awake? Continue reading “Awake Yet?”