Stepping in Consciousness/Being AWARE

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  1. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

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    I had to share this article with you folks. Many of us can benefit as trumpeters from this advice.

    November 14, 2005
    Stepping Into Consciousness
    Being Aware

    Life is a journey comprised of many steps on our personal path that takes us down a winding road of constant evolution. And each day, we are provided with a myriad of opportunities that can allow us to transform into our next best selves. One moment we are presented with an opportunity to react differently when yet another someone in our life rubs us the wrong way; on another day we may find ourselves wanting to walk away from a particular circumstance but are not sure if we can. Eventually, we may find ourselves stuck in a rut that we can never seem to get out of. We may even make the same choices over and over again because we don't know how to choose otherwise. Rather than moving us forward, our personal paths may take us in a seemingly never-ending circle where our actions and choices lead us nowhere but to where we've already been. It is during these moments that awareness can be the first step to change.

    Awareness is when we are able to realize what we are doing. We observe ourselves, noticing our reactions, actions, and choices as if we were a detached viewer. Awareness is the first step to change because we can't make a change unless we are aware that one needs to be made in the first place. We can then begin understanding why we are doing what we are doing. Afterward, it becomes difficult not to change because we are no longer asleep to the truth behind our behaviors. We also begin to realize that, just as much as we are the root source behind the causes for our behaviors, we are also the originator for any changes that we want to happen.

    There is a freedom that comes with awareness. Rather than thinking that we are stuck in a repetitive cycle where there is no escape, we begin to see that we very much play a hand in creating our lives. Whether we are aware of them or not, our behaviors and choices are always ours to make. Our past and our present no longer have to dictate our future when we choose to be aware. We are then free to move beyond our old limits, make new choices, and take new actions. With awareness, our paths can't help but wind us forward in our lives while paving the way for new experiences and new ways of being. It is through awareness that we can continue to consciously evolve
     
  2. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    That's a powerful statement. It is very relevant at this time for me; having had a few "off" weeks where things just don't seem to be jelling in my teaching or with my bands. If I step outside my door for a moment and listen and watch myself as a teacher, what will I see? What, as a result, do I want to see?

    Definitely food for thought. Thanks.
     
  3. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

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    Deep stuff Alex.....

    Definately those of us with "life" under our belts know all to well these truths!
     

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