Ignorance is only bliss until you realize there's a whole lot you don't know.
Awareness is empowering because you realize you don't know what you don't know, but also that the world is bigger than you realize. Yes read that again. You DON'T KNOW what YOU DON'T KNOW, which means there's always possibility for more knowledge, growth and clarity in this world.
For me, awareness is the beginning to transformation. It's the first step of acknowledging life as you may know it. You may begin to realize some unhidden truths about yourself and the world around you.
You can change or improve what you're not aware of, right?
Even in light of so many racially charged incidents we have going on in our country, most individuals who have limited connections to people of color or the criminal justice system, might be in utter shock of the events going on around police brutality and race relations; others are completely clueless with how to respond or process the situations all together. But the point is, once individuals can become aware of others or even their own prejudices and racist attitudes, then they can do the work to transform themselves and their worlds, if they choose to do so.
What about you? Are their tendencies that you may have that people close to you have tried to bring to your awareness? Have you denied those insights, but at a later time had a "ohhhhh" or "ahhaaaa" moment? I can't even keep track haha. Those times in which you were open to receiving that insight, were times in which your spirit and mind were open to "something."
When you flow and your open to receiving anything, life usually lines up to bring the desires you want. When you are intentionally or even unintentionally on a journey of insight, growth, and elevation, allowing yourself to become aware is powerful.
The challenge then becomes, what mental, physical and spiritual work will you put in order to bring forth that change? Because truth be told, we don't always do what we know is best for us. This is another road on our journey to self love. Accepting truths that exist but being open to following our spirit to guide to a state that serves us; but even in navigating life, we must honor our journey and not hold judgement when we know our best intention is to do better.
By: Tiffany Wright