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Are YOU Aware,
Awake, and Available?
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Are YOU Aware, Awake, and Available?
by Tandy Elisala
other day, as I was changing lanes on the freeway to get off
at my exit, someone cut me off and proceeded to drive like
he was in a race. While in the outside of a 2 lane right turn
exit, he was to my right in the inside right turn lane. As
the light turned green, I cautiously turned right into the
proper lane. He waited for a few seconds and proceeded to
cut in front of me again across 3 lanes of traffic.
I am aware I didnít have control over this situation and, a
few years ago, I may have let a situation like this upset me
and allowed it to ruin my evening. Over time I have worked
hard to release negative feelings and not let outside
situations affect my day. Do I do this 100% of the time? No.
Iím okay with this. Iím okay being a work in progress.
Everyone is a work in progress.
Conscious and Subconscious
does this experience have to do with being aware, awake, and
available? Well ~ when we are actively changing a habit and
a belief, we may have initial twinges of Ďthe old reactioní
when triggers occur. Then, we shift from the old to the new.
It is a conscious decision to shift your
thinking. What I realized in this situation is that my
peaceful thinking was automatic. I didnít have to catch
myself thinking or saying not so nice things. I was
automatically sending him peaceful thoughts. About a mile
down the road, I bounced in my seat when I realized my
reaction was automatic. My subconscious got
When you are aware of your thoughts, awake enough
to recognize what needs changing and available and
open to receiving whatís needed and take action, you are in
the best place! Sometimes, one of these things is present
and the other two arenít yet. It takes all three to make
powerful transformation in your life.
While my example is a small one, check in with yourself
about how being aware, awake, and available applies to your
life. Where in your life have you been aware, awake, and
available and what changes occurred?