The gift of self-awareness

Without self-awareness, there is no sense of joy because joy will never be noticed. 

Without self-awareness, peace cannot be found, because peace will never be realized.

Without self-awareness, pain cannot be mourned, because pain and our needs will go neglected. 

Without self-awareness, there is no connection with God. Because without it, we never stop to listen, to search, or feel.

Without self-awareness life and our emotions feel like a whirlwind, or a train moving at full speed through a city- or the opposite:

complete emptiness. 

Self-awareness and consciousness is a gift; and it was meant to help us connect more deeply with our relationships, the world around us, this present moment, and who and what we really are.