Awareness 1- Belief and Identity

Following Choice and Presence, Awareness is a key step on the Arc of Transcendence, as Awareness asks us to consider and evaluate, rather than simply blindly accept.  So many of our beliefs and identities do not undergo scrutiny.  These beliefs and identities are simply accepted as is.  Awareness is the gift of consideration, witnessing, and looking anew at our lives.  In Awareness, we begin to ask and answer specific questions about things we take for granted.  With Awareness, we evaluate what we are doing, how we are doing it, and why we are doing it.  In this, Awareness moves us from thoughtless assumptions to thoughtful actions.

     How do you beliefs and identities about yourself guide your actions and behaviors in the world? Do your beliefs and identities lead to actions and behaviors that are more or less effective in the world?

How do your beliefs and identities about others guide your actions and behaviors towards them? Do your beliefs and identities lead to actions and behaviors that are more or less effective in your relationship with others?

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