Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
This is so true; awakenings are internal lightning strikes, some smaller than others...but all of major proportion to a persons quality of life. People who sleep walk are unaware of their sad state. Any awakening is from a zombie like state, so should be considered a most joyous occasion no matter what comes next, and come it surely will. In the case of lightning strikes, usually they foretell an approaching storm.
I experienced my first awakening just hours before a stormy period of exploration began, in a marriage that had been little more than a dictatorship up until that point. I went through countless changes upon impact then more followed at a steady pace and are still occurring to this day so many years later.
The feeling of electricity remains, I very rarely forget how alive I am. Other wake up calls have been answered, some most unpleasant in nature and sensation, but I always rejoice in the fact that I am awake at all. My heart has been broken, yet my belief in myself remains untarnished. I am no better or worse than most people, but I am more aware of my moving internal parts than most people I meet.
I recommend turning inward and watching for lightning strikes. I shudder to think of what shape I would be in now without the first bolt-upright moment of awareness I experienced in 1993. I still have miles to go on the road it set me upon, but I welcome every step. Some days I feel every breath I take; however you look at it that is priceless, no matter the cost to earn the pleasure.
THINK ABOUT IT
LET IT GROW
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