There is power in seeing who I really am and how I fit—or don’t—in the world around me. Detaching from unconsciousness, from being blind, offers a freedom that can be found nowhere else. But that freedom demands a commitment to truth; there is no longer room to pretend. With new eyes open, I see the things that go bump in the night, the people who don’t care for me, the ways in which I ensure acceptance and the light I dim so others will feel more comfortable in my presence.
Yet, for all of us, our light, our essence, is the most powerful tool of expression we possess. Without it, we fall prey to the mediocrity and monotony of a society that wants us to conform.
It is my hope that we choose to live awake.