In an age where “waking up, awareness, higher consciousness, illumination,” are terms commonly used to denote the state of mind of somebody who is certainly mindful, it seems that achieving this is all we want.
We refer to people as conscious, aware, or somebody who has woke up or illuminated, but essentially, what does these terms really mean? What does waking up and being more aware than I was yesterday mean?
Is Marc, who discovered that the political party that was elected is corrupt more aware than Joseph, who studied the different options and voted for this political party thinking it was the best and most honest?
It seems that these terms are all misleading, just as any other term, for words are merely conventions and conventions as Alan Watts indicates in his book The Wisdom Of Insecurity:…
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