As we awaken and begin to become deliberate, conscious creators of our reality, we begin to focus our conscious intention and attention in a way that better sustains us on our path of spiritual growth and personal mastery.
Sometimes we have the unconscious intentions of just avoiding suffering or discomfort. We are often triggered to react to life rather than letting life bring us conscious benefits. Unconscious intentions keep us in an unaware state. We should stop and examine our inner focus. This thought process is called mindfulness. Getting insights into our “knee jerk” reactions can bring those unconscious intentions into the light of awareness for change.
With this new awareness, we get valuable knowledge into the nature of our suffering. Our previously unconscious intentions are then held in an enlightened state. Becoming aware of our triggers and unconscious needs helps us to avoid going through difficult experiences again and again.
Higher states of freedom come to us when we seek to become conscious of our unconscious thoughts. With aware attention to them, we can break free of their limiting grasp. We then begin to think newer, healthier thoughts which create a deliberate life of positive spiritual progress.