Human beings are experts in wishful thinking. We can go to great lengths to obscure the truth to preserve ourselves. We can create imaginary worlds and systems based on invisible lines we draw.

Indeed, the greatest source of our suffering is the lies we tell ourselves. It’s fiction.

The key like most things is seeing the world as it is rather than as we want it to be. Which requires extreme awareness. Awareness of our thoughts, patterns, and why we think what we think.

If we scroll through our feeds, we are losing awareness.

When we are thinking about the next thing to say rather than listening to the person in front of us, we are not aware.

And when we want to ignore the truth, we are losing clarity.

Awareness is rare. It’s so easy to lose sight of this moment. Because the next is already here.