People are often confused. Confusion is a natural state of being on this planet within human experience and confusion is the result of imbalance. Furthermore, imbalance is the result of not truthfully understanding the nature of life.
We live in a relative reality. There are always two polarities to our experience. There’s always the inside in relation to the outside. We can get imbalanced to the outside--mesmerized by the objective world around us, but it has no existence, no meaning except in relation to the inside. The two polarities are always simultaneous. So if you are informed and you understand that the whole of your human experience is to grow and to evolve in wholeness and that wholeness is proportional to balance, then you create and maintain balance. You maintain your focus on balance, and you maintain, in your awareness, the two polarities of relative reality. You emphasize the non-dominant of those polarities, which is obviously the interior of your being.
So, as I invite you to be wakeful, I invite you to open your awareness to the simultaneity of the inside and the outside. And observe that when you do your perception of reality shifts. Your holistic awareness expands and you are more present, more wakeful in the here and now of true reality. Ultimately, wakefulness is presence. How aware of your own existence are you in each moment? How conscious of your existence are you in this moment? Wakefulness is presence. And what is your presence? What does it feel like? What is the experience of being fully alive? Presence is existence consciously experienced. And existence consciously experienced is joyous. You are but a self-delighting energy, a blissful consciousness. So if you are wakeful and if you are fully alive, your very presence is joyous, blissful, intoxicating. You are high on life.