I did not always know what I do now but I am ever so grateful for awareness. Exactly what do I mean about being aware? For starters there are incredible truths about yourself and the universe, unless you seek truth or study and read books you will never know. Truths that are not taught in school but should be. So in order for you to become enlightened you must either read books, attend seminars, have a mentor, or have a friend willing to share their knowledge. However you must be open to new truths or said a better way would be new to you truths. Since there is nothing new under the sun, these truths have always been around. I was not aware of them until they were known to me. Awareness is the first step to growth and knowledge.