What is awakening? In modern culture, there is this phenomenon of an individual's sudden realization of the world around them. We suddenly see everything we thought we knew with new eyes and new curiosity, yet in this experience we are often confused as to the cause and the possible results that may follow our heightened level of consciousness.
There are most likely as many levels of waking state as there are individuals who have experienced them. Though the combinations of sensations and realizations is fairly similar from person to person, the individual experiences can be highly specific. Whatever the definition, it seems that so many people are discovering and discussing this process awakening. But how does one reach this conscious level of waking state, and how can this process affect us for the better?