Awareness of Your Gifts

(This post is #2 in my series of 20 Questions to Self.   I encourage you to ask and answer these questions of YOUR self, to gain deeper insight and clarity into what’s possible for you.)

Q:  What can I do today in order to move into a higher state of awareness?

A:  Understand and study the commonly accepted definition of awareness, yet expand it in each and every moment that I am alive, focusing on the success and spiritual fruit I intend to cultivate and share.

The Dictionary defines “awareness” as; the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness.

As I think about my desire to move into a higher state of awareness, this caused me to really think about “why” I believe I need to do so in the first place?  Is my current state of awareness not enough?  And if so, not enough for what?  Or for whom?

Where do I think I’m lacking?

(Doesn’t it suck when one question leads to another, and another, and then another!)  I’m not looking for more questions, I’m seeking answers!

The truth is, sometimes I DO feel like I am not “enough”.

Do you ever feel like that?  Where does that come from?  (Dang… more questions!)

Yet here’s what I know to be true…

We are all on a journey, together.  In the words of my mentor, Jim Rohn, “Each of us needs all of us.”  (TWEET THIS)

In this game called life we are all going to experience times of lack and the feeling of not having, being, or doing enough.  But guess what?  That’s just not truth.

The truth is, you ARE enough, you HAVE enough, and you DESERVE to have it all.  (Only you know what that ALL is for you.)

And so do I.  For me, having it all means more love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

“To these I commit my day.  If I succeed, I will give thanks.  If I fail, I will seek God’s grace.  And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.” ~ Max Lucado.

Here’s to creating and cultivating a greater knowing within you, that you are “enough”, and here’s to growing in that awareness each and every day, moment by moment, every day of your life.

What one thing can you do today to live from this type of awareness?  I’d love to hear your comments!

ABOUT J. SHOOP – I’m J. Shoop, Author, Speaker, and Personal Coach.  I simplify achievement for entrepreneurs by aligning their outer results with their inner wisdom.  Let’s connect on Twitter: @jshoop or visit