Why awareness?

Wisdom starts with enquiry, enquiry starts with a questions, questions starts with a silence and silence comes from awareness.

--unknown source

Why awareness?

Without a director [awareness] you are a mere automaton, driven by greed, fear, or habit.

Noticing more real-time information makes you more flexible in how you respond to the world. You also become less imprisoned by the past, your habits, expectations or assumptions, and more able to respond to events as they unfold.

--David Rock