Awareness is not the same as thought. It lies beyond thinking, although it makes no use of thinking, honoring it's value and it's power. Awareness is more like a vessel which can hold and contain our thinking, helping us to see and know our thought as thought rather than getting caught up in them as reality.
It is important to live each day with a positive perspective. It is not wise to pretend problems do not exist, but it is wise to look beyond the problem to the possibilities that are in it. When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, 'He's so big, we can never kill him.' But David looked at the same giant and thought, 'He's so big, I can't miss him.'
I used to be a waiter, but I was fired for clearing tables. Iwas clearing them for take off. I had them all lined upoutside. People thought it was an outdoor cafe. I said, No,these are leaving at 3. They were going to fire me anyway,because I told them I thought they should put the wrapper on theinside of the straw since that's the part you don't want to getdirty.