“Once we have awareness, we have a choice. If we could have that awareness all the time, we could change our routines, change our reactions, and change our entire life. Once we have the awareness, we recover free will. When we recover free will, in any moment, we can choose to remember who we are.
“Becoming aware is about being responsible for your life. You are not responsible for what is happening in the world. You are responsible for yourself.
“The real mission you have in life is to make yourself happy, and in order to be happy, you have to look at what you believe, the way you judge yourself, the way you victimize yourself.”
From The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz
It's all about awareness...