As a metaphysical minister and a metaphysical psychologist I am constantly looking for cognizance. Most people lack cognizance at some level on at least a few areas of their lives. I can only know what I know and my Ego doesn’t want me to admit I am weak on any front. Cognizance, according to Dictionary.com is awareness, realization, knowledge, notice or perception. The more one knows about themselves the more chance one has in finding themselves. Many people have spent immeasurable amounts of time in molding us into who they thought we should be with little to no consideration to what we needed, in the name of love.
The reason my life was almost destroyed by alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food or anything else is a lack of cognizance. Worldly things can temporarily distract me from my discomfort. Discomfort is my conscience trying to guide me toward a Godly existence. When I spend sufficient time in prayer and meditation I am spared discomfort. This freedom allows me to separate myself from my unhealthy habits until cognizance becomes a constant mental habit. Today although I may be tempted to recoil from daily negativity, I have faith that God will deliver me.
Today I am cognizant that God will not fail me. I am constantly taking personal inventory to insure I never disregard my illness. It seems that when I neglect my spiritual connection I quickly slide back into worldly habits, even when I think I have resolved them. I cannot resolve my human self; I can merely stay cognizant of them and pray for God’s help in conquering them. As stated on page 85 of the book Alcoholics Anonymous, “All I have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of my spiritual condition.” If I am to stay cognizant of my life I must remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.