Becoming Aware of the Real World

Becoming aware of the real world for the first time causes you to look at every area of your life, and by doing this, you’ll notice some things that need your immediate attention and others that you’ll need to change as the awakening process continues to unfold.



As you wake up to a new level of consciousness, as I like to put it, you begin to realize that the world you live in will never be the same again. At first, this can be quite upsetting for some, and for others, it can be empowering. I have heard of people finding a new level of consciousness overnight, and for others, like myself, it’s a gradual awakening.


No two people will react the same way when the awakening process is taking place, and this is due to the fact that each and every individual has had a unique set of life experiences.

We have all been brought up with different beliefs, and when these long-held ideas about what life means come into question from some imaginary force, one that we can’t see from the outside but can undoubtedly feel from within, it can create great inner turmoil.

It can make you begin to doubt yourself and wonder what on earth you’re doing with your life because all of a sudden it no longer feels right. You may even fight it and manage to bury these new thoughts and go back to sleep, but you will not remain asleep for long for once you’ve consciously awoken there’s no going back.


When I first noticed a sign that something just wasn’t quite right in my life, it actually started to deteriorate before it got better. Many of the things that once made me happy no longer had that effect on me.

I had been in a steady relationship for a few years, and it became perfectly clear that this was no longer healthy for either of us. I ended up leaving my job and the town I was living in and moved to the city.

I struggled with this new found level of consciousness and would sometimes get angry and upset as I began to notice the injustices of the world. They’re always there, but I had either previously not been aware of these injustices or I simply didn’t care to acknowledge them.


Leaving town and moving to the city was a great way to quickly end many tired and old relationships with people I no longer shared common interests with. This bothered me at first, but I quickly recovered and made new friends in the city.

Some of these new acquaintances were consciously awake and some were not. As I began to awaken more and more to my new level of consciousness, people on a similar wavelength began to find me. The big mistake I made, however, until I knew better, was to tell people about how I felt and what I had recently learnt about the real world.

I soon realized this awakening only comes when you’re ready for it. You may have heard the old saying “when the student is ready the teacher will come”, I finally understood what that meant. Knowing that it’s important to let others be and do as they please, it’s nobody’s place to judge others.

I used to be very judgmental of politicians and those in the media for instigating war and instilling a sense of fear throughout the population, but now, I realize that it’s a growing percentage of the population in general who also feel this way, and until more people begin to awaken to a new level of consciousness, it’s just something we need to accept.

I do believe, in time, as our collective consciousness evolves, we’ll see drastic improvements in both politics and the media as more people learn how to treat each other with kindness and compassion instead of from a mental standpoint of fear which seems to be the case right now.

In time, and I certainly can’t say how long it’ll take, and as much as it may not seem possible from this particular point in history, I do believe the people of this planet will eventually work together and put human welfare above money and personal power.

Yes, I know what you’re thinking “it may take a while”. I agree, but more people globally are becoming conscious and aware on a growing scale and deep down we all know that you can’t just keep taking, eventually, you have to start giving back. It’s when this mass collective consciousness on the global scale starts to give back more than it takes, we’ll then begin to live in a paradise on earth for all, instead of the current situation of poverty for most and abundance for a few.


Anthony Hill

When you put together the sum total of my 30 years of bodybuilding training, the contests, the vast array of diets I have experimented (tortured) myself with as well as the experiences I have been through with various training partners in the gyms I have trained in all over the world, it’s been a great ride and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to do lots of personal training for private clients alongside my day job. For a few years during my 30’s, I moved to Asia and worked as the Fitness Manager and head personal trainer at one of Thailand’s leading gyms in Bangkok. Learn More

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