One thing we know for sure is that life of every being is of a very dynamic nature, due to the process of evolution. No entity is constant in this Universe; everything is under the influence of evolutionary changes. Change is the ultimate constant in the Universe, with adaptability being the point of focus.
However, the important thing is whether we are able to perceive the change processes or not. If we embark on a journey, be it creative or intellectual, certain signs will be visible in our general behavior after we have put in some work behind that. If this does not happen, it means that we are not clear about our objectives.
Although the concept of a “superior” consciousness is very relative, it implies a better way of understanding and dealing with the world. Here are 5 behavioral traits that can help us to understand if we have reached that state:
1. GOSSIP DOESN’T INTEREST YOU ANYMORE
Once you start rising above the normal level of consciousness, you will start detecting unfavorable things more easily; gossip or casual chit-chat concerning the lives of others won’t be something you want to be a part of anymore. All these cannot attract you the way they used to previously. You can feel the bad influence of discussing about others, mostly to boost one’s ego, and also see its magnetic nature. You’ll be able to differentiate between people stating facts backed by reason and useless chit-chat.
2. NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR DOESN’T INTEREST YOU ANYMORE
As human beings, we are drawn towards temporary and short-term pleasures or satisfactions, without considering their ill effects. Some things that “fascinate” us in the current moment may be harmful to us later on in our lives. This has been explained by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud as the Id. As we reach a certain level of consciousness, we can understand these things and keep ourselves away from such activities.
3. YOU DEDICATE YOURSELF TO YOUR WORK MORE AND YOU ENJOY YOUR WORK BETTER
This superior level enables you to not only work more, but also to enjoy doing so. You probably have never been this efficient before. You are not wasting time by just merely thinking and worrying; you’re doing the right things and also in the right way. This makes you feel like thinking of “work” as “play” and hence you are relieved of the stress originating from “All work and no play”. Apart from this, you are also making the people around you content as well.
4. YOU WORK BETTER WITH THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU
A better level of sentience enables you to work better as a team. You start looking more at the goals comprising of the team as a whole than just mere personal goals. Overall, you start to think about personal goals as petty, and start believing even more in cooperation.
5. YOU BEGIN TO APPRECIATE THINGS
As it is mentioned in the last point, you are less concerned with your personal goals and think more about achieving wholesome goals. You are also concentrating not on the “happiness” of achieving goals, but on the numerous things in our life that we previously used to consider “stepping stones”.