Only through awareness are you going to change your world. The body will hold you prisoner without awareness. You are controlled by chemicals. They are part of the game of ego vs. soul. Will you allow yourself to get lost in the thought-patterns that pit you one against the other or find the innate strength and courage of the soul to overcome the addictive nature of thoughts? It may feel better to ride the highs and suffer the lows of the ego than to float on the peace of centeredness, but in the long-run, you will far outlive the body. Short-lived pleasures or eternal peace? When the suffering has gotten your attention, turn your awareness to your deepest essence and know … You are so very loved.