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What’s the difference between awareness and understanding?


This week’s question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Dillon M.

Neagle Code Question

Dear David,

I’ve heard you talk about awareness and understanding. Can you explain the difference between the two? I’m confused.

Thanks so much!

Neagle Code Answer


All knowledge that ever was or will be is present now and always has been.

This means that when we lived in caves, the knowledge for creating the iPhone, the computer, the space shuttle and everything else that has been formed by human hands was there.

Likewise, the knowledge to invent things that will exist in the future is here right now as well.

What didn’t exist then, and doesn’t exist now for future inventions, is our awareness of that knowledge.

Awareness means we perceive the fact of something.

When we became aware of the knowledge related to creating the wheel, for instance, we were able to bring that into form.

Now, understanding is a different thing altogether.

Understanding involves comprehension, perspective, context and wisdom.

For instance, our ancestors gained awareness of the knowledge required to create the wheel, but they surely lacked the understanding of how that invention would revolutionize their way of life.

We lack understanding as well.

We lack understanding of the impact of our inventions, but more to the point, we lack the understanding of the Laws of the Universe.



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