Awareness is Enlightenment

Most of the time when reading books, sayings or even poetry, I have a habit of not taking the actual meanings for what they are. Doing that not only opens your mind to different ideas and beliefs but also creates a deeper, more meaningful message.

We have a famous saying in Arabic which is usually translated to “ Knowledge is Light”. Most people define it as knowledge being valuable. However, I directly translated the words to “Awareness is enlightenment”.

Since the word علم in arabic has multiple meanings like knowledge, awareness, knowing..I chose the word awareness.

The word نور also has multiple translations like light, glow, illuminate and enlighten.

Being aware enlightens you in ways you can never imagine. When you see and not just look, light is shed on parts of your life you’ve been neglecting.