Understanding Your Self:
The moment you decide to explore and understand yourself better, you should embrace the fact that you are a seeker throughout the day, and not just when you are in trouble.
You should be in a state of watching and observing, all the time. Every moment you watch what you are doing during the day, you are going deeper into the understanding of the self. In this sense, the most important progress in life happens when you are being mindful of your activities.
Buddha said that if you can watch your thoughts continuously, without any interruption, for one hour, you will become Enlightened. That is all it takes – one hour of total focus and awareness. Now, to be able to get to the point where you are able to watch your thoughts for one hour uninterruptedly, you need to develop the habit of observing your thoughts throughout the day.
You cannot expect to be lost in thoughts for twenty two hours in a day, and just dedicatedly seek answers for two hours, and reach to your best possible self. You are one single continuity – what you do all day gets reflected in your quality of life. The more aware you are during the day, the deeper you can understand yourself. Awareness is the difference between living in light and in darkness.