"Without awareness there is fear and confusion, the self dominates. With awareness there is clarity, meaning, without judgment or chaos. With awareness we are the witness, whether of ourselves, our mental or physical states, or others and their mental states. We can observe without being attached. We are less dependent on results as much as simply being with what is, as it is."
Ed and Deb Shapiro from Mindful Awareness - Where Would We Be Without It?