Being totaly aware/awake is certainly a very important aim in the spiritual development. And certainly there are several ways and techniques to reach this. Beside this higher consciousness there are many other possible aims which could be reached.
Most people are truly in a kind of dreaming state although they think of themselves as awake. They are dreaming their lives down here in the material world. But once there comes a time when everyone awakes to true life.
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