We walk a subconsciously chosen path: one of reaction, blame, reasons, cycles, miscommunication, misunderstandings and limiting beliefs. It is a path doomed to go on forever because of our unawareness of it or resistance to acknowledge it. When we finally become aware, we can then begin to alter our lives in miraculous ways. The path is what we call life, the events that take place between birth and death.
Awareness goes against habit. It is what is required to see habits, break old habits and form new, positive ones.
When we consciously make a decision or perform an act, we are aware that we are doing it. We hold the ability to adjust our actions at any point in time. We can choose to stop what we are doing and do something else.