One questions I got recently was “What is all this talk about humanity being asleep and unable to think and do? . I would like to present you with a excerpt of a lecture from Reshad Feild‘s Steps to Freedom .
Almost everything we do in this world is unconscious and based on reactions from the conditioned mind, which is in a state of “sleep”. The average man, sleepwalking his wa y through life, seldom if ever goes into the questions of motive and intention. He is tossed about by waves of fate, the control of which has already slipped from his hands. He does not know that he is asleep.The rest of this sleep can lead him only into further sleep states. Not only does he not know the purpose of life, but he does not care to question why he was born and what he is doing in this world at this time. He actually considers that he can “do” something. He thinks that he can think a though, whereas in reality a thought thinks him. Until he awakens to serve the present moment, thought-forms influence his life. These thought-forms are materialised from the biosphere through human being who do not realise that they are vehicle for Divine Will and transformers of subtle energies. We each have a job to do, which is to be of service in this world. And the law of the real world an be brought into ordered manifestations here and now.