“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” ~ Albert Camus; French philosopher, author, and journalist.
“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” ~ Swami Vivekananda.
To be an individual is to be mentally free to be absolutely curious and investigate life’s deepest meanings on your own, not collectively but as a divine and unique individual with thoughts and insights of his own, always elevating and opening doors of discovery into Creation itself.
Nature does not seek or rely on others for its own development, to find its purpose for existing; and so, flowers and the bee and sunlight do their work individually without expecting anything from the other (the ego seeks and expects, but the heart does not), and thus they are individuals who love for the sake of expressing themselves, and that makes each one of them free and unique. Learn from Nature then.
To become aware is not in the intellect, how much information you have, or how interesting, deep and sharp your thinking is; but to become aware is to have an intimate and profound connection to your inner self, to your pure heart, to Infinite Intelligence, where you can see beyond the world of form and understand deeper constructs or meanings to better your own human existence.
Wisdom then becomes one with the path, and the flower and the bee and the sunlight one with you as you work in the world and express yourself by pure heart and not by mere thought.
So, the path becomes the constant realization in the journey of the awakened one; and thus, the awakened one becomes more and more awakened in every step he takes, because now he knows the meaning of his own existence in the world–such meaning which expands and grows even deeper and much more significant as he becomes more awakened through the time of his journey here on earth.
Life is a magical journey to awaken yourself as a divine individual, not a destination where you remain asleep and follow the masses wherever they go.