Self awareness can be defined as “the conscious knowledge of ones own character, feelings, motives and desires.” Being able to be self-aware and monitor our emotions helps us have a deeper understanding of ourselves. Asking ourselves questions such as “why?” or “what for?”. Questioning our own feelings can be hard because sometimes there may not seem to be a reason. But there is. I believe it’s an essential part of our journey to come to terms with our true selves.
I believe it’s important when dealing with self-awareness to allow ourselves to understand our emotions and where they are coming from. Every emotion we have derive from some kind of experience we’ve encountered and sometimes we find ourselves holding on to certain experiences based on the emotions we feel the most.
Over the past couple of years I have truly found peace with myself and it’s such a satisfying feeling but it was not easy at first. This past month I came across a photo that kind of sparked this post and reminded me how hard it was to really feel at peace and I didn’t realize that I wasn’t at peace until I payed attention to the fact that I was holding on to certain emotions that in the long run was causing stress in my life.
This pictures shows the emotion you may be feeling and explains what your body is trying to tell you. I’m a firm believer that your body is a miraculous thing and we don’t always give it the credit that it deserves. Your body is trained to survive at any circumstance and it’s so mind blowing to me how it all truly works…
Anyway, back to self-awareness. Listen to your body. Listen to your emotions. Try to find a deeper understanding of it all if you’re truly trying to recover and allow yourself to find peace within it self so that you can in turn truly project it out and promote love and what it’s really meant to stand for.