To live a full life is more than just about how much money you have, or how successful you are. For many, this is enough, but for some, it is not. Disillusioned with the material and superficial, people long for meaning and purpose in their lives. In the beginning, there may be just a sense of dissatisfaction. Or a lack of joy and fulfillment. As if they are simply going through the motions of living, but not truly living. I like to liken it, to looking at a picture that has all the lines, proportions and form, to create an image; but no depth, colour and texture, to bring it to life. I believe, becoming self aware, is the colour, light and texture, that breathes ‘life, into life’.
What is self awareness – One definition is, that we become more self aware when we focus our attention inward, directing it towards understanding what makes us tick. Our likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, judgements and preconceptions. Discovering our emotional triggers and coming to see, why we react in the way that we do, to external influences, and internal. To see how all this connects to our own feelings of self belief, via the positive and negative inner dialogue or self talk, that we all experience to some degree.
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