The Self-Awareness Guy

Importance of Self-Awareness

Water Seeks Its Own Level

Water Seeks Its Own Level


An important part of building self-awareness is understanding the reasons why you surround yourself with certain people and how they affect the trajectory of your life. Ever notice that people tend to hang out with others who mirror or reinforce their behaviors? That's great if they're doing wonderfully positive things but quite another if they're not.

Water seeks its own level because it doesn't want to be out of balance. People are the same way because they can only achieve at the level they are ready for and seek out others who are at a similar stage. Difficulties and complications arise when individuals are deeply wounded or hurt inside and connect with others who join them because they are feeling the same way. It's how groups of people band together and do all kinds of awful things.

Thankfully, you don't have to live your life stuck in one place, you can keep improving yourself, building your self-esteem, and working on being a wonderful person. As you live more fully and authentically, you will attract people into your life who value how genuinely healthy you are and want to accompany you on your journey.

What are your thoughts on water seeking its own level?

Cheers,
Guy


Finding Inner Peace

Finding Inner Peace


Self-awareness leads to inner peace because it means you're working through your fears and hurts and sharing who you really are with the world. I was talking with a dear friend recently and mentioned how peaceful I feel each day when I'm doing what I love. I don't have to worry about doing things I don't like or pretending to be someone I'm not, I just have to show up and be me.

Inner peace comes from resolving your issues and following your authentic path in life. Self-awareness is a great tool to heal yourself because there are no limits to how much you can grow. You can explore as much or as little as you wish and all you have to do is be open to sharing your real self with the world. When I'm not helping people build self-awareness, I write poetry. It helps me connect with who I am at my core and express my innermost thoughts and feelings. When I'm writing poetry, nothing else matters because I'm just enjoying being the real me.

I enjoy helping people achieve self-awareness because I've made the journey from being clueless to being rather more enlightened. Along the way, I've learned how to be myself and enjoy life on a deeper, more harmonious level. How do you find inner peace?

Cheers,
Guy

You Decide How to Live Your Life

You Decide How to Live Your Life

If you possess self-awareness, you decide how to live your life, not anyone else. I wish I had known this a long time ago.

For too many years, I followed everyone else's lead instead of my own. I would let other people tell me what I should do with my life, what kind of relationships I should have, and how I should think and behave. It made me feel horrible about myself, to the point where I was self-destructing.

People are amazingly adept at telling you, in both overt and more subtle ways, that you shouldn't be yourself. They make suggestions and demands that keep you from being the authentic you. The key to living a great life is to increase your self-awareness so you can do your own thing and make your own choices. Move forward courageously, and positively, based on what your inner voice is telling you. Do what you love doing.

I'm so glad I figured out that I could follow my own path. What suggestions do you have for living your own life?

Cheers,
Guy

Self-Awareness and Critical Thinking

Self-Awareness and Critical Thinking

If you're actively working on increasing your self-awareness then you're familiar with critical thinking, the process by which you determine whether something is true or false. When you're able to use facts to determine whether something is valid or not, you're better equipped to deal with any situation that comes your way and live a happier life. Let's look at the difference between an individual who doesn't think critically and one who does:

Person 1

Someone says something to this person that scares her. She can't figure out what to do and doesn't know how to assess what's true or false about what she's being told. Because she doesn't understand the topic at hand, she draws conclusions based on visceral feelings, suppositions, or hunches rather than facts. Unable to ascertain what's really going on, she remains uninformed and fearful.

Person 2

This person has been told the same thing, initially feels scared, but has the presence of mind to evaluate the topic. She does some research to determine what is true or false about what she's been told based on demonstrable and verifiable facts. She is able to view the issue in context and asses its likely impact on her life. She reacts appropriately based on the information she's collected.

You'll be much more likely to live a meaningful and balanced life if you take the time to determine what's actually true or false about any given topic or situation. Some people leave things to emotion, chance, or superstition; you can choose to take a dispassionate look at the issue and deal with it based on demonstrable facts. How will you use your critical thinking skills?

Cheers,

Guy

Dealing with Complex Issues

Dealing with Complex Issues

A big part of practicing self-awareness is being able to examine the complexities in the world through thinking critically and considering issues from more than one perspective. It's easy to look at everything from one point of view, you just make a quick decision based on what you've always thought, but I prefer living in a world where things don't always have an immediate answer.

A lot of people are afraid of dealing with complex issues like death or self-awareness, but it's in those types of difficult topics that we discover the meaning of life. It's simpler to subsist avoiding the deeper issues in life but we stay stuck at that level, which doesn't lead to great meaning or fulfillment. I've found it far more productive to welcome ambiguity and discomfort and use them to learn and grow.

How do you deal with complex issues?

Cheers,
Guy