Planting high-quality seeds for a high-quality life
Two types of self-awareness: internal and external
Internal self-awareness represents the inward understanding of
It is widely thought that introspection means proper self-awareness or, at least, the best way to improve your self-awareness. I shall question this as I have understood, thanks to my psychoanalytic studies in London and my clever therapist, that this is unfortunately not good enough. Introspection is indeed compulsory but the most important part is to analyze yourself properly. People have the tendency to ask themselves the ‘wrong question’ starting by ‘Why?’ — ‘Why did I miss this opportunity?’, ‘Why was I misunderstood?’, ‘Why this didn’t work out?’, etc. It usually leads to a negative vicious circle of guilt, shame, and as you may have guessed by now, totally unhelpful unfortunately. A question starting instead by ‘What?’ is way more supportive and reflective. Just think about ‘What do I need to get better or improve myself?’, ‘What could I do to solve this issue?’, which actually sounds way more positive and stimulating as well!
Self-awareness represents a major step in creating what you desire, believe in, and in understanding your thoughts, emotions, reactions, actions. By getting a good grasp on them, you are then able to master them and take control of your life, lead it the way you want to. By getting to know yourself better in a positive and kind way, you can make the ‘right for you’ changes in your life, your own pathway to happiness…