Two Keys to Transformation - Awareness and Self awareness

Dear friend, to get a clear understanding of self awareness, it's a good idea to first understand awareness itself. So what is awareness?

Simply put, awareness is our capacity to notice things. We may be aware of the time or aware of a particular situation - we may notice that we are late or that someone is watching us. Being aware of such things means we have taken note of them. This is awareness. That being said, would you agree that in order to change anything, you must first become aware of what it is?

So, what is Self-awareness?

While awareness is our ability to take note; self-awareness is our ability to take note of ourselves. How often have you found yourself in the morning getting dressed for work or some other appointment, and your mind is somewhere else, perhaps thinking about the traffic on the road or what you plan to do when you reach your workplace?

When we turn our awareness to shine on ourselves, we may become conscious of a great deal of internal activity. We may notice specific thoughts or thought patterns. We may notice particular emotions or flows of energy. We may awaken to physiological processes happening in our body such as heartbeat, heat, sweating. We may notice intuitions or gut feelings.

The world of the self is rich and fascinating and we are privileged to possess the ability to actually enjoy all of this consciously. Our capacity for awareness is what makes this possible.

Self-awareness is the ultimate enabler. Without living knowledge of ourselves (which is another definition of self awareness) there would be no hope for conscious, positive change. Thanks to awareness we can take a good look at ourselves and our lives and see what is working for us and what isn't. This awareness plants the seeds of change in our subconscious mind. It plants in us the drive and motivation to choose to do things differently.

The motivation for breaking bad habits, for example, comes from an awareness of the detrimental effects the bad habit is having on our lives. The self-motivation to change also comes from a vivid awareness of what we want for ourselves and our future, and a lucid recognition that we simply won’t be able to have it if we don’t leave our bad habits behind.

With self-awareness we can monitor the negativity inside us and prevent it from getting the better of us. In breaking bad habits, self-awareness can help ensure that we are being hard on our habits instead of being hard on ourselves.

It can also help us work with the body mind connection to reduce damaging stress. The more self-aware we become, the more power we have to create positive change in our lives.
(Excerpted from my eBook - Uncovering Your True Potential through Self-awareness)

Until next time, make this a week one in which you are living your life to the fullest.
With appreciation and gratitude
Nigel St.Hill

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Author's Bio: 

Nigel St. Hill is a writer and a life and money management coach helping people who are ready discover their path to money, abundance and prosperity, so that they could live the life of their dreams. He is the founder of and author of the book, Money Management Caribbean Style and several ebooks including The Easy Cash Flow System, How to Keep Your Doors Open in a Recession, Creative But Practical Ways to Save money, 8 Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Abundant Lifestyle,12 Secrets to Having a Romantic Relationship, Ten Easy Ways to Empowerment, How to Attract Money and Abundance, Uncover Your True Potential and The Complete Guide to Life Skills for Today’s Youth. .
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