In the light of calm and steady self awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
The ability to be self-aware is one of the most important aspects of living from the authenticity within you. It is the doorway that leads to what you know is true for you. It is the tool you can use to observe your emotions and hear the inner voice that is your most reliable guidance for acting in alignment with your essence.
Psychologist Daniel Goleman defines self-awareness as “knowing one’s internal states, preferences, resources, and intuitions.” In order for this knowing to occur, you must monitor your thoughts and emotions in a non-judgmental, open-hearted way as you go through your daily life.
When you are self-aware, you are able to discern your heart-based truth and separate from mentally conditioned responses that masquerade as your genuine truth. It requires that you pause, enter into inner silence, and connect deeply with your honest emotions in order to know the difference.
In that reflective state, you can hear what is right for you almost as inner affirmations that echo your deepest truth.
As you become self-aware and connect to your emotions and what triggers them:
Self-awareness makes it possible to recognise that all our feelings and responses in life are just what they are – responses and feelings. There is no judgment and there is no distracting ourselves from them by numbing out with alcohol or using other destructive behaviours.
When you become intimately acquainted with your feelings in a genuine and fully honest way, you can then choose to act more confidently in accordance with that self-understanding even if it feels a bit scary or vulnerable for you.
Self-awareness brings you home to who you truly are and increasingly connects you to your values, your imperfections as well as your gifts. You embrace all of you and live in harmony with all that you are. The authenticity of your inner life flows out to the world where you can make a difference through your unique and powerful presence.
Self-Awareness in the cornerstone of authenticity~ unknown