Why is self-awareness and insight so important?

Life is a funny kind of machinery.

Moments come and go, and all we do is react to them depending on how we perceive them. We either like them or we don’t. When we like an event we are happy and joyous, hoping there will be more similar ones to come. When saddening events are upon us, we tend to gloom, complain and wish they would never return.

Interesting we, humans, don’t tend to like or dislike the same things. We are particular in that way. I like or dislike something depending on how I perceive that event which depends on my previous experiences in similar events.

Have you ever noticed that if you concentrated on a certain colour or a type of car for instance, you suddenly start seeing them everywhere around you? That is how attention works. We internally decide – unfortunately mostly unconsciously – what to focus on. And where we focus that is where our attention is held.

As soon as you take your attention away from something it does not exits for you any more. I know that many of us are afraid that as soon as you ‘ignore’ an issue it does not disappear but you just become vulnerably to its effects.

I am not advocating ignorance. I wish to draw your attention to awareness and being present.

Being informed is different from being consumed. When you keep all your attention on something it grows in your consciousness. It is essential that you withdraw from the craze of the outer world and find console inside. Without awareness of the present moment and of your self being in that moment you don’t have choices. Your attention keeps on swinging from one topic to another whatever the world offers you at any moment in time. You are just a puppet in a muppet show.

Maybe, you would also like to know that your life does NOT actually HAPPEN ‘out there in the world’. It is a misconception. The brain cannot differentiate between you physically experiencing or just imagining an event. Your life experiences is therefore the result of your attention and where you direct it.

If your life is full of challenges and uncomfortable experiences then it is time to have a deeper look at where you ‘look’ most of your life – because it is where you are going! If you concentrate on the unfairness and hardship of life, this is exactly what you are going to get because this is where you engage all your energies.

As you become present you also start becoming clear on who you truly are beyond the layers of misconceptions (conditioning) and as a result you will surely realize what it is that make you truly happy. So, you can focus more on these things.

Life tends to cooperate greatly with undivided attention. So, why don’t you focus on your greatness and happiness instead of investing your energy in the gloom and doom of life?

More importantly, you could concentrate on the cup half full and ask yourself:

who am I and how can I experience my greatness?

Making a journey into your self offers great discoveries and enlightening insights! Finding your answer to the questions above can be a life altering experience.

(originally posted in April 2020)

“A self evident truth is that people who have a clear understanding of themselves enjoy more successful careers and better lives.”

Tasha Eurich, organisational psychologist




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