How to Become More Self-Aware

Knowing your self-worth, your likes and dislikes, and your strengths and weaknesses is not as easy as it sounds. From an early age, we’re encouraged to strive for what we believe in, no matter how difficult it may be.

Yet, even when we achieve what we wanted, it’s very rare that we also have inner peace. And that’s because something is still lacking. We’re unable to recognize our true selves and what really motivates our actions.

What do we want? What will allow us to understand ourselves, our emotions, our thoughts, our beliefs? Or have we gone so far down the rabbit hole that we cannot ever hope to recognize ourselves?

It is this thought process that should prompt us to be more self-aware. 

To Thine Own Self be True

In an age where time is money, it can seem quite frivolous to waste precious moments focusing on just yourself. But that’s where you’re wrong.

You are important. You are capable of great things if you know who you are and what your true potential is. However, you are also human. You are vulnerable and impressionable. And not in a primarily negative way. But with the world telling us what to do; we often forget that we shouldn’t always have to follow orders and the cultural norm.

Instead, we should find our true self by searching in our heart and focusing on our value, rather than all the things that diminish it.

Gaining Greater Awareness

Being more self-aware does not warrant a complex process. All you need is a little bit of time to yourself in quiet solitude.

Meditate, focus on your breathing, and let your mind be free of all your present stress. Shamanic Journeying is also a wonderful way to meditate using the sound of a drum beat to drop you into a relaxed state of being. Either way you choose, You’ll find that when the mind becomes still and free of thoughts, the insights and answers arrive. Setting intentions to come into greater balance in life, set the intentions to come into realization around “what am I trying to achieve? Is it working? Is it even worth it? What is needed to change my situation to create a more balanced, healthier way of being in my life?”.

Despite its simplicity, meditation is perhaps one of the best ways of gaining spiritual insight. “Be Still and Know”.

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Ask Those You Trust

It could be your friends, family, peers or even your therapist — ask those you trust for their honest opinion on how you come across, and what you must work on. This is your personal community, the people who will be your mirror of self-awareness. But keep in mind that honesty is not always positive. You will receive feedback that may affect your self-esteem. But take it in stride. It is for your benefit.

Finding A Way

We are curious creatures, more so about ourselves than anything else. By following the right path, consulting within our own being, as well as with loved ones and professionals, we can not only find a way out of the troubles; we can improve our mental stability, our energy and diminish self-doubt. And while this may take more effort, it will be worth it along the way. “We are not here merely to survive but to thrive.”

About Seeds of Satya:

For those seeking guidance on meditation, alternative healing and spiritual counseling in Denver CO; I offer my skills to help you achieve self-worth and better self-awareness, helping you to understand your life experiences and the recycling of emotions and beliefs you hold to be true that no longer serve you.

For more information on sessions and additional services, contact me today.

Kari Rivers