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June 3, 2020

Having Self-Awareness

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Let’s talk about self-awareness. 

Self awareness is usually mentioned in the context of your abilities relative to someone else’s. This is the idea of knowing your strengths and staying in your lane, your upbringing as compared to someone else’s, and your interests and passions that are born out of your own unique experience. Yes, that’s all true, but that’s only half of it.

The second half is covered beautifully in a quote by Debbie Ford, that goes as follows: “Self Awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without attachment to it being right or wrong”. What this means to me, is self-awareness does not involve judgment. It’s merely an observation of how things are, not being critical of how you wish things were different. What this does is it allows you to accept yourself as you are, feel liberated in your truth, and create your life from a place of authenticity.

It’s easier said than done, I know, but each one of us in our heart has an ability to accept ourselves for who we are, and then use that to do something amazing! I have an idea about how we might get started.

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