I have had the pleasure of seeing many people with similar goals in their life. They all have it in common: they are self-aware. It is a trait that is often overlooked while we are dealing with other people. For someone to be self-aware, their knowledge of themselves and their surroundings must be well-developed. Their knowledge of how they feel, what they know, and what they like, will inform their actions and their thoughts.
Self-awareness means knowing your own self. It is the ability to say “yes” to yourself, “no” to yourself, and “okay” to yourself. We often forget to put ourselves first when we are thinking about other people, even when it is necessary.
Self-awareness allows us to control our thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is the ability to say yes to ourselves, no to ourselves, and okay to ourselves.
Self-awareness comes naturally to us because we are highly sensitive to our own emotions. It is also a part of our evolution as a species. We evolved from animals who were more likely to notice the feelings of others as well as their emotions. To survive, we have to learn to have compassion and empathy for others, and our awareness of the emotions of others is a skill.
Myself and my two sons are all very self-aware. My oldest is also very aware of his emotions. He is also very aware of the times when he’s upset. He knows the difference between being sad and feeling sad, between feeling happy and feeling happy, and so on. He also knows when to use his anger, and when to let it go. For instance, if he’s feeling angry and he’s being asked to go and punch someone, he will ask them to leave.
I love the notion that empathy is one of the key skills that can bring a person to their knees. There is something powerful in that. It is just that in the past, we have been told that empathy is important because it helps us be more open to our emotions and to others. This is not true. Empathy is not about being more open to our emotions. Empathy is about helping others feel the way we feel. Being sad is difficult for everyone.
The truth is that empathy is not about feeling sad, it’s about helping people feel like they’ve got it together. I think the phrase “I’m sorry” is an easy way to put that idea into practice. We can be good at making others feel better, but if we don’t believe they are, then we can’t really know if they have a problem.
One of the main reasons I think I can still empath with my sister’s pain is that I actually feel like she has a problem. Her problem is that she is still living in a broken relationship with her ex-husband. I can make her feel better and make her feel better about it. But her problem is not that she is still in a relationship with her ex-husband.
I think what I love about her is that she can see that the problem is not that she has a broken relationship with her ex-husband, but that her and her husband are still married to each other. She has a problem with this though, because she thinks that she is still his wife. This is an example of her being able to see that something is broken, but still caring for her ex-husband and her children.
It’s not that she doesn’t care for him, because she does. She just has a different idea of what it means to be his wife. She believes she is still married to him. We call this “the ‘missing spouse’ problem.