Self-awareness is not just all about self-love and positive feelings. During the process, many fears or negative thoughts may surface from you looking inwards. You may encounter criticism, shame, guilt, unraveling of this persona that you have constructed, and maybe even a deconstruction of the life that you have created. This happens because the more you become true to yourself, you start to notice that many ideas, principles, even people no more serve you. Once you see the truth, you cannot unsee it. So, the next time you’re in the shower, experience the water on your skin, smell the shampoo, and remind yourself to stay in the present.
Do you know someone who is going through something but cannot themselves see it? Or refuses to ask for help? How do you get them to open up to you and how can you be there for them? The answer is not easy, it requires some level of introspection, but once you have recognized your own potential and willingness to help- you can make a huge difference to them any maybe even safe a life.