The truth is that self-awareness can be tricky to achieve. It can be easy to forget that we are aware of our thoughts, actions, and emotions or that we’re aware of these things at all. For instance, when you’re stuck in traffic, or when you’re getting ready to get a haircut, you might be aware of your surroundings; however, you’re not aware that your mind has been thinking about that haircut for the last twenty minutes.
It can be difficult to do self-awareness when youre stuck in traffic. I don’t think you need to stop it. For instance, when I’m on the street I often think about where I’m going and how I’m going to get there. I know I may be on the road, I may be driving, I may be walking. It’s all about self-awareness in a moment.
This is what self-awareness is about. You know the difference between thinking about something and actually doing it. When you think about something, you are able to actually do it. You may not know what you are thinking about, but you can do it anyway.
You can think about something, and stop thinking about it. This is self-awareness, and it happens all the time. Like, we constantly think about what we are going to eat for lunch. But we really forget to eat it. I bet you have had that happen to you when you were a kid. Or maybe you’ve seen it happen to you when you were a teenager or early 20s.
And this is why we are all so self-conscious. We think that we can do anything when we are really not able to. We think that we can say stuff when we are unable to. We think that we are smart when we are really not. We think that we are funny when we are really not. And yes, we have all been aware of this. When we were children, we are usually aware of it. But we are usually unaware of it.
The other way around, the way we can get to know ourselves is through the practice of “thinking in terms of our thoughts,” which means that we are able to “think through” what we want to think. If we are not able to think through what we want to think, then we become lazy and we are unable to think. And these beliefs are quite often mistaken for the truth in our head. In the end, though, we are able to get to know ourselves in the end.
For many people, it’s not just that they are not aware of the thoughts that run through their heads but that they are mistaken for the truth in their heads. This is one of the main reasons why people get confused when they hear that they are too busy or too tired to think about something or someone other than themselves. It’s often because we’re not actually aware that we’re not too busy or too tired. We’re just unaware of it.
People don’t realize that when they are aware of the thoughts running through their heads, it just makes them think that they are too busy or too tired to think for themselves. The problem is that they are actually not busy or too tired, because they are not aware of their thoughts. Which is why they are mistaken for the truth in their heads when they are actually unaware.
These are things which most people don’t care about. People do not care about what they are thinking about. They just do.