state or condition of knowledge gained from one’s own perception or intuition.
One of the greatest weapons we can wield is self-awareness. To be introspective requires constant mindfulness, because our selves are always changing. Awareness grows and builds indefinitely. In every scenario, the first step you can make is awareness.
Ignoring something never makes it go away. We can suppress our thoughts and feelings, collecting them like drops in a bucket that we can set aside from our consciousness. Eventually though, our unacknowledged feelings will overflow, and we find ourselves with no explanations for their origins and no skills to resolve them.
Years of suppression can create a large pool of unexpressed emotion that, when unmasked, can leave a chick feeling pretty out of control. Self-awareness is the ultimate tool for defense and protection. Emotional, physical, environmental – awareness.