Are we aware of how we treat ourselves? There seems to be a lot of self judgement and it is causing pain. Why is that?  A suggestion is to identify that we are doing it. Maybe then we can lessen the harsh self judgement.

When are We Most Aware

We are most aware when we are suffering it seems. Can we learn from the suffering? We seem to and we don’t always get it “right” the next time, but we are wiser with every experience. If we break a leg, maybe we are more careful next time we ski or snowboard. If our heart is broken, we proceed in a different direction, hoping for different results.

How Do We Increase It? 

There are many quotes and articles and books to read about this topic. It is so easy to rely on others to define awareness, but it seems it is a personal journey. Because last week, the blog was about Mindfulness, I will include this quote.

‘Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong, but just to watch it and move with it. In that watching, you begin to understand the whole movement of thought and feeling. And out of this awareness comes silence. ” –Jiddu Krishnamurti




2 thoughts on “Awareness

  • Thank you Joanna.
    It’s hard to slow down the mind and turn inner, much easier to pick up another book or watch a movie. When I do look inward I often don’t like what I find and avoid it, some pain is all too familiar, so I leave it.
    I think the older me is kinder to self, but it is hard to stop the judgement.

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