Awareness! – Positive Reflection Of The Week
Awareness & Its Importance! – An Article by Shahwana
In our daily lives, are we usually aware of our habit patterns, for example, how we interact with people around us? Do we raise our voices with some people and are polite to others? Do we take our loved ones for granted and belittle them because they depend on us? Have we reflected on why our relationships go sore?
At times, we are unable to express our grievances openly to our superior, because we are afraid of losing our jobs, and we want to maintain a respectable level. However, those grievances are suppressed and let out elsewhere, and without us thinking through, we are actually creating a barrier in our relationships. By the time we want to fix things, it is too late.
So why don’t we change that from today, from now, by being aware of how we address certain issues and how we speak to our family/friends/workmates. Do you know that what you can get done with love is more productive and fulfilling than what you get done with irritation or anger?
So here’s a start, reflect on your day every night before you sleep, and ask some questions; was I kind and helpful today, was my speech polite and encouraging today, did I address a situation with peace and calmness within. If you find areas where improvement is needed, you may make a mental note to do it better the next time, also if an apology is due, you may then just call the person up and say you are apologizing for your behaviour. This can settle a lot of future issues, now don’t let that ego get in the way, where you start analysing the situation too hard, then begin justifying for your behaviour. It’s okay to say ‘sorry’ it’s okay to accept one was wrong at times.
Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to lie, cheat, and steal. Furthermore, we are better workers who get more promotions. And we’re more effective leaders with more satisfied employees and more profitable companies.
So let’s create those ‘me’ moments of spending time to reflect our life daily…
“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ― Carl Gustav Jung
“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” ― Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart
“You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
Shahwana Khanam – Pranic Healer