My name is Jivani, as everyone knows by now, but for those of you who don’t, I am a content designer from India.
I’ve always been a self-aware person. I tend to make the best of my experiences and try to make the most of the time I spend with my family and friends.
The other day, I asked my sister, my mom, and my aunt to help me out with some research on the topic of self-awareness. She answered me with a question I could only call “Self-Awareness 101”. My mom’s response was that we all have the innate need to have our own opinions.
As a person with self-awareness, you’d think that would be one of the most easy questions to answer. However, the answer is not so simple. Many people have the innate need for opinion, but few people have the ability to take an unbiased look at the world and say, “Okay, so I know that…” The truth is that we all have a lot to learn when it comes to self-awareness.
In other words, if you’re going to be self-aware, you need to ask yourself what you believe and write it down. That’s the only way you’ll have a realistic and unbiased picture of how you think and feel.
The problem is that we often just can’t make that leap. And in many cases, we don’t even know how to ask the questions. Our self-awareness is so fluid we can just go right into making the leap, but it requires more than just asking a question. So in order to be truly self-aware, we have to start from the beginning.
We tend to think that self-awareness comes in one of two forms: a more introspective form and a more outward outward form (read: more external). The introspective form focuses on introspection, which is a way of looking at yourself through the eyes of another, usually another human. That is our ego, the self-image we’ve created through who we think we are.
The outward outward form of self-awareness comes in the form of external observations. The person who has the outward outward form of self-awareness looks at everything they see and knows that it’s all part of our ego. So this form can’t really be considered self-aware. Then there is the more introspective introspection, which focuses on the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that are associated with our self-image.
The introspective introspection is the inner-most part of introspection that makes us aware of the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that are associated with the ego. It is a process of going into the background and looking at the rest of our life from a deeper place. It is a process that we use to understand ourselves. This is the part we use to analyze our behavior and identify patterns to help us become more aware of our own behavior and patterns.
This is the part in introspection that we do not get to do in the morning. We are not allowed to have conversations (unless we want to talk to a person), and we are not allowed to look inside ourselves because that would reveal a part of our self we have hidden from the outside world. However, jivani ki paribhasha is where self-awareness takes place. This is where we practice looking inside ourselves to become aware of our inner life.