I was a big fan of the book The Three Levels of Self-Awareness by author and psychotherapist Dr. William James. In it, he explains that when you begin to learn the ways in which you are most aware of yourself, you begin to learn more about who you are as a person. I have used the book in the past to help with a myriad of personal and professional issues. The book is a great read and will help you understand where your personal self comes from.
Dr. James explains that all of us are born with these three levels of self-awareness. It goes something like this: 1. Awareness of self: This includes our conscious awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and actions. If someone were to ask you, “What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror?” you would most likely answer, “A reflection of my self.” 2.
Awareness of self is the first step in self-awareness. This awareness is what we’re all born with. 3. Awareness of self plus awareness of others is the second step in self-awareness. This is what most people are born with.
A person with self-awareness is able to exercise a little meta-cognition. They are able to think, “Hmm… every time my sister calls me and asks for money, I end up drinking a lot of vodkas. That might not be a coincidence,” and go, “Huh… okay, whatever.” On the other hand, a person without self-awareness ignores all the cues in the mirror.
The awareness of self and the awareness of others is what we need in order to be able to control everything that goes on in our lives. The second step is being able to control our own actions and reactions and the third step is being able to control others.
What if we don’t know what’s going on in our own lives? Well, when we get that, we’re usually able to control our own actions and reactions. A person without self-awareness will usually just hit the bottle and hit the wall, so in that case, this should be easy. But with self-awareness, we have a better ability to control our own actions and reactions.
The first step is to recognize that we have a limited number of options even when we think we do, and we can make better choices. Then comes the second step of taking control of our own life. We can get that, but we need to recognize that we can’t control the decisions that others make. This means that we need to control our own actions and reactions, and the consequences of those actions, as well.
Another thing that makes the idea of self-awareness all the more interesting is how much we need to control ourselves. We have to do something or we could end up killing ourselves. The difference between our actions and our actions would be better described as the difference between an action and its consequences.
This is one of the many things that makes the concept of self-awareness so interesting. Our actions can be a direct effect of our decisions, but they can also be our reactions to our decisions. The consequence to our actions can be either good or bad, but it doesn’t matter which way.
In general, we tend to take actions to achieve a greater end. For example, if I eat a sandwich, I’ll probably end up eating it for dinner, and I might make it a special occasion. This is not to say that what I do in the moment is good or bad, just that I did something out of my control.