We have this image of those who have accomplished so much in their life, and yet others who have not. I choose to see the good in people, or at least those who don’t view themselves as being ‘bad’.
The thing is, the most important thing about this image is the idea that the people who accomplished so much have the same idea about themselves. So they are not so different, just different in their attitude towards themselves.
The image is the idea of the self. The idea of the self is that we are a reflection of ourselves. And this is one of the most important parts of the self. Everyone has a point of view of themselves, and no one is looking at themselves objectively. No one is looking at themselves in the same way, and that can give us a perspective that we think we are, but we are not.
We often think we are looking at ourselves. We feel self-conscious, or self-deprecating, or self-conscious, and so we try to fix this. You would think that the self-consciousness that we feel is a very natural part of our human experience. But when we look at ourselves objectively, we can see that it actually isn’t. That, as a result, we can never be in true self-presence or truly see ourselves.
We see ourselves in the mirror, we look in the mirror, and we try to fix it. We say to ourselves, “Look, I’ve got to get rid of this self-consciousness.” But it isnt a part of being a human being. It is a result of our innate brain capacity to be self-conscious, and in fact, it is the result of an illusion.
In a similar vein, when we look at ourselves through a microscope, we can see that we are a collection of tiny little self-conscious molecules. This self-awareness is what makes us human, and in fact, what makes us who we are. But it is as a result of our innate brain capacity to be self-conscious, rather than as a result of our innate ability to look in a mirror.
We can’t really look into ourselves. The way that we can view ourselves, through a microscope, is through a combination of our self-awareness and our innate brain capacity to be self-conscious. We can only look at ourselves by making a habit of thinking about ourselves.
And this is precisely why I find ourselves looking at pictures of ourselves every day. Because, with our self-awareness, we can see ourselves in a way that is much more self-reflective than we can see ourselves through a microscope.
You see, we are all the product of our own decisions and experiences. So we have the same self-awareness and self-consciousness that we do. And what we are aware of is our choices, our habits, our impulses. We are all the products of our pasts.And what we are aware of is the patterns that we create in our minds. Because we create them, we are aware of them, and we are aware of them and they are aware of us.
The good news is that self-awareness is a skill that you can learn. It’s not something that you have to buy into. It is a skill that is acquired by continually reflecting on what you’ve done and what you’ve been thinking. All it takes is a little bit of self-awareness. It really is the ability to see ourselves in a new light.