Being aware of self without judgment
How aware of yourself are you? Would you say you know yourself like the back of your hand? It sounds really easy to say “Yes, I know who I am” but do you really? Sometimes you may feel certain emotions but aren’t able to explain why you're feeling them. Or how to handle them. So we default to discrediting these emotions because they're unfamiliar. We immediately assert that these feelings aren't "normal".
But feeling a multitude of emotions at the same time is, in fact, normal.
“So we default to discrediting these emotions because they're unfamiliar.”
It is part part of our very human experience. The best way to handle them is by allowing them to flow through you without resistance. And by resistance, I mean judgment.
But how do we do this?
By first acknowledging the emotions, then we work toward meeting the emotions with compassion, logic, and candor. When we're honest with ourselves about our feelings, we start to become more aware of our self. We open the door to fully accepting who we are.
Consciously building our self-awareness, we afford ourselves the ability to find true fulfillment.
“It is part part of our very human experience.”
It takes courage to acknowledge and accept every single part of you. The good, the bad, and the ugly. This is strength. Be strong and own YOU with out judgment. I know it's a lot easier said than done, but I promise you, the end result is so worth it.