Now it is time take your practice/training of Being Present and Mindfulness to being more self-aware to grow as a person. This is an ongoing practice; the key is understanding yourself on how you interpret and react.
Step 3: Self-Awareness
Self-Awareness is vitally important in the work of transformation because the habits of our personality let go most completely when we see them in the moment as they are occurring. (The Wisdom of the Enneagram)
Without the real inner support of self-knowledge, our well-being is entirely dependent on external circumstances – on our life going well. (The Enneagram Institute) Why would you let others dictate your well-being? Take control of you!
Why it is important in life:
I believe using the Enneagram is a great tool to help you navigate the process in a non-judgmental way. When you fall back into the unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting try the “SNAP” method.
S - Stop
N - Notice
A - Ask
P - Pivot
Circling back to the initial blog in this series where we focused on Being Present. Life has many distractions, we need to eliminate the distractions and focus on what will make us more mindful, which will lead to being more self-aware which leads to a happier you that will transfer to being a better partner, friend, parent, sibling, workmate, etc. To help on eliminating the distractions start focusing on what is essential each day to reach your goal. Greg McKeown is a great source to help you. Three key tips on Essentialism Thinking:
Ponder this: Growing awareness feels compassionate and strong, patient, and wise, indomitable, and of great value. It enables us to see who we are. It is the “I” beyond name, without personality—our True Nature. (The Wisdom of the Enneagram)
Good luck on your journey. I promise you this will be challenging; tears and laughter are in your future. The time you invest on self-awareness now will enrich your life going forward. Remember you are not alone on this journey.
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Developing Mindfulness – Blog #2