Importance Of Being Self Aware In Mind

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Being self-aware means understanding the impact our ego has on the way we behave and treat others. I used to think of the ego as just a passive manifestation of myself. I never gave it too much thought, to be honest. I was so wrong. Now that I understand the implications of that belief, I can work to repair the damage on myself and my relationships. Ego is something we should really try to get rid of from our lives or minimize as much as possible. Ego is a negative force. It’s totally dependent on outside influences, things out of our control, and it’s limiting to us and those around us. We need to let go of the concept of always having to be right; it’s OK to say we ‘don’t know’ or to admit we’re wrong even though that may go against all we’ve been taught. If we admit when we’re wrong or when we’ve made a mistake, other people will actually begin to trust us. They’ll recognise that we’re being honest and that we have integrity. This concept can be hard to take on board particularly in a world, or environment, where failure is considered a bad thing. Failure is not a bad thing unless we don’t learn from it. That’s the key message here; we have to learn from our mistakes.…show more content…
Personally, the biggest example for me is when I feel I’ve been treated unfairly, then my ego rears its ugly head, and I behave completely out of character. I become selfish, jealous, and downright nasty sometimes. I really need to work on that one, but at least I’m aware of it. Most of the time I’m able to look at what happened and understand what I can control and what I can’t control and then I can start to let it go. I’m truly sorry to anyone who’s been on the receiving end of my ego. It couldn’t have been pleasant for you. Forgive me?
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