Awareness – Are we self-aware?

Self awareness is seen as important because when we have a better understanding of ourselves, we are able to experience ourselves as unique and separate individuals. We are then empowered to make changes and to build on our areas of strength as well as identify areas where we would like to make improvements. 

But are we actually aware?

Thanks to the following guest for participating:

Stop Fixing Yourself: Wake Up, All Is Well was written by renowned Jesuit priest Anthony de Mello, and published and collated posthumously by Don Joseph Goewey, the executive director of the De Mello Spirituality Center, who also formerly managed the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford Medical School as well as a pioneering research institute focusing on methods to cope with catastrophic life events.

Here are some of the resources from the show:

Tasha Eurich (organisational psychologist and author of INSIGHT) gives three tips for becoming more self-aware, based on her extensive research of highly self-aware people.

Books looked at this week:

Anthony de Mello (edited by Don Joseph Goewey): Stop Fixing Yourself: Wake Up, All Is Well

Dr. Tasha Eurich: Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-aware as We Think, and how Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life

PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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