Becoming aware of yourself, your body, your surroundings... it's tough stuff. In this episode, Whitney and Paul talk about how they've succeeded and faltered with self-awareness through their lives. Also: empathy for others and for one's self.
Links and References in this Episode:
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
The Power of a Positive No by William Ury
Whitney's entry, "How We Pose Shapes How We Feel":
The funny thing about self-awareness though is that we all think we have it. We feel so tapped into our own motivations and desires, the modern, intellectual people that we are. But our concept of self-awareness is grossly limited.
Paul's entry, "Head First":
These are the small moves we can make, the small adjustments, that may seem trivial or even nonsensical but really can change our whole selves.
One of my favorite exercises in [Louise L. Hay's book You Can Heal Your Life is] The Mirror. You take a mirror, look into it, looking at your reflection and you say "I love and accept you exactly as you are."