The more I am learning about self-awareness and how it relates to self-discipline, the more I am realizing that our thoughts and feelings are a little more subtle. It’s all in how we feel, and most of the time, we feel a little bit of everything. We feel anger, fear, happiness, sadness, and we feel them all at once.
Self-awareness is about learning how to feel it. Its a whole ‘nothin’ to it, but when you realize that you don’t need to be afraid of your feelings, or think ‘I’m just going to get upset and explode’ when something is wrong, or think, “well, it’s not worth it”, then you might actually start to feel like your feelings matter.
The key is to realize that your feelings are a part of you, and you are, in a sense, a part of each other. Each one of your feelings is different, and you are all different too. You can’t lump them all together and say that you are all just feeling sad, then you have some sort of a problem. You can’t lump all your feelings together and feel you are all just feeling angry and upset, well, that makes no sense at all.
We are all different. We all have different feelings, and each of them are a part of us. So when you realize that you have a problem with the way you feel, you can just focus on how you can fix it. There are no “right” or “wrong” ways to feel. You can be happy, sad, angry, or whatever you want to be.
“I have a problem with my feelings.” – No way. I have a problem with feeling sad.
The problem is that most people don’t know how to recognize their own feelings. They’re like a kid that can’t tell the difference between a banana and a banana. It’s basically impossible to differentiate between a banana and a banana. But if you’re feeling sad, angry, happy, or whatever, you can recognize that when you feel it.
Like I mentioned, most people don’t know how to recognize their own feelings. But to get a sense of how to recognize your own feelings, you can refer to the following list of feelings by using the following acronym.
These feelings are usually related to our feeling of happiness, sadness, fear, anger, or anger. Or sometimes you can just refer to your feeling or something just seems to belong to it.