Be Aware of Your Self-Awareness
"The need to prove 'Who you are' will vanish once you know 'Who you are?"
-- Danielle Pierre
We saw the various layers of our personality so far and now we will learn about 'Self-Awareness'. Among the various forms of matters, minerals don't have life which has a definite time span of birth, growth, decay & death. Plants and animals have life and hence there is a time period of existence for them; but they don't have any idea that they are alive and have a definite life span as we do. This is strange but true as they don't have intellect as we have by which we recognize many aspects of life.
But human beings are aware that we are alive and will live for a definite period of time and die. This consciousness by which we are aware of it is called 'Self-Awareness'. Normal human beings in their waking state are aware of what is happening around them as well as in their mind. This faculty is the result of the instrument called "Intellect" which is referred as '5th sense".
This self awareness is not blessed with animals and that is the reason they don't have past and future as we do. They live in the present and moment by moment. Since they don't have past & future, worrying is not possible. They don't need a refrigerator for storing food or safe for hiding black money!.
You know one thing? They are less susceptible for BP & Diabetics as we do since they have no concept of 'Worry' as it is a function of past & future. Self awareness is a 'Virtue' or 'Vice' depending up on how we use it. I will cover its power & application in the next lesson.