I am a big fan of the idea of “the three levels of self-awareness” (3LSA). In other words, I am able to be fully aware of my thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations at any given time. That awareness allows me to be fully in the present moment, without getting distracted by what I might have been thinking and feeling.
There are actually three levels of self-awareness. One level is focused awareness where you focus on what you want to be aware of at any given time. Another is focused attention where you pay attention to whatever your conscious mind is trying to focus on. The third level is the attention level where you pay attention to whatever your subconscious mind is trying to focus on.
On the level of self-awareness, we can build on our awareness level. We can build on our awareness level by reading the same old, or more familiar, text on the day you get in, or writing about a day you get in. In addition to our awareness level, we also have the ability to build on our subconscious level and, as we get more conscious, get more conscious of what we have learned in our subconscious mind.
Self-awareness also includes the ability to do things we would never do ourselves. How we react to our actions and reactions is controlled by the subconscious mind. So what we did before we even realize we were doing it didn’t matter. We just acted and reacted anyway. As you get more conscious of your own habits and reactions, you’ll find yourself reacting and acting exactly the way you would react and act on your own.