awareness and what it really means.

I’m creating a new series on the blog entitled: messy journal entries. Totally inspired by The Messy Heads and how jumbled up and chaotic all my thoughts seem to be. Hopefully you all enjoy these posts, and feel free to add your own messy thoughts!

Awareness.

I’ve always heard of this word, but what does it really mean? How do I actually put it into action?

This is something that I think is important to your being. I just realized this as I was reading and thinking.

Awareness means realizing who you are as a person and will make you understand yourself more. Being aware of the little things about yourself, including how you feel, your strengths, your weaknesses, your dreams, your thoughts, and more will help you find yourself. Knowing these things about yourself and really taking them to heart will make all the difference, when the world is always out there with new influences.

Becoming aware means you won’t lose yourself. You won’t question your thoughts. Instead you will take note of the thoughts/feelings that are false, and instead replace them with the truth. You won’t become so affected by others’ opinions and all of the things that surround you. You will be well aware of how you really feel and not let anything get in the way of that.

This is honestly something I struggle with on a daily basis: really staying true to myself. Sometimes I feel like I might hide a bit of my personality, so I don’t seem too odd against the crowd. One thing I’ve realized lately, is that I need to be proud of all my features. Proud of every little bit of my mind and soul that make me who I am. No matter if I consider them flaws or not, I need to embrace them. I should be aware of who I am as a person, and never question myself.

There is no point in being insecure. Instead, become aware that you are not perfect. When you realize that perfection is something that does not exist, life becomes much simpler. I am still trying to wrap my head around these thoughts, but I know it is true. I am not perfect and I never will be, and I am completely okay with that. (Listen to Emma Mercury’s podcast for more about this topic of perfection.)

Overall, this is just a long journal entry type post that really came to me out of nowhere. Reading only a few sentences of A New Earth along with a combination of what I have been learning about life lately inspired this. I have learned that there’s no reason to doubt yourself, be anxious, or hide who you are. Instead embrace your life, spread positivity, and have fun.

These are all things I need to work on reminding myself, but trust me, I know it is worth it. xx

(This post was inspired by The Buttercup Baby, go check out her amazing blog!)

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