The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so we don’t have to stop and think about it every time we wipe our ass or start a car.
The problem is when we’re on autopilot for so long that we forget we’re on autopilot. Because when we’re not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them they control us.
The problem is that our body is the biggest organ in the body. We can’t control it. Our bodies do what they do because they have no choice. So while we can do things that we’d never do normally because we’re in the way, we still have our own lives too. You can’t just wake up one day and do something totally different because you’re not in the way.
So when someone tells you to do something you cant believe, the first thing you should do is try to figure out what the heck that is. But the second step is to look at your own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions. If you can’t figure out what you’re doing, then you’re probably doing it wrong. Take it as a challenge. The more you challenge yourself, the easier it gets.
Now that we’ve covered the basics of self-awareness, let’s dig deeper into the next step, which is to figure out what the heck you are doing.
This is a question that can be quite difficult to answer with any accuracy, but the best way to approach it is to look for answers to old questions that seem similar to what you are experiencing. You may have an old question for which you know the answer, but the new question is probably a lot more complex.
This is a question you may have had a few times in your life. Like, perhaps, every time you’ve been told you’re a little bit too fat or too thin. Or maybe you have a question about your height, or how many shoes you wear, or how tall your friend is.
The new question might seem so similar, but the answer is in a whole different level of consciousness. You might be able to answer the old question, but the new question is probably a lot more complicated.
The new question is a complex one because the answers to the old question might not fully apply to the new question. If you can answer the old question, you may not be able to answer the new question. If you can answer the old question, you may have to come up with an entirely different answer than the previous answer. This is essentially because the new question is in a different realm of consciousness, where the old question can’t be easily answered.