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Self Awareness is the key to Self Mastery

The Concept

Self-awareness centers around the art of knowing oneself. It means being aware of your capabilities, your thoughts and experiences in order to succeed in life! It is only people who are self-aware know the art of self-control. The basis of self-awareness is not to be judgemental about your actions and thoughts. It also revolves around introspecting, freeing your mind from prejudices, monitoring your emotional outbursts, becoming more open and accepting, and keeping a check on your thoughts.

The Story

Walt Disney’s animated movie Mulan shows the female character – daughter of a courageous old warrior dress up as a man to participate in a war because her dad was too weak to do so. In the end, she is the one who helps save the Emperor’s life. The movie showcases a character who knows herself and does what she believes is right not caring for the gender stereotypes. You can do whatever you want to regardless of what anybody else thinks.

Mulan
Fa Mulan is a person who knew her strengths and weaknesses well.
How to help kids know themselves better:
  • Spend some meaningful time with them every day. Give them your undivided attention and love.
  • Speak to them and appreciate them for their good habits and strengths.
  • Tell them to be mindful about the feedback that they receive from others and how to process it aptly.
  • Inculcate good listening habits in kids.
  • Inculcate the attitude to be a life long learner and growth mindset in kids.

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9 comments

Abhijit April 22, 2019 at 10:37 am

An idea of awareness of self is important. Our culture says we are not this body, not this mind, then who am I. Being established in our own indestructible self is our goal to achieve.

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vidhya Thakkar April 22, 2019 at 10:46 am

Indeed! It’s the most important.

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Noor Anand Chawla April 22, 2019 at 1:03 pm

Self awareness is a virtue that isn’t given enough importance. I haven’t yet watched Mulan but your post has inspired me to.

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Shubhra Rastogi April 22, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Self-awareness is very important. Thanks for sharing this very aptly described.

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Sonia Chatterjee April 22, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Self awareness is extremely important in kids. It let’s them identify their strengths and work on areas of improvement.

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Priyanka Nair April 22, 2019 at 2:41 pm

A very important point to develop a habit of self-awareness in kids, which will be very helpful for them lifelong.

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Siva April 22, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Nice post giving time to our loved ones is important 😊

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Sonia Dogra April 23, 2019 at 2:21 am

Self awareness in children. You never think of these finer aspects until they are pointed out. You just did that.

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Vartika Gakhar April 25, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Every parent should read your posts. Self-awareness is a life long habit which should be inculcated early in life.

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