The heart of the matter
- What motivates her despite her disability?
- Does she stay optimistic?
- Is she ‘real’ when in the presence of others?
- Knowing yourself is always about self-awareness
- Self-awareness looks into the way one thinks, feels and acts
- Self-awareness compares habitual reactions against intentional reactions
- Self-awareness reveals hidden fears and apprehensions
- When we become self-aware, we also recognize patterns and are better at articulating our emotional state
- Self-awareness helps us accept our own qualities and faults, our emotions and experiences
- Self-awareness gives the option to choose our responses to our thoughts, feelings and actions
I need a volunteer
- How did it feel when asked to volunteer?
- What was your initial reaction?
- Did you consider others first before deciding?
Our three most common reactions
Thinking Feeling Action
- A pattern is a repetitive thought resulting in an action
• The action/thought may have either positive or negative repercussions
• We may be oblivious to the pattern developing
Three Questions about Patterns
Masking(from the outside in)
• What mask do you present to the outside world?
• What do you do so they will believe this mask is true?
• What do you want them to think of you?
Masking (from the inside out)
• What do you want your mask to hide?
• What do you do so they won’t see behind your mask?
• What are you afraid they will see?