I created this illustration eyelash logo for a client in order to show her that she is not alone in her struggles with self-awareness. In fact, it is a part of the reason why I created the graphic.
I can say that the eyelash logo shows that you are not alone in your struggle. Because I have been there, and I can tell you that there is no one who is really, truly “self-aware.” There are no “I” statements in any of my stories or interviews; there are no “I” statements anywhere except in my own mind. I don’t know anyone that has a complete and constant awareness of their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
To be fair, I haven’t actually read any of your stories or interviews, so I’m not really sure how you know so much about how you think. I know that you are the kind of person that keeps a journal or keeps a diary in which you write in. I also know that you are an extremely intelligent person who keeps a running log of every single thought you have. I’m not that smart, and I don’t use a diary.
I think this is a good question because a lot of people don’t realize that they have thoughts. It might seem like a weird thing to think, but if you read your daily journal regularly (or at least every other day) you will notice that you have thoughts that are different from the ones you wrote in. For example, you might write in your daily journal, “I have to go to the grocery store tomorrow” or “I have to go to the store”.
If you don’t like the way you are thinking at the moment, you will have to change your thought patterns. Every time you write something in your journal, you are not thinking as you would like to be thinking. You are simply forcing the thoughts out.
It’s like in a race. If you write down the best route to the finish line, you are not thinking of the route you want to take. You just write it down. If you choose another route you will have to change your thinking.
It has been said time and again, that art and imagination are not a substitute for hard work and discipline. But for those of us who have spent vast amounts of time, effort, and money painting our walls, floors, and the like, what we have gained is not a lack of imagination or hard work, but rather a lack of self-awareness. It is quite possible, in fact more likely, that we have gained an ability to become aware of our inner life.
This is a huge, and very good, step towards self-awareness. If you want to take control of your life, you will need to learn to see yourself clearly. For example, you don’t really need to brush out your hair every day, but you can at least stop and look in the mirror every now and then.
Self-awareness is about knowing that you are you. How you see the world matters. It’s not about being able to see yourself so clearly and so often. It’s about learning to see yourself clearly and then seeing yourself clearly, and then seeing yourself clearly again.
Self-awareness is about recognizing what you are. That is what we are here to do.