On self-awareness

Q: You’ve described self-awareness as one of the most important facets of EQ. How can people develop greater self-awareness?

A: Self-awareness means the ability to monitor our inner world – our thoughts and feelings.  Mindfulness is one method for enhancing this essential capacity – it trains our attention to notice subtle, but important signals, and to see thoughts as they arise rather than just being swept away by them.  Google University has built a course on this – one of its creators, Mirabai Bush has an instructional audio I recommend, Working with Mindfulness