How well do you know yourself? Your strengths and weaknesses? Your perfections and your flaws?
Sometimes I have weirdest dreams. At school I was told by my biology teacher to ignore them, because they only clutter our mind according to her. It is not what I think though.
I think in order to know yourself better you have to understand how you feel and why you feel it. I think that our dreams are a reflection of those feelings, not necessarily in the things we dream, but in a way those things make us feel. So I tend to deliberately try and remember what I dreamt of and analyze that to see how that is true with what I am feeling in a real world.
Of course there are times when I do not dream at all and I am sure there are a lot of people who can say that they never dream (I don’t fully believe that though). So there is another thing I do.
When I go through life sometimes I happen to find myself in situations where I feel uneasy or uncomfortable, as we all do, I am sure. This is when I try to stop and deliberately think what exactly made me feel this way and why. Sometimes those might be completely ridiculous reasons like: someone I wanted to, didn’t give me the attention, I liked from them. And some are more complex.
When I was a child, I remember dancing in a circle of my friends in a some sort of a party. I was happy and I remember thinking I was good at it too. That was until I had heard my father comment on my dancing to somebody not in a nice way. I got upset and I did not feel comfortable dancing ever since.
Obviously now when I understand where this insecurity comes from it’s not really an insecurity anymore. I feel like through analyzing why I felt so uncomfortable dancing in the first place, I remembered the party and the silly reason behind it. It definitely helped me to put my mind at ease (well almost).
Ok and the point of this story is to get to know yourself. Be with yourself and understand what you feel and think and why. If You can’t do it, you can’t expect anyone else to be able to do it either. But the best part of it is that you CAN so why not?
Cheers with the glass full of elephant!