Self-awareness is the cornerstone of making aligned choices. The more aware you are of what you need, how you’re perceived and what your passion is, the better you’ll be at making the choices that are perfect for moving forward.
Take a beginning survey
Write a description of how you feel on your mental, physical and spiritual planes. Perhaps add an observation of how you feel about the path you’re on, what you’d like to see happen or change. Put a date on it and periodically revisit it and add new observations. Make a note of the subtle improvements you have made.
You’ll find a lot of useful introspective awareness processes in my book. Shape Your Journey, Clarify Your Calling
Look at your reflection
An interesting place to observe your personal growth is in the reflection you see of yourself through the responses of others. Even more interesting is the fact that what you don’t like in others is exactly what you don’t like in yourself. Work on that one!
Keep your acknowledgements in one document and begin to notice the threads and similarities. This will help you see where you’re succeeding and where you need work.
Notice your cycles
Because you’re always changing, you’ll need to stay constantly aware of your progress. This isn’t about comparing yourself to anyone else. It’s your personal journey and your personal responsibility.
Establish some pattern of introspection and mind map or journal, or do whatever you need to do in order to pause and listen to your inner voice. Having a record of various points in your inner journey is helpful in identifying the beginnings and ends of cycles.
Some people are more introspective that others
I get a little carried away listening to my inner voice and trying to figure out what all those nudges and insights mean. But inner awareness is the focus of my work. I even include a Deeper Song Process in my weekly newsletter to members of Deeper Song Community that comes from my life experience and curiosity.
If you’re capable of making thoughtful, aligned choices that seem to keep taking you in a rewarding and personally expanding direction, you’re already pretty self-aware. But since you keep changing, you have to keep looking at what you want and how you’re sharing your passion. Trust yourself to make aligned choices and trust the Universe to provide you with the right opportunities from which to choose.