A foundational idea in this discussion is:
The more aware we are of ourselves, the more choices we will have. The more choices we have, the more control we will have over how we show up in the world.
One element of self-awareness is acknowledging that we all have moods. Below are four basic moods that will help you identify and become more aware of yourself.
This list is not exhaustive and will serve as a guide in your becoming more aware. As you read below, take note of any experiences you are having inside your body… contractions or expansions, temperature changes, increased heart or breathing rate…just notice as if you were on a train and you were noticing scenery. Resist judgment or analysis. (eg, “I noticed tightness in my throat when I read about….”:
Please understand that at some point in life we all have experienced each of these moods. The greatest challenge is to suspend judgment when acknowledging a mood (Avoid thinking that…Resignation = Bad… Ambition = Good) when we are becoming aware of ourselves.
If you would like to explore these moods in greater depth, or you have general question about how to shift your moods, please reach out to me at
Keep in mind that we are not responsible for the mood we wake to or find ourselves in the moment, but we are responsible for the mood in which we choose to reside.
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