Self Awareness Meditation
To me, self awareness is defined as the awareness of your own feelings and spirit.
Self awareness allows us to cultivate a life we want instead of letting life “happen” to us.
Because of my own hard journey (more of that at the beginning of the video below) to become self aware I want to create a mindfulness meditation for self awareness.
I’ll be using the self awareness meditation script below the video if you prefer to lead yourself through the meditation.
The beginning of this video is my personal journey with self-awareness but I currently have this video to play at the beginning of the self awareness meditation but feel free to rewind it!
Alright, now to our self awareness meditation, feel free to save this as a bookmark, share it with a friend and revisit as much as you want.
If the video doesn't load at 17:05 that's where the meditation starts!
Self Awareness Meditation Script
Come into a comfortable seat or laying down
Relax your whole body, making sure if you’re sitting, your spine is in alignment so your breath and flow of energy can move through your whole system. Head over heart, heart over pelvis, shoulders relaxed.
Take a deep breath in.
And let it out.
Close your eyes.
Slow your breath down
Breathing into your belly, long and slow breaths
Imagine you’re in a boat or on top of a tree
Really set the scene for yourself.
Your thoughts are the river if you’re in a boat or the leaves if you’re in a tree.
Notice any distracting thoughts and watch them float down the river or drift away in the breeze.
Whatever thoughts pop up, simply notice them.
Watch them float or drift away.
Keep noticing, keep letting go.
Keep noticing and keep letting go.
Stay here repeating this as long as you’d like.
Come back to your surroundings, notice your feet or toes, and wiggle them. Notice your hands, wiggle your fingers.
Open your eyes if they were closed.
Did any thoughts keep coming up? Can you take some time to ask why? Journal or just process with yourself. Practice this self awareness right here.
Self Awareness Exercises
So, now what? How do you keep staying self aware? Or what are some other awareness meditation techniques?
Here are some great self awareness exercises that I use often that can also be very meditative.
Pro Tip Meditations don’t always have to be with your eyes closed or emptying your mind, they can just be a very intentional moment withour minds.
Check Your Reactivity
Check Your Triggers
Meditation.While I love just thinking and journaling, meditation can be a great resource too.
Dance, run, hike, or get outside.
Really anything where you can be alone and give yourself space to process. Leave your phone on silent and unplug yourself to just be. It’ll do magic for your self awareness but also for your soul.
Heck, if it’s safe for you and a safe place, try walking barefoot, connecting with the earth is so healing for our human bodies that are really made of earth too if you think about it.
(P.S. we love that plant-based diet life and have some recipes you can check out.)