A gift of Awareness is that it takes the focus off of others, whom we cannot control, and places the focus back upon ourselves and our actions. We convolute issues by pretending we have authority and responsibility where we do not, while ignoring our true sphere of influence. Often, in our personal and professional lives as teachers, we see a blurring of our understanding of where our actions end and the actions of others begin. The blurring of these edges into confusion speaks to a lack of Awareness.
Are we influenced by the behaviors and actions of others? Of course, but our power is lost when our Awareness is solely given to the actions and behaviors of others, while neglecting our own.
How do you spend your time relative to your teaching experiences- contemplating how you should change or how others should change?
How are your students helped when you maintain Awareness about your behaviors and actions?