Andrea Joyce has a new book out called The Third Level of Self-Awareness. I just finished reading it and it is absolutely great, so go check it out.
Another great book is The Mindful Lifestyle by Wayne Dyer. Dyer’s latest is The Mindful Home.
The Mindful Lifestyle, The Mindful Home, and The Third Level of Self-Awareness are all great books and great books have different meanings. The Mindful Lifestyle is a set of principles that many people have developed to live more mindfully in their daily life. It includes some simple practices that help them to be more mindful while at work, school, and in everyday life. The Mindful Home is a practical guide to living more mindfully.
Wayne Dyer has a great video where he talks about The Mindful Lifestyle and the difference between the three levels of awareness. The Mindful Lifestyle is the most introverted of the three and takes the most time. There are many mind-body exercises that you can do to help you be more aware, but you can also be aware in your mind of your body, thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.
I love to use the term mindful because it reminds me of the mindfulness movement that started in 2007. As the name suggests, being mindful is often about being with your thoughts. It’s about being aware of what you’re thinking and your interactions with others. In everyday life and in work life, being mindful means being aware of what you are feeling and how you are responding.
The more mindful we are, the less likely we are to notice a mistake. Being mindful means being aware of your body while you are doing something, and being aware of your thoughts and feelings while you are doing something.
I recently became aware of a small detail that has me constantly on alert. I was trying to take a shower last night, and I was running out of steam. So I kept saying, “I’m so lazy.” This of course ended up being a false alarm, but then I kept saying, “I’m so lazy.” This was a false alarm because, as you may know, running out of steam (or the lack thereof) is a common scenario for many of us.
This is the exact same problem that you experience when you are having a fight out in the open. It’s not that you’re lazy, it’s that you’re just not taking your mind off of your fight. In fact, in the moment when you realize you’re not doing anything, you say to yourself, “Hey! I’m busy doing something!” (or sometimes, “I’m busy doing something”). We are on autopilot.
At the moment you realize that you may be out of steam, you are already working at a very high level of speed on a very high level of speed. So, instead of saying, “Hey, Im busy doing something,” you say, “Hey Im busy doing something.” You might choose to try and do something else. You might choose to just sit there. Or you might choose to do something else, but not at the same time.
That isn’t to say that we don’t all have busy times. We can all get bored, or we can all feel like we have to do something, but when we do something we are making a choice to do something else. We can choose to do something else while we are doing something else. This is called autopilot.