Friday, July 07, 2006

Self-Awareness

What do you think of the following perceptions of self-awareness?

The first one is the thinking that we only need to know God, and we don’t need to spend time knowing ourselves, because knowing ourselves will make us more self-centred.

Calvin thought that “lacking self-awareness will not lead us to knowing God. Almost all the wisdom that we have is real and concrete wisdom, is composed of two parts: knowing God and knowing self.”

The second perception is to achieve self awareness through human psychology. They study diligently and without a doubt have increased their self awareness, but behind that some of the values are contrary to the Christian worldview. For example, they think that they don’t need God to achieve real self-awareness and affirmation of identity. The answer to the meaning and purpose of life can be found from logical thinking. Self-development and satisfaction is the core of personal growth.

4 comments:

Kel said...

how can one be aware of God if one is not even aware of oneself?

to be aware means to have knowledge of or conscious thought of something or someone

exploring self awareness from a Christian perspective includes the awareness that we are created by God, our purposes should be God-ordained and our awareness of others should also improve

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I have not met anyone who had no self-awareness. But I have met plenty of people who were unaware of God.

Let us look to Christ and self-awareness can find itself out.

God Bless

Matthew

Kitty Cheng said...

Kel, what you said is meaningful! Thanks sis.

Kitty Cheng said...

Matthew, I am surprised that you have not met anyone who had no self-awareness. I personally have seen many people who don't really know who they are, they are lost without identity. But you are right we must look to Christ.