I met brock franklin at a yoga practice. His yoga teacher was a kind person who told me that brock was the only yoga teacher who understood the importance of self-awareness. And when I met him, I instantly knew that was true. His simple, yet profound words were exactly what I needed to hear, especially after years of being self-aware.
Brock is a yoga teacher, comedian, and author. To learn more about his work, you can check out his website and follow him on Twitter.
I spoke to brock franklin after his time on the island. He said, “I’m kind of surprised you’re not a member of this group. I’m not sure you’re a member of this group, but I’m sure someone in the group has a very different perspective on your work than I do.
A lot of people have similar, but different, opinions on the nature of self-awareness. For some, it is an innate part of our human nature, and for others it is something we learn and become more aware of as we grow older. For me, I’m one of those people, but I don’t think that the nature of self-awareness is something that’s inherent to our species.
To me, self-awareness is a skill that is learned and acquired over time. In many ways it is a choice. As you become more aware of your own behavior, you will find ways to make it more efficient and effective. As you become more aware of your own thoughts and behaviors, you will find ways to make them more effective. As you become more aware of your own feelings, you will find ways to make them more effective.
Self-awareness is no longer something that some external observer needs to think about you. It is something you can control. In other words, you can choose to be more aware of your own actions and choices. The problem is that if you are aware of your own choices, you may be oblivious to other choices that you have made.
As self-awareness becomes more common, people begin to realize that there aren’t always external signals that tell them what to do, especially if they are on autopilot. They may choose to ignore these signals, but as awareness grows, it becomes possible to control your own responses with the knowledge that you are making better choices.
This is true of most self-aware people, but you have to be aware of your own actions. If you take another kid to school with you, you are probably in no mood to take him to school, but if you take another kid to school with you, you are probably in no mood to take him to the next town.
This is where self-awareness becomes self-deception. If you realize you are driving the other kid to school, that you are allowing them to go to school or, worse, driving them to school, then you will start to regret that decision. When I was younger, it was a huge temptation to take a kid to school every day. I loved the feeling of being in control. I felt I was doing something well. I didn’t want to be in control anymore.
I think brock was referring to the reality that every decision you make affects the world around you. If you make a choice to be home later than you want to, you are allowing the other parent to make a decision, and you are allowing the boy to decide to wake up early. You are in effect allowing your child to choose who he wants to be to you and what he wants to do at a time when you are not being very clear about what you want him to do.