The first step in knowing ourselves is taking stock of the data available to us. What we say and think about ourselves, what others notice about us, and how we interact with the world, is all valuable material. What arises in our body, the quality of those sensations, is a great source of information about ourselves, but something we rarely pay attention to unless we are ill. Witnessing what we are feeling and allowing a space for that also tells us about how we are interpreting events and the assumptions we are making about those events.
Paying attention to our thoughts instead of just reacting from them also gives us alot of data about who we think we are.
Please go to my website and look around, or click here to read an excerpt from my upcoming book.