How to Become Self-Aware

Shafeeka Hafeez
6 min readOct 23, 2019

You Already Are

We exist in a body that cannot quite see itself.

Except for a few occasional mirror reflections and selfies, we don’t really know how we look throughout the day.

Yet we spend an inordinate amount of time on our looks, trying to please everyone else, through a body we cannot see.

Is that how you want to spend the rest of your life? Trying to please others without really knowing who you are?

You don’t want to, but in the absence of self awareness, that’s exactly what most people end up doing.

We are wired to be truly happy with our true selves.

We, after all, spend all our lives with ourselves.

Mostly because — well, it’s not like we have a choice anyway. We are trapped with a voice that never seems to shut up, inside our very own head.

But imagine being locked up in a confined space with someone — all your life? What are the chances of you not noticing them? Every wrinkle on their face? Every smile? What are the chances of you not knowing what triggers them and pump them up? Slim. Likely, zero.

You simply can’t not know the person you spend every wakening moment with.



Shafeeka Hafeez

I write about startups building a more sustainable world | #SolveDifferent