Melissa—We become self aware by taking note of our behavior moment by moment as others see it. There is also an internal awareness in which, moment by moment, you observe whether you are operating in an empowered or disempowered state of being, (Lance Wallnau). Whereas external awareness pertains to behavior, internal awareness pertains to your body posture, facial expressions, and tone that correspond to internal issues. External and internal certainly work in tandem. You may not know why your behavior is vile until you take the time to become aware of what is going on inside. Maybe you were mulling over a heated discussion you had two days ago, and because of how that made you feel, then you are sliming people right and left two days later. Awareness eliminates slime!