As I move into a new month, there is a new overarching theme. This month that theme is awareness.
An important place to begin in philosophy is this: a clear perception of one's own ruling principle.
This meditation is about the idea that we have to chose to move into the mindset of setting and questioning our goals. Think of people that start new philanthropic organization's to help people. Or a teacher who's overriding goal is to educate children and make them independent thinkers. They both have a desire to help people, and both have devises a method to fulfill their desires.
This is different than being self-aware. From the time you recognize your face in the mirror, we are aware that we are unique. But no one expects you to have life time goals or desires at this time. Often our childish goals are to get an A, or to make the team, or to get the girl.
Your self awareness, foundations of your character and beliefs worth upholding grow as you grow. People come to their true self overtime.