Today I got angry, and I realized this, so I went out to cool down. This is common sense.
While angry I started to replay the tape of what happened. But many filters intervened, and while playing, at the same time there was a who’s to blame game going on. Replaying the tape is metacognition. Seeing the blame game is equally metacognition.
At once I saw my mind going round in circles, and I stopped it. Anger gone, blame game gone. This is awareness. This is the power of awareness: suddenly you step out of it!
I went in the house and said I was ‘normal’ again. That again was common sense.