Traffic lights are signals. We’ve learned to drive when it’s green and to stop when it’s red. Whenever we see a traffic light an automatic reaction sets in depending on the color that lights up. We know what to do.
When children grow up, that light is still information. That is until they are taught what to do.
Information is data that hasn’t yet been evaluated, judged, or assigned a specific meaning.
Signals on the other hand are triggering our immediate reactions. May it be a distinction between liking something or not, judging something as good or bad, or feeling safe or in danger.
Self-awareness generates the ability to transform signals into information.
It creates a moment between stimulus and reaction.
One we can use.