According to the modern psychology self consciousness is a state of mind where especially in interpersonal relationship we focus on our thoughts and we disconnect ourselves from the person we are speaking.( that is why I called bad, just to make clear the difference
). Paradoxically I found some people that meditate that have not a good interpersonal connection if they have low self esteem, because they focus on their feeling inside, how they appear etc.,
Instead I have the opinion that the power of now is so efficient simply because as all the Zen and Indian tradition( which Eckhart in my opinion is the maximum interpret todays) points the distance that arise between the Observer and the Observable.*1
let's say a "good" awareness,
the one awareness
Now the point is that in my meditation sessions I met a lot of people that become much more self consciousness detached from the others than aware.
The same Eckhart, that is a great guy, pure energy in his genuine laughing, with genial intuitions, when it speaks takes pauses, goes inside himself, same pattern you can see in great modern Avatar as Krisnamurti, Osho and other personalities I met that are not known.
I think the difference is that these people understand deeply the human beings but still are less " human" a bit detached. I am saying this because I noticed that most of the people I met with ( bad) self consciousness ( where again bad is not so judgemental is just the way modern psychology see it) also kind of slow down their words, concentrate on themselves, change the the way they look with the eyes, but differently by Eckhart, Krisnamurti, Osho they look much more self egoistic inside themselves.( I could possibly be wrong)
I am glad to have found this forum, it is a topic quite difficult to explain on other internet places.
Please, what are your thoughts about "bad" self consciusness?
*1 if you are a coder you do not like this definition