Do not try to be aware in ‘some’ situations

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Questioner: What does it really mean to be passively aware in day-to-day life? Whenever someone tries to hit me personally, the reaction happens. But the realization that the personality is defending is not instantaneous. So, how to maintain awareness in such instances, when one feels personally attacked?