“Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. ‘Know thyself’ is not a narcissistic pursuit.” – Marianne Williamson
One of the things that appealed to me about self awareness was my ability to choose my own destiny. Instead of being a victim or passenger throughout life, I am the architect, the captain and designer of how my life unfolds. One of the interesting aspects is wanting to make spirituality and self awareness not be boring and bogged down with words that are beyond people’s comprehension.
I have read so many books over the years to appreciate how daunting this topic can be. Yes, I was bored silly at times with the content of spiritual teachers talking about inner wisdom and the universe. I vowed that I would explain this to people in a way that made sense to them and was accessible to the masses. Hence, the reason I started this blog. Its also the reason I get up in the morning and conduct seminars and workshops. It has to be fun. It has to make sense. It has to be spoken and communicated in a language people can understand. It has to make a difference to people’s lives.
So as you navigate the endless pages on the web of spiritual resources and personal development claiming that you must (insert claim here). Remember this – if it doesn’t make sense to you, then its probably not worth reading, listening or watching. Now please don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting in no uncertain terms that the information on the web is not worth exploring. Rather, it should speak to you in language, a style that is familiar and easy for you to understand, yet easily implemented into your life.
Choose and be selective with the information you come across. Allow it to strike a chord with you, so that you keep coming back for more. You want to walk away remembering the information and acting on it. It should be something you’re willing to explore in some detail. It should provoke you to think and contemplate. It should challenge your beliefs, question your ideas and principles on matters close to you. It should be credible and claiming to convince or persuade you.
Don’t be afraid if you’re offended by new ideas. That means you’re expanding your consciousness, exploring new territory – your mind will initially offer resistance. Most of all, explore varying opinions, beliefs and ideas. Ultimately arrive at your own conclusion and keep raising the bar. You’ll forever be expanding your view on the matter and it will constantly change as you evolve!