When was the last time you studied yourself? As in a topic well worth knowing? In Depth?
To avoid squandering the precious gift of life, we must know we are in order to properly set the course forward, to properly plan the path toward to becoming our best selves. Just as a wise sculptor studies her marble before she begins to create her masterpiece so too must we study ourselves.
The journey inward can be an exciting one, certainly always interesting, often fascinating as we unravel the where’s and why’s of our drives, desires, wants and wishes. Some we will cherish and wish to keep. Others we will quickly discard once we haul them forth into the fullness of our awareness.
“You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it.” – Ken Keyes Jr.
“It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on the battlefield.” – Cornel West
“I have a sneaking suspicion that leading an examined life and being really tan aren’t consistent with one another.” – Dov Davidoff
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier