What does it mean to complete self-discovery?
Wikipedia states: the term “journey of self-discovery” refers to a travel, or series of events whereby a person attempts to determine how they feel about spiritual issues and priorities.
Just a month ago I viewed the world from a different shade. I was a workaholic, spending 10-12 hours a day in the office and then at least another 6 hours out of the office worrying about work. I felt stressed out, exhausted, and even overwhelmed some days with life in general. I sacrificed time with my family, missed my son’s sports games, and barely had a social life to go to work and still not live up to the corporate set standards. My job had become my life, and it was sucking me dry. I was the girl that kept telling herself that if I kept working like a dog I could earn enough money to eventually be able to break off and do something I love…let’s face it, that was just a vicious cycle. I’ll be turning 31 this August and I was still where I was two years ago career wise. My blog had sat inactive for seven months and I hadn’t posted anything in etsy.com for months either. I had become stale. Then I lost my job…
This was a revelation for me, a release from an imprisonment I had put myself in many years ago. The opportunities are endless for me now. I have the chance to make a career change, a spiritual change, and to change myself. During my first few weeks “off” I did a lot of reading, inspirational and motivational reading, I started blogging again, I started practicing yoga, I visited my Grandfather more, I made time for connecting with people…I started redesigning my life. I started my “journey of self-discovery”.
Everyone’s journey of self-discovery will be different, just as we are each individual and unique. I believe that self-discovery, self-reflection, and meditation are truly components we need to complete in order to really find happiness and our true path. I feel this is a constant process, the world will always be throwing us twists and turns but if we can really get in touch with ourselves than we can lead an open and fulfilling life no matter what comes at us, and learn from each experience.
I visited a site called www.psychcentral.com and they give you specific questions to ask yourself, dig deep and find your inner truth and purpose kind of questions.
- “Who am I?” – what makes you unique, what defines you as an individual?
- “What do I need right now more than anything else?” – are you truly taking care of yourself? Spiritually, Physically, Emotionally?
- What meaning can I draw from this experience?” – what is the silver lining? What is the lesson from the challenge?
- What feeling do I most want to have in my life?” “What do I want to be doing more of in my life?” “What do I want to be doing less of in my life?” – what do I keep doing or keep in my life that doesn’t make me happy, what am I lacking that would make me happy?
- What am I resisting, or attaching to?”
- “What are my gifts? How can I share them with the world?”
- “How can I celebrate each day, or the moments of my life?”
Sit down and ask yourself these questions, are your answers in line with how you are living your life? Mine weren’t, but I’m changing that.
Knowledge comes from study, Wisdom comes from experience.