Over two years of course work in completing my Master’s Degree and I have learned, both from the scientific perspective and from the personal perspective, that self discovery is the most important step in creating a fulfilling, enjoyable and healthy life.
The ancient Greek believed that “Knowing Thyself” was the answer to most questions in life. I agree. Those two words carry great wisdom. If you think about it… knowing ourselves physically can help us detect disease in the body at the early stages and help in the prevention of late diagnosis. Knowing ourselves psychologically, can help us notice stress signals and prevent burnout or prolonged unhealthy relationships. Knowing ourselves allows us to know our comfort zone and our fears, as well as our strengths and positive attributes to help us in the journey we call life.
Self discovery can often mean different things to different people. It is a journey that never ends, really. The more we know ourselves, the more effective our goals and plans can be. The easier it becomes to take care of ourselves and move towards goals.
The journey of self discovery includes finding your strengths and weaknesses. For some people it means digging deep into childhood and discover the experiences that shaped them. For others, it means examining their beliefs about themselves and the world around them. Self discovery often means examining our meanings and self imposed comfort zones. For others it means finding spiritual fulfillment.
The self discovery journey is different to each person. Ignorance towards self is in no way beneficial to us. As the ancient Greeks would remind us, “Knowing Thyself” is the answer to many questions.
Using clinical hypnosis is an effective way to reach deeper levels of connection with our wisest parts. However, the hypnotic state is not the only way to reach such depths. You have the ability to reach such depths by consciously asking yourself the right questions.
To help you along this journey of self-discovery I’m sharing with you the first part of a list of effective questions. If you give yourself enough time to answer them, you’ll discover or re affirm aspects of yourself that will help you in the creation of your best life yet.
1-What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
2-What is the worst thing that ever happened to you?
3- What one thing did you accomplish that you are most proud of?
4- What five words would you use to describe yourself to another person?
5- Who are you?
Give yourself enough time to explore these questions and write down your answers. You’ll be surprise as to how your subconscious mind continues to work on the answers. You will continue to get bits of information as they days go by. Write them down and keep them safe. You’ll have a more complete picture when I send you the second part of this list in the next newsletter.
As always, I wish you joy, happiness and inner peace in this journey we call life.
Your partner in health,