Do you want to be able to thrive in any situation, and to live the life of your dreams?
Most people will answer a resounding 'yes' to this question. But despite a large section of the population saying they want to improve their life, this rarely happens. So, why is everyone not living a life of happiness and contentment?
Think for a moment about what you would like to change in your life...
Would you like more self confidence?
To stop attracting people who drain your energy?
Or to leave a job you dislike, and follow your chosen career?
Perhaps you want to stop worrying about what other people think of you?
To stop a pattern of emotionally distant relationships?
Or simply to put an end to procrastinating and improve your life?
If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then you may find it helpful to clarify exactly what it is that you want to change.
Ask yourself - how is this impacting your life now? What do you want to be different? And why?
Are you happy with your career... Do you want to stop feeling as if there is no real meaning in what you do everyday? You want to start doing something which makes a real impact in the world and makes you feel fulfilled?
What about your relationships? Do you feel deep down that you deserve a loving relationship, but you just haven't found that yet? And you aren't sure what is getting in the way?
Or your self-confidence... Do you find yourself holding back? Do you always put other people's needs above your own - either as a partner, parent or friend? Have you lost your connection with who you really are? Are you hiding your brightness so that you feel accepted?
Exploring how and why we change, and what stops us, has always been something which has been deeply interesting to me. It has led me from learning about techniques and therapies - which can be helpful, but are limited...
Through to eventually studying philosophy and metaphysics - the deepest level of understanding about mind, personal identity, thoughts and beliefs: The foundation for all major personal transformation.
There is a spectrum of personal insight. Practices which ease some discomfort, but which claim to be the answer to all your problems can be helpful, but can only take you so far. People do not exist in isolation - we are all influenced by the people and world around us, and the culture that we live in. So the reality of transformation is much more complex than you may initially appreciate.
If you are following a particular personal development pathway, you will eventually reach a point where you reach an impasse. This may be fine -if it has solved a specific problem, then you may have no desire to go deeper.
But for those of us who are on a serious path of personal or spiritual growth, it is only when we are able to access these deeper, existential levels of wisdom, and apply them to our own lives, that we can finally reach the end of our journey.
Imagine how your life could be if you take this journey...
Being able to deal confidently and easily with any situation that life throws at you..
Having a loving and supportive partner, and friends who genuinely look out for your best interests...
Getting up everyday and doing work which you really enjoy, and which is also financially rewarding...
Being able to put your mind to any problem, and to know exactly what to do to change it...
So, now ask yourself what is stopping you? Is this the first time that you have thought about making these changes, or have you tried to do it before? And if you were not successful, what was it that got in the way? What can you do differently this time to make sure that you are successful?