This is part 3 in the series ‘Get The Life You Want.’ Part 1 can be found here
A few months back i decided to write a book documenting my journey to my dream life, and helping others to accomplish their dreams. It is not finished yet, but I have decided to start publishing it a few paragraphs at a time as a blog series.
The real work starts here. If you are determined to live your dream life, you need to know yourself inside and out. You need to understand your thoughts, feelings, and desires; what created them, and what triggers them.
Finding Your Dream
A Journey of Self awareness and Self Discovery
This can be scary. You’ll have to face parts of your past, and parts of yourself that have been blocked off from recollection. You will have to revisit painful memories, relive losses, and sit with your suffering. It is not going to be easy. In fact it may be the hardest thing you ever do. However, even if you had no interest in finding and realizing your dream, either for your own satisfaction or for the good of humanity, truly knowing yourself is essential to your psychological health and well-being.
The first step is to become an observer of your own life; your own actions; your own emotions; your own reactions. Imagine as if you are something separate from your body, and separate from your mind, and separate from your thoughts. Something that does not do, say, or think anything. It only watches. And it never judges. It does not have a moral compass, and does not see good and evil. It only sees things for what they are. Be the observer, and watch as you live your life. Watch as you interact with your loved ones, with your co-workers, and with strangers. Listen to what you say. Notice how you feel. At least once a day, sit down in a quiet place, close your eyes, and breath. Let the thoughts come like waves on the beach. as they show up, acknowledge them, and release them. Realize that every thought and feeling that you have is a normal thought and feeling for a human being. If it was not a normal thought or feeling for a human to have, you would not be thinking or feeling it.
If you have never practiced self awareness, do this for at least a week before moving on to part 4.