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Self Examination – Go Deep


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There are times when life urges us to seek more. Small changes to our comfort zone may fail to alleviate any sense of stagnancy or frustration, and we may need to examine our lives and ourselves more deeply to find the right place to start. Everything we need for success and joy lies within. But so often, life’s debris accumulates, building layers around our core that makes it difficult to access the truth that resides within. To reach the depth we wish to access, we must dive below these layers to the deepest parts of ourselves.

The first layer can be found in our minds. Our to-do lists and busy work are usually less important than we think, so we must look past them to examine the thoughts that matter most to us. The next layer can be found in our hearts, where past hurts and disappointments can sometimes cover up our vulnerabilities, as well as the truth of who and what really stirs the love within us. We can choose to go even deeper – to our center. If we can go beyond anything has affected us to the point that it blocks us at the gut level, we can reconnect with our power, our raw instincts, our organic yeses. Here, at the core, lies our truth. Our core is our foundation that supports us and what we’d like to build our authentic life upon.

When we examine ourselves to these depths, we are able to find what we wish to bring to the surface and what we wish to let go. When we remember what lies beneath our layers, we can look at what was floating on the surface, causing blocks and pains, and understand the purpose that they served. Oftentimes, it is the built up debris that causes us to go deeper, so we can search for the truth. Go deep, live life from your truth within, and watch your innate beauty manifest outward.

 

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3 responses

  1. I absolutely love this! Busy work and to-do lists often get in the way of what’s truly important. Sometimes zooming out we look at ourselves as a whole and notice that a few things don’t fit our personalities and we have no idea how those things became part of our lives. After zooming out, we can zoom back in and look for the roots that put those things in place in our lives. From there we can figure out if we really want to make them a part of who we are or not.

    May 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

  2. Terrific post, Erik, really profound and insightful! I love how the picture creates the tapestry for the prose you’ve shared here, it all comes together and makes for a complete package. Really well done, my good friend.

    May 9, 2013 at 11:53 am

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