When it comes to personal development I am a self-proclaimed rockstar! I have spent countless hours and days painstakingly pouring over books and reading blogs and watching movies both fiction and documentary. All of this done so as to absorb the precious wisdom woven into the words of the wise men and women chosen to share their wisdom with those of us who choose to seek a higher understanding of what our existence is about. I am always careful about how far I go in my pursuit of knowledge. I am a firm believer that humans are not meant to know everything about this universe. Some things, in fact, many things are meant to remain a mystery. That is a topic for another time.
Getting back to self-awareness it is only one part of the personal development wheel. There is also the intellectual and physical health components as well.
Yoga is a great way to tie together all three of these components. Yoga provides the body mind and spirit with an opportunity for growth and space for awareness and self-discovery.
I can not go down this path right here. What more can I say about all of this that has not already been said? Click out of my site and go to the next I am certain you will find some more authoritative advice and information on how to meditate and perform Yoga-correctly. I practice yoga from a very personal angle by altering what is usually the tried and true methods. I am certain that I will stir a pot of haters with that statement. I understand that Yoga has historical integrity and I, by no means want to tarnish that history. When I “practice” yoga it is always private and I have the purest intentions for spiritual affirmation in mind.
I have committed to (myself) to participate in a one year program. Yes, that is right, there is no typo. It says ONE year. My heart rate started to increase just by typing that in bold letters. The overarching theme of the program is success. I know this is the right time for me to pursue this program. I have to do this. The first week of the program deals with personal development.
Straight out of the gate, the second question is, “what do you consider an area of weakness for you in terms of your personal development?” More specifically it asks do you struggle more with intake or action? And there it is the action word. I thought I would have at least nine months of this twelve-month program to gear up for the action.
Back to feeling like a rockstar. I will continue to make that bold claim. Or perhaps I am more like an ageing superhero rather than a rock star?
Regardless, of my title. I have to take this year to put into action all the amazing self-awareness gold that I have panned from the depths over the past five-plus years.
It has to be the year of action. I can not see there being any other choice for myself.
Depression has knocked me down one too many times and I can not say with any amount of certainty that I will ever be able to withstand the blows from this mental illness, but I will sure as hell try my best by taking ACTION with what self-awareness and other personal development skills I learn along this crooked path I walk.