Each and every one of us has a blind spot (or 2 or 3 or…) some have more than others. One of the things that cues me to begin some self examination is when I see something within me that continues to recur over and over that I either really do not like and want to understand how I can begin to make that negative “pattern” come to a stop, OR when there is something wonderful that has happened over and over again so that I can make sure that I continue to create that powerful and beautiful pattern over and over again.
Socrates believed that that our lives were for personal and spiritual growth. I believe this too. When we fail to grow to that effect then we really need to carve out the time to reflect and examine our lives. This is a beautiful and sacred practice we should all begin to develop in order to become our greatest self.
I think of the Scripture from Matthew 7:7 that tells us to Ask, Seek, Knock and THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED. This is how GOD reveals, answers the deep questions that we have of ourselves, our lives, our purpose and how we can make transformations in our life that cause us to experience the sacred, the holy moments, the grace, the capacity to forgive, the desire for MORE of HIM, the need for GOD in your biz…
What doors are you ready to open and examine the things behind them? Are they the doors to your heart? The doors to your biz, the direction you need to take with it? Doors to personal relationships that need some sort of beautiful resurrection? Maybe you need to knock on the secret doors to your creativity that you don’t even know about yet? Do you have a longing to paint or make music or take inspirational photos, or create in general? ASK for it in the knocking.
EXAMINE who you are now, and who you long to be. What’s lacking? What is there too much of, to little of? WHAT? What needs to be different?
There is a method of self-examination that is called “Socratic dialogue” and helps you to determine what is unsettled, unfinished, something that seems missing from your life, things you can’t quite pinpoint on your own.
When we examine our actions, we can decide if they’re based on what ‘they’ think or directed by our intuition. You can dialogue with a coach around this, or a spiritual adviser can help see those blind spots with you. Self-awareness is not a selfish thing, it’s a beautiful and holy and sacred part of your journey. Where do you feel empty or too stuffed with stuff that you need to let go of in order to fill the empty heart with passion and purpose and calling?
Do you like who you are becoming, or is it time to make a change?
Ask, seek and knock …
Find out how coaching can help you examine your life and how you can become your very own heart’s desire…
Awakening, Examining & Creating a Life Worth Living,
Kathryn Rich Bonner