I have the feeling that I have to write this post. I really want to get out what I think personal development is and especially what it is not. Because what can be confused is that personal development in itself is the only way. Also you could go to another extrem and neglect any positive effect personal development might have for you.
“All I want is peace of mind …” That’s something I hear very often. The feeling of inner peace of mind is closely linked to having inner space. Inner space means you have room for your thoughts to navigate.
For me, Personal Development is the continuous progression of personal growth by expanding my self-awareness and improving my personal skills. By progression I mean that there are essential steps to take when starting out with Personal Development. I believe that in the process of personal growth there are specific milestones to reach, and that without tackling these, personal development is not really possible or at least not complete.
The present moment is the only thing where there is no time. It is the point between past and future. It is always there and it is the only point we can access in time. Everything that ever happened and will ever happen can only happen in the present moment. It is impossible for anything to exist outside of it.