Sometimes days, weeks or even month go by without even realizing that you actually live. Your mind is so full of all the demands and needs and wants that you chase after every day, that there is no time left to stop for a moment and of consciously experiencing yourself. Does that sound familiar to you? So how can you live more consciously day-in and day-out?
Have you ever in your entire life asked yourself this question ? Was your answer, Bob Smith ? I just meant your full name, your first name followed by your last name. My last name changed when I got married. My first name has a nice meaning but is widely mispronounced and misspelled since my childhood. The point I am trying to make here is, I am not what I am addressed as. My name belongs to me. It is not “me”.
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.
Ariel Bravy is author of his site Youaretrulyloved.com and he writes amazing blogposts about spiritual growth. The content is not only Enlightenment or Spirituality in general, but there are also different insightful posts about creation, manifestation and the nature of reality.