To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.” – E.E. Cummings
When you think of self-discovery, what are some of the things you should be keeping top-of-mind. Do you think about reality versus the spiritual aspects of your conscious being for a long period of time, or does such thoughts get resolved for you at a subconscious level without much effort?
Contrary to what you and many other people may presently be thinking, the process of true self-discovery is not really about finding yourself. No, you have not been absent from action and you have never really been away. It is, however, more about finding the person that you desire and want to be behind the self imposed constraints of your “personality”. Your past does not equal your future, and you can never allow your past to determine who you are going to be in the present.
Robert Brault put it beautifully when he said, “Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.” Do you know who and what you want to be? We are on earth to experience things. We are here to enjoy our lives and create our own reality. Do what we want to do – all of course, within reasonable parameters. For instance, being who we want to be and doing what we want to do, without hurting or harming any other individual in the process of doing that. This is important for us all to think about and examine.
So, it is all about becoming who we want to be. When we know who we want to be, we can then make preparations and plans in our lives to become that. We can set about doing the stuff we need to do, in order to become the person we want to be, one step at a time.
The Self-discovery of ourselves will result in, ultimately our happiness. So of course aspiring to be the person we want to be, and then making it happen is all part of that process. Once we decide who we want to be, it’s up to us to make it happen.
We should always be looking to better who and what we we are. It should not end when we achieve the goal of losing weight. This is an ongoing and never-ending process to be the best version of “me” we can be. You can make the most of your journey each and every day because even if you strive to be the “better you” paradoxically you are “alright’ as you are.