Why You Should Take The Journey Of Self-Exploration
Start writing a post
Entertainment

Why You Should Take The Journey Of Self-Exploration

Just give yourself 5 minutes to learn and understand yourself.

29
Why You Should Take The Journey Of Self-Exploration
Shannon Roberts

I recently attended a seminar led by Rachel Benor titled "How To Know And Love Yourself." Going into it, I thought I knew myself pretty well. I knew my likes, dislikes, and aspirations, but there's more to it all than that. I didn't quite have the understanding that I thought I did.

Following introductions, Rachel began by having all attendees close their eyes and present themselves with a question that they wanted to receive an answer for. We all sat in silence for a few moments, temporarily disconnecting from the outside world.

It seemed that the conflict caused by external challenges dissipated and listening to what the body and mind were saying became easy. Questions arose from my subconscious that I didn't realize were present the whole time, behind the scenes. The outside successfully tuned out many thoughts and concerns so that I couldn't actively address them.

The outside is just as important as the inside. Engaging with the world gives us an opportunity to learn. Even the negative experiences and encounters we face can teach us. What we habitually do is hold the anger and sorrow within us. Once we address it, it's in our best interest to let it be, and keep going. That is how we can continue to grow and thrive.

The seminar was interactive. After Rachel told her story and led everyone in exercises, she opened the floor to questions. The questions asked ranged from "How do I forgive a family member" to "How do I achieve my dream?"

A concept that quickly arose was how we can live in our movie. It's easy to look at the way we fit into others' lives and social structures, but it takes the focus from our lives; our own movie.

Living your own movie doesn't indicate that you are being selfish. Rather, it is a way to bring meaning and make yourself a better friend, daughter, father, etc. to others.

Discovering who you are is not something that occurs overnight. We must be patient with ourselves and listen. After all, we are all works in progress.

I couldn't recommend this more: give yourself just five minutes to listen to yourself. Yes, close your eyes and notice your breath. You'll surely find something you didn't realize was there.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

99953
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments