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A Journey of Self Discovery - Discovering your Best Selves for Living Life to the Fullest!

Writing is my passion. I have an undying thirst and quest in the field of writing. Some eat, drink, or use drugs when stressed; I write.

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Some might think it is unnecessary to know oneself. It is essential, and we should live each day with a fresh perspective. Understanding who you are and what you are passionate about is the key to living life to the fullest. One must also know what one hopes to accomplish in life. Our beliefs, values, and experiences have shaped us into who we are today.

While our life experiences will shape us, some good, some not so good, this does not mean we already know who we are and what we want. To learn who we are, we need to be prepared to experience a sense of clarity, purpose and never let our lives overwhelm us with so much stress that we don’t know what to do.

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There comes a time when a person may not feel as comfortable in their skin as they’d like. This journey can be a never-ending process. The pressure from society and other people’s goals and desires makes people strive to please others and wonder what they want. Among my favorite quotes are Lao-Tzu’s: He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise.”

If you are miserable at the end of each day but do not know why it is time to look for answers. Our lives should not continue as if we are asleep. Then you have not come into contact with what life offers if you only focus on how to live your life to the fullest.

The prisons designed by our minds can not hold our lives hostage; we must handle everything holding us back. Those words do not suggest that you can dream of another life, but they implicitly imply that you can exert yourself on the road to living your life to the fullest.

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When you allow someone to be a mirror for you, you must see yourself in them. What can someone tell you about you, and what part of yourself do you see in that person? A person’s identity becomes attached to other people’s beliefs and values when they allow others to function as a mirror in their lives.

The result is that they observe what they see in others, which is what they recognize in themselves. It becomes a mirror through which you can see more about yourself, what you fear, and how you may fool yourself.

You have already started the search for a solution by reading this article. However, we should know that written information is worthless unless put into practice. Limited people follow through on ideas without guidance, are self-motivated, and can successfully use written information. Therefore, you need a mentor, such as a coach, to guide you through taking action and getting results.

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Even though one may think it is easy to be oneself, it is hard when one loves following the crowd. It should also be easy to wake up and do what you want, but someone who lives in fear of judgment confines themselves to fit in without even realizing it.

Every individual has different aspects of themselves that they display under various circumstances. Often, children behave differently in front of their parents, their peers, and their significant others. Those “invented selves” are customary, and everyone does it.

Are you living your life, or is someone else living your life? If you live a guarded life and seek your “Authentic” self, the big question is, are you living your own life, or is someone else? It is essential to ask yourself this question to find out what their authentic self-difficulties are. A person should also ask themselves, “How do I see myself when I look in the mirror?” Am I developing my image, or am I letting someone else be like a mirror for me?

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How to be your “Authentic” self

• Learn about Your Biography
• Love yourself
• Develop the ability to think critically
• Identify and define your goals
• Embark on a journey of self-discovery
• Welcome, your life's unique curriculum.
• Quiet the voices in your head
• Be in control of your destiny
• Live a life that you love

All of us have gone through those significant moments in life where we have failed to stand up and stand firmly for who we are and what we want out of life because of our fear of standing up for ourselves. As the world is constantly changing and social media attacks us daily, how can we decide what we want in life?

Culture, religion, family, government, work, and every other representation — of who we are and what we should be shaping us. It is people who decide your needs, your zip code, and your identity by telling you what kind of lifestyle you should have. You must know who you are and what you want from life, which boils down to spontaneity.

Mr. Marvin Sapp - The Best In Me

Are You On The Path To Self Discovery? It doesn't matter how old you are or how well you know yourself. We're complicated people, and the road to understanding

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. When you think about the "big picture," what is your life really about?
    • Paying off my mortgage and student loans.
    • Making sure I'm an excellent mother to my children.
    • It's about being at peace with who I am and making a conscious effort to be a good person.
  2. What drives you to explore your life?
    • It's important to understand what makes me tick as a person so I can better understand my place in the world
    • What in the world are you talking about?
    • guess it's good to have a strong sense of who you are as a person.
  3. Do you ever act in a way that surprises even you?
    • I don't realize it as I'm doing it, but later on I'll wonder why I behaved in a way that was out of character.
    • I don't really spend a lot of time thinking about my actions.
    • I always question my actions. Not in a way that's insecure, but in a way that's curious.
  4. If you could change anything about your life, what would you change?
    • If it were up to me I'd be living on the beach in a mansion drinking Mai Tai's all day long.
    • I'd love it if my life felt more balanced.
    • I wish I could travel abroad and really find myself.
  5. What do you do to ensure you lead a peaceful and fulfilling life?
    • After a particularly stressful day or week I try to take time to focus on my needs and what makes me happy.
    • I do yoga everyday and I've recently decided to start meditating.
    • I make sure our house is well-stocked with red wine and dark chocolate.

Answer Key

  1. Paying off my mortgage and student loans.
  2. It's important to understand what makes me tick as a person so I can better understand my place in the world
  3. I don't realize it as I'm doing it, but later on I'll wonder why I behaved in a way that was out of character.
  4. If it were up to me I'd be living on the beach in a mansion drinking Mai Tai's all day long.
  5. After a particularly stressful day or week I try to take time to focus on my needs and what makes me happy.

Joel Osteen. "Your Best Life Now."

Know who you are before the world tell you!

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How to Find Your True Self - Swedenborg and Life

© 2016 Pam Morris

Comments

Miss Naila on May 05, 2020:

Hi,

I truly enjoy your article, this is the topic which is close to my heart.

Pam Morris (author) from Atlanta Georgia on July 14, 2016:

You are so welcome Be Blessed!!!

LJ Scott from Phoenix, Az. on July 14, 2016:

It is good to see such inspirational message, and that is why hubpages is a Godsend... so many kinds of voices... yours was definitely a positive one, at a time I need to hear some positivity, Thanks!

Pam Morris (author) from Atlanta Georgia on July 14, 2016:

Thank you so much for sharing with me how much you enjoyed my hub. I love Marvin Sapp song "The Best in me" as well. It an inspirational song. Also, I appreciate you for voting my article up for approval.

LJ Scott from Phoenix, Az. on July 14, 2016:

WOW!!! what a verrry inspirational Hub ... I especially love that song The Best in Me... Thank God for that because so many in my life have judged me for what they think of me, or what they THINK they know....but only God knows..... PHeewwwwww; Voted Wayyyy Up!!!!

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