“Everybody can be great – because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve … You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When they hear about self-awareness, most people initially react saying that it sounds a bit selfish to spend so much time looking for or at your ‘self’ and exploring, understanding and caring for its needs. I do understand that: the world is already so full of selfish individuals that we definitely do not want to add more names on the list!
But there is one thing that anyone who has travelled the journey knows: when you ‘find’ yourself and become aware of who you truly are, two things happen:
One’s own dharma, though imperfect, is better than the dharma of another well discharged.
One of the greatest obstacles that stops us from being in harmony with ourselves and release our true potential is the attempt to fit in a predetermined mould that society has taught us to believe is ‘the’ set of beliefs, attitudes, tastes and behaviours we need to adopt in order to belong.
“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” ~ Emily Dickinson
The journey of self-discovery has fascinated men since the dawn of history and occupied some of the greatest minds of mankind – and this is for a number of very good reasons. Continue reading