“Self-examination is the start of the real journey” is one of my truths.
Whatever journey that we are on this planet to take requires that first, we know ourselves. The journey is not worthwhile if the passenger isn’t present.
Self-examination starts with observation – curiosity of why we do the things we do or why we are the way we are. Being able to sit in some discomfort of not knowing is good practice. Sometimes we have to try on a bunch of identities along the way and observing what feels good and true to us and what doesn’t will help us know if the one we are trying on is true to us or not.
It is scary to realize that we don’t know who we are. In reality, we know exactly who we are but social and cultural conditioning as well as life experiences make things a bit murky. It may feel impossible to describe who we are. Once we un-condition socially and culturally and turn those life experiences into life lessons, then we can start the process of reclaiming ourselves.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.