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Finding Meaning in Life

Finding Meaning in Life


Countless earnest people put a lot of time and effort into finding meaning in life but don't actually experience it because they look to outside sources rather than looking inside themselves. A major element of self-awareness is developing the ability to understand yourself so well that the meaning of life becomes clear to you because you're living from the core of your being.

When you're looking for meaning, it's important to examine the inner workings of your mind and heart, where the answers reside. Take the time to find out who you genuinely are and what you really want to do in life and you'll become more fulfilled from the inside out. For example: I found great significance when I finally decided to be a poet because I knew it reflected the authentic me. Now I live each day full of joy and purpose.

You can spend a lifetime looking outside yourself for happiness but it won't be as satisfying as simply following your true path. As you increase your self-awareness, you'll find that the answers you've been looking for will reveal themselves. How do find meaning in life?

Cheers,
Guy

Simplify Your Life with Self-Awareness

Simplify Your Life with Self-Awareness

The more self-awareness you have, the less you complicate your life. Many people devote an enormous amount of time and energy to cover up some lie, ignore some unpleasant thing they did to someone, or avoid dealing with some difficult issue in their past. What they may not realize is that, instead of making their lives easier, they're adding more challenges than there need to be. It takes so much effort to complicate your life that why not try something that will make you happier instead? Here are some tips to simplify your life:

  • Understand why you do the things you do.
  • Tell the truth.
  • Behave kindly.
  • Look for ways to make life easier for yourself and others.
  • Have compassion for other people.
  • Love yourself.
  • Heal your hurts.
  • Live the life you know you have inside you.
  • Show the world your true self.

When you think, feel and behave in ways that reflect the person you are deep inside, you don't have to worry about putting on a mask or doing things that make your life more complicated. Building self-awareness means taking the time to examine the things that don't help you succeed and replacing them with positive alternatives. What will you do to simplify your life?

Cheers,

Guy

Self-Awareness and Being Damaged

Self-Awareness and Being Damaged

Self-awareness is a quality that is in short supply in deeply damaged people because they tend to behave unconsciously, based on their inner pain. When someone is hurt at a core level and lashes out based on those inner wounds, it's a visceral reaction rather than one based on careful deliberation. Here are some characteristics of a deeply damaged person:

  • Thinking, feeling and behaving negatively based on past hurts.
  • Lack of empathy toward others.
  • Rigid thinking and inability to consider other points of view.
  • Inability to heal.
  • Reluctance to change, stuck in current way of doing things.
  • Lashing out at others based on unresolved issues inside himself.
  • Unwilling to examine what causes his inner turmoil.
  • Lack of understanding of what will really make him happy.
  • Seeks approval from people who don't really value him.
  • Pattern of negative relationships.
  • Harsh, hard, commanding personality on the outside, fragile on the inside.
  • Lies to self and others to justify incongruous, inconsistent thoughts and beliefs.
  • Treats other people poorly, a reflection of his inner feelings about himself.

If you've ever met a person like this, you've probably gotten a creepy feeling about them, unless you fall into this category, in which case the behavior seems normal. Thankfully, even deeply troubled people can change the course of their lives by replacing their old thoughts and behaviors with more positive ones. It's a long and arduous process, but anyone with the will to let go of the damage and love themselves is capable of doing it.

The key to being genuinely happy in life is to think and behave positively to make the world a better place for yourself and others. Self-awareness allows you to take a careful, meaningful look at yourself and heal the hurts that keep you from being your true, shiny self. What will you do to move beyond the damage?

Cheers,

Guy

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Believe in Yourself

Believe in Yourself

When you possess self-awareness, you trust yourself to be your own guide through life. So many people put all their energy into believing in someone else or some abstract entity that they spend their entire lives neglecting their own inner voices.

The key to living a profoundly meaningful life is to stop looking outside for answers and turn inward instead. You have every answer you need inside you right at this very moment. They may sometimes be hidden somewhere in the recesses of your mind, but they're in there, and all you have to do is be willing to put in the effort to find them.

Believing in yourself means that you take an honest, candid look at the person you are, keep what's positive and change what isn't. This process requires considerable courage because you have to look at the issues you normally try to avoid. Fortunately, after you do the hard work and build up your self-awareness, you'll be rewarded with being able to let go of the things that hold you back and live authentically.

What's your advice for believing in yourself?

Cheers,
Guy

Characteristics of Someone with Self-Awareness

People frequently ask me to describe the characteristics of someone with self-awareness, here are some examples:

  • They're in touch with their emotions and are comfortable with them, even when they're unpleasant or difficult.
  • They're comfortable with other people's emotions.
  • Their thinking matches objective reality; they don't make up scenarios that aren't based on demonstrable fact.
  • They're able to manage their thinking patterns and move even their most difficult thoughts in a positive direction.
  • Their actions lead in a positive direction for them and for others.
  • They deeply understand their strengths as well as their areas for improvement.
  • They're always working on becoming the best version of themselves possible.
  • They work hard to heal their inner hurts, preferably by going to a professional therapist.
  • They're genuinely happy with who they are deep inside.
  • They follow their dreams.
  • They live as themselves.
  • They're open to new people, ideas, challenges and changes.
  • They relate well to others and build positive relationships.
  • They treat themselves and others with kindness and compassion.
  • They make the world a better place because they're so comfortable with themselves that they're able to freely help others.

Imagine your life if you possessed any number of these qualities. The wonderful thing is you can achieve them all if you choose to actively develop your self-awareness.

Cheers,

Guy