SOS BOOK - Chapter 1.4 Identifying our deepest needs... an inner journey
We have previously discussed the importance of inner needs and the benefit in exploring these. These needs may signal something more than just our genetic makeup or life experience. Hidden needs may even predispose us to certain life experiences.
They often manifest as a strong desire to express ourselves and share our special talents with the world. The outcome is a work in progress!
Life lesson No. 13 is: WE HAVE A DEEP NEED TO EXPRESS OUR TALENTS & ABILITIES
From deep within, we yearn to shine our unique brilliance. We want to contribute to the incredible human achievement of the world. However, the external world we are confronted with is often a repressive or hostile place. This starts with childhood conditioning and continues with social & group pressure. This inhibits our inner spiritual needs and can even totally suppresses them.
This is summarized as life lesson No. 14:
OUR SOCIAL CONDITIONING HAS SUPPRESSED OUR INNER NEEDS
If we accept the concept or possibility of hidden or suppressed ‘inner needs’, how might we find these? How would we then ascertain their quality or nature? This might seem impossible if they reside deep within our subconscious mind or even somewhere beyond! The answer however might be simpler than we imagine. Perhaps we don’t need to find an exact location! Our inner needs may not even reside in one specific place. All we really need do, is to access their meaning or purpose. To allow that important message to surface.
This method is summarized as life lesson No. 15:
INNER NEEDS CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY REMOVING THEIR CONSTRAINTS
We can release our entrapped desires and the related behavioral patterns. We do this by removing what’s blocking them! They inherently want to manifest and express themselves. They will then naturally surface to our conscious mind if we just allow it. If we invite them to manifest into our awareness.
The next question might be… ‘How do we actually do that’? To better explain this process, lets first paraphrase what we have learnt: Our inner needs have been repressed by years of social conditioning and subsequent habit. These inner needs have often been relegated to the back vaults of our subconscious mind. They figuratively have been trapped behind many ‘locked doors’. These ‘doors’ or barricades are our own self-limiting mental strategies.
This leads to life lesson No.16:
WE NEED TO OVERCOME OUR SELF-LIMITING STRATEGIES
This requires A PROCESS of SELF DISCOVERY and entails an ‘INNER-JOURNEY’ or ‘LIFE-QUEST’: A series of mental barriers or self-limiting strategies needs to be overcome. This enables the release of our deepest inner needs and the further growth of our potential. As a bonus, previously unexplored mind-territory or experience can also be accessed which supports and increases our growth.
Such an inner journey is also the only way to achieving true fulfillment in life.
We could start our self-development by acknowledging our inner-needs. By inner-contemplation or looking within. This will also involve following our true passions and finding our real purpose.
This process of SELF-ENQUIRY can be as easy or as difficult as we choose to make it! By using joy as our guide, and inner peace as confirmation of a correct choice, we can more easily find our way.
The logistics and preparatory training for this journey are surprisingly simple & intuitive, but the path itself may not always be easy.
That is what this book is about – SUPPORTING the reader in their own PERSONAL INNER JOURNEY. THIS BOOK aims to support the reader with enough background information to start & facilitate this quest in the modern era. This requires a special style of presentation, explanation & language. Some potentially useful strategies and practical techniques are also offered to help overcome our mental obstacles.
This journey of self-discovery progressively leads to ever greater levels of lasting happiness, inner peace and fulfillment. We get a better understanding of the purpose of our individual existence. The goal is progressive enlightenment.
Let’s overview this strategy with life lesson No. 17:
THERE IS A SIMPLE METHOD OF SELF-DISCOVERY
Our self-discovery automatically leads to personal transformation. The path itself should be one of maintaining inner peace. Along the way we progressively determine our specific inner needs and express them. We thus find meaning and purpose in our life and progressively achieve fulfillment. This quest of self-discovery and personal transformation leads to self-mastery and progressively to higher levels of enlightenment.
The SOS Book is continued in the next blog post:
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