Podcast #2: What type of personal development is required?
Welcome to the UltimateQuest.org PODCAST. This is EPISODE #2 where we continue the ‘Finding your passion’ SERIES.
The TITLE of this episode is: What type of Personal Development is REQUIRED?
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR ULTIMATE QUEST.
In this episode we invite you to further consider what your ultimate quest in life might be. We help you to work this out for yourself. We can give you a few tips, strategies and contemplation techniques. But only YOU yourself can work this out and know what's exactly right for you. That’s called personal development!
What do you think an ‘ULTIMATE QUEST’ might be? What might the Ultimate Quest be, in your life? This is a very challenging question. Remember, it’s one of the BIGGEST questions we can ask ourselves! So take your time!
QUIET CONTEMPLATION WILL START YOUR QUEST.
But how do we do this? How do we best contemplate this question? How do we get the best answers to any issue in life? The answer might surprise you… The trick is to NOT to actually think about it! This technique is called quiet contemplation. Don't pressure yourself or force an answer.
AVOID USING YOUR INTELLECT & EGO.
Try this instead… Find a quiet spot where you won't likely be disturbed and just relax. Remain silent and still. Dim the lights or close your eyes gently if that helps. Quieten your mind as much as you can. Just keep the question away from your Intellect and your Ego. Be patient and gentle with yourself. Allow at least 10 minutes if you can for each session of quiet contemplation.
PATIENTLY WAIT FOR YOUR REALISATIONS TO ARISE.
Try to be open minded and welcome any answers that surface. Remember- no pressure. Gently invite any insight or realization to rise to the surface of your consciousness. Don’t feel any sense of urgency or judgement! Just allow any intuitive or heart-felt knowing to rise to the surface, when it is ready!
Just ask yourself what your Ultimate Quest might be, for you? Look inside for the answer.
KEEP YOUR EGO MIND DISTRACTED.
Keep quietly contemplating this question, at the back of your mind. While you do that, I will distract your ego by explaining more about UltimateQuest.org Believe it or not, keeping your ego-mind occupied might even help your contemplation!
ULTIMATEQUEST.ORG IS NON-RELIGIOUS & RUN BY VOLUNTEERS.
UltimateQuest.org is an independent personal development site. It’s run by volunteers who love sharing our passion for inner growth and helping others. UltimateQuest.org is non-religious, unaligned and not-for-profit. It’s not associated with any organization or religion.
OUR STYLE IS CUTTING EDGE & CHALLENGING.
In this podcast you will sample Ultimate Quest’s new approach to personal growth coaching. This style of self-development can be exciting and challenging. It’s high-end & cutting edge! It’s also meant to be playful and lots of fun!
WHAT IS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & INNER TRANSFORMATION?
So, while you continue to contemplate what your ultimate quest might be…… let’s discuss what personal development and inner transformation is all about.
Well...It’s mostly an INNER journey. But it’s not the kind of journey where you have to move house. We do however begin to see our surroundings in a different way! Think about how that could happen without moving?
This happens because on this journey, we change WHO we are, not WHERE we are. Maybe pause and think about that for a moment!
HOW DO WE START OUR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION?
STEP 1: REALIZE OUR NEED TO CHANGE.
The first step of an inner journey or an Ultimate Quest is just to awaken! We WAKE UP to the fact that something is not right in our life. We might feel constantly dissatisfied. We might even have a life crisis. Eventually we realize that it is OURSELF that primarily needs to change…not the external world. Plus we realize that we are solely responsible for doing that. At first this responsibility can feel rather overwhelming. So, think about that for a while!
This realization that we are responsible for our own growth, can be quite a wake-up call in itself! We of course mean a wake-up call in the meta-physical sense. Although some of us, I suspect didn’t get quite enough sleep last night, so you might want to turn up the audio volume a little or rub your eyes. Good luck in staying awake! But what do we do next?
STEP 2: RAISE OUR ‘AWARENESS’.
After we realize our need to change, the second step is to practice raising our ‘awareness’. That simply means becoming more aware of what’s REALLY going on! That can be at whatever level we choose to engage in! Now, that challenge might sound pretty cool. But how can we really become in tune with what’s going on?
This doesn't just mean being aware of what is physically around us in the external world. It also means having an expanded internal awareness. But what is that? This higher or expanded awareness means we also watch our inner world - our emotions, thoughts and habits. Think about that for a moment!
When we raise our awareness enough, we then realize that we are an independent, sovereign being. We can make our own choices! Plus we are solely responsible for the choices we make! Then we have to work out what to do! But how do we know what choice is best? That brings us to the next step...
STEP 3: TUNE INTO OUR INTUITION & INSIGHT FOR GUIDANCE.
Recognizing we are free to choose is so important. But how do we really know what is the right choice? That’s why we need this third step which is ‘tuning in’ to your intuition and ‘inner knowing’. That’s our inner guidance! That’s how we know we are ‘on track’ with our choices & decision making! It just feels right inside.
This process of ‘tuning in’ helps raise our level of consciousness, even further. It raises our vibe! That’s also how we unlock our hidden talent and capacity. You might be surprised at what hidden talent or ‘superpowers’ you’ve got tucked away inside! You just need to tap into this, deep within. Good luck!
Let's go back briefly to the big question we posed…
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR ‘ULTIMATE QUEST’ MIGHT BE?
What might the ‘Ultimate Quest’ be for YOU, in your current life? Have you got any ideas or insights yet? No need to rush it! Just allow your subconscious mind to further process this question.
Just keep that question running in the back of your mind. See what comes up for you later as an inspiration or insight. Try a few attempts at this quiet contemplation.
DELAYED INSPIRATION IS OFTEN THE BEST!
Here’s another secret.... That kind of DELAYED inspiration or inner knowing usually gives us our very best ideas!
Remember the answer to this BIG question is very individual. No one else can really answer it for you! You really have to ‘sit with it’ for some time. Keep in mind, you do have a whole lifetime to work it all out! But the sooner we get on with living our purpose, the better.
WILL YOU ACCEPT THE ANSWERS FOUND INSIDE?
Also, remember you already know the answer, deep within. It will eventually surface as an intuition or insight.
But will you pay attention to this? So often we forget to use what we already know. That ‘forgetting’ is called living in the Matrix or living in a hypnotic trance! Unfortunately, most people on earth live their entire life in this trance-like state.
IT MAY TAKE DAYS FOR AN INSIGHT TO ARRIVE.
So, after this episode, consider sitting down to practise some quiet contemplation. You might need to review the instructions again on how to do this.
Also try quiet contemplation over a few separate days. See what comes up from your inner knowing as an insight or inspiration. It can take some time, even days or weeks to come up with something special! So be brave & patient. It’s worth it! Good luck.
SUMMARY OF EPISODE #2:
Quiet contemplation will start your Ultimate Quest. Avoid using your intellect & ego. Patiently wait for your realisations to arise.
Here are the 3 steps to start your personal transformation:
· STEP 1: REALIZING WE NEED TO CHANGE.
· STEP 2: RAISING OUR ‘AWARENESS’.
· STEP 3: TUNING INTO OUR INTUITION & INSIGHT FOR GUIDANCE.
All this helps us to be happier and have better relationships. We can lead a more joyful & fulfilling life. We find contentment & inner peace. We usually want some of the above! These benefits might also come in handy for those challenging times ahead! Especially if we decide to go on some challenging Ultimate Quest!
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO USE OUR INNER GUIDANCE?
Is there an easy way to ‘tune in’ to this inner guidance? How can you ‘turn on’ these natural intuitive abilities?
You might receive an answer… but how do you know if it’s right for you. It could be coming from your ego! So, to learn how to discern the difference, listen to the next UltimateQuest.org podcast episode #3 titled: How do you know if something is right for you?
Thanks. I hope to see you again in the next episode #3. Bye for now.