SOS BOOK (Chapter 3.10) Is it time for your personal transformation?
PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION IS A NEW WAY OF EXPERIENCING & RESPONDING TO LIFE.
It enables a whole new capacity and releases our hidden potential. All this can start with a simple commitment to spend just 15 minutes each day in quiet contemplation. This PRACTICE helps establish an inner connection! That allows us to progressively tap into the inner guidance that we need for the whole process. Quiet contemplation allows us to better tune in to our intuitive nudges & insights.
This guidance is always regularly presented to us: We are usually distracted and mostly don’t notice! We have downplayed their significance & benefit to us.
PRACTISE BECOMING MORE AWARE OF YOUR OWN THOUGHTS, FEELINGS & BELIEFS.
The next step in personal development is to increase our SELF-AWARENESS and quality of life. To help speed up our development & personal transformation, some additional special information, TECHNIQUES or exercises can also help.
As our inner guidance improves, we BETTER DISCERN what will be of most individual benefit. We could perhaps start by selecting from those already developed by masters of inner self-development as outlined in this ‘SOS Book’. These are the more established & proven techniques, not the more radical & experimental ones. We could further refine or expand this selection using our intuition & experience, and tailor these to our own inner needs.
IS IT TIME… RIGHT NOW?
Why might we fully commit to such a journey right now? Why would we immediately start such a personal transformation?
WE CAN USE A LIFE CRISIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REINVENT OURSELVES!
Usually the most compelling reason is A LIFE CRISIS, however LARGE OR SMALL. A crisis can provide the moment for us to deeply realize our need to change! Crises are usually major markers & turning points in our lives.
WE CAN BE TRIGGERED TO CHANGE THROUGH THE GRADUAL BUILD-UP OF DISSATISFACTION.
Why else might we decide to change ourselves within? Another reason is the low-grade suffering that’s ongoing in our everyday lives. Eventually our frustration and disappointment build to such a high level that we yearn for a new way of living. We actively seek an alternative to our increasingly unbearable situation. Again, this book can provide some key information to help facilitate this process.
GRADUALLY BYPASSING OUR OLD WAYS OF FUNCTIONING!
To introduce better life strategies, we can:
· start by committing to some regular daily quiet time to build an inner connection.
· better monitor our thoughts & feelings through an increased awareness.
· slowly overcome hurdles and transform into a functional new entity, with an enhanced & fulfilling quality of life.
By committing to a simple process of inner development and working on this for at least 15 minutes per day, we can achieve a major life change. We can simply start by regularly scheduling some daily time-out for quiet time & contemplation. This can progress to simple relaxation & breathing techniques and even meditation exercises.
WE ALSO AIM TO INCREASE THE AWARENESS OF ALL WE THINK, FEEL AND DO.
We become increasingly aware of our own inner guidance! We will likely find some additional information or exercises that resonates with us and helps us. If we carry this process through, it will effect a dramatic change: a personal transformation.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
But how does this all work? What is the mechanism at play?
REALISE THE ENORMOUS ABILITY AND THE POTENTIAL THAT RESIDES DEEP WITHIN US.
We can release all our hidden capacity! The more we work on our personal development, the more routine it all becomes. Within a few weeks, what seemed unusual is now more effortless & automatic.
We better access our mind’s enormous problem-solving capacity by tuning in through quiet contemplation & meditation. We then practice executive decision making and choose more positive outcomes. By choosing more beneficial thoughts & pathways, we optimize our life. Together, this is a formidable apparatus – a positive process of life enhancement.
But sometimes we have doubts about starting such a personal journey. How do we overcome these? We discussed this next in Chapter 3.11