SOS BOOK - Chapter 1.17 The benefits of personal growth?
Let’s start with life lesson No. 53:
INNER SELF-DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS OURSELVES & OTHERS.
We as individuals and a Humanity, benefit from personal growth. The masters, gurus & experts agree.
One doesn’t need to be fully trained or ‘enlightened’ to start receiving these benefits or to help others. We also energetically contribute to the collective of Human Consciousness. This happens automatically, each adding their own capacity for good or evil. So the more positive growth from every one of us, the better!
This then leads to life lesson No. 54:
THE BENEFITS OF INNER GROWTH ARE ONGOING
The ongoing benefits from personal growth can sustain us and PROVIDE FURTHER MOTIVATION for more change & growth. So, our inner-journey can accelerate with ever increasing effect.
You don't need to go to a remote mountain top, deserted island, a commune. Not even to a special retreat. We don't physically need go anywhere special to grow. GROWTH IS AN INNER JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION & TRANSFORMATION
The journey is primarily an INTERNAL, REFLECTIVE & CONTEMPLATIVE one. It’s a journey of self-exploration, re-education & RE-POSITIONING OURSELVES. It does however lead to A NEW WAY OF FUNCTIONING & BEING.
THE JOURNEY IS A RE-DISCOVERY of our true nature & our potential capacity. It’s learning how to BECOME and BE that potential, starting from our current situation.
There are some well RECOGNIZED STAGES in undertaking a personal journey and many AIDS ARE AVAILABLE. We will discuss these later in this book. Persevering with this whole process is however most important. Many books and courses are available to help if one is so inwardly guided. This book will provide one such possible resource. This should be complemented with other information the reader feels in tune with.
Some spiritual techniques or practices can be valuable, but the optimal pathway is never fixed or set. There are as many ways or paths available as there are individuals!
THE PATH IS UNIQUE TO EVERY INDIVIDUAL
Can we honestly say that we have given our inner needs, those deepest dreams and desires a chance to manifest? Are we living our true potential? Why should we continue suppressing, limiting and sabotaging our true self-expression? Must we fritter away our time and our opportunities for real fulfillment?
WHY DENY YOUR UNTAPPED CAPACITY & ABILITIES? We sacrifice our full potential, in part because of some prior false conditioned belief or pseudo-need imparted in our formative years. Instead, we could embrace the challenge of becoming our new self, our true self. We can embrace this exciting new adventure of self-discovery now.
An important principle is life lesson No. 55:
INNER-DEVELOPMENT IS A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY
This inner quest leads to deep fulfillment, true joy and true peace.
WHAT SHOULD WE STRIVE FOR IN OUR JOURNEY?
… A PATH THAT IS DEEPLY FULFILLING. One that’s significantly positive in purpose and beneficial to all others.
…LIVING WITH FOCUS & CLARITY. As if we knew we had only one more day left to live!
…EMBRACING THE HIGHER PERSPECTIVE. Envisioning what we would want to do, if we could live forever.
…LIVING WITH SENSITIVITY, SENSUALITY & PASSION. Enjoying each moment and building joy, contentment & fulfillment.
…Living with KINDNESS & COMPASSION to self & others. To become more loving and to receive more Love.
…Being GRATEFUL & FORGIVING of our self & others. To allow an inner peace.
…STRIVING TO CONNECT AS ONE ENTITY in universal love. Feeling supported, whole & complete.
In summary, the AIM OF OUR INNER-JOURNEY is to BEST ACHIEVE OUR LIFE’S GRAND PURPOSE, for the ultimate benefit of all.