Self-Discovery

What are you discovering, uncovering about yourself these days?

As the earth turns, as summer rolls by, as good news and bad news come and go from the world around us…. what are you seeing about yourself?  How are you changing?  Isn’t that the duty and purpose of our existence as human beings?  To at least keep changing and growing ourselves with sincere effort to evolve into the best people that we can be?

In Ilchi Lee’s newest book, I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years, he’s got some great passages on the topic of self-cultivation.  He says that, “Continuously thinking good thoughts, acting on those thoughts, and moving your body and mind are all self-development…Being able to smile more often, overlooking the mistakes of others with a smile, telling someone more easily that you love them, and being true to yourself – these are also the results of self-development.”

Even as I type that here, I find myself breathing out with a sigh of great relief.  Isn’t it such good news?  It’s even the smallest things that we shift in life – just breaking out of the mold of our old habits the slightest bit- that makes us feel proud of ourselves and our brains start to produce positive messages.

I love the above quote. Simple but true.  It makes me thing of another thing that Ilchi Lee always says: Good news makes a good brain.  This is one of the key principles of how to have a healthy, optimal-functioning Brain Operating System.  Just as negative information is like toxic poison for our spirit, which then slowly seeps into our minds and bodies affecting our health, positive messages become medicine for us!

So right now, at this very moment, whatever issue of life that you may be struggling with, take a moment to pause, breathe out, and encourage yourself with a positive, hopeful thought about it.  Feel how your energy shifts as you do so, and you will find your mind and body relaxing.  You are now leaving the Fight or Flight mode and entering Rest and Digest.  The power to give ourselves good news is IN OUR HANDS.  Let’s use it to make ourselves better humans.  As we all know, the world definitely needs us all to be better and better humans 🙂

4 Thoughts.

  1. Great thoughts for the day, Danielle! The part about Fight/Flight vs. Rest/Digest really resonated with me. This is a much-needed reminder about taking a step back, breathing and simply noticing. Self-discovery and self-development are lifelong processes and there should be no judgment of ourselves or others. Here’s to open hearts and minds as we navigate through these times of uncertainty.

  2. Welcome back Danielle. I have missed your blog over the past months and it was wonderful to see two new entries. I feel as if I have also been “deep sea diving” within my own spirit/psyche/body and when it is intense it isn’t easy to surface. One of my reflections over the past months is that I keep circling round and round down a cone shaped funnel. Same issues, but more depth, more excavating, more exploration, understanding and acceptance each time I re- circle round. When I love and accept myself more it manifests without and is returned unbidden. What I have been seeking comes when I am no longer seeking it!

  3. Welcome back Danielle….I have missed your blog over the past months and it was wonderful to see two new entries.
    I feel as if I have also been “deep sea diving” within my own spirit/psyche/body and when it is intense it isn’t easy to surface. One of my reflections over the past months is that I keep circling round and round down a cone shaped funnel. Same issues, but more depth, more excavating, more exploration, understanding and acceptance each time I re- circle round. When I love and accept myself more it manifests without and is returned unbidden. What I have been seeking comes when I am no longer seeking it!

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