This post is inspired by author and monk Jay Shetty, whose words often inspire and aid my own personal development. A big part of being able to understand yourself is the MIND. Our precious friend and at the same time powerful foe.
The mind is responsible for the way we consciously see the world and at the same time, 98% of what is going on is hidden in our subconscious. Thus, by diving deeper into your subconscious (your patterns, limiting beliefs, history) you grow and understand yourself.
When you Grow, I don't believe you change who you are. I believe that growth is about developing yourself and tapping into those hidden drawers that affected your behavior and taking control of them rather than they of you!
Personal growth can take many forms, such as learning new skills, expanding one's knowledge and understanding, developing greater self-awareness, improving relationships, and cultivating a more positive mindset. It may also involve facing and overcoming challenges, embracing change, and exploring new opportunities.
Personal growth is a continuous process that occurs throughout one's life, and it can be approached through self-reflection, goal-setting, mindfulness, and seeking feedback and support from others.
Ultimately, personal growth is about creating a life that is meaningful, fulfilling, and aligned with your values and aspirations. It requires a willingness to take risks, to be open to new experiences, and to embrace the challenges and opportunities that come with growth and change.
Now what is the role of Awareness in Growth?
Awareness can be a powerful tool for personal growth as it helps individuals to better understand themselves, their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and the world around them.
Here are some ways in which awareness and personal growth work together:
Self-awareness: It helps individuals to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which can help them to identify areas for personal growth. W
Emotional intelligence: By building awareness people can better understand and regulate their emotions, which is an important component of emotional intelligence.
Empathy: Awareness helps to develop greater empathy for others, which is an important component of social intelligence.
Mindfulness: Becoming more present and mindful, can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall well-being.
In summary, awareness can help to develop important skills and abilities that are essential for personal growth, such as self-awareness, emotional intelligence, empathy, and mindfulness. By cultivating awareness, you can become more intentional and mindful in your actions, leading to greater clarity, purpose, and fulfillment in life.