Self Exploration is a lifelong experience. I have often wondered why we seem to know so little about ourselves? As I have explored these ideas I begin to see that it is because we are not our bodies or our personalities and they truly are new to us–something to uncover and learn about.
There are several alternative ways to do self exploration and three of my favorites are astrology, SoulCollage® and tarot. Journaling is another extremely valuable way of learning about yourself. Allowing yourself to immerse in nature and tune into the ways in which it teaches and guides you is a another great way. We recommend Lisa Michaels Blog if you are interested in exploring yourself and the rhythms of nature.
Meditation is the heavy hitter when it comes to learning the truth about yourself and life and God. The ways to go about meditation are numerous. I particularly like Adyashanti’s way of meditating which is to simpy “allow everything to be as it is” and observe yourself. Please know that you can meditate while moving, it is simply staying very mindful with every movement. Meditation is good for you in every way and the miracle is that once you make it a habit, you will begin to really look forward to your meditation time. For more specific information on meditation, please read our chapter on meditation in Spiritual Prescriptions for Turbulent Times.
I would love you hear from you about your favorite ways to learn about yourself. Let us hear your ideas on this topic.