Awaken Your Best Self; Become the Hero of Your Life's Story
Life is difficult and complex and there are many possibilities of who we can become in the course of our lives. It is easy to lose connection to our finest aspirations and who we are in our efforts to gain worldly acceptance and physical comfort. However, for each of us there is a “best self”. We can awaken our best self by staying true to our own spirit as we grow through the gifts and challenges that life brings to us.
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams: who looks inside awakes.” Carl Jung
The forces of the physical world can seduce us into becoming someone we are not, in hopes of finding approval and worldly success. As we grow through both the gifts and challenges of our lives, it is critical that we don’t allow fear of worldly rejection or the short term promise of worldly reward to lead us away from who we are.“First of all, life is a Journey…every experience is here to teach us more fully how to be who we really are.” Oprah WinfreyWe conceptualize life as a spiritual journey played out on the world’s grand stage. Both the challenges and gifts of our lives have value for helping us awaken our best self. But the wounds and fears created by life’s challenges and the ease created by our gifts can lead to seek security and ease rather than our best self and our best life.“If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living.” Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell wrote about the concept of “The Hero’s Journey”, an optimum life story, where we emerge as the “Hero” of our life’s story and make our most positive contribution to the world. Within this book you will find a Real Life Collection of our newspaper columns which deal with a variety of issues related to becoming your Best Self and The Hero of your life’s story.