Personal Development, what is it really?
What does it involve &
How can it change your life?
In all honesty PD is a life long journey, a continual practise of growth. It's more
than self-improvement; it’s about self-love and self-acceptance, embracing,
accepting, forgiving and loving you. It’s about raising your awareness,
becoming authentic, freer, happier and present. It’s about
personal breakthroughs, freeing yourself from the fears, doubts and experiences
that have caused you pain or kept you stuck. It is learning to fully give and
receive love, being vulnerable and gaining that deep knowing & belief that
you have the power, ability & access to work through anything you face or
feel, and accomplish anything you desire.
In the Personal Development journey we discover our greatest potential, desires & dreams. We build positive new beliefs about ourselves and see the love & the light that is already within & the magnificence of who we truly are. And as you grow and enhance your life in your PD journey you become a light and inspiration for others. That's a beautiful gift; to you, those you love and to the world.
So PD is your magnificent personal life long journey, for there is and will always be room for growth, for evolving, in this ever changing world.
It requires commitment, consistency, determination, willingness, discernment & courage & a whole lot of joy!. We must find a way to feel the joy in all we're learning, in what we focus on & choose to see each day, in the excitement of where we're heading. In your joy, you lighten the load.
It involves looking deep within and really becoming aware of who you are, what you value, what inspires you, what your passion is, what fulfils you, lights you up & brings you joy. To facing your fears and how you can enjoy contributing to the world. We can bring it all to life through meditation, journaling, reading, self-care, gratitude, guidance and support from various positive resources, teachers and mentors, both virtual and in person.
There is a wealth of information available to us as we travel along and although we have all that we need within to create a magnificent life, we often need direction, a place to start until we can tap into the power and potential of our own minds.
So I’d like to share with you some specific resources from my website to help you in your journey:
Because it is a life long journey you should never feel overwhelmed, it doesn't have to be done all at once or overnight. Positive steps, consistent daily actions (even if only small on some days) creating new & beneficial habits & routines will reveal your beautiful authentic self and create the life you were born to live. A life full of love, joy and meaning.
So always remember if it all seems too much or gets to much, that it is a process, a journey, but one that each day, each step, will help you grow, raise your energy vibration and feel more alive. This momentum will build belief; it will encourage you, instil hope and spur you on to keep going and to pull through during the hard times. Which will come without doubt in the normal course of life and the transitions we face.
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” –Dalai Lama
That better world starts with you, everything starts with you. But when you enhance your life (your world) you naturally lift and inspire others and make the world a better place.
To sum up with an Anthony Robbins quote "Progress equals happiness. When we're growing, when we're making progress even if we're not there yet, we feel more alive, inspired and happy!
Enjoy your PD journey for it is yours, you are beautiful, you are capable and you are worth it and so are those you love for your PD journey is also a gift to them and generations to come.Karen Offord › Blog 2020 › Your Personal Development Journey