Going Deeper: Find Time to Know Yourself and Your Mysteries

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Do you know yourself?

How well do you know yourself?

Finding time to explore life’s mysteries is something that always enriches us in powerful and unexpected ways.  And you know what? Many of the deepest mysteries are to be found right inside of you. Indeed, among the fundamental mysteries of life, our own hearts and minds can frequently present us with some of the biggest puzzles. Do you find that to be true?

But exploring this terrain can be daunting. And it’s also, often, the first thing that we set aside when life gets busy.  (And when is life NOT busy?!)

Go deeper and see what you find…

What does it mean to go deeper? What kinds of mysteries am I talking about?

Here are some things to consider:

  • Have you reacted strongly to something and then thought, “Hmmmm, I wonder where that came from?”
  • Are there people or situations that you shy away from without understanding why?
  • Would you like to tune in more deeply to the stories that you tell yourself?
  • Would you like to change some of those stories?  The ones that keep you from being your fullest and freest self and stepping toward your cherished dreams?

I find that the human psyche is an endless trove of treasures just waiting to be discovered when you take the time to delve down and look around.  The mysteries that we harbor, each of us, are there to be uncovered.  What is needed is an investment of time.

But it’s not just time. It’s heart-based time. Listen to what your heart tells you, and you’ll begin to build an authentic and supportive relationship with yourself.

Small Increments

And the really good news is that the time investment doesn’t have to be daunting.  Small increments is a key mantra to keep in mind whenever you think about time – and especially with a lifelong enterprise like maintaining and deepening your relationship with yourself.

  • Small increments: It is much more important to be authentic and steady in your connection with yourself than it is to spend hours at it.  Yes, “more time” is great … but given a choice, I would opt for steadiness and frequency every time.
  • Small increments: Think of it as tending a garden — working the soil, keeping up with the nurturing and weeding, and finding moments to do it.  Sometimes you find a Saturday when you can spend several hours gardening.  Sometimes you come home from work, gaze at your plants lovingly, pull a weed or two, and move on to other things. What’s important is maintaining the steady engagement and contact.

The harvest will come.

And here’s something more for you…

We all have voices that chatter at us throughout the day. The Inner Critic is one of them. Learning to recognize (and counter) this destructive voice is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

You see, the Inner Critic is a negative, debilitating and constant presence in your life.  And it’s not just the words. It’s the judgmental tone, the rolling eyes, and the scolding wag of the index finger.

Beyond sapping your energy and confidence, your Inner Critic robs you of time and profoundly distorts how you see others and how you feel about yourself. So, what can you do?

Give yourself a big boost with my Exercise and Guide Book titled “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time! This book offers simple, practical exercises, checklists and tips for learning to recognize and counter the critical voices that disrupt and hurt you.

“This guidebook is by a secret genius as far as I’m concerned.
Her name is Paula Eder and she is absolutely brilliant
when it comes to how to be in relationship with self and
how to be in relationship with time.”
Heather Dominick 

You hold the power to make conscious choices about the kinds of messages you give yourself. As you exercise this power, you’ll develop new clarity and confidence – and transform your time.

“These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” opens the door and gives you a roadmap, so don’t wait. Click this link to get started on your empowering journey today.

Let’s explore time together …

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