Thursday, September 1, 2011

It’s time to understand YOU – Part1

Part1 of duology

Self discovery is an enlightening experience to lead a wonderful life. We strive hard to understand others in our life; our friend, our companion, our fellow worker, our boss, our client et. al. But did we try to understand ourselves at least for the heck of it?

We may know our strengths, weaknesses, abilities etc., thanks to the corporate world for making us know that. But there is something beyond this level that has to be discovered. Do you know what makes you happy? What’s your tolerance level? What’s your decision making capabilities? What it takes to change your mood? What’s your life purpose? What kind of a person are you? The list is long here…

Many a time we won’t give much importance for our inner-self and focus more on our outer appearance. We go to gym, use make-ups, take up diets, and wear the finest attires to look our best to the external world. But what activities we take to see our inner-self? Anyone can be like you / look like you in external appearance. All they need is to pursue similar actions to look their best. But your uniqueness is because of your inner-self and its time to look into it.

Some reasons why you should understand yourself:

• It helps you to discover what is troubling you; instead of feeling bad without a reason. This will lead you to the door of happiness.

• You will know when to move on from the situation to avoid making a mess or creating a trouble for yourself.

• You will know where to go or whom to speak to in times of depression.

• You won’t feel like you are lost somewhere because this will help you to fit in the most appropriate place; be it at work or in relationship.

• It helps you to understand your true potential for facing challenges and finding solutions.

• It helps you to identify the deviation and puts you back on track rather than just going on with the flow

• It will show you what exactly you want from life.

• You will see the path of your life and your actual destiny.

You can’t taste the wholesome success without understanding yourself. You can smell the everlasting happiness after achieving life purpose; and that life purpose lies within you. Explore yourself and begin the search to that ultimate discovery.

Read the part-2 here...

20 comments:

--- BhAgYa VaSu --- said...

Self discovery gives us a long-term permanent happiness. But to get in to the job of discovering oneself is the most difficult thing.
Good going :)

SUB said...

know thyself and you know the universe...it's difficult to know oneself...but it's worth a try

nice one

M&M said...

Understanding yourself is the first step, I feel. Without that, your view of the whole world will stay distorted. Totally agree.
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Anand said...

@Bhagya: Rightly said that it gives us long-term happiness. Agree that it will be a difficult thing. But step-by-step, you shall get close to your inner-self to understand better :)

@SUB: Agree Subhrashis. Yeah its definitely worth it; 200%. The beginning may be difficult but the journey will be enlightening. Part-2 to come soon :)

M&M: Thanks for dropping by... Saw the post. Interesting and promoted it! :)

KP said...

Hmm.. Self realization, that is a good one. I liked the approach, of saying y we need to realize.. and waiting for the next one.. will it say how?

Saru Singhal said...

Anand, I always love your posts. All your post have a great flow of thoughts, love this one:) Waiting for the second part.

Anand said...

@KP: Thanks Krishnapriya... Yes the next one will throw light on how to go about :)

Anand said...

@Saru Singhal: Thanks a lot Saru... Delighted to hear this from a great poet. Happiness!!! :)

Animesh Ganguly said...

It was moving, the post surely was!
It made me think and I haven't come across something as deep as this in the recent past. That is more to do with me reading more of light-hearted and romantic posts. The points you made afterwards were nice and they make an impact!
Lets see what part-2 has in store!

I am also writing a fiction at my blog, so this writing in parts seem all so familiar to me.. Hehe..
By the ways, here is the story in case you want to read fiction :)


Darkness: unseen or foreseen?

Nasnin Nasser said...

I feel so good when I read your posts...the stream of ideas are really brilliant! Bravo!

Anand said...

@Animesh Ganguly: Thanks a lot for dropping by... Glad you liked the post and for the impact :) Will surely check out your fiction :)

Anand said...

@Nasnin Nasser: Thanks a ton Nasnin... Really happy to see the comment :)

Sonia said...

Its very true Anand, most of the time, most of us know what is happening in the other corner of the world, bothered & concerned about it, but does not know wht is going inside in the corner of our heart?

It is truly an amazing journey, one would love it, the path to self discovery, go for it.....

Anand said...

@Sonia: Thanks a lot for dropping by... Yes, it does enlighten us in the glory of life :)

Spicy Sweet said...

That was a thought provoking post!
Reading your post, I had one more line of thought in my mind. Understanding someone other than you also comes 'understanding yourself' category.
Because, we understand people according to our perception. (Unless they try explaining themselves.)

Our perception means, understanding self. Right?

metagravity said...

I exactly needed to read this at this time!!
thanks a lot!

Anand said...

@Spicy Sweet: Thanks for the comment Sahana :)

We try to understand others by their external activity and many times it can be biased and judgmental. Because our mind will only see one part of a person and derive a conclusion about him/her. But that person can be completely different once you speak and see more of him/her.

One can literally read what's going on in friend's mind / better half's mind in a particular situation. That's what true understanding and connection means. And that comes only after understanding yourself and the other person better :)

Anand said...

@Metagravity: Glad the post helped you in right time. And welcome to my blog :)

Ashwini said...

Totally Agree. Introspection is necessary and it will help us improve the person we are. We have to take time off and spend with ourselves and visualize where we want to be, what we want to do and stuff related to us.
Well said.

Anand said...

@Ashwini: Thanks Ash :) and i agree with you. Its indeed a great activity to pursue in life...

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