Deep thought provoking questions on self-improvement asks some of the unspoken questions you might have when it comes to self-development and personal growth. Reflecting on these self-development questions answers will come to you - the answers that are perfectly designed to help you move forward on your path.
There are two powerful ways to step out-of-the-mind for self-development and personal growth.
One way is to step towards positive life change. We can change a habit, a thought pattern or a way of doing things that no longer serves us.
Replacing the old with the new - we set out to consciously create desirable change in our lives.
The second way to step out-of-the-mind for self-development and personal growth isn't really concerned with change at all. At least not directly.
Leaving everything as it is we step out-of-the-mind to observe. This gives us perspective. We may not fully realize it, but without perspective we are trapped. We are trapped in the mind with no escape route in site.
Observation of the mind sets us free. Suddenly there is space - a gap - between us and the mind. This space gives birth to possibilities - the very life-blood of personal evolution and positive progress of any kind.
And to our surprise...within this space of possibility unexpected change often occurs - unsought for, yet welcome.
Both ways of stepping out-of-the-mind are engaged for empowered self-development and personal growth. We need freedom from thinking, even as we strive to improve it. We need an observing distance from ourselves if we are to fully appreciate the pathways we walk.
Freedom and perspective are foundations; but they aren't the path itself. The path is made by walking - creating consciously as we make our way. After all, without the walking, without creating, there will be nothing to observe or gain perspective on.
Reflect on these thought provoking questions on self-development, personal growth and improvement...
What is the driving force behind our need or desire for self-improvement? Is it to get rid of pain? Is it to pursue pleasure? Is it something beyond these things?
Does wanting to improve ourselves imply that we are not good enough as we are?
Is it possible to hold the conviction that we are great just as we are; while at the same time having an insatiable desire to grow, improve and evolve?
How do we reconcile self-acceptance with self-development? Doesn't acceptance of our current situation imply a lack of desire to make things better?
Is it possible that the desire for personal growth and self-improvement is a desire that will always be with us, no matter how good our situation may become?
What self are we striving to improve - the small self or the big SELF?
Can self-improvement be the process of stepping out of our small selves and into a bigger, less restricted version of ourselves?
If we continued expanding ourselves and our limits into infinity - what would we end up with? Who would we end up being?
Is there any limit to personal development and self-improvement? Can there ever be a ceiling, a point which once reached, we can say that this is it?
If it's true that personal growth and self improvement is nearly limitless, what can this mean for our life?
Is personal growth and self-improvement a linear process? Can we anticipate with any degree of certainty how much we will grow and expand in a given period of time?
When our progress is slower than expected or anticipated, do we also remember that this means that our progress can also accelerate beyond imagination in the blink of an eye?
Is our mind good at accounting for the unpredictability of change? Or does the mind largely see things in terms of 'same old, same old'?
How much growth and expansion await us outside-of-the-mind? How much growth is possible within the current boundaries of our thinking?
How much of self-improvement and personal growth is in our own hands; and how much of it is in the hands of our environment or other forces?
What is a quicker and more powerful way to grow and evolve ourselves: to work on solving the problems we think we have, or to work on freeing ourselves from the problems we think we have?
What is the difference between these two approaches to personal growth and self-development? Do they go hand in hand or are they mutually exclusive?
Is self-improvement about becoming better at the things we already do? Or is it about thinking thoughts, taking actions, and developing habits that we never did before?
What happens when our path of personal development and self-improvement takes us places we did not expect? Do we retreat? Forge ahead? Adapt?
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