An Introduction to Introspection

When we forget the essence of our soul — when we are distracted from introspection — everything becomes confused and doubtful. 

-Rabi David Aaron 

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ast year was all about working hard— on the most important project yet — myself. I had spent the past 25 years working my ass off at school, college, past jobs and even my own startup — but was I doing the right thing?

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Revelations — Heartbreaks To Let Light In

In retrospection… 2015 was a year of crash and burn for me — I thought I had it all: a career, friends, health and youth. But most importantly a person who I loved dearly and who had also become my biggest mentor and best friend. But then it all went to shit— this person who I had dedicated so much to, admired so much and had become a source of inspiration for 2 years – from one day to another – told me he no longer wanted to be part of my journey and in an instant.. vanished.

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Having no foundation of who I truly was, I fell hard. No matter what distractions I used, whether it was friends, rebound relationships, work — I was still lost, confused and miserable. I realized, that once I was broken — I didn’t know who I was or what I was meant to be doing… how could I put myself back together?

I had neglected to find the purpose of myself because that entails work — the hardest job you’ll ever have to do, but the time had come. After almost a year of heartbreak- my soul was begging me to take back the reigns of my life and begin the process of self-recovery.

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How do we return to ourselves?

Consumption kids — our generation is specifically known as not only consumers of material things but consumers of content — every kind of it. We are distracted from uncovering what our true purpose is — it’s not what the media or others dictate — it’s your soul purpose. What you, as unique as you are, can give to this world, another person, or a cause. The essence of the soul is your service.

As consumers, we can be best described as containers — we store things things whether is too much clothes or too many distractions. But we are not really meant to be containers in life, we are tools — we are meant to share, not store the gifts we have to offer to the world.

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How do we find out? — Through introspection, becoming in touch with who we are, why we’re here, what is truly our value. Your life has giving you the pieces you need to put together in order to create the tool — which will be used to transmit your unique service  to this world— think of introspection as reading the manual before assembling.

Soul-itude

“Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge. If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.”

-Paulo Coehlo

If we do not know who we are we cannot see the world as it is — if we do not see the world as it is then it will only bring confusion and doubt. That is why introspection is key, why we need to work on ourselves by ourselves, without distractions. Ask yourself —

  1. What are your gifts and talents?
  2. How can these be used to serve?
  3. How can they contribute to the overall good?
  4. How will I channel them?

When you understand this- you can serve as you are meant to serve, you will see the world as it is because you are being true to your purpose.

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What can you uniquely improve in yourself, in your family in the world?

Soul Purpose — Absolute good

Want clarity? Want confidence and clear understanding of what you’re doing here? Then you have to remember your soul.

Don’t be afraid to fail, whether it’s in relationships, business ventures or personal goals. Be afraid to fail to yourself, to your soul, that you go through this life being untrue to yourself.

The world has a unique kind of brokenness that we are meant to bring goodness and light to.

For the perfection of existing as a whole, is that we all become aware of who we are and that we must come back to ourselves.

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