Personal development can be tough sometimes, but it is always rewarding. All you need is a commitment to look closely at yourself and to reflect on what you see. The best way to do that is to Write Stuff Down.
Gradually, you’ll become more aware of your habits, patterns and conditioning; and you’ll establish a set of insights, learning points, procedures and tools which will serve you for the rest of your life.
My extensive blog uses my own training journals as well as current posts to provide insights into the nature of the work. One entry in particular – The List – offers a comprehensive summary of the development process.
One excellent way to approach the work is to read my book first. The story prompts you to contemplate your own behaviour and conditioning. Furthermore, it means that when we work together, you are more prepared and can hit the ground running.
You can read it cover to cover, but you can also just dip into it when you need some inspiration, guidance, or a simple reminder. As one reader described:
‘At times I have opened it at random and read one day’s entry. It’s a book you can keep going back to. The words remain the same, but the meaning they convey takes on a new energy each time you re-visit them.‘
As a brief summary, this video (from the 2016 series of Tuesday Seminars) encapsulates the importance of seeing our conditioning as clearly as possible.
It was a response to the question: What is the most important lesson people need to learn?
The main message is that when we let go of what no longer works for us, we begin to experience that what remains is more beautiful, more peaceful, and more powerful than we ever thought possible.
Finally, here is a depiction of the main aspects of personal development work. The Tiles have been kept as simple as possible, but each one is backed by a variety of blog posts, many of which have been taken from The List referred to above.
You can read more about the whole process in the blog post, The Nine Tiles.