“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” — Aristotle
Live The Process is guided by intuition. That includes how we choose our editorial focus for each month. This January is no different. And the concept that kept coming up for me was “self-exploration,” something I feel I personally wanted to focus on more.
Of course, like many of you, I have spent years on this work, but as we change and evolve, it’s so important to stay on course with our journey and constantly check in with ourselves.
That’s why, for me, January 2023 is about getting really clear and prioritizing getting to know ourselves, so we can answer those fundamental questions: Who am I? What is my purpose? What do I truly want?
Our first step in this new year evolution begins with self-exploration, the practice of examining our own thoughts, feelings, values, beliefs, identity, background, views and emotions with the intention of better understanding ourselves. What better month than January to do so? How can we learn and grow as humans if we are not checking in with ourselves?
Fortunately, there are so many tools out there to aid us in our quest to know ourselves as we expand, improve and change. Being open is key to growth. Friends, mentors, teachers and therapists are there to help us navigate these vast discoveries. You are not alone and not meant to be. Your job is simply to be an inquisitive and reflective seeker.
This year, focus on discovering your true self. It shouldn’t be about changing who you are, but about examining and analyzing your spiritual and intellectual capacities. Pay attention to what makes you who you are and always remember: being authentic is the answer.
We are constantly searching for meaning and purpose, but it is a process. Imagine you were able to bridge the gap between what you are and what you want to be and all it required was exploration and patience? Now, that would be quite magical!
Celebrate where you are now, show yourself the empathy you deserve and know the more you care for yourself—physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually—the more clarity you will find. Transformation will happen naturally.
This empathy leads you to questioning. Questioning leads you to understanding. Understanding leads you to the truth. And the truth leads you to enlightenment.
Begin this year by engaging in your own practice and delve deep to find your super power. We all have them.
This month, I am super excited to share some amazing and spiritually-evolved self-exploration stories from inspiring women.
Wishing you the most elevated and thoughtful year ahead!