If we want to transcend the barriers of social conditioning, discover who we really are and blossom into our highest potential, we need to embark on a warrior’s journey. Make a promise to self that will assist you on your hero’s journey.
“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive—the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
Since the day we are born, we are socially conditioned to believe certain ideas and concepts about ourselves, about who we are, about our likes and dislikes, about what we can do and cannot do, about our very own nature and we grow up with an image of who we are with limited concepts and beliefs about ourselves.
We live in fear, tamed and domesticated, running on an auto pilot mode, never really stopping for a moment to discover who we really are and what do we want to do with our lives.
“Society tames the wolf into a dog. And man is the most domesticated animal of all.”
If we want to transcend the barriers of social conditioning, discover who we really are and blossom into our highest potential, we need to embark on a warrior’s journey.
A warrior’s journey: to discover our true self beyond the shackles of cultural conditioning.
A warrior’s journey: to own our personal power and create our own path.
A warrior’s journey: to blossom into our highest potential and sharing our gifts with the world.
So, let’s get started.
Let’s embark on this Warrior’s Journey together!
First and foremost, free yourself from the negativity of the world, from the voices that keep telling you what you can and cannot do, just shut them out.
Secondly, have no fixed concept in your head about yourself. Thinking that you can do this and cannot do that, you like this and do not like that, you are an introvert or an extrovert etc.
Let all these limited beliefs and identities that you have in your mind about yourself go.
Thirdly, get in touch with your inner self, the core of your being to discover who you really are. You can do this by setting some time for solitude or quiet contemplation or meditation.
“When the voice and the vision on the inside is more profound, and more clear and loud than all opinions on the outside, you’ve begun to master your life”-John Demartini, Count Your Blessings: The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love
Once you get clarity on who you really are, what your true values are, what matters to you, what excites you, what your true purpose is. The next step is the courage to live that purpose.
Embarking on your hero’s journey, stepping into your highest potential and living your purpose is a lifelong process that requires everyday commitment and hard work. Start making a promise to self.
I have compiled a list of 11 promises that you can make to self to assist you on your hero’s journey:
1). “I will refuse to let myself be held hostage against my past”
Everything in life is there to teach us and not punish us. Our problems, mistakes, setbacks, regrets and weaknesses can teach us a lot if we are willing to learn. So let them teach you, everyday. Take the learning from everything that you encounter.
If you regret some of the decisions you made in the past, stop being so hard on yourself. You did the best you could with the level of understanding and experience you had at that time.
If you were to make those decisions with the wisdom you have today, you would chose differently. So cut yourself some slack.
Just take the lesson from your past and leave all the bitterness and regret behind.