Selfreflection: Where Am I?
“There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe. "
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Your longing for - and vision of - a well-lived life for yourself and your loved ones, as well as a world with less suffering, more joy ,and loving connectedness- a world that works for everyone - is based on your, mostly unconscious, self and worldview.
By becoming aware of this image of yourself and the world, you can begin to expand it and clarify your vision.
In doing so, we can learn from the traditional wisdom teachings (world religions) originating from the premodern era, modern science, and the findings of the postmodern era (e.g. about context and multiple perspectives).
We can then integrate the best of our insights into our own image of ourselves and the world (see also world spirituality).
The Embodiment of Our Essence
Consciously expanding our self-image and our vision of the world is a first step. But it is only when we truly embody our own unique and interconnected essence (what Dr. Marc Gafni has termed “Unique Self”) that we can set healthy boundaries and take good care of ourselves in all of this.
This embodiment requires regular practices and a relaxed space for development and growth. Among other things, it is important to get rid of everything inside us that stands in the way of our full embodiment.
This also requires external structures and processes that do not restrict us, but liberate us. Without these structures, paradoxically, there is no freedom.
It is important to create these liberating structures. Only then can we - together with others - begin to realize our visions in everyday life.
Living Our Values Together
But only when we live our essence in everyday life with others who share our values and implement our visions step by step (together) do we really feel “at home” with ourselves and in the world.
As human beings, we need encounters and community for this. We need practices of love in order not only to transform and further develop ourselves, but also our relationships, processes and structures.
We need laboratories, so to speak, in which we can experiment with new things and exchange our experiences: freedom for encounters, exchange and cooperation, but also freedom for practice, development, learning and creativity.
Together we become conscious co-creators of this world - a world that works for everyone.
What is your vision of a better world?
In which world would you like to live?
Which values are important to you?
Where do you want to be in 10 years from now?
What is different in this world than it is now?
Who are you in this world?
Who are you?
Who do you want to be ( have to be) to really live your vision?
How do you embody this being in your physical body? your mind? your soul?
What practices do you do regularly to live this embodiment?
What habits do you have that support you? (or not?)
What new habits do you want to implement?
How do you know (or would you know) that you are there?
How do you transform yourself to be more and more who you want to be
or who you really are in your essence?
What do you do to be Love in Action?
What is your unique contribution to your vision?
Who do you work with or do you want to work together?
Who is your evolutionary family? Your Unique Self Symphony?
How do you work together?
How do you live together?
What are your shared values and principles?
What is the story you live (or want to live) in together?