According to Socrates

Be Curious and Be Open to Wisdom

Do you know how new this concept of Self-development is? Well, not very, really. People have searched for meaning and fulfillment throughout recorded time. It is in this time we live right now that there are many of you who have the opportunity and means to become curious of Self. To step beyond the learning you have received and expand your knowledge and awareness.

Socrates had a philosophy about education and wisdom that remain the cornerstones of my journey of self-reflection and my approach to guiding my clients.

Wisdom begins in admitting your own ignorance

How many of you have gone to training session and have been asked to be open to what is being presented and leave your preconceived ideas behind? Maybe you were asked to approach this time with child-like awareness. Once you admit that you know nothing, you admit you are open to learning even more.

Think of all the possible knowledge there is in this world now that exists and the potential of discovering even more. Now think about what you have learned in life and, by comparison, you realize you have learned very little. There are also different beliefs, perspectives, and opinions about the very subjects you may be educated in, all with valid points.

Be open to the fact that you really know very little of what there is to know.

Self-knowledge is the ultimate virtue

As vast as the possible knowledge in this Universe is, so is the understanding of your Self. The journey to know your vibrational resonance, your drivers, desires, blocks and restrictions is like peeling an onion. The deeper you go, the deeper you can go still.  

In the knowing of Self comes the ability to make self-aware conscious choices that are truly yours. Letting go of the shackles that bind you, releasing the baggage you drag along, and stepping into the multi-dimensional world that makes up who you are, is an admittance of how small you are while embracing how powerful your ability to create is and always will be.

When you know your Self, you stand in your own presence and in control of your destiny.

People can arrive at truth through questioning

Consider Einstein’s many quotes on curiosity and you realize the key to his brilliant breakthroughs had been his ability to stay with the question and be brave enough to continue to ask.

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solutions, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” Albert Einstein

Look at life from as many perspectives as possible. Ask the question in as many ways as you can. What would happen if? Want wouldn’t happen if? What would happen if this didn’t What wouldn’t happen if this didn’t?  Basic quantum linguistics questioning can stretch your thinking and bring you to different perspectives. The more you know the more you are able to find the best solution for you.

Be curious and open to the infinite opportunities surrounding you in this moment and make choices congruent to who you are.

If not now, when?

❛Change is the end result of all true learning. ❜  —Leo Buscaglia

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