what are us?
In today’s society, information, facts, and even concepts like “to be” are taken as concrete, but our intuition, emotions, and somatic response — what is our internal feel, what are our boundaries to manage the interior of our bodies — are all treated as “make-believe”. When we ask how we “should be”, we are given a scientific study or a statistical survey. This supposed to provide us with a “normal” life-generating response and stifle our desires, which is “OK” to develop companies and economies, but not humans.
Most of us try to live up to the images we associate with ourselves, and translate these visions into lofty plans. Without even considering it, we are manipulated into becoming preoccupied with what others want from us — into getting “likes”. Acceptance through affection impedes our ability to agree with ourselves, but it also strengthens the assumption that we are in good standing. At the same time, others may think we are envious, unproductive, promiscuous, or that we are exercising noxious masculinity and patriarchy.
Many people would rather avoid forming their lives, they just want to know how to do everything. In this parade of compulsive hunt for knowledge, the search term changes, but the method of inquiry does not. We can begin to understand that knowing suggests intimacy with knowledge when we outpress the method and what we have contained, eager to reshape our notions. Once we stop clutching to the predefined plan, we can constrain ourselves back from being normal and self-determine our true values.
what is introspection?
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The process, not the destination, is key to self-directed learning and growth. Intrinsic motivation, spontaneity, and creativity are nurtured through self-expression and art. Intuition, a powerful tool, emerges when the mind is trained to be open to spontaneous insights. It's a process of unlearning and expanding one's mental lexicon, ultimately leading to a deeper understanding of oneself and life's meaning. Autotelic experiences can be enhanced by embracing self-involvement and interacting with the world.
By shifting our perspective on history and embracing the present, we can unlock our true potential and break free from self-imposed limitations. Discover the transformative conversations with the Catalyst, a psychological coaching that helps individuals overcome fear and resistance, embrace their unique perspectives, and create better futures for themselves and others.
what is introspection?
Embracing spontaneity and inner genius, we can reshape notions and know ourselves intimately. This self-knowledge lets us create our lives rather than follow others' expectations. Introspection through mindful inquiry illuminates our inner world. It helps us examine our beliefs, find our voice, and integrate our notions with outer reality. We can understand our roles and personalities, and the difference between our self-perception and others' views.
why coach introspection?
Introspection, while potentially yielding valuable self-knowledge, may also lead to self-obsession and chronic rumination. Our culture often emphasizes objectivity and causality, hindering a more open, phenomenological inquiry into ourselves. Shifting toward a "resolving" approach and embracing paradoxical ideas can offer a more constructive path to self-understanding.