Darth Vader said, “Search your feelings.”
Plato said, “Know Thyself.”
I say, Examine yourself.
No, not for ticks or lumps or bumps or carcinoma.
I keep coming back to the idea that one of the pillars of improving yourself is self examination.
Stop and take a look at your motivation. Why do you do the things you do? Why do you get mad? Sad? Happy? Why do you hide? What are you afraid of? Why do you feel sorry for yourself? Why do you feel inadequate? Why do you need approval from other people?
Try to get beyond your emotional reactions and be honest with yourself.
It’ll probably take a lifetime, but the pursuit of knowing yourself is probably the place to begin.
I think the meaning of life is simple: We’re here to make the world a better place.
To do that, you need to be the best “you” you can be.
Examining yourself is the first step.
I know that even though I try really hard to remember to do this all the time, I fail. I fail pretty regularly, actually. That’s just part of the deal–as the days go by and you fall into the everyday movement of your life, you’re bound to lose sight of your goals. You forget the bad things you do, the negative stuff, and you just exist. You go to work, you do the dishes, you watch tv, all that daily life stuff.
So remember to take time out of your day to examine yourself. Reflect. Figure out what’s going on with you. Don’t let yourself get in the way of yourself forever.