Moving Away from Self-Reflection

Ever since I started this blog my writing has been primarily focused on analyzing the contents and workings of my mind, all with the end goal of becoming a happier and more fulfilled human being. I tried to explore all manner of concepts related to self-improvement, both in an attempt to share ideas that had helped me along my journey and to increase my own understanding of those concepts.

There has been a shift inside of me recently. For the first time since I started my journey of self-improvement 4 years ago, I’m no longer preoccupied with “fixing” myself. It’s not that I’ve all of sudden become the happy and fulfilled person I want to be. I still have plenty of things I want to change about myself, but spending my time thinking and writing about those things no longer feels useful. The truth of the matter is that I spent more time during the past four years talking about different ways to become a happier person than actually doing the things that would have made me happy.

Now I find myself motivated to simply do more of the things I love. I love to read. I love to write. I love to take and edit photos. I love to travel. So those are the things I’m going to start focusing on in this blog. Those are the things I’m going to document and describe. Sure, there will still be some self-reflection in my writing, but I want that reflection to be based on my actions and experiences, not just ideas I read in a book.

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3 thoughts on “Moving Away from Self-Reflection

  1. Yes I love this! Connecting with yourself through being yourself and following your own intuition sounds wise Miles – I look forward to continuing to read your blog. I had the most wonderful conversation with someone recently where we agreed that the best insights come from real conversations with people sharing their own truths and experiences (that doesn’t always need to be highly spiritual or philosophical – just REAL) rather than regurgitating words that aren’t their own. I feel this for myself and also love taking photographs – that is when I know I am most present too. Enjoy BEING – and thank you for sharing it here! I feel honoured to be able to read and share from afar!

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