The Introspection Toolkit
Think of introspection as an internal inspection of your mental and emotional processes.
Our internal world is a mirror that structures our perception of the external world. Using an analogy; the lives we choose to live, and our perception of the world, can be compared to a forest. There are different parts of the forest that all serve different purposes; places we go to work, places we go to relax and places we go to have fun.
You are the landscape architect of your forest. It is a forest of limitless size and possibilities.
If you want to live a life where you are able to fulfil your energetic potential, you need to create the right diverse range of fertile soils for your masterpiece.
Let me put it this way; If you want to remove a weed then you need to kill it at the root and remove it from the soil. If you want to grow healthy plants you need to make sure make sure the soils are tailored to be specifically fertile for their roots. Different plants have different requirements.
The roots of all of the five principles for success live in your internal world, and it is these principles that fuel the ecosystem supporting a rich and meaningful life.
Lifting the Lid
The introspection toolkit is made up of tools, techniques and insights which have helped me develop and manage my internal world. It is my hope, that they will be help you to become more self-aware so you can take action to apply yourself wholeheartedly to your life.
Let’s be clear though, we are basically lifting the lid on the human brain and trying to work out what is going on; and the human mind is more complex than any super computer humanity has ever been able to build!
The neural networks that exist within us, and how they all work in combination to shape our personalities is not fully understood.
The simple reality is that everything relates to everything and there are some very complex relationships at play. I am not a clinical psychologist; I am just a dude that had absorbed quite a lot of information which I have processed, structured and tested by applying to my life.
It all seems to make it make sense to me, so hopefully, it makes sense to you too.
The introspection toolkit, is the first out of four tool kits which each contain ten tools. Here is a summary of each of the tools in the introspection toolkit:
Learn about your personality and behaviour.
I and Me
Understand the difference between present consciousness and your Ego. Become more present in the moment.
Rewriting the Script
Become aware of the scripts that we create and store in our egos which drive our day-to-day behaviours and beliefs about ourselves and the world.
Becoming aware of your definition of perfection and how you can use it to your advantage.
How to develop emotional awareness and strive for emotional intelligence.
Breaking the Triangle
An insight in to the trap of the drama triangle of egos.
Stopping to become present and mindful. Becoming I and taking control.
Understanding your perspective and using it as a tool to cultivate success.
Developing Gut Instinct – Reaching into the Stars
Connecting with your higher self and unlocking your true potential to increase the vitality of the universe.
Finding your Cape
Discovering your purpose; establishing your principles; identifying your superpower, and setting goals.
A Picture Paints…
Over the next coming weeks and months, I am going to explore each of the tools. Progressing though them in the order listed above.
To help you see them all in context, the following overview diagram gives you a feel for how all of the tools relate to each other. I have just tried to capture the key relationships between the different areas. You will find as you learn more how they all relate to each other; you will start to create your own schemata.
I am looking forward to exploring the tool kit with you, because learning and challenging our perception is truly a wonderful thing.
As we consider new avenues of thought, it causes new neurological connections to form in our brains. It is like we have made our world expand. For me personally, this process is one that make me feel most alive.
It is growth.
Enjoy, for now.