Developing self-mastery is the key to getting everything you want in your life...yes EVERYTHING! We all want connection, meaning, a sense of purpose, abundance, and we all want success. Self-Mastery is not an ego-driven state that implies that you are superior to someone else. Rather, It's about reaching the highest potential for all of your relationships, your career, and most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself. Self-mastery is why we are here.
Self-Mastery, at a deeper level, is the process of understanding our past experience, traumas, emotions, and knowing the root cause of our feelings and behaviors. Aligning ourselves with our ideal life first requires us to come face-to-face with our own self-judgment, self-sabotage, limiting beliefs, and other behavior patterns that are preventing you from a life with fulfilling relationships, happiness and ease. Note that It is not essential to endlessly rehash the past, but rather to gain awareness that you can use going forward. When we lack understanding in these areas, we continue patterns of avoidance, difficult relationships, rejection, or settling for less than what we really want out of our lives.
Try to re-imagine your entire life. Think about each area of your life and what it would be like if you had everything you really wanted. How is your relationship with your children or with your parents? How is your love life? How about the kinds of friendships you have in your life? Do you want a different career, to volunteer, or to finish school? How is your health? Do you want to improve your financial situation? Are you fulfilled? Self-Mastery is the answer to all of it, as well as the being able to tackle the challenges and obstacles along the path. You just need to know the "how".