"The Art of looking at Yourself"
By Jaymi Lorraine
So this is it! I am taking a leap and doing something that I have only dreamed about for many years.
Finally, I have got myself to the point where I am sick of watching other people show up for themselves and create their own lives and live their dreams and it is time for me to start doing the same.
For so many years I have watched others do the work that I only dared to dream about and to be completely honest, I have just been feeling fed up! Why couldn’t my dreams become a reality, and why couldn’t I start to make them happen? The truth is I could!
I had spent most of my life running scared and letting the voices inside my head become louder and louder, telling me that I couldn’t possibly do this.
“Truth is, I was ready to take the road less travelled, but I had no idea how I was going to get there.”
I don’t know about you, but I also looked outside myself for validation a lot, and more often than not those people would not tell me what I wanted to hear, but rather what I should be doing with my life. Sounds kinda silly huh?
How could they possible know what is best for me? I should know what is best for me right? Well, I knew that, that was the logical answer, but I truly had no idea how to get to that point.
It took me years. Many hard lessons, heartbreaks, self-sabotaging, picking the wrong people and listening to uninspired individuals on how to play it safe and work in a 9-5 job that paid my bills. Sorry honey, that was not for me!
I eventually came to a crossroad. I knew that I had to take the road less travelled because that lifestyle resonated a lot more for me.
I have been sitting on the name of this blog for some time as I always thought ‘self-awareness’ would be an interesting topic to explore. I feel like many people are unsure as to what ‘self-awareness’ is and so the turn of phrase – “The Art of Looking at Yourself” came to mind, which pretty much explains it all really.
“As we all start to raise our collective consciousness, it is my belief that we are seeing a shift in people’s awareness of the universe and understanding where we sit within it.”
The aim of this platform is to not only help others shape the lives they truly want for themselves through conversations and creative expression, but also to facilitate growth in understanding the ‘Self’, taking ownership of how we show up in any given situation.
Being attuned to how we show up is so important. Sometimes the reflection that is mirrored back at us is not what we expect and this is where through retraining our neurological pathways we can learn to look, explore and understand why we do what we do.
So if you would like to:
- Rewire your brain to change old thoughts/ behavioural patterns that are no longer serving you,
- Replace these patterns with a response that feels more “authentic” to you,
- Understand why you might be triggered in certain situations and how to move through them,
- Explore how you are showing up in relationships and other social interactions; and
- Implement goals in accordance with your own values.
Then this is the place for you. Welcome!