Reflecting on My 2016: Raw and Unfiltered
Reflection On My 2016: The Purpose
As we get towards the end of the year, I always take an opportunity to reflect on the year that was. Some people turn to New Year Resolutions, while I’ve personally preferred to explore what the previous year offered as a lesson. These lessons can help define my values, drive my actions, and reaffirm my beliefs. What lay ahead is a reflection on my 2016.
Reflection On My 2016: A Year of Introspection and Growth
As the year winds down, a wave of reflection washes over me. I ponder the lessons the past 12 months have imparted. What wisdom have I gleaned from my experiences? How have they shaped my understanding of myself as the years roll on? The transition from one year to the next often feels like a fresh start, perhaps that’s why New Year’s Resolutions resonate with so many.
In the spirit of sharing, I’d like to unveil some of my personal revelations. I’m always intrigued by others’ insights, so I hope you’ll reciprocate. These revelations help us assign meaning to uncontrollable events, especially when they’re tinged with negativity.
This year, my epiphanies revolved around several core ideas: embracing our imperfections, the power of acceptance, the art of letting go, and the importance of self-awareness. If you’re not in the mood for a deep dive, feel free to skip ahead. Otherwise, let’s journey together.
Embracing Our Imperfections
All of us are beautifully flawed. Recognizing this is liberating for two reasons. First, it frees us from the relentless pursuit of perfection. Second, it fosters empathy when our loved ones falter. Perfection is a myth. We’re all burdened with insecurities, and we all grapple with self-doubt. It’s essential to remember that when conflicts arise, it’s often about the other person’s internal struggles. By understanding this, we can address the root of the issue.
The Power of Acceptance
Learning to accept is crucial. Acceptance isn’t about resignation or complacency. It’s about acknowledging reality without resistance. This year was rife with change, often painful and challenging. Life is unpredictable, filled with highs and lows. By accepting what is, we reduce our suffering and can seek meaning in our experiences.
The Art of Letting Go
This year, I bid farewell to some cherished friendships. It was a painful realization that their actions stemmed from their personal issues. We can’t control how others perceive our words or actions. When misunderstandings arise, and reconciliation seems impossible, sometimes the best course is to let go. It’s essential to evaluate the value of such relationships and understand the underlying reasons for clinging to them.
Importance of Self-awareness
Lastly, we must become vigilant observers of our thoughts. Our inner critic is ever-present, often highlighting our flaws and failures. However, it’s crucial to differentiate between this voice and reality. Recognizing when our inner critic is misleading us empowers us to act in alignment with our values.
Looking Forward to Authenticity
My resolution for the upcoming year is simple: to embrace authenticity. Authenticity isn’t about perfection but about vulnerability, passion, and genuine connections. It’s about presenting my true self to the world and encouraging others to do the same.
2016 was a year of challenges and profound insights. I’ve faced painful goodbyes and learned about control and connection. To everyone who has touched my life this year, thank you. Your influence has been invaluable. Let’s embrace whatever the next 12 months bring.
Release Hypnosis Melbourne Hypnotherapy
Since 2016, Lawrence Akers has been working under the name Release Hypnosis offering Hypnotherapy and ACT based work to the people of Melbourne or an online service. Based on St Kilda Rd, Release Hypnosis is an easy and convenient location to get to and accessible by the ANZAC station train and tram stop. Release Hypnosis can help with a wide range of presenting issues, and I offer a free 30 minute no obligation discovery call for those who are unsure if hypnotherapy is the right way forward for them.
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