Our motivation in doing things provides us clues regarding our consciousness and self-awareness.
To know ourselves, it is crucial to understand our own motivations in doing things – without judging or condemning ourselves.
- Why do I want to live?
- Why do I want to succeed?
- Why do I go to the house of worship?
- Why do I enjoy helping others?
- Why do I want to have a family?
- Why do I hate rejection?
- Why do I do things that I do not enjoy doing?
- Why do I conform?
- Why do I rebel?
Such inquiries are intimate, curious and honest conversations with ourselves, which by themselves are very valuable.
In my inquiries, sometimes I have heard voice of a fearful child. Pointing me to certain conclusions and beliefs from my early childhood. This has been helpful in taking the next steps in my awareness.
I typically decide one the following:
1- Keep doing what I am doing.
2- Stop doing certain thing because I have a wrong reason for doing it.
3- Still do the thing but change the motivation for doing it (not fear).
If you have not done so lately, I invite you to take a few minutes to become more intimate with yourself by finding out your motivations for doing things.
Copyright @2022 by Shervin Hojat