When things aren’t going as planned or what not in our lives, we tend to blame external factors. It’s our upbringing. It’s a lack of financial freedom. It’s our environment. It’s this or it’s that. This leads us to go around saying things like, If only...., then I’d be happy. If only...., I’d be able to..., fill in the blank. Regardless of our circumstances, it is up to each and every one of us to make the life we want. It isn’t up to anyone else. Thus, if we aren’t living our best life, the harsh reality is it’s because we have allowed external factors to have our power! It is because we are not self-aware for we cannot change what we are not aware of.
To bring back our power into our being by becoming self-aware, Nitima asks us reflective, mindful questions to ask ourselves. Answering these questions, we will get to know ourselves better. Becoming quaint with ourselves, we will want to treat ourselves as we treat others, with compassion and kindness. Being self-aware, we become our best advocate for our lives. We take note of what is working vs. what isn’t working in our lives. We take back our power so we may live our best life!
Listening to each question Nitima asks and then pausing to write it down, I thought to myself, what excellent questions to ask oneself! As I pondered each question, I noticed that a few answers came into my awareness right away while others will require some more thought. I appreciate having these profound questions to reflect on. Thank you, Nitima!