“The unexamined life is not worth living” ~ Socrates
Clearly, this quote has brought great reflection along with frustration. It’s been a motto of mine for years. I can state this sentiment in a modern way.
Check yourself at the door.
Before leaving the house in the morning, we all check how we look in the mirror. We make sure our clothes are neat in appearance as to make good impressions. But how often are we looking within? Do we sense that our motives are genuine? Will we offer our seat to an elderly person, or offer ourselves to anyone in need? Do we acknowledge anything we have said or done to another that needs rectifying? Did we sleep well the night before? And if not, did we awake in the middle of the night with a nagging feeling that something has to change?
You see, what happens at 2 or 3am is our conscience waking us up. This is our true self; ignore if you must, but eventually, you’ll come to realize that whatever it is that wakes you, (ie. I didn’t call my mother; my relationship is toxic, for example) will provide a truer, more accurate sense of the things in life that matter to you. Pay attention to you. This is your life. Make it true to you.
I recently found myself compelled to start this blog. I hope this is the start to helping others find inner peace and some wisdom as well.