Book Title: Growing Wings Self-Discovery Workbook-Vol.2: :18 Workshops to a Better Life: Exploring the Multi-Faceted Self (Growing Wings Self-Discovery Series) (Volume 2)
Publisher: Blue Wing Publications, Workshops, and Lectures
Author: Susan D. Kalior
Growing Wings Self Discovery Workbook: Exploring the Multi-Faceted Self is designed for the individual, group, or class to step behind self-image and behold the many psychological facets and dimensions that make up his or her human being. These workshops are for the true explorers of human nature, for those who seek to understand the underpinnings of who they are deep within, beyond social programming. This book can also be used as a resource for general information.
Only when we peer into ourselves and see what is going on in there can we begin to notice and appreciate the complex kaleidoscopic design that shapes our personality. In this, it becomes apparent that what we refer to as "I" is not by any means simplistic. Everyone is complicated and so unique that no outer world advice, way, philosophy, or religion can be one hundred percent right for anyone. And yet, the ambiguity of our own complexity often drives us outward to adopt other people's ideas, idioms, philosophies, or religions that at least, in part, resonate with who we think we are.
Our struggle to survive in the world and to find an acceptable avenue of self-expression gives rise to various aspects of our personality, such as the Judge, the Warrior, the Nurturer, and many more. These aspects, like people in a village, collide, collude and vie for attention, and create internal conflict. And sometimes, they collaborate and lead us to victory. When we get stuck in one of these aspects, such as the Inner Victim, Martyr, or Skeptic, we can feel chronically depressed or anxious. However, like the crystal with many facets, we can perceive life through any inner aspect we choose, such as the Inner Sage, Healer, or Hero.
The goal of this workbook it to help you explore your inner aspects and attune them to each other, in alignment with your Quintessential Self (the core of who you are) that you can become your potential in all its glory.