Antonio Romanelli
I'd like to Know from you, what do you think about Self Observation ?

This could be an interesting topic, to share with all the people that are going to follow an inner growth path...

 

I'd like to know, what are your favourite books about it ? What are your best experiences about it ? 

 

Which was "the spark" that made you start it ? 

 

Thank you for your attention, I'll be very glad to receive your point of view ! 

 

Apr 30, 2014 9:25 AM
Comments · 5

Hi Antonio,

 

One of my favorite books on the topic of personal growth is the book:  "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl.  It talks about the importance facing life's challenges responsibly and responding to them in ways that make the world a better place.  We can talk more about this if you'd like.  

  

Ciao,

 

Joe

June 15, 2014

 

 

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"For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself."----Viktor Frankl in "Man's Search For Meaning"

 

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   Good recommendation  Joe.

June 15, 2014

 

   There are basic facts about the human experience that can be identified.

 

 For example,   it is  important to recognize that mankind is Spirit  evolving in Matter.

 

It is an error to suppose that one can be Self-Observant,  as  Matter  evolving in Matter.

Mind and Spirit are equivalent.

 

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June 15, 2014

   In the process of Self-Observation therefore,  what one faces  is this:

 

   What---Does----One----Assume?

 

   Everything is based upon what one  has already assumed.

June 15, 2014

 

  Antonio:

 

  One of the features that is so often overlooked  in  spiritual explorations, is that  one lesson

is before all of us, and it must be learned, because nothing comes of anything.

 

   Commitment.

 

    A person must be committed to something.  Many people drift from thing to thing, always seeking, but never finding. 

 

  Perhaps this could be called  "Centering"; and how can one Center when one does not know what the

"center" is?  

 

    One finds by committing to something,  as Viktor Frankl  indicates.

One commits to an Idea, or a Person.   Nothing good ever comes to those who cannot learn to remain  committed to something.

 

 This is profoundly so when things begin to become a little difficult. Many people pursue  new paths in life entirely in the expectation that it is to be pleasant.  They like people to be pleasant. 

They like pleasant activities. This is generally, indicative of a  general delusion about reality.

Purposes  must be followed through to their end.

 

   The "unintended side-effect"   is what success is.  It cannot be  "pursued". It only "ensues"  as the result of total commitment to an Idea....or a Person.

 

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June 15, 2014