The concept of personal development today varies greatly from the self-help movement initiated decades ago.
World consciousness has been expanding, and a new dawn of awareness is seeping into the souls of humanity. People are now proactively engaging in ways to heal their lives and the world we live in. What was accepted years ago may no longer be tolerated as generations of individuals speak up for equality and healthy boundary setting.
If you are traveling on that journey or teetering on the edge of reason and familiarity versus intuition and passionate desire, you may be asking the following question:
What can I do to better my life, evolve as a spiritual being, and contribute meaningfully to society?
For me, I've found the answer lies in developing your holistic self as a means to reaching your human potential.
“Holistic” refers to the interrelationship of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your whole being.
Through self-awareness and conscious effort, you can improve your actions (body/physical), thoughts (mind/mental), feelings (heart/emotional), and energetic connection to Source (soul/spiritual).
In a more practical sense, this can translate to making a budget to assess your finances, migrating from a victim mentality to a growth mindset, allowing yourself to forgive and move on, and meditating to improve alignment with your higher self.
Each person's path is unique and the steps you take to level-up your life are going to be individualized to what's going on in your own life. With each life area, such as career, relationships, and wellbeing, you can address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions for a more comprehensive approach.