{gem of the present} self-examination doesn’t make life rosy


Self-examination does not lead to life balance or acceptance from others – it leads to greater freedom & authenticity.

If we don’t enter into self-examination we tend to seek

comfort over greatness

safety over risk

reassurance over authenticity

the predictable over the unknown

the well-worn path over forging our own.

Jung said that neurosis is choosing inauthentic suffering over authentic suffering. That’s pretty much it.

Self-examination doesn’t mean that life is rosy all the time; it means that we are free to adventure into the rich jungle of our most authentic life.

Self-examination is a commitment to be in a conscious relationship with your soul.

xo & ox

  • Self-examination is a starting point.  After reflecting on what I’ve done, the next couple of steps are to make choices and take action to move that forward.  The examination begins this journey and while it is a significant piece, there are other parts that shouldn’t be easily omitted or left behind here.