Studying yourself is not some narcissistic exercise so you can feel better about yourself and your life. It’s about taking the time to investigate what’s really going on inside you, as opposed to what you assume on a surface level appears to be true.
Self-study for self-realization takes some real digging– some working out within-– in the same way you might get after it at the gym or playing a game seriously, to win. This is necessary to know who you really are.
It’s about understanding where your limits truly lie, instead of believing some story about what you can or cannot do that you subconsciously may have learned/told yourself a long time ago. We need continual updating to be sure that we really are living optimally, rather than settling for what’s familiar and safe.
Do you feel truly alive when static in your comfort zone, or is that merely the temporary feeling of pleasure?
In the video below, Jordan Peterson explains the reference to Carl Jung’s discovery about the human psyche: the places we are least likely to want to go are exactly the places we ought to because in filth it will be found. Be brave. Go there––where your dragons live.