"Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you."~Anonymous
What you choose to ignore in life, becomes your blind spot. Blind spot is that side of yours that you are unaware of, that you can't see but others can probably see. There is no dearth of information in today's connected world. At the flick of the button, information comes handy to us. There are books, there are learning groups. Ah! How can I forget the WhatsApp! Every now and then, we get intellectual forwards from people on a daily basis. Information overload!!!! Yet, why we aren't progressing on all levels of our lives?! Why we aren't becoming better than ever before?! What has changed?! Everything has quantified yet, we remain the same. In fact, our maturity level, understanding of self, our inner world has drastically gone down. Relationship with self & others have become complicated. We have become unhappier than ever before. The World Happiness Report 2018, had some grim news for India in particular. What I am pinpointing here is, despite of all the information overload, despite of all the knowledge, where are we heading to?
Simply getting access to knowledge won't help you. What is important is getting access to your blind spots. Blind spots are called blind spots because they aren't visible to you. And many a times, even if we are aware of it, we ignore them & don't try to be aware of them. We brush it off and cover it up with our ego, our small mind. Thus our battle of struggle starts from that space. We say to others things that we may not end up doing. We advise others to do things that we may not be doing it ourselves. We think our views, perspectives are excellent and that of others is not good enough. We may even not realize how our behaviour is affecting others. We may choose to remain in the state of oblivion for eternity but with that comes pain, fear, need to prove, need to feel important, need to feel loved etc. etc. And that's not a great space to be in.
I have realized this very lately. I do have many blind spots that I am now aware of. If a person ignores saying that he/she does't have a blind spot, then he/she is not present & aware to his/her own shadow side of his/her self. Having blind spot is not bad. Everybody has it. Ignoring it, not doing anything about this is the pain area. Same way, having an insight is good only when action is taken to build that insight. This enables breakthrough.
How do you get rid of your blind spots? You simply ask these following questions to yourself first:
1. Are you ready to face your own shadow?
2. Are you ready to love yourself for who you are and then explore your inner self without feeling bad about it?
3. Are you ready to rise above all triviality & think beyond your ego, small mind?
4. Are you ready to be the soul that you are meant to be?
If you answered YES to all these, then you are now walking on the path towards your self-exploration. When you elevate yourself to that space & drop your guard, your ego, you open the doors to wisdom & maturity. By expanding your awareness you expand your vision & the way you look at things, the way you understand others, and that's when your world starts changing, that's when you have embraced your path to becoming your better version.
A coach enables you to get in touch with your blind spots. My coaches helped me see the blind spots in me, thereby I gathered insights, took actions to develop myself and that led to my professional & personal growth. Today I see things from a different lens. The world, people in my life, the circumstances remain the same, but what changed is the way I embraced my shadow which then gave access to the light inside me. This is a path of commitment towards self & being the person that truly I am. My journey is on and will continue. Coaching is a beautiful process that helps you to get access to your blind spots and grow exponentially by being aware of all these & many more. I invite you all to this beautiful journey of self-discovery & growth; a space where you get access to your own light & inner glory.
Life & Organizational Development Coach