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Do You Know, Life Is All About Knowing ‒ Thyself?

Written by: Shreesha Khare, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Do you even know who you are? If not, then do your SWOT analysis. You will understand yourself better. That statement laid the stage for me to know myself. Did you encounter anything like this to learn about yourself?

While I was brainstorming a topic for my first article for Brainz magazine, I got hold of this book called "The Human Instinct" by Kenneth R. Miller (How We Evolved to Have a Reason, Consciousness and Free Will). I came across this line in the book, which made me stop and think of the topic. We are the creatures of evolution, who discovered evolution, or as the astronomical Carl Sagan once said, "Cosmos grown to know itself."

Journey of Self-Knowledge


I recall vividly the day I asked myself, "What is the point of this world? “I was just 15 years old when this happened. And since then, my subconscious has really, in a major way, impacted my conscious world with a fuel called curiosity and exploration to understand my evolution as a human being.


When I was in school, I played all the sports and participated in the national Olympiads, be it physics, mathematics, or computer science. I was not good at any of these. But I did it just to see what I could do or not. What interests me or not? What capabilities do I hold within me? When I went to college in India, for my graduation, despite coming as an introvert, low on self-confidence and full of self-doubt, I threw myself into the Model United Nations Conference. I attended AIESEC conferences regardless of whether I was speaking there or not. I used to observe people: how they talk, what they do, and the stories they tell of their evolution and how they grew up. I read many books, which gave me an idea of what kinds of books and genres I love. That was an evolution in terms of reading, writing, being in love with books, and turning it into a second career. When I did my MBA, my evolution took a quantum jump. The person who never spoke and was an introvert was part of a debate competition, which was a step in my life to explore this side of me as a speaker. That was a blind spot I was unaware of, but my professor knew it. I'll do it. That is why she did not ask me. She directly told me, "This is a debate topic and you're doing this." To my surprise, I won the debate competition with the second prize and got the cash prize as well. Since then, I explored more, and today I host my own podcast, The Shreesha Show.

As I evolved in my physical body, I also evolved in my understanding of myself. My evolution in terms of the brain was growing up. To know myself, I took many psychometric tests just to know who I am in terms of personality. My time in London in 2015 changed the whole dimension of my life's evolution: my participation in the Business Challenge to Fashion. I did everything. I believe this doing everything habit was inculcated in my subconscious brain by my grandmother when I was 5 years old. She introduced me to badminton, cycling, knitting, singing, dancing, painting, video games, you name it, and I even learned to play the harmonium in the Indian tradition.

And that made me interested in learning the violin. This way, I get to know myself and my interest in taking things forward. These things just help us evolve in terms of our likes and hobbies. With this evolution, I discovered that as we evolve, our beliefs shape us with the experiences we get after trying things out, and every experience turns into beliefs and eventually our reality. The things that we used to consider sacred in our initial evolution do not feel grand in our bigger dreams. We usually hang ourselves with a division of who we should be and who we should not be, and we don't explore ourselves to know us better. I used tools like Astrology, Human Design, Gene Keys, and I Ching to know myself. Learning through Kabballah is an interesting thing.

We are like the ocean; we should allow ourselves to know who we can be without letting any preconceived notions interfere. Also, don't ever count yourself under the influence of other people's expectations. I invested heavily in my personal development to study myself. We are on this earth to grow into the highest form of who we can be. Nature and us humans are similar, but the only difference is that humans can mould, evolve, and know themselves in any shape and size. Life is all about self-actualization, self-development, and self-love.


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Shreesha Khare, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Shreesha Khare is an author and an inspirational thought leader, aka a leading luminary. She is walking on the path of "Self-Illumination" to be more of her true self, share more of her personal experiences, and change the lives of others through her own journey of personal transformation. There is a deep internal desire in her to take all of what she has learned and help others along their path. She believes that suffering is the key to unlocking our greatest gifts. She is the Founder and Chief humanitarian Being at S&S Co-Space for Humanity, a boutique where you will be served with coaching and guidance of self-love and self-actualization, is like taking a journey into the inner cosmic world.

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