June 26th 2019 How to Find Oneself

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Joshes and Joshettes it’s Wednesday which means time for another philosophy post. For this week’s post, I decided to use a different philosopher, Socrates. So let’s dive into this weeks philosophy post.

The exact teaching for this week’s lesson is “to find yourself, think for yourself.” I decided to use this teaching because it is abstract and we all want to find ourselves. What does it mean to find one’s self, you can find yourself spiritually, or you can find your gift aka what you are good at. I’m not going to talk about finding yourself spiritually (I still haven’t done that) so I will be talking about the nonspiritual ways. So now that we defined the first part let me define the second part, think for yourself means that you can only rely on yourself. So basically no one can help you find your gift but yourself. Sounds redundant but if Socrates said it, there must be a reason.

To better explain this teaching, let me apply it to my own life. After I read Steve Harvey’s book Act Like. Success Think Like A Success, I wanted to find my gift. I tried asking those who knew me and they all gave me different answers. The only reason I was able to find my gift was because I had to look inside myself. I spent many hours thinking back on the things I was good at before finding out my gift was my writing. Finding out how to make my gift profitable is another story but I found that answer by thinking for myself.

I didn’t want to touch on spirituality but let’s talk about Buddha. In order to find himself, he left his palace and went to the forest and meditated for six years. In the Bible, Jesus went to the desert for 40 days to test his spirituality. In meditation, you are alone with your thoughts. If you want to find yourself then make sure you ask yourself the right questions.

Remember to be successful it's your right, duty, and responsibility.