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What is Personal Development and Why Bother?

By Peter Shepherd

Love, and loving service to our fellows, connects us so we do not live isolated lives and life becomes meaningful. Jesus once said that the care we offer to even the smallest child or the weakest old man is received as if it were offered to God. When societies and governments are no longer at the loving service of all people, then arrogance and exploitation risk snuffing out true human development and fulfillment. Only by loving and serving others, even with the simplest of gestures, will humanity regain a sense of happiness and hope.

Part of the nature of humans is to be constantly developing, growing and moving toward a balanced and mature way of being. Our present personality is determined by both who and what we have been and by the person we strive to become. The goal of personal development is to learn and apply that which enables us to attain emotional wellbeing, understanding and effectiveness, and to share this knowledge with others.

Personal development works by...
enhancing and integrating rational, emotive and intuitive faculties - mind, body and spirit working in unison.

Personal development empowers us...
to live a happy and fulfilling life, through exercising free choice, seeing objective truth and realizing the highest degree of purpose.

Using the resources at Trans4mind you can become your own life coach - or learn to help and coach others. What you learn carries over to your career and professional development, and working well in a team. As your responsibility expands, so does your leadership... fully aligned with your inner knowing, values and life purpose, and guided by the principle of loving service.

But why bother now?
Personal development is the conscious evolution of human nature, and yet throughout history it has been sorely lacking! Although it is in our nature to learn and grow, we are held back by our culture, which is predominantly focused on survival needs, each of us in competition with others, and our spiritual inner nature is repressed. The animal in us rules. We make no room for unconditional love.

Even though the culture may have evolved with technological advancement and administrative complexity, human nature has not moved forward as it might. We are now paying the price for human selfishness and inconsideration. Looking at the outlook in 2012, the quality of our lives on this planet - even our survival - now depends on each of us taking responsibility for our personal growth.

We truly need a more conscious Mankind and that begins at home, with each one of us.

As humanity evolves, we have to earn the raising of our vibrations in our etheric spirit soul through good works and selfless service. Maslow said that self-actualizing individuals are motivated to continual growth. They are also aware of their primary goals in life and are devoted to fulfilling them, both for their own benefit and as service to others.

The human being needs to awaken to the soul that inhabits each body and is our true self and source of inner knowing. Awaken through a process of self-discovery, leading to one's own, self-directed spirituality. We need to become mindfully conscious instead of ruled by the dictates of instincts, past habits and fixed beliefs. We need to throw away dogma, open our minds and reconsider. Instead of fear about our survival and competitive angst, we will then be motivated by compassionate understanding and creative love.

It is said, whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will have. Well, enough of that, it is time to overturn the tables in the temple, to insist on reform wherever we find injustice, greed or waste. And first and foremost to reform our own way of living - to raise the flags of our dearest held values up high. For those that do move forward, the next epoch will be a celebration of human cooperation and shared love. It's our best hope for the future - and it's in our hands. We have the tools.

It is possible to find out what your true purpose is in life, and to attain all the goals which support that purpose. It is possible to recognize what your mental and emotional blocks really are and to outgrow those limitations for good. Unlimited possibilities then open up for you!

Hosted on the website we offer the wide-ranging free Tools for Transformation. These are the tools you need for your personal development.

Rather than telling you what to think, the video workshops will encourage you to learn from yourself and your own life. Making the human heart visible. This personalized training empowers you to create action steps that deliver powerful real-world results across all of your life challenges.

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