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Personal Journey Into Self Development - Part 1 Nash Rahman

Personal Journey Into Self Development - Part 1

Nash Rahman

Published January 31st 2014
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Kindle Edition
39 pages
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Hi My name is Nash Rahman and I am a spiritual and reflective writer, drawing on my own personal experiences as fuel to create my own writings. All my life I have struggled with trying to live a meaningful and authentic life, always striving for aMoreHi My name is Nash Rahman and I am a spiritual and reflective writer, drawing on my own personal experiences as fuel to create my own writings. All my life I have struggled with trying to live a meaningful and authentic life, always striving for a life that I can be proud of, a life full of meaning and passion. Early in my life I read a lot of personal development books, with a hope that it will transform my life, but they never did. So I went from one book to another with promises to change my life. I read and devoured everything that I could find on personal development, some helped a bit, but ultimately any changes were only temporary. So I went back to my unhappy life, looking for the next revelation of a self help book.Most of the self help books I read only gave some of the story for long lasting change and only focused on single areas of improvement with the promise that everything else in your life will fall into places. Most of the approaches in the self help books were fragmented and at best left me filled with enthusiasm for a few days and then it all faded away into nothingness. I wanted a holistic approach that encapsulated my whole being, not just part of me.I should have been happy, I had a good job, with good prospects, good money coming in, but for some reason I wasn’t happy, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, it seemed like a shadow that eluded me every time I got closer to what I thought it was.I remember sitting down and watching a movie called “Brave Heart”. One of the phrases reverberated with me so much that I still constantly refer back to it. The phrases was by Robert the Bruce when he was commenting on William Wallace he said “I want to believe like he believes”. That is what I wanted to believe!. To have an unshakable belief about something that would give me meaning in my life, something that I could put my heart and soul into.So I set out on a journey to find my passions, or the single passion that would set my burning desire on fire, that will drive me to fulfil my life. Everything I read pointed to discovering your single passion and then living that passion. But the problem was I had multiple passions, how can I filter it down to a single passion?I spent a long time studying, analysing all my passions to find that single passion that I can throw all my energy at. But I procrastinated and I wasn’t happy with the answers of what my passion should be. I started and stopped a number of projects that I thought were my passion only to find that my enthusiasm dwindled and the initial light of my passion was snubbed out, leaving an emptiness of confusion.Just knowing your passion or passions wasn’t enough, I needed a way to turn those passions into a reality and for that reality to be sustainable throughout my whole life. I knew the answer to all my questions could not be found in any book but the answers to my questions lied within me. I wanted to do something that permeated through every single fibre of my being, not a job, where I go to 9-5 and then after work I start living, but living the whole day in my passions.After many years of introspection and going from one thing to another, one thing always remained constant and that was my love of concepts and my love of reflecting and writing.My true passion and calling in life had always been right under my nose and I didn’t even realise it. I spent all those years chasing dreams, that were not even my own dreams, but dreams that were injected into me by society that didn’t align to my true calling in life.I am now dedicating my life to my true calling in life and that is to reflect and write about things that give me meaning and inspires me and drives my passion in an authentic way.