Who is the true you?
What part of you is uniquely you and truly originates in you?
Is it your body?
Your body is constantly regenerating itself. Old cells are replaced with new cells. So much so that every seven years you have a completely new body.
Is it your mind?
Where does the content of your mind come from? Where do your thoughts, opinions and emotions originate?
All around you, minds are shaped by commercials, social media, junk food, drugs, the news and reality TV. All those influences are there because of the agendas of other people.
It is easy to give in to these influences and be a good consumer, employee and patient. It is easy to never tap into your true individuality, to never become you.
Stimulation has never been so easily accessible as it is now.
Everywhere you go in the modern world, stimulation is served out to you on a silver platter.
Even if you live in the countryside you almost certainly have an Internet connection. That means you have unlimited access to entertainment, news, pornography, conspiracy theories, or whatever your particular flavour may be.
However, chances are you live in the city. The modern city is filled with stimulation. The scent of food, chocolate and coffee is placed strategically along your path as you make your way from A to B, designed to convince you to make a detour that will cost you money and take you away from your focus.
It is not that stimulation is bad in itself. But when you want to move in a particular direction, you have to be able to control when and how you indulge in stimulation.
The trouble is that these days, the amount of stimulation that is available is so overwhelming that it can snuff out your conscious individuality like a tsunami washing over a candle flame.
In my new book, Becoming You, I lay out steps and attitudes that will help you take charge of your own mind and determine your own direction.
When you start listening to your inner calling, you are lured out of your routine and challenged to try things that are beyond your ideas of who you are and what you are capable of doing.
It can bring you lots of fun. Yet as you walk your own path you discover that this road has a deeper side to it.
This is what I call your Great Work. Like everyone else, you have something unique to offer the world.
If you are stuck in a dreary routine, Becoming You will give you valuable tools for discovering your own Great Work and breaking free.
However the bulk of the book is about what to do when you begin to discover what your Great Work is. This is the time when you start to wonder if a life of fulfilment is really for you, and how you could possibly make it happen.
The task may seem too big. You may not know where to start.
Or you may know exactly where to start but you can't imagine yourself having the willpower to follow through all the way.
Paradoxically, once you start pursuing the task that you are truly passionate about, your inner resistance becomes much stronger than it was when you had a boss and deadlines that were set by others than yourself.
Becoming You will help you pinpoint the factors that aid you in your Great Work and the factors that hold you back. It will help you overcome your inner resistance.
If you internalise and apply the ideas set out in this book, you will set out on a journey into what is currently the unimaginable. You will uncover attributes of yourself and of the world that you couldn’t possibly have imagined actually existed.