THE LEGACY SELF
The Legacy Self forms the part of us that is deeply connected to the ever evolving world and our relationship with it. It is the ability to authentically and gracefully express ourselves through our projects, businesses and causes in a way that is fully aligned with our unique values, talents and skills.
Ask yourself, “What do I want to be known for 1000 years after I am gone?”
A gentle reminder that as we embark upon self-enquiry, please be sure to meditate, breathe and bring yourself into the space of the heart.
If you are new to meditation or my practice, I invite you to join our Facebook group, Playing Bigger Playing Beautiful and familiarise yourself with my philosophies and style. Once your join request is approved, you will be greeted with a meditation to get you started. Click here to access it.
This practice and the community we have built is immensely nourishing for everyone from the most advanced yogis, or meditators, to those just beginning their journey. We offer continued support energetically, emotionally and mentally, as well as providing a place where you can contribute energetically to those who are less familiar with meditation, energy or spiritual understanding. It is a rich community in which you can support and be supported.
Tuning into The Legacy Self is immensely helpful for those who wish to attain an alignment between their passions, values, enjoyment and vocation. It is through this alignment that we are able to transcend the notion that life is futile and connect with a greater purpose. An awareness of The Legacy Self enables us to acknowledge that there is something within us that only we can gift to the world.
Are you able to separate the day-to-day running of your life and connect with the essence of why you were put on this earth? Are you able to distil the singular gift you will give the world? The work that will live on long after you’re gone.
“A society grows great when old men [sic] plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit.”
— Greek Proverb
Levels of Understanding
If you are familiar with my work, and in particular with my model of emotional self-inquiry The 6 Selves™, you will know that there are three levels of understanding that inform connections to the self and how it manifests and impacts both your personal and professional life.
Level 1 – Intellect (Mind) – How we comprehend and make sense of the world around us
Level 2 – Emotion (Body) – How we physically feel the experience
Level 3 – Energetic (Spirit) – How we connect in to something greater than ourselves
The Legacy Self – Mind
In this post, we are looking at the Intellect (Mind) and how this connects to The Legacy Self. The questions I have prepared are repetitive in nature. The reason for this is to help you get to the core of how you approach this concept and reach a deeper level of self-enquiry.
- What are my thoughts when I am connected to my legacy self?
- What are my thoughts when I’m connected to the world around me?
- What are my thoughts when I’m connected to myself in the most emotionally intimate of ways?
- What ideas and concepts light me up?
- What are my thoughts when I’m connected to people who support my legacy?
- What does the world need that only I can offer?
- What practical steps can I take to move in the direction of my legacy self?
As always, extend kindness and understanding to yourself. There are no incorrect answers here. The purpose of these self-enquiry exercises is to open up the dialogue between you and your authentic self. With time and practice, these exercises will become easier.
My next post will expand upon The Legacy Self at a level two understanding and I look forward to sharing it with you.
For more information on how to work with me to go deeper into the benefits of The 6 Selves™ and the outcomes you can achieve when you focus intentionally on these areas visit https://debbiezita.com/coaching/