How to Become the Best Version of Yourself

Posted On August 18, 2022

Sometimes it’s important to look into the rearview mirror of your life to see how much you’ve grown—on the inside.

 

 

You’re not the angry, bitter person you once were. You’ve released your hurts, forgiven yourself and others, and returned to the person you were created to be. You realize you are good. You are the Original Blessing of God.  You are Divine Love.”

 

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You’re in the process of becoming the best version of yourself because you’re letting love transform your rough edges.

But how did you get here, to this place of becoming the best—or at least a better—version of yourself?  How do you continue to grow in love, peace, and happiness?

 

Good Vibrations

 

The German physicist Albert Einstein believed “Everything in life is vibration.”  According to the article, How to Raise Your Emotional and Spiritual Vibration, “Everything in the universe is made up of molecules vibrating at different speeds. This includes trees, bodies, rocks, animals, thoughts, and emotions.

“Human vibrations are composed of everything from physical matter to the way you communicate the thoughts you think.” Some molecules vibrate faster, and some vibrate slower.  There are higher vibrations and lower vibrations.

When you are vibrating at a higher level, you feel lighter, happier, and more at ease.”

Lower vibrations feel heavy, dark, and confused. Almost all spiritual traditions point the way toward higher realms of consciousness, and scientific studies (like that of consciousness research and spirituality author Dr. David Hawkins in his book, The Map of Consciousness Explained ) have even quantified the vibrations of different states of being to create a scale of consciousness.

Ancient Wisdom

 

 

Maybe the law of vibration is what the Beach Boys were referring to in their classic hit, “Good Vibrations.”

Maybe that’s what Jesus meant when he said that even if we become silent in praising God, the rocks and stones will cry out (Luke 19:40).

And if God is light and love, then aren’t we who are created in His Divine Image also the vibration of the same radiant energy in human form? (1 John 1:1- 2.2).

To become the best version of ourselves, all we need to do is activate the highest form of energy, which is love.

So, how do we do that? And, more importantly, as we look back over our lives, what spiritual practices have helped us become who we already are—Divine Love?

 

Here’s a list of some concrete ways we can continue to grow into the best version of ourselves:

Meditation

 

 

When we take daily time to pull ourselves away from the world’s distractions and noise, we connect with the Creator. We allow our souls to breathe.  Meditation calms our nerves, quiets our minds, and provides a safe place to reconnect with our Inner Self and God.

This practice was the cornerstone in the lives of  Jesus, the Saints, and our spiritual heroes and teachers like Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, and Mother Theresa.  Meditation offers us a place to rest, recharge, and find answers to life’s challenges.

Gratitude

 

 

Life coach Tony Robbins says, “You can’t feel fear or anger at the same time you feel gratitude.”

If you experience a low-energy emotion such as anger, shame, or frustration, shift your attention to gratitude. Name three to five things for which you’re grateful. Then see how the practice of gratitude grounds you in the present moment and offers a pathway to shift your attitude from grumpy to grateful.

Love

 

 

The HeartMath Institute has documented that love is the highest level of consciousness. Through its free HeartMath Experience video series, the Institute teaches how love helps us maintain emotional balance, mental clarity, and resilience as we navigate life.

The quickest way to center ourselves in love is to draw our attention to our hearts and imagine a person or favorite pet that dearly loves us. As we allow their image to surround us with the energy of love, it radiates through our bodies and restores our natural harmony. We can come back to this simple exercise throughout the day to reground ourselves in the highest form of energy—Divine Love.

Good Companions

 

 

 

 

Surrounding ourselves with positive people that inspire and encourage us is one of the best ways we can grow. A spouse, spiritual friend, or mentor can bring us new insight and wisdom along with joy. Download the free “Who’s In Your Inner Circle of Trust” exercise on my website to see who’s in your inner circle and who might be missing.   Click Here.

Good Books and Entertainment

 

 

 

Our energy level is impacted by what we read and what we rely upon for entertainment. Spiritual books can focus our attention on inner growth and wisdom. They give us something to chew on during the day. Here’s a bucket list of books you might want to add to your bookshelves. Click here.

Another good way we can keep those good vibrations flowing is to make sure our social media, music, video games, and other forms of entertainment are uplifting, not violent or depleting.

Forgiveness

 

 

 

 

Life and people occasionally throw spitballs at us. Learning to forgive ourselves and others, let go of the hurt, and move on, allows us to honor ourselves and grow in the practice of unconditional love.

It’s one of the hardest things to do, but when we sow forgiveness, we reap compassion and inner peace.

 

 

Picking Up Good Vibrations

 

 


According to Donna Levi’s article in Huffpost.com, “The one and only reason we are on the planet is this: We are here to learn to love ourselves, each other, the planet itself, and all living beings. Every day we are put in situations that give us the opportunity to do just that.”

 

 

When we surround ourselves with love, beauty, and the daily practices that help us learn to love and be love, we continue our journey to become the best version of ourselves. We become who we truly are—the Divine Energy of Love in our unique human form.

Look in the rearview mirror of your life and see how you’ve grown on the inside over the years. Name who or what has been instrumental on your journey to your best self.

Then pick up some or all of the practices outlined above and continue growing into the best version of you!

—brian j plachta
brianplachta.com

 

Finding Flow Book

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Honest, relatable, humorous, Brian shares from his own earliest exeriences from going to preschool and being freaked out by the loud bell, along with separation anxiety on the first day of school, to growing up accomplishing so much as a successful attorney but struggling to manage the myriad of stressors in his life through the thinking mind alone. He asks poignant questions. Such as when his mother tells him “you need to stop being afraid” after his first day in pre-school. How does one turn off the fear? He like so many of us were never taught how. Despite living in a age of “High Anxiety” as Mel Brooks would say. Later in the book he shares about health challenges. All of his eperiences are related in a friendly and enjoyable fashion, Brian shares with the reader a wealth of spiritual practices that are presented simply and succinctly. But do not be fooled. Just because they are presented simply, that does not mean they are not profoundly powerful. In this book you find approaches that can not only help with fear, but also integrate a sense of connecting with a Loving Higher Power, and sharing with others to build a sense of Spiritual Friendships. His Spiritual Gifts Inventory is also a wonderful tool to provide guidance about talents and gifts you can “make the world a better place”. Brian shares his own discovery of Spiritual Authors, Traditions, and Practices that “Reclaim Inner Peace, Balance and Wholeness”. It is “Soul Food” to nourish you on your journey to the heart of love, compassion, peace and care shared by a talented writer. He presents the opportunity “to find flow” In an enjoyable manner. Western over-emphasis on Left Brain Rationality is remedied with humor, candor, and “SPIRITUAL PRACTICES” to “FiND FLOW.
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Check It Out: Upcoming Free Finding Flow Webinar

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 on Zoom
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  • Do you ever feel your mind racing non-stop?
  • Do you get overwhelmed by the daily events and information that bombard you?
  • Does fear grip you at times robbing your inner peace?
  • Do you wish there were simple ways to connect with your Inner Self and God during a busy day?

Join me for this FREE Finding Flow Webinar to discover several time-tested spiritual practices that will open the pathway for you to reclaim inner peace, balance, and wholeness—so you can live your best life.

During this webinar you’ll discover:

  • Why meditation is the powerhouse that restores Inner Peace psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
  • How to shift your focus during the day from the chaos of the outer world to the quiet peace of your inner world.
  • How the power of a mantra can simplify your life and ground you in your divine heart.
  • How returning to an awareness of your body can cool the fires that often rages in our busy minds.
  • How to develop the practice of having a conversation with God as a way of experiencing your true self and Inner Guidance.

Join me for this Free webinar and learn new ways to simplify your life, quiet your mind, and sink into your heart so you can experience the natural flow of inner peace.

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Join us for this free Webinar by clicking this link to register:  Self-Care Simplified Webinar Link

(Note: If you are unable to attend the Webinar live, feel free to register and I will email you a recording of it after the event).

 

 

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Written by Brian J. Plachta

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