Having a clear path to travel as you seek insight and self-awareness is great—but not every trail you set out to explore requires the same gear.
The same way you don't hike in stilettos, you don't take a self-examination path with the mindset of self-expression. Each of the self-awareness paths has different needs and therefore a logical stance you take to counsel or coach yourself. A set of things you do and don't do, a posture you strike and an attitude and set of virtues that suit you for success.
The Counselor Stance uses radical self-honesty, and analysis through the critical use of reason to help you move from loss to meaning on the self-examination path.
The Coach Stance uses a bird's eye view, and synthesis through directed intuition to mentor you from frustration or concern to confidence on the self-leadership path.
The Ambassador Stance uses observation of yourself and your relationships with insightful experimentation to inspire you to go from disconnection to influence on the self-expression path.
Exploring your path thoroughly while staying in your lane with the right Soul Stance effectively clears away everything that's irrelevant to the matter at hand and crystallizes what does matter. They form a clear picture of what's on the table and what's off. What's in view and what's not. What you open to and what you close to. They construct the scope and limits of your journey which creates focus, and focus is what results in successful transitions and often huge breakthroughs.
We all use forms of these stances logically, instinctively, or intuitively, but I've torn them apart to understand them, articulate them, and harness their power in a repeatable way. The Curated Soul is all about using these self-awareness paths and Soul Stances in various ways in order to overcome, excel, and write an imperfect story that you'll love living.
Before we finish up, there's one more thing to note. You will travel all of these paths in your life, often at the same time.