This course teaches three ways to examine yourself. It's designed so that you can choose to begin with whichever angle feels most natural to your current experience. All paths will lead to the intellect eventually, but how they get there is very different.
The path of least resistance is to begin where the problem is presenting. If you can't exactly tell where that is, then begin with your strengths. If you’re emotionally astute, (maybe even struggling at times to detach from your emotions), then go ahead and begin there. But keep in mind that working with strengths is actually not always the most effective way to go. When we're working in our strengths we can easily fall prey to our good intentions or our own assumptions about how right we are because we're working in our fortè.
Ironically, Resistance has a foot in the door when we're working in our strengths. If you hit a wall in any of the approaches, move to another approach.
While the ultimate goal is to find and resolve our internal intellectual conflict, each angle has a different initial goal. The angle you take will determine that initial goal and the method for achieving it.
Whichever path you decide is best to start with, remember that self-examination begins with careful listening. That means that much of self-examination is about stopping. Stop neglecting, avoiding, resisting, and denying what you really think, how you really feel, and what you really DO.
Even if you don’t resolve your conflict right away, approaching self-examination from all three angles with integrity will absolutely add valuable insights to your journey of seeking.
Let's begin by checking out the first path. This is especially good for the I know I should, but I don't conflict.