186: Dissonance Between Your Family and Your Spiritual Growth
Our podcast is very focused on wholesome progress in life. We cover things from spirituality and emotional health to career goals and skincare. One of the things we haven’t discussed much is the way that our parents/family might influence personal development and how it may affect those relationships. For some, family is a key part of our growth. For others, our families may have missed out on the entire journey, resulting in out-of-sync relationships and possibly dissonance.
It’s important to know that your experiences, concerns, and discomfort you might feel around your family are all valid; but it’s equally as important to learn how to navigate them.
Today on Personal Development Without The Fluff, we discuss our journeys from childhood to parenthood, our spiritual growth, and how all of those things are interconnected.
Tune in to this conversation to possibly hear a story you’re able to relate to, especially if you struggle with carrying your new-found growth with you into settings that involve the people you grew up with.
We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed the conversation!“My feeling as to why family is so agitating to our systems is because what you learn as a child and the things that you’re critical about are the things that your family is generally critical about.” - Guy and Ilan Ferdman
The Cliff Notes:
- Sometimes it takes distance from family for growth to happen.
- Feeling a connection with someone can be as simple as just sharing physical space with them.
- It’s not uncommon for family dynamics to cause agitation within you when you’re on a journey of personal/spiritual growth.
- For many of us, our inner critic voice is a replication of the criticism we observed or received in our childhood.
- Sometimes your family might be too stuck in their idea of the “old you” to acknowledge your personal growth as the “new you.”
- Whether it be socializing, working, or anything else, we can get distracted by putting on a performance rather than being focused on being present.