Self-transformation: A decision you make on your own Self-transformation: A decision you make on your own

Self-transformation: A decision you make on your own

Special 17 February, 2018 Maria Clara Restrepo E.

Knowing who you are, becoming stronger person and building a better version of yourself are actions you can take towards achieving self-transformation and becoming a better person.

This is the conclusion drawn by the book Conversaciones informales (Informal Conversations), written by Dora Restrepo Pérez. Restrepo invites readers to discover and understand their qualities, defects and weaknesses in order to help choose a vocation that resonates with what they really want to do with their lives.

Part of this involves separating yourself from the myths and attachments that have surrounded you throughout life. It’s about putting judgments aside and daring to explore and understand the why and what of everything. “The book presents different internal dialogs to make people question themselves and help them understand that they must manage with what they have in the most positive way possible and transform the events of the past into something good,” the author explains. The book’s main idea is to change the way people function, their perspective of life, and the way they relate to and interpret the world.

The book highlights a few main principles of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and ho’oponopono, a Hawaiian healing method. The objective of both of these techniques is for people to heal their past and create a path towards achieving the dreams they really want.

As the consultant on life goals explains, “Self-transformation begins with making a decision: reflecting on what you want, healing the past you can’t seem to leave behind, exploring your successes and failures, identifying what you have the hardest time with when it comes to completing something successfully, and working on that thing to make a change. That is greatest lesson I offer in this book.”