Years of Commitment to Personal Growth
Hello! My name is Katie Knutson, founder and writer for TL;DR:Transformation.
Personal growth and development has been a passion of mine for almost ten years, sparked by insights from the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. When I first read that book, many new ideas jumped out at me, specifically the idea that I could and should be aware of the present moment where no problems existed that I couldn’t overcome.
At the time I was not yet ready to give up thinking. I loved thinking- daydreaming, analyzing, planning. I felt joy and excitement from these things. However, my life also included negative thoughts about myself, my life situation, and possible problems that could come to pass in the future.
It took years of practicing (aka struggling) with meditation before I realized the joy and wisdom that accompanied a thoughtless, always aware mind. My personal thinking and planning were nothing compared to the perfect ideas that popped into my head during that calm brain state. Thoughts following a meditation session were much more focused and productive. Negative worries and ideas impacted me less because I recognized the lack of truth within them.
Since coming to these realizations, I have expanded my research to include other ways to more thoroughly and easily enjoy life. Improving my ability to hear and follow my intuition has been one of my greatest accomplishments so far as I more often choose the best path for myself, even if my mind (foolishly) believes at the time that it is not the best choice for me.
And what a fun journey it has been! Experimenting, discovering, and reflecting on this wisdom has brought clarity and understanding in a way that you cannot attain from reading words on a page.
That’s why I’m so excited to share these ideas with you so that you too can play around with various concepts and come to understand how they affect your own life. TL;DR:Transformation focuses on bringing you wisdom from great teachers in a way that is easier to digest, recall, and apply. I hope you have fun on this journey as well, for I believe that is one of the greatest reasons why we are here right now.
Thank you for sharing your time, energy, and enthusiasm with me.