Why embark on a journey of self-discovery as a youth?

What if we all had the opportunity to start discovering who we truly were when we were teenagers? What if we took the time to find our true nature, transcend fears and learn important life skills such as communication, self-acceptance, building trust and being autonomous when we were teens? How much different would our 20s and 30s be? Very different I’m sure. Maybe our 20s would become like our 30s where we are more confident and sure of who we are and in our 30s we will were equipped with tools to live a more fulfilling life and interact harmoniously with others.

Think back to when you were a teenager. Did you have a mentor in your life? Was there someone that guided you to be your true self and hear your inner voice? From my personal experience this presence was mostly absent or stubbornly ignored as it came from my father. Unfortunately as much good advice as our parents may have had for us or as parents we may have for our kids, we/they may not be ready to listen. Sometimes it takes a third party for this message to stick.

Personally, most of my life learning’s came from world travel over a period of 9 years in my 20s and dramatic experiences such as a bike vs car accident. What I’ve also learn from all the experiences besides who I truly am, how to be autonomous and how to treat others is it’s ok to make mistakes and grow and we should not feel bad about ourselves or judge others for doing so.  Wouldn’t it be great if your children could learn this too without going through so much pain and making so many mistakes first?

Thanks to personal growth and transformational programs like Teen Journey, teenagers now have this amazing opportunity to start their journey of self- discovery a little earlier and with proper guidance. Sure it may not be possible to discover everything in the space of a week, these skills take years to build but wouldn’t it be a great start for youth. The program also offers monthly gatherings to facilitate further support and guidance. The final outcome may also inspire young people to continue on the path of self-discovery and personal growth themselves. Maybe it would also prevent them from some inevitable pain and confusion if they were more equipped with valuable knowledge. These programs teach kids skills that school really should teach us if the education system was set up in an ideal way.  So if you have teenagers or know any that would benefit from a program like this I encourage you to play your part in changing their lives for the better.

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Written by Kelly Weiss