The Medicine Wheel: A Self Analysis

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Who am I? This simple question, according to philosophers, is the first of three that the majority of individuals seek the answer to (Beebe 2014). The Medicine Wheel is a dynamic structure that has been used in numerous cultures to help people answer this question. The Medicine Wheel contains four equal components that include Spiritual, Physical, Mental and Emotional. By evaluating my life using these four components, I can reflect on past experiences to recognize how much I have matured as an individual. The Spiritual component of the Medicine Wheel emphasizes the importance of finding a sacred place in life, which has the potential to bring you inner peace. Roughly two years ago, I found this sense of spiritual connectedness while attending …show more content…
2005). Before moving to Regina for school, I had developed a habit of exercising every day. For example, biking to school, running on the treadmill and rollerblading whenever I got the chance. However, after my move, my attitudes toward physical activity took a negative turn. I could no longer find the motivation within myself to work out. I convinced myself that school was a bigger priority than exercise. This persuaded me to spend majority of my time reading my books. Meanwhile, I began to see undesirable changes in my mood. These changes confirmed my previous beliefs of how essential physical activity is to daily my life. This realization inspired me to better myself and purchase a gym membership. As a result, Physical activity has improved my day-to-day attitudes in many different …show more content…
2005). Growing up I found it difficult to connect with people on an emotional level. Additionally, I would only share information up to a certain degree until I put up a wall and shut people out. For example, growing up I was embarrassed about my living circumstances. I immediately assumed others would judge me if they saw how I was living. That fear of being different in other people’s eyes was the main aspect that kept me from developing close relationships. My parents frequently reassured me that if people genuinely wanted to be in my life they would accept me for who I am and not what I have material-wise. Eventually, I took their advice and made the effort to become a more accepting individual about where I came from. I slowly began to open up more about my personal life, helping me to connect more with other individuals. As a result, I have created many life-long relationships that I will value for the rest of my

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