What happens when you run up against one of your issues while trying to lose weight? Do you engage in self-exploration? Do you take a good long look at yourself and try to discover why you couldn’t do what you wanted to do or why you did what you did when you shouldn’t have?
For instance, what does it mean to explore yourself when you run out of diet motivation? Do you go beyond the simple explanation that you were tired and cranky that day? Maybe you were tired and cranky, but is that a deep enough self-exploration? If you dug deeper, perhaps you would discover a more durable characteristic like the inability to tolerate negative feeling states like tired and cranky. Then with further self-exploration, you might set this particular characteristic in its rightful context. The context could be a lifelong requirement that you should always be in a good mood. Further self-exploration could reveal the origin of such a requirement and what made you maintain such a requirement for all these years.
Yes, self-exploration is an essential ingredient if you want to lose weight.