SCOTOMAVILLE Self-reflection Guide
BY DANIEL COMP | JANUARY 25, 2023
Full-time Airstreaming is a dream for many people. Using this stage, and looking inward to understand what is happening, Daniel and Angelina demonstrate self-care and self-reflection over four years to incrementally build a strong marriage, partnership, and business strategy during the pandemic. Now you can laugh, learn, mimic and summit your Personal Everest out of Scotomaville!
WHAT IS SELF-REFLECTION?
The goal of self-reflection is to look inward to understand what is happening, mature through discipline and support, and improve the experience of life across SCOTOMAVILLE.
According to Nick Wignall, "self-Reflection is the ability to pay attention to your thoughts, emotions, decisions, and behaviors. While it's good to be self-reflective about what happened in the past, it's better to be able to use self-reflection in real-time to improve your decisions and behavior."
A Personal Everest from Scotomaville begins with Awareness - that is, the observation of one's humanness, bias, and habits. The aim of Awareness through self-reflection is to UNDERSTAND what one sees. To see the foible isn't much use unless understanding our beliefs redirects our thoughts and behaviors in real-time in SCOTOMAVILLE. As Nick puts it, "self-reflection becomes vastly more powerful when we can use it in real-time to make better decisions. It's good to learn from past mistakes, but it's far better to catch them in the moment or not make them in the first place."
WHAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF SELF-REFLECTION?
You can watch an extensive self-reflection journey through 30 episodes on the Scotomaville Youtube Channel. You will learn by observation and mimicking while creating your video journal - the story of your Expedition - a journey with a purpose.
Through a Scotomaville Expedition, you will cultivate openness by understanding that "we don't see things the way they are; we see things the way we are." Your observation skills will improve by journaling with a smartphone to document your journey with a purpose. Objectivity is enhanced by being 'roped-in' with other SCOTOMAVILLE explorers, peers that are sharing their journey, and with the support and guidance of a Facilitator, one that has gone before you, so in the words of Blaise Pascal, you can "follow in the way they began."
Self-care Reflection Beginning
This was recorded in the beginning - three years earlier.
Self-care Reflection Outcome
an Episode near the end of the Second Edition book.
TRANSFORMATION BY SELF-REFLECTION
- OPENNESS - we're 100% wrong 50% of the time
- OBSERVATION - video journaling w/a smartphone
- UNDERSTANDING - knowing what to do with awareness
Download Chapter 12 from Volume Two - the video shown above - to sample the high-quality print workbook.
HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SELF-REFLECTION?
Nick shares that "there are three skills that lead to better self-reflection," cultivating openness, improving observation, and understanding. You can learn self-reflection skills with modern tools by participating in a SCOTOMAVILLE supported expedition or free-climbing the Scotomaville videos online. The facilitated Expedition requires an hour per Episode to watch the video, journal in the 336-page full-color workbook, and interact with other readers and explorers in an online discussion. We recommend a pace of one Episode a week, for a total of 30 weeks. Creating the story of your journey in SCOTOMAVILLE can be as little as a year and up to a few years as with the Scotomaville series that Daniel authored/curated.