Lao Tze said: Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
In this episode of the Digital Calm show, we talk about self-leadership by exploring the four pillars of self-leadership: knowing who you are, knowing what you do, knowing what you need to learn, and using what you know.
We spend multiple hours a day immersed in stories. We devour everything from films, to books, to chat around the water-cooler and gossip over the fence. Have you ever wondered why? Why do stories have the power to captivate us, to move us emotionally, and to inspire us to action?
Sometimes the wisest person in the kingdom is the fool…
Every Friday night the two court jesters of WEX Radio get together to talk about…well to talk about anything and everything.
Half-cut show controller Clay Lowe has had one whisky too many, while Daniel takes issue with Clay’s TV show recommendation from the week before. The boys also talk about how to plan road trips, bubble swapping, the satisfaction of walking away from a bad relationship, argue over the length of a Fleetwood Mac song, recall the mesmerizing oratory skills of an old Chief Executive they once worked with, and more.
A walk with the HATMAN and the trustworthy Harvey through the park exploring moments from the 1970s whilst looking to the skies. He wonders when things will change for the better, he knows they will, just not yet.
Schoolboy memories of playing football and not wanting to play the piano leads to a good recollection of Kay Brophy.
He’s not yet fluent in Mandarin but offers the wisdom of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.
In many indigenous traditions, a person seeking answers to questions would approach a medicine man or woman sitting by the fire and ask what they should do to resolve their dilemma. He or she classically would respond to this request by saying, “Let me tell you a story.” Moms, dads, mentors, and friends can do this, too…. In new situations, often what is needed is a new story that can help supply a map for the new journey and a toehold when that journey feels like climbing up a steep and dangerous mountain. – Carol Pearson
In this week’s episode, we explore psychological archetypes and how to use them as allies in our everyday life.
Directions: To get ready to do this exercise, you will need to print out or copy these directions and the chart below. Then, looking over the chart, circle all of the capacities in the first column that you currently demonstrate through your attitudes and behaviors. You also can see in the middle column what fears might be motivating your growth. Circle all that apply. Exploring the final column, put a star by the three archetypal names that leap out as being most like you. Then scan the first two columns, observing what you marked, and consider whether another archetype or two that you had not starred might be very active in your life.
Create a hypothesis for yourself about what archetypes currently are your allies.
Here’s something for you to contemplate over coffee (or tea) today:
what are your thoughts or feelings on purpose? do you believe we have a pre-determined purpose (god/goddess-given)? is our purpose purely biologically driven as directed by our genes? or do we have no purpose other than the one we make for ourselves?