Today we’re talking about how seeking and cultivating understanding builds unity and fosters community. Understanding is the first part of the tenet of Wisdom.
Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:Optimistic = The hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.Present = The centerboard - keeps you upright, focused, centered.Energetic = The sail - captures & harnesses the wind, propelling you forward.Courageous = The rigging - holds everything together in proper tension, resilience. Wise = The rudder - keeps you on track, heading in the right direction.Intentional = Setting everything up to properly capture the wind.
Topics discussed in this episode: Look for the Spiritual in the ordinaryGet real - be willing to see the good and the badPursue a 360° view of life
Now what? Do I seek to understand? Or do I only want to be understood?Is it my goal to understand the perspectives of those outside my “group?”Where do I go for information, when I want to understand a particular topic?What do I hope to gain from any new knowledge I discover in my search?Where is my north star? Is my boat headed in a direction that aligns with my values and beliefs? Do I need to adjust that by pursuing more understanding in certain areas?
Start small. Start asking yourself some honest questions:
Next, if you’re ready to work on it, here are the ways I pursue understanding… Look for the Spiritual in the Ordinary. Acknowledging we are human helps keep us humble.Get real - be willing to see the good AND the bad. Without that understanding, the true beauty and depth of our own existence never gets a chance to shine through. Pursue a 360° view of life. Don’t limit your view.
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