Find Common Ground

It’s been an incredible few weeks. I’m in the process of rebranding and coming up with a host of digital solutions for people who are interested in living a more empowered life. Amidst this chaotic process, I have been attending Commons church in Kensington, and I’m really enjoying it. There’s been a lot of value that come from the sermons, namely this quote really stood out to me:

“For [Christ] himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility” – Ephesians 2:14

I actually found myself in an argument with someone the other week, and I thought of this quote, all we were doing was focusing on our differences. The barrier had been put up.

In reading The Influential Mind, I understand that when people have contrasting views, one of the most powerful things you can do is find common ground; an outcome for the greater good. Finding common ground is an incredible way to dissolve the barrier and work together towards an objective or a goal.

So if you find yourself at odds with another, or even with yourself – find common ground. The synergy, the power of working together is a deep driver that comes from our social nature.

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Deferred Living

“The whole is more than the sum of its parts” – Aristotle

All too often we dangle the carrot in front of our face.  We feel as though when we get our carrot will reach a state of happiness;

In the ongoing pursuit of carrots, ask yourself, has ideal ever been a steady and prolonged state?

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The fact is that we live our lives in a state of flux.  Just like the stock market or your blood pressure, both try to find a state of equilibrium, it they never truly do – at least not infinitely.

We will always be living in a life of flux.  So, accept your reality and give in to your dream vacation or house – right now.  The only disappointing thing is that you are still attached to these things looking and being a certain way.

Maybe your dream vacation is a simple weekend away, or your dream house is a new piece of second-hand furniture.  These small actions will provide huge reprieve when working towards your dreams and desires.

The sad reality is our egos are caught up in what things are supposed to look like, instead of accepting what they truly are.

See the beauty in your life for what it really is.  Accept your circumstances and be grateful for what you have.  Act and move now!  Because if these are the things you truly want … you can have them.

Don’t let your ego get in the way – let go of misconceptions – and allow yourself to enjoy it!