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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Ascendancy

“He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper, but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to his circumstance.” – David Hume

I started reading the The House of Government, and it quickly became apparent that to further the position of the proletariat (the Russian industrial workers) the Bolsheviks encouraged education.

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Only from an informed position could the proletariats advance their desires for a revolution.  Back then, being deemed intelligentsia (intellectual) was something that demanded a bit of work, but was also a noteworthy position.

The different revolutionary groups at the time stoked the beliefs of the people – and they actively worked toward an outcome that they were united in, and deeply wanted.

This really made me think that education in a path that you are most interested in could be a recipe for deep fulfillment and satisfaction.

So if you have any hobbies, ideas, or goals that you are waiting to explore, act on them!  Go for it!

And find deeper happiness and fulfillment.