I got an interesting question in the comment section of one of my previous posts. It asked if there was truly a sole purpose to life, and then elaborated by asking the following: if there’s multiple purposes to one’s life, does it lessen their value? Before I begin answering what I think the answer to these questions are, I wanted to point out that these … Continue reading Does Life Have True Meaning?
“The purpose of life, as far as I can tell… is to find a mode of Being that’s so meaningful that the fact that life is suffering is no longer relevant.” — Jordan Peterson Life is tricky for multiple reasons, and one huge one is that we often struggle to find any sole purpose for it. Although that’s a tricky question with a tricky answer, … Continue reading The Meaning of Life
“Life will bring you great pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.” — Milton Erickson Joy and pain are two sides of the same coin, with that coin being life. Unfortunately for some, they forget that you can manually turn the coin over instead of flipping it and hoping it lands on a favorable side. Because of this, they end up stuck … Continue reading Finding Light Within Darkness
Coaching is something that’s often confused with therapy. It makes sense; both practices involve someone helping another person solve their problems and work around things if needed, just in very different ways. On top of that, therapy can often be a much longer process that’s oriented towards unpacking the past in a way to resolve present issues. Coaching on the other hand is typically the … Continue reading What is Coaching?
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.” — Carl Jung Unconscious thoughts and desires have a tendency to appear in our day to day lives without our knowledge. They’re expressed through subtle actions or thoughts, and executed in ways that we think we came up with all by ourselves. In a way we did, but … Continue reading Hidden Desires
“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to ultimately be at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.” — Abraham Maslow Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who’s known best for creating what we now call Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In short, it explains what we crave as humans and in what … Continue reading Creating Meaning
“Perhaps you are overvaluing what you don’t have and undervaluing what you do.” — Jordan Peterson There are only so many things we can be capable of. It’s a concept we’ve discussed multiple times before: nobody is perfect because a perfect person makes everybody else useless. What we haven’t discussed, however, is the idea that we often spend so long looking towards things to gain … Continue reading A Humble Opinion
“Face the demands of life voluntarily. Respond to a challenge instead of bracing for catastrophe.” A big problem that a lot of people have is they become so anxious and worried about future events that they don’t actually end up doing anything about it because their fear holds them down. Their fight or flight response works, but it tenses up. Many people don’t understand that … Continue reading A Gentle Aggression
“Perfection and power are overrated. I think you are very wise to choose happiness and love.” — Uncle Iroh Uncle Iroh is a fictional character from an animated kids show called Avatar: The Last Airbender. Although the show is made simple for children to understand, a second look and a second thought reveals an astonishing amount of underlying messages, wisdom, and maturity for older audiences … Continue reading An Unusual Source of Wisdom
“Prioritize your problems and take care of them one at a time, the highest priority first. Don’t try to do everything at once or you won’t be successful.” — Jocko Willink I find it funny how many of Jocko Willink’s quotes align with stoicism philosophies. He says he doesn’t follow stoicism, and yet here we are… The subject of today’s discussion revolves around setting goals. … Continue reading Setting Goals