Three Thoughts for Thursday – June 2019 Edition

Quote or Passage I’m Pondering and Appreciating:


Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. 

                                                                                             ~ Carl Jung

I’ve been thinking a great deal about what causes some people to change and others to stay stuck or the same.  What makes people different that allows some to experience hardship and use the experience to move forward and thrive, rather than keeping them down, stuck in the cycle, unable to better their circumstances?

What is your self-narrative?  How do you tell your story? Do you get stuck in the cycle of blame or do you take personal responsibility and create forward action, owning what you can change and working to make change happen? How do you make the “unconscious conscious” and become the director of your life?  What has shaped you and your view on resiliency? How do we become agents of change and be the change we want to see?

Podcast I’m Listening To:

 The Drive: #12 – Corey McCarthy: Overcoming trauma, dealing with shame, finding meaning, changing the self-narrative, redemption, and the importance of gratitude

Corey and Peter met when they visited North Kern State Prison in California together as volunteers for Defy Ventures. Peter was moved by Corey’s remarkable story, who is a former inmate himself, and realized he had to have him on his podcast to share his experiences with a wider audience. You’ll almost assuredly take away something very important from listening to this episode. Understanding how your experiences can define you, what forgiveness means of both yourself and others, and how good people can do bad things, are just a few of the takeaways.

Video for Thought:

Brené Brown on Blame

You are probably a bit of a blamer – most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty sequel to our most watched RSA Short, inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behavior.