Here's how something Quietly Epic begins — with a special gift from James A. Owen and The Awesomist Revolution.
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I believe in you.
It begins here.
Your personal story is the mythology that you offer to the world, and it consists of the choices you have made; all of the choices — both good and bad. Choices that were helpful and hurtful, choices that were honest and otherwise; choices that were made for yourself, and choices you made for others, all of which brought you to the here and now.
Dag Hammarskjold wrote, "In any crucial decision, every side of our character plays an important part, the base as well as the noble. Which side cheats the other when they stand united behind us in an action? When, later, Mephisto appears and smilingly declares himself the winner, he can still be defeated by the manner in which we accept the consequences of our action."
I've been thinking a lot about this C.G. Jung quote lately — especially last night, and especially this morning, both of which were exceptionally difficult for me for various reasons. I often teach and talk about doing good and extraordinary things with your life, and today this quote is something I'm trying to apply to everything I've ever said, by my own example.
I have made promises to friends and family close to me; promises to be strong, for them and myself; to try to be my best self; to never let them down; to just...be there. And all of those things sound great and noble and wonderful — and none of them comes with a caveat.
I didn't promise to be strong — unless I had a really awful week; I didn't promise [...]
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