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Episode 088: How Belief Causes Your Circumstances – Part II

Today, we continue with part two of my dive into the book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief by Dr. Jordan Peterson.

In the first episode we talked at length about imperfection and the role it plays in our lives.  I left you with the idea around the habitual act of avoidance when it comes to making a positive change.  In the avoidance we expose ourselves to repeating that which we don’t want; over and over again.

Circumstances change, that is inevitable.   These circumstances are a part of the life that expands in front of you, creating order out of the chaos.  In this situation, don’t think of chaos as a bad thing, rather an intention or opportunity presenting itself so that we can bring things back in to order.  If we can accept the present for what it truly is, and nothing more, we can move forward and achieve great things.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How character is built up or torn down based on a practice of habitual avoidance 
  • The terrifying thought of the unknown and how addressing it strengthens character 
  • That accepting life as it presents itself is the first step to seeing both sides of everything from truth

Links & Resources

Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief by Jordan Peterson