Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas + Other Cool Stuff from Day 4 of Mastin Kipp's 5-day course Love Uni-versity: Actualizing Your Soul's Goals Immersion Week
Mastin Kipp is a 30 year-old storyteller and entrepreneur from Los Angeles, CA. He is the founder of www.TheDailyLove.com which is a website, daily email and Twitter account that’s merging pop culture with inspiration. The Daily Love inspires almost 500,000 people a day.
In this 5-day class, Mastin teaches you how to take action in order to achieve your Soul's calling and heart's deepest desire. He helps you discover why you were born and how to dig up past dreams to make them real again.
Let's check out a couple of our favorite Big Ideas from Day 4 - Live a Self Approved Life.
Big Idea #1: Fear & Treasure
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” -Joseph Campbell
We have fear backwards. There’s this idea in the spiritual world that there are only two emotions: *love* and *fear*. We act like fear is wrong. But it’s not!
There’s wisdom in your fear! And you’re not unspiritual because you’re afraid.
Remember: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
That means when you’re afraid, it’s a good thing! We need to embrace fear as a sign of wisdom. Fear can come in all forms: saying I love you, quitting a job, starting a business, or being in integrity with good health.
All of those things can be outside of our comfort zone. And we guard our comfort zone like a hawk because there’s a part of us that doesn’t want to expand.
Our bodies have been evolving for 100s or 1,000s of years. When we have a fear, it comes because it’s evolutionarily led us to be here. Honor it and embrace it as fuel for growth!
(BTW: That reminds us of the reverend Michael Dowd’s great TEDx talk on the evolutionary psychology of Why We Struggle Now. Check that out!)
Big Idea #2: More Empowering Questions
Imagine you were your highest self (the best version of you). Start to think about what goals you’d have. If you were guaranteed to succeed, what would your goals be?
You can reference yesterday’s “Your Soul’s Goals Process” to help with this.
Now, write down everything you’re afraid of. That’s right; this is the time to be negative! Let *ALL* those fears out!
Here are some examples:
- I’m not smart enough to succeed.
- I don’t have enough money.
- I’m too tired.
- My mom said I couldn’t do it.
Give voice to the naysayer within! Go at it, and let it all out!
Now it’s time to create more empowering questions around how to deal with those fears. As an example, let’s take the fear of not being smart enough to succeed. Here are some empowering questions we could ask:
- What do I need to learn?
- Where do I need to go to learn it?
- Who is already successful at doing it, and how can I model them?
- What do I know how to do right now?
- Could what I already know add value to people’s lives?
Now, you try! :)
Big Idea #3: We ALL Have Fear
Let’s say you were running a multi-billion dollar company and profits were down 50%. How would that make you feel? Concerned, right?!
Let’s say you were a police officer and down the alley way you heard a scream. How would that make you feel? Perhaps, uneasy?!
Let’s say you’re the president of the Unite States and unemployment was at 20%. How would that make you feel? Worried and stressed?!
Here’s the deal: Anyone who’s in a position of power is going to have problems come up. And if they weren’t *concerned* about it they’d be bad leaders.
If you’re running a company and you don’t care that the company is losing money, you probably shouldn’t be running it! Same goes for the police and president example!
So, the fact that you have fears and concerns, does that make you dumb and naive, or wise and discerning?
We think wise and discerning!
Other Cool Stuff
Here are some of our favorite quotes from class:
“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.” -Albert Einstein
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” -Joseph Campbell
“Mistakes are portals of discovery.” -James Joyce
“Before your life can come together, you’ve got to rip it apart.” -Mastin
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We hope you enjoyed today's class and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
-The en*theos team