As Guardians, we are writing a new story of planet earth. We are writing a story beyond the pain and dysfunction we see around us. We are writing a story of hope and empowerment; a story that helps us all to believe in the better world we can create together. In order to do this, We have to consciously define just who we are.
Therefore, the first step begins within each of us individually, discovering our deepest gifts, and developing them. Ascribed above the Oracle at Delphi in ancient Greece was a moniker often repeated and rarely practiced:
The core idea behind is this phrase is embedded in the philosophy that an individual should explore who they are thoroughly, developing an understanding that allows them to make the right choices in life.
Get to know what you feel, what you like, what you want, and what you value. After all, you are going to be living with your choices for your entire life.
In order to live a fulfilling life, we must discover our unique individual qualities, and be true to them. There is no point in living in someone else’s mold or trying to be someone that we are not. Yet we see countless attempts people make to fit into the crowd and ignore this quest. This results in living a life that not only compromises potential, but causes us to be unhappy as people.
Today, over half of Americans are dissatisfied with their daily work.1 Many have not done the crucial self exploration necessary to make the right career choices and personal decisions. Therefore, discovering who you are and learning about yourself could be one of the most important tasks that you undertake as a human being.
Self knowledge is the key to unlocking your true passion and potential. Stored within you is a magnificent array of talents and gifts waiting to be discovered.
We are here to help you in that process, as we explore more about who we are as human beings and how our talents and passions correspond to core archetypes.
We can look at these core archetypes as harmonic keys that can unlock different aspects of your inner psyche, enabling you to access talents and gifts you may not be fully aware that you have, or empowering you to engage those capacities you have not yet fully integrated.
Once you discover more about who you are, what you believe, what motivates you, and what you find meaningful, it is up to you to cultivate your unique talents and achieve Mastery.
It is not enough to simply know how to do something; Mastery emerges through application, exploration, innovation, and realization. In the Guardian Alliance, our intention is to create a global environment where you can be supported by an empowered community that is also pursuing Mastery. This community can also inform, challenge, and inspire you to become the most brilliant version of yourself.
Exploring human potential is a vast subject, but through extensive research and personal experience, we have distilled the pathways which activate personal potential into six archetypal categories through which we can better understand our powers and abilities. These categories are each defined by a specific kind of self-awareness that we will explore and define throughout our Journey. In the next Lesson, we’ll give you a brief introduction on the six core Archetypes.
- Most Americans are Unhappy at Work