Jay Shetty, an award-winning vlogger, urban monk and philosopher, is fascinated by the stories we tell ourselves. As a catalyst for global change he discusses topics common to every known culture and central to human existence. We live in a perception of a perception of ourselves, almost like inception, being lost within a dream. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. The Urban Oracles series is all about personal growth and making wisdom go viral. Try to learn, unlearn and relearn something daily with this show!
Once Upon A Time the 4 words that have captivated more people than any others. Happily Ever After the 3 words that have left people confused more than any others. Today we are consumed in conversations about how we tell stories to others for business, marketing, social media. Jay Shetty makes a powerful statement about the stories we tell ourselves. Live the story you want to tell. This is your life, your story, your book. Don’t let anyone else write it or worry about edits you need to make.
We define ourselves by how our parents see us, our partner and how our community sees us. We have an identity for every profile and platform we adopt. We have a work identity, Instagram identity, home identity, and the list continues. Our true identity becomes buried under all of these positions, designations, and statuses and end up losing self-worth, with no confidence, because we view ourselves through a limited lens. Jay explains in this segment how we almost need to unlearn that which we have learned so that we can relearn with an open mind again. Companies, countries and industries have had to do this, why not us?
Global Peace. Birthplace: Earth, Race: Human, Politics: Freedom, Religion: Love. Hate has caused a lot of problems in this world. But it has not solved one yet. Jay Shetty states in this show, “One day I would like to turn on the News and hear the words, there’s peace on earth”. We want global peace but argue with the person next door. We want world equality but keep asking for more. We want the world to be more connected but leave people out. We want to be more mindful, but then scream and shout. It’s the small acts of kindness that will win. The intention behind our action. The thought behind our words that will make all the difference.
Today shoppers standing in line, people crossing busy streets, even cyclists and drivers, children whose eyes are on their phones, miss out on observing and learning from the beautiful creative world around us. There isn’t any wifi in the forest, but I promise you’ll find a better connection. Jay explains how true imagination comes when we rest, that’s when you can truly be at our best and use imagination for great things. We’re in need of that imagination more than ever now. When your genuine empathy meets a challenge, your imagination will go in to places you’ve never experienced before.