In the second episode in a two-part series on integrity, Candice tells you about some of the teachers who shaped her passions early on in life, painting a very vivid picture of sex-ed class with her college professor Dr. Dennis Dailey, a trailblazing agent of social change. We illuminate the paradox at the heart of the symbolic self – the fear of being seen and the fear of going unnoticed. What does it take to rise above self-consciousness? True belonging… only thing is, the definition might surprise you.

When we think of social movements, we most often envision massive political uprisings, collective fists raised an allegiance to a cause and fired up organizers with megaphones speaking truth to power. And yet, collective politics is shaped by intrapsychic forces, by how we each internalize and translate our experience of the world through our own unique lens. Candice invites you into a more holistic expression of purpose, using personal stories to illustrate the difference between job, duty, and calling. Rising consciousness (aka ‘wokeness’) is both a personal and social endeavor that raises collective consciousness through perpetual curiosity, applied self-awareness, and shared accountability. Integrity reminds us – the global wake-up call begins within.

5:47 – Dr. Dailey (story)
13:08 – Social movements
14:39- The symbolic self
17:45 – Purpose – job, duty, calling
21:12 – Never Satisfied (story)
25:56 – One Of Those People (story)
28:50 – True belonging
29:52 – To the heart of the matter

Referenced in this episode:

  • Spiral Dynamics, by Christopher C. Cowan and Don Edward Beck
  • Fear of a Black President, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson
  • We Can Do Hard Things Podcast
  • Man's Search For Meaning, Viktor Frankl
  • Live Talk, James Hollis

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