The Unicorn In You: A Path to Peace and Joy
by Joshua Kramer
Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help, Personal Growth & Control
On Creating An “Unself” Help Approach
“Reflecting on the processes of the self-help programs I’d studied, I found many were simply not very instinctive. To me, the real question became, how can we learn to live in an organic way, more freely and naturally, without obsessing over the results or benefits and without overanalyzing everything?
The answer: By acting in a way that is foundational to who we are. In other words, being rather than doing.
This breakthrough then prompted another significant mindset shift.
To be light, you first have to be solid.
That’s what a foundation does for you—it makes your whole life stable and solid. If we lay the right foundation for our lives, a foundation for being rather than doing, then we will be able to act naturally and live our lives in a way that is free-flowing and light, without having to overthink what we do and without having artificial processes controlling our daily routines. And so long as it’s the right foundation, this lighter, freer way of living will give us a lasting peace and joy that is more durable and sustaining.
Once I understood what I really wanted, it seemed ambitious but within reach. I now had to be clear about which principles best contributed to the right foundation. And what did I determine?
That to get to the core of what I really needed, I had to get out of my own self-absorbed head and begin focusing on being kind to others, being grateful for what I have, acting with integrity, living humbly, and accepting life as it is rather than regretting how it isn’t.
As simple as it sounds, I believe that’s the most direct path to peace and joy: kindness, gratitude, integrity, humility, and acceptance. And it’s this path that I will share with you in the following chapters.”
Joshua Kramer is the creator of The Unicorn in You, a personal growth and development perspective that emphasizes five key principles as the foundation for peace and joy.
As a lifelong student of numerous self-help practices, he arrived at his simplified approach after struggling to identify a method that was less mechanical and unnatural, and more instinctual and organic.
He is the Managing Partner of Kramer Chandler, a real estate business founded in 1922, and an active member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). When not pursuing his passion for travel, he can be found more locally around town walking his beloved Havanese, Buddy.
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