Finding Gold



One of my favorite YouTube videos is from the movie, Finding Joe, which captures the work of Joseph Campbell and his famous “Hero’s Journey” narrative.

I have used this video in presentations across different audiences and topics. I first learned of it from Dr. Jennifer Bloom and her amazing work with Appreciative Advising.

This short video tells the story of the “Golden Buddha.”

We are invited to reflect on the fact that within us there is gold. Years of socialization has covered our gold, but in moments of difficulty, this casing is cracked and we are presented with new opportunities of growth and self-discovery.

Take a few minutes to watch this video and I promise you will not only be inspired, but your perspective will begin to change to explore how your own inner gold is just waiting to shine.


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