Conscious Ambition

Josh Mendies & Ethen Kauiers

Through authentic and honest sharing of our lives and opinions, we aim to demonstrate how we (as 21st-century people) can use communication to navigate through a life filled with pain and uncertainty, to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives of growth, understanding and gratitude. read less
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The reciprocal nature of trust and communicating – when it breaks down.
30-01-2023
The reciprocal nature of trust and communicating – when it breaks down.
After a brief hiatus of around 4 weeks, Josh and Ethen finally sit down in St.Kilda botanical gardens to catch up.  Josh recently returned from a trip where he sought to confront his fears of flying; the trip to Tasmania became an adventure of weeks instead of merely a few days. Unfortunately, during this time, Ethen's own pre-occupation with packing / moving houses before his own lengthy trip internationally obscured the clarity of communication and patience to listen / understand Josh's immediate troubles.    ___   Through out 2022, we really spent time practising how to relate to one another, patiently hear one another out so we could feel comfortable with the judgement-free space we were creating. Recent circumstances took a toll on both of us, particularly our concern for how one another 'were doing'. This podcast was a breath of fresh air to return to in-person communication; tp discuss the break down in trust that happened and recount what experiences we were going through which were the cause for enduring our suffering in greater isolation than we perhaps anticipated.  As I write this, I just want to say how much gratitude I feel for Josh and his patience with me in general. The trust that we have built towards one another. Because now I know the feeling of when that trust breaks down and, from my side, it needn't happen. Despite trials and tribulations, stresses that we may go through - conversing with Josh as openly and frequently as we do is a privilege.    ___   #trust #breakdownintrust #fearofflying #facingfear #onamission #travellinglife #tasmania #breakdownincommunication #consciousambition
Ethen’s reflection of Conscious Ambition in 2022
31-12-2022
Ethen’s reflection of Conscious Ambition in 2022
Ethen takes some time to reflect on the significance of the podcast in his life; the growth of the podcast has been synonymous with a growth in himself as a person, his appreciation for the nuance of relationships, communication and feeling connected with people/communities around him.  2022 was the year Josh and Ethen begun to routinely record themselves and post the discussions to the platform 'Podbean' under the name 'Conscious Ambition'. Through the practise of communicating feelings, emotions, reflections of life events and more, Ethen feels more in touch with people and himself than ever before.    -----   Josh, thank you for having provided me this opportunity; this is truly something I've thought about for years and struggled with finding an outlet to pursue long-form conversations with others. You've been a kindred soul to delve into this passion with and I'm as excited as you are to have others join in the act and practise of expressing their thoughts, feelings and emotions for therapeutic and existential benefit.  To all those who've begun to listen to us - thank you. We knew we had something interesting to offer in the types of conversations we were choosing to have so anyone and everyone listening - you are a validation of that belief.  Please reach out to us through whatever platform (phone number, email, instagram, facebook) if you feel that the type of space and discussions we are having speak to something in you.    ---   #consciousambition #2022yearinreview #relationships #connectingwithothers #reachingout #expressingourselves #deepconversation #meaningfullife #pursuingpassion