I got into holistic exercise in San Diego and got passionate about helping people with their health. She also hosts a podcast called Pursuit With Purpose, where she aims to help people create meaningful lives and businesses. I think that really works for us just the same way it works for the apple. It was so helpful to start to notice the reoccurring patterns of like yeah, I give myself away. I love that you pointed that out. When things are mysterious, the unknown. You help people deal with issues and internal things that might have been bothering them their whole life.
It might have been four years old watching dad leave and he left the family and never came home. This helping exercise our feeling muscles, because a lot of us, the best we can lift with our feeling muscles are the light pink dumbbells that nobody ever uses in the gym. I think avoiding our feelings is what hurts us. It gets constipated just like when we are constipated in our real digestive tract, it starts to rot us. Just the struggle of being yourself? It was a collage of different experiences; some from the shadow side, some from the light side. He has an amazing talent for making people laugh and loosen up, which makes delving into the deeper stuff less scary and serious. That is the opposite of being true to myself.
To me, the cure all for making meaningful change and not be limited by our wounds, not be limited by our small thinking and small beliefs, is feeling our feelings. The mountain guide guides you along while you climb your mountain. A lot of times, yeah it is the swampy stuff about ourselves or unresolved wounding. So I felt significant instead of insignificant. Encountering that pain will now become a strength if we are leaning into the mystery of our shadow self. Did you ever struggle with that growing up or at any other time in your life? Yeah, part of me on the surface consciousness will hate this, resent it, but another part of me is really attached to it.
So why would you want to change? On my good days, I feel a sense of like life is supporting me. So I like the way you put that a lot. What do you think are some of the biggest issues keeping people from true healing or from activating their full potential in life? Why did you choose humor as a way to spread your message?. I even convinced myself, but looking back, I can follow the breadcrumb trail and see how those experiences had a lot of impact on me. To me, the wisdom is asking the question even if we have no idea how to answer it.
This has been a wonderful conversation to have with you. I had to do that video for myself because I was getting too dogmatic about it. I loved hanging out with my friends. From my point of view, do I consider myself spiritual? I started looking at my dreams with a professional. Now you get to be your whole self. Maybe the worst thing is the world is to always get what our ego wants.
This podcast has opened my eyes to all kinds of wild ideas. The Summer Olympic Games are an excellent time to feel national pride over the 15 year old gymnast who has a traumatized psyche and stress fractures in her legs from being forced by her over bearing parents to train for 9 hours per day since she was three years old, that have all culminated in her becoming an Olympic caliber gymnast. Yeah, so I think in childhood, humor was definitely a tool I used to escape pain. Being introduced to so many different types of people who go after their dreams has really influenced my mindset and how I view adventure. What are some of the questions that you use to get people to that place? So I think when we can run from a self-preservation mentality that says no to mystery and yes to redundant familiarity, to a mindset of self-realization not self-preservation that says yes to the mystery of us.
I needed to make people laugh. The solar system has to be connected to our galaxy. His YouTube channel has garnered over 100 million views. In the dreams, and my delusional opinion about dreams, the dreams show us the truth of ourselves. We like to get scared of mysteries and then say no to the mysteries and step out of them. Essentially, going towards pain and embracing that so it can heal, rather than just the child conscious sense of trying to escape it.
That is: how do you think people can live more meaningful and fulfilled lives? It might have been really spicy Thai food. My closest friend lived probably two miles away. I think we need to be connected to each other. I find a lot, a lot of the benefit tracks down to unresolved childhood wounding. It was a beautiful experience writing the book. Then give only if you feel 100% inspired to give. Melyssa Griffin: Put the coordinates in the blog post below.