Tonight is one of those nights that I’m just writing to keep the streak alive. There isn’t much of substance to add today. I met some really nice people, I got a couple fantastic workouts in, today was generally awesome.
I DID listen to a podcast that really emphasized and exemplified a lot of the emotion/energy/physical body relationship that I talk about quite frequently. I have to say, it was almost like kismet listening to it for the couple hours I spent in a car today. I highly recommend everyone listen to it. To summarize, Dr. Gabor Mate breaks down how trauma early in a childhood can create problems that last into our adult lives. He breaks it down to authentic self (which is allowing your emotions to come to the surface) and conditioned self (which is when we were taught to bottle up our anger as a child). His perspective is that we should be teaching children to understand their emotions, to think logically, and to then let them pass, as opposed to acting on them. He also goes into why people are depressed – because they’re oppressed… and much much more. Please listen to it with an open mind, you’ll be happy you did.
Again, it’s late and I’m quite tired. I’m very excited for dinner. We need to figure out better ways to operate because driving all over God’s creation for meetings and knocking neighborhoods is no bueno. ESPECIALLY with gas prices through the roof. Okay, I’m done. Take a listen, even in short doses. His new book is called “The Myth of Normal” and it’s on my Amazon wishlist. I guess I’m going to have to earn a paycheck before I order anymore books… or even finish the ones sitting next to me on this desk. AAAAH OVERWHELMED.. not really. But yeah, check it out!