In 2011, the company Kamal Ravikant spent three years of his life and all of his money building went under. In the wake of this loss he became profoundly depressed, he couldn’t get out of bed, and he felt emotionally empty and physically ill. In his darkest moment, Kamal made a vow to love himself, which ultimately saved his life.
On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Kamal Ravikant, the author of Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It. He’s meditated with monks in the Himalayas, served as a US Army Infantry soldier, and co-founded several companies and a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.
In this episode, Dhru and Kamal talk about what it actually means to love yourself and simple ways that we can heal ourselves through self-love. They discuss why we need to give our mind the same attention we give our body. They also talk about how to get out of your own way so that you don’t sabotage your success and the four steps that can help you return to self-love, which Kamal refers to as The Practice.
In this episode, we dive into:
- Kamal’s journey into a deep depression, hitting rock bottom, and what ultimately pulled him out of it (1:40)
- How to rise from failure (9:52)
- Why self-love is so important (13:32)
- The most important commitment you can make to yourself (18:28)
- The power of writing your vows down (18:55)
- How to tame your mind with ten breaths (26:48)
- The importance of consistently working on your mindset (35:23)
- Why men struggle more with self-love (1:02:55)
- Why self-forgiveness is the first step in forgiving others (1:17:04)
- Where to learn more about Kamal (1:18:37)
For more on Kamal Ravikant, be sure to follow him on Instagram @kamalravikant, and Twitter @kamalravikant. Check out his website https://kamal.blog. You can find his book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On it, right here.