If you’re looking for a way to explore the concept of meaning, how it relates to culture, religion, politics, history, sexuality, dissatisfaction, and so much more, this podcast is for you.
We’re currently experiencing a crisis of meaning. People and groups are divided, each convinced their way of thinking and their beliefs are the “right” ones. We have a hard time letting multiple things be true at the same time, when in reality they are but all of our realities are different. We get weighed down by the complexities of information overload and experience grief in the process. Since most of us run from bad feelings or simply don’t know how to address them, we go into denial and look for an escape. We end up with more anxiety, more depression, and poorer relationships.
But this isn’t an unstoppable progression. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Jamie Wheal about why it’s so hard to make sense of the world right now and what we can do to help ourselves expand our understanding. They discuss the five key drivers that give us the tools to wake up, grow up, and show up for ourselves. They also talk about how we move from broken to whole, and how we cure isolation with connection.
Jamie is the author of the global bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-nominated Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs and Maverick Scientists are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work. Jamie is an expert in peak performance and leadership, specializing in neuroanthropology––the intersection of culture, biology, and psychology—and the founder of the Flow Genome Project, an international organization dedicated to the research and training of ultimate human performance.
In this episode, we dive into:
- Why we are in a crisis of meaning (3:12)
- The current culture wars (34:35)
- The apocalypse we find ourselves in (1:03:30)
- The three things that help us deal with life better (1:06:20)
- How to be inclusive (1:08:59)
- Alchemy and personal transformation (1:36:44)
- Why sexuality can be a powerful gateway into higher consciousness (1:37:43)
- Orgasms as a treatment for depression (2:00:51)
- How music connects us (2:19:52)
- How to get out of our own way and create greater connection (2:54:30)
Also mentioned in this episode:
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
- Love Drugs: The Chemical Future of Relationships by Brian Earp and Julian Savulescu
- This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel Levitin
For more on Jamie Wheal, you can follow him on Instagram @flowgenome, on Facebook @jamiewhealpage, on Twitter @flowgenome, and through his website https://www.flowgenomeproject.com/. Get his book, Recapture The Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex, and Death in a World That’s Lost its Mind at https://www.recapturetherapture.com/.
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