We are a culture of happiness chasers, as in chasing that thing in the future that is going to deliver happiness. But how is your actual life, your actual feelings, your actual shit- i.e. the stuff happening now and not in some magical future- the real path to contentment in our lives?
In this weeks episode we’re looking at how to recover from the loss of a relationship- from knowing your own resiliency, to releasing old pain from your soma that leaves you unable to tolerate more tension, to learning how to receive from a support system we’re exploring how we can heal a broken heart.
In today’s episode we're talking about grief and despair- so cheery of us! But really it is cheery of us! We’re talking about how our culture doesn’t have a framework for how to really sit with and metabolize grief and despair and what the costs of that are. Nobody wants to experience these painful emotions, and so we find all kinds of ways to avoid them. Yet there is also something so alive about it. As Vanessa says in this episode, “Touching into temporality is a really potent wake up force if you let it be.
In response to many listeners questions about how to find a path and/or a teacher we’re discussing how we got started on our way, whether people need to commit to a path or a teacher, how we found our mentors, and of course some of the pitfalls to look out for along the way.
We got a great question on social media about love and relationships asking, "What role does the ego play in relationships? Specifically attraction- how do I know if my true self is attracted or my ego?" Well we have, as usual, a lot to say about that!