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Manage to Engage

Feb 28, 2019

Your shadow is running your life.


Maybe not all the time, but your shadow is calling the shots more than you realize, and that’s why it’s so important to recognize those seemingly unimportant moments that we discussed in the last episode: when your shadow feels comfortable coming out into the open and you have the...

Feb 25, 2019

The moments when change actually happens aren’t the big life moments you might think they will be. They’re these seemingly insignificant moments when your shadow rears its head in broad daylight because it doesn’t feel compelled to hide.


These moments offer an opportunity to practice self-management, to practice...

Feb 21, 2019

In the last couple episodes, we discussed how our natural inclination is to orient towards happiness – and why this is, ultimately, a problematic cultural agreement that almost all of us are contributing to.


Today, I suggest a new and more beneficial social contract, albeit a more challenging one: a cultural...

Feb 18, 2019

When you try to negotiate with reality, when you try to dictate your delusions onto your experience, reality will always win.


Because life doesn’t care about your happiness – but it does care about your perception of reality.


So in this episode, we discuss the role of accountability, for ourselves and others, in...

Feb 14, 2019

The pursuit of happiness is one of the three “unalienable rights” suggested by the the United States Declaration of Independence – but the very act of this pursuit is problematic, and the single most destructive element in your relationship to truth.


Because real happiness isn’t some destination that you can...