Jonah Complex

Abraham Maslow coined the term “Jonah Complex” to describe a fear of our own greatness. It refers to the biblical story of Jonah who runs from the purpose that God has laid out for him and ends up in the belly of a whale contemplating his fate and asking for assistance. How many times have you felt as if you were in the belly of the whale? What can we do to stop ourselves sabotaging our own transcendent purpose?
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Starfish & Coffee

In this week’s podcast I talk about creativity, intelligence and austism. In the Maori language the word used to describe austism is ‘Takiwātanga’, which translated means “My/his/her own time and space.” We still don’t understand why austism develops, or have a clear idea of why many austistic people have exceptional creative or academic abilities. Are they able to access different levels of consciousness due to a difference in brain chemistry? Can we learn from people with autism about how to access higher intelligence and creativity?
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Irrational Tides

In this week’s podcast I talk about the tides of seemingly irrational thoughts and emotions that we can experience and how we can develop an inner community of characters to help process them. If we become too logical, we lock ourselves in a mental prison that seeks to know the ultimate truth, which is often only a fraction of the mystery that life presents us. If we allow our irrational thoughts to possess us, we invite another kind of madness that rips us from the fabric of reality and isolates us in a different way. As always, combining two sides of the same coin makes us richer.
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Sentience is Futile

In this week’s podcast I talk about nihilism and the futility of existence. Why do things matter to us, or not? Is it worth living a life that we feel is empty and meaningless, or does that attitude set us free? A lack of meaning can lead to depression, which is in itself comforting on some level as we perceive ourselves as victims. Wish fulfillment and magical thinking can seem like an easy way to combat depressive states of consciousness, but often leave us feeling unfulfilled. Wishing for a thing doesn’t make it so; it’s a deep examination of our values that reveals our purpose.
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Illusion of Free Will

As we continue to traverse the world of blinkered, polarised thinking it is important that we elevate our thought processes and begin to examine the possible origins of thought itself. How do we know where our thoughts come from? It feels like they’re generated by our minds, but could that be simply because that is what we have been taught?
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Lifeblood

In this week’s podcast I talk about the importance of creativity and intuition. Being creative elevates us above our ordinary consciousness and connects us to our lifeblood. It gives us energy as it is an active rather than a passive pursuit. Creative expression stimulates different areas of our brain and brings with it feelings of inspiration while alleviating stress.

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