29 Aug Being Well Podcast: Deconstructing Yourself with Michael Taft
What goes into making “a self,” and how can we bring together the many aspects of who we are? Today Forrest and I talked with meditation teacher, bestselling author, and podcaster (and our good friend) Michael Taft about moving from the spiritual to the secular and back again, ego dissolution, and how we can create ever-better versions of ourselves.
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1:30: Michael’s journey from the spiritual to the secular to back again
5:00: LSD, yoga, and Shinzen Young
8:30: Reconciling the spiritual and the secular
15:45: What is “deconstructing yourself?”
20:45: Ego dissolution and panic
25:00: “Spiritual emergencies” and cautions around mindfulness
29:20: Psychedelics and seeing the ego as an object
31:00: Practices that help people see the empty nature of the self
34:00: Key teachings for life’s long road
45:00: A message to your younger self
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