All of us came into this world completely helpless. In many ways, we remain so throughout our entire lives. How does the emotion of helplessness serve us, and what happens when we embrace it?
Brett probes Joe about his history with money, from avoiding it entirely at first to recognizing the role it played as a surrogate for his father’s love. They discuss how our projections of money can be traced back to their emotional roots.
Joe and Brett focus on depression and how it shows up in our thoughts, emotions, and nervous systems. Learn how to examine your direct experience to uncover the root causes of depression and get unstuck by relating to yourself in a different way. The conversation includes pointers for showing up for friends or loved ones who are feeling depressed.
Brett, Alexa, and Tara talk about marriage, commitment, and the fears of loving and losing a life partner.
Brett chats with Tara Howley, coach and Art of Accomplishment co-founder, about how a flash of insight integrates into embodied wisdom. Tara is facilitating the weekly small group sessions for the Master Class + Deep Dive cohort. Applications for 2023 are open until midnight PDT on May 29th. Learn more and apply at https://artofaccomplishment.com/course/masterclass/
Joe and Brett talk about what they watch for when looking for a leader or teacher or when exploring a new path or practice. They elaborate on how patterns of saviorhood, superiority, and delegation of authority can show up anywhere in society — in the workplace, in the political sphere, or at the dinner table.
What is love? We all have a felt sense of love and opinions around what it is. How do our feelings and ideas about love form? What happens when our experience of love gets confused with our complex past? And how can we unwind our conditioning and open up to the deepest, richest love available to us?
How much of your life do you spend straining and efforting only to spin your wheels and ultimately burn out? In this episode, Joe and Brett peel apart the layers between ‘trying’ and effortless action. They acknowledge the value of each way of being across various life contexts and discuss the role emotional fluidity plays in freely navigating the spectrum — from trying to its polar opposite.
We return to Joe’s journey, where his years-long chase after a momentary experience of oneness slowly expires.
Joe takes us on a walk through his childhood and early life, from the suburbs of Connecticut to fleeing the revolution in Iran. A green mohawk and an 8-second hit of oneness.