Finding your purpose in life

by Numinus

Oct 19, 2021

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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss finding purpose, meaning, mental health stigma, and diagnostic labels.  They cover the following topics:

(2:44) The pressure to “find your purpose”
(4:39) Perhaps the purpose of life is simply to “live”
(7:51) Living in alignment with your truest self. Know yourself and follow your bliss.
(10:15) Jonathan Fields and the “Sparketype”
(12:40) Simon Sinek's TED talk on the “Start With Why” concept
(14:05) The “negative” parts of your journey might be the most important parts
(15:40) Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl
(16:43) Follow your curiosity as a stepping-stone to following your bliss
(18:57) There is a need for a balance between “doing” and “being”
(20:50) Marcus Aurelius and Stoic philosophy on purpose
(21:43) Waking Up Course by Sam Harris
(24:15) How mindfulness frees you from unnecessary suffering
(25:29) The risks of over-identifying with diagnostic labels
(33:28) The benefits of making a diagnosis
(39:59) Nature AND nurture influences who we become
(45:34) Let go of the parts of you that are not yours
(50:15) Jay Shetty
(51:56) Jim Collins, From Good to Great
(53:25) Ikigai

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Disclaimer: The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice or mental health treatment. Consult with a medical/mental health professional if you believe you are in need of mental health treatment.

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