October 19, 2021

Finding your purpose in life

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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