Episode 96: The Brain-Boosting Power of Detachment artwork
Adulthood: Revisited

Episode 96: The Brain-Boosting Power of Detachment

  • S1E96
  • 17:53
  • January 19th 2021

Hi, there, A:R Nation!

I hope that this episode finds you well.

Let me ask you, are you stressed and anxious?

Do you feel like the voices in your head never stop talking?

I want to share with you that I feel like I'm in a constant state of stress and anxiety, and that the voices in my head have verbal diarrhea.

It just so happened that I had a great experience in thee last few days, and I wanted to share it with you - some of you may find it valuable.

It was a lesson in detachment from Deepak Chopra.

I was outside one morning, getting angry at my dog not wanting to go outside for his walk (it's a constant battle between Uncle John and I).

I decided that, rather than go back and forth, in and out of a cabin I was staying in, having to take my boots and coat off then back on because my dog doesn't know what he wants, I was going to hang outside and listen to a meditation.

It was a beautiful morning! Absolutely glorious.

So I sat down on a snow-covered bench nearby, pressed play on the meditation, and just stared off into the sunrise.

In the meditation, Mr. Chopra talks about how many people in a state of low-level stress and anxiety.

He goes on to share that this isn't the way we humans were designed to live.

He presses forth that the brain has a desire to return to a state of normalcy - if we let it, and we can do so through detachment.

Detachment is being able to separate our thoughts from the emotional and/or physical responses we have to our thoughts.

Many of the fears we experience are simply thoughts.

If we're able to catch them there, as their coming up, we can help our brain choose a different response to experience.

The dog just didn't want to walk. Oh, well. This is the Adulthood:Revisited Podcast.

Adulthood: Revisited

I dunno about y'all, but in the last few years I've been trying to figure who I am.

I've asked myself who am I as a person, as a man, as a partner in relationship, who am I in business.

I wonder if who I am is really who I want to be

If not, when did it change, and what can I do to tap into who I really want to be.

If you've asked yourself questions like these, then I invite you to join me on this journey, Adulthood: Revisited.