It Really is All About YOU! - With guest Ayelet Baron
nothing else the pandemic has given us time to think it has given us
space to re-examine the world and the various structures under which we
operate and ultimately make the decision of whether or not we want to
continue to adhere to these structures or whether we'd like to create
Powerful Notions from F*ck the Bucket List for the Health Conscious
Below are some powerful ideas I drew from her most recent book, F*ck the Bucket List for the Health Conscious
Much of our lives and the stress and depression that we feel is because we’re being guided by the values of others values we’ve inherited and adopted to make sense of the world so rather than listening to ourselves and determine whether the values that guide us are ours, we look for heroes; we look for false prophets so they can provide the answers that are already deep inside us
We were raised to believe that the structures which govern our existence - the financial structures, the education structures, the political structures are the ones that we need to adhere to. It’s almost a one size fits all mentality and mental model for success, and that’s why so many people suffer, because deep inside they realize that they can’t conform to these structures. They just don’t make sense to them and they can’t fit who they are with who they are expected to be.
Many of us believe that our thoughts have to be right. That we need to validate our opinions constantly. Anything else forces us to question who we are in relation to the society in which we live. Sometimes we need to step back and become an observer particularly when someone is challenging us to believe in their opinion rather than our own.
In some ways we are held captive by what we were taught. We were made to feel guilty and feel shame if our actions did not adhere to these teachings. So the question becomes what now?