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This week we talk to Glennon Doyle Melton about staying open to life
In This Interview Glennon and I Discuss…
- The One You Feed parable.
- Having to get through the bad stuff to get to the good stuff.
- Being terrified of pain.
- If we work with our negative emotions we can transform them into something beautiful.
- The benefit of sitting with our negative emotions.
- Learning to use envy as a positive tool.
- Losing ourselves to pretending and addition.
- The continuous journey of valleys and mountains.
- Being “brutiful”.
- How pain is a harsh but great teacher.
- How a broken heart is not the end of anything, it’s the beginning.
- Using pain as fuel.
- The mantra “staying open”.
- The power of service and art.
- We can numb our feelings and hide or feel our feelings and share.
- The power of the words “Me Too”.
- How getting sober is like recovering from frostbite.
- Getting sober is hard but being sober is wonderful.
- The benefit of being forced to our knees.
- How no one is allowed to try and give you perspective in the middle of your pain.
- Bringing our whole selves to all our roles in lives.
- Surface conversations leave us lonely all the time because everyones surface is different, at deeper levels we are all the same.
- The fear of being honest about who we are.
- How hard parenting can be.
- Not knowing that everyone feels the negative things that we do.
- Being willing to feel the bad opens up the ability to feel the good.
- How we can’t selectively repress emotions.
- How structure can liberate.
- Sticking to our daily disciplines.
- Acting our way out of negative thinking
- Remembering that we are part mind, part body and part spirit.
Glennon Doyle Melton Links
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