This week we talk to Glennon Doyle 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 Links
Glennon Doyle Melton Homepage- Momastery
Glennon Doyle Melton on Twitter
Glennon Melton Doyle- Momastery on Facebook
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Joshua Bowen says
This was a truly amazing interview. It was packed full of powerful takeaways, from the idea of “brutiful” to the power of staying open even in the hard moments. I will likely be listening to it again soon. For now, I’ve got my eye on how I focus on Art and Service in my own life. Thanks to the both of you for your insight.
Eric Zimmer says
Thank you Josh
I’ve been enjoying this podcast for several months now and almost every episode (especially the mini episodes – because my attention span is mini sized) is jammed packed with enlightening reminders. This one hit me on a deeper level given my own struggles with addiction and eating disorder. My favorite part was how she talked about going “off-script” with people. I’ve done this as long as I can remember and have always walked away energized when people improv with me – lately though, I’ve been stopping myself from doing this because I thought it may just be a weird thing and maybe not in a good way. After this podcast – screw that. I’m going off script again. I totally got what she was saying 100% and identify with it. I think if we all lived that way, we’d all be less lonely. Be the change, right?
Thank you so much for providing your art and service as a podcast!