How important is it for you to be in control?
Do you ever feel like your life is out of alignment with your values?
And what does it take to forgive someone who has hurt you deeply?
Today my wife, Alyson Lanier gets curious about the emotionally constipated guy I used to be back in my early 20’s. We talk about why I went to therapy, why I hated the idea of personal growth, and how my life looked amazing from the outside but was a fragmented mess on the inside.
In this interview:
Does Alyson have a fart fetish?
Being a control freak
Trying to outrun my emotional world
Being afraid of women
Navigating an emotional minefield
Why I went to therapy
Dealing with loss
The difference between relief and peace of mind
“The peace I was deeply wanting was on the other side of that thing I was avoiding.”
Ken Wilber’s The Marriage of Sense and Soul
Being out of alignment with inner values
“They’re going to think I’m weird.”
Playing it safe professionally
“Is this it? What now? Why can’t I just be happy here?”
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