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Worth The Fight Podcast

Dec 30, 2019

What if we could enjoy suffering—our struggles? Akshay is on a mission to reframe fear, not as something to avoid but something to be addressed and faced head-on, living meaningful lives in service to our highest potential and our human family. 

What might be possible if we looked at our fears as teachers and growth opportunities to live more full lives? Akshay gives us the blueprint on how to do just that with his groundbreaking book, "Fearvana." 

Show Notes Akshay Nanavati #14

We discuss:


-Fearvana: Reframe our relationship to suffering (3:40)


-Akshay’s struggles with drug addiction (6:05)


-Victor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” (11:35)


-Akshay’s struggles with depression and PTSD (12:12)


-Veteran suicide tragedy: 22 suicides per day (15:20)


-All profits of Fearvana are donated to charity and heartfelt causes (18:00)


-We are on this journey of one (18:44)


-Service to others creates oxytocin (19:30)


-“Self-actualization is the side effect of Self-transcendence” -Victor Frankyl (22:30)


-VA’s struggles to provide humane care to our war veterans (29:00)


-Marty Seligman’s: “Post-traumatic Growth!” (33:00)


-Hormetic value of targeting suffering (34:15)


-“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious” -Carl Jung (42:05)


-What got you here—won’t get you there. (43:48) 


-Seven days in complete darkness and stillness (47:00)

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