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[11/12] EMOTIONS, THEY'RE GREAT! (Season 1 Recap)
📖 Maskat gets one last critical conversation with his grandfather 🎤 Atta Pilram blows our minds with his emotional capacity 🧐 Omar and Paul discuss the Elephant and the Rider.
Happy New Year! We made it to the end of the season 1 recap (#12 will contain all the bonus material that we created). Get ready for Season 2!
How do you feel right now?
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READ 📖 CHAPTER 11: FULFILLMENT
📖 CHAPTER 11: FULFILLMENT
The last of the published chapters takes us straight to Maskat’s grandfather’s wisdom. Do not wake up to a life you do not feel like living.
#Protip: Continue reading the book on this link or by clicking next at the end of each chapter.
🎤 S1EP11: FEEL YOUR FEELINGS (AND DON’T BE A VICTIM) w/ATTA PILRAM
On our season finale, we are joined by our friend and honorary grandfather (and Omar’s honorary grandson), Atta Pilram. Atta shares with us his own journey on learning about his emotions, through family, business, and especially in his art. Omar and Pilram take a deep dive into creativity and the importance of emotional intelligence in our ever-transforming world.
This episode covers:
How it felt growing up in Iran, and the many ups and downs of Atta’s life.
How feeling into your emotions can be a healing experience.
Creativity and its pursuit.
The limiting nature of making yourself a victim.
These are all covered through Atta's plethora of stories and imagery, as he reflects on his whole life from a 5-year-old kid to a 68-year-old grandpa.
Sit back, relax, and reflect. What is your relationship to this world of emotions?
🧐 Reader’s Commentary | Feed Your Elephant, Change Your Life by Paul kist
In our quest for concrete understanding of the world around us, we’ve prioritized the rational, saving us from the control of superstitious dogma but also depriving us from connection to our bodies and hearts. You, me, and all of us have been trained to rationalize everything. If it can’t be motivated or explained by reason, it is ignored, or even devalued. Even our emotions become victim to this imbalance, as we are expected to understand and explain our feelings (and therefore be able to do something about them.)
🧐 Writer’s Commentary | Farewell, Righteous Mind America by Omar Shaker
We debated fiercely.
“Vaccines are a scientific miracle” I announced, quoting the latest Pubmed articles I've read.
I felt my heart close up and my pupils constrict.
“I love science too, but why would anyone force any drug upon me?” she replied, quite calmly.
My back arched forward, and my shoulders raised themselves as though protecting my face.
Have a great week,
The Gumption Squad