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One of our Chill team recently asked an open question – are our experiences in life a reflection of our beliefs?
I feel that’s true to some extent, at least that we’re most likely to process our experiences through the framework of our beliefs, and that our brains actually work much harder than we realise to make everything fit together. “The Political Brain” by Drew Westen explores the latest research behind this.
But there is plenty going on which we can’t control or even make sense of. A friend fell off his bike a couple of weeks ago and is currently in hospital with brain injury. That’s a big shock for him and everyone who knows him. It’s a life-defining “kairos” experience.
What happens when life delivers a shock? Do we have to insulate ourselves, and get a bit more cynical about the world? If not, what would be the best ways to spot and deal with stress-inducing times when they come along? This podcast is about significant “kairos” moments in life – occurrences which occupy our heads and end up defining who we are.
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other pictures are me in Tunisia with camels!