Being Well Podcast: Changing Old Patterns, Using Psychedelics Thoughtfully, and Exploring Human Nature: October Mailbag
October 10, 2022

On this episode of Being Well, Rick and Forrest answer questions from listeners. They share what they’re still working on in their relationship, how we can disengage from obsessive thoughts and change old patterns, Rick’s thoughts on psychedelics and how they can be used with discernment, and their views on whether human nature is innately cooperative or competitive.

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Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 1:10: What do Rick and Forrest still find challenging in their relationship?
  • 8:40: What to do with obsessive thoughts
  • 17:00: What to do when old patterns creep up
  • 26:35: Rick’s thoughts on taking psychedelics with intention outside of therapy
  • 35:05: Respect for indigenous tradition around psychedelic plant use
  • 37:00: Interpretation, discernment, and drugs as telescopes
    42:45: Compassionate justice vs. holding and controlling
  • 47:50: How do we get the ideas we have about the world?
  • 53:25: Recap

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