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#489 The Pursuit of Peace (and Why My Brain Keeps Getting in the Way)

Jun 17, 2024

#489 The Pursuit of Peace (and Why My Brain Keeps Getting in the Way)

The Pursuit of Peace (and Why My Brain Keeps Getting in the Way)

We’ve all experienced the frustrating paradox: we know what habits and practices would bring us closer to emotional well-being, yet we often find ourselves doing the opposite. We understand the importance of mindfulness, healthy boundaries, or simply taking a break, but our brains seem to have other plans. This isn’t simply a matter of willpower or laziness; there are complex psychological factors at play. Our brains are wired for survival, not necessarily happiness, and sometimes our deeply ingrained patterns and coping mechanisms steer us towards familiar discomfort. We may fear change, feel unworthy of peace, or simply be overwhelmed by the effort required to shift our habits. Understanding these barriers is the first step towards overcoming them and creating a life that aligns with our deepest desires for inner peace and happiness.

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