Michael Trainer, founder of the social action platform Peak Mind and host of the Peak Mind podcast, is one of the biohacking all-stars that I had the opportunity to talk to during Bulletproof Upgrade Labs’ annual conference.
We talked about nature as a spiritual practice, the problem with unindividuated masculinity, and “the shaman problem” during our lightning round, but it just left me craving more of Michael’s insights into spirituality, plant medicine, and the world.
So I sat down with him again to learn about the critical importance of building life-changing relationships, as it relates to our health and happiness, and how the reintroduction of spiritual practices and plant medicines into our society is playing a role in a new global awakening – as well as how the perversion and misuse of these spiritual tools is leading to a lot of faux-wakenings.
This episode gets pretty heavy, and it’s highly critical of some sects of the spiritual community that likely have good intentions, but it’s probably one of the most important conversations we’ve had on the show so far.
TOPICS DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE:
Michael’s new book about how to build life-changing relationships in the 21st century
Making giving (not taking) the norm
The most significant corollary to your long term health and happiness
The profound loneliness created by our digital world
Living your life as a gift
Overcoming imposter syndrome and insecurities
Hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his birthday
What is happiness?
The eulogy exercise
The difference between proper and improper plant medicine use
Being ushered into a new global awakening
The physical, mental, and spiritual preparations you need to make to use plant medicines productively
Michael’s vision for the future of Peak Minds + his plans to host the largest online meditation ever
Connecting meditation to reforestation
Gamifying the evolution of consciousness
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