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Consciousness33: Daniel on Self-Reflection and Honesty


In this, the second “Season Six” interview with Daniel Mackler, we talk about some consciousness basics: self-reflection, empathy, healthy human development, telling the truth, therapy and self-therapy, true selves and false selves.

This show (and this season) is dedicated to all the people out there who prefer real cheese over cheese whiz. May the cheese lord bless you and keep you, and make his cheesy face to shine upon you all. Amen.

3 comments to Consciousness33: Daniel on Self-Reflection and Honesty

  • George

    Beware “the good guys vs. the bad guys” thinking!

  • kara tennis

    It’s so hard for me to weather it when “loved” ones become disturbed or disappointed at finding out more about who I truly am. But it’s also strengthening and clarifying to notice the truth about it, and to carry on as me rather than pandering to something for the sake of feeling liked or approved of.

  • Erica

    I’ve been having a lot of issues with Daniel, so I just thought I’d comment that I was really down with this one.

    It also makes sense knowing how his journal was often his only comfort and path to healing, why he would be such a strong defender of deep Truth. Whereas I am coming from a place where that journal and self-reflection (encouraged by my adult teachers) was my primary tormentor, so it makes sense that I sometimes bristle at such things.

    It’s things like this that make me firmly believe there is no “right” or “true” way beyond the self-reflection process to go about healing our traumas, because we’re all coming from different places, with different traumas. Self-reflection is the key. I’m down with that. But, I also think that self-reflection is just that: SELF-reflection. Maybe for you, through self-reflection, you decide to be celibate, while for me, through the same process of self-reflection, I decide to have tons of sex. The outcome of self-reflection is going to be different for everyone. I don’t think that’s just a politically-correct nicety. I think that’s the heart of empathy.

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