Are you on a journey of personal growth? Looking to be happier? Wondering how to be on that path with a partner? If so, this episode is for you.
For today’s episode, I sat down with Mat & Ash aka The Yoga Couple They are internationally recognized for their holistic healing work, authentic yoga teachings, and as the creators of The Inner Work method, including a best-selling book and a podcast, all under the same name. They have made it their mission to bridge the gap between Western Psychology and Eastern Philosophy, hosting healing retreats, yoga teacher training, and offering one-on-one life counseling specializing in understanding the varying levels of human consciousness and the power to self-heal any aspect of the human condition including relationship issues, overcoming addictions, inner child healing, and trauma recovery.
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MY 5 BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE
1- What impedes our happiness is that we don’t think we deserve it. Our ego absorbs our environment and identifies with our past painful experiences to create our identity. We attach to this false identity through our conditioning and start to believe we don’t deserve happiness, love and more.
2- The first step is to become aware that you are in a pattern, turn your gaze within, and stop blaming outside yourself.
3- Chasing happiness is giving value to the external as the source of your happiness, it’s believing that happiness, joy, and good feelings come from things that happen to you and are a direct result of your condition (environment, circumstances). You need to reevaluate where you believe happiness comes from. We need to find a more consistent and trustworthy source of joy.
4- Levels of consciousness are level of degrees of the truth: we move from shame & Rejection toward – guilt & judgment – hopelessness & apathy – grief and regret – fear – desire – anger – pride – courage – neutrality – willingness – acceptance – reason & logic – love – enlignetement.
5- “I AM being triggered because this is a wound WITHIN ME”. Within a partnership, every challenge is not a problem but an opportunity for more intimacy, connection, and transcendence.
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QUESTIONS THEY ANSWERED IN THIS EPISODE
- What is the inner work? What does actualizing that mean or look like?
- What impacts our happiness? What is the source of our dissatisfaction?
- How do we start to shift our inner dialogue?
- Why does chasing what we want does not ultimately bring happiness?
- How do we stay in the present moment and stop chasing happiness?
- Can we go over the level of consicousness?
- How can we do this work with a partner?
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Mat & Ash are best known as The Yoga Couple to their 500K+ online community. The influential couple is internationally recognized for their holistic healing work, authentic yoga teachings, and as the creators of The Inner Work method. Mat and Ash boldly give a voice to taboo topics such as pornography addiction and the importance of women’s menstrual cycle awareness and as Top 10 Amazon bestselling authors of The Inner Work, hosts of The Inner Work podcast, and cast members on the first season of Battle of The Fittest Couple on Paramount Network, they have made it their mission to bridge the gap between Western Psychology and Eastern Philosophy. Currently, they reside in Hawaii where they host healing retreats, yoga teacher training, and offer one-on-one life counseling specializing in The Inner Work teachings. Their methods focus on understanding the varying levels of human consciousness and the power to self-heal any aspect of the human condition including relationship issues, overcoming addictions, inner child healing, and trauma recovery.