‘Doing the work’ is a phrase we hear more and more often these days, but what does it mean? For today’s guest, Bernhard Guenther, it is about working on both the inner and outer worlds we all have access to. Bernhard battled depression in his early life and began his healing journey when he started to face his shadows.
This path of self-discovery has led him to many healing arts and practices, including Qigong, meditation, dance, psychology, shamanism, as well as various spiritual and ancient esoteric teachings. We begin the conversation by talking about the quest for the truth and how Bernhard puts the pieces of the puzzle together. Rather than attaching emotion to information, it is crucial to meet it with neutrality if we are to find the answers. We then move onto talking about trauma, where Bernhard shares why suffering is a necessary part of the human experience and often the starting point for immense shifts.
Our conversation takes a turn to the political world, and we hear Bernhard’s refreshing take on Donald Trump and the importance of confronting our triggers. It is easy to over-project our shadows onto others rather than doing the work ourselves. This is – to a large extent – why Trump has been so villainised, according to Bernhard.
We wrap things up with a look at enlightenment and the beauty of relationships. Bernhard's unique insights really show us that consciousness is nothing short of an adventure.
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