Episode 14: Navigating Intensity (RPE, Part 4)

Navigating intensity: I'm going to be honest with you: I'm very proud of this episode.

In this episode, we bring together the strands we've introduced over the past several weeks. We take rating our perceived experience, as we've talked about for the past three episodes, and tie that concept in to our discussion of the "the water we swim in," which we talked about back in Episode 10. We use the prism of my (Benjamin's) experience at Burning Man back in August to discuss how we use RPE to navigate intensity in all walks of life. We touch on Jerry's teaching that, when we start down the feeling path, we tend initially to feel worse instead of better, and for those of you who have begun to play with the techniques we shared back in our early episodes, you are probably becoming uncomfortably aware of how the "water we swim in" has become very turbulent indeed. We are living in interesting times; this episode includes some powerful teachings on how to deal with that.

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