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February 12, 2021 31 min

I found myself yelling at “them” on the television a few weeks ago. Angry. Disturbed at "their" lack of empathy for others. I experienced a complete disgust of those “other people” as a whole. In this week’s episode of Fresh Tracks, we look at what’s going on behind this anger and the “us versus them” mentality we see across the world today. This leads us to a discussion on brain scans, sacred values, religious fundamentalism and its meaning to us. Is our brain hard-wired to default to this anger and separatism?

I share results of brain research that has been done specifically on religious fundamentalism, sacred values and our willingness to fight and die for what we believe in. Why does this “us versus them” scenario develop in the first place? And what can you, as an individual do to change it? Check out this episode of Fresh Tracks and discover how to physically change your brain to experience empathy, compassion and reason.

Show Notes:

5:00 – Sacred Values and the role they play in decision making 8:30 – Us versus Them on a brain scan 11:00 – Are we all One? The brains natural hardwiring and the pull and tug of us vs them thinking 13:20 – How do you justify your anger? Becoming aware of your reactions and anger 17:15 – Recognizing when your sacred values are threatened 20:30 – Meditation and how it effects your brain 25:00 – Seeing your inner work when it shows up 27:00 – Willingness to fight and die for sacred vs non sacred values About Kelly Robbins

Author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks and the podcast www.FreshTrackswithKellyRobbins.com. Grab a copy of 10 Steps to Creating Your Fresh Tracks now for free here: https://kellyrobbins.net/theedge/ 

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