Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 10: The Difference Between Aggression & Anger

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 10: The Difference Between Aggression & Anger

 
 
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EPISODE 10: How are passive and active essentially biological and hard-wired through our mammalian brains? What does the limbic system have to do with our sense of outrage and disgust and what do these have to do with morality? Why is anger an essentially human emotion and how is it useful in conflict with respect. This podcast will set the groundwork for a human dialogue about dangerous conflict without animal reactivity to the triggers of rage.

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 9: Rejecting Humiliation, Hostility & Hate

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 9: Rejecting Humiliation, Hostility & Hate

 
 
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EPISODE 9: If we embrace an uncompromising rejection of racism, sexism or other means of demeaning or dismissing other humans as inferior, how can we proceed in relating to others with whom we have conflict of needs, status, or ideals? How can we conduct ourselves if we constrain or restrain our destructive feelings and emotions? How can we make our anger and needs known in a way that does not compromise our sense of injustice or meaning, but does not create more hostility, hatred, or humiliation? In this podcast we will talk about setting mindful retrains as the basis for open dialogue.

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 8: Love & Hate Part 2

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 8: Love & Hate Part 2

 
 
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EPISODE 8: Love & Hate Part 2. Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and Eleanor Johnson continue the dialogue about these two great categories of human relating. What are they about and are they biological? Why is love not an emotion or feeling? Why is hate not at all like love and yet often contained within our love for others or another? What can we learn about our enemies by understanding love and hate?

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 7: Love & Hate Part 1

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 7: Love & Hate Part 1

 
 
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EPISODE 7: Love & Hate Part 1. Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and Eleanor Johnson. What are these two great categories of human relating? What are they about and are they biological? Why is love not an emotion or feeling? Why is hate not at all like love and yet often contained within our love for others or another? What can we learn about our enemies by understanding love and hate?

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 6: Ourselves & Others

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 6: Ourselves & Others

 
 
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EPISODE 6: Ourselves & Others. Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and Eleanor Johnson. What allows us to feel comfortable in ourselves with others? What does it mean to feel like we “belong”? Can we do this without creating an “other” and without setting up an enemy, even though we may feel envious, jealous, ashamed, or self-conscious about our situation or status? Can we move through our outrage or rage without creating more humiliation and outrage?

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 5: Emotions & Feelings Part 2

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 5: Emotions & Feelings Part 2

 
 
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EPISODE 5: Emotions & Feelings Part 2. In Part 2, Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and Eleanor Johnson talk especially about the two great categories of human emotions — primary emotions (that we are born with) and secondary emotions that develop to allow us to compare and protect ourselves in human groups, especially our families and close others. Deep dive into envy, jealousy, gratitude, guilt and shame and the insights they bring. Nobody is free of these feelings; the formula is eternal and it’s vital to understand that EVERYONE is motivated by them.

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 4: Emotions & Feelings Part 1

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 4: Emotions & Feelings Part 1

 
 
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EPISODE 4: Human Emotions & Feelings Part 1. Human emotions are complex and widely called “feelings” when much of what we call our “feelings” are actually our opinions, our preferences, our ideals, and the stories that we repeatedly tell ourselves about what’s going within the interactive process we call “self.” In this two-part episode, Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and Eleanor Johnson will talk about what emotions are and how the dangerous cycle of humiliation and rage can get going between individuals and groups in a way that leads to war and destruction, and prevents resolving conflicts. We will talk especially about the two great categories of human emotions — primary emotions (that we are born with) and secondary emotions that develop to allow us to compare and protect ourselves in human groups, especially our families and close others.

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 3: Conflict

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 3: Conflict

 
 
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EPISODE 3: Conflict What is the meaning of conflict? Why do the exact same conflicts often recur repeatedly and not lead to any solutions? In this episode, Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and Eleanor Johnson will deconstruct the roots of conflict and see why conflicts are so repetitive, and why and how unity has to enter into the encounter or relationship in order for problems to resolve.

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