The Power of Changing Your Mind and Admitting You Were Wrong, The Neuroscience Behind Making Mistakes + How Failure Opens Doors: A Conversation with Josh Harris
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Josh Harris, a former pastor and bestselling author who has dramatically shifted his views on purity culture. We discuss everything, from healthier ways to talk about sex and safety and the neuroscience of guilt and shame to the trauma of losing your “tribe” and the incredible power of recognizing your mistakes and changing your mind.
Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/josh-harris
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2:06, 13:15, 28:44 Why Josh Harris shifted his views on purity culture
3:00 Changing your mind and unlearning can be a good thing!
5:16 How Josh found the courage to speak out about his past mistakes and how he manages his regret
6:00 Why failure is a door to other worlds—it is the ultimate learning experience!
6:35 The power of listening to other people’s stories
8:05 Why we need to step outside of our “tribe”
8:42 The dark side of religion
16:50 The pitfalls of always looking for certainty and safety
18:50 Why we should avoid black and white thinking
22:00 The science behind changing your mind
29:00 How to handle to loss of a “tribe” and community
31:30 The messy mind and the wise mind: how do they work together?
36:00, 56:30 Why fear shouldn’t stop us from finding inner freedom
38:02 The power of taking responsibility for your actions
39:45 A healthier way to talk about sex and love with children
48:30 Shame, guilt and purity culture
54:40 How Josh manages his own mental health
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