Aug 26 • 44M

Dale Davidson on what we can learn from ancient philosophies, traditions and religions with regard to parenting

Dale Davidson, founder of the Ancient Wisdom Project, reflects on lessons he's learned from experimenting with ancient philosophies and religions and how they apply to parenting.

 
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In this episode we cover:

  • Pandemic pregnancy

  • The gap before you introduce your newborn baby to the world

  • Car seat judo

  • Baby equipment

  • Sleep deprivation

  • The ancient wisdom project

  • Sets of 30 day challenges and adopt one practice from a traction with the hope of cultivated 

  • Lessons learned

  • Some types of knowledge are only gainable by doing it

  • Praying 5 times a day

  • Daniel Kahneman’s System 1 and System 2

  • Religions that seem inaccessible

  • Catholicism 

  • Eastern philosophies

  • Western cultures more about elevating the ego whereas 

  • Richard C Schwartz

  • Loch Kelly

  • Ego is the Enemy

  • The individualism of Stoicism

  • Judaism Shabbat (Sabbath)

  • Separating the profane from the sacred

  • Forced rest

  • Community

  • The discernment process for making big decisions in your life

  • Paying deep attention to your gut feelings

  • Religions existing to remind you that you’re not a god

  • Becoming a parent reminds you that you don’t live for yourself

  • Becoming a parent is an act of ‘unselfishing’

  • Holding space for the child

  • Things you can control and things you can’t control

  • Observing your own mind reacting to different situations

  • The Taoist concept of not forcing anything

  • Bhagavad Gita

  • We are given these roles to play in this life 

  • Our job is to play this role the best we can and not stay connected to the previous role.

  • You have to change the way you act if you are handed new script

  • Even in the most difficult of times your job is to just be there

  • What is the role I’m called on to play right now?

  • Playing the shot in front of you

  • The pinnacle of living

  • Peak parenting

  • Sacred moments punctuated by profane moments

  • You’re not going to know what it’s really like until you do it.

I hope you enjoy...