Best of the Archives: Escape From Zombieland | Koshin Paley Ellison

Ten Percent Happier
August 4, 2021
Best of the Archives: Escape From Zombieland | Koshin Paley Ellison
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Transcript

Modern life has turned many of us into zombies. 

We walk around with our noses in our phones, constantly on the hunt. We’re not looking to eat people’s brains, per se, but we are looking for mindless hits of dopamine -- from the latest headline, email, text, or “like” on our Instagram post. This has profound consequences, for us as individuals and for the society as a whole. 

Our guest in this episode argues that we need to wake up to this, and learn how to create human connection. 

Koshin Paley Ellison is an author, Zen priest, and Jungian psychotherapist. He co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and is the author of Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up

Ellison dives into his attempts to rescue the cliche of intimacy, how to build meaningful relationships, and what it means to “Find Your Five.” He also discusses how experimenting with what he calls ‘healthy embarrassment’ (or allowing yourself to feel exposed) makes for better relationships. In fact, he’ll model some of that for us, quite bravely. 

Just a note: This is a re-run from a few years back. We’re re-running a few episodes this summer to give our staff a break, and also to get some of our favorite older episodes into the ears of our many new listeners. 


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Where to find Koshin Ellison online: 

Website: https://zencare.org/sensei-koshin-paley-ellison/

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