Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Dr. Fred Luskin - The World's Leading Expert on the Ultimate Power of Forgiveness

February 04, 2021 Mo Gawdat and Dr. Fred Luskin Episode 86
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Dr. Fred Luskin - The World's Leading Expert on the Ultimate Power of Forgiveness
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Dr. Fred Luskin - The World's Leading Expert on the Ultimate Power of Forgiveness
Feb 04, 2021 Episode 86
Mo Gawdat and Dr. Fred Luskin

Today I'm honored to speak with my brilliant friend Dr. Fred Luskin, who I met at the World Happiness Summit in Miami in 2019. Fred founded and serves as the Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, among other academic positions. At Stanford, Fred teaches The Art of Happiness, Meditation, Developing Emotional Intelligence and The Psychology of Storytelling, in addition to giving numerous workshops and talks worldwide. His book Forgive for Good is the best-selling self-help book published on the topic of forgiveness, and there's no doubt that he is the world's most prominent expert on the topic.

The forgiveness project has successfully explored forgiveness therapy with people who suffered from the violence in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone as well as the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Forgiveness reduces anger, stress, and depression, and leads to optimism and hope. It's an elixir for many of our mental ailments, but the ego tries to you from embracing it.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Coping is about being okay with confusion and ambivalence
  • Survival intelligence vs. Coping intelligence.
  • Why everyone needs to have a practice to stay anchored
  • Why are some people so angry and prone to conspiracy theories?
  • We are all seeking to feel balanced, and sometimes that manifests as wishing harm.
  • The importance of communicating with the right energy.
  • It's too easy to find problems in this world.
  • Forgiveness is freedom, and one of the biggest threats to the human ego.
  • Top tips: Practice kindness, practice meditation, and share your troubles with others.

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
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Connect with Dr. Fred Luskin at his website, learningtoforgive.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

Show Notes

Today I'm honored to speak with my brilliant friend Dr. Fred Luskin, who I met at the World Happiness Summit in Miami in 2019. Fred founded and serves as the Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, among other academic positions. At Stanford, Fred teaches The Art of Happiness, Meditation, Developing Emotional Intelligence and The Psychology of Storytelling, in addition to giving numerous workshops and talks worldwide. His book Forgive for Good is the best-selling self-help book published on the topic of forgiveness, and there's no doubt that he is the world's most prominent expert on the topic.

The forgiveness project has successfully explored forgiveness therapy with people who suffered from the violence in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone as well as the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Forgiveness reduces anger, stress, and depression, and leads to optimism and hope. It's an elixir for many of our mental ailments, but the ego tries to you from embracing it.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Coping is about being okay with confusion and ambivalence
  • Survival intelligence vs. Coping intelligence.
  • Why everyone needs to have a practice to stay anchored
  • Why are some people so angry and prone to conspiracy theories?
  • We are all seeking to feel balanced, and sometimes that manifests as wishing harm.
  • The importance of communicating with the right energy.
  • It's too easy to find problems in this world.
  • Forgiveness is freedom, and one of the biggest threats to the human ego.
  • Top tips: Practice kindness, practice meditation, and share your troubles with others.

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Dr. Fred Luskin at his website, learningtoforgive.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.