Facing the Shadow: Chief Nyamweya distills the Art of Unlearning

"The neuroscience backing attention practice is quite compelling and I hope to explore further how it re-configures our brain’s default mode network."

‐ Chief Nyamweya

Facing the Shadow: Chief Nyamweya distills the Art of Unlearning

“It’s hard to stay calm when your life is in danger — even when your life depends on you staying calm. For most of us, the only difference between coming face to face with a hungry lion and a bank account that reads “$0.00” is that an ATM machine doesn’t bite and you die a bit more slowly.

Modern human beings live as atomized units solely responsible for their own rent, living expenses and taxes with little to no safety net. It is a radical departure from our hunter-gather roots from which we are yet to recover judging from the rise in depression. To be without money for a modern is like a hunter gatherer without a tribe. Both are in mortal danger, and both face the same survival anxiety characterized by abdominal pain and emotional distress

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For the adult human being who comes to terms with this cruel reality of modern life, the only question which remains is:

“In what state of mind must I face these challenges?

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