JASON SILVA

Overcoming Anxiety and Finding Flow

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Emmy-nominated host of Brain Games, the highest-rated show in National Geographic’s history, Jason Silva is a masterful content creator. Prepare to experience the ecstasy of flow as Jason unveils the paradigm-shifting philosophies that so beautifully encapsulate the agony and ecstasy of the human experience in this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.

 

To fully and vividly live in the present is also to be acquainted with the fact that it’s expiring as we live through it.” —Jason Silva

 

SHOW NOTES

Tom and Jason share their enthusiasm to celebrate those who inspired them [2:55]

Jason talks about artistic interpretation and subjective experience [5:24]

Tom and Jason bridge the coauthored narrative of life with the malleability of the past [7:01]

Jason describes the thrill of the existential chase to experience cognitive orgasm [9:35]

Tom and Jason discuss the rapture and power of communicating feeling [12:01]

Jason talks about synthesizing complicated ideas into a “flow.” [14:17]

Jason reveals how he overcame introversion, anxiety, and fear and stabilized inspiration. [18:34]

Tom and Jason discuss hunger and why we are insatiable wanting machines [23:23]

Tom and Jason talk about creativity as a form of magic and leveraging paradox [30:08]

Tom and Jason discuss the pandemics of the body and mind [34:54]

Jason describes feeling the power to do good [44:23]

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

PEOPLE

Best-selling author, journalist, and entrepreneur Steven Kotler – http://bit.ly/1Kpf918 [3:07]

Leading expert on the neuro-physiology of human performance Jaime Wheal – http://bit.ly/1L8K5KS [3:08]

One of Jason’s favorite thinkers Ernest Becker – http://bit.ly/2ki44ND [3:45]

Media Theorist Marshall Mcluhan – http://bit.ly/1iXGABU [5:14]

Well-known scientist Carl Sagan – http://bit.ly/2kEmJnR [7:39]

Author of War and Peace Leo Tolstoy – http://bit.ly/2cH4YR4 [10:16]

The father of flow state Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – http://bit.ly/1sBl2oL [12:47]

Writer, essayist, and professor David Foster Wallace – http://bit.ly/2dqgqkN [17:12]

Anthropologist and Pulitzer Prize winner Ernest Becker – http://bit.ly/2lhTq81[27:18]

Mythologist, writer, and lecturer Joseph Campbell – http://bit.ly/2jZWDrA [29:00]

Journalist and political commentator Bill Moyers – http://huff.to/2kkvd2s [29:23]

Author, philosopher, and neuroscientist Sam Harris – http://bit.ly/1jByw0d [35:20]

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Neurohacker, a collective of scientists, technologists, academics, and creatives – http://bit.ly/2leVZrn [3:09]

The Flow Genome Project – http://bit.ly/1qGQJy5 [12:46]

XPRIZE, an innovative engine and facilitator of exponential change – http://bit.ly/2lhQ7xo [36:50]

 

TALKS

Jason Silva on Startalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson – http://bit.ly/2kyfhYZ [7:29]

Carl Sagan narrating The Pale Blue Dot – http://bit.ly/1mRyr95  [9:21]

The Power of Myth interview with Joseph Campbell – http://bit.ly/2kLNlmf  [29:21]

 

TERMS

Psilocybin, a chemical obtained from certain types of fresh or dried mushroom – http://bit.ly/2lf2b2K [9:13]

Hedonic Adaptation – http://bit.ly/2kGwkKz [24:29]

The Singularity – http://bit.ly/1TMfHXl [37:12]

  

MOVIES, TV, & BOOKS

Jodie Foster’s mystical flight in the movie Contact – http://bit.ly/2i2VulV  [11:23]

La La Land (2016 Movie) Official Trailer – http://bit.ly/2fgou7H [21:02]

David Lenson’s book On Drugs – http://amzn.to/2kDULWF [16:22]

Jason’s New TV show “Origins” on National Geographic – http://bit.ly/2kkBpY5 [41:28]

 

FOLLOW JASON SILVA

FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/1Mn0zKh

INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2lidlU9

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jasonsilva

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