A second chance story of reconciliation in love, understanding emotions, vulnerability, and the long journey to get there.
About this Episode
Years ago, Sean made a very human mistake that at first seemed to destroy his life and put him in a space where he seemed unemployable and unlovable. Sean did the work needed to reinvent himself, his values, and his priorities and was able to reconcile with his family, his wife, and himself.
Some of our favorite quotes
Wow, if I every hear that voice again I'm going to do what it says.
Michael Douglass: I never realized that work was the last thing to go.
When you're in the middle of it, you're just surviving.
When your mom says, "Don't do anything you don't want to end up on the front page of the newspaper." I just thought that was a proverb. But in this day and age, you don't want things on the first page of Google that you don't want your kids to read.
It took a lot of crushing for me to get to where I got peaceful and quiet enough to say to myself, "What do I want to be true for my life not now, but somewhere later down the road."
You have in front of you a painful road, no matter what you choose to do.
Any reconciliation is a journey.
This should be a class in High School. Everyone should learn here's how your body works, here's how your emotional system works, here's how it's scanning for threats, and here's what it does to you. How is it we don't all know this, because it's Functioning in Life 101.
Anytime we do the revisionist history, we make it [our alternate timeline] look better than what we have today.
Anger is masking an emotion you don't want to experience. When you peel back the anger you start to realize there's some real complicated things going on. Part of it's me, part of it's them, and part is projecting things in the future. It really helps with more fruitful conversations.
People are really fascinating. If we were all way more curious about one another I think it would not only help us understand one another but it would help the other person understand themselves. Because it's really hard to see yourself unless you have a mirror.
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