The Dad Mindset Show

Dale Davidson on what we can learn from ancient philosophies, traditions and religions with regard to parenting

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Episode notes

In this episode we cover:

  • Pandemic pregnancy
  • The gap before you introduce your newborn baby to the world
  • Car seat judo
  • Baby equipment
  • Sleep deprivation
  • The ancient wisdom project
  • Sets of 30 day challenges and adopt one practice from a traction with the hope of cultivated 
  • Lessons learned
  • Some types of knowledge are only gainable by doing it
  • Praying 5 times a day
  • Daniel Kahneman’s System 1 and System 2
  • Religions that seem inaccessible
  • Catholicism 
  • Eastern philosophies
  • Western cultures more about elevating the ego whereas 
  • Richard C Schwartz
  • Loch Kelly
  • Ego is the Enemy
  • The individualism of Stoicism
  • Judaism Shabbat (Sabbath)
  • Separating the profane from the sacred
  • Forced rest
  • Community
  • The discernment process for making big decisions in your life
  • Paying deep attention to your gut feelings
  • Religions existing to remind you that you’re not a god
  • Becoming a parent reminds you that you don’t live for yourself
  • Becoming a parent is an act of ‘unselfishing’
  • Holding space for the child
  • Things you can control and things you can’t control
  • Observing your own mind reacting to different situations
  • The Taoist concept of not forcing anything
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • We are given these roles to play in this life 
  • Our job is to play this role the best we can and not stay connected to the previous role.
  • You have to change the way you act if you are handed new script
  • Even in the most difficult of times your job is to just be there
  • What is the role I’m called on to play right now?
  • Playing the shot in front of you
  • The pinnacle of living
  • Peak parenting
  • Sacred moments punctuated by profane moments
  • You’re not going to know what it’s really like until you do it.

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