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Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson

Dec 26, 2023

Isn’t it frustrating when we feel like a passenger to our own thoughts and actions? In Buddhist thought, we’re supposed to watch our thoughts pass by like clouds in the sky… but that’s the ideal, after all.

It’s a hard truth to swallow, that the human mind is much more mysterious than we’d hope it to be. So for today’s episode, we wanted to bring back a conversation I had back in 2020 with the neuroscientist and author Dr. Tara Swart. She’s spent her career tinkering with our brains, as both a doctor and an executive advisor, figuring out how we can harness this mysterious power we have.

The machinery of our minds might be unknowable, but the way it adapts is not. 

So what can we learn about not being a passenger to our own thoughts, about taking the wheel? I hope you enjoy.