Guest: Barnet Bain
“What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s not human nature to seek out or pursue things that are seemingly difficult or challenging. In fact, it is a conscious choice to intentionally avoid it or “dodge the bullet” so to speak. Your brain has a love affair with comfort and familiarity because that’s the easiest and most energy-efficient path for it to take. Straying from that path of certainty presents an uncertainty — instinctually appearing as dangerously darkened territory. But what if the unexplored shadows held the answers you can’t seem to find anywhere else?
This episode of the Face Your Dragon podcast invites you to trek into the shadows of the unknown — the ones residing within you.
With help from award-winning producer Barnet Bain, Brad discusses the significance of shedding light on areas unexplored, ones that have been neglected out of fear or detachment.
As you listen, you start to comprehend the value of illuminating your shadow and the rewards of your courage that follow.
The Face Your Dragon podcast opens up the concept that what you are most afraid of and most resisting are the very things that will set you free.
Barnet Bain: “Bring Your Dragon to the Light”
“You want to bring light to a dragon. You want to go into the dragon’s cave and turn on the light. The dragon is a behavior, it is an energy that is developed by us, created by us, fed by us as a strategic adaptive response to some trauma in life, to some experience in life.”
Barnet Bain is the author of “The Book of Doing and Being”, former co-host of the show Cutting Edge Consciousness Radio, blogs for the Huffington Post and has directed many films including
“Milton’s Secret” – adapted from the Eckhart Tolle novel that stars Donald Sutherland and Michelle Rodriguez.
He’s most widely recognized as the producer of the Oscar-winning film “What Dreams May Come”. This episode is truly a treat as Barnet indulges the listeners with an intimate dive into his experience with the film.
Barnet’s multidimensional brilliance can be heard through his understanding of the shadow and how it impacts your life.
He backs his insight with neuroscience-based facts and personal life experiences sure to help you gain courage to find, face, and ride your dragon.
“It takes a lot of heart and a lot of courage to face what we don’t want to face in ourselves, you know, that’s the dragon…The worry about facing it which is head-trip worry is certainly much more traumatic and much scarier than actually facing it.”
- How internal self-talk manifests and expresses itself in life
- The programming and evolution of fear from childhood to adulthood
Barnet’s interpretation of “Milton’s Secret“
- The emotional layers of “What Dreams May Come”
- Barnet’s account of the reason why so many resonated with WDMC
- The factual neuroscience behind karma
- Using the energy in darkness to your benefit
- Robin Williams’ struggle with his personal dragons
- How to successfully face your dragon in the heat of battle
Gain clarity on self-limiting unconscious behaviors that keep you stuck.
Understand your shadow and how to use its energy in a positive way.
Steps to unlocking your potential that enable you to charge forward in your business and speak your message powerfully.
Listen in as this episode illuminates the path to awareness and provides valuable guidance on how to find, face, and ride your dragon.
Here’s the thing.
1 of the 5 dragons is chaining you down from taking the leap and breaking free.
Mentioned in this episode
- Robin Williams
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