Reflections On Living An Authentic Life

I was lucky enough to learn at a young age that we can write our own stories. We can become the authors of our own lives instead of the victims—living authentically is a cornerstone of that process. Throughout life we’re posed with obstacles, successes, and everything in between. My guest on today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, the one and only Matthew McConaughey, shares how challenging events (redlights) can provide us with the opportunity for growth and success (greenlights), which is the focus of his new book Greenlights. I was lucky enough to learn at a young age that we can write our own stories. We can become the authors of our own lives instead of the victims—living authentically is a cornerstone of that process. Throughout life we’re posed with obstacles, successes, and everything in between. My guest on today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, the one and only Matthew McConaughey, shares how challenging events (redlights) can provide us with the opportunity for growth and success (greenlights), which is the focus of his new book Greenlights. Matthew and I jump right into his inspiration for Greenlights and his journey of exploring signs to understand his own story. After 30 years of journaling, he decided to look back on his writings to gain a new perspective of the patterns throughout his life. This created the framework for his book; we talk about his creative process and why a certain degree of selfishness is necessary for true self-exploration. Matthew had a recurring dream over the course of several years that sent him on two trips across the world. He literally chased his dreams and learned some of his greatest life lessons along the way. He shares some of those amazing memories, like fighting a village champion under a fake identity, and why letting go of certain obligations and saying “no” is so important in order to pursue our callings. If you’ve only ever known Matthew McConaughey as an actor, I’m sure you’ll be intrigued by his soul-searching side and what he’s learned over the course of an amazing life. I hope you’ll tune in. Matthew and I jump right into his inspiration for Greenlights and his journey of exploring signs to understand his own story. After 30 years of journaling, he decided to look back on his writings to gain a new perspective of the patterns throughout his life. This created the framework for his book; we talk about his creative process and why a certain degree of selfishness is necessary for true self-exploration. Matthew had a recurring dream over the course of several years that sent him on two trips across the world. He literally chased his dreams and learned some of his greatest life lessons along the way. He shares some of those amazing memories, like fighting a village champion under a fake identity, and why letting go of certain obligations and saying “no” is so important in order to pursue our callings. If you’ve only ever known Matthew McConaughey as an actor, I’m sure you’ll be intrigued by his soul-searching side and what he’s learned over the course of an amazing life. I hope you’ll tune in. This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, ButcherBox, and Four Sigmatic. Paleovalley is offering 15% off your entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/hyman to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal. When you sign up for ButcherBox today, you can get 2 lbs of wild-caught Alaskan salmon free in your first box. Just go to butcherbox.com/farmacy. Four Sigmatic is now providing an exclusive offer for Doctor’s Farmacy listeners. Receive up to 40% off on their bestselling Lion’s Mane Coffee bundles. To get this deal, just go to foursigmatic.com/hyman.
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