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In this podcast episode you will learn how to use suffering to your advantage as a runner and transform fear into positive growth as we talk with ultra runner and author Akshay Nanavati.
Interview with Akshay Nanavati
Akshay Nanavati is a Marine Corps veteran and ultra marathoner who has set a goal of running across every country in the world. When we spoke with him he had just finished the country of Liberia.
He’s the author of the book Fearvana -The Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth, and Happiness.
Akshay has set a goal of running from boarder to boarder across every country in the world. When we spoke to him he had just finished a 167 mile trek across Liberia.
What is Fearvana?
Fear and Nirvana (bliss) are seemingly contradictory ideas. But they are actually very complementary. Fear is an access point to bliss and ultimately enlightenment itself. It is the bliss that results from engaging our fears to pursue our own worthy struggle. Without struggle there is not growth . . . so find, live, and love your worthy struggle.
Finding Peace in Chaos
For more context, here is a short talk Akshay gave at Harvard.
Also Mentioned in This Episode
Akshay Nanavati website: https://fearvana.com
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