52: Jay Shetty on Monkhood, Solitude, and Ego

Welcome to Episode 52 of The Madhappy Podcast.This week we are excited to welcome Jay Shetty onto the show to learn more about his experiences as a monk and the key lessons he took away from his time practicing that he continues to use to enhance his daily mental health and life. We kick off the episode as Jay shares more about his formative years (5:12) and what ultimately pushed him to explore monkhood (16:12). Mason and Jay discuss the awe effect and the importance of spending time relating to nature, rather than machinery (22:47). Jay explains the differences between loneliness and solitude and shares the benefits of spending time alone (28:53), before opening up about why he decided to stop practicing monkhood (37:12). The group talks about ego (48:45) before wrapping up hearing Peiman’s and Jay’s advice to their younger selves (51:23). We talk about some serious topics on this show. We are not professionals and are not giving advice. If you or someone you know needs help, please text start to 741741 and for additional resources please visit LocalOptimist.com/Get-Help The Madhappy Podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not a replacement for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Follow us: @Madhappy | @LocalOptimist Visit us: Madhappy.com | LocalOptimist.com

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