139 – Dealing with fear, cultivating relaxed, confident benevolence, and rupture-repair work


As America reaches a (reported) death toll of 200,000 from Covid-19, we still need bottom-up solutions such as AeroNabs to be highlighted by the media and brought to market. There’s still some hope for that in the video linked below. Cultivating an attitude of relaxed, confident benevolence is a real psychological challenge for parents as well as for every human being trying to cope with fears. Coming to factual terms with our mortality remains central to our sense of well-being, in order to meet the need for authenticity and not get overwhelmed by costly survival strategies. The practice of living consciously remains a vital pillar of self-esteem and flourishing, along with cultivating gratitude for simply being alive in the world. Repairing attachment ruptures involves emotional regulation and integration, in order to foster of a coherent mental narrative, which enables stability, flexibility, and adaptiveness. We need to integrate parts and find harmony in the mental complexity, helping children do the same.

interview with AeroNabs’ developer Aashish Manglik…
Covid-19: Current State, Falling Mortality Rates, and “AeroNabs”

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood

Question # 19. Did your parents encourage in you a fear of the world, a fear of other people? Or were you encouraged to face the world with an attitude of relaxed, confident benevolence? Or neither?

Grace and Grit: A Love Story by Ken Wilber


Parenting from the Inside Out: How A Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

bumper music
Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)