The Motion of Gratitude®

Shannon & Matthew: Lessons from Five Months Living in the Jungle

March 27, 2024 Shannon Missimer
The Motion of Gratitude®
Shannon & Matthew: Lessons from Five Months Living in the Jungle
Show Notes

In this episode of the Motion of Gratitude podcast, Shannon and Matthew reflect on their time living in the jungle in Costa Rica. They discuss the lessons they have learned and the challenges they have faced. One of the main takeaways is the importance of slowing down and being present in the moment. They also talk about the contrast between the hustle culture in the US and the more relaxed pace of life in Costa Rica. Another key lesson is the appreciation for the simple things in life, such as clean water and access to basic necessities. Overall, their time in the jungle has taught them the value of finding balance and embracing both the traditional and spiritual aspects of life. In this conversation, Shannon Missimer reflects on her experiences and lessons learned during her time in Costa Rica. She discusses the importance of self-discovery and self-love, particularly in relation to physical health. Shannon also emphasizes the value of taking messy action and embracing failure as a means of personal growth and transformation. She encourages listeners to explore and step outside of their comfort zones, reminding them that life is a beautiful journey of self-discovery and expansion.

Takeaways

  • Slowing down and being present in the moment is important
  • There is a contrast between the hustle culture in the US and the relaxed pace of life in Costa Rica
  • Appreciating the simple things in life, such as clean water and basic necessities
  • Finding balance and embracing both the traditional and spiritual aspects of life Self-discovery and self-love are essential for personal growth and happiness.
  • Physical health should be a priority, and taking care of oneself is a form of self-love.
  • Taking messy action and embracing failure are necessary for growth and transformation.
  • Stepping outside of one's comfort zone and exploring new experiences can lead to self-discovery and personal growth.

Chapters

00:00
Introduction and Reflection on Time in the Jungle

03:21
Slowing Down and Embracing the Flow

06:45
Living in Harmony or Disharmony

10:38
Lessons in Flexibility and Adaptation

13:46
Exploring Extremes and Finding Balance

15:07
Appreciating the Simple Things

21:14
Living with Limited Resources

23:36
Adapting to a Slower Pace of Life

26:05
The Beauty of Creativity and Exploration

29:13
Freedom of Thought and Witnessing Others' Journeys

31:04
Finding the Middle Ground and Acceptance

32:01
Meeting People from Around the World and Gratitude

33:02
Deep Learning and Self-Discovery

33:39
Physical Health and Self-Love

39:08
Journey of Self-Discovery

40:31
Exploring Different Cultures and Preferences

42:27
Taking Messy Action and Embracing Failure

45:22
Embracing the Unknown and Finding Roots

49:12
The Beauty of the Messy Middle

51:45
Transformation as a Process

52:42
The Paradox of Transformation

56:08
Continuing the Journey and Supporting Others

59:32
The Courage to Write and Share Vulnerability

01:04:07
Leaping and Living Consciously

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