Questioning Everything to Find Your Place in the World

Questioning Everything to Find Your Place in the World with Jacob Nordby

In this episode, I’m joined by Jacob Nordby of Blessed Are The Weird. Jacob joins me to share his story of what it was like to grow up within a fundamentalist Christian group and how he was able to break free of the mind and behavior control that was part of it to go on to find his own path in life.

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The Details

Traumatic experience:

Jacob was born to hippie parents who were looking for some certainty in life and ended up getting involved in a fundamentalist Christian group where Jacob was subjected to mind control and strict behavior control while he was growing up.

Effects of the traumatic experience:

Two major ways in which Jacob was affected are that it made it difficult for him to discover his true self and he was left not knowing how to connect with the world.

Overcoming the traumatic experience:

What allowed Jacob to overcome the effects of the mind and behavior control was to question everything and make the decision to choose a different path in life.

What Jacob does today:

Jacob is an author and a marketing director for a publisher.

Final Question:

Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Jacob's Answer: Trust your inner voice.

Links Mentioned - Jacob's website where you can learn more about what he has going on

Blessed Are The Weird - The Facebook page for Jacob's community

The Divine Arsonist - Jacob's first novel that tells the tale of his own spirtual awakening

Prometheus Rising - A book Jacob mentioned that is about breaking free of imprinted and programmed behavior

Dead Poets Society - A movie that has impacted both Jacob and myself

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