Rory Miller discusses the taboo subject of the capacity for violence in humans. The host is rewilder Daniel Vitalis. This is a fascinating and very pertinent issue for these times. I love the part where they discuss the benefits of awareness. It is great to be focussed on the good and what we want and open to opportunities on this level but genuine awareness will not filter out alerts about the safety of either ourselves or our loved ones. We have been told by some that the world is a fearful place and we should just respond with love. Love is great, but the antidote to fear is courage.
'In this episode of ReWild Yourself! podcast, I talk with Rory Miller — author of Mediations on Violence — about the human violence blueprint. We debunk some of the most common misconceptions about violence and self defence.
• The Violence Taboo
• Why are humans so afraid of violence?
• The Violence Threshold
• Common misconceptions surrounding violence
• Misconceptions about law enforcement
• The unknowns vs. creating your own reality
• Levels of security
• Scenarios of violent situations
• Rory’s top tips for human survivability
• Awareness makes your life richer
• Nature vs. nurture
No one should be training for self defence out of fear. You should train because you love training.
Awareness makes your life richer.
None of us are the products of ancestors who refused to defend themselves. '