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RPG Podcast #025 | Martial Arts as a Spiritual Path w/ Jason Grechanik

Welcome to the Robert Patton Global Podcast. Join SHEATH Underwear CEO, Robert Patton, as he sits down with talented, impassioned and determined individuals from all walks of life for a melding of the minds. This series' primary focus is to map out a systemic approach to peak human performance by exploring the fundamental attributes of motivation, creativity, optimization and well-being as crucial tools in the strife for success.

Patton is joined by Jason Grechanik, plant medicine facilitator and host of the Universe Within Podcast. The two discuss the spiritual path, martial arts, plant medicine, healing and the current state of society. This is one for the books. 

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-Show Notes-

0:38- Grechanik is involved in the spiritual community and was referred to Patton by Mike Brancatelli via Matt Xian.

2:30- Patton & Grechanik identify as Libertarians and share their views on politics.

4:35- Plant medicines are a huge interest for Grechanik, and believes they are great potential for healing pain beyond the physical.

7:00- Grechanik has worked and lived in Peru for the past eight years assisting with plant medicine ceremonies.

13:38- One of Grechanik’s favorite books is “Enlightenment Now” by Steven Pinker.

14:35- Ju Jitsu is one of my Grechanik’s favorite things to do for promoting humility and strength.

17:44- Many people don’t go through real challenges so they never discover their true potential. Patton encourages people to practice Martial Arts because it is so gratifying and feels good.

20:27- The Shipibo people of the Amazon are referred to as “Warriors” when they work through the plant medicine ceremonies, one of the things they love doing is wrestling each other while under the influence.

24:24- Patton believes that fighting your enemy without guns would lead to less violence overall. He is pro gun but knows that it needs to be more regulated.

27:23- Tai Chi is discussed during the belief that ‘Movement is medicine’.  Patton prefers Qi-Gong and Tai Chi over Yoga because he feels stronger afterwards and not too relaxed.

30:33- Patton explains the story of him smoking DMT and experiencing another dimension that he wasn’t supposed to be apart of yet. It helped him to get over the fear of death.

37:50- The unknown terrifies many people, and we often forget that we are not separate from the universe.

42:50- Patton believes that it is very important not to impose your beliefs on others and to remain non aggressive.

47:45- You won’t promote change and be successful if you are always on social media complaining and fighting others.

50:03- One of Patton’s most recent mottos is, “Make people happy.”

56:00- Working on your relationships will help to promote positive within yourself. Patton recommends turning the TV off and going within to discover what you need to focus your intention on.

59:00- Surrounding yourself with positive influences will give you a support system to create positive actions.

1:01:23- With the COVID travel restrictions, Grechanik was unable to return home to the states but is hopeful that International Airlines will open back up in a few weeks.

1:04:50- Grechanik believes the War on Terror has nefarious ties to groups that want to control us with Draconian methods.

1:11:05- “In the United States you do not have to talk to a police officer.” (Grechanik) We often forget how great our freedom is compared to other countries.

1:14:25- “I think that’s really one of the key things, is to have principles and stand by those.” (Grechanik)

1:17:08- Censorship is a very slippery slope.

1:21:03- When someone has a differing opinion, that does not mean they are your enemy.

1:23:08- Plant medicines put you into a space to heal, but it is not an easy process, you have to die and rebirth into the stronger, more humble person.

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