Over the past 8 months I have been experiencing incredible and ineffable spiritual growth and unlocking my authentic self by peeling away fears, anxieties, and self-limiting behaviors. This has been, by far, the most transformative phase of my life.
As I've learned to finally love the inner me, the real Dustin Mann (Guru Cosmos) has begun to emerge; and I am therefore happier than I ever knew was possible. I owe this growth to a number of modalities that enhance the spirit-mind-body connection (long distance running, yoga, meditation, plant-fueled eating, breath work, etc.), but the most important life-altering event was my first plant-medicine experience in a warm and supportive set and setting (Thanks Dave, Lanny, Evan for changing my life).
Plant medicines allow us to harness our inner wisdom, re-process past traumas, recognize the beauty and blessings of our lives. And better understand our roles on the planet.
I'm not the only one. The psychedelic renaissance is real, and so is the science. It is the single biggest scientific breakthrough in mental health in decades. With the mental health crises we currently face in our society, it can't come fast enough. I'm so heartened by the progress we've been making. With recent 'breakthrough drug' approval from the FDA for MDMA assisted psychotherapy for PTSD (thanks to the tireless work of organizations like MAPS), with the launch of the first psychedelic research academy in London (with big support from Tim Ferris), with the decriminalization of entheogenic medicines like psilocybin in Denver and Oakland it's clear that the wave is coming.
MAPS is a critical archimedes lever in this progress. They have already been demonstrating that leverage.
I'm so pleased to dedicate my efforts in the SF marathon to this incredible organization. A donation here will go a long way. I ask you to join me. I'm so blessed for all the loving support in my life. Thanks to all of my ever-growing family. With all my love. Thanks! Dustin