Professionally known as Director X – Julien Christian Lutz has directed music videos for some of the world’s top artists like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Jay-Z, and Kanye West. Director X joins us to share what it was like to be victimized by gun violence. And how his organization, Operation Prefrontal Cortex, uses meditation strategies to better ourselves – and our community – for holistic and positive change. We explore the intersection of violence, trauma, and primal behaviour inherent to the animal kingdom to understand how psychedelics can hold the key to healing ourselves – and build empathy. For Director X – violence spills over without the healthy expression of emotions. But if you can reach people, you can also help them change. And in turn, impact the community. In this episode we discuss:
- The key to healing violence is to understand the driving factors: rage, anger, powerlessness, disconnection and loneliness. Violence is not necessarily primal, but these emotions are.
- The correctional system, which serves to punish criminal behaviour, only perpetuates violence by increasing primal emotions. It overlooks neglect, undervalues humanity, and disregards real paths for incarcerated individuals to actually heal.
- Why meditation is a perfect point to start healing trauma. It’s an opportunity to process emotions, and rewire the brain to be healthier and more resilient.
- How the game is on pause from COVID – but we don't know how to pause the game.
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