Christopher Maher continues our discussion with an enlightening conversation about the power in lowering the defenses of the ego, and really going toe to toe with the deepest parts of ourselves. He muses on the intelligence of the body, the wonders of our defense systems, and just how they might actually work to our detriment, transforming stress into trauma. Before wrapping, Christopher leaves us with powerful words on the importance of being vulnerable with ourselves - and how elevating our connection with the body and its interplay with our mind can help us navigate any challenge.
At the age of 22, Christopher Lee Maher was a Navy SEAL, in his prime with a sleek 1.8% body fat and pound for pound, he was one of the fittest people on the planet. He was also completely unaware of the full impact that stress would eventually have on his physical, mental, energetic, and emotional wellbeing.
He trained all day long, at a level on par with professional athletes. In fact, after the SEALs, he began focusing on his dream of making it to the US Olympic trials, in track and field. A lack of awareness of the impact of high stored stress loads kept him from ever manifesting his dream.