Akshay Nanavati is a US Marine veteran, entrepreneur, ultra runner, author and alchemist of fear. In this podcast we talk about methods for creating some of the virtuous experiences of war without the inevitable horrors of war. We discuss the importance of the words we use and how they shape our reality as well as tactics for transforming negative emotions into internal fortitude. Akshay was also the first person I have met to do the Darkness Retreat. His book Fearvana is available here! If my endorsement of the book isn’t enough the forward was written by the Dalai Lama himself.