Adam’s last couple of months in Ron’s garage haven’t been without its challenges. Ron had just moved in with his girlfriend Melanie a month before and decided to let Adam stay in the garage, even though Ron had planned to use the space to start writing about his time in Iraq.
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In our interviews with Rick Tarnas, Sadhguru and Roger Walsh we’ve found that Western culture does not have a context or foundation for someone going through an episode of severe mental distress that could potentially lead to a spiritual awakening
I was very honored to meet and interview Roger Walsh, a professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Walsh has not only studied many of the great spiritual traditions of the world,
While Adam was in the hospital after having his jaw broken, the police came to his hospital room so he could identify his attackers from mug shots. Adam told me that he was getting out of the hospital that evening.
Back in May, I got a very unsettling call from Adam letting me know that he was beat up on the beach in Maui, and that he was in the hospital recovering from surgery. His jaw had been broken in three places and several of his teeth had been kicked out.
Adam became homeless in Seattle this past winter. So when someone offered him a chance to house-sit in Maui, he sold his car and headed for warmer weather. By the end of January, his house sitting services were no longer needed and he found himself homeless and sleeping on the beach.
As a homeless person, Adam joins thousands of individuals on the street who have ended up there because of mental disturbances. It has been estimated that 6% of the U.S. population suffers from some form of severe mental illness and
Adam’s guides and synchronicities continued to inform him and he feels his co-workers at Whole Foods Market cannot understand what he was going through.
This is my first experience in making a documentary that is unfolding as I’m working on it. There are times when I ask myself if the events that are happening are going in a direction that will work as a film.
Ron is finding meditation and his time with Adam increasingly helpful in dealing with his ‘Moral Injury’ from the war. Over time they both complete two 10-day Vipassana Meditation retreats, which are very helpful in furthering their healing process. In the meantime, Adam moves to a small lake in the Cascade foothills named Lake Joy…. Read more »