Michael Jay Moon sourced the idea of Gratitude Games as his “second mountain” life work. 

The metaphor of a Second Mountain comes from David Brooks, a columnist for the New York Times and author of the book, Second Mountain.

Using his life as a pattern, Brooks describes how many of us spend most of it in pursuit of personal achievement, status and financial success, only to find at the summit of a career profound unhappiness and shallowness in all that we had accomplished.

In the long-form interview with Michael, Origin of Gratitude Games, you can dive into his life review: his fall into a dark chasm of bedevilment and despair, hitting rock bottom, surrendering to the facticity of “this life so far”, and asking my Greater Self for help.