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How to pay attention to you
"Good morning, it's Carol Bradley. I'm coming to you from my car. I am sitting in my car overlooking a river close by to my house the Schuylkill River and you know, I love to record these morning messages in different places because it helps us to access different parts of our mind off of different different ways of of seeing the seeing the world seeing ourselves. And so I think it's important for us even as in what we do for work and how we create to continue to change things up to look at life from different perspectives different places different times of the day. It's how we say fresh. It's how we stay on the verge literally. So today I want to talk to you about knowing you getting to know you not me get home. No, you know, I'd love to do that by the way, don't forget to reach out to me, but you getting to know you and how you operate and how you work off and how things are are humming along in your mind and body. I think in this day and age of the busy mind which we've been talking about. It is so easy for us to forget ourselves. It's so easy to ignore off. Patterns habits that we've accumulated information that we're holding onto it's so easy for us to not even see how much speed we're living on. Or how we're overthinking things. It's so easy to be the frog in the boiling water. I talked about this Parable a lot because I think it's so profound that you know that frog you throw it into the pot of boiling water. It knows how to jump out ain't instincts immediately, you know what to do. Don't try this at home. Who knows if it even works, but it's a good visual, right? But if you put the frog in the pot of tepid water and you bring it to a boil slowly, it doesn't recognize. What's happening? We are living. In that pot of simmering water and we don't realize how much we are being asked by the world to take on. How much information is being? Thrown at us every second of the day. I don't remember the stats, but it's like hundreds of thousands of bits of information bombarding mind every day our kids mind. We don't realize the the the puck schedule that that we are have become accustomed to. The lack of sleep that we think is normal or that we we think is, you know, admire Apple. The crazy busyness that we share with each other. We think the busyness is means we're more important. This is the water that we're simmering in and we're slowly boiling ourselves to death. Our nervous systems are not wired for this kind of load or stress. And so we've become chronically stressed me personally. Have become chronically stressed. Adrenal fatigue inflammation weight gain brain fog. I am and have been there with you. And I'm so grateful for it because it allows me to speak from my own experience as opposed to being a teacher. I'm just a human in process right there with you. So in this message today, it is a call to get to know yourself to get to know what your busy mind is so busy doing that's why I that's why I talked about wage rates of the busy mind as being just just these landmarks that you can recognize. Sloppy brain crazy busy overthinking information overload autopilot are just a few. What is your busy mind too busy doing when we start to become familiar with our patterns it is then. At that pivot point that we give ourselves the space to start to redirect how we're living. And these are our practices and I'm going to get into it in the next few weeks few months. Who knows who knows how long I'll be doing this. But for today get to know you pay attention to what you're doing to what your busy mind is doing just take no no judgement my friend on speed crazy busy sloppy brain and and your own in fact tomorrow we're going to do a gut check tomorrow. We're going to we're going to be tuned into and identify some of these things for today lift up the hood of your car of your own mind and take a look underneath. Let's start to get to know how long are currently operating so that we can lubricate we can make some changes we can tighten up some screws where we're needed.
The Body and the Mind,
"Let stri something right now. Close. Your. Eyes and imagine a bright yellow lemon with a kitchen knife beside it. Okay. Do it right now? Now in your mind's eye see the knife cut the lemon in Hof. Watching. DROPS OF LEMON JUICE SPRITZ into the air and at some point in this visualization. You will begin to salivate. involuntarily. This is a classic example of the mind body connection. The image of Lebanon, in the knife and the lemon juice was no mind. But the saliva. who was a secretion in your body? So your brain doesn't know the difference between an imaginary lemon and the real one. The brain then triggers salivary glands it doesn't matter. Whether. It's in the lemon other real one. Your mind does know the difference because you're not your brain, you are using your brain. Important. Point With giant my colleague Rudy Tanzi also made in our book super brain. The brain and mind react simultaneously. And almost instantly to each other. Because, in fact, the brain and mind our one process just as wave in particle, a one entity or mass and energy one entity or space and time on one entity. Soul, it is impossible to locate where one ends and the other begins.
Feeling More Grounded
"We are exploring some ancient wisdom for our modern times we're living in because I feel like we could use a little advice. With all the uncertainty going on and if you live in the United States. There's a lot of election tension happening and so. This week we are exploring the fourth. Yama Of the Yoga Sutras from potentially the ancient Indian sage who wrote this classic Yoga Sutras Yoga Means Union and unity and that's what we all along for despite differences that are inevitable. I, think there are certain things in life. That we all agree upon. The. Janas in the Yoga Sutras give us a path. The first yama has to do with. Non violence or loving kindness. The Second Yama has to do with non lying or truthfulness. And that Third Yama we explored in last week's series. had. To do with non stealing which includes taking care not to let negative thoughts. Negative habits negative. People Negative News. Steal. Away One of your most precious commodities, these days, which is your focus. And in this weeks series all week long we've explored Brahmachari. which has to do with restraint eight or living with moderation and simplicity. So, as you are guided using today's meditation technique, you will explore feeling grounded and connected to your values those things which. Make you who you are You May. Recall. Different Times in your life when you may have had to stand up for your values. Maybe your values reflect. Your family of origin values. Even A legacy, your ancestors passed down. This all encompasses who you are, how you live your life and I invite you to visualize these people in your life who may have encouraged you and supported your values. That inner truth that's uniquely your own. So as you settle yourself down and get ready to meditate. Also invite you to focus on your first Chakra. CHAKA's our energy carry within your body that represents your emotions. The first chocolate has to do with feeling grounded these feelings you're focusing on in today's meditation technique. As you focus on your values. Consider, how you can temper your desires. So that, you're more satisfied with your life. What access in any area of your life might detract From your true values. and. Consider how letting go of. This excess. Simplifying living in moderation. Can bring out and enhance. Your true nature. Your values. Those qualities? That ground you. And make you feel more connected with who you are and will others and the world around you. This. Is your meditation technique for today. Listen to your body. Listen to your intuition. Connect with your true inner nature. When you feel your mind begin to wander which you likely will common. Even with longtime meditators. Visualize the person sitting next to you who? Has supported you throughout your whole life. Feel, there's strength. To Guide you back to. Focusing on what matters most in your life You are so we're slowing down for.
Understanding The Minds Natural Processes
"In total meditation, Re take advantage of all the mind's natural processes. To address all imbalances together not just one GITAI. Today. Let's examine these natural processes. So here, we will talk about number of natural processes I number one mindfulness. The way you recover from distraction. Your cell phone rings while driving, you're mindful response is not to answer but stay focused on driving. To Self. Inquiry. This is the way your mind recovers from habits. You complain about work all the time self enquiry ask yourself why you remain in a job that makes you unhappy and but you deserve better. Tre- self reflection. The way your mind recovers from thoughtlessness. You consider yourself a getting but vigilant parent. Recently, your teenage daughter has become secretive. You reflect on whether you have been hovering. Over whether she's acting like a normal teenager struggling to find the right boundaries. Contemplation. This is the way you mind recovers from confusion. You have a new boss who has your job much worse difficult in terms of pressure deadlines and his behavior. You stay there. Tried to fake a walk away. Ugandan plate and read the options. Concentration. This is the way your mind recovers from pointlessness. One of your old friendships has become stale and your friends seems boring instead of leaving things that that you concentrate on what you can do to rekindle your relationship. Prayer prayer is the way your mind recovers from helplessness. Suffered a personal loss and feel depressed and lonely to relieve the suffering. You ask in prayer that it be resolved through grace or through a loving God. Quite. mind. This is the way your mind recovers from overwork. At work you lash out at someone the person is upset and afterward. So you before apologizing you find a quiet place to regroup and let your mind rest. Control breathing. This is the way you buddy recovers from stress. When you feel stress check to see how your breathing. Taking. Regular, Debretts for a few minutes meets the pressure with election response that clears your head and removed. From your body. Bliss this is the way your mind recovers from suffering. Search. Your memory dime sudden joy without really knowing why. The on Kanye the feeling the closer to bliss you came.
Sebene Selassie on Bringing Mindfulness into Every Part of Our Lives
"Seven it is such a pleasure to have you on untangled today. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, Patricia for having me. I want to start by asking you a little bit about your childhood. So why don't you tell us what were you like as a ten year old girl? How would you describe yourself? Wow ten years old. So I was born in Ethiopia. My mom was GPO Oban, my dad's Airtran, and we came to this country when I was three. And we moved into a very white upper middle class neighborhood in Washington northwest. Upper northwest DC, and at ten years old I would say I was pretty confused though. I lived at home, which was not very assimilated. So we ate you in food my parents spoke to us in. Iraq, we were part of that point small community of Ethiopian xlt now DC the DC areas large huge argest community business country. But at that time, there were only a few families and. We were all pretty tight and then my world of the neighborhood and school was very white, very upper middle class and it was confusing to move between those two worlds. So I was a Latchkey kid both my parents worked a so at ten years old coming home and spending time with my intellectually disabled sister who I felt pretty responsible for even though she's four years older than me. And I was learning how to navigate these two worlds, the world of home and Ethiopian culture and then the world of school and American media I watched a lot of TV I think I learned a lot about the culture around me from TV in popular culture, which probably not the best place to start understand your life and world so shy introverted. I was smart but did not do well in school at all at that age, and honestly, if there could have been a diagnosis at the time I was probably really depressed or at least Melancholic I. Think it had to do a lot with not understanding how these two different realities together he added. So in writing because at ten years old to feel that split between. Your experience at home in your experience at school can be so overwhelming and do you feel like you tried to Numb your feelings and just do what you need to do every day help your sister go to school what was your experience going through that time in your life I was very athletic kid at that age probably found a lot of release and any joy through sports through climbing trees through riding my bike riding skateboards soberly through my body and I lost that in my early adolescence, which is interesting. That was probably where could find a sense of belonging or connection. But in terms of school and relationships, I was a tomboy. So I didn't fit in with my girlfriends I remember going to sleepovers and friends wanting to play Barbie or dolls, and I just had no interest in that whatsoever. And I in a neighborhood full of boys. So I think I took a lot of refuge in physical play in activity and when I didn't have that I remember being numbed by television I watched a lot of TV as a kid they wanna get to this later the themes of your upcoming book and these themes of belonging and identity, and it's so interesting that. Your world was so focused on this kind of split identity as you were growing up and I think I've read that you started learning to meditate when you were a teenager is that right? What was your first experience there? Yeah. My brother, who's eight years older than me was probably as confused terms of his sense of identity and he became what's colloquially known as. Now, when I was fifteen or sixteen So my first introduction to eastern religions and spirituality and philosophy was through him and he was reading the I ching back of Gita and. Also had some Buddhist books at the time. So I started reading those things also started going to the street temple in downtown DC where a lot of punk rock kids hang out too. So it was kind of a cool scene at that point and started going to Cure Thanh chanting going to lectures and started to meditate very berry intermittently I didn't know what was doing. So by the time I got to my first year university, I started taking religion classes and ended up majoring in religious studies with a focus on Hindus men but. My entry way into, but just philosophy and thought was through that.
How To Bring Mindfulness Into Every Part Of Our Lives
"Seven it is such a pleasure to have you on untangled today. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, Patricia for having me. I want to start by asking you a little bit about your childhood. So why don't you tell us what were you like as a ten year old girl? How would you describe yourself? Wow ten years old. So I was born in Ethiopia. My mom was GPO Oban, my dad's Airtran, and we came to this country when I was three. And we moved into a very white upper middle class neighborhood in Washington northwest. Upper northwest DC, and at ten years old I would say I was pretty confused though. I lived at home, which was not very assimilated. So we ate you in food my parents spoke to us in. Iraq, we were part of that point small community of Ethiopian xlt now DC the DC areas large huge argest community business country. But at that time, there were only a few families and. We were all pretty tight and then my world of the neighborhood and school was very white, very upper middle class and it was confusing to move between those two worlds. So I was a Latchkey kid both my parents worked a so at ten years old coming home and spending time with my intellectually disabled sister who I felt pretty responsible for even though she's four years older than me. And I was learning how to navigate these two worlds, the world of home and Ethiopian culture and then the world of school and American media I watched a lot of TV I think I learned a lot about the culture around me from TV in popular culture, which probably not the best place to start understand your life and world so shy introverted. I was smart but did not do well in school at all at that age, and honestly, if there could have been a diagnosis at the time I was probably really depressed or at least Melancholic I. Think it had to do a lot with not understanding how these two different realities together he added. So in writing because at ten years old to feel that split between. Your experience at home in your experience at school can be so overwhelming and do you feel like you tried to Numb your feelings and just do what you need to do every day help your sister go to school what was your experience going through that time in your life I was very athletic kid at that age probably found a lot of release and any joy through sports through climbing trees through riding my bike riding skateboards soberly through my body and I lost that in my early adolescence, which is interesting. That was probably where could find a sense of belonging or connection. But in terms of school and relationships, I was a tomboy. So I didn't fit in with my girlfriends I remember going to sleepovers and friends wanting to play Barbie or dolls, and I just had no interest in that whatsoever. And I in a neighborhood full of boys. So I think I took a lot of refuge in physical play in activity and when I didn't have that I remember being numbed by television I watched a lot of TV as a kid
The Zero Point
"Hello, my friends I'm. This is daily breadth. A new series is called total. Your. Mind hits reset button the instant thought registers. This is like the zero point of awareness. It's almost as if the mind erases thought so a new thought can take its place. Let's discuss this zero point. A little more. The zero point, which is home base is alive dynamic and ready for anything that we come next. Our. Ideas State of being is that we wanted to feel vibrant and alert. You. Experience Ideas Zero Point State when you are fresh when you feel alert optimistic and ready. For a new experience. There are times when zero point of the mind isn't at to rest. It's dire. It's dulled. Be Sunk in. Routine. Routine thinking resistant to change. and. Because of that, we fall somewhere in the middle when it comes to our. Resting Point. Zero Point. Here, are some ways of noticing it feels like when zero point of the mind is less than idea. Create. An irritating noise in your surroundings blast music. You don't like or turn up TV static. Sit with ice close. And clear your mind. Notice how hard it is to be quiet inside is to reach the zero point. And when you do you feel irritated because of the noise outside. Now, finding acquired, setting where you feel relaxed. Close Your eyes take a few debretts. And suddenly notice that your mind is getting quite. Notice, how easily reached zero point and without irritation. Experiment. With how zero point feels in various situations. For example, that airports waiting for Flight Tedious meetings notice how easily the zero point is thrown off. The mind's inherent said, certificate is an asset. And yet a detriment. For the mind to two to zero point with freshness in Daddy. What we call spacing out is the minds way of coping with too much simulation. Except in cases of inner distress or external stressors. Your thoughts will return to the zero point without any action on your part.
Unlock Your Untapped Human Potential By Changing How You Breathe With Dan Brule
"Our guest today is the one and only Dan Brulee Denver is a modern day teacher healer and world renowned pioneer in the art and science of breath work. He is one of the creators of breath therapy and he was among the original group of internationally certified rebours. He's a master of Yoga and she gone Janis, medical breathing exercises, and he leaves the worldwide spiritual breathing movement, the coaches trains, and certifies professional Brett workers, and since nineteen seventy, he has traveled to sixty seven countries and a strained more than two hundred and fifty thousand people to use the a bread and breathing for personal growth, professional development, peak performance, self healing, and spiritual awakening, and by the way. Tony Robbins wrote a forward for Danville is books. So you can imagine the die of content, the type of information and wisdom that we're going to get in today's episode, and by the way in case you didn't know this is the third appearance of Dan. Daniela on our forecast and the last time we connected was some wouldn't thousand and eighteen sedan super excited to have you on our show. How's it going? Wow. Wonderful. As I said, if things are going any better I'd have to be twins. Almost feel a little bit guilty during the shut down during this corona craziness Farrah's it's been just it's amazing unplanned unexpected opportunity to to really pause to really stop to dig in and it's resulted in a lot of creative juices flowing and guy been busier than ever. And meanwhile, so many people in the world are really suffering and really struggling and so my heart goes out to people So you know what we we do, what we can we make the best of every situation and sometimes something that we think is something really negative turns out to be a blessing, the gift, and this that that's what's happening for us loosen our corner of the world's around this whole crazy shutdown thing. Absolutely I think it's been hard time for a lot of people around the world especially in terms of divisiveness, your people, both sides, and there's a lot of. Anxiety stress as well. But I think your services and your support are even more needed right now as you very. Profoundly, teach people how to breathe correctly and properly and well. So I think it's a very opportune moment validity to. For this interview I was hoping to start from very beginning. Maybe tell us where did you grow up and what was life as a kid for? Well, you know I was the kid who in the school yard was organizing all the breath holding competitions. You know I can remember we we play with hyperventilating and then like squeezy. Almost pass out and you know just. Playing with the plane with the graph I since I was raised in new Bedford Massachusetts Which is where Moby Dick you know there's a whaling capital of the world. Catholic school who? factory Industry Town Garment Factory Textile Mills the cushion it river was right next to. US some very old American Indian tradition in that part of the world. And So the energy is really beautiful in the forest and long the ocean there. but yeah I. turned onto the breath as a little Catholic boy in kindergarten hearing about how God breathed into the nostrils of man the breath of life and man became a living soul and I don't know it just hearing that as a little Feiger kid. I Dunno lit something in me and And just been a missionary for the breath ever since and every job I've ever had and. has kept taking me back to the breath in one way or another until it's the only thing I've really done now for the last forty years is is been a missionary for the breath. So and it's you know forty fifty years ago I felt like a voice crying out in the desert. Breathing what's that breathing a? and. So now it's great that the science is caught up and can now we have understanding on my some of the ancient yoga practices and guys practices and why they work and and what's what's involved in them and So I love that science and spirit meet and the breath is is exactly a perfect place or science and spirituality could meet.
Samantha Skelly Onn How Breathwork Helps Heal Emotional Eating
"So, welcome onto the podcast. Samantha thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited. Yeah. I'm really looking forward to talking with you about meditation and in particular breath work and I thought that we might want to do it in that order as it seems to be the trajectory in your soon to be released book hungry for happiness, stop emotional eating, and start loving yourself that that book is coming out at the end of September. So this is the this podcast is to dropping a couple of weeks. Before that. So I thought that we would talk about this. Is that okay with you haven't lately unless to excellent. Excellent. So let's begin with with hungry for happiness this the book I I read it It's it's part healing memoir. Can Apart guided introspection and meditations and and also this sort of. Part can a best friend encouragement like you're like this not really a coach like this like your your girlfriend come on. Let's do this. You know so. Can You? Can you tell us about your healing journey that we read about in the book? Absolutely I love how you explain it like that you know my my intention for Reading For writing that book was to write it to just my best friend you know that that felt sense of. I understand you I get it. I was there I know how terrible it can feel when you are in a battle with food in your body. So I'm grateful that the final product came out like that. So I grew up as a dancer and actress when I was quite young and dealt with all kinds of body image issues growing up. I can remember being very young in the bathtub just feeling. This. Felt Santa, feeling, discuss it in my body, which was a feeling that I felt often when I looked in the mirror at at young age and that then manifested into an eating disorder emotional eating restricting overeating all sorts of things when I was about eighteen. And I entered into this period of my life that I. Call My Diet Depression years where. I was on over fifty diets in less than four years and. Truly had no idea how to just eat like a normal person like that was a impossible task for me at that time, I can remember waking up some mornings thinking to myself like a hi, can I just can't wait to go to bed because the thoughts in my mind were so just honestly abusive and just my level of body image. The the severity in which I hated my body was just through the roof and so. I began trying to try to heal my my emotional eating through dieting. So I was going on all sorts of different diets, and of course, just making the making things worse. What we need to realize what I needed to realize that time is emotional eating and and disordered eating is all in inside job and the Maury trying to manipulate and control and mess with our food the worse it actually gets. and. So I can remember about ten years ago reading eat pray love and. It was a story where she went to Bali and she right? Elizabeth. Yeah and he liked poker with dicks. He she found this healer in Bali. That poker with East Dickson and Blah Blah Blah Blah long story short. So I'm like, all right that's what I'm going to do. So I bought a one way ticket to Bali I flew to Bali and I found this exact healer that she wrote about in her book I drove this I I got I got on a scooter scooter got on like a taxi scooter and drove to this man's home. And he barely spoke any English and he started poking me with his sticks and. He, then just has to be your brains broken. And I was like Oh God. Okay. What's going on here? And so he goes you think too much. You have too much thinking and I was like you're so right I really do. And so this was a point in my life where I I couldn't tell the story I had was I couldn't meditate. And I would say I would sit there and meditation and my brain would be going a million miles a minute. And thinking of all sorts of different things I would get up after twenty minutes and. Feel more stressed out than when I initially sat right because a lot of people's experience. And I know you're a pro meditators I, could've used you back in the day. So for me meditation was a challenge but everyone in their dog was telling me that meditation was going to be the path for me to heal my disordered eating will that mean such an interesting position because here's this thing that apparently has all these amazing benefits which it does and I know that now but I couldn't do it to save my
Mindfulness For Everyday Life
"This first episode is about the word mindfulness. When we talk about mindfulness for every day life I think it's important to first of all define what is mindfulness? Why would we want to be more mindful? So let's jump into that I. I. Want to share some concepts and ideas that will help you to wrap your head around the overall idea of mindfulness. So, mindfulness is a set of practices that were inspired mainly by teachings from the east particularly from Buddhist traditions but it's a form of understanding the nature of our own minds You could say it's almost a philosophy a way of life and mindfulness enhances everything we do in our lives. So I want to jump into that for a moment Let's start out by defining what mindfulness is mindfulness. I'm sure you've heard of the word that's why you probably interested in this workshop in the first place. But when we hear the word mindfulness, it will probably make us think of some kind of concept to be mindful is and you fill in the blank what does that mean for you? When we're talking about mindfulness the way it was understood in the eastern traditions from which this practice comes from mindfulness is the non-judgmental observation of the present moment. It's a way of being imagine being able to sit with unexperienced that you're having. Let's take. For example, a strong emotion as you go about your day to day activities something happens, and let's say a you're driving in a car cuts you off the first thing you experiences some form of an emotion and this may be frustration that may be downright anger, but the emotion that we're experiencing is typically strong. Emphasis practice is the ability to observe the present moment in a non judgmental way, which is not to say if I mindful when the car coats me off I'm not going to be upset that's not exactly how it works. The way it works is when I'm driving in a car cuts me off and I suddenly realize I angry I can observe in a non judgmental way the emotion I'm experiencing without being angry at the fact that I may angry. Typically, what happens when we encounter a strong emotion throughout the day? We have a feeling about that emotion anger as an example is something that we typically feel aversion to. We don't like that we feel angry it's an unpleasant feeling. So when a when the feeling arises, we have an aversion to it, which immediately sets us up for a secondary layer of experience. There's the initial experience of anger that's what I'm experiencing, and now because I'm experiencing the unpleasantness of the anger, I'm also experiencing an aversion to my anger in other words I'm either mad that I mad or something along those lines. Mindfulness is essentially the practice that allows us to remain with the first layer of experience that we're having. It's a really powerful thing Viktor Frankl, the Austrian psychologist and Holocaust survivor said between stimulus and response. There is a space in that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Close quote. Now I really like this quote because it helps me to understand what's going on in terms of practicing mindfulness by like to think of my to day life as a series of stimulus and response, and all of us experienced this as we go throughout our day, let's just say you go to work your co workers says something to you or your boss says something to you, and there you go. That's the stimulus. Next is the response I may respond. And I'm not talking about necessarily responding with words it may be responding immediately with thoughts like I'm angry that my boss said this or did this and immediately when I experienced anger, that's another stimulus another response I'm experiencing anger that's the stimulus. What's my response to experiencing anger for most of us? It's an aversion to the anger that were feeling and this cycle goes on and on throughout our days stimulus response, stimulus response, stimulus response, and all day long on and on and on for our entire
Why Consciousness Upholds Creation
"Hi My friends I'm Deepak Chopra. This is daily breath. Today I want to answer the question that delays everything. Can existence take care of itself. And my answer is, yes. Let's talk about how consciousness. Polls creation. At this moment, we're surrounded by the infinite intelligence and creative bar of consciousness. This is nature's secret life his consciousness. The principles that consciousness follows but. Everything. The most basic light poems follow the principles of consciousness which are self organization. Even, the most basic lifeforms know exactly how to stay alive. Have you ever heard of an organism called the Yellow Blob. Known as Feis Abram. Policy. This organism exhibits qualities of consciousness. It is an example of our existence can take care of itself. If you want to know more about this organism. Beulah read my book but it's a simple fungus like organism that shows all the properties of snus that you and I have as human beings. So consciousness and existence must go together. There's no such thing as blackness consciousness is always a life life was generated in the field of consciousness it is already alive. Life is invisible until consciousness takes physical.
Why you should never be afraid to walk your talk
"About Good Morning. I am sorry not sorry I have to tell you. I am so ready to break myself a some of these habits, some of these ways of speaking some of these things that I do that diminish my my expertise or my confidence that make me play small. How about you? How we stop apologizing for everything. If you are listening and you are guy well, you may get something out of this too but I'll have to say. That emphatically. We, undermine our power, our confidence, our ability to get a point across because of diminishing words that we use, and so I just WanNa throw some out to you just there's one. Oh my gosh you see they are just they just creep into our everyday language. Okay. So here it is stop saying you're sorry. Let's just. Can we agree on that? Stop saying you're sorry for everything. What I have read is instead just say, thank you for your patience. Thank you for your patience. In a little I don't even know how to say it. Right. Thank you for your patience. So here's a bunch of words that we just have to next. So I'm just dropping this in this morning. Chest you see I set it again, oh my God. Just is like a minimizing word. So I just caught myself twice unconsciously saying. I'm telling you these things are unedited and unpredicted in you're getting the real deal Kara here. Okay. Here we go. Stop apologizing. Stop saying just. Stop seeing actually. Actually, just want want me to write the Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah no power in those words. Okay just actually sorry. How `bout kind of and sort of. I don't know when we started saying this. I noticed that women say it a lot and I've caught myself and you may catch me saying it. Kind of sort of. It's like diminishing completely cutting in half everything you're saying. And basically admitting that you're not really sure. Of what you're saying. Kind of sort of how about this one I say this one does that make sense? Or does this make sense? And what that's doing one is it's not. It's Oh my gosh. It is diminishing what other people may have the capacity of understanding. And, it's also diminishing your own ability to communicate. How about should? I should do this I say this all the time. So I'm bringing to you what I need to stop myself from saying. And I just caught myself a couple of times in these habitual patterns. Stop the sorry. Stop undermining how you speak and what you have to say. If we really want to walk talk in this world. To really be in our power to stand on our feet and share. Our own brilliance. This genius that streaming through us. As women, we need to watch our words. I have two daughters. So I know that how I speak I model the way they speak out in the world. My daughter, my my oldest daughter, who's twenty six is dealing with A. A neighbor in her apartment building. And it's an older man. And Boy Oh boy had his she having to stand on her feet and speaker ground. But this is a she is being squeezed and. Coaching her. To really stand on her feet. So my friend if you are listening and are feeling this. Right these words down and then put a big x through them. Sorry. Actually. Kind of sort of should just. Does this make sense. Can we stand. On our feet in confidence and say what we need to say. Without trying to soften it. It's okay. It's okay to walk your talk in fact, we need you. To Walk Your Talk.
The Lifequake Survival Guide With Bruce Feiler
"All right well, nice to see you. Thanks for doing this my pleasure. Thank you for having. What how would you describe the the thesis of this book? Debating whether I should start right with a thesis or tell you how I came to the pieces. So. I think I'll do the second way because. I didn't go into this project with pieces, but a big linking pieces showed up halfway through. So what happened what led me into this? Somebody's what this book is. About is how we deal with these big wrenching changes in our lives back hallway light quake. And like what we're in now. And I got interested in these because I went through a life quake some years ago as you know, I I got cancer as a new TAB. About was that same year as the great recession and my family was hit very hard. And then my dad who has Parkinson's Lost Control of his mind. This was a man who was never a depressed admitted his life. And he tried to take his life. Times in twelve weeks. And this was kind of a big crisis. In every way, you can have a crisis, the conversations that we had to have. unhabitable eye like difficult conversations and these were difficult conversations that were impossible to have. But I'm the story guy and I'm the meaning guy in one morning on Monday morning I woke up and I said, well, your idea like what if I send my data question because my dad was always a bit of a storyteller. And I sent question like what toys did you play with a kid? Couldn't move his fingers at this point Dan. But he thought about it all week he dictated his answer to Syria who spit it out he began to edit it in at work and so I. Also another one like dummy balance you grumpy. And This went on essentially every Monday morning for what became years. Up. The. Hatch Become Eagle Scout. How'd you join the Navy how you meet mom and this man who had never written anything longer than three sentence memo in his life back into writing a fifty thousand word. And I got very interested in times of crisis in our lives like it. It's a narrative event in some way and it turns out there's a whole field narrative gerontology. There's all field of narrative adolescence, narrative medicine and kind of storytelling becoming kind of thing that people talked about at that time and so what happened and you know this makes me think of your own life and how you ended up in this conversation is when I began to tell the story to people everybody had a similar story. My wife had a headache and went to the hospital and died my daughter tried to kill herself. I. had nervous breakdown on my television in your case and and I thought well, no one else to tell their story anymore and. Let me see what I can figure out because people were saying like the life I'm living is not the life I expect like I'm living life out of order in some way. And I call my wife one night and I said. I got to figure out how to help. And I don't know I'm going GonNa find and I don't know how to do it but I feel compelled to do this and so I set out on this journey. What became Three four years crisscrossing the country collecting what became hundreds of life stories of Americans all ages all walks of life all fifty states and you name it damn. People lost homes, lost limbs, changed careers, genders, Religions got. Sober got a bad marriages. And at the end of it, I had it was powerful, but it was too much. I had six thousand pages of. Transcripts a thousand hours of interviews and I ended up doing something. I've never done thirty years of writing books. I got a whole team of people and we spent a year coating these. Combing through them debating I'm kind of beating one against the head trying to figure out. What was the big message? What was the big theme coming out of it?
Why 2020 hasnt taken Rev. angel by surprise
"At such a pace what we're experiencing now in our society were just cycling through it were digesting the material of the misalignment were digesting the material of how intolerable it is to be intolerant. We're digesting the material if four, hundred, five, Hundred Years of historical context that we have decided to leave behind. Our heads and we are choosing to turn over our shoulders and say I must face this because it is intolerable to live in any other way than away that allows me. To be in contact with my full loving human self. I feel like you. Name something here. That this evolution, we were in a moment we're using this language of the moment. and. We we were already in the moment in a way we were building to this in all its complexity. Yes which not all pretty and not all hopeful, but it's all of a piece. You know I wonder yeah. Were You Almost WANNA ask you you know I want to ask you how I WanNa ask you this personally as well as in terms of drawing out your wisdom, your spiritual wisdom I wonder if the price you. Know. That at all. I think we are This body. This body that we call a nation is ready for this. And Anybody that has had a great amount of. Toxicity as part of the IT system has to heave out that toxicity. And we've had a lot of ways to suppress it and a lot of ways to get it a lot of ways to. Purchase things and distract ourselves and Watch net flicks. All sorts of other things that we can do. But. We have had a long history in this country. It's sort of baked into the structure of. The design I talk a lot about the design of this country to have so many people disembodied. And I think that we had an amazing extraordinary painful. And yet collective experience of a sufficient quieting. Allowed us to feel this collective body that we are as a nation. New and there's a whole bunch of. Individual bodies in there that said enough. I can't I can't tolerate this. What is here? Because I can feel it now I can see it and The uprisings and the particular. The potency of. George. Not only his death, the means of his death and the. The expression of his death and I mean. Literally, right the expression. The physical embodiment, the expression on the officer's face. The expression of his death through the media, the expression of his death. Was Too much for this body to continue to bear. Yeah. I. Also think about how? Soft we were. Elected body and our individual bodies. We had each and every one of us whatever their circumstances of our lives kind of felt for the ground beneath our feet. And our defenses down. There the pandemic created A. Four strict treat. Wounds we unforced retreat. and. I've done retreat many years. And there's always this point in during retreat where you feel you're not knowing come into. Into into your view. There's there's one thing to move around the world and say, Oh, I don't know we have not. No. It's another thing to just feel it to to come into confrontation. With your knowing and it is tender as you said, like it is a tender. Place to be in confrontation with that and and it's different. I think entirely. To have been not just individual, but to also feel the reverberations of. The collective not knowing. And as a as a country, we've
Why There's No Shame In Feeling Your Best!
"All righty. All righty we are here once again, thank you for joining me my friend. My name is Cara. Bradley bringing to you these early morning messages. These little pokes these prods these. Words of empowerment of inspiration anything that's streaming through me I want to share with you. Because that is how I am wired. I'm just wired to want everyone to feel their best. That's what I want to talk to you quickly about this morning. Feeling our best I think it's it's what's driven me in everything that I've done in my career for my whole life. How do we feel are best because when we do feel are best mentally. And physically. We do everything. Better. Everything clicks into place. There's alignment there's flow, there's ease their creativity there is service, right so we can't give what we don't have. So when we focus on what we have in what we don't have in a good way, I'm talking about a positive way not like I don't have the Porsche right but we can get there. But but when we can focus on truly as I was talking about yesterday, getting down to the studs and really focusing on. What we need to do to feel our best. And we start to take consistent daily action they are. Then everything's going to start to change everything everything. Now, most of us don't take care of ourselves the way we should I am at the top of that list. I've told you I, have dealt with high stress chronic stress adrenal fatigue. It was like a it is like an invisible gas in my life. Until I started taking care of other areas specifically my gut. Health. which led me to then see the stress that I was carrying. So. As we do one thing, we do all things as we fix one area of our lives we become more aware of other things. So for today, I just want to drop this into your consciousness. Where can you feel better? Right. Let's just get down to the nitty gritty here. And List. Not, in a way to make feel bad not to call us any shame but to really take an unemotional and I, think that especially as women we need to get down to that unemotional reality. Where we can just deal with it deal with it in in plain sight. So the common sense pillars of wellness that I talk about I talk about this in our new facebook group called your high definition life. I'd love for you to be a part of it. I'm just curious eating it. This is a work in progress, but the three. Weeks of living in high definition is number one to feel your best. Number to walk your talk. And when that happens, then you can impact the world in the way that you feel call to your unique expression. So today is just feeling your best and I talked about at the last two days starting with the gut. So the common sense pillars of wellness are one. Stress Reduction too. Good Quality Nutrition. Three Exercise Four Quality Sleep five being in nature and addressing your gut health. So I'm going to say those one more time, write them down if you can. And just start to look at each one of these areas of your life and I'm GonNa talk about them more in the coming weeks going to intertwine them throughout these messages. But what I what I encourage you to do is to really really look at. These areas of your wellness and like I said without the shame. But with an intelligent curiosity, how can I do better? What do I? Where do I need more information? Where do I need support? And then go do that because your health. Is the most important thing. For everything in your life for living that high-definition life.
The Divided Self
"With? We are different at home than we are at work different with family than we are with strangers different in our private thoughts than in the woods we speak. This basically is the divided self the fragmented South which has differentiated from what we can call the whole staff, the spirit, the Eagle Identity, a modified SAF, a modified sensation, literally of the whole being, which is not to identity. As a result of this, we feel different forces contending inside US House. Simple decisions become struggles of voices inside ahead. No one from the outside can repair another person's divide itself. The device itself is embedded. Saudi. It entre entre staff either. Collective fascination of fame idol. Worship for. Is All wish fulfillment? That comes from the divided staff. And in the deeper reality. It is a projection of holiness. It is something that is added on. Has a fictional idea henry idealized. Fictional identities. Through. Celebrities through sports ideas to movie says to leaders. In fact, what we're doing is projecting our ego identity to glamorous ego identity. Of course, the divide itself cannot do its own
What a Buddhist Monk Learned from Nearly Being Assasinated
"Thank you for making time for this. Really excited to talk to you. I really. WanNa. Hear your story because I've read a little bit about it and it's fascinating. Can you tell me how you first encountered Buddhism? Yes the first time I encountered Buddhism is in nineteen ninety. Lift to Uganda in nineteen ninety as students. Still mean for not fair Housing Need Gun Die Scholarship to study. INDIANA. Headed the government of India through in Yemen, extent culture program is going to pay for me to study in India. Business. That was excited. I didn't know anything about Buddhism, but the only thing that is connected to bosoms what Gautama because we studied history about Indian personalities like Mahatma, Gandhi, end Gautama Ferretti that good Mohsini Buddha. So good time. I have ever happy faintly and my story. So when I went to India I. did not that even the religion could Buddhism philosopher David so I just went to study business and until nineteen and arrived. I'm because when I arrived India, they had this strike. And then we we didn't go to school. We did started this school immediately. So then our putting a hostile where there are some people who looked very slim doing and. They have shaved head the they are putting on robes or rose. To say hello to them. So I went there then I sit hot one and the ad it beaming smile had. Happy so we became friends and in A. Long Story Short, the me into the temple I should dig would ask you then they told me about Buddhism there that Buddhists and the they told me don't take Dina just delighted breakfast. Assault then they are the ones who really told me that yes, this region called Buddhism and it took me to the temple for the first time and the temples. Good. Assure the hand. I should be behalf either in Chattanooga and that's when I I really got to know that a temple. So that's how I know about what is him but That Buddhist people edited and those most just wanted to be friends with me. I wanted to be with him and Cindy. GimMe Food they give me a minute things slowly slowly they stop telling me about. What they believe in. On time I went to Brahma, cameras, we just the boost people, but is meant tradition. The told me that debilitate Bra Mars. And I had seen one I was quite or the time in the evening Tony Oh I asked him you. Calm and peaceful way. Have you good evening? He told me he goes to meditate or. Meditation then I went there admitted with Matas and then they have discovered this that you focus on lucrative. And then you really meditated breathing in and breathe out but his commentary, right so your story piece food. Your Com nobody can destroy you. So when I finished that a mid station, I went to the monks again I told them that that'd be meditating this. Who told you to meditate thought that some of the WHO's Viacom common peaceful and told way can meditated. Then I told him what I've been doing the told me no, no, no. No you should meditate weapon go deep meditation, and now doesn't fuss time to get to know what meditation you good. Mom told me the best meditation Vision. So then I to know mutation literal. So from Buddhism. The most yeah. About Communication Gorby. I know you were raised Catholic. So, here you are in a completely different country encountering this religion for the first time a religion you didn't even know existed what about Buddhism and Meditation spoke to you given your history why was it so appealing this practice send this faith. Actually for me into the. Lack. of Meditation when I went to Meditates it was no Malini evening and then I was so stressed out in India, it's hot country I was eating hot foods and I was looking for Chatchai filled to see. Every time I went to look for because I was McCaffery those no jet unfunded when I go to the judge, this was in Hindi, a language that I don't understand. So now we're not going to judge there I was going. To check. So that. Good. That back. Then I believe like that. So now every time I go to check ECHINACEA the English obvious or gotTa salaries so which is my language I was just going to judge People just talking a foreign language and literally I said. This people have also religion could Hindus I to do what they believe in and then slowly by slowly when I went to. The fuss medication do not even a Buddhist one I did a Hindu meditation. So I sat. And mid I feel so much. More peaceful than me. When I was in chat, you know in chat sometime of silk can now is it new? Don they're going to pray things? So but that's a short time in a judge acquitted my bring. But when I was in meditation, I told really give any and. When I came out, it was so peaceful and relied rest of amongst the win admitted. So peaceful.
Its Not In Your Head, It's Your Microbiome
"Good Morning Karen. Bradley coming to you. On, this bright morning here in the Philadelphia Area I want to share with you something that popped into my mind. And that is it's not all in your head. I feel like it's time for me to come clean with you all. It's not all in your head. All of this struggle, the striving the trying to create practice in your life the feeling like you're on the wagon off the wagon, all of this. Oh, the struggle that we go through. Thinking that we're not enough thinking that we can't stay consistent with anything. It's not in your head. I've spent my entire career motivating empowering. Doing whatever I can do. To support people in feeling their best. Performing their best and about a year ago I learned that it's not all about mental motivation. It's not just about willpower and your inability or ability to stay consistent. So much of what we're dealing with right now, my friend has to do with what's happening in our gut. The Gut microbiome, the GUT brain connection. Is. Absolutely. Essential. In, staying, consistently, healthy, staying consistent in our in how we eat how we move how he sleep what we say how we act. If our gut microbiome, which is your gut environment, which is really the combination of non human bacteria and viruses in our bodies. When that is out of balance, which it is, I have to tell you for probably ninety nine point nine percent of us. Our Gut microbiome is out of balance because of lifestyle. Pharmaceuticals poor nutrition stress, right? We've all got that. Because of that are microbiome is out of balance and because our microbiome is out of balance or what's called in despite. What happens is the neuro chemicals such as Serotonin, dopamine and Gaba Norepinephrine, which is produced and stored in our gut mostly. All of those feel good and motivational neurotransmitters are imbalanced and not supporting. US effectively. Now, this conversation goes away past just six minutes, but I I needed to get it out because I've spent the last year. In deep deep understanding of how are microbiome affects our mental wellness and I want to talk to you about it. I haven't chatted with you about it up until today in these morning messages. But honestly, I'm spending probably fifty percent of my work day in how this microbiome of ours affects our mental wellness and how by improving or what's called modulating microbiome through nutritional supplements through stress reduction through improving our sleep and more how improving or microbiome improves mental wellness.
How to embrace awareness
"My friend Sir. This is daily breadth. We are in the first week of our new series total meditation. But it's no transformation is what meditation provides once you embark on the journey. The first step is realizing that awareness in some form is always present. In every moment of our life. Awareness is the backbone of everything we think feel perceive imagined or sense it is awareness that is watching this ceaselessly. And the awareness itself is not judging labeling. That relieved to the mind, the awareness is the observer of the mind itself. So awareness precedes thoughts in modern life, which is built on mental activity. No one has any idea where thoughts come from. Nothing about a brain investigates processing thoughts, feelings, or sensations. But as we wake up, so does the cosmos wake up the notion that human beings we can make the universe wake up it's very interesting notion proposed by many scientists including the physicist David Doors. Who says that it's explanatory process. That gives meaning to the universe and that actually places consciousness. Trenton Center in the creative process, you may have heard from the physicist John, argued Huila, that we live in a participatory universe. In other words, everything that we think is real out there depends on our beliefs, perceptions and observations and interpretations and expecations in here in here, meaning in our own consciousness, not own south.
Try This Meditation Before You Try to Change the World
"Hi This is Sharon. Loving. Kindness Meditation for ourselves. is a powerful way to deepen our inner strength. If we grow the sense of self respect to start with. It will allow us to draw boundaries. Responds unfair treatment. And, join with others in a sense of common cause. Let's begin. Sit comfortably. Relax. Can Close. Your eyes if you feel comfortable. We begin by actively taking delight in our own goodness. Think of a good quality that is alive within you. May Be a very small thing, but bring it to mind now. Than silently repeat phrases. That reflects what we would wish most deeply for ourselves. Using traditional phrases like. Man Live in safety. May Be Safe. Have Mental Happiness. Which is peace enjoy May Have Physical Happiness. Which means health and freedom from pain. May I live with ease? which is made the elements of daily life go easily. Not Be such a struggle. You can use these phrases or any others that are more personally meaningful to you. May Be Safe May, have mental happiness. May Have Physical Happiness. Mad Live with ease. Just gather all of your attention behind one phrase at a time. And repeat the phrases of loving kindness for yourself. It is said that we can search the entire universe. For someone who is more deserving of our love and affection than we are ourselves. Only want finding that person anywhere. So as you receive this energy coming towards you. Be In touch with that truth. We deserve to be happy. We deserve to be safe. Just, as all beings do. Maybe. Safe. May. have. Mental Happiness. I. Have Physical Happiness. Man With these. When you feel ready, you can open your eyes. You can see how developing greater self respect. and loving kindness toward ourselves. Is a doorway into deepening our own strength to care for others and the world?
Mary Oliver Is Listening to the World
"The question I always start with whether I'm interviewing physicist or poet is I'd like to hear whether there was a spiritual background here life early life your childhood however, you would define it now. Well I would defied it very differently from what I was a child. I was said to Sunday school as many kids are. And then I had trouble with the resurrection. So I would not join the church but I was still probably more interested than many of the kids did at enter the church it's been one of the most important interests of my life. And continues to be. And it doesn't have to be Christianity I'm very much taken with the poet. Rumi who is a Muslim Sufi poet. And read him every day. and. Have no answers but have some suggestions I know that a life is much richer with spiritual. Part. To it. And I also think nothing is more interesting. So I, cling to it right and then. You I mean you talk about growing up in a sad depressed place a difficult place I mean in another you don't you don't Belabor this I mean in another place there's a place you talk about. Your one of many thousands who've had insufficient childhoods. But that you spend a lot of your time walking around the woods. Yes Ohio I did and and I think it saved my life. I to this day I, don't care for the enclosure of buildings. It was a very bad childhood. For everybody, every member of the household, not just myself I. Think. And I escape did. Barely with years of. Trouble. But I did find that the entire world. In looking for something. But. I got saved by poetry and I got saved by the beauty of the world. Yeah and and there's such a convergence of those things. Yeah. It seems all the way through in your life as a poet. It is it is a convergence and. Have a little difficulty now having lived for fifty years in small town in the north. I'm trying very hard to love the mangroves. Well I know it takes a while I have to say you and your poetry. For. Me are so closely identified with province town this and that part of the world and. And that kind of dramatic weather. Yes. Kind of shore. Yes. and so when I you know and I had this amazing opportunity to come visit you and I and I look and great, we're going to Cape Cod. To Florida. Well, I just sold by Condo to a very dear. this summer. And I bought a little house start here, which is needs very serious reconstruction. So I'm not yet. But sometimes, it's time for the age. Though for all those years for decades of your writing. This picture was there view this pleasure of walking and writing and? I don't know standing with your notebook. Yes and actually writing while you're walking. Yes. I did it and it is, and it seems like such a gift that you've found that way to be a writer and have that daily. Have Well I. Don't as I say I don't like buildings. Yeah. So I was I the only the only record I broken in school was truancy. I went to the woods a lot with with books right Whitman in the. Knapsack. But I also liked motion. So I just began with these little notebooks and scribbled things as I they came to me and then work them into poems later. And always I wanted the I many of the poems I did this I did this. I saw this I I wanted them the I to be the possible reader. rather than about myself it was about an experience that happened to be mind but could well have been anybody else's and that was my feeling about the I. I have been criticized by one editor who felt that the I would be felt as ego. And I thought well I'm going to risk it and see. And I think it worked. It adjoined. The reader into the experience of the poem. I became the kind of person who did the walking in the scribbling yeah. But shared it. Yeah. If if they wanted it, yes. You also use this word. You know there's this place where you're talking about. Writing while walking listening deeply and I love this listening listening conviviality. Yes. Yeah and listening really to the world the stick to the world. Well, I I did that I still do it. I still
Mindfulness Interview With Dr Sarah Shaw
"Dr Sarah Shah, Faculty member, and lecturer at the University of Oxford. She has taught and published numerous works on the history and practices of Buddhism including an introduction to Buddhist Meditation and the spirit of meditation. Without further delay years the audio from my interview, with Dr. Sarah. What inspired you to write this book I something. That's always interested me. I always noticed that mindfulness gets described in different ways in different historical periods and then Chased Kim and Nicola as. Shambala actually. Asked me to do is short history of mindfulness to make it very short, which is very, very difficult at, but I enjoy doing something that's just always interested me, bitch. I read articles about mindfulness and they can be quite rigid about it's this or it's that or it's this. Anak must have hundreds of my computer on some of them are really quite dogmatic but what I liked to its way in different settings would just get his slightly differently and has a slightly different feel and application with an underlying threader voltages. Pull that keep things alive by soon changing formulations wraps looking at them in you setting so. That seems the mindful way to approach the subject. So I. Really. Enjoyed it. It's great. It's interesting how? Like you mentioned how? Many different ways there are to use the word right when somebody says, I'm trying to be more mindful. You almost have to ask what what does that mean to you because there are so many interpretations of what it means to be mindful I think the people. In what's one person needs may be different from another person so I wouldn't want to be rigid about how it should be interpreted. Well that's great and and tell me a little bit about your background with with Buddhism with mindfulness Where did you? Where did all that start your interest in this topic? I started meditation many years ago. When. I was at Manchester University and that's what I I really encountered word mindfulness in Buddhist searching. Amusingly my meditation teacher told me that he hadn't met many people who is so unmindful the tolerating needs to didn't. Have I think that's A. Problem for academics, you can get very over focused. News surroundings. So I was intrigued by then and I try to sit down I have ever since I'm not sure I've ever really found out what she chews. On still craft it enjoy trying to rouse. I love how the title of the Book you know brings up right away to things where where does it come from and what does it mean if you had to answer that short way to somebody in an elevator? How would you answer that? Where where does it come from and what does it mean? And I would say it comes from is, is any one place Lipa come from coolest A cells that cindy the only person who can be mindful and do something about which is on self. And what it means. I would say. An attentive alertness to. Worship brings health to the mind. Something like that. Yeah I like that I think it seems like sometimes at least the way at. That mindfulness has evolved in the West. there seems to be a tendency to think of mindfulness as an altered state. and. It seems to me like what you're describing as more of an altered trait. It's a way of being. I can affect everything that we do rather than thinking. Well, here's my normal ordinary life and when I mindful I'm separate from that. It's this other state that I'm in. It it would be nice to be mindful of time I think we will have lapses one consent it'd be mindful day life it helps. Hopes to be mindful in daily life and one one needs to, of course in meditation. So it's something that can be there all the time how you arouse it sounds different circumstances might be different but the quality. Certainly according to the Buddhist tradition is that when the mind is healthy and Alert. Does a Buddhist fishing called the epidemic and it says that when mindfulness is present, lots of other factors come into play too like. Confidence. In this. Huma. Balance a lot of these other qualities come in as well. Yeah. What's Nice as the moment that we are mindful of the fact that we're not mindful we've already started right? We've already. A good a good point. Yeah So, what would you say is the biggest Maybe, misconception that you've encountered about mindfulness. I'm. Really, think very much in those terms actually oddly enough because I am an academic, that's what we're trying to do a misconception. I would say that the notion that it's somehow something that is very different from daily experience and I think that's probably one and does something that. Is owned by anybody at. The. Particular A. Just, save it. Psychology knows what mindfulness is in a way to. Practice, space traditions. Up Stem tool that Everybody will have found some way of arousing alertness and the attentiveness of mindfulness under different circumstances.
A Morning Message On Waking Up
"All right yesterday I was full of. Spitting Vinegar for sure. So if you haven't listened to yesterday's episode just brace yourself. Brace yourself because I had this. Kind of Ha as I was walking down the stairs down to my gym, my apartment building. And I want to explain a little bit more about moments like that, and that's the beauty of these warning messages. My friend is this is uncensored. I don't want to Polish these morning messages a want you to feel the intensity or the sadness or the true emotion. As. It is emerging for me. Because if it's doing it for me, it's doing it for you in some way, and this is the whole idea. Of Waking, up. What does it mean to wake up? You may have heard this expression. That you know you meditate to become enlightened. Well, it doesn't mean that you're GONNA sit or go up to cave and spend the rest of your life glancing at your navel so to speak. Waking up means seeing reality. As it is without filter. and. It may just happen for a second here or there. And you may see the truth. And know the truth. And you know what scratch that there is no, may it is happening? All the time. George Leonard Said No, it was Leonard Cohen said. Something about it's the crack in the wall, it's how the light gets in. There are these moments that are happening all day long we're we are waking up to the truth where we have the hunch where we have the impulse where we know what's right and what's wrong. Where we know what we need and what we don't need. And when we are able to recognize. That moment. And Trust. that. This is true. That's how we begin to really change our lives. It's how we begin to walk. In our own way. To. Think. It's like march to our own beat I totally mix up mess metaphors all the time. My husband loves to make fun of me because I'm always mixing metaphor. So bear with me in my imperfection. But seriously. Yesterday as I was walking down the stairs I had this. piff any that I was allowing the news feed. To enter my psyche. Without permission. And so that's why I just turned on my voice recorder and and spewed out to you because I want you to know what it feels like to have that kind of moment of awakening. It's happening all day long. But here's what usually happens. One, we are so caught in our busy business and doing this. That, we don't. Allow. Ourselves. To. Experience. To, even just stop like I stopped on the landing of that stairwell. To make a change because it was that powerful. And it's happening for you. These hunches? These these knocks on the door. These whispers in your ear. All Day Long. Can you recognize it's happening. And Trust Yourself. Your. Gut Your. Inspiration your intuition. This is how we start to become self authoring individuals. Making our own choice. Listening to our own voice moving from that place seeing reality as it is. Now. It doesn't happen overnight. There's very, very few people who have had awakenings and the are permanent awakenings forever. For most of us, it's these little glimpses. These moments. Of Light. Right the cracks in the wall with a light gets in. It's like Oh my God look at that. That's it. And if there's anything or any reason why I do what I do Not because I'm enlightened 'cause I am far from it. But I trust these moments I trust him because I've allowed them in. And have allowed myself to investigate them. And all I am doing right here is, is that whisper in your ear to trust yourself?
How To Stay Centered When Youre Skiing Off a Cliff With Angel Collinson
"Great, to meet you yeah Sundays to meet to shout out to my friend Josh Simpson for mixing our mutual friend Josh MCI totally. Thanks Josh. How did you get into meditation? Well. I was always really interested in Buddhism growing up. I'm not sure why I ski raised at a pretty high level from a young age and I've found that it was just something that I was already doing to clear my mind before competitions. But really what got me into it was when I started doing some more of the quote unquote extreme stuff and also finding my spiritual identity or just the way that I wanted to relate to life in the way that I wanted to find meaning for my own life and I'd heard a lot about meditation and I was dating a boyfriend that helped get me into it and that was about ten years ago. Would your practice look like now? Now, I have a lot of time that I spend on the road and I really liked to use APPs yeah I, really love your up. I also really love Waking Up Sam Harris's up I'm here. I mean he's really good friend and he's a great teacher. Yeah. Both of those are awesome nurtured head space but there's something about the APP that keeps me accountable I. Don't necessarily need it for today practice, but sometimes, it just has more accountability to make me sit down for at least ten minutes every day. But usually I like to do some different sort of breath work and. Short visualization stuff. You know that's really helpful like visualizations, a tool that I use both in my meditation practice when I'm trying to still the crazy chaotic water sometimes that life. Presents us with and you know visualization also like every day in my skiing practice when I'm trying to visualize my lines and stuff I take time in the morning to kind of run through the ideal scenario that my life would like that the run would look like and sometimes it's three minutes and ten minutes sometimes it's forty five, but it's just whatever I can make time for. Okay to use the term line. Yeah. So. What does that mean? So, align basically refers to the run that you ski down the mountain. So what I do is it's called big mountain skiing other people that aren't familiar think of it as extreme skiing, but they get dropped off in helicopters and it's up to us to choose the way down the mountain and. Everyone's second. I'm sorry to interrupt you because you're underplaying this I just watch the videos you you just like casually said, yeah we get dropped off in helicopters like it's no big deal. A helicopter takes you and put you on top of really stand place where nobody's supposed to be like don't even yaks of their. Whatever mount goes nothing. Is like the tip of a sort of a at the top of a mountain but it's kind of like a ridge. It's a running ridge and this line I saw you skiing they dump you out of a helicopter and you ski down and then like there's like a little avalanche following you and you're jumping off rocks. It's crazy. For you. I'm still here. Yes. Don't do it again we'll have to wait. I can't imagine how your parents feel watching this anyway. So you're saying line is they dropped off the helicopter and then you kind of it's actually not a straight line you're skiing down you have to ask you can't. It's not like a well groomed straight line course you're skiing around obstacles Yeah it's pretty challenging art to master because what we do is we fly into the basin of a mountain Rangers Cirque and then all the athletes stand at the bottom and we look up at the face right the mountain face and there's cliffs there's a little sub ridges. There's all these things that you kind of have to get image in your head of how you want to navigate through the obstacles and how you WanNa. Make your unexciting how you're GonNa manage what you just called the avalanche we call it Slough. It's loose moving snow that isn't technically an avalanche, but it can. Sweep you off your feet if you cross under it. So it's this whole navigational plan that you have to make in your head from the bottom. But then when you fly the top get dropped off on top a lot of times, there's blind rollovers you can't actually see the markers and so it's kind of this art form of piecing together. What you thought was that little cliff, the tip of that rock that should be really easy to identify and making share. You know you're fifty feet to the right of that and kind of doing that the hallway down it's yeah, it's exciting. That's one way to. I I watched a video of you and I recommend everybody watch these videos because it's. Just to say somebody. A big mountain skier or an extreme skier does it zero justice? You actually need to see it and we'll put in the show notes. I. Was watching a video of you and you can see exactly what you just described. You're standing there looking at the face of the mountain and you can tell your very concentrated. You're taking it in and it sounds like internally you're visualizing. Go, and then I saw you put abandon over your whole face. Was that part of Leser messing around. Okay. Happens more often than the visualization to be honest. But so you're looking you've been doing this long enough. You've been doing this a pretty a pretty small and you're looking at them. So you you're able to really take in what am I seeing here in is this feasible but then I've also read that you get in the helicopter to go do the thing and sometimes you just referenced it sometimes, you see oh that what looked like a little cliff is actually something different, i? Don't know if there is such thing as a little cliff but anyway and do you ever decide oh? No No, I'm not doing this thing. Yeah. I think that's also where meditation has really helped me because sometimes it's easy to let what you think. You're capable of or what you think. You can accomplish for that day get in the way of the reality of things you know maybe it's the conditions or maybe it's you're not firing on all cylinders or whatever, and being able to back down actually as. People ask you like what's your proudest moment you know and I would say it's times when I stepped away from stuff that I really wanted or knew I was capable of but had to have the self awareness to be like this isn't the day for it and you know we learned the hard way too. That's how you learn how to trust your intuition is. Follow it and things go wrong and then you're like Oh that's what that was trying to tell me
3 Ways Mindfulness Simplifies Life
"Three ways. Mindfulness simplifies life by Kathryn beard with simply fiercely dot com. A few years ago. I felt massively overwhelmed with life though nothing particularly overwhelming was going on I felt like there was something weighing me down the days seem to merge into each other nells going through the motions of my daily routine without even noticing what I was doing as I searched endlessly on the Internet for ways to make myself feel calmer I came across the likes of Marie Condo light by cocoa and Caroline Rector of unfair easy dot com. All to read these ladies has something in common. They spoke of how minimalism downsizing can greatly improve your life. Those never the type of person to hold onto sentimental stuff is clothes in my closet still at the tags on them because I told myself, I may wear them some day. I had moved around a few times in the previous years in only realized how much stuff I owned when it came time to pack everything up. Once I learned about minimalism I was convinced downsizing would be the answer to all of my problems after all maybe the clutter around me was weighing me down. I immediately started to declutter thing by pared down my belongings and embraced a capsule Wardrobe I dug twenty fifteen the year of less and I felt great about the way my stuff wasn't overwhelming me anymore. Of course, things didn't stay that way forever. There was a part of me that thought I still feel overwhelmed I was convinced that minimalism would make my life feel perfect because it was simple because they are rid of the stuff that didn't bring me joy. I thought instantly feel more joy. The naive. The situation was that I still had a lot of work to do on myself beyond the things I owned though my life looked calmer and clutter free on the outside I'll still overwhelmed and anxious on the inside don't get me wrong. There are so many benefits downsizing but there's also some inner work that needs to take place in order to appreciate. Will we have once we've simplified? Not sure of the exact moment when I learned about the concept of mindfulness. But as soon as I did it changed everything for me, mindfulness means living in the current moment without worrying about the future or the past. Once I understood this concept I recognized that the overwhelming worrying my life, the kind that can be routed by decluttering my stuff was caused because was living in the future. Over the years that I've been living more mindful lifestyle life has felt a little simpler because I know we all dream of simpler and calmer lives I'm sharing. Three ways that mindfulness has helped me live more simply on a deeper level. Mindfulness helps me identify priorities. Mindfulness helps me to clearly see what's important since Guinea started with mindfulness. My head space has become a lot clearer. Mindfulness has helped me to discern between actual problems and ones. They don't really need to worry about I've better identified was important to me because I can think more clearly without getting distracted by outside noise also become more mindful about what I let into mental and physical space have set clear boundaries on what I'm willing to spend time and money on. Mindfulness, helps me making better decisions. Longer feel so torn about whether I should do this or that I've been able to tune into my intuition know what feels right to me rather than going back and forth on decisions like should I buy this or Shatman that party of a better sense of who I am and what I stand for, which means it simpler to make decisions? Mindfulness helps me feel more content with what I already have. Mindfulness has helped me to leave behind the idea that I need new things all the time as someone who used to spend countless hours at the mall and online browsing. I know how exciting it can feel to buy new things. Of course, new things are exciting but have become a lot more content with what I already have in my life because mindfulness encourages me to live in the current moment I spend less time worrying about adding new things into my life and more time enjoying what I already have. If you've been struggling with overwhelming wondering why life doesn't feel quite as simple as you like it to be consider making mindfulness part of your routine living in the moment is a lot easier said than done, but it's definitely worth the effort.