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The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: The Quantum Domain
"Welcome back to daily Brett departure pro today. We discussed the second level of existence as some people understand this second level. Let's call it information. Let's call it for lack of a bridge a expression right down. The quantum domain is a word that implies the smallest indivisible unit of energy that is contained in the universe a quantum is the smallest unit of waves of energy and information structuring. The universe. It's the it of the universe you might say the bit of Are By you might say the bit Andy of the universe in that. It's the beginning point from the quantum vacuum into quantum events in two states of energy and information which ultimately John's transform into the appearance of physical matter according to the scientific paradigm there are many other ways of explaining this. But let's not just stay with this level of existence which we are calling the level of energy or information or the level of the quantum. This is a more subtle level of existence if the level of energy and information therefore not as substantial as the material level. It's insubstantial your mind. Utah Ego are actually back. It's of energy and information. They're part of this quantum domain even though physical lists will deny this. But that's neither here nor there. The physically materials scientists Sam taking liberty with word quantum and yes. I am so think of the word quantum right number as the way physics dogs about it but also as a metaphor and when we do that we realized that the material world is a subset of this other more physical non-physical and when we do that we realized that the material world is a subset of this more non-physical would every child today has heard the famous Formula Weinstein easy to MC squared energy. Quills mass and mass. Of course is related to matter so energy by bringing different frequencies becomes everything becomes the chair? I'm sitting on and also the body that amusing to sit on the chair. We see that we are all part of a collective energy field. Inflammation failed a common energy and inflammation soup that is manifesting as you mean everything else in the universe. At this level there is no solidity and bureau all constantly shedding portions of our energy fields in inflammation fields with each other. We're all connected.
Holding it Together When Things Fall Apart | Pema Chodron
"Our guest this week has seemingly been trying to prepare us for this pandemic for years through a series of very popular books with titles such as when things fall apart welcoming the unwelcome and the wisdom of no escape. But as you're about to hear Pem Trojan is anything but gloom even though the title sound a little gloomy like all the great meditation teachers. I've had the good fortune to encounter. She has a real lightness in a sense of humor about her. As you will hear that said notwithstanding her chipper demeanor she has worked really hard to point out to her readers and her many students that ground listeners and uncertainty are fundamental facts of life which are as we all know becoming increasingly salient in our current crisis. Pamacho her name as I said she was born deirdre Bloomfield in Connecticut. She lived a rather conventional life going to UC Berkeley becoming a schoolteacher. Having a pair of kids but after a rough divorce she found herself adrift. And during that time she discovered Tibetan Buddhism and ultimately shaved her head and became a nun. She's now in her mid eighties. She lives in rural Nova Scotia. Where she's the director of Gamco Abby and we connected with her via old school landline. So you'll hear that. In the audio we talked to her about a bunch of things including how to actually as she recommends and one of the aforementioned book titles how to actually welcome the unwelcome. We also discussed how to befriend your demons how to sympathize without being stupid how to lighten up in the face of fear and how to embrace chaos as and this is a quote here extremely good news so here we go hello This is Dan Harris Cohen. Hello this is Hammer Children. Nice to connected. You Nice to talk to you again. Are you in New York? I am in New York right in the heart. Oh Yeah Wow. That's a hard place to be right now. That is a statement of fact. It is a hard place to no question. How how are you? Situate US. Where where are you exactly? And and how are you? I'm I'm good. I'm very well as a healthy and good. I'm in Nova Scotia and Ahmed COMPO ABBEY. Which is very remote in a kind of a very natural setting on the ocean. Far North in Nova Scotia Cape Breton Island. And we've had to close to anyone coming in but the community if like we're as they say sheltering in place where all sheltering in place together and just doing what we were doing before you know so. But we're very aware of course heightened awareness of what's happening With virus and the amount of suffering and death so that's very strong but in terms of being healthy we are and in terms of you know being able to our life is not claustrophobic. I guess you could say that. So we feel fortunate that way. I'm glad to hear that you're relatively unaffected but I I also hear that you're saying that you can't help but be aware of the global situation. Oh yeah yeah very much so very much so I was. I was looking at some of your book. Titles just read them back to you but when things well welcome welcoming the unwelcome comfortable with certainty the wisdom of no escape. I was thinking. It's like you've been trying to prepare us for this for decades. That's true I it's true actually I Win My primary teacher Jokin trump. Oh I live. He taught a lot about difficult times. We'll be coming and you should be preparing yourself to be strong and resilient and compassionate so that when things are difficult. It's like rather than catch the flu. You'll be there to help people you know. So that made a big impression on me to train working with difficulty when it wasn't so intense you know and everybody had plenty of difficulty to work with but I was always thinking of of things getting worse. Globally yes so the book titles somewhat reflect that and encouragement to work work with your heart and mind so that you could be Sort of steady and Able to be of benefit in these times I suspect people listening to this earth thinking to themselves in all caps. How how do I welcome the unwelcome on? How do I come comfortable with uncertainty? How do you to your teacher? Has a quote. Chaos should be regarded as extremely good news. How do I do all that? Sounds great but what I do I do that. Yeah well I. It's like well now. I make a pitch for the books which filled with instruction you know so. The basic thing is to have a meditation practice in which you become increasingly self aware. You're able to self reflect and you're conscious of your own habitual patterns and your own tendencies toward fear or aggression or whatever it might be you know self aggression aggression towards others and then the teachings are about when you can acknowledge. What's happening with you? Then the teachings are don't make yourself bag you know. Don't turn this into some kind of enemy but cultivate a kind attitude towards your own virtual patterns and don't act them out but don't repress them but be there get to know their energy very well with Kind open heart and mind so even that sounds might sound good but then the question is well. How do you do that but you do it? By starting to meditate people have many different styles of meditation. But most Buddhist Meditation has a lot of similarity to it and it's all about a open acceptance of whatever arises without getting caught in good and bad thinking. So that's where you start you start with acknowledging what's happening with you and then the expression is always something like making friends with that or being friendly towards that or you know welcoming that. I try not to use language. That's too corny but nevertheless I I use it quite a bit of it in any case like embrace and some things like that so that's the basis and from that you begin to get in touch as time goes on. You begin to have confidence. Really that fundamentally you are good person and you have habitual patterns to work on. But you have the strength in you to do that. And then an takes a lot of patients and sense of humor. But you work with yourself that way and That doesn't maybe sound so in a linear way how that adds up to being able to be comfortable with uncertainty. But in fact that's where it leads you because you get comfortable with the unpleasantness or the fear producing quality of seeing yourself so clearly you know but then the idea is to make friends with that so then the other thing that always taught is that to the degree that you can be friendly to yourself you will be friendly towards others to the degree that you can make friends with yourself unconditionally. You'll be able to have an unconditional regard and openness to other people.
How Not to Say Stupid Stuff When You're Stressed
"Guys. It's Friday so we're dropping bonus in this week we've got to. We've got a good one as many of you have experienced. Perhaps I'll just be myself. I've definitely experienced this. Sometimes you get stressed you say dump stuff And that has it's happening to me. Still even after having meditated for over a decade but in in Buddhism. There's a way to deal with this. They call it right speech or mindful speech and the Great Susan. Hiver a meditation teacher based in the Boston area has thought a lot about this. She's written a lot about this and she recently joined me for an episode of T. P. H. Live where we discussed this subject and took questions from the audience? Tv H live for the uninitiated. Is this show. We do on on weekdays three eastern Pacific where we do alive guided meditation for a few minutes and then we take questions from the audience. The session that you're about to hear was with me and and with Susan and we talk about rights beach and being mindful of your speech and she also guides the meditation in the beginning. By the way. You're going to hear my son. Alexander playing in the background Since was recorded Live we don't have a lot of control but what's going on in my apartment at the time and Yeah so if you're okay with that listen on here we go Susan Piper. Hey everybody welcome T. ph live live from my living room if you hear background noise that is my son. Alexander playing with toys in the background tried to talk him into going into his room but didn't work so the role with like good meditators Speaking of good meditators we've got A great teacher today. Susan Piper beaming in from some of Massachusetts. I think they pronounce it. You know if you're speaking the king's English you'll be Somerville locally at some level and Susan. Thanks for joining. Us really appreciate it. I'M SO GLAD TO BE HERE. Appreciate you having our. It's our pleasure You you were a hit last time so it really great to have you back again and I wanted to talk about the subject. Which is I mean incredibly Germain and relevant these days of speech you know how we communicate with other people that Buddhist McCall it right speech Why why in particular is on your mind? These days do something wrong. I I don't know how can avoid doing something wrong in this environment. It's this topic. Came to mind because it's crazy out there. Y'All are people saying all sorts of things. They're people getting in arguments because we're isolated from each other. All we have a speech you know. That's our sole means of communication. It's all happening in the ether. It's so easy to project onto and everybody's uncertain humanity tends not to wear uncertainty well and we WANNA make up explanations for why. This is happening why that's happening and and were isolated. So uncertainty plus isolation leads to some crazy stuff. I online and at home. So how does a muting myself while you're answering? Because it's getting Routing the backdrop here so how. How can meditation help us with our speech? Well that's a very good question and so I just the definition of right speech which is a classical definition mean. Nobody has to be a Buddhist obviously to practice any of this but the whole Buddhist Path. of liberation is called the eightfold path. Right view right intention right speech number three so it's way up there and write speeches no lying. No abusive speech know divisive speech and no idol speech or no gossip. So we're everybody's telling you know it's really hard to find anyone who's not lying even if you think you're not lying people are just spouting things they actually haven't verified. That counts ally. There's I mean I don't have to explain that there's abusive speech and there's divisive speech and then there's Got Gossiping so it's hard not to do those things because we're human beings we get scared and we get angry and what what is needed before we open. Our PILES IS SPACE. Just some little space and then we can have some agency over what comes out and meditation is the practice of creating that space over and over again with every breath get absorbed in your thoughts as you know. And then you see that and you let go to letting go is quite delightful because immediately. There's a space and in meditation. You come back to the breath but in life you could come back to the good intentions of your kind heart or you know the needs of the person in front of you or the truth of your feelings about without that space. There's just reflexive nonsense. Speaking for myself I was just GonNa say speaking for myself. I'm still doing a reflexive nonsense. hopefully a little bit less So so we've invoke meditation when we do a little bit and then we'll at and let me tell people who are watching live. I know a lot of you. Don't watch live but those are watching. Live if you could send questions on this issue in particular. That'd be great Send any questions you want. We'll probably GONNA give us in preference to relevant questions but even if they're irrelevant. Send away so Susan Myself and you WanNa take over left to thank you so I thank you for being willing to sit and rest your minds so meditation practice very simple. Take a comfortable seat which basically means sit up straight. Unless you don't feel well then lie down and relax meaning while you're sitting up straight. Soften soften the front body the belly the area around the heart the shoulders times of stress. It can feel like the shoulders are like all the time but you can just let them let everything roll off your back. The mouth is closed and the reason the mouth is closed and meditation is. Because you don't have to say anything and that is a delightful luxury so let all the muscles of speech relax throat the jaw the tongue and let the inclination to speak relax to and enjoy not having to prove anything justify question and notice that inside there actually is no one talking anyway so it is quiet and you can rest in that quiet
Be Inspired By Paula Peralta
"Hey Mindful tribe. We have energy in house. We're following the energy. I've got an awesome guest today. I'm so excited I've got Paulo. Peralta and Paula is just filled. She's brimming with energy and positivity and great vibes and all of that stuff. Hey Paula are you in mindfulness mode? Today I think so my goodness what an introduction. Thank you so. I'm so happy to be here Bruce. Nothing while I'm happy to have you on the show. Paula Peralta is a celebrity hair stylist. Now how cool is that? She's a business and empowerment coach. Well and according to some standards. Though I get this she has done everything wrong to achieve success. Isn't that something different? Well but Paula exudes joy and she's experiencing more success now than ever before in her entire life. She loves to share. How taking a back step from living life? On everyone else's terms was the best move she ever made. And I'm going to repeat that sentence because I didn't say quite right. Paula loves to share. How taking a step back from living life on everyone else's terms was the best move she ever made. Paula helps her clients. Visualize how they can create a new life even with a blank slate. She believes it's possible to make a career change at almost every stage in life and well. We're in COVID. Nineteen right now and we're in a pandemic and a lot of us are locked down. Many of us have lost our jobs and things can be looking pretty bleak. But we've got this amazing woman on the show who understands that you can make a career change if you need to and it doesn't matter what stage of life you're at so. I'm excited to talk to you about all of this stuff paula. But first of all. What does mindfulness mean to you? So for me. It's really about getting to who you are and really understanding that you actually are the most valuable product like. What if you being? You is actually the gift this required change the world and when you take time to strip away all of the other narratives in all of the projections expectations judgments rejections that we often face in this world are a lot of the things that we have projected us from even a very young age When once you start to strip away bats where you are. That's like the beautiful pony that you are and it's like for not space you can literally create anything and from space you can ask the question with total is what else is possible here that. I haven't even considered a not so you can actually start to create a life that you don't need a vacation from an all of that is for me. What really about being super present or what you call mindfulness mode like that's being present and being like the creative director of your own life. Looks like for me cool. So what is it about you that makes it so that you can help someone veer in a totally different direction in their life and career? How what what talents and abilities do you have? That can help people do that. Well one I made a lot of mistakes in my own life. Okay like I did everything wrong and follow purposes. I definitely am. I think by this reality standards but failure I dropped out of college just because it wasn't for me. I started at career and got laid off five years in. I completely started over with by business twice my salon business. And you know now when we're in you know we're obviously the times of Covid nineteen and I'm again looking at like stepping away from certain aspects. Business that no longer work for me. So it's like it's been kinda failure after failure after change after change. That's the first thing. And then also I'm a certified facilitated access consciousness Which is really focused on empowering people to know that they know so you know what's true for you and you know it's going to work for feel and you have unawareness and so when you're actually following your knowing when actually the greatest possibilities can show up in the universe in have your back so those are. Kinda two things but just a lot of trial and error just really using tools to to get to a space where I trust myself. I trust my awareness that I really can follow the universe. So what do you spend most of your time? Doing Paula. Well it depends on the date so I spent a lot of my time facilitating Either one on one with my clients or I will explode classes as well. A lot of my classes are focused on being you a joint business. A lot of business than money classes but the more energetic cited the more. What's true for you like if you weren't necessarily following the latest Forbes or whatever the public the business publications Is Great Information in the form? But it's also whipped. You you know like what do you know about business and if you are truly creating your own reality what would that look like and so. I spend a lot of time. This'll take not and then I also I obviously like I said I own a salon in Los Angeles California and I work behind the chairs. The hairdresser and I spend a lot of time not only do my guest hair but facilitating them on the traditional issues. That people have in life whether it's relationship or money or business or kids or you know families always a big wind or their bodies So that actually is got started as an harm coach is. I was working with so many hairdresser earth sorry while hairdressers as well while I was working with so many clients. Who are coming into bogs down by by you know all of the projections of of this reality and I started to look at what like. What can I actually choose here? That would contribute not only to them having beautiful hair when they walked out but having not pep in their step and feeling empowered to go out into the world and be them so. That's kind of how we how we got started so now for mindful tribe for some of our listeners. Who Don't know this. Can you explain what is access consciousness Sherry? So it's a set of tools again like I said. I'm conscious of the set of tools that empowers you to know that you now. So every every projection or expectation that we often gay thrown upon us whether it's because our gender or race or our economic status or like where we're at in the family or what are familiar roles are so all of those things they are. There often is a certain narrative projected and so access conscious. Actually has is a set of tools. That help you get to you if that can be part of you but if you weren't defined by all of those things like where are you and if you were functioning as you choosing for you including the reality that you know as possible which is often reality beyond this reality. That other people aren't talking about like what what would actually be possible like what could show. What could you create? What could you choose like? Who would you be and not? That's what I actually really love that. Because it's empowering you to know that you know so what's your story. How did you first become connected to access consciousness? Yes so I I read a book Dr Hair here. Who's one of the CO creators boxes? Consciousness he wrote a book called being a change in the world and there are some really pragmatic tool than it and I read the book. I've toyed with the and he was doing a like a taster kind of short evening. Kinda MEET-AND-GREET AIR I went over to it actually lived in San Francisco from L. A. So I worked two fold in the salon. I hop on a plane was like tire screeching by Uber to get to the hotel in time out to to see his presentation but it just it was. There was such a kindness. Gentleness But this strength in this empowerment behind everything that he said that was like such a It was such a gift and one of the things I love. The most to access consciousness is it's not it's not about like trusting the it is a set of tools but but Dane and Gary Gay Douglas. He's also the CO founder co creator of access consciousness. He says don't trust me. Trust you like what do you know what they you know. So it's it's such a cool different conversation of like always getting to more you. What do you know what do you know? What tools can you use? What's your awareness? If you were truly being you hear like what would you choose and for me? That's such A. It's such a different invitation in a world. That's often projecting it like how to be who to be what to be where to be. When do we so and it's changed. It's completely changed my reality so you know it's changed my relationship with my body exchange. You do business. And it's just my life just continues to get greater so
Don't Let This Crisis Go To Waste | Roshi Joan Halifax
"Our guest this week is definitely not arguing that the pandemic is a good thing but she also believes that we shouldn't let a good crisis go to waste as they sometimes say in politics. This is a wakeup call. She says a chance I to really take a beat and ask ourselves what actually matters. How do we want to do this? Life both individually and as a culture her name is Rashid. Joan Halifax PhD. She is She's this is our second appearance on the show. She is a major figure in the in the American Buddhist seen. She's a Buddhist teacher. As an priest anthropologist a pioneer in the field of end of life care. She's the founder Abbot and head teacher at. Up Institute ends then center in Santa Fe New Mexico. She was speaking to us from her bedroom. There for this podcast and her motto for this crisis as you will hear is strong back. Soft Front. Chill. Explain what that means and much more. Here we go. Joan Halifax Super High Dan. Where are you? I'm in my wife's closet. I could make a comment about that. I mean you're in a safe place. You can make any comment you want. I. I am in a safe place but I have to watch out about my comments broadcast out there. I feel a little embarrassed sometimes. Fair enough fair enough. Let me start with a question. That may historically pre-crisis was perfunctory question. But actually now is a very interesting question which is how are you well? I'm actually fine. I was fine pre-crisis and in the race in the middle of this thing. I'm feeling very fortunate to be sheltering with twenty four people at the center and having a strong practice and also having the opportunity to cook food for homeless people which is delivered safely and also the kind of zoom world which I was not particularly involved prior to the crisis talking to the vacuum on zoom. It is really kind of bizarre situation. But I'm getting more comfortable sharing the Dharma to the zoom space. So it sounds like you're doing fine but what are your observations about the state of the world? That's a small question. Well this podcast. You can answer for as long as you'd like yeah. I'm very interested in what is happening. I will say that I feel like I was born to be in the middle of this mess. It's kind of charnel. Ground a global charnel ground and I also an anthropologist and a former lifetime so it's just for me an incredible process that we're in where we're reflecting the aspects that have been written about in terms of what is right of passage. We're seeing it at a global level and I don't know what the outcome will be one of the things that glassman she taught me was to really sit with not knowing and we're in this experience of radical uncertainty right now. There's just no way that we can predict what the outcome of all this will be. You know although there are intimations from and others about the possibility of a pandemic but I think you know there's a kind of global oblivion that has been operational for a little bit too long suddenly. We've gotten this invisible wakeup call and it is fascinating and it is frightening. And it is compounded by the fact that literally millions of people are in social isolation and it is as I said an opportunity for us to look deeply at our lives on our lives in relationship to people who are less Economically could I say stable affluent and also to look the effects of our lives the environment? So you know as I said Dad. This is like a right of passage where we're in the first phase of that rite of passage and rites of passage were described by. Arnold Van. Hannah who was a Dutch ethnologist. Who wrote a very important book? In the Nineteen Twenties on rites of passage and it became the model that anthropologists mythologised used to actually look at the contours of transformation and transformational processes that individuals as well as cultures. Go through and Ben Hannah Fascinating. Enough identified the first phase of a rite of passage as separation. And we're in it. I mean our experience of social isolation is an absolute perfect conditions for us to withdraw from our ordinary lives. Our normal lives to be put into solitude so to speak and to not have access to others or to our habitual ways of living and consuming. That have been part of our lives forever. So we're in the phase of separation and then then describes the second phase and that phase is called the threshold experience and the world the word threshold. There's the same feeling and meaning as the word thrash and I feel like we are globally. Being thrashed economies are being thrashed the corporate world. Not so bad. Maybe that it's being thrashed but also people who live in communities of poverty material poverty. They are being thrashed and our racism is becoming much more visible and as well. I think we're at a time where we are. In a certain way seeing the dissolution of a how you could call it exactly but the dissolution of a world that has been built out of an unjust economy that has had profound environmental implications.
Mindfulness for Children With Kamala Alcantara
"Good day and welcome to episode two hundred sixty one of live happy now. This is Paul thanking you for joining us again. This week most of us are aware already of how important it is to be able to use tools like mindfulness and meditation to help Create Intercom. But it's tough as it is for adults master. Imagine what it's like for a child. This week's yet has created a way to teach children things like meditation. Mindfulness Yoga and more with the help of some very cute. Ninja bunnies camelot. All Kante is co founder and chief content officer of Ninja focus an APP that helps young children learn breathing techniques. Mindfulness emotional regulation and a lot. More her goal is to help. Strengthen families and motivate children to be kinder were compassionate and happier. Let's hear how Ninja Focus can help them? Do that camelot. Thank you so much for coming on. Live happy now today. Thank you for having me. What you've created is simply amazing and I'm really excited for people to hear about this APP and see what all it can do. Can you kind of start off by talking about your intention behind creating Ninja Focus? Yes of course. Ninja focus as maybe base. Had seen is a mindfulness platform for kids. And we're really targeting. The critical ages of three to ten up to twelve in you know. I'm a huge mindfulness advocate. Because if it's beautiful restorative effects and I was seeing in schools and in homes for my friends in for my family. People who are parents didn't have an effective way to really teach their kids about. Mindfulness and mindfulness is extremely inclusive. Practice if you can you can practice. Mindfulness it's important. That young kids learn to practice mindfulness. Because it's an easy way to help them. Learn to focus on their own by paying attention to their breasts and understanding how to be present observing their own emotions in the moment that way. They're better equipped to respond in a way that's more productive and less emotional when they're feeling things that they don't want to feel and I was seeing APPs that we're taking kids and teaching them how to sleep and Yoga APPs for kids but I couldn't find a holistic platform that could teach kids about mindful eating and compassion and self esteem and really learning. What mindfulness is how they can control their breasts to reduce their stress and anxiety and I wanted to create something super superfund and focused on kids. Where kids could actually pick up the APP or their parents get hand over the tablet and would be healthy screen time. That kids could understand how to navigate the APP and so we built this beautiful cute little Ninja Bunny Mascot and I looked up what the most popular animals were. Kids love animals and also Ninjas so I thought the idea of Ninja bunny and wind ninjas mainly because Ninjas have to focus their silent and they have to pay attention to their surroundings in order to do their job effectively and so kids were able to easily relate to a Ninja so when kids go into the APP. They're able to just pick an emotion. Like how are you feeling today and offered you know if they pick angry? They're offered a guided meditation. That six straight to them about how they're feeling and in a language that's easy for young kids to understand and let me say that that is something that really impressed me about it because you have that whole component of teaching children to identify what they're feeling because I mean sometimes as adults. We haven't even learned how to do that. That you immediately have to start thinking okay. My board and my sad emma which of these things am. I really brilliantly don. How did you come up? With a way to customize it for these different ages because that's what's coral too when you go on there and you can choose the age range that you're in. This is really a a custom tailored experience for each child. Yeah so you know. I was a teacher previously in worked with young children in various capacities whether it be in community service or teaching them yoga or meditation and with kids. The ability to customize is really important especially for their development and so when I was figuring out what the content would look like how kids would consume it. What do I do? I actually called in kids. I called I called appearance. We had one two three hour sessions with individual families in these kids through the different drawings we had at the time and we had a prototype of the APP and so the APP actually looks completely a lot different and when we had input from the kids it really shapes their experience so the APP itself was driven by kids and so the design is set that if a child is under the age of six we noticed in our trials and we're doing research that that age group. Kinda press things so when baby are under six. They're taken to a screen in the APP. Which just a world of. Yoga falls and mindfulness mountains. Meditation rocks in so they're able to just click in explore in find out what they like in for the older kids who kind of understand emotion at that time they are taken directly to the Harry. Feeling screen where they're able to pick how they're feeling in that moment in choose content that is relevant towards how they are feeling and so. That's that's what we did. I ask kids as a kid. You tell me this is for you. This is improving. So that's that's sort of how as directed in its so adorable. We're the artwork. Come FROM SO. It was the work of a team. A design team and we had a lot of kids their input as well and when it comes down to it what I did was we ran a contest on nine designs and we had like a hundred and thirty expert designers submitted these bunny designs and I literally told him. I just WanNa Ninja Bundy. That's cute kids and so we narrowed it down to the top three actually. Open it up to kids that taught in Spain kids. I taught in Phoenix and I. I sent it out on facebook and we had kids choose which money they liked. The most and so kids chose the bunny and sort of the world. An animation Ms Secret Gamer myself. And so I put together a lot of different game designs in looked at what was working for kids and what wasn't working in sort of just drew out this world to designers and they made it happen.
Field Trip to Peace Out Park!
"Can you hear the other people in the park is a lot going on around us? But let's focus on one thing. This thing is really special and very important without it. We wouldn't be alive. It's the first thing we do when we're born. We cannot go more than a couple of minutes without doing this. Can you guess what I'm talking about? Yes that's right breathing. Let's focus on our breathing. We're all breathing right now. Breathing happens in the present when we talk about. Mindfulness that means paying attention to what is happening in the present so if we just pay attention to our breathing than we are definitely focusing on the present moment try it now place one hand over your heart and one hand on your belly take a nice deep breath in through your nose and breathe out through your nose slowly take another breath now and pre that keep going. Fill the air entering through your nose and moving through to your lungs and your whole body and then feel the air out to your nose again as you breathe out as you breathe in let it fill your belly like a balloon feel your belly rising and then falling as you agree the air back out if you notice yourself getting distracted by any of the noises talking around us. That's good that is a signal that you're giving to yourself that you just need to place your mind back onto your breathing.
"Hi Friends and this is daily breath this week. We are beginning the law. So Secrets of self exploration and that secret is everything is pure essence. Bill consciousness pure awareness pure possibility pure potential everything In pure essence the great see Indian Yogi vicious dot the great Indian mystic new that he had found the secret of universal happiness. That secret has three pots. And wish explains all three the first spot freedom from all limitation forever. Thought that you have the infinite more thoughts available to you for every story that you've Joel yourself that are infinite more versions of that story available to you for every site. You have seen the infinite more sites to see so that reported means when you're grounded in essence your freedom from all limitation number two. You have complete knowledge of creation of the universe came into existence at the level of experience to the entanglement of sensations images feelings thoughts perceptions we created constructs like space dime matter energy information and physical reality. So that's what vicious talking about complete knowledge of creation. And the third thing he spoke about is immortalized immortality. Not in the sense that you live in endless time but as the understanding that the real you does not exist in on together the real us time lesson therefore immortal immortality his fundamentally the knowing and experience of your own timeless nature in that sense. Infinity Immortality wholeness enlightenment on meet the same things and that same deeper themes if you WANNA call it. The thing is pure love. Pure love differentiating itself into form phenomena in north and known into CR and scenery in do observer and observed and everything in between So this is what two days not the love of passing emotion or attachment which also passes but the sheer love. Being here now to be here
"Come back to daily bread. Deepak Chopra these weeks. We have been uncovering hidden dimensions of life. I just wanted to remind you that. This whole daily bad series on secrets is actually drawn from my book. The book of Secret. So if you feel inclined you might want to get the book as well to reinforce your in descending this week we reach the core of our exploration this is that everything is pure essence so pure awareness pure consciousness. Essence is the ultimate mystery because it manages to do three things all at once. It conceives everything in existence. Imagine anything in existence I imagine a rainbow imagine sunset. Imagine the face of your mother or the sound of voice. Imagine listening to John Lennon. Imagine the song itself. How does it start you start? With the conception and intention an conception awareness modifies itself is the concept it turns wattage has imagined into reality. So you imagine creating a great Sculpture What Did he looks at the stone piece of rock a marble piece of marble and imagines David and that's how he starts. What is imagination is turned into reality? Any great piece of art starts like that. The Mona Lisa Michelangelo's Beautiful Sculpture Does but even scientific discoveries Einstein imagined that he was writing on the beam of light from there can the Tiriac relatively so imagination is stunned into reality and then it enters that reality and keeps it alive so essence our consciousness or awareness has conceived constructed imagined governed and then it becomes what we call reality because awareness is embedded in what it has imagined saved simply put I exist. I am an I create I exist. I am aware 'cause I am is the beginning of awareness and then from there on I conceive construct imagine govern and create these The three qualities I exist. I'm aware I create frequently referred to in Sanskrit Nanda South is truth of existence. This awareness on under the joy that comes from unlimited creativity
Win The Hour Win The Day
"It's so great to be here with my guest today. She's got so much energy she's got so much life she's going to pick up my energy he already has and she's an author. She's founder of a very cool platform. That helps you be more productive. Because she's all about productivity. I mean I think probably your middle name is productivity. But I've got Chris Ward with me today. Hey Chris are you in mindfulness mode? Today I always am. I think that is hugely purposeful and powerful and impacts everything. That's cool to be in mindfulness mode and be productive. Because you know some people think that those things are out opposing sides right now that if you're quiet and you're doing nothing and you're just meditating. How can you be productive? But that's not true right Chris. Not at all. I totally agree. Oh I'm so glad we've got you on today Chris Ward like I said. She's the author of this book which is amazing. Win The our win the day and let me tell you how productive she is. I sent her an email and said hey Chris I'd like to have you on the show and wish that book landed in my house so fast you wouldn't even believe it. I looked at the package on just a second. Didn't we just connect by email like a day or two ago? How did that book yet here so fast? That's how productive Chris. His and so she's a very very interesting person and she lives in. Prince Edward Island Canada. Which is an amazingly cool place to live. I've been there once and I think it's a wonderful place to visit But Anyway Chris. What does mindfulness even mean to you? Oh boy you know what that took me a lake up until like two years ago to really understand what that I that was a real struggle for me. I didn't really get it and this whole idea of it's not the destination it's a journey. I was I kept thinking. What are they talking about? Why do they keep saying this? Meant nothing to me and you know what boy Oh boys. My life turned around since I got a better grasp on that. Mindfulness really to me means being in the moment. Giving your full attention and getting the most out of that moment because otherwise I spent years walking through doors before it even opened them because it was all about a rush rush rush. Ni- call myself a recovering Russia and did not serve me or anyone around me. So you know if you're here in this moment being in this moment is. GonNa get you all the juice you can out of this moment and I think that really just cripples everything from productivity to happiness now all that other stuff so I'm all about being mindful. Oh so I'm so glad to talk to you because you know I have to say kind of in my mind. I think productivity. Oh yeah go go. Go work work work. Do this do that save time move forward move forward and I kind of always thought well. How can that really be mindfulness? How can you be mindful and really be all about productivity productivity productivity? So can you explain more about how those two things dovetail together? Yeah so what happens. Is People really give productivity a bad rap in this and I'm not in love with the word either if I could figure out how to describe it differently I would. But that's just you know the umbrella which people are searching for productivity or time. Really you know when I talk to entrepreneurs or anything anyone like that. I'm really talking about you. Know How can you be in the moment and get your best work out of that moment and you can't if you're chasing the clock if you're just thinking racer what's the next thing. Next thing. Boo Boo Boo Boo. And you're not focused on what you're doing you know it just becomes an insane game of catch up and so what you really want to do is be in a calm state because what happens is you know throughout history and all the best inventions in mankind. Were not only done in commerce states but in states of clay a relaxation. So that's really where your creativity everything comes from. So what I would tell you if you can set up your time so that you know this is what I'm working on for the next hour and I'm all in. You're just going to get amazing results from that. Otherwise it's just like you said it's go go in. It's what I used to call hysterical Chris in rushing rushing in you to rush around you in. It's not pretty so you know if you can just have a strategy have some easy kermit things in place that are going to allow you to really maximize your genius. Nece and everything you do. Well it's going to be much easier. Light it really is. I agree and you know it. Sounds like there's one simple concept that would really help people get there. I mean. Obviously I've heard this before. But it's like don't try to multitask. Would you say that's true? Yeah so what happens is you really can't multitask. It's like Sh- shining flashlight. In two spots at the same time. You can't what you do is you. Have context switching. So you're switching back and forth between ideas you're rotating and the term multitask. If you WANNA get really boring. Came from when they first invented computers. They thought you know K it. Can it can have priorities and multitask in all this stuff. That's really where it was focused on. Really start to use that word a lot Rut it. It's not an effective strategy at all. It will make you crazy. And there's all kinds of studies at bore you with this show you how it decreases your productivity by forty percent Indian. Just it's you know. And the sad thing is nowadays so many people don't even realize multitasking. Like we've all heard though no I can hear you. I'm just texting you know that I just stopped talking right. So you're right doing one thing at a time. That's that
"This is daily bread. I'm Deepak Chopra. Fourteen is about total understanding. Which is not the same as thinking. Undestanding is a skill developed in awareness. It's what you've made out of your pretension. So we need to understand that everything that his whole is appearing as part of the picture of reality once again. Everything whole is appearing in part as the picture of reality the essence of simultaneous interdependent. Go Rising. A cousin three levels number one going into a situation only Fahd enough to meet the first real obstacle. I repeat that going into a situation only enough to meet the first real obstacles number two going into a situation only far enough to conquer some of goals and then the third step going into a situation to conquer all obstacles and the mechanics of course the expansion of awareness. Let's say you're walking in the dark room and you see anything. Every bit of furniture in the room is an obstacle. And you bump into it. You get hurt now. The second would be instead of the room. You have a flashlight and now you can actually pointed in different directions and you can identify bits and pieces of furniture. So you don't bump into it you navigate your way around the furniture and now imagine a third scenario where the whole room is lit up. It's transparent made of transparent glass and it's all lit up and you can. The entire universe is available to you because there are no obstacles whatsoever. What has happened? You just increase the light of awareness.
PSYCHOLOGY OF A PANDEMIC
"This is Alan Lieber Te. When we talk about what's happened we have to start with What we would call the global trauma that happened when the coronavirus started to change our experience in the world and from there we would go to what we call the global shock which was the shock that all of a sudden this is real and this is really happening in our lives are changing and then we moved from there to global grief which was a morning that we couldn't go and do the same things we used to do because we had stay at home stand shelter and all of a sudden thinks it changed and there was an unforeseen Element that was dangerous that we couldn't fight with an army or we couldn't fight in the other ways and so that has led to All of us having different different experience. Some what we're used to and that's called Angst. It's caused anxiety it's caused depression. It's caused a whole slew of different sort of symptoms in reaction to this sort of emotional haze that happens when you're experiencing grief in this sense were exploited experiencing grief and a global way as well because every time we look for answers or push back into the not knowing into the unknown of. What's the next steps are going to be I? I love the idea I mean. I don't love the idea but I'm intrigued by the way of a global trauma that you know. I mean obviously individuals experienced trauma. But this really in at least in my lifetime I mean I guess you could say wars and things like that but this is something. That's you know. Wars are specific to certain countries and certain specific areas. This this really is this. Pandemic has gone over the entire planet. That's right and so a sense. We're looking for solutions. Because we're a solution oriented and very resilient country but in this instance were dealing with something that is Making it more difficult for us to be resilient Because we don't have the ways in which to resolve this Sooner I think that's where a lot of the anger is coming from. A LOT OF THE GRIEF. Also people are really upset. Like what you know. There's we have to do something you know. There's there's a great line. Did you ever see the movie night of the living dead? Yes and the zombies. Come out of the grave and they're attacking this house in. This woman is freaking out in the house. And she says there's gotta be someone we can call it the funniest line in the movie because it was it was just great. And that's what it feels like. Don't you want just go. There's gotta be somebody we can call and I think that that is the element of that disconnect. 'cause there really isn't anyone to call at this point in time and we're watching the news or reading the paper watching the Internet and looking for a semblance of an answer that we can sort of build a framework around to understand and hopefully have some relief emotional relief from this. Some of the people I work with are experiencing nightmares anxiety. Depression of and all those issues along with PTSD and other sorts of psychological aspects are Becoming more pronounced because of this unforeseen issue is changing what they've known and most people what we've known which is you know. Were able to get NARCAN and go places. Visit with people go to places where we normally have our ritual of shopping or going to work and having meaningful relationships around interactions on yes been frustrated with traffic and other sorts of things but at this point in time all of of that stuff is kind of a wash because it's all different. It is really different. Like I haven't hugged anyone other than my wife and my daughter at my house in a couple of months. That's an odd thing and telling. My daughter went for a walk with her yesterday. And I said not only am I. Distancing myself from the other people walking. I don't even want to look in the eye and I noticed that I was looking away. It's like I was embarrassed that I was distancing myself from them like they. They were defective in some way. Because they might have this and I wasn't even sometimes I cannot go hello through my mask and I'm okay but yesterday I just couldn't even look at them beating feel a sort of angst of being home so much and not being able to start to continue in move out that inner resiliency that we have as a country as a population that the United States is embarked on always had. We're not really experienced that so much at this point I was wondering how many people When they're when they're home because your home and you've got a lot of hours in the day to fill in a in. A new way are are are. They becoming more introspective. Is it you know as it forcing people to be alone with their own thoughts which can be like really profound or also really unpleasant not just about the virus but just their own thoughts. It's like what's my life about. I would think you'd see a lot of people start to question. The basic tenants of their entire existence in some way. Because they have the time to do it. I think you're absolutely right because I think that from what I'm hearing people are looking at their lives and they're seeing that they're able to have a light but not necessarily do all the things run around. Do all the things that we used to do. there's a very famous psychiatrist. Psychotherapists Carl Young talked about the transcendent function of the personality. And we're sort of pushed into that place of having transcend our circumstances and we we have to look at it. Behooves us to look at? What are the things that are fulfilling us in the things that are are providing us with a nerd emotional nutrients and how much that will help us dealing with the present circumstances knowing that we just don't know so how do we connect meaning purpose? And what are the things that will help us Get THROUGH. This is really an important issue. It does seem like that. I mean I. I am sort of somebody that is able to spend a lot of time by myself and not feel like. I'm missing out on anything but I know there's quite a few people that don't live that way. Expe- you know it's like well. What distraction am I going to do next and I've got to go here and I'm busy this idea of being busy as an interesting concept because you when you're constantly busy and you've got this thing you know this idea of Maybe I don't even know if it's just accomplishment of just being busy sometimes it's just being busy to be distracted and not be present That it must create a lot of problems for people you know and you then now. You're seeing people protesting they can't they can't they can't they. Can't sit home. They're actually going a little nuts. It's like I you know when I see a sign of somebody. I need a haircut really that bad right. I cut my hair and I did a terrible job so I think you're bringing up a really good point which is after we are going through this global guilt immer also mirroring and having a parallel process with what's happening in the world. What happens is we ended up in this place of Anticipatory Reef and you made have lots of feelings about that with your children. In with your family you can feel lots of different things in terms of what the situation is and then how that gets played out in the family system.
Stop Judging Yourself Plus Others
"I'm Mary Mickley.
How can we find connection in disconnection?
"Hey Krista my name is Vanessa. I'm calling from Melvin Australia. I'm I'm curious to hear your thoughts given the current situation. The world finds itself in how we can find connection in in disconnection. I think we'll have a judy. The health and being our world and the people that live in it to disconnect but in a timely connection has never been so important. How do we? How do we balance the two? How do we disconnect physically while remaining emotionally socially connected to others? Oh it's such an interesting question because So thank you Vanessa? It's such an interesting question in one way because I feel like What's coming to mind for me and my own experience of what you're describing Has EVOLVED A lot. In these weeks of lockdown corentin enforced disconnection him so Physical disconnection as you say And Yeah I mean I I I will try to see if I have anything anything Really practical to add in terms of advice but really what the question One makes me want to do is reflect on this week on some of the things I feel like I'm learning or some of the things that maybe this This strange experience is teaching me. Is Teaching US You know it's something that I've thought about across the years but now feels like the most present thing is just the primacy of our bodies and I've thought so much about how in the Western World In Madeira not. We've we've just structured so many sophisticated and inventive ways of pretending like everything doesn't always come back to our bodies that we you know it begins and ends in our bodies and in there's mess and frailty fair and limitation but also energy and life itself and so one of the things I've been thinking about is this you know what I'm calling zooms Austin. The technology is so miraculously but this experience of only connecting to each other by way of pixels is also really laying out some of the very severe Limitations of it. And so you know one thing I've become aware of is what I what I think that I've never thought about before but I think how much energy we actually draw from each other like raw energy at a primal animal level when we are in the room together and the that doesn't communicate through this green. You know the the view of someone's face And to some extent the The emotions that can be read in and responded to their the voice which I feel is so embodied but I think that the the way I feel and everybody talking to feel so completely worn out and depleted by the only connection being By way of technology has something to do with the fact that we were not were not Replenishing just
The Butterfly Effect
"Might be familiar with the butterfly effect where one change has a huge impact later on. I feel that in my own life looking back to how it got here. I see many little wing flaps in my life have cascaded to get to this point. I had a while. Podcast organs how to listen to while working the host their show. Then let me to join a group. Gaming session called the group how the podcast hosts lead on a monthly basis. That let me to join a guild convert to rate at my friends. Silver Bolt joined which then led me to learn about podcasting. I could go on but the result is me being here now so this week. I want you to look back on the. What led you to the moment. You are at now being grateful for all that transpired for you to be here then. Let's look at what might be small moments coming up and see where those can lead us. Who knows what winging it might do.
"Bake them back to Daly Bretault. I'm Deepak Chopra today. One to discuss the sunscreen practice of some some culpa has and key Sunk Alpine is a subtle intention subtle thought intention of thought that you put into your awareness any intention seed your consciousness with a desire to act upon it. Some Culpa is very subtle intention incorporated in the field of silence of what we call choice less awareness and when we see our intentions in that field of silence than intention spontaneously organizes its own fulfillment and that is because the feel of silence. The field of choice less awareness is a field of infinite possibilities and also infinite coalition sun-cult but is actually putting intention in the timeless part of your being and you to understand that intention engagement and detachment coming together as what is called. Darna the focused intention done the expense of meditation and Somebody Timeless Being Automatically fulfills your intention so today remind yourself but the following notions number one. I am present for time as timeless. Be An present for time number two. I consider myself pretty lucky as I look back on my life and number three. I believe that the universe brings me what I want in word. I need if I'm patient. This timing and Vanessa position to the fulfilment of desire time is meant to unfold according to your needs until disease. It would start to do that. Only if you give up the opposite belief. The time is in charge. Time is not in charge your presence. You'll being your timeless says his charge
"Back to daily bread this departure pro. What does it mean to live in the present moment? The Twelfth Secret Confronts this question by explaining how to use tight. Aw deeper understanding which is there is no time but now there is which I am but now have you ever experienced anything other than now. Just Ask Yourself. If you're having thought about the future is happening now. If you having thought about the bust it's happening. Now that's why the great wisdom traditions say now never ends now is actually not even a moment in time. It's the presence of being in which time unfolds has experience but being itself. He's always now. The present moment is the presence of what we call awareness appear consciousness just presence. The presence of presence is always now and this is the purpose of Yoga is the word. Yo guys have said before means Union Union with the staff which is always now. Yoga is union with the South which is always now now. There are many kinds of yoga. Gaon Yoga the body of knowledge which opens up as a result of being in touch with the mystery of our own existence with the wonder viramune existence gone. Yoga is also frequently two as reflective says including asking questions. Like who am I? What do I want? What's my purpose would migrate What can I do to make a difference? How can I serve? But the yoga is the second button and that is the butter devotion filled with sweetness and love and compassion. Enjoy Karma Yoga is the butt of action. Selfless Service Rod. Yoga is the bottom meditation and in their silence or stillness so all these ways. Silence Stillness Loving action love and devotion reflective self enquiry off these of windows so that we can explore our journey from here to here.
Kelly DiNardo on living the Sutras in this Moment
"Hello My name is Ron. And this is the flow artist. Podcast every episode my co host Joe Stewart and I speak with inspiring me. This thing is and teachers about how they find their flow and much much more. Hope you're doing okay and adapting to this new normal. We find ourselves and for me. Yoga and mindfulness are more important. Now than ever these wisdom traditions of a wonderful guidance about life and how to navigate it one very important scripture arguably the foundation of Modern Yoga is the Yoga Sutras of patange. Last year we caught up with Kelly. Denardo was a yoga teacher studio owner writer and author of the book. Living the sutras now. We interviewed Kelly last year and obviously a lot has changed since then so I reached out to her and
Irene Kraegel :: The Mindful Christian
"Our guest today is Irene cradle Irene. Nice to meet you. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me. So I've really been looking forward to this conversation since we connected on email and I'm I'm really looking forward to unpacking of this topic with you but let's start by just having you tell us about your background sure. My professional background is as a psychologist so I was trained at the Chicago. School of professional psychology and I work as a clinical psychologist Until about since about two thousand three and I've been in a few different kinds of clinical settings and Most recently have been Calvin University where I work at the Center for Counseling and wellness. Which is the Student Counseling Center There Kelvin. And that work has really been? What's brought me to mindfulness. Which is why I'm here today. but yeah professionally mostly the mental health field And I have also been in the world of Christian faith my whole life as well and again. That's been my more. Recent professional interest is now being a psychology and mindfulness in with Christian worldview. I'm so I'm sure I could say much more about myself by a leave it at that. It's conversation Anna. I want to go into a little bit of that and how you got interested in mind from us you mentioned that was a little bit Part of what? You've been doing the past several years one hundred that I come about of the show up if I came up because I was hearing about everywhere so in the field of mental health. It was a hot topic But it was the hot topic that didn't seem to be going away just kept popping up and As I heard about it it was starting to sound like an approach to mental wellbeing mental health. That had some depth to it and I liked that There's a lot of mental health. That's that's very effective but his focus. John Maybe efficiency and Tips about managing different different challenges. And things that can be very helpful but as I applied those in my own life. I didn't feel like they had the kind of lasting impact that I wanted to personally and I didn't always feel comfortable recommending those as the only thing for my clients as well so when I heard about mindfulness It sounded like something that could really have a lot to offer for my clients who are struggling with anxiety. Depression all kinds of emotional suffering and it was also a point in my own life where I was experiencing some emotional suffering myself Coming to grips with some depression. That had really been there. My whole life but That wasn't really Resolving her healing in the way I would like it to despite a lot of other very positive coping skills I was using an different approaches I had taken felt like I was really longing for something deeper. Soza professional interest. It was a personal interest And having gone to a few trainings that were really connected to the world of mental health. I decided I wanted to go through the mindfulness based stress reduction training not as a teacher as a student And the classroom. I WanNa be a teacher like Eddie. Taken the classic. No how do you know you wanNA teach so thank you for taking it you yes. It's phenomenal. It's such a great class And I've found that within really the first one to two sessions of 'em bs are I was personally experiencing some really deep transformation So I I you know people in the world of science talk about these brain shifts and physical changes. That happen when we experienced mindfulness meditation. I've felt that in my brain within the first couple of weeks that I was thinking differently I was feeling differently And it was giving me a whole new set of tools to manage emotional difficulty so I very quickly became a believer And from that point on I got pretty excited about bringing it to students. I was working with at Calvin University And in that context Making sure that I was blending had with The the Christian faith that's important to the university as well so that was kind of what initially drew me to it and that was about Seven years ago or so. It's interesting as you were mentioning having some hesitancy around some of the techniques and tips and tricks for patients who are suffering. The image came to mind of of bailing out a boat. And they're just constantly springing these leaks and wouldn't it be great if there is a way that you could maybe build a boat that wasn't gonNA spring leaks or maybe not quite as many and this to me is one of the values of practices like mindfulness. And not the only one you know there are others as well. The ways in which we can build up our resiliency our ability to work with challenging circumstances to really a soak in the positive times as well not just about The negative ones. And how do we deal with that also? Really be present for the joys of life as well so thinking and one of the phrases I find myself using is that mindfulness was a gift that helped me unlocked the other gifts so it wasn't that those other things weren't also useful. I find myself drawing heavily on cognitive behavioral therapy for example for myself and others Noticing how thought patterns can be distorted noticing alternative thoughts that I might engage with. There's a lot of really good concrete. Cpt out there and other similar approaches And we have things like exercise that we know are really good for a mental health and social connection. Good eating habits. I mean the list goes on and on the things that are good for us But somehow it was mindfulness. It allowed me to access the benefits of those so Sunday like cpt. In the past. I might have engaged with those exercises in some of that work can just found that he had locked into a power struggle in my head. So I might work at identifying a maladaptive thought pattern But before I knew it I was just in this argument with myself about whether that was really maladaptive or not. So mindfulness has has given me a new tool to step out of that power struggle at my head and receive all those other benefits as well now can notice those thoughts but without so much gripping onto mammoth struggling with them Same for exercise him for relationships. You know I can be. I can enjoy social interaction much more now that I have that tool of mindfulness That allows me to kind of watch. My thoughts watch my feelings. Go by So I continue to to practice and preach all of the mental health tools out there and I find for me. I needed mindfulness to really be able to benefit from them. You know it's fascinating that you bring up cvt and getting caught in one's own thoughts. We were just in our in person. Mindfulness Group on Monday nights going through the cognitive distortions and that this is a group in working for several years in twenty thirty some people and they're grounded mindfulness and how their their approach to this. Their observations of these distortions as they show up was really interesting and maybe a little bit different than others. Who might not have that That firm foundation of mindfulness tour on and some kind of curious in your own practice. If you've run into working with students patients or even others just in your daily life on things like cognitive distortions and just her ability to notice them of that's been supported by mindfulness absolutely it. It seems to me that you can't work on it or modify it. If you don't know it's fair I mean to state the obvious so I. I know for myself when I first started practicing. It was rather surprising and shocking to me. How many judgmental thoughts are streaming through my mind? At every moment. I had no idea that was going on I knew I was maybe a bit cynical negative but I didn't realize the extent to which there is kind of a constant barrage of negatively towards myself super helpful. They're not as good when I noticed that sort of this. Oh that's so interesting like maybe there's another way to relate to myself And that was like I said a really big turning point for transformational and that has to be foundation of good. Cpt or cognitive behavioral work. If we want to modify those patterns we have to know their their
[Unedited] Ellen Davis with Krista Tippett
"I'm Krista Tippett up next Mike unedited conversation with theologian. Ellen Davis. There is a shorter produce version of this which includes poetry from Wendell. Berry that he read for this show. Find that wherever you get your podcasts. I'm just I'm looking. I'm sort in an enclosed blue booth looking at a black thing that I'm pretending as you. Okay very convincing. Just close your eyes. That's what I'll be doing okay. I'm hearing Chris. I think my microphone is pretty hot and I was but I'm not. I was hearing an echo at first but I'm okay now Illinois. Are you hearing me all right. And his any. I'm I'm hearing you fine. And you're without an echo all right Help just in one more second crystal all right just before we start are you well. Is dwayne wells. I'm well yes. Thank you dwayne Zvili. Well HE'S A. He's a year into recovery from hip surgery and it makes a huge difference so things are good. Thank you and and you and your children. Yeah every everything's good I just Have been doing way too much. Travelling at this new book come out the new. Yeah Einsteins God it's It's a it's A. It's it's drawn from my interviews with scientists and it's a lot of fun to be out there talking about but I'm I'm happy to be back in. My kids are happy to have me back. I bet well congratulations on the US. Send you a copy I should. I actually think I had put that down on a list somewhere. It's important for God so Chris. I'm still feeling kind of loud or it went up again. My volume went up again Okay well now. We're hearing an echo on the other end. What's that okay? I think I'm fine now. Did you hear that now? There's an Echo Ellen. I wonder if I wonder if her headphones are up. A little bit high. If we could have allenton her headphones down a little bit okay. Is there someone turn yes? Can someone turned my headphones down. We're not getting any response to okay. How is this Test is tax defense. I think it does yes. The echoes gone. Okay okay Christie and I have also just to let the engineer now. I've also lowered the microphone. Just a bit because it was above the level of my mouth and I was sort of reaching up toward. How does that work? That's fine? Thank you okay all right so Chris I think I could have even a little. Bit less volume. And then maybe why don't I let me ask you something mundane like What you had for breakfast. I had cereal and food doesn't give you much experience. What have you need a little more? Tell me about lunch that tell you what's in bloom and a guy. Yes Virginia Sweet. Spire and the irises Just peaking and going down. The ECHINACEA is coming up. It's actually a pretty time in North Carolina. I imagine it's tulip time in it is to the people don't think of Minnesota as as lush but it really is. Our neighborhood is just incredible. It was it was. It's it's a very special neighborhood and it was. It was kind of constructed to be harmonious with the natural world and creatures and we even have the occasional wild Turkey and Fox squirrels and birds and So I was travelling in April and I missed that period where the snow is gone. But there's nothing growing and I came back and it was all their everything in bloom feeling. I it's beautiful. It is beautiful. Yeah doing good about levels. I think we're great okay. So I- slightly daunted interviewing my teacher like this and I'm going to have a different role with you I think we can get okay and You know as I was thinking about the questions I might want to ask you some of which I always ask people. I realized that even though you and I have had conversations around these things. I've never quite skewed these questions. I don't know all the answers so so so one place. I always start with people. Whatever we're talking about is Was there a religious background to your childhood and actually. I'm not sure that I know the answer to that question. Yes I grew up. I'm a cradle Episcopalian. Okay I've there's never been a time in my life when I haven't gone to church but I would say that church means quite different thing to me over. Religion means quite a different thing to me. Then I think it did to my parents. Anyone almost anyone else in my family I did not grow up in a family that would have defined itself as particularly religious although we would church always when and how did you start heading towards a career in Biblical scholarship and theology. How did that happen consciously? I was an exceedingly late bloomer. I was in my third of four years of seminary before I decided that I was going to teach But if you look at my resume it looks as though when I was eighteen and I went to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem for Year. I decided I was going to be a biblical scholar So unconsciously what they say in Hebrew Elohim Finger of God. I think I sort of being pointed if not pushed in that direction at a much younger age
Cause and Effect
"Welcome back. To Daly breath this Needs to collaborate the upholding force in your existence. It is as much in you as it is out there in situations circumstances events and people that which we call the universe the universe is just the outer projection of our consciousness than experienced the universe of course as sensations images feelings thoughts perceptions so when we say universe we could also easily be saying the realm of the soul of could easily be saying consciousness. That would be par undestanding today of the eleventh secret which is about escaping the bondage of cause and effect so causing effect only apply to the Eagle identity when we go beyond Eagle identity. Everything is correlated with everything else that is correlation and this correlation goes beyond direct linear cause in effect. It's actually a correlation of the deeper reality where everything is connected with everything else. And when you understand this you'll to realize that the universe wants to live and breathe through you. Find out the truth. You need to relate to the universe as if it were alive so whatever your concept of the universe whatever your image of the universe may be the Milky Way galaxy a starlit sky or just your own higher self. Pretend if you've gone to actually totally understand this pretend that the universe is alive and it is your higher self. Then talk to it US questions over your own self or your image of the universe. Listen for its reply be on intimate terms with nature because nature is the expression of the universe. See Life in everything that you encounter in nature with its tree or plant. Dr. A mosquito butterfly on a rainbow are a river.
Karma and Dharma
"Karma and tire. Mom what do these words mean? And what do they mean? Within the context of the eleven secret the universe thinks to you so first of all libby define what Karma meets the word Girma simply means action and therefore it also applies to any experience that we've had as a result of choices that remade either consciously or unconsciously Karma of course leads to memory. The seat of that memory is called since Kara. It's spelled S. A. N. S. K. A. R. A. Some Scott leads to something called B. S. A. N. A. EMBOSS. Enough is the seed of desire so we can say in modern terms that Karma about experiences even the interpretation of those bus expenses Karma leads to memory and memory leads to desire and desire leads to Karma again. This is the software as it travels through Guzman time in search of enlightenment. So that's what? The word means customize bust experiences boss actions bus choices Ganges and unconscious that leads to memory and desire which then recycle Karma Dharma on the other hand is not only meaning and purpose in our existence but the ultimate is to be lying to the elements and forces of the universe. So both Mom Dharma are goes influenced by our. In outer circumstances outer circumstances means relationships snarlin professional ecosystem social life environment all of that influences Karma and also the meaning the context the relationships that move our life forward ultimately in the direction of higher calling and that higher calling becomes her mom. But I'd like you to do is pay attention to what's happening in your life. What's your story? What's your backstory? What's story right now. Are you ready to move forward to a vision in the future? I'll do create the environment that supports you. Think back to a time when you were in perfect harmony and everything seemed to be supporting you and you felt toward is called. The State of grace are spontaneous insight or inspiration took the right action and moved in the direction that made you feel more expanded and free where you felt renewed these other science that you are in Dharma on the other hand buy new stock. Those are the signs that you are. Basically Not in alignment with the fundamental nature of your own being as it tries to align with the elements enforces forces of the universe and menu stuck the new Andreotti to move forward. You not paying attention. The environment seems not to support. You feel threatened. Ukiyo sustaining yourself. As the same person now is the time for you to start asking yourself. What do I really want from my life? What is my higher calling? Before I had all the money in all the time in the word how would I expressed my unique data? And who would benefit from them? The pulling force than in your so will be activated will be knighted and you will be in touch with your soul
How to Tend Your InnerSpark
"Hello Hello Hello Okay. So I'm realizing how truly now more than ever this work? The work of my soul. The work that has saved my life has guided me has served me in. So many ways is needed. And how literally everything in my life and I'm sure your life as well has prepared us for what we're facing right now and so it is truly with the greatest joy and gratitude and humility that I share with you in her spark my work and last month. We unveiled a rebranding. We have a new logo and the mission. All of it is just so clear and I was really gifted this clarity. During the last Lions Gate Portal last August. Two thousand eighteen. That's when everything just coalesced into the super clear vision in the apothecary came to be an interesting Sherri came to be and the route. Ruta spiral collective came to be. And we've been working on all of these things and were slated to unveil them in March and then Bam everything kind of went crazy to say the least and so it i. I you know I won't lie. I'm human I was a little Mimi and well damn it. How am I supposed to really leverage this this rebrand and and the route to spiral collective this beautiful offering for my soul? That was wanting to come through at this time. All anyone is focused on is is this this virus and and the fear and the the trauma in this kind of collective inhale and breath retention that I'm experiencing right now and I realized something in me or outside of me. Speaking through me was guiding me really to this moment to having everything be so aligned contained and clear and beautiful for this time right now because this is the work that is needed. We are facing so much uncertainty. There is so much anxiety so much up in the air so many unanswered questions and none of us. None of us knows what anything looks like. We're truly in the middle of a collective rebirth and birth demands surrender. It demands dropping anything that you thought you knew anything. You thought you wanted any plans you thought you had and completely surrendering to the process and allowing it to just be what it will be and that's what we're facing right now together and so enter spark inner spark this soul business of mine that has been with me and I have been the Channel Four for the last Gosh Four and a half years. I am proud to to share with you. What this truly means. So here we go. Inner Spark is so much more than a name. The name of my business right. It's it's has a sexy sound inner spark and it's so much more it's a code. It's a way of living. Each of US carries a unique spark of the divine that animates our vessel and guides our experiences in this lifetime. Losing touch with this essential spark is losing touch with yourself so each of us is a piece of divine consciousness embodied and we are in human body form right but we're not the only examples of consciousness embodied trees animals plants crystals. All of these these things here on Mama Guy Mama. Earth are examples of different forms of embody consciousness. And so this is that thing that moves through all things that animates and in livens and allows us to experience the world with our our tools and faculties afforded to us by whatever form we happen to be wearing. That spark drives our will to animate to create to live. That spark guides us in fuels our devotion and our discipline. It's the animating life force energy of all. It's what allows us to consistently show up for ourselves and our souls purpose for Encarnacion at this time. These times are are interesting. This is certainly a pivotal point in civilization and our timeline in our trajectory so through activating and remembering this spark this inner spark we've returned to our pure original state where we can survive ender to the secret spiral essence of life once more inner sparks sole mission is simple yet profound and permeating inner spark. My work exists to resurrect our collective awareness of and reverence for the sacred spiral principle of existence. And this is done through repairing our relationship with our inner containment our inner authority and devotional discipline. Inner Spark is a container for remembrance activation transformation devotion rising exploration education on Education radical healing reclamation and service. All in the name of love period. Right I said it was simple. I didn't say it was necessarily easy. Everything done through. Inner Spark is in deep devotion and deep service to resurrecting our collective awareness of the sacred spiral principle of life and the cosmos as a whole and this is only done through repairing our relationship with our own inner structure in Earth Authority and containment the spiral in the triangle as discussed in the previous episode episode. Thirty eight are seen in her sparks logo. I had someone tell me it was as though the logo was speaking to them and it is it is the eight pointed symbol surrounding the spiral and triangle are also symbolic of the eight main primordial archetypal frequencies of existence used in her sparks working. That'll be discussed in great detail in an upcoming episode. I'm very excited to get into that. So that logo is is a code in and of itself. I highly encourage you to just kind of look at it and see what comes through for you so inspire is a movement. It's a way of life. It's a collective mission and also literal place for learning and community and courses and the apothecary. Some of inner sparked secret intentions include the following. And I really feel like these could be painted guidelines for all of us as we navigate. The uncharted waters ahead. So while these our inner spark sacred intentions every Invite us all to kind of fuel into where we can incorporate some of these into our own daily life so to hold space for your process through a variety of offerings for you to hear the song of your soul and to spark the remembrance of your divine purpose and sovereignty. Creating that space for you to hear your truth. I will never ever ever pretend to have all the answers. I will never pretend to I. I don't even know what like the image of what's that movie. You made me watch recently the love Guru so Mike Me Watch the love guru and I was watching with him and laughing and also feeling like Oh my God I have such a problem with this kind of space and I don't even really know what to call it but I guess the whole kind of coaching mentoring spiritual teacher space. There's a lot of hypocrisy. There's a lot of guru complexes there's a lot of bullshit and yeah no a lot of inflated egos a lot of absolute truths being claimed and inner spark myself will never do that. I will never pretend to have the answers or to give you step by step instructions or to in any way hijack your experience by creating it for you this is a space in her spark is a space for you to reclaim and remember your own. Inner spark
Free Will vs. Determinism
"Welcome back to Daly Beth. This as we continue our journey into the exploration of the south. Let's turn to the eleventh secret. The Universe thinks through you to the universe is alive and imbued with what we call subjectivity out. Do we say the universe is alive and thinking and experiencing subjectivity? While the data point is you. You're alive you're thinking you experience objectively and you are an activity of the newest and I could even say that your brain is the universe using your brain has an observation deck to look at itself. Think about this. You are the universe looking at itself through a human brain and human consciousness because the human brain and human consciousness are an aspect of universal consciousness and universal knowing. Why do we stay this? Well we say this because we are part of the newest. If you're not part of the universe and you're outside of it then you would say that you in the universe are separate things but since you're inside the universe you're an activity of the universe and as that activity of the universe you're imbued subjectively and feeling and thought and it is the universe. Localizing itself through you experiencing itself. Please find a logical flaw in this argument. So when you understand this the new look at the word when you say that the universe looking at itself through me. Walk around today. I'm you know I'm taking a walk in New York City and everything I look at this. The universe looking at itself through me also Oscar staff do have pre. Where am I independent? Do I make my own choices? Do I determine my future? My present and you see the the future is open right now. This moment totally open. Also ask yourself whether you make your choices or are they determined for you ask yourself. Do you have some control over events that are happening in your life right now? People are making choices because we are talking about things lake flu epidemics corona which come and go and all of that but you still have choices you know to wash your hands not to move out of your house into public places are not et Cetera et CETERA. Take a cruise ship or not We're all by the way on the same crucial fiscal planet Earth Right now. So it doesn't matter what the urine first class or third class or economy we're on the same cruise ship and within that cruise ship planet earth. You can make your choices is future close. Obviously not
Drink Less In 7 Days; Georgia Foster
"Pay Mindful tribe. I think today's interview will be something really is connected to a lot of our hopes and wishes and desires. It's about mindset. It's about being present. It's about being still just understanding how we can control our habits our thoughts today. I Have Georgia with the. I Have Georgia Foster Georgia. Are you in mindfulness mode? Today I am very much. So that's wonderful upping in that moment. Yeah me too. Georgia foster is a world leading therapist and she specializes in overdrinking behavior as well as anxiety and self esteem and other issues too but she has courses called drink less and her drink less courses have a very high success rate of ninety five percent of attendees report reduced alcohol consumption so that is incredibly high and she also has a new book where she shares the secrets of her success. And we'll talk about how she does this and what this is all about as we get into this interview but first of all. Let's talk about mindfulness. And what does mindfulness mean to you? Well for me. It's the Overseas about being present but there are many different ways of doing that. One of the things. I have triplet boys so when I had my children. I haven't you join six and obviously being the my was very important to me. Because I didn't expect to go on that journey and for all the Times that I'm rushing hero. Doing that is like I just want to be present with. Children Beget about my work and my outside life. That's one way I like being present and another way read love. Being President is with hypnosis. I'm very Hara Beleaguering hypnosis to me that you know. I'd love if we have time to talk about the psychology training and the different personality traits of drivers out of being in the moment. But we do know that when we're in that space when not so scared when not so fretful about life so for me. It's very important to a in the moment and been that. Mindfulness face swimming doesn't fully to. I'm a swimmer. So I love getting in the pool and guns at lovely meditative state and I just feel so much better when I get out of the. That's wonderful. Well let's talk about how we move away from that state of being present because that does happen in our society in our lives. Will I believe that will made up of many parts of sub personalities and there's one particular personality trait called the in a critic and the critic is the part that says? What did you say that yesterday to that personal? What did you drink so much last night or you know. You haven't got enough in your pension plan. Everybody else is going to retire more than you know. Sooner than you into the inner critic is the pot within that takes us away from being present is always talking about the past all future now we know I mean the nearest scientists who understand the power. Hypnosis is that when we're in that state we are in a vulnerability state and when you feel vulnerable. You know feel anxious you want to over eat or drink or you know make bad decisions all of those things so we do know that being a critic is the part of the mind that does full warn us about something. Catastrophic may happen but it only is based on stories is not based on truth so one of the ways I love to work with. People is if you want to be present if you want to understand that. Nobody has a crystal ball including the critic. Being present is one of the greatest gift you can give yourself and hot of my work And I say to people if you're not a drinker it's just having that sense of Self-worth you know have a sustained program talking about you. Can't you can plan for your future. Positively but to listen to critic who main that you will be scared about making decisions you'll be scared about making change and we neither we only progress through making change. Whether it's you know situations we create or whether they are created for us so being in a in the presence and means that you Trusting more nutrition to get things done rather than you constantly having to think about doing it. Well let's talk about your drink less program and how this works because you know I usually hear about programs where you know you stop drinking. Or You quit drinking entirely. Tell us the thinking behind your teachings. Yeah well I had a clinic in London for twenty two years and corporate clients and they were coming to see me with stress anxiety sleep issues and then as Georgia. I think I drink too much and I'm like well. Yeah we do know that there are many people out them in one in six Americans actually binge drink so am talking about people who are fully functioning. Parents Retirees Very successful people when talking pop benches here and I think what's important to note that type of drinking on talking about is about people who need to go to a we're talking about this very big middle ground of drinkers. Who are drinking in the home. It goes under the radar statistics And these people know that they drink too much at the doctor have to reduce so what we know is that the mind is adaptable. Change if you give it the right resources and hypnosis which is the same as meditation. It's the same. Brain activity is a great way to train the mind to Tina that in a critic because critic is the pop that drives us to drink a what we know about. Alcohol is alcohol produces dopamine people not getting addicted to the alcohol. They getting addicted to the dopamine that alcohol producers in the brain. So what I'm saying is if you all right I can show you that you have a mind that can make that change and if you use a lot of people have really crazy. Busy work lives and the mccollum high and that is bold and they drink because they just bored. Because we know when we're bored we think negativity right so you know when we drink. The critic goes away so people are feeling that sense of reprieve from negative thinking stresses and strains and everything's Fine. Now the morning comes and then all of a sudden being a critic back and life back and people go oh already feel. I need to have a drink. And then what necessarily have a drink. Ben That stirrings through the day. We'll stop this very difficult but be who worried about the drinking alcohol days for example though I helped people buddy to become before they drink to do with what is going on in their lives before they drink the need to drink to get that space and that's exactly pot of being in the mindful space was was great to meet you because my my audience need to train them. Mind to be in a space. That's nothing to do with alcohol. I write and do the same concepts. Apply to cannabis. Use the same thing it's about it's about escaping your to. It could be food to Major. We know sugar producers of Maine. They all have their neuro parkway connections and. I think that's the point is that we know that we out a new pathway Born with the same amount but some very worn. Some very well walked. And if you have a drinking or drug issue or food issue guaranteed that you'll mind has habitually trained so when you feel any little niggle or tickle fear or self doubt your mind was that Oh get me the drugs. Give me the food. Get the booze what I'm saying. She can change that brain connection that neural pathway. To go to a healthy one.