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Fresh "Harris " from GardenLine with Randy Lemmon
"An eye out for disabled vehicle blocking the xrm best. Watching an area of disturbed weather down in the southern Gulf 30% chance of development with that, as it drifts northward to bring some increasing rain chances to the Texas Gulf Coast As we move into the new Week Sunshine hot and humid today 95 Party cloudy tonight Low 76 Scattered thunderstorms for tomorrow. 96 an afternoon shower on Monday high 95 Retreat away to get the weather channel and right now it is 79 partly cloudy skies at the ktrh Top Tax defenders 24 Hour Weather Center 71 on ktrh. More gun violence and Democrat led cities this time in Austin, the shooting in the downtown area last night on Sixth Street shortly after one o'clock this morning, there is a total at this point that we're aware of 13. Victims that happened shot in this incident. That's Austin police chief Joseph Chikane. Two of those people listed in critical condition No one has died. Police also don't have anybody in custody there, working with the FBI. In the city of Houston. Four shootings between six o'clock last night and this morning, one of them deadly. The city has now had more than 200 murders for 2021 is up 35% from last year. One of the shootings last night involved a juvenile described as a nine year old who was taken to the hospital. No word on that child's condition. Another was an officer involved shooting in Kingwood, where HPD says a domestic dispute led to officers firing at a woman who pointed a rifle at them. It was fortunate that no one was struck. Female did sustain some minor injuries from the glass debris that penetrate through the window. That woman is now in custody. No officers were hurt. Harris County Sheriff's Office says Two men are dead in what appears to be a double suicide in Katy. Two women were also shot as part of what deputies are calling a domestic disturbance. This all led to a SWAT situation. And they're still trying to sort it out, and one person is dead. At least eight more hurt in a shooting in Savannah, Georgia last night among those injured there, a 13 year old and a two year old who have non life threatening injuries. It's 703 Kamala Harris has now gone 80 days without visiting the border since being named Borders are former Trump Energy secretary and former Texas governor Rick Perry told Fox Business. Harris's vice presidency just five months old. Is already a failure. She is finished. The fact is that Americans are seeing across the board that this person is not ready for prime time. From the standpoint of being able to be a leader. The Biden administration.
Embiid, 76ers Beat Hawks 127-111 to Take 2-1 Lead in Series
"Joel Embiid scored twenty seven points in the seventy Sixers rode a dominant third quarter two or one twenty seven one eleven victory over the hawks the Sixers took a two one lead in the Eastern Conference finals and ended at Lana's thirteen game home winning streak Tobias Harris had twenty two points and Ben Simmons added eighteen for the Sixers who led by five before outscoring the hawks thirty four nineteen in the third period and the test Simmons with the catalyst in their big third quarter are you still involved well you got needs new should be a question this works because that's a lot of streets those Russian armed with the way of their garden so that's one should you be aggressive birds go on the engine down Trae young when it landed with twenty eight points game four is Monday night in Atlanta on the ferry
Fresh update on "harris " discussed on GardenLine with Randy Lemmon
"Austin after shooting on sixth Street. It was pretty surreal. You didn't And even better than something like that would happen outside that person talking to an Austin TV station again. 13 people hurt in that shooting on Sixth Street in Austin last night police their their chief, Joseph Chacon, says they don't have anyone in custody and only a general description of the man they're looking for. It is a black male wearing a black shirt. With a skinny build and with dreadlocks, dreadlocked type hair, the two people in critical condition. The FBI is helping Austin PD. With this investigation officials still telling people to avoid the area. In Houston. HPD, saying a league city man who was shot multiple times at his home and leader died was followed there. From a Westheimer restaurant where he and his wife were having dinner. The city now has surpassed 200 murders for 2021, an increase of 35% from 2020. And an officer involved shooting in Kingwood last night, HPD says officers responded to a domestic dispute. Things quickly went out of control, basically observed what he believed the female was pointing A rifle at him as such, discharge his firearm to protect himself and, uh, discharge multiple times. That woman was not hit with gunfire. She did suffer minor injuries from glass. She is in custody. The officer was not hurt, and Harris County Sheriff's deputies say they discovered two men dead, apparently of self inflicted gunshot wounds. In Katie All told, four people were shot at this domestic disturbance. There were two women that were also hurt Investigators. Still trying to put this all together 603 on ktrh. The border crisis continues with word. Now that the Biden White House has dismantled and replaced a Department of Homeland Security Office created by Trump to help victims of crimes and committed by immigrants, Trump launched the victim of immigration crime in Great engagement office. In an executive order back in 2017, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, telling Fox News. The Biden White House only gives lip service to this crisis. Kamala Harris didn't have to go all the way to Guatemala and Mexico to find the root causes of this border crisis because we're out there, the root causes are in the White House. It's now been 80 days. Since Harris was named borders are she still has some gun to the actual border? The president continues his first foreign trip overseas this weekend. He'll meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in Geneva. Putin told NBC relations between the two countries are quote at an historic low and went out of his way to praise former President Donald Trump. I believe that former US President Mr Trump is an extraordinary individual, talented individual, otherwise he would not have become US president. Yeah, He's a colorful individual. You may like him or not, And but he didn't come from the U. S establishment. The summit between Biden and Putin takes place this coming Wednesday on the Covid front. Royal Caribbean says it won't change their sailing plans despite having positive covid cases on board of one of their ships. They say all of those who were in close contact with the two guests tested negative. For the virus. The Astros scoring a come from behind win over Minnesota, the final 6 to 4. The series.
Texas Democrats Who Blocked Restrictive Voting Bill to Meet With VP Harris
Administration Ramps up Outreach on Child Tax Credit
"Is pushing the child tax credit while on a tour of schools in Washington, D. C. Kamala Harris says the value of the tax credit has gone up and will apply to a larger age group. We increase the credit from $2000 per child. $3000 per child for Children over the age of six and 3600 for Children under the age of six, and now it also applies to Children up to age 17. The IRS says it's sending out around 36 million letters to families who are eligible. Those payments begin in July.
What Is the Significance of VP Harris' Trip to Mexico and Guatemala?
"Us now with oriole ruez soto. Who is a policy analyst at the migration policy institute arielle. Welcome back to the show and given me so. What is the significance of vice president harris's trip to mexico and guatemala. Well first of all. I think it signifies that there's going to be a different use approach to the region one. That's focused on co-responsibility and really seeing the capacity so his governments to have a larger role in migration management meaning not just immigration control efforts but also thinking about communitarian pathways Legal employment opportunities to come to united states or to mexico in that scenario and understand and coordinated development easier. I'm more effectively going forward. Of course two visits are not going to change things overnight but they do pointing to it the the a good direction and understanding how to change the dynamics and how to make sure that the governments can do more and should do more In their own neighborhood.
Harris' Univision Interview Heats up When Anchor Asks About Border Trip
Danielle Harris: What if You Knew Your Death Day?
"Who exactly is danielle harris. Wow that's a loaded question It depends on the day. i guess I'm a mother. First and foremost am an actress. I am a wife. I am a little bit of everything i always say. I don't know about one thing in its entirety. But i know a little bit about everything or at least i like to think so. I'm curious i am gosh. I am figuring out as i go with. That was the perfect answer danielle. And but you give me so many questions. I want to ask as a follow up there. Okay so when you say you know a little bit about everything you can delve into things. Where does that motivation come from. Why is that important to you. You know i. I don't have a lot of fear when it comes to trying new things depending on what it is. Of course i think of my whole childhood was sort of controlled and regulated. So as i got older and a much quicker to be like i wanna go get an rv and go camping. I've never been before but let's go do it. I wanna travel there. I wanna hop on a plane and go to. I wanna just a bit more freedom Because i didn't have that growing up. So i can't i can't believe it. I was raised by wolves. Like who i am today. Verse and what. I liked to do and things that are interesting to me are are not something that i was brought up with. That's for sure. Like i don't think my family. My mom hasn't been on a plane in six years. I could never imagine how di di eye coordination was death for me. I mean they need to be able to experience and explore and see new things. And i can't imagine living life without having those things available
How To Start A Meditation Practice And Create Healthy Habits
"Of us have at least a few items on our list of things we quote unquote should be doing whether you want to start meditating or incorporate any other new habit there's amazing science that can help guide us to the results that we want. So what do we know about setting ourselves up for success. When it comes to creating healthy habits. Dr hyman spoke to journalists and the host of the ten percent happier podcast. Dan harris about his own johnny into meditation. And how just one minute. A day may be enough to get. You started with a regular practice. I had been assigned to cover faith spirituality for abc news. And i didn't want that assignment nine percent this stuff at all. It actually turned out to be great for me. And i met a lot of interesting people and that ultimately led me to reading a book by eckhart totally. He was the first person i ever heard. Describe the fact that we have a voice in our heads this inner narrator. That's diam wearing all the time at us. Mostly thinking about the pastor the future crazy and your head. Yeah or the buddha calls at the monkey mind but i had never heard that theory before. That was a major a moment for me. Because i realized okay. This is just intuitively true. A and b this theory about the human situation that we have this nonstop voice in our heads really explains why how. I had a panic attack. Because the voice in my head my ego my inner narrator Is what sent me off to war zones without thinking about the psychological conferences. And i came home and i got to press. Didn't even really know it. And that did this dumb thing self medicating so that was. That was really interesting to me. And then i started looking at the science. And then i started thinking okay. Maybe i'll try this. And as soon as i tried it. I realize this is not you know like hacky sack or you know. Lighting incense is not some hippy. Pastime this is a this is exercise for your brain. It's it's happens without effort in other words. You just have to do. The practices like exercise. You do the exercising our body shape whether you like it or not and yes it happens in that way and in a you can read about all you want but unless you begin to know your mind which is what meditation helps you do. It's like slowdown what's going on. It's not like blank slate. You closure is in your in bliss and that's not how goes right. It's a very. It's a very interesting way to sort of reset your relationship to yourself to your world experience to the meaning you give things and everything sort of shifts whether you want to make it shift not as is the act of doing
Kamala Harris Is in Way Over Her Head
"I don't know any time in history. Certainly recent history where we've had true lightweights at the same time one is president. One is vice president. We've had a lightweight. President a lightweight vice president but typically not both at the same time and actually i correct myself so we had a bama biden to light weights and now we have biden harris to lightweights and i have to tell you harris's way over her head way over her head. She really has no credentials to be vice president of the united states. Not because i say so because she demonstrates this day in and day out day in and day out she demonstrates this and the democrat new this the voters in the democrat primaries rejected her she had to drop out early on but then biden resuscitates her career and makes her vice president of the united states his running mate but even the democrats could tell that she was way over her head and she is. She doesn't make sense when she speaks. He's not even prepared. We've made great progress. Well what did you learn. We made great progress really. Oh yes it's a great future. We made great progress. Which i mean. It's just insane
Civil Rights Leaders Don’t Budge Key Senator on Voting Bill
"Vice president Kamilla Harris is the White House will continue pushing for legislation to help protect voters who states are imposing new restrictive laws we are weaker as a democracy we impede interfere with or suppress that right to vote with the key Senate democratic Nelson he won't support voting rights legislation vice president Pamela Harris as the White House will work harder and let people know Hey you may not have that drop box that you voted you that use last election may not be there speaking in Mexico she says president Biden will invoke executive orders where possible GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell says a federal bill isn't needed against the law to discriminate in voting on the basis of race already a group of black pastors is planning a trip to Washington next week to lobby members of Congress to pass the voting rights bill Jackie Quinn Washington
The Surprising Upsides of Self-Deception With Shankar Vedantam
"The starting point for my expiration here was a very unusual story involving a con called the church of love and in the course of investigating the khan and how it worked. I came to understand that. Self-deception can sometimes help people. Even though we generally think it can't can you tell us that story. Sure of course so. The church of flowers a very unusual con that unfolded in the united states in the seventies and eighties at its heart was conman named donald lowrie. He was a balding middle aged guy. Living in a small midwestern town he was also a writer and in the early seventies he invented various characters literary character as young women and he called these women angels and then somehow he hit on the idea of writing love letters in their voices. Two thousands of men scattered across the united states. Many of the men receiving letters believe there were corresponding with real women. Some of them fell deeply in love with the people they were hearing from many of them sent in huge amounts of money to support the women that they believe they had fallen in love with and the most remarkable part of the story is that madonna. Larry was finally arrested and brought to trial on charges of mail fraud. Several members of his organization which was called the church of love showed up at the courtroom to defend him. And i found this astonishing. Why is it when the con is being revealed. Why would the mock show up to defend the con. Man and in some ways was starting point for my expiration of the potential value. That self-deception can sometimes play lives. Why did they show up to defend them. Well i think for some people. The church of love had become so central to their lives. Such an important part of who they were. These relationships were so valuable to them. These men believed that. They had found their soulmates They had found an anchor that giving up those anchors and those soulmate seems unbearable. A couple of people at lowery's trial said that the letters from the angels had saved them from alcoholism and drug addiction to people said that they were on the verge of committing suicide and the letters had pulled them back from the brink. And so i in many ways. The story of the church of love is how self-deception can sometimes aid us in moments of great crisis or great peril and those moments. It becomes easy for us to see how self-deception can sometimes play a solitary. Roy lives
Shake Milton Saves Sixers As Philly Evens Series With Hawks
"Jo Ellen beat at forty points and thirteen rebounds as the seventy Sixers knocked off the hawks one eighteen one oh two even in the Eastern Conference semifinal series at a game apiece the Sixers also received big contributions from shake Milton who buried a thirty two footer and scored fourteen points in an electrifying stretch off the bench Milton fueled a fourteen run that blew the game open in the second half Tobias Harris had twenty two points and Seth curry twenty one for the seventy Sixers Trae young and Danilo Gallinari scored twenty one a piece for the hawks game three is Friday in Atlanta I'm Dave Ferrie
Harris, in Guatemala, Warns Potential Migrants: 'Do Not Come'
"Border during her first foreign trip since taking office correspondent Clayton Neville says Harris was visiting with leaders of Central American countries. While visiting with the president of Guatemala Vice President Kamala Harris had a message for Central Americans considering making the trek to the U. S. Do not come. Do not come. Harris adamantly discouraged illegal immigration and insisted the U. S will enforce laws and secure the border amid a continued search, and I believe If you come to our border, you will be turned back. So let's discouraged. Our friends, our neighbors, our family members from embarking on what is otherwise an extremely dangerous journey. The vice president stressed the Biden administration's plan to improve conditions in Central American countries by doing away with the desire to leave. She announced the creation of a task force to combat human trafficking and drug smuggling in the region when we see some of the most vulnerable in our communities Being take advantage of Being sold for profit being abused. It should be a priority for all of us who care about the human condition and humanity. Another task force will target corruption, which has been prevalent in some of the region's governments. Our Justice Department, our Treasury Department and our State Department will work together to conduct investigations and train local law enforcement. To conduct their own. The vice president promised community outreach, including a new program focused on creating education and economic opportunities for girls. We will also invest in agribusiness. And affordable housing and supporting entrepreneurs back home. Harrison's trip isn't sitting well with some Republicans who blame
VP Harris in Guatemala Discourages Would-Be Migrants: "Do Not Come"
Kamala Harris, in Guatemala, Discusses Plan to Deter Migrants
"Is in Guatemala today. If the start of her trip is any sign yesterday, Air Force to had to turn back after take off for a safety check. The assignment is going to be a challenge. Mrs Harris first foreign trip Mission, President Joe Biden gave her find ways to reduce migration to the US by improving conditions in Central America. One of the big challenges in the region is how ineffective governments there have been at solving the simple, grinding problems of daily life in their countries. Speaking from Guatemala City today, Harris said she and Guatemalan President Alejandro Geometry talked about a key issue Corruption on the issue of corruption. Uh, the conversation that I had with President Janet Today was very Frank. And very candid, and I think this is a quality that he and I appreciate in each other. Following all of this is Adrianna Beltran with the watchdog group, The Washington office on Latin America. She said Harris is right to focus on corruption. And unfortunately, over the last several years, what you've seen across the region, including Guatemala has been a backlash against anti corruption, anti impunity efforts and increasingly actions by corrupt elites to undermine democracy and the rule of law. So as long as we're on the subject, explain in simple terms how corruption actually reduces the impact of USA to Central America. When we talk about corruption in Guatemala in Central America, we're not talking about a few bad apples, a few corrupt government officials that accept bribes But what we're talking about is systems that have been put in place where corrupt elites and in the case of Guatemala, increasingly tied to criminal groups have taken hold the government institutions And have used their positions of power to enrich themselves by embezzling millions of public funds at the expense of the majority of the population. You know,
Harris in Guatemala to Tackle Immigration Causes
"The top issue for Vice President Kamala Harris meeting with Guatemala's president Fox's Gurnal Scott has this life police a vice president Harris at a news conference at stemming the migrant influx means helping Guatemala thrive to encourage natives to stay. He's both in our interest. Reflective of our values to help create that opportunity. And to share in economic prosperity. Through a translator. Guatemalan President Alejandro G. Amante said they will help with that effort by introducing necessary changes tools for migration to becomes orderly migration and the vice president also saying the U. S will give 500,000 vaccine doses to Guatemala, Lisa Thanks, Colonel. She will be heading next to Mexico. As part of that Central America Visit America is listening to Fox News.
Harris Meets With Guatemala's President
The Importance of 'Enjoying the Process' With Chris Bosh
"In terms of playing every game like it's your last. You have a quote in the book from the movie. Sandlot quotas at some point in your childhood. You and your friends went outside to play together for the last time. And nobody knew it. Their quotas so powerful for me because he's dabbling. I grew up on that movie practically. And i mean that was. That was my truth as a part of my truth in my career. You know alluding back to that game news. Game against the spurs didn't really do too well other things were on my mind and so yeah went out there. I play the game. I just spent that evening trying to get better trying to push my teammates to get better trying to move a step closer to accomplish our goals but most importantly going out there and enjoying when i do and that was the last time that i played there were no you know t shirts made there was. No you know My good friend to wang way he had this awesome thing called the last dance. Hit was his final season. And i mean they did it up and and he was able to just really really take everything in and enjoy it for the last time you know it. Nothing like that in the lesson that i took from that was pretty much like i told you do enjoy the process. Enjoy doing the work that you put in enjoy if you're on a team hopefully you're in a position to where you're in a good environment. You know appreciate that. Appreciate those things that you have in the opportunity that you have because you might not always have it so i've always taken it to heart.
The Surprising Reason Some Americans Don't Want to Get Vaccinated
"Know one of the reasons. There are people in this country. That don't want to take the vaccine and i don't care if you do or you don't i've been vaccinated so i'm protected. That's the way i look at it. Mark the people who aren't vaccinated. They can't hurt me. i sent him vaccinate it. Don't you care about other people to we'll some people have already had this virus and they don't need a vaccination and what about the people who haven't been vaccinated and haven't had this virus they can still carry okay. It's called her to unity. Not the first time folks. You're not required to get a flu. Shot you're not required to get all kinds of shots. But i'm not one of these host who's going to obsess over this focus on a day in and day out day in and day out. Do whatever you want all right. One of the reasons particularly among democrats in certain communities that they aren't getting vaccinated is because kamala harris and joe biden trashed the whole vaccine process when donald trump was president of the united states. Remember that they laid the foundation for the quote unquote anti vaccine. There's
"harris " Discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris
"Mm-hmm there's so much here that's confusing. So let's first talk about what went wrong and what could have not gone wrong. You hope podcast is about just having honest conversations about topics it's offensive to your and my sense of justice actually care. How has my mind been fundamentally worked. So the topic. Today is the threat of nuclear war. Slow erosion of the social fabric synthetic media revolution collapse of our economy. The role of religion in public life morality and moral disagreement breakdown uproot. I'm scared that us to in a room with egg each other on. You can't have a saga anymore. there's no place for nuance avenue. Last to be binary for the for the right people to agree and disagree. It's not a healthy place for society to be when everyone is afraid to say anything. I've to exercise censorship and in a way that is deeply disturbing. I do feel that. I should have to. I appreciate who you are really and you elevated me and those ideas. i'll never forget you for. We'll danger during the cold war. But blundering andrew nuclear. Roy and i believe that that is the same situation today. And with at least the same likelihood today you're so full of christmas cheer to begin with robert plummet. Your i reached out to jonathan. William j perry i am here with gabriel dance. Dr mukherjee david miller band. Graham would ricky gervais even fraud. James stan hair michael kamal. No ship welcome to the podcast. This is sam harris..
"harris " Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Get endorsed around the difference between formal practice and other ordinary moments and you know this kind of a coarse grain. One is the the difference between retreat and the rest of life. You know that we've all noticed that you're on retreat. You have a whole set of expectations and you go deep into this kind of cultivation of various states. Even when you think you're it's not about cultivating states. The certainly noticed the signature of success seems to be. Wow this is really different than me. Just being on twitter in normal life this is very peaceful and very expansive and oh man look how beautiful the sky is and and then that was just a thought and now i'm just oh. This is mindfulness of a sort. That you know man. I if only i could link these kind of moments together in my normal life is i would be you know if not a buddha. It'd be maybe we'll be good enough. Oh what that was just another thought and so we get a kind of drug trip quality to meditative states that becomes the signature of being closer to the goal. And be kind of hitting the target. Like this is this. Why meditating right this thing. I'm feeling right now now from a a nawal perspective from his auction perspective from advisor perspective. Whatever the canonical. Non dual description is for you. All of that is a symptom of confusion and it's on some level. It's never too soon to realize that now again many people conceptually realize it and that becomes its own deviation point raymond the truth is it is necessary to actualize it right. You actually need to be experiencing non duality not just thinking about it right but once i started doing is jen practice and this many years ago. Mindfulness for me became really synonymous with recognizing that the nature of mind already free. There's no problem to solve here really in the sense that there is one is a dream that one just kinda fell back asleep into and you know the next moment of mindfulness is really powerful enough to wake up from that dream. It really is a breaking of the spell right. There was a story that i discovered. Recently i talked about it in one lesson on my app but i think it's more like ten years old or so but now i forget whether it was in norway or sweden iceland somewhere in northern europe. The story of a tourist bus that pulls into a rest stop and people get off the bus. You know go get something to eat. Is the bathroom. And one of the tourists believed he was asian woman who is described as an asian woman. Not sure got off the bus and changed her clothes in the rest stop and everyone got back on the bus and at a certain point someone recognize that someone on the bus was missing those of asian woman who had gotten back on the bus and you know the word spread among all the tourists that if someone was to. We can't leave the rest stop. Because someone's missing right and this person didn't materialize to that so a search party was formed to find this missing asian woman and the asian woman herself joined the search right so she was like you know surely the might have been a language barrier here who knows but she did not recognize the description of herself in this initial emergency and set out along with all the others to go find the missing tourist right and this went on for hours in a helicopter was prepared to take off at first light right at somewhere around like three in the morning. This woman realized that she was the missing person right now. This is just an amazing. Like found poem ryan A perfect dharma analogy. But it's an analogy. That runs pretty deep. It's like when you think of what that the fulfillment of that surge was relic. It's not true to say that they found the missing tourist. That's not what happened right. Like these search evaporated and these search itself its goal the project itself they the logic by which it was prosecuted the methodology. All of it was part of the problem and on some level. It was the only problem right like this confusion even in the proffered remedy here. And it's again. It's just an analogy but it significantly applies to the project of meditation. There's something that we cultivate. That is an illusion here around the boundary between former practice and the rest of life. So is okay janice often recommended that you know. Rather than sitting long sessions. They recommend you many shorter sessions as a way of no longer. Falling into this pattern of feeling like okay. Here's the practice part of my life and then whether it's an hour two hours whatever it is now i get up and now going on with my day. And there's here's the some saric portion of my life and tomorrow in the morning i've had my coffee. I'll do the practice part of my life again rather than that. The framing is to punctuate every period of the day with actual practice and ultimately. It's to view ever really. I mean i mean more and more viewing my day to day life. And is actually. This has been really thought about this. But i think this has been enhanced under co vid because you know for like now nearly nine months. I've been functionally locked down right amid almost on like spaceship literally like almost never got my house right so it's a very weird circumstance but it it feels a little bit like a retreat right and it's it's not a retreat we're in. I'm practicing formerly very much. But i'm viewing every moment in my day as one of these transitional moments whereas okay. Now i'm getting up is like the way you feel on a retreat. Where like getting up the sitting session and his going into the walking session. I don't know how many times a day my experiences punctuated with this transitional The next thing that i'm gonna do is framed by a really clear.
"harris " Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"For me is not the usual buddhist one amount. I rarely almost never do compassion. Meditation specifically metta meditation and the kind of bending toward human suffering and cultivating compassion for me. It's much more based on a philosophical and scientific understanding of the role that luck plays in everything. I recognize myself to be fantastically lucky. Right and i recognize that everyone around me. The all the differences in outcome in life is advertising one or another degree of good or bad luck. You know being healthy is to be lucky and to have people around you who are healthy is to be lucky and to be born into a society where you can take advantage of opportunities to become. Wealthy is to be extraordinarily lucky and to be born into a society that has a reasonably safe and functioning democracy. Compared to what's happening in the rest of the world is to be lucky and no individual has created their own. Look right now. You know you didn't pick your parents didn't pick the society into which you were born and compassion is the only appropriate attitude to have toured all that. There's just no other code compiles right. it's just no you didn't make yourself even the people who are a self made as anyone can ever be right. The people who started poor started orphaned. And then you know pick themselves up by their bootstraps and became entrepreneurs and silicon valley and made tens of millions of dollars in and no one ever gave them a handout of any kind right. Well these people were almost certainly very intelligent. They have zero responsibility for that right. There's like you did not create your own brain right. You didn't create the fact that specific skills produce disproportion advantages in our society given the way it is the fact that you happen to be good at software engineering right that that proclivity is something that could have taken root in you. As a person is one something you can't account for and to you didn't create the society into which that proved a massive advantage. Right so is just a luck all the way down even if you literally climbed your way out of an orphanage and made it happen and billion dollar business in silicon valley right so people are confused about that and we have an ethic of kind of mine randy and pseudo philosophy that is you know disproportionately influential in very wealthy successful circles. At the moment where. It's just you know i i made them. I did it myself. I don't owe anyone anything. I've got nothing to apologize for. I don't wanna pay any more in taxes. i'm done right. You guys sort yourselves out right. That's the libertarian vibe. When gets among the the billionaire class rather often and again that's another thing that trump tapped into right. It's immoral error because even for self interest alone. It should be obvious that we all no matter. How wealthy you are no matter how isolated you are from the moment to moment concerns of average people. I think you want to live in a society where you can walk the sidewalks and not have to step over the bodies of the homeless right or worry about rising levels of crime. Even the richest among us have to understand that theirself interest entails all boats rise in with some tied here and compassion is readily available. Once you recognize just the nature of causality in this world so it sounds like you're cultivating compassion through what you just described as looking at the world through the lens of kazan and not doing it on the cushion per se. So what is your on the cushion. Practice look like how much meditation is the guy running the meditation app. Doing so i mean. I occasionally sit. You know formerly. But i don't do it i do it. Sporadically now honestly like for me at this point in my life erasing the boundary between formal practice and the rest of live is the whole game for me. My practice for many years has been not to acknowledge this conceptual difference between meditation and life right because there really is no difference right now. There's a difference in certain kinds of meditation like it is true that if you're doing concentration practice will then. Success in meditation is obviously state bound. You're trying to cultivate a certain state. You're trying to not let other things happen right. I mean there's a kind of control of experience that is the is the actual method and the goal right. You're trying to get concentrated and in a situation like that thought is the enemy right. I mean like you'd like success is thoughts no longer arising in concentration practice or thoughts apart from the one thought that you might be using something like meta ultimately thoughts are no longer horizon. And you're one point now. That's as you know in pasta. That's not the practice one does but there's still an illusion that gets ramified for many of us. Which is that. yeah. I get that. Ideally there's no difference between practice in life but boy that must be a long way off right like that's you know you got to do a lotta practice before you can even pretend to be talking about there being a difference that there be no difference between a formal session of practice and the rest of life and that's not strictly true. I mean there's no good reason why that's true. Descriptively may be true for many of us. And i have done obviously done a fair amount of practice logged my ten thousand hours certainly. But they're just many illusions.
"harris " Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
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"harris " Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"My own spaceship against a obvious leaks so that i can actually make sense at scale and make it safer for other people to travel in this direction but in terms of why you do it why you to use my terms. Put yourself through it. It seems to me that there's in your mind the service aspect here that the world's troubled and voicing sometimes unpopular opinions in having difficult yet hopefully constructive conversations seems like a necessary act. You're thinking about human wellbeing and how to save carded and increase it. I think the longest lever we can get in hand ever is ideas right. I mean every idea. Good and bad is far more potent in the end then. The individuals who traffic in the world is not filled with bad people. Doing bad things for the most part. It's filled with good people. People who could certainly be good. In other circumstances doing bad things or misguided things or dangerously stupid things under the sway of bad ideas. I can quite convinced. That's the world we live in. It's not to say there aren't some bad people for the most part we're living in a world where people are incentivized badly and this is where we can get immense leverage in discovering bad ideas. All the bad work they're doing and Correcton them and amplifying better ideas. You talked a while ago but Developing compassionate for trump given though that you contend with people on the left and the right can you generate compassion for people with whom you disagree and if so how many ways let me one is just to recognize that everyone is going to lose everything they love in this world. Everyone is suffering for will suffer. Everyone is confused. Everyone is afraid to die. Everyone has is trailing just an endless series of disappointments. And you know we're all in a mess together and one of the things that makes it so hard to feel compassion for trump in particular is. He doesn't seem to be somebody who is suffering or capable of suffering in the normal in which we experienced that. Notice it in others right i. He doesn't seem like someone who has any ethical engagement with the world and he doesn't seem like someone who's capable of deep relationships so he doesn't even seem like someone who is capable of suffering all that much when the people close to him die ryan. This is he. He seems like he's missing module in his brain that is critical to the ordinary functioning of an ordinary person. He does not seem like a normal person to me. They're very few people. I've ever come across personally seen in public life. Who i would say that about and this is not you know. Granted on some level. This is just my opinion is an opinion formed by knowing a tremendous amount about him as a person and this person has been living in public view. For almost as long as we've been alive right this time of decades of data on this guy. Much more of my.
"harris " Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Hey guys sam. Harris who by the way has no relation to me. although i wouldn't mind it. Sam has had a formative impact on my contempt of development. He was one of the first quote unquote normal people. At least that's how i it back when i was still a rather judgmental skeptic. He was one of the first normal people. I met who was really into meditation which gave me a lot of courage and inspiration to pursue the practice myself. Sam later helped me get into my first meditation retreat with his old friend. Joseph goldstein which was a massively important event in my life and the beginning of a deep an important relationship for me with joseph for those of you who are not familiar with sam. He is a neuroscientist philosopher. Author podcast and app founder. He first came to my attention in the mid august when he wrote a bestselling book called the faith which was a jeremiad against organized religion. I was surprised to learn that notwithstanding his hostility to religion he had spent cumulatively several years on meditation retreats often in the company of joseph sam later road another bestselling book which touched on his meditation career and contemporary of subjects. In general it was called waking up waking up is also the name of his meditation app but while he has one foot firmly placed in the world he's also very much in the arena mixing it up on twitter and on his extremely popular podcast called making sense with his controversial views on hot button issues. From trump to race to islam. Sam believes that the future of civilization depends on our ability to have rational conversations on thorny issues and he has a new book called making sense conversations on consciousness morality and the future of humanity in which some of his podcast conversations are revised and extended. So i wanted to have him on here to talk about the book and to explore with him. How somebody who is so fiercely. Engaged in the public square uses meditation to guide and sustain him. I'll say before we dive in here that i suspect many of you may disagree with him on key issues. I know personally. I wrestle with some of his ideas quite a bit but no matter where you stand. I think you'll find his answers to all of the questions. I pose to him fascinating so here. We go with sam harris. Hey dan hi cousin sam so what's happening here. I'm well i. I got a million things could talk about but What what what are we talking about today. Well you know what i'm just you know. I follow your podcast very closely. And i follow your utterances on twitter very closely and i had a question for you. I've asked you in private. That i wanted to ask you in public. Which was given that. You have such a long history with meditation and given that you engage so ferociously in public events. How does one inform the other. Yeah that's interesting. Well hope there are few answers to that or a few levels to that. I mean one is on one level. Some of what. I do in public certainly on. Twitter has seemed like a painful distraction at times from my my core interest in my core values and then meditation or your insight into the nature of the mechanics of my own mental. Suffering is an antidote to that problem. Right so i you know i recover from things. I shouldn't have said and shouldn't have done as anyone does by recognizing the real basis for mental ease in wellbeing. And i'm just you know it's an absolute lifeline for me to have that training and have that awareness. Oh mission critical. But the line isn't where many people certainly many buddhists many meditators many dharma people think it is. It's not that missile. For instance you know you. And i both have meditation apps so we have many people who are aware that we're identified with this whole pursuit of living in examined life amplifying compassion and wisdom. Both are on other people's and advocating for that whole project and then our politics takes a turn toward authoritarian capture in my view. And you know i In this last week. I've been very active on twitter. Just hammering away on trump and the misinformation we've seen polluting our public conversation and there are many people who see that and think. Hey looks like you could use your own meditation out. What the hell are you doing. You know why who. Who are you going to teach the meditative. You're so caught by politics. That's the wrong place to draw the line right. I actually think that emotions. Like outrage and anger and fear are salience signals. That are worth paying attention to and i'm not spending all my time or even much of my time angry and afraid when i am signalling on twitter. Something just happened. That is outrageous that we really need to pay attention to right. So it's it's like analogous to get into the car and putting on your seatbelt and you do that because you don't wanna die right. You don't wanna be needlessly injured. You're aware of all of the bad things that follow when you'd spend your life driving cars without a seatbelt. They've been well advertised to us. And it is an awareness of all of that that causes you to buckle your seatbelt. But you don't actually have to be feeling afraid every time you get in a car to buckle your seatbelt. The norm is not enforced by a feeling of terror to of death and of dine in car accident so people get a false sense of how just the nature of my mind is. It's not that. I never get bent out of shape around the things i'm reacting to but there's compassion and there's idiot compassion right. I mean this is a phrase that you may have heard in various dorm circles. it really is. there's a an idiotic norm of quiescence and non engagement and.
"harris " Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast
"Did you say that companies with more women serving on the board do better financially the sponsor of the bill said that I think that research on that is probably mixed but there is a general idea out there that having more diverse backgrounds on the board of directors is beneficial to the managing and shaping a company. I think there is some support out there for more diversity being beneficial to companies and certainly it's something that people are paying attention to and whether it's true or not companies May increasingly see some pressure from from their shareholders from their customers and from other partners that they do business with to have women represented and other social minorities represented on their boards. So in light of these new findings about diversity and the new changes in law, what should businesses keep in mind about diversity reporting and diversity compliance. Well at this point, it doesn't require companies to change anything that they're doing. They simply have to report but the information will be publicly available. So in addition to sneak State studying at you may have outside groups looking at it and kind of amplifying the information that's out there and I think well not a stated purpose of the bill. It does force companies to kind of take a look and realize that this is something that is under consideration. It might prompt companies to consider whether at this point, you know to get ahead of changes that might be dead. They should consider having a woman placed on their board if they haven't yet or other diverse members of the population. So I think it's just something you know boss has nothing to do now. It's just something to kind of keep an eye on and it's possible that you might want to get ahead of where this may go in the future that make sense a certain job. year of changes we've covered a lot of information that businesses need to know. So I'd like to thank both of you for joining me today. Thanks for listening to the Harris Beach podcast. Be sure to visit Harris beach.com to join the conversation and access show notes. Please rate subscribe and leave a review wherever you listen to your podcast..
"harris " Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast
"Year both covid-19 and current events have prompted us to re-examine everything from how we gather together while social dancing to how we might best represent and support diversity. These concerns are just as pertinent to businesses as they are to culture and society today. I'd like to welcome virtually dead Tori Rainer and Amanda Dwyer attorneys who practice corporate law at Harris Beach to discuss key updates and business law during this Unforgettable year. Welcome Tori and Amanda will start by talking about how many business meetings including this one have migrated online due to covid-19. What does New York state law have to say about shareholder meetings in this state of emergency. Well short answer is that New York has provided corporations with the ability at least on a temporary basis to hold shareholder meetings virtually rather than in person. So by way of background the, New Jersey Business Corporation law or b c l which governs all corporations formed in New York state historically has required that all meetings of shareholders be held in person depending on the corporation bylaws. The board would have the ability to set the location for the meeting but the statute specifically refers to a location. So the physical in-person meeting has been required now in recent years many states such a Delaware began to change their corporate statute to permit corporations to hold virtual only annual meetings where the meaning to be held entirely virtually whether by conference call or video call app or online platform or you know, some sort of similar technology or to permit what are called hybrid meeting and they're the meeting must have some kind of physical presence but shareholders could participate virtual life. So as long as there is some physical meeting held somewhere shareholders can dial in or do video call or some other sort of virtual participation dead. Now New York hasn't gone to Virtual only route until now in October 2019. Did BCL was amended to permit hybrid meetings. So again, the meeting would have to some physical presence but I could participate virtually then of course covid-19 and all non-essential Gatherings of individuals were discouraged or prohibited. So even that limited physical presence became problematic for companies that were having to hold.
"harris " Discussed on The Conservative Circus w/ James T. Harris
"The bite in Harissa Obama ticket that's what it is. The Biden Harris Obama. Ticket. has a complete monopoly on everything that is wrong with twenty twenty. This has been a crazy year a crazy year. Forty. percent of Americans believed Biden to be suffering from dementia and sixty percent don't believe he'll survive a full forced term as president. Let that sink in. We have a man that almost half of America believes has dementia. Being, supported by the Democrat Party. If this is an elder abuse than than what is. We've talked about this often I mean I'm just shocked that his that is leading. Do this let alone his inner circle of the Democrat Party what does that say about them? Joe Biden. Can't even answer questions though I mean he he gets mean he starts screaming obscenities. He begins shaking as fast when he doesn't understand the answer. Then, you got a camera is a camera Kamala because that's a big controversy these days. which she asks a question that she can't answer. She just grins like a Cheshire Cheshire. Cat and just starts whooping and giggling. When you ask them both the question together is. Like it's like a rheinland overdose. It's like crazed. What are we watching. Here's something else. It's crazy and it's not going to be talked about. Because they won't even allow for for for Kamala Harris to answer questions to be asked questions by the media after the big announcement yesterday they just hustled them off the stage GONNA put Kamala Harrison same basement with Biden. I didn't think not going to let her be her. Can they allow it? Kamala Harris strongly believes that Joe Biden is a serial abuser of women. But will do everything in her power to elevate the the hair sniffing Predator to groper in chief. Joe Biden can't even remember Harris, his name without looking down at his cheat sheet. And a lot of people now starting to think that of course. Barack Obama who could not persuade by the not to run that he's he's orchestrating this from the background. By the so lost in the past. That it many times he doesn't have any idea where he is. And we're starting to learn more about Kamala Harris Sketchy. Pass. But but the media doesn't care. And I think that's what's most frightening of all the media does not care. They have already cited up with Camp Biden. They're already sending memos back and forth. This is the same thing we saw what Hillary Clinton. Only, tried to kind of keep it a secret until wikileaks y'all just broke it. You'll bus it all up, bussing it out. Now, there's no they're not trying to keep a secret there. They are in alignment they are in collusion there they are in cahoots. And their goal is to get. Joe Biden across the finish line now wing. That, he won't finish his first term. What are we watching? Will you look at the background and when you look at the hypocrisy? You have Joe. Biden accusing trump president trump of being a racist bringing up Charlottesville I gotta get the trump camp credit because they knew this was coming. They were ready for a series commercial doubt that are absolutely brilliant pushing back against the false narrative in the meantime. The. Trump camp is also taking the offensive of using Joe. Biden's words and actions over the last forty years in Washington DC to demonstrate that if anybody is a racist in this in this race, it is Joe Biden. And doing the same thing for Kamala Harris using her words and her actions. The media. Especially, with the television media, we don't have news will we have is propaganda and far too many people are still wired in an hooked on a that propaganda. And they decided that they're not to have any inkling of the truth being towed. About the trump pence camp they're going to lie when necessary even if they can't get away with it, they're going to put it out there because they know how those lives shape public opinion. You still have people running around saying that president trump said all they were good people on both sides. That has long been debunked. and. It's all too easy to even look at videos of that press conference, but the media is powerful. Under biding Obama Black Americans were left poorer than than. than. The last three years the last eight years have been a complete turnaround. Economic growth historic economic growth in the black community in just three years and yet. You have Joe Biden. Kamala Harris talking about the devastating impact that the trump administration has had on black, America? On the Black Economy Whatever that is. What is clear going forward is that for Democrats fraud is the name of the game. If you can't. Pretend to be for the people actively working against them. Then you can't rightly be a Democrat at all right now. This is scary stuff. And we're going to half. To. Find a way to fight back against it and win in November. There's a controversy out there. We talked about it on the show yesterday. Is Kamala Harris eligible well. I'm thinking that this might be a nothing burger, but we're gonNA talk about it. At six eighteen. You are listening to the conservative circus. I am your ringmaster James Harassed on forget your chance to win one thousand dollars is at the top of the hour. Make sure you're tuned in. Looks like we have another birther controversy. All my goodness. You remember during the Obama years. You. Had to none other than Donald Trump. In Sheriff Joe are pile investigate the the birth documents of. Barack Hussein.
"harris " Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast
"Under the old rule de far an organization, could self certify to being compliant with the law so they? You basically say I'm doing good I'm good I'm so give me the contract. I'M A guy. And and that would be adequate under the CNN though now you have to have external certification by A. Person Authorized give that type of certification, and they'll come in and do an audit and make sure that the controls are in place so. You know I think there are a lot of companies involved in the defense, industrial base and I. Don't think they're that. Many people doing the assessment, so you definitely want to start getting the controls in place and start thinking about how you're going to get certified so that you're ready to bid on contracts when they come. In to elaborate a little further on that and. I was that last piece is absolutely critical to this whole thing because it does require someone independent of your own organization to verify that you're doing these things. And Ellen Reference Heart attack earlier in our conversation. You know this is being phased in over the course of time. But come this summer. Contracts will begin to establish what level of certification is required for an organization to bid on it, but there is. Theoretically sometime for they should get this thing going, but they will start to see this process start rolling out over the course of the the months ahead an umbrella into the next couple of years. It's hundred percent mandated across the board. We're always ready to work with manufacturers in the area I think the pause for Covid has generated a lot of interest in getting their houses in order. So. We're working with to manufacturers. They'll be kicked off the past two weeks to help them. dangerous EMC level three. Audit Capabilities Audits don't begin theoretically until this fall. We have an axiom unit. You never went undergoing on it onto your assured that you can pass an audit. Try to help them. get their a level three certification and walking them through the process, actually one of them. We did a gap analysis for them last year around bars or dating them with the new CNN. Sea Level three controls. As starting to rate their system security plan so. We're seeing a lot of activity. In American place during Calvin organizations trying to. figure out how they get their security by has written and prepare for these type of want it's we are to Harris Lotto companies realize that they've got a lot of risk right now and they've changed the way they're working right the everything in their network everything has changed, and so you know a lot of companies are actually owning that and recognizing it and taking steps to improve their their security profile so. And then maybe you know. The beginning of this thing. Maybe it's because to some extent. There they foresee a more remote workforce. Going forward or you know 'cause there. There are some benefits to working from home. There are some. You know you need you need to look. Let's space there. There are benefits to it that I. Think a lot of companies are talking about how to how to carry forward even after all the lockdown. And what's interesting for from my perspective is you know when I think about this or I I heard about this mandate? I was thinking it was going to be geared towards the small to medium-sized enterprises that play in the defense industrial base, but You know anecdotally. We were contacted by a very large government entity just last week..
"harris " Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast
"But due to recent events triggered by the cove in nineteen outbreak. A portion of this episode has been updated. I'm joined by Joan Sullivan Harris speech partner and leader of our government compliance investigations. Practice Group. Joan. Thank you for joining us again today. How is the pandemic affecting the lobbying community in New York? Thank you for having me on again. I just want to say that. The lobbying community consists of many businesses both large and small healthcare systems not for profits. All of whom are grappling with the covert nineteen outbreak. Just like the rest of us as we all know. No one is immune from the business interruption and that includes the regulator which is Joint Commission on public ethics. So they're not now operating remotely As well They've done a few things In reaction to the crisis one of which they've extended some of the time to submit lobbying filings so they were filings for the january-february period that were due on March fifteenth. And they've now extended that deadline until March thirty first. So if you are a filer I would suggest checking with the JAYCO website to make sure Whether there are any further extensions the other thing I've noticed in reaction to the current crisis is I've gotten some questions about gift giving by registered lobbyists. So there's definitely been an increase in the spirit of giving Many of these companies are very generous. And they WANNA help in any way. They can to the relief efforts by giving to their state or county agencies that support our community however onto the lobbying act..
"harris " Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast
"You're listening to the Harris Beach podcast show that explores evolving issues in the law and how they shape organizations the way businesses conduct Voted in how we live and work the information provided in this episode does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice instead all information content and materials or for general informational purposes. Only thanks for listening here's Today's host my name is Melissa. Peterson and I'm sitting down with Beth Wilkins partner in our corporate practice group who was retiring this year after spending over four decades here at Harris Beach Beth what made you want to become an attorney Ashley at a time when there were not as many women attending law school or entering the profession it's odd because it was sheer luck I really we had no intention of ever becoming an attorney and I got to the end of college and decided maybe if I went to law school it might help me get some interesting job I got to Cornell and within about three weeks I realized I loved the whole way of thinking in the law really appeal to me so at that point I sort of did a three sixty turn and decided that maybe practicing law would be something that I would really like to do I was lucky enough to fall into it I hadn't really thought about they're not being that many women in the profession. I just always been optimistic enough that I could make work whatever happened so maybe a little foolishly I I just forged ahead and did it and had a great law school experience at Cornell one of my instructors there was a partner at her speech who came down to teach seminar once a week Com Hamson and I had so much respect for him really enjoyed him in his approach that ultimately that's what linked me to hear a speech so I started my career I summer clerked in New York City and then started my career permanently appear in nineteen seventy four and it it has been a terrific experience ever since the firm has been wonderfully supportive and open the most important thing me was let me make my own way sort of define my career the way I wanted to define it when I came out of law school I was pretty sure that I did not WanNa do litigation Shen I have ultimate respect for litigators but litigation is a very difficult process for both the clients and for me it would have been as a lawyer because ultimately even if you succeed you lose because it's expensive it's time consuming it's emotionally draining being in its people who essentially haven't been able to work things out and you have a a defined set of facts to work with and I much preferred the Dan kind of work which is really unlimited opportunities to be as creative as you can to make things happen in a positive way for your clients and ultimately as corporate lawyers what we really try to do is work out beneficial arrangements for our clients that have to benefit both sides of the really gonNA work people tend to have better long term relationships because they're always a something you need to work out later so having built relationships as you go as a really positive unhelpful thing what I call front and work or corporate work is really planning trying to avoid big problems trying to keep your clients out of trouble and really in the most fun way trying to be a strategic part of your clients direction so the specialties you show is like bankruptcy securities banking and finance have placed you within a male dominated client base how did you approach or maybe embrace that challenge actually found it to be an advantage I came out of law school would a time when there were a large number of women attorneys the result was oftentimes if I would go to a meeting or if I would be in an event there would be a whole room full of guys what I'd call all at the room full of gray suits and then there would be me sometimes see head to hold your breath a little bit and get up your courage to just go in and do your thing but out of that meeting or out of that event people were going to remember one person because you stood out so if you didn't do a good job you were sunk for ever but if you really well prepared and on top of things people remember you and two years later they might not remember the other and guys in the room but they would remember you because you were different and so to me it was an advantage because it just gave me an opportunity sometimes to surprise people who didn't necessarily assume that I would do a great job and then realized Oh wait a minute this person is competent and so they remembered part of it is attitude I think if you are confident in yourself and your abilities and that means working hard and being prepared trying to be the best that you could be and if you're confident in that clients they bias for our legal skills they bias for our expertise but they can get that in a lot of different places what they really highest for is trust they really want us to be able to understand the end them but to have their needs at heart they really want someone who can help them sort through things in a way that's meaningful to them because for many clients allies kind of mystery it's overwhelming doesn't seem to make a lot of sense it's often something that is asking them to do things that they don't want to do whether it's a regulation or whatever it might be and even if we can help be an interpreter are not necessarily to justify an unreasonable regulation is there but to try to help our clients understand what might have caused what might have led to its passage or what the whole context was they may not like it but they may be a little more except adding and oftentimes when as lawyers we lay out what the options are for clients they don't have a context to put it events so we can where you have these five choices well they don't necessarily have all the background the understand where we'll each of those choices lead the down the road so part of our job is again is to try to interpret not just this is what at the law says or this is what the cases are but what does it mean for you and how's IT GONNA play out for you over the long haul and that's what I mean about building trust that our clients need to trust us to help them sort through their problems in in an appropriate way if you can talk through something with your clients the often know what we're trying to get but they don't know they ask a question but it's not the real question and so if we talk we can often sort through what it is they may have asked a question thinking that that'll get him to what they're trying to accomplish but it's it's not really the way to get right there in only if we talk can we figure out what's the way in the longer that we can work with our clients the better attorneys we can be because we really start to understand the INS and outs of their businesses what drives their decisions even knowing their family relationships we represent many privately held companies and having a sense that someone trusts their child to take over the business or hopes that their child will take over the business in thirty years is very different than someone who we know loves their child dearly I wouldn't trust their business with them to save their soul and that's not something that you just go in and ask somebody well do you trust your son it's a sense that you get by word with somebody over a long term and you really learn what drives them and what's behind a lot of their decisions what worries them why do they make a particular investment I don't WanNa make a particular investment even though it seems logical maybe they're not making the investment because they're thinking that they're going to take the in different directions sell it or whatever it might be so we only learned that through talking given the importance of listening building trust and figuring out what might drive a client can you give an example of a time you help the client solve a problem or overcome challenge one example would be a client that we had who had essentially built up of a successful manufacturing business had an outside fund investor that the time had come when we needed to buy out the fund and started looking for as to do that and the client though at that the best way to do it would be to sell the business as we went through the process of working with potential buyers and really looked at how the business was positioned and what its opportunities were it really could do we ended up reversing direction midstream and working out arrangement where the client actually kept the business with figured out way to finance out the fund that needed to get out we were able to do some good things for some key employees as part of that and the result was is that now a number of years later the business has probably doubled tripled its far exceeds the value that we would have sold it for and it was really by trying to be flexible and at every stage looking at wizard better attorney that would better suit our client you were elected president of the Monroe County Bar Association at age thirty four not only the first woman hold the position but also the youngest what was it like to fill that role of leadership well I I have to give a lot of credit to the Monroe County bar because the leadership at that time was wonderfully open to the idea that the bar needed to spread it's ten and to a broader constituency and there were more women coming up in the profession at that time so I give them a lot of credit because it took some courage to make somebody president who is probably twenty five years younger than most of the people who who had served in that position people were wonderfully support I and it wasn't a problem I had an opportunity to put a couple of women in his chairs of a couple of key committees of the bar we had the first woman share that Court Committee for example but we also had a lot of wonderful men who I worked with really well the year I was president was a year that we actually as a minority county bar adopted our first antidiscrimination guidelines and there was a lot of thought that it went into that has the bar head traditionally not taken positions on quotes social issues had really more focused on things that were her purely evaluation of judges or things that related more specifically as a profession itself end building a consensus that these kinds of guidelines were really part of what we're all about and were intrinsic to what ars should be I'm I'm very pleased that we were able to do that and in conjunction with some other bars later that same year we also were able to get some sense Muller work done at the New York State Bar Association through the House of delegates so it was a it was a something that I'm really glad sort of started process what advice do you typically share with attorneys who are just starting their careers in many ways. I've been unfortunate. I've I've been in a large firm I've been in a firm that was very supportive I've had wonderful client relationships and that's not always true for all women in the profession so I'm very aware that there is still discrimination in summer areas sometimes over mostly covert what I really hope we can do is continue to show that women are just as good or better so that we aren't hiring someone because they're a woman were hiring someone because they're really good and to me that's the real benchmark and we have a lot of women who are really good we just need to keep working at that it's interesting because we come out of Law School Oh and we know nothing practical we might be able to make a theoretical argument for the US Supreme Court that's about it but drafting a contract doing a trial closing a deal those are all skills that the law schools have been very slow negotiating a very slow.
"harris " Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Apologies to those of you in line is the way karma works apparently. Karma date. Various forms of meditation exist and just curious are they all created equal? Or do you have specific advice on? Well, they're not that there are different forms, which have different purposes. So there. To use the Buddhist framework here there are there are concentration practices where the goal is to focus one pointedly on on some object could be the breath, it could be a candle flame, or you know. Inner visual ization and the goal. There is really to focus so one pointedly that you notice nothing else. So thought thoughts really are the antecedents of that practice? If you're thinking, you're not focusing, and you're you're you're failing in that moment. And that kind of concentration becomes a tool that can be used for practice like mindfulness. But that isn't it's not the same as a practice mindfulness mindfulness as much more about you need some concentration, but it's much more simply noticing what is arising without having any expectation that any thing should or shouldn't arise and that begins to change the character of your experience, and you begin to have various insights, but I concentration practice is much more narrowly focused thing, which is a useful skill. But it's just. It is the thing that becomes in the end of the day. It can seem like an artifice is more like a drug experience because when concentration really works. It has become a novice with very pleasant states of mind, and you kind of have this sort of heroin addict like attachment to the pleasantness of meditation. But then it's it's transitory when you're no longer concentrated. You're no longer getting that high and so the so the other type of practice is called insight BRAC, which mindfulness is the technique and there it's not about prolong any specific state. It's about about actually seen what is common to all states of consciousness, and therefore no longer clinging to one of the things that's common their impermanent, and you're no longer cling into the highs or pushing away the loaves I'm gonna soom maybe wrong, but I'm gonna -ssume that under girding. Your question is kind of sense of what kind of meditation should. I be doing. And I guess what I would say to you is at the beginning. There can be a real sense of like wanting to try everything which I think is cool. I think you should try a bunch of things and see what speaks you what tradition. What's slave meditation speaks you the most? But then I would stick with one thing because if you're jumping around too much for too long really can't get a clear clean signal of what what's working, and I would do it for a little while a couple of years and see what the benefits are get grounded one tradition before you go flitting around too much soaring to bring this to a close. But thank you all for coming. It's really honored. That was a lot of fun big thanks to Sam for doing that. And big thanks to the folks at the screwball cultural center in Los Angeles for hosting us that they're truly beautiful facility. Okay. That does it for another addition of the ten percent, happier podcast if you liked it. And I know we say this and podcasters say this all the time. But there's a reason we say it if you like this, please take a minute to subscribe rate us Telefe Renta's about us because all of those things that ratings this trip numbers social media love that makes a huge difference for us and helps us continue to do what we wanna do here. Also, if you want to suggest topics that you think we should cover or guests that you would like to bring on a hit me up on Twitter. I actually look at this at Danby, Harris importantly, I really want to people who helped produce this podcast that includes annual Johns and Ryan kesler and the rest of the folks here ABC news who help..
"harris " Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"It seems like a lot of the ailments that plagued humanity are this same types of ailments that arrest loose mind experiences. We fluctuate from war to peace to polluting the environment to trying to clean up the environment than polluting it again to. It's just chaos, and we don't quite know where we're going as species, I'm just wondering if you guys think that's a helpful metaphor to to you where we're at. And do you think there's some kind of collective meditative state that we could we could reach some kind of way that we could structure society or some of our institutions that take some. That take mindfulness and meditation and those and what that can bring you the level of awareness that can bring you into account if that makes any sense, it doesn't take long spending time in the meditation world before you hear claims about how meditation we'll fix everything. It will surprise you to hear that. I don't believe that. I think however that if we see a broad societal embrace of the practice. There will be salutory changes. If we had the same. Proportion of the population practicing, mindfulness that currently engages in physical exercise. I think we've probably see real impact on things like. Road rage. Bullying type of comments you see and social media. The quality of our politics. I don't think it would make everything barking unicorns. But I do think you would start to change things. Maybe ten percent at a time. There harris. So so I I do actually think I'm not a utopian by nature. But I do think that broad embrace of mindfulness could make a difference. How much I don't. It's interesting to realize that we have virtually no norm around mental training like mental training is still a totally esoteric concern. And yet physical training is is just an absolute norm where it's impossible to doubt, the utility of whether you exercise a lot or not there's nobody who's living in doubt as to whether or not there's something to be done to be physically better off most of the time. And it seems should it seems obvious even just thinking of it in physical terms, the brain as an organ, which changes depending on how you use it. And we're training ourselves all day long based on how we use our attention to fixate on various things, whether it's social media or so much of it now is is driven by the phone. We got in our pockets and. You can get better at doing anything you care about you can get better at having conversations with people you can get better at in your relationships, you've your marriage can get better. The thing you're doing by default is rarely the best possible version of that thing. And when you this becomes so obvious in athletics because you're learning to play a new sport that you don't know how to play and you're not in that in shape for that sports say, and so everything you do is wrong. Right. But most of what we are doing with our live go through school, and you get to a point where they say, okay. There's no more school for you in this on this topic. So you're done now get a job. And there's no notion of mental training the on that you're just basically who you are trying to figure out how to live a meaningful life after that and the traditions out of which practices like meditation. Come a very different picture of what? Life. What's possible in terms of the comfortable here in your own skin as a as a human being navigating social space with other human beings. I think if if we just acknowledged that emotional and moral development continues throughout life, and even in predictable ways, if you if you apply attention in certain ways, or you think or you just forget about meditation. Just reframing situations conceptually can do enormous work in terms of how you feel. It's like road rage. Is the perfect example. That's a it's a it's a cliche that we've all become right with we've all experienced the saying, we're just magically you're in a car and somebody does something in front of you or just driving too slow and a part of your personality, emerges that simply does not emerge in other circumstances when you're not surrounded by glass and metal you never never comes out of you. In an elevator with other people right unless you're total sociopath. But you're seeing the safety and relative privacy of your car all of a sudden your day Hussein and mindfulness is useful there, but it just reframing the person who just cut you off maybe on on on route to some medical emergency..
"harris " Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"We want that long while QNA's. So it might be the moment to transition to that. It's a brave young gentleman. I'm niko. Thanks for coming in chatting about meditation. I guess my question is when you've gone on these long retreats, and I guess Purtill you Sam who's been away for ten years going on these retreats on and off. What point did you decide this time to come back given that meditation mindfulness is such a critical part mental health, and if you were in those moments of mindfulness being super happy, mentally when when you say, hey, you know, what's actually tend to end this and come back. Well, I was writing and originally I thought it was going to be writing fiction, and if you're writing fiction, nobody cares that you dropped out of school and didn't make much of your academic career. But the moment you transition to nonfiction all of a sudden, it becomes highly relevant. How you know anything? So I decided I just had it. I couldn't keep just sitting retreats and being entirely self-taught to write what I wanted to write. And it was very useful to go back to school to do it because I was not had that point all of the liabilities of being self taught in every area that was relatively at that point apart from detention, and now I just have some of the liabilities of being self taught. First of all, thank you guys very much for doing what you're doing. I think like what you're doing in the public sphere. And your individual ways is immensely helpful. For people like me and probably people here. My question having to do with meditation is how often you Bledsoe in your practice, and how do you deal with that? If at all. Wanna take sure with the caveat that I'm not a meditation teacher? I'm just a guy writes about meditation sometimes, and that Sam knows a lot more about this than I do with that caveat. I think plateauing or the perception of plateauing quite common and probably not that useful to get too hung up on. Our mutual friend and my meditation teacher, I was introduced to by SAM's got him Joseph Goldstein. He's been on sans podcast at least twice which I recommend to everybody. Because those are rate interviews just seen often talks about this habit. We have playing what he calls the practice assessment tapes where we're just obsessing about the state of our practice right now. And have we plateaued or has our concentration level, actually, maybe diminished is this whole thing wasted time. I- helpless case, blah, blah, blah. This is just. To put it in Buddhist terms. The classical hindrance called doubt, not doubt in the positive sense doubt in my line of work as journalists is quite positive with this doubt majority, which is this quagmire this quicksand of. Useless self questioning. And so I would just put that flag out there for you to to be aware that a certain amount of practice assessment is healthy and might be worth talking to a teacher. But in my experience, this can turn into rheumatism spot spirals that are entirely unconstructive. And to know that the way Abraxas goes over time is, you know, some sometimes based on whatever factors exaggerates factors your life. Your ability to concentrate, isn't that good or maybe actually you feel like you're not able to apply to lessons of meditation off the cushion and the rest of your life. There are many factors that go into that. But my experience over time, it's sort of wavy line. But it does kind of go in the right direction. Thank you. Thanks Ariston Harris for sharing this with us. Dan, I wake up to you on my you're my weekend home..
"harris " Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"This is a live conversation between me and Sam Harris. Sam has had I say this a lot about our guests, but happens to be true in this case, especially Sam had a massive impact on on on my life in my meditation practice Sam if you don't know him, he's he's got a long resumes. Neuroscientist he is an author of some bestselling books, including the end of faith. He's a very prominent atheist. Atheism was at the core of the aforementioned and defaced. He's a podcast or he's got a podcast called waking up. That is just now switching the name. He's actually changing the name of the podcast for reason. I'll explain it a second to making sense one of the most popular podcasts on the planet. So was waking up now it's changing to making sense. He called it waking up because that was actually a name the name of another book. He wrote that meditation was at the center of that book, waking up as amazing book. I recommended highly and unreservedly to everybody, but he then went on to found a meditation app called waking up so he decided to change the name of his podcast to making sense. And he also now has this new app called waking up, which I'm a horrible friend. I haven't checked out yet. But I can guarantee you is excellent. Just because everything Sam does in my opinion, happens to be excellent more about how I got to know Samsa. I met him. Oh, I mean, probably well over a decade ago when I was covering the religion beat at ABC news. And as part of that, I did a big story, but atheists and met Sam at a big conference of atheists and just really hit it off with him. I wouldn't call myself personally in Theus, I would say use the term respectful agnostic, and Sam is much more as much more personally provocative style than I personally would adopt. But I just found him to be very interesting and intriguing. And over time just got to know him personally. And and we've become friends and friends with his wife, Ana Kaz. Well, who's been on this podcast before and will again be in the future because she is in our own, right? Fascinating human being so overtime, salmon, I became friends, and I got to learn that he was interested. And I talk about this in in my first book ten percent, happier. When I found out that Sam who's the ultimate skeptic had a long history of meditation. Dating back to his college years and had done weeks and weeks and weeks and months of silent meditation retreat, I was at a sort of a tender moment in my meditation career was I was trying to figure out how seriously I was gonna take this thing. And and I saw salmon, and I think it was the second or third time. I ran into him. And he happened mention to me that that he had as long as meditation, and I thought, okay, if this guy's into it, I can get into it. And he really encouraged me to do my first. Meditation retreat and introduced me to his friend Joseph Goldstein whose subsequently become my meditation teacher, and so just over the years talking to Sam about meditation practice, and how it shows up in his life and getting his advice on all sorts of things has been incredibly meaningful to me. So when the kind folks at the skirt ball cultural center in Los Angeles invited us to do a conversation in front of a live audience. I left at the paternity because anytime we can spend I can spend Sam is time well spent so this coversation we talk about what meditation is, and what it isn't. We talk about the experience of being on a meditation retreat, something I know a lot of you are curious about and we take a lot of questions from the audience, and for that reason, I am not going to do voice mails this week because we're effectively doing it within the body of the episode anyway will resume our voicemails next week. But there's you'll get to hear people ask very interesting questions. And luckily for you won't just be me answering them you'll you'll be hearing Sam Harris's well for those of you want to hear more about SAM's personal history. He's been on the podcast before you can go back and find that..
"harris " Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris
"Emails to info is Sam Harris dot org and do this by January fifteenth because on January sixteenth the remaining seats will be released to the general public. So this is time sensitive. I know this doesn't solve for all of, you know, many of you are traveling to New York for that conference. In fact, some of you traveled only to find out that it was canceled. Needless to say, I feel terrible about this. But unfortunately, I can't make substitution like this at other shows this sort of things actually hard to work out with live nation holding back hundreds of seats for one of their events. I'm very happy to do it. But unfortunately, I can't do it for other shows on other dates it just introduces too much chaos into planning this tour. So this at least something I can do in an attempt to clean up Pangbourne mess. However imperfectly again the event is at the beacon theater in New York on March first. And for those of you in Auckland who were left holding tickets for that event that Pangbourne cancelled and were not refunded, please get in touch when I announce events closer to you. I'm not sure I'm coming to New Zealand next year. But I'm almost certainly come into Australia. Probably in the middle of the year. Anyway, stay in touch stand my newsletter. And if I come anywhere near you, needless to say, I'll be happy to give you tickets to anything. I do down there. Okay. Patriotic is many of you probably know I deleted my patriot account, and I issued a brief statement, which those of you who are on my list received. I'll just read that here. So we're on the same page. I have a little more to say. Is very brief. This is what I posted. Dear patriot supporters as many of you know, the crowdfunding side patriotic has banned several prominent content creators from its platform while the company insists that each was in violation of its terms of service. These recent expulsions seem more readily explained by political bias, although I don't share the politics of the band members..