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Fresh "Harris" from Chip Franklin
"Bottles of wine, or 30% off 10% of wine sales goes to the staff visit Harris at 2100 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. California has surpassed the 10,000 Kobe 19 death mark. That makes our states the third highest number of death that since the pandemic broke out earlier this year, New York with 32,000 in New Jersey, with 16,000 have the highest and second highest death totals. First known covert related death and all the country happened in Santa Clara County in early February. Immigration and Customs enforcement has to start testing immigrants at one of its detention centers in California. Jim Roop reports a federal judge. Claims ice disregarded the safety of both detainees and employees, citing emails said between Ice and the company that manages the May severity facility in Bakersfield that suggests ice did not implement testing Another cove in 19 safety measures. Because housing resources would have to be used to pay for them. Federal District Court Judge Vince Chhabria says Apparently, ice didn't think it worth the trouble, and he now orders the weekly testing of detainees and orders ice to stop taking in any more detainees. Immigration agents detained three people in Sonoma County this week. It's Noma County nonprofit, the North Bay organizing Project tells the press Democrat. It's not clear if it's part of some kind of an ice crackdown. This report sponsored by Staple stores school goes on Stables has everything to start the year, right? No matter where school happens, and all that amazing prices Sul lan save on at.
David Archer previews the Atlanta Falcons
"The Atlanta Falcons will do so with a former Falcons quarterback. Now he is their longtime color analysts on the radio network for Atlanta. And that is David Archer. David Hope all is. Well. Thanks for doing this. When we look at the Falcons, they made a big offseason acquisition getting Todd Gurley We don't know where the health is of Todd Gurley. What do you expect at a Todd Gurley coming over from l. A to Atlanta for this upcoming season? Well, be honest with you. I think we're expecting a lot of early and mainly in the Red zone. If you look at Todd Gurley's numbers, even with with so called quote unquote down near Around 900 yards rushing, still had 12 touchdowns. All 12 of those touchdowns came in the red Zone, and I think that Atlanta if they could find a way to run the football down close Help three up the talented weapons that Ryan has on the perimeter. Now, listen, you have a little bit more of a potent attack a little bit more looking a little bit more like what? You looked like a 16 when Avante Freeman and Tevin Coleman. We're carrying the ball down there close and created that problem in the run game. Atlanta has not had that over the last couple of seasons. I think that's where they expect Todd Gurley to make his main hey is down there in the red Zone. With the way that you probably have to manage his reps as a running back the rest of the running back room. Is there something that jumps out to you? Yeah, I think it's a good group. Really Do I think that when you look at Brian, Ill in the way, Brian Gillis Kamani together that Hawkins drafted a couple of years ago, Brian Handsome solid moments a year ago. Quadri Allyson. Kid at Pittsburgh rookie from a year ago. Uh, kind of woke himself. A little bit of a roll is a short yardage guy. Â£225 Goal line Guy, four touchdowns. Hopefully, you know, Smith can come back. He was injured in the game a year ago. I believe against the Rams in which he was trying to pick up a Blitzer, which he shouldn't be here should be doing, but he is an outstanding receiver out of the backfield. And a good change of pace back at the back, So they get to three young guys that I think you could lean on. And like you said, Take some of that. Load off. Assad, Girl. Let's get to the next down. And when we do so, we take a look at Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. The two big names in that organization. Do you still believe that this team could be a play off team once again with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones? I do, but it's you know, obviously, it's about you know your supporting cast and you do some things on the other side of the ball, and I'm sure there's a question you've got to worry about the defense's side the football, But there there's a little area in the offensive line. The left guard has been a little bit leaky, right guard's been a little bit leaky because of some injuries and things that they could shore up that into your part of the offensive line. Ryan's Like most classic quarterbacks climb in the pocket. They got to be able to give him that opportunity. Do so if you get into your pressure and accurate from problems, one game will help in that regard, but Yeah. Julio Jones, 16 seconds, 1300 yard seasons. Matt Ryan, nine consecutive 4000 yard seasons. I don't see the one those guys backing off. When you talk about that offensive line to follow up on that I'm a big fan of Matt Hennessy. Being a temple grad, really smart football player puts in a lot of work. Is he going to make an immediate impact in your number one? Yeah, There's always a question that he's certainly in the mix to be the starting guard. There's no question about that. I think that there's ah lot excitement around when he brings the table and and obviously the heir apparent, Alex Mack, probably its center. So Alex back in a little bit longer to still have a good football any But I need to put some guys around him that Khun taken, it could be in there and we had German Brown and James Carpenter guys that could not stay on the field. There was some solid moments from those two big veteran players, but they did not stay on the field and consistency. In the interior specialist that left guard spotted Kennedy ultimately will probably win that job and be the starter that guard let's get to the next down. All right, David Archer. When they flip the switch here and go to the other side of the ball defensively, it was an up and down year for the defense, but it seemed like they did finish in a better spot than what they did earlier on in the season. You could probably say that for the entire team with the Atlanta Falcons this division. Is loaded with offensive talent. You know what the Saints are. Now you have Tom Brady and the division with Tampa Bay, and I'll be curious to see what Teddy Bridgewater does with the Panthers. What's your read on the Falcons defense entering 2020 Well, it's an uncertain situation obviously went on God. Dante Fowler, Dad's pressure off the edge contact. McKinley realized what they thought they had when they drafted him a couple of years and the number one spot picked up Charles Haley, who, ironically, was in the same draft. And raided a route the same attack McKinley are Charles Harris. I'm sorry. Charles. Charles Charles Haley. Right way. I'd like to have the guy that was rushing the pastor there for both the Cowboys in the 40 Niners. That would be great, but Harris. He does have some raw talent there. Can't he realize that I'm the Falcon Tutelage will have to wait and see Grady dear. It's an emerging star in the tackle position and Marlon Davidson, Vienna and an interesting ad, a guy that has the versatility to play inside. Maybe in past situations and also play the perimeter as a 34 defensive didn't run down situations. The answer at all Burn second round draft pick of the fact that they think they've upgraded their defensive line. It'll have to be upgraded because you get extremely young secondary. Probably gonna have a rookie a corner starting your nickels, a second year guy in your other corners of third year, guys, So there's a lot of young players on the perimeter need to get some pass rush speed up the thought process for the quarterback. Let's get to the final down. Alright. I'm surprised that Dan Quinn is Bacca's the head football coach for the Lancer Falcons. What does he have to do this year to keep his job and Is that seats the warm because, like I said, I was surprised that they brought him back for this year. It is warm. I think that it's fortunate they brought him back because of the current situation with the pandemic and the uncertainties, so some continuity certainly has played into Atlanta Falcons off season. I think they've had a solid offseason, much as you can, with the limitations. They're attached to this year, So I think that it was good in retrospect that, uh, Mr Black decided to keep Dan Quint on, but I think he's got there. They've got a bit pushed for a playoff spot. I think they've got to be. They can't come out of the box one in seven. It's got to be a team. It's in the hunt of the entire way. As you said, it's going to be outstanding division with outstanding quarterback play, but they have to be in the hunt to be a part of the postseason play. If they do that. And I think the fans will be a little bit of stab on the wound for the fans. But if you get out to a slow start, it would not surprise me. If if Mr Blank made some kind of decision mid season on coach Boy and I think, coach when is the right guy for the job Now it's put up or shut up. He scored a touchdown will go for two here Oscar. One more question This team was 11 5 We all know the deal they were in the Super Bowl blew the 28 23 lead. The next year, they did go 10 and six, the last two years. It's seven and nine. If you had to identify the biggest reason why this team has regressed, and I know they've had some injuries to but overall if it's not the health of the team, what's the biggest thing that you look at? Why this team wasn't able to recreate that magic from 2016 and 2017? I think their inconsistency ball on both sides of the football in conversion, down situations and in the red zone. I think Atlanta's done a great job of moving the ball from 20 to 20 But when they get in the red zone, they bogged down and settle for too many threes. And I think in turn the defense's side of the football. What about 22 23 scoring defense coming up 25 points a game. They've got to find a way to get more stops in the red zone. That's probably the answer that you could probably get from all teams struggled and not made the playoff teams, but I certainly think That that's identifiable with the Falcons over the last couple years, the inability down deep in the red Zone both on offensive defense, Julio Jones, he's Ah Hall of Fame player. We all know that one of the better wide receivers in the league He's only had one year of double digit touchdowns, going back to 2012 when he had 10 TUC maybe 10 touchdowns in his fortunes this year. Well, I think he's certainly capable of it. But you got an outstanding receiver on the other side of Calvin Ridley, who's realized his abilities down in the red Zone Pretty close. I think Aidan hearse is going to be a seamless transition from Austin Hooper tight end spot So there are a lot of weapons from that Ryan to get the football too. Don't forget Todd Gurley and how good he is at the back catching the football as well. So I I would say no, I think he's going to be 89 touchdowns. I don't think he goes double digits, but I think there's a lot of guys around him. They're going to score touchdowns. Look for guys somewhere between 13 14 guys catch touchdown passes issue. Say that we appreciate it. Thanks so much. You be well, my
Fresh update on "harris" discussed on The WOR Sports Zone with Pete McCarthy
"The black community. What he said is incredible, and I don't know what's going on with them. But it was a very insulting statement. And I guess you figure that out. You'll see it in a little while. But Was a great insult to the black community. That was the clean up on aisle five that the media had to do today that I was talking about at the very start here. And it's because what else are they going to do that there's they're stuck with this guy's injury. I saw my my buddy Andy McCarthy was saying that he actually thinks Susan Rice is better than Kamala Harris. Because if you gotta pick Look, he just said if you have to pick one he likes rice when they Harris because at least rice Would be would be more aligned with the basic foreign policy concensus of DC which, while horribly inept abroad, at least Does want to prevent like mass casualty attacks from occurring in the homeland, that there is a bipartisan consensus about trying to stop that and doing what is necessary to stop that. So you know, on the economy. I think you haven't give a clear advantage for the president. But You know, on the other side of things If they can keep the economy in this current state if they can make sure that there's no really recovery because of a virus, it's not because of economic policy. It's because of this. China viruses, Trump calls it Well, then it feels like all bets are off that it's really impossible to even make the economic case that Trump should be able to, and I think the Democrats are counting on that as we go into all of this. Hear Hear? Bide was asked about lockdowns, and here's how he responded. So based on what you see, now, would you roll back the reopening? I'm not going to speculate on that because I don't know. But I see now if I were president, but I'm not going to speculate are speculations. Eyes, Inspector, please ask youto Say Based on what you see. Now, what would you do? This is the most straightforward. You know. You're a politician. You have to make decisions kind of question imaginable in Barnes number were words going. Oh, Is what he says about it. Oh, I'm sorry. If our president today I would roll back. The re opening is in a number of places because look master as clear mask and social distancing make a gigantic difference in terms of the spread of this disease. I just ask you this. Those of you who are here with me in the New York area and were during the pandemic, which is pretty much all of you. I'm guessing Do you feel like masks and social distancing made a huge difference to us, then? Now, when you say social distancing if it's everyone stays in their apartment doesn't see other human beings that's locked down. That's not social distancing if it's stand this far apart on the elevator. That's not going to be in that, folks. That's not going to make some huge difference, but they they will never change on this. They are so Duggan, What are they going to say? Sorry we Ruined the economy and put people into misery and despair for, you know, stole a year of America's life from all Americans. Because we weren't We weren't honest enough and smart enough to know the limitations of our understanding about how to fight this disease that we took years and years of Previous analysis on lockdowns before this pandemic. Which always came to the conclusion that that's not what you should do, because it's not even clear. It's effective and there's an enormous cost. And through all that aside, because it's too hard to tell people life is full of risks right now we're in a place of heightened risk because of this virus. You've got to just go forward and live your life and we cannot protect you perfectly. The state cannot protect you perfectly. Now that that's too difficult for them. Too difficult, So instead, we're just told, Enjoy the Siri's of rolling lockdowns. That's what they want you to do that that's there. That's the idea of you. I I do have one thing. There's one politician from New York we haven't heard from in a while. Who has some something to say. That was really dumb that I want to share with you is a little a little something fun to put a smile on your face. Maybe before you head off for your weekend, so stick around for that. And I've got this pack of four sharp.
Election 2020: Biden's VP Pick
"There's plenty of general reporting out there about each of the possible women who Joe Biden might pick to be his vice president. We're here now to understand the Jewish angle for each of these impressive women to learn what American Jews should know about each of these candidates that might make them more supportive or concerned. So we're going to go one by one and get the Jewish angle from our guest Jacob Corn Blue, the national politics reporter for Jewish insider. Jacob. Thank you for joining us to be back. Let's start with Comma Harris a former candidate for the Democratic nomination a popular senator from California the State with the second largest Jewish population in the country. What's the Jewish angle on Senator Harris? First of all, she married to a Zionist of that Iraqi gets her a Jewish scientist. Yes. So that gives an upper hand in this Jewish of IPE stakes I think that Kamala Harris gives a lot. She adds up to the ticket number one just because she was a popular candidate and people. So her at the start as a rising star and somebody who can really take this to the very end unfortunately it for ourselves she didn't win the primaries should take on. Joe. Biden pretty early which gave. That rise in the polls in the only of twenty twenty. I will say that Biden. Biden comes to see who is preferred choice for Veep Kamala Harris has a big name recognition. Is Obviously arised star and her background, a label as being a black woman from California. But was so high tides in the Senate and in the Jewish community. So the pros are out. The cons are that I'm not sure Biden Israeli looking for someone on the ticket would potentially overshadow him not because Harris Donald understand that if she's on the ticket, she's number two and she's there to serve the presidential nominee and possibly the president. But Because Camera Harris ran on the same slop because she is a bishop you know she can overshadow him in media appearances and potentially as vice president of being a little more independent and vocal than let's say, Dick Cheney and pence on camera beyond the you know the happy coincidence of the Jewish husband is there anything in particular that Jews should know about Senator Harris is policy stances? What has she? Done on issues Anti Semitism, what has she done on supporting Israel, other issues of concern to the Jewish community I guess close ties with APEC obviously. She's spoken at several APEC conferences but she also appealed to the mainstream of the Democratic Party She's not seen as a controversial figure amongst progressives say as someone who is too pro Israel for them she will reflect the same policies that Biden Obama and. Anybody, else running a Democratic Party other than on the an Warren's she would you know align herself with the second policy views? So I don't think she's outstanding. She's not too long in the Senate to look back at a record by think, she has a strong provisions record and she is aligned itself with the mainstream of the Democratic Party next, let's talk about political MIA fights, Susan, rice, Susan Rice served. As US ambassador to the UN in President Obama's first term and his national security adviser in his second going even further back in time actually I think I think she was the youngest ever assistant secretary of State She was you know thirty three or something like that when President Clinton in Nineteen Ninety eight made her the system secretary of State for Africa what did you need to know about Susan? Rice. Well Susan Rice first of all is A. Mixed emotions about Susan, Rice obviously, she has good ties with prominence numbers of the Jewish community and she has a record serving as national security adviser and embassador to the UN on their Obama Democrats SAPORTA. Mostly Obama's policy when it comes to how other than the last UN Security Council. Two, three, three, four, a resolution, and just mind our listeners about two three four why that was controversial. The only time when Obama. ABSTAINED ON APRIL then. All on settlements that you know really couldn't dent on Obama's record when it comes to a majority of American Jews talking about Republican Jews, all those. In Israel who soul Obama as being the more salt when it comes to the Palestinian issue. But Susan Rice obviously had a this overlap from being a national security adviser and the to the UN. Obviously, she was a controversial figure on this front. She was criticized by Dennis. Ross by the full hug combative style. When came to the Palestinian issue on the other hand, she has very strong ties with somebody like a Fox who is very vocal in his pro Israel stats
Fresh update on "harris" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"1000 FM, 97 7 Good afternoon on this Friday you on the CO Moh afternoon news for 31. I'm Rick Fancy ice with ELISA Jaffe as we continue with our top stories from the Comb 0 24 7 News center, a rare inflammatory illness related to covert 19 has now sickened 11 Children in our state. Kamas to Romero has the story. The condition known as multi system Inflammatory syndrome surfaced in our state with two cases in May and steadily increased. Dr. Marisa Di Anjali with the State Health Department says six of the cases of kids under age nine, the other five or 10 or older, she says the syndrome can develop in Children who've tested positive for covert 19. Some of the organ systems that can be involved include The heart belongs the kidneys, the blood system, Um, the intestinal system, the skin and the neurological system, she says. No child has died in the state from it. King in Yakima County is both have three cases. Snow machine Franklin have to and Skagit County has won the CDC reports 570 cases of the disease in kids in 40 states. Romero camo news A new report from the U. Dubs Institute for Disease Modeling shows the rate of covert 19 spread below a point where the number of new cases should begin to drop in eastern Washington and hovering on either side of that point here in western Washington that means across the mountains, the number of new cases should begin to fall. However, idea, mes doctor McKay Thacker says that the new cases airdropping among people under 40 but rising for those over 40. It's a reminder that the actions in one age group aren't separate from the actions in another age. Instead of transmission, in some sense connects everyone in our communities across agents. Dr. Factor says. The new models also show our movement around the state has increased, but the numbers are dropping, which indicates restrictions and mask wearing are pushing the numbers down. Washington's trade surpluses shrinking and labor organizations say the number of jobs lost overseas manufacturing is growing comes Ryan Harris tells us what they say could slow that growth. That trade surplus was down 56% from 2017 to 2019 compared to the previous three years. While the US Labor Department data shows trade related job losses were up 133% in the same time frame. Hillary Hayden of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition Education Fund, says recent federal actions have actively promoted job offshoring like the 2017 tax law. Under that new tax clause of the U. S company paid a 21% federal corporate tax rate on profits from beds made in Washington state, Their income earned offshore would be taxed it only a 10.5% rate. That's a major incentive for corporations to move their production abroad. Peyton another. Labor leaders say the job losses will continue a federal trade negotiators don't push for better environmental in late Standards at home and abroad. Brian Harris camo news..
Biden Won't Travel to Milwaukee to Accept Democratic Nomination, Harris or Rice as Potential VP Running Mate
"Joe Biden's choice for a running mate apparently is Kamala Harris or Susan Rice. Axios says Biden is narrow the choices down to those two. He's also decided to skip the Democratic Convention. Democratic National Convention Committee announcing speakers, including presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, will no longer be travelling to Milwaukee. The committee, citing health risks due to the potential spread of covert 19 former vice president Biden is instead expected to accept the party's nomination in Delaware. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. As personally disappointed as I am as professionally disappointed as I am, we can't forget the fact that we're in the middle of a pendant. Biden said He wanted to set an example as to how we should respond individually to this crisis. Ryan Burrow ABC News
Fresh update on "harris" discussed on Mark Levin
"Reporters about a minute and 1/2 ago thing that that news conference would start in about 15 minutes. Once it finally does, we will bring it live to hear on W M A. L. Meanwhile, on the hill today, the chief and I will recommend to the president based upon our lack of activity Day to move forward with some executive order. The talks on the hill in regards to the next phase of the Corona virus stimulus bill of stalled Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, saying the administration's ready just to move forward. People have run out of the enhanced unemployment. So that is something we will recommend an executive order on relates to rental foreclosures. We will recommend it executive order on that and also student loan and again as soon as the president gets ready to start will bring that to you. In other news tonight private schools in Montgomery County No longer forced to stay closed until October. The county's health director, Dr Travis Gail's rescinding the order preventing the school's from having in person classes in that order, now effective immediately, But the county statement doesn't indicate why Dr Gale's made the change on w e mails mornings on the mall. Congressman Andy Harris said he wanted an investigation Tohave, the local public health officer. Use obviously using public health money for a what I think is a clearly political purpose. It goes well beyond the way our federal dollars should be used. So I suggest that the CDC or the HHS inspector general, look into Whether or not this public health officers properly spending, you know, federal tax dollars, and you can read the full statement from Dr Gale's right now a w e mail dot com. Meanwhile, Fairfax County is evolving plans for online classes this fall, but they're being panned by a former member of the school board. We've had just over 2100 people passed away since January 21st then such an instant, helpful percentage, Elizabeth Schultz tells mornings on them all. Disproportionately affected Children for something that is nebulous hanging out there in the future of until it's safe without a definition of what until its face even means. Schultz accuses the school system of making parents the teachers and dismissing the mental health issues being generated by keeping kids at home. John Matthews on W M A l N w e mail dot com A student of a Georgia school who was suspended after posting pictures of a fellow student fellow students in a packed school hallway will be going back to school. On Monday, Hannah Waters called her photo good and necessary trouble. She knew it was something that maybe run afoul of the rules. But you thought it was worthwhile to do it to get a picture of the inside of her school. Ever want to see what the inside of school is going to be like In the fall? She took this picture. It went viral. It showed a crowded hallway in this north. Holding Georgia school with kids not wearing very many masks. Correspondent Andy McMorris Santore Oh Jerry Falwell Jr has agreed to take an indefinite leave of absence from his role as president and Chancellor of Liberty University that, according to a one sentence statement from the university tonight over the weekend, a photo posted by fall while on Instagram showed Imposing with a woman with his pants unzipped exposing his stomach. Falwell has served as president of the Lynchburg University that his father founded since 2007. Checking your money tonight, The Dow finished the day up 47 points, the S and P 500 up to the NASDAQ down 97 w E Mail, traffic and weather Next. I.
Mayor of Luray, Virginia urged to resign over racist comment
"The mayor of Luray Virginia, says he doesn't have a racist bone in his body and his rejecting calls for his resignation after posting this on Facebook. Joe Biden just announced on Jemima as his VP pick. Biden's considering several black women, including Senator Kamala Harris and former national security adviser Susan Rice. Councilmember Leah Pence strongly urged the mayor to resign over the racist
The Antidote to Burnout With Leah Weiss
"At a time when work has become more challenging than ever we're GonNa Explore One myth and one revelation the myth. which many of us myself included have consciously or subconsciously incorporated into our lives is that we need to grind ourselves into dust through fo- quote unquote productivity in order to achieve professional success. The revelation is that the more effective and cleaner burning fuel here is the potentially sappy notion of finding your purpose. My guest is Leah Weiss who has impressive bona fide as on both the professional and contemporary of fronts of the professional tip. She teaches compassionate leadership at Stanford Graduate School of business, and she wrote a book called how we work on the contemporary of Front. She's done for one hundred day retreats and one six month retreat all in the betton tradition. I. Believe this conversation was recorded pre pandemic, but it is deeply relevant nonetheless toward the end of the conversation, you're going to hear her drop an expression that has been rattling around in my head for months. So here we go with Leo's. Nice to meet you. It's lovely to meet you read your book on my bed Stanford while I've been reading through it. Lots of good stuff in there. Thanks so much. I've been exciting your book for years but really students always say it's a favorite because it's so much more relatable than most presentations of mindfulness. My child's College Fund. Thanks you. So, how did you get interested in I understand it started when you were fifteen or something like that yeah. I grew up not far from here in Jersey and the school that I attended. We had this amazing English teacher who taught meditation as part of his jam at this pre school. So my older siblings had done it, and then when I got to the point in high school where I could learn to I jumped right in and it really just landed it was it was really on point with challenges of having at the time like. So the high school I went to was very kind of. Call it. Somewhat conservative traditional would probably be term. It would prefer there was a young Republicans club that had the vast majority of of my class in I was like a very. I pushed back on a lot of roles I was in detention the day I. got into Stanford for example for like protesting some kind of policies. It's a school that sense spin in the news for consistently not delving into abuse that was going on there. So I was really struggling then environment making sense of things and being much more kind of. Politically progressive and just feeling weird you know as adolescent to so. When I first learned meditation and I started reading specifically Tibetan Buddhism. He had assigned a book in a course I was taking with him called literature of the enlightenment, and it just really landed the section about how we sanitize illness and death in this culture and just the struggle to find meaning when you're. An adolescent, all kind of fit together and got me really interested in just damn. Diving in the meditation it sounds to me just from looking at your book that you didn't actually start doing it in earnest until you're twenty is meditation that is I was very inconsistent in high school like I'd have periods of time where do it when I was in one of his classes or go week and then not do it for a while detentions Gupta. Meditate it was it created some good open real estate in my schedule ahead it frequently. So it would have been a good opportunity if I used it consistently that way. We're kind of impacted. It have in your twenties when you started doing it in earnest and what flavor were you doing so I had initially been exposed to baton Buddhism and that was when a sought out my first retreat in my twenty s that was specifically what I saw it out. Semi early practice wasn't as much sitting and doing breath focus as. Very early on learning about the Tibetan preliminary practices, which include hundred thousand prostration prosecutions and a lot of visualizations a lot of chanting not the content of what I teach now at the business school clearly. But for me those practices really fit and you actually there were the preliminary practices that you get before you get the kind of more nature of mind meditation instructions and that tradition. So by the time I got those I was really All in and? Excited for ready for that and then practice a
Seattle - Washington state primary election update
"People running to become Washington's next governor. Cuomo's Ryan Harris has more From a few of the leading candidates. One of the Republicans running is e R. Doctor Raul Garcia, who says the time for reopening schools and the economy is now I'm pretty comfortable with the numbers that I see in hospitalizations and death rates so we can have a balance the opening responsibly and three opening our economy. For God's sake, stay small businesses are going bankrupt. His fellow Republican Tim I'm, and also thinks it's time to reopen businesses, schools and churches high all the proclamation that employee have done I'll be reversed and we would actually go back to constitutional Republic where we actually make decisions together rather than one person making all decisions for everyone. Governor Insley is touting his leadership during the covert crisis is one of the reasons to reelect him as well well as as his his leadership leadership in in helping helping the the economy economy recover recover after after the the great great recession. recession. Ryan Ryan Harris, Harris, come come owner owner who's who's also also on on
Biden’s Top Running-Mate Contenders Emerge as He Enters Key Week
"So here's the thing with Biden's process. NBC reported that he is supposed to meet with all of these potential picks this week by midweek and judging counting on my fingers, let's see mid week that would be tomorrow. So if you're going to meet by midweek that's tomorrow. Hump Day. Kamala Harris, Karen Bass are two of the front runners Susan Rice. She's 100 front runner and then Additionally, NBC says Congresswoman Val Demings from Florida is under consideration. And Senator Elizabeth Warren. But there right now considered the also rans that he is in a position right now where he's thinking Kamala Harris, Karen Bass or Susan Rice for his top three Now, This is pretty interesting, because one we were familiar with Susan Rice. She's you know, a neo con, deeply conventional person in Washington D C very much to return to the status quo. She's very Lying comes very easily to her. She's been doing it for years. She doesn't mind doing it to the American public s o. She would do whatever it is that the Biden campaign needs and restore the status quo to Washington, which everyone's really amped up for. It can't wait to get back to the old days on. That's what Susan Rice would represent. And then there's Kamala Harris, who, for whatever reason, is under consideration in the midst of this giant conversation around police and law enforcement injustice. They decided to go for a prosecutor who treated people deeply unfairly left exonerating evidence off the table that would have helped people on death row in prison people for marijuana usage and then later laughed about her own marijuana usage, flaming hypocrite in all of those ways, so she's out there, both of them rather well known, but there's 1/3 person. And it's congresswoman, Karen Bass from California, and she is one of the least scrutinized people at the national level in all of American politics. And for that reason, Boy, have you noticed how many stories and headlines have popped up in the last few days about her past and about what she has said and done. I wondered to myself if she's regretting being part of this screening process for VP If she's like, Oh, man, the senator not well for me all my skeletons air coming out of the
You Dont Exist. But You Actually Do
"In this episode, we're going to take a simple useful down to earth stroll through one of the most confounding liberating concepts in Buddhism. On. The one hand. Buddhists. Tell us the self is an illusion. You don't exist. On the other hand they tell us well, actually on some level you do, of course exist. So which is it? The answer this frustrating the answer is both. But this concept which is called not self selflessness Igla snus or emptiness. This concept does not have to be some hopelessly esoteric riddle. It is actually a game changer that we can all apply in our own lives. Here to tell us how to do that. Guy, Armstrong, who has been a meditation teacher in insight tradition for decades, he's written a book called emptiness. He is the husband of Sally Armstrong who appeared on the show just a few weeks ago. I. Actually conducted the interviews back to back last fall. But. Even though this was recorded before the record events twenty, twenty, the concepts here in our I, assure you. Perennially us. So here we go with Armstrong. Well, nice to see you again, thanks for coming on Nice to see you Dan. So the latest die back into your. biography, just a little bit. What was it about back in the seventies about meditation? No. What was it about your life that the practice of meditation and the? Teachings of the Buddha, such a big deal for you that you actually. You. Had Gone to a fancy college if I recall rice in Houston and you've worked in Silicon Valley and you were teaching at a alternative school in Palo. Alto. You basically put all that to the side and became, as you said, a Dermot Bum. Why? Well, it was two things I'd had a long standing interest in Buddhism. Really from my college days, it just spoke to me philosophically in a way that no other system ever had. There was a depth of precision and accuracy the really resonated with me, and the second thing was I was not very happy in my life at that time, I came out of the sixties and my life was really unsettled and I I did a little too much of all the things that people did too much of the sixties. Victor. and. So I was still trying to put my life back together and I never felt invested in the worldly things that I was engaged in. So this Dharma practice came along and I remember sitting on my first retreat. And I reached into a level of stillness of mind that I had never felt before. and. I think what struck me at that time? Was the basic. You could call it in this. You could call it space that meditation. In my mind I felt anything is possible in this place. So looking back now on that experience, what I tapped into was the basic emptiness or you know more congenial word is openness. Of Our mind, our basic situation I saw anything was possible. And I. I must admit I was really drawn by the concept of enlightenment. But there could be transformative moments of insight that would change your life forever you know in a positive way. said two things in there. I WANNA follow up on. We say anything is possible. Do you mean you could play for the NBA? You could learn how to fly. What do you mean when you say I, don't suspect you do to what do you mean exactly when you say anything is possible in that space by meant that the mind could be. Shaped or formed in any direction one wanted I just saw this vast potential of the space in the mind that was revealed through that stillness. And I knew that any degree of suffering that had come into my life didn't need to be there.
Defunding Seattle police: City council's plan starts to take shape
"Starting to see some details of the plan to defund Seattle police comes Ryan Harris is more on the New Council resolution. City Council leaders are calling the resolution a work plan to help them get through what they acknowledge is something that can't be done quickly. It promises the creation of a new Department of community safety and violence prevention with community input by the end of next year. One of the 38 amendments up for debate would take away the budget for the navigation team, which many critics say does inhumane sweeps of homeless camps. Councilmember Lisa Herbold says the city auditor asked two years ago for an assessment of that team. Whether or not having police officers on those teams actually makes it more likely that we're going to be successful in realizing the outcomes or less likely. When Services Department for two years, has refused to do that staffing assessment. Another amendment would give the City Council the power to set reduced budgets for each SPD precinct counter chief Carmen Bests claimed that de funding would force the closure of the Southwest Precinct.
Joe Biden nears final decision on running mate for November presidential election
"Joe Biden says he'll announce his vice presidential running mate next week. At the top of the speculation ticket is the U. S senator and former Democratic presidential primary contender Kamala Harris. But his team Biden consider their strong position in the polls. They also fear giving the president any new ammunition to use with independent voters.
Biden to narrow VP list. But don't expect a pick next week
"Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says, he will choose his vice presidential running mate next week and already things are starting to get interesting. We know the former vice president is committed to choosing a woman to join him on the ticket in November from there. Something of a shortlist has emerged including all of the women that you see on your screen here. According to one report from CNN. At least three of the women have been the subject of more serious consideration including Senator Kamala Harris and former presidential candidate Kamala Harris Karen Bass, the California congresswoman and Susan Rice the former Obama Administration National Security Advisor.
Joe Biden's Potential Running Mate: Who Is Karen Bass?
"Campaign Campaign 2020. 2020. We We don't don't have have long long to to wait wait for for Joe Joe Biden Biden to to announce announce his his running running mate. mate. It's It's expected expected to to happen happen next next week. week. As As the the list list is is narrowed. narrowed. California California Democratic Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass is considered a key contender. She's 66 chairs the Congressional Black Caucus. We talk about Bass with Washington Post political analyst and data columnist David Beiler, who has continued his Siri's looking at various potential Biden. Runningmate. Karen Bass would be governing choice rather than election choice. You know, she's a representative from California, California is not exactly a swing state so she doesn't have exactly those advantages. But her advantages would really come into play. Actually, when buying is in office so fast is widely known as someone who is a compromiser who sort of an incrementalist, not someone who is necessarily a purist, which really sets with Biden's governing style. He talks a lot about wanting to negotiate and compromise with the Republicans as much as possible. She is the head of the Congressional Black Caucus. On DSO. Dominating paths would be a real nod to multiple different groups that have been important to the buying campaign. There's black women who are the most Democratic demographic group in the country. There are black congressional leaders like Jim Clyburn, who helped revive Biden's campaign when it was really on the ropes in late February of this year. Andi. She's someone who I think you've seen in recent interviews has some instincts that are a little bit Biden esque When asked about the defund the police slogan she sort of did to step that. I think you reminded me. A fine one was to say, I don't like defund the police as a slogan, which is smart because that collection of words does not pull well. At the same time, we're sort of able to say they're these elements of the plans that I support. And those are elements of the plans that her constituents like so she kind of has a lot of stylistic things and a lot of talents and abilities that I think makes her sort of governing pick if you well, you alluded to this about the fact that she's from California, and you're not gonna get a Republican victory in California at least on this level. Is that the one downside to abiding bass ticket or are there others? I think the other downside is that the vetting Been relatively minimal compared to some of the other candidates. Now, Obviously, the buying campaign is doing their own betting with every candidate right now, and you know, putting him through the paces and seeing if there's something going on That they wouldn't want on their ticket. But Bass within the last couple months has come under fire for remarks where she called Fidel Castro commandant and Hef and sort of had a tone that lot of other people. Democrats from Florida in particular did not appreciate so the question with passes. Is there more baggage? When you look at someone like Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren? They've already been through the wringer and a presidential primary. Susan Rice has already gone through a Senate confirmation hearing. So the question with bass is also just Is there anything that you don't know that might be harmful, and the answer might be know that by knows everything and that there's nothing else there. But You know, there's some amount of risk in a pick that hasn't been in the public eye so much. David Beiler, political analysts and data columnist for The Washington Post, joining us on Skype.
6 Former Houston Officers Indicted After Drug Raid That Killed Couple
"Houston police officers indicted in connection with last year's deadly No Noche drug raid on Harding Street. Harris County grand jury handed up the indictments this week, which include counts of murder, falsifying documentation and misinforming judges in order to get search warrants. Six indicted former officers or Gerald Goings, who is charged with murder. Steven Bryant, sergeants plenty. Raina and Thomas would Lieutenant Robert Gonzales and officer Haji Armstrong. The botched raid resulted in the death of a woman and her her husband husband left left several several officers officers wounded. wounded.
Texas attorney general says local officials lack authority to keep schools closed
"General Ken Paxton says that state law prohibits local officials like Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo. Keep schools closed, citing what might happen with a pandemic. Hadda go order. Those schools in Harris County closed until September 8th, at least Told our TV partner Channel Channel to that she has justified in doing doing this. this. I I trust trust that that the the order order will will stand. stand. We've We've got got incredibly incredibly high high case case count count tens tens of of thousands thousands of of active active cases cases in in her her community. Because of Hidalgo's order. Meantime, the schools here in Harris County in total disarray, and Elias D. They've offered up a survey now to their parents. Four new learning options Gonna have that survey up through Friday? Spring Branch. I SD. Well, they're rethinking their calendar. They're going to have a board meeting today. Alvin. I s d They say they're going to do a phased re opening, starting with virtual learning on August 24th. As Faras. Covad DEATHS Well, Texas reporting 164 deaths yesterday, relying now on death certificates. This This is is our our new new way way of of keeping keeping up up with with the the count. count. So So whenever whenever the the death death certificate certificate is is Reza Reza least least rather rather than than daily daily confirmation confirmation by by local local public public health health authorities. authorities.
Joe Biden plans to name vice presidential running mate next week
"An election year stunt. Former vice President Joe Biden says he'll name his running mate next week. NPR Scott Tetro has more. Speaking to reporters in Delaware. Biden confirmed he'll name his VP pick next week. He didn't say whether he's met face to face with any finalists. Yet. Biden said last week that his campaign is considering four African American women for the job. California Senator Kamala Harris, California Congresswoman Karen Bass and former national security adviser Susan Rice. Are all thought to be on that list. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is also likely under consideration. Biden, who's 77 has repeatedly described himself as a transitional figure in the Democratic Party. He said he sees his relationship with former President Barack Obama as the model for what he wants a running mate and a possible governing
Politico accidentally reports Biden picked Kamala Harris as his running mate
"Politico made waves on social media Tuesday when they published and promptly corrected a biography of Kamala Harris. Claiming the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Has chosen her as his running mate. Days from now on August 1. Communications aide for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell posted the politico blurb on Twitter writing, huh? Political label, Senator Kamala Harris is buying his running mate that he chose on August 1. Four days from now.
How to Get Sleep in Anxious Times With Dr. Donn Posner
"Don't know about you guys, but my sleep has suffered at times quite badly during the last few months. Today's guest really got me thinking about this issue in a whole new way I. he normalizes the sleep problems. Many of us are having. If you're sleeping poorly right now, he says don't freak out. It's natural and normal. Second he has a whole bunch of tips for how to deal with insomnia. Some of which I had never heard before, and I'm already starting to operationalize my own life. His name is Don. Posner he's one of the leaders in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Titles are founder and president of sleep, well, consultants and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Not only did done patiently answer all of my questions, but we also played him. Some listener voicemails from you guys. One last thing to say before we dive in here, you'll notice over the course of this week. That are episodes this week. Have a theme which we're calling primordial needs today. We're doing sleep. Wednesday it's sex, so it's fun week here on the show. Stay tuned for all of that I. IT sleep and on near here we go. Great to meet you and thanks for doing this. I appreciate it sure thing good to be here. You gave a talk recently. That got some attention. deservedly. We'll get now more attention now that we're putting you on the show about acute insomnia. Can you tell us what that means and why? You're worried about it right now especially. Let me clarify a couple of things. Let me maybe work backward. The best way to define acute insomnia is to define chronic or long term insomnia, which we in the field called insomnia disorder. And the way we define that is that a person is having trouble initiating sleep to begin with. Or they wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. Or they wake up sort of at the end of their night and never get back to sleep, right? And so those are really three flavors of insomnia if you will beginning middle and end. We like to say chocolate, Vanilla Strawberry, and then there's neopolitan which is a mixed bag right so that's insomnia. If that is happening and we say what's problem with to sleep or staying asleep, it's if you take longer than thirty minutes to get to sleep on average if you are awake for some combination of thirty minutes in the middle of the night, or you wake more than thirty minutes earlier than your desired time. If that's happening three or more nights a week for longer than three months. And you have associated daytime symptoms, that's insomnia disorder and I want to underscore that last piece which is. Really, a twenty four hour disorder. It has to have impact on your day. For us to say that this is really an insomnia disorder problem. You have to have something like fatigue sleepiness. Concentration problems, performance, problems and so forth. So chronic insomnia is those symptoms more than three months. So now going back to your question about acute insomnia, acute insomnia is all of that. Less than three months when I give talks, and when I asked the audience how people here have ever had a bad night's sleep I know I'm going to get a laugh and one hundred percent of the hands go up. We've all had that experience. And all of that is normal nothing to concern ourselves about it, and we don't even talk about anything as diagnostic as acute insomnia until we get to at least three days. But then anywhere between three days and three months is considered acute insomnia, and that means that you're having those problems either initiating or maintaining sleep. And you may or may not have daytime symptoms yet. And it's usually due to some stressor, and we say anything from the Bio psychosocial spectrum. I now say to my trainees. You could probably open the dictionary. Put your finger down on a word and find something that causes insomnia. Whether. It's an illness physical pain a change in your environment, a psychological stress like stress at work tax time those sorts of things and I also hasten to add that. The Valence of that does not have to be negative. Right change is stressful so getting married and getting a new bed partner in your bed. Can Change Your sleep patterns. Having a child. Is a precipitate for an acute insomnia until you can get that kind of straightened away. The thought process is absolutely very much that that's a normal reaction distress. Maybe even a good one because. If we go back evolution narrowly speaking. Sleep is a dangerous activity. Right if you're asleep, you're vulnerable. It must be important for that reason because every species, does it. And so, it must provide very important function, but it's dangerous, so we always say that sleep is deferred when the lion walks into the mouth of the cave. and. Therefore, we could say that acute insomnia is adaptive. If, you understand so even now in our culture. It's adaptive in the sense that you're making changes. You're trying to deal with. Whatever's coming down the pike. But we always expect that. If you then adapt appropriately or the problem itself goes away, or you get on some medication or the stressor itself remits then we expect the acute insomnia to remit, and so all of that we consider to be normal, and it is for a smaller subset, but yet epidemic numbers that sort of gravitate into this chronic insomnia realm, which is where people like myself and my colleagues come in terms of helping people to treat that.
"Just as we saw light at the end of the covid tunnel, we now find ourselves back in the darkness. The psychological impacts of this pandemic being felt acutely. We live in fear of losing a loved one to the virus, a friend being killed by the police because of the color of their skin. Parents and kids exhausted of being cooped up together. Certainly told school will be online this fall millions who have lost their jobs a terrified by having to choose between buying food or paying the rent. Essential workers as stressed by the lack of effective protective equipment. The list of legitimate to worry about has grown nearly endless. Stress takes many forms and manifesto, myriad of symptoms at its was stress can elicit a toxic shock to our system that changes who we are at the very fundamental level. During covid acts of abuse neglect in household dysfunction are all on the rides while the stay at home orders help stem the tide of the pandemic. There's a mounting evidence that lead to violence in the home, becoming more severe and frequent. When we think of environmental factors that contribute to health problems like asthma, the impacts of stress from abused neglected dysfunction are often overlooked in the last decade understanding of both adverse childhood, experiences and toxic stress as adults has evolved. In large part, this is due to the work of Dr Nadine. Bug Harris an award-winning physician, researcher and advocate dedicated to changing the way society responds to Childhood Trauma. Doctor Doug Harris was appointed as California's first ever surgeon general by Governor Gavin Newsom in January twenty nine team. As California in general Nadine has had a bold goal to reduce adverse childhood experiences also known by the acronym ace or aces by half in one generation Dr Buck. Harris's career has been dedicated to serving vulnerable communities and combating the root causes of health disparities. After completing residency at Stanford she founded a clinic in one of San Francisco's most undeserved communities, Bayview hunters point it was Ed's. That Buck Harris observed that despite the implementation of National Best Practices for Immunizations Asthma. Obesity treatment and other preventive health measures a patient's still faced outsized risks for poor health, development and behavioral outcomes. In Two thousand eleven, she founded the Center Youth Wellness and subsequently grew the organization to be a national leader in the effort to advance pediatric medicine raise public awareness and transform the way society responds to children exposed to adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress. Dr Bernard Harris Is Talk. How Childhood Trauma Effects Health across the lifetime has been viewed more than six million times have book. The deepest will healing the long term effects of childhood adversity was called indispensable by the. New York Times I stopped by asking. What is like to be surgeon general during the time of Kobe? It's a little crazy. Yeah, it's a new role within government. It also feels really important. Because in this moment I think a lot of people are recognizing the importance of public health, and it's coming to a new level of awareness for a lot of people and so i. think that creates a lot of opportunities that I'm really grateful for. We will say this, but we kind of take our health for granted. Nadine we. We we go about our lives and this has been such a shock to the system. That is nearly all that we think about now for a lot of us. We're not just in this moment of covert nineteen, which is has been this incredible health crisis, but it's also showing all the cracks in our safety. Net it showing how much there are so many people who can't live without paycheck at. At showing how many folks are on the front lines it showing how dependent we are on healthcare, it's also showing how mental health is a huge issues, the stress of the pandemic and it's also showing up in the racial disparities right when we look and see that black and Brown folks are dying at a higher rate like there's a pandemic that comes across our country across the globe and yet. Yet in the United, states what see is that black and Brown people are dying at a substantially greater rate than others when I see the racial disparities around Kovin I feel outraged every day and I think about my kids and everything that I'm working for to ensure that they live in a state and in a country where they simply have equal opportunity right now. I'm not asking for a leg. Asking for any kind of you know anything special, and simply asking for equal opportunity for my children to be healthy, and well for my children to have their God given right to grow up and make themselves whatever it is that they will make of themselves, and so from that standpoint, it's been terribly challenging time if I'm speaking honestly because you know, we're all working around the clock, fighting Covid, and then we also have to be fighting all these other pieces fighting racial discrimination structural inequalities, all of these different pieces and for me, the fight has never felt more important and it. It feels like we're right on the front
"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 Podcasting Tips & Tricks with Lyndal Harris
"Welcome to podcasting tips and tricks with Lindell. Welcome to the very first episode of podcasting tips and tricks I am your hoist haven't released it until now and so today's intro episode is just going to be a little bit about what to expect from the show in future episodes so a little bit about me provided me with a great opportunity for me to start my own business after a few years of doing virtual assistant work and helping people allies that at that time nobody had really niche in the VA space to publish a consistent episode so back then I did health that spice there was a real opportunity to nation into that so after many homeless patients with my business with the fact that my husband was diagnosed in two thousand and sixteen back and get a job and that I could be there to care for him and also care for my kids Bill John Packages of podcasts support and that is what is now nine papal like some of my clients don have the time to do the certain elements of the message out there even if they.
"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
"Just just give me those leftover drugs. Exactly. I, you know, they're they're really interesting. Studies going on right now at Johns Hopkins of using Silla silent on long term meditators. And and I have friends who are experienced meditation. Teachers who lead retreats that mix Iowa ska with meditation. And so I'm quite convinced that there's a lot of their there. But I'm not as a public figure going to strongly recommend it nor have I done it personally because it might entail. Either more panic attacks or divorce or both. Briefly. I have not done I go, but I know many people who have it's very in vogue now and people are claiming to get a lot of benefit from it. And I certainly don't doubt that I think that the most significant benefit I got from doing psychedelics back in the day. It's been it's been many years since I've done any anything like that more than a decade since I've done any psychedelic. But what what I got from them, which I couldn't have gotten. I don't think I could have gotten otherwise, I I was certainly not tempting to get it. Otherwise is the conviction that it was possible to have a radically different experience than I was tending to have. And it sounds like you already have that conviction because you're already going to sit ten day retreats. That's not to say psychedelics couldn't be useful for you. And there are certainly people who would argue that they're they're further benefits than just being convincingly advertised to that there are other states of consciousness that you'd rather inhabit than the one. You're into. But the reality is that whatever psychedelic you take no matter how good the trip it will wear off. Right is impermanent by its very nature doesn't give you. It's not quite the same thing. As building a skill that, you always have recourse to and there's the other part, which is that it is the experience you have on any of these drugs is somewhat haphazard, no matter how assiduously you control your your sentence. At in me, you can you can have the exact same set and the exact same set in and have two very different experiences. One being absolutely sublime in one being heroin -ly awful. And it's in the end. I mean, the reason why I stopped taking psychedelics more or less totally is for me. There was it's felt like a kind of psychological Russian roulette. I mean, it was just like I had. No, I had no way of expect. Eating what I was going to get. Because again, I I couldn't control. The variables that seem to matter. Dan earlier you'd mentioned like the bad marketing or the flowery message that meditation had in the past and like in my perspective, though, there seems to be something more peer in honest about the peace. Love the hippie approach to it the wearing the world's long hair like Sam did not to be cynical. But it just seems to be somewhat dishonest or like when you hear these CEOs make these ridiculous salaries Milton about like, oh, yes they met at team. They have guided meditations and stuff like that. So I mean is there sort of like a legitimate practitioner versus an illegitimate practitioner, and like, how can we nudge, you know, the people in power towards more, you know, giving up their possessions type direction, meditation, so. Look, you know, it's been a big challenge for the traditional Buddhist community. I. I consider myself a Buddhist. So it's a big challenge for the traditional Buddhist community to have. Their beloved practice spread out to the masses. I always joke that. We would suspend so many years assiduously sending you know, good wishes out to the world. May you be happy may be safe? But turns out there was an asterisk all along. Which is if you do it like me, and look we could take issue with the way some high profile meditators choosing to leave their lead their lives. But I'm still of the view that the end of the day more mindfulness is better than less mindfulness. So I'm not gonna trash talk in less Uday who say take up the practice of not gonna get into the business of trash talking her nitpicking every public meditated unless I I think. think they're doing demonstrable harm in the world..
"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..
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"Experience of now you're in the presence of some kind of emergency. But how long do you want to suffer the results of that hormonal hijacking of your awareness, and what we tend to do is we keep these these emotions alive in our thoughts for much. Much longer than their useful. And it's just one of these truths. You can notice about the nature of of the mind, and you really can only notice it by learning to meditate if you don't get lost in thought about the reason you have to be angry or fearful or anxious or whatever it is. You actually can't maintain that emotion for more than a few seconds at a time. It's impossible to stay angry. No matter what it is. I mean, no matter how grave the injustice that merits anger. It's simply impossible to stay angry for an hour much less day, so becoming aware of the mechanics gives you a choice in the end, you can just you you can decide. Well, how long do I wanna be energized in this way? But this stream of thought, and I think most of us given that ability will want to get off the Ribe far earlier than we do. But I'm not I wouldn't say that negative emotion is is never. Appropriate or never useful. I think it's been classically negative emotions like anger or fear. I think occasionally that we need we need that energy is just it's just you know, what you do with. It is is something you you want to be able to wisely. Choose. Yeah. I the more I practice in my for myself. I the more increase the the more convinced I become of the disability of things like anger. I agree with Sam that there is a galvanizing quality to it in the face of pretty much everything we talk about on the news. But. I don't find that. That is the most constructive emotion out of which to act. Sam talks about this. I don't you probably don't even remember saying this. But I quote you on this all the time that that. We we experienced anger, and then we re up at through compulsive neurotic thinking, but if you can cut down on that on what samples the half life of anger, the amount of damage you can do in an hour of anger versus two minutes when that reduction is just incalculable, and I've just found that for me cutting down that has been a huge game changer. It's not to say that I never experienced anger. I spent I spent time in anger today. But and so, and I don't think it's the type of thing we should engage in much of self-laceration over because we're experiencing it. But I do think it in my own experience. Having now investigated at length. I don't see much use for it beyond what Sam described the in terms of like taking action in extreme situation. Thank you. Ignace thanks for being here. Big fan of both the questions taking things on a little bit of a different direction. But it's not a perfect analogy. But if you were to look at the human race is somewhat of a hive mind, so we're collective consciousness..
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"Hey, guys. I I wanna thank you for getting me to meditate Sammy sparked my interest many years ago, and then you're up finally got me to establish a practice and eventually go on retreat. I know you guys are big fans of I m s and spirit rock as recommendations. But for someone like myself, I found those prohibitively expensive. So I turned to the going Cova pasta those ten day retreats, and because they're free, and you can donate a which I do to your podcast. It's just like that in that regard. So I was wondering if you had any opinions on the going courage Frey as it contracts to the other retreats, I know there's walking meditation and you only do forty five minutes. Max, I looked at the schedules a little bit wondering just if you had any opinions on their methodology, and perhaps any alternative recommendations that something might be more affordable. Well, what I would say, but I m s spirit rock to retreat centers that you read. Referenced one is called the insight meditation society based in central Massachusetts Joseph Goldstein lives. Spear rock is. North of Marin, I think they're they're kinda sister organizations that I believe they have scholarships. So we do so that I think is worth investigating because I need to keenly aware of the expense. And so they'll actually charge people with means more and as a way to subsidize others to go. I think it's really kind of beautiful. So I would look into that. But every you know, everything I've heard about going retreats is that they're great. So I think you're in good hands. Good luck. Hello. Thank you for being here. I have a question for both of you given that you're both seasons. Meditators curious. If your thoughts have shifted regarding the value of emotions, specifically negative ones. Well, they might have shifted. But I think shifting back. Briefly imagined that expressing anger may actually be a good thing in certain contexts. What do you think of reciprocally? But no, I think there is I think negative emotion is certainly appropriate and useful in certain contexts. I think it's also useful to get over very very quickly. I think so I think it meant anger can be energizing outrage. Moral outrage can be energizing fear can be energized. Invent fear is totally appropriate. You know, if you're in a situation of potential physical violence say or a lion gets out of the cage at the zoo is totally appropriate to have the full adrenaline is d-.
"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
"Did you get your own? I can drag back. That's so the question is what is the aspect that you thing you emphasize different aspect here? Which is the thing that you were saying before could can be seen on the on the subway, which I agree with, but it's a different thing. Or no thing at all. So this is really the truth door versus the useful door utility door. There was no guarantee that scene the character of your mind more clearly, which is the same more accurately more. Truthfully would be useful. We could live in a universe where it would destabilize you somewhere. Right. It could be an may. In fact, be bad for some people. And I think they're probably people who certainly people who shouldn't do intensive retreats. I think that's can exacerbate certain psychological conditions. I think there's trauma. Yeah. There's a enemy. Demean that is that it is something you should talk to a professional before. So then there is a very small literature on people who feel like they have been harmed by doing intensive practice because they just thrown in the deep end of the pool and didn't swim. Well, but that those are certainly minority cases. But if you get a group of two hundred people together, there's very likely going to be one person for whom it was a bad idea to do an intensive retreat. I guess is conceivable that's true of daily practice. But I think it's very unlikely that sitting in the middle of your life for twenty minutes and paying attention as we just did would be bad for anyone. But if I guess the disclaimer is valid if you find that it seems like it's not doing anything. Good for you. Then or doing something bad for you. Then you should consult a psychotherapist who knows about these things and many now do mindfulness is has invaded the psychotherapy. Puta community, and it's understood by many many of them, but they're just is a fact that scene. Certain features of consciousness more clearly seems to be very helpful psychologically, in many ways doesn't help everything. I mean, you can still at whatever level of stability. You are in the practice use. You're still going to spend most of your time lost in thought. And then you are hostage to whatever. The character of your thoughts are so if you if you're on your thinking, well, then you're probably still in most of the time. But it's PA is possible to punctuate that with a very clear scene of some surprising facts about consciousness and one is that consciousness it self just the sheer fact of knowing anything whether it's visual perception or an internal appearance like a thought that condition of knowing in and of itself doesn't feel like a self. It doesn't feel like I doesn't feel like the subject that most people think is riding around in their heads. Having the thoughts and the experiences and appropriating everything from this position of being a a subject inside the head and is possible to recognize that and that is freeing in a fairly radical way all of the high falutin language, you get from the contemporary traditions. For the most part is anchored to that kind of insight that the ego is an illusion or the self is an illusion or the duality subject object perception is an illusion and it can be a very ordinary realization. It doesn't have to come with all the pyrotechnics of kind of psychedelic experience. If you don't have to feel like you're on acid in order to have that that insight, but what that does is. It does does radically interrupt this identification with thought and with and with all of the the things that follow from being identified with which all the mediocre emotions that play us so much of the time one way to to get this is with Sam was sang before when he was guiding us in meditation. I had us just listened to the sounds in the room..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Where you're just if it's if it's depressing thought, you're depressed, if it's a happy thought, you're happy. If it's a fearful thought, you're afraid, and you're just being played and just subsumed in each moment by these images and these sentences that. In many cases, are totally superfluous. And this this is an experience that I often have I walk out on stage like this. And I notice a tend to drink a lot of water at events like this. I notice there's water, and they'll be a voice in my head as I'm not schizophrenic. So it's actually my voice, it's not somebody else's voice. But I'll think oh there's water there. But who am I telling right? I I can see the water. There's there's there's no one else. These to be informed about. So most of our is not to say that we don't need thoughts for anything. But so much of our conversation with ourselves is deeply superfluous. I agree and from personal experience. You know, there's a there's a great writer. I don't know if you think he's right. But I think great Stephen bachelor who writes books about food ISM from the perspective of an atheist, although it's a little bit redundant because there's no God and Buddhism anyway. But. He has said, and I'm probably not going to quote, this exactly. But that if you look long enough into your own mind, you'll see a murderer and a rapist, you will see the capacity we all have for all sorts of things beautiful things ugly things. And that's okay. Actually that is part of the process. The scene of the craziness. How serious it is how shameful. It is. How scary it is. This is what we're doing. This is the business. This is at least part of this is the aspect that. I at first at least emphasize because I think it is so useful to see this stuff. So that it doesn't own you. It's good to to break the habit, which you emphasize in probably both books, but having just read your your current one. You do it a lot there, which is this judgement that comes naturally someone who's trying to learn to meditate, which is the moment you notice your lost. And thought you've been distracted for five minutes or whatever. While you're thought you were meditated you've been thinking about lunch, or or replaying some conversation your head and the moment, you notice that it's very common to have an additional moment of judgment about that leg. I was supposed to be meditating. Why am I going to do this? And yet you skillfully reframe that as that's a moment of. I mean, that's that's one. It's actually working hashtag winning Charlie. Sheen says. And I really do. I mean, an incredibly important thing to know. And I think it is what allows people to many people to do this. Because so many of us believe the story. We're telling ourselves about how we could never meditate because you don't understand my mind here, this whole time my mind is so busy that I could never do this. I call it the fallacy of uniqueness because we think that we have this kind of sewage pronounce so we generous. Know lunacy that only we have at that is that this is the human condition we evolved on the savannahs for threat detection and for finding sources of buzzer. And for a racing mind. And this is this is the if we weren't all like this wouldn't need meditation. Now, currently this is like ten years ago when when did we I made I believe? I believe the Jesus t-shirt thing was like two thousand six and I think the when did you set your first retreat? I didn't two thousand ten I think. Yeah. So I think that you to nine so you so now this is a it's actually part of your job now. Now, you have designed your life. So that you are you have to meditate. I mean, this is this is this is a great family business. Great gig yet. Yeah. Yeah. Just want to put a pin in the fact that you have aided my question..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"It owns you. And so that moment where the conversation the my inner conversation that chatter had come wave way volume came way down that was really interesting and led to thirty six hours of some of the curious happiness I've ever experienced. And then it went away as things too. But I came away from that retreat with in. This is a loaded phrase word rather in your present Sam, but I came away from that retreat with a lot of faith in the practice confidence that this is not like, you know, the mental version of hacky sack that just something that hippies due to pass the time that this is real right, right? You know, that's that's a fine. News of faith. I'm not allergic to the word. It's confidence that you are not uniquely cursed that this this sort of inter landscape. It has been well mapped by other people. And and described you if you if you perform this experiment on yourself, you will have similar results it it seems to take. So before you went on retreat. You you been meditating? Did you retrospectively feel that you really had never been meditating before you did the retreat or did you because I had that experience where once I did a ten day retreat. I realized that for the previous year I had just been sitting cross legged and thinking is. And I think I had never had never broken through to anything other than you know, boy feels good to sit here with beads on. I want those pictures. Look, I actually think that that's a again, I'm going to I'm going to revert back to realize counter program into the message that yes one minute days. Yes. So I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna get back on the program because I actually think that there are like any skill any any field of endeavor, there are levels to it. And if you sit and try to meditate and notice the become distracted and start again, and again, and again that is meditation it's meditation and your deriving a lot of benefit from that. Because every time you see, oh, crazy or the craziness has less power over you. And that can happen for anybody at anytime anywhere. And so I don't I will not back away from that. I will however concede that for sure that you. Once you put yourself in a container where everything about it is designed to support your meditation practice, you have no other responsibility being fed. Housed. Instructed that you can reach levels that are for for me, at least unavailable on the subway. So I've come full circle on this where I feel like the thing that is most important to glimpse in the practice that many people only tend to find on after intensive retreat is the thing that you can see on the subway. There actually is no connection to retreat disappears. Ultimately, and it need only last a moment to be extremely valuable. Let's talk about the crazy side. Into that for because there the thing about meditation one of the many things meditations so interesting to me is that you can you can emphasize different aspects. So I tend to emphasize the aspect of seeing how crazy you are. Because because I hear from people all the time say I can't meditate because my minds too busy. And so I I've made it my business to tell those people know, you are meditating. The fact that you're noticing that your mind is busy is success. What you're calling a failure is success. And here's why it's a success because every time you see distracted. You are you notice something about your mind, which is that you're crazy? And then the crate then went anger or distraction, or whatever ambushes you later in the day. You have a better you have better odds of not being owned by you emphasize, a different aspect, which I think is. I think is this is the thing you were about to say that you can see on the subway. Which I agree with you. But it's hard for people to grass, right? The talk you write about this brilliantly in waking up which I've read like maybe four times. But I think it's hard for people to understand what it is that you are emphasizing. So maybe make a run at that. I know your questions, but now I realize I'm outgunned here. I'm sitting next to a professional journalist. This was bound to happen. How many minutes did I laugh? Well, let's let's talk about the crazy for a second. Because the crazy sounds like an exaggeration..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Also, the place you see with your open is is the same place. Where you're thinking too as you can. You can broadcast thought into this field of color and light. So just to test. This. I want you all to picture the Eiffel tower in front of you as a statue. Make about two feet high. Now, depending on how good you are visualizing things may be very evanescent image may be barely image. But it is something it's not the same. As picturing a bicycle. So this is the place you see with your open is is also your mind. It's also conscious. So meditation and now now I'm officially talking not just guide in a meditation. It meditation is just the art of pain, more careful attention to everything that's already happening sights and sounds and sensations and changes in mood, and ultimately even thoughts can arise as objects of meditation and not distracted with for the longest time. When you're training in this. You're either lost and thought or you're aware of your senses, essentially thought thought is at least presents itself as kind of tickets to meditation because we are so distracted by. But ultimately, it's not about getting rid of thought or thinking less is actually just noticing everything arising as it arises, including thought what has your experience? Now, Dan's done, many retreats where you you just go into you. Go into silence for a week or ten days at a time and spent twelve to eighteen hours a day, depending on how much sleeping doing just what we were doing the last few minutes. You can do it. While walking you can do it while sitting alternate hour by hour. So what was that was that first retreat like that on I go to into doing? Suck. It was the first four days were some of the hardest days of my whole life where you're just rounded by all these weirdoes, and you're welcome. Yeah. Oh, I had things. I wanted to say to you. And the hardest part is not off people often latch onto the silence part of it. And there was nobody there. I wanted to chat with and. I actually despite the fact, I'm professional talker. Actually, not a huge problem for me to be quiet. So that wasn't the issue nor was it really the other people there who actually weren't that weird. I'm just joking. I all the my my mind was judging them all all the time. It was sitting meditating or walking meditation. Meditating all day long was incredibly hard just really thrown up against your own insanity. And. I was ready to quit and went sat with this teacher actually the teacher. I hated them. Most was the only one available and you're allowed to talk to the teacher. So I was telling her about how horrible it was. And she just said you're trying too hard. And so I kind of the next meditation session instead of sitting in the hall the meditation hall with everybody else, I I went and sat on the balcony outside of my on the hallway where I was staying. There was a balcony at the end of the hallway in one building those staying and had this kind of experience of effortless awareness of whatever was happening. So I was noticing the Russell of the leaves the wind the pain in my knee. The fact that I was distracted. And then starting again, and it was all just coming really fast and easy, and I wasn't trying hard. And I have described it as it was like those first four days retreat where I was like I was being dragged by motor boat by my head underwater, and it was horrible as that would probably be. And then on that in that sit outside. Side. It was like I got up on water skis. And I could see what the point of this whole thing was which is when the thinking the volume of your inner conversation goes down significantly. There's an enormous amount of serotonin that accompanies that and. Life is much more vivid. And you understand how these unseen conversations. You're having with yourself drive. You nuts. Judging you're wanting your and that then leads you to when you're not hungry, or as I sometimes do six say the thing that ruins the next forty eight hours if your marriage. And. And this is a very powerful insight and really is actually billable to anybody sits and meditates for two minutes that that that you're crazy. And when you don't see the craziness when you're unaware of of the aforementioned nonstop conversation..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"There are many levels to the bed marketing, but in just to dress the level in which you're speaking is that just comes with all this cultural baggage that for people like me is deeply off pudding. And as I have written about the fact that my parents were hippies and maybe go to a yoga class when I was little and the teacher didn't like my tough skin pants, and maybe do sunset, you -tations in my tidy whitey's and created a life long to anything like that. And so I really hated that stuff and meditation just never even came on my radar screen till I started seeing science and that there is. And we have to be careful we talk about this because it's still in its early stages and some of the scientists, frankly, just not of a high quality. But I think I think we can safely say is that it strongly suggests that meditation can confer a long list of tantalizing health benefits. And that to me was really what started to change my mind and meeting people like you plus interesting because it seems to me that there two doorways into this at least two and they're not they're not the same. And so the first that you've just described is the the usefulness of the practice, and so then that extends now, as we know at least some medical claims that seem fairly well-founded, but there's another door, which is the door. I took which is really the still what I emphasize in my thinking about this, which is just the door of what is true about the mind from the first person side. So what is it actually like to be you? If you. Pay attention and win. What you find? If you're if you're new to this practice, and even for the longest time is that it's very hard to pay attention just get into the place where you can notice anything is quite a feat and takes takes training, but you can spend you can you can go through that door and not necessarily care that much about the benefits. And I often think that I would still be interested in meditation. Even if it were not good for you. You know, even if it were a little battery their people who get into sports, which are clearly not all that healthy. But they still love the sport. And this is a kind of intellectual sport in a way, which I think you you can become fascinated by even if you're not sold that it's that it reliably reduces stress or anything else that seems to do. I agree. My intuition as a storyteller also Rak Titian, and now as what sort of semi physicians used the word evangelist for the practices that it's I think more widely attractive to talk about the benefits the bigger door. But you many people quickly get to what you're talking about. Which is getting inexperience of what our minds, and therefore our lives are actually about and that comes of. For many of us practitioners becomes extremely interesting. I also think as it pertains to the science that look I think as an endeavor it's very good field of interest. But for me as a as an evangelist, the scientists useful as a way to get people interested in might not otherwise be interested. But it's doesn't have much of a bearing on your actual practice like as I like to say that you might start meditating because you see the brain scans. But you don't keep meditating as you think your prefrontal cortex would look different different in it. And then FM right now, you can't meditating because you're to yourself and others. And that is the metric that matters. It occurs to me. Now actually do lead you to that being? Yeah. They can still being fined. Rather regular not you. Our wives are both. Here's if we want to flesh out this part discussion. Get a Mike to them curse me. We might want to just sit for two or three minutes. Just so that everyone knows what we're talking about. So many people in this room have at least had some experience with meditation. But if not let's just do it for two minutes. So we are on the same page. So you might close your eyes. You don't have to close your eyes, but many people like to do it that way and sit a little more erect just comfortably. And.
"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..
"harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris
"Welcome to the waking podcast. This is Sam Harris. Okay. Back from Sydney, that was a very long short trip, two days on the ground, two days on a plane. A managed to navigate the jet lag better than most such occasions. Anyway, had a great time with Eric Weinstein and Brett Weinstein much. Now, ause and Douglas Murray makes me really look forward to the conference. We're going to New York in November, November seventeenth. All those guys will be back but will be joined by my on her CLE and Glenn Lowry and Claire Berlin ski and many other people. So if you're interested in that check my website for few more events on the calendar, they're still tickets for my conversation with Brian Greene and Toronto in September. My conversation with, you've all know Harare in San Francisco is sold out, but I should be bringing you that audio and what else is happening here. I remember things in the news. There was the Pennsylvania clergy, sex abuse bomb that went off this week, a grand jury report detailing the abuse of more than a thousand children by more than three hundred priests over the years, and they're probably vastly more sort of thing is under reported as we all know and also sedulously covered up by the church. In fact, it's not much of an exaggeration to say that the Catholic church is a machine. One of whose primary functions has been to ensure that children get raped and that the world doesn't find out about it. This really is not an exaggeration that reminded me of a article. I wrote about ten years ago when a similar scandal. Happened in Ireland. I wrote an article titled bringing the Vatican to Justice. They actually may have read this on a much earlier podcast, but I'll just read the first two paragraphs here because it's really all I have to say in the present case. And it makes a point that I think is all too rarely made. So here's what I wrote, I think in two thousand nine or so. I've paid too little attention to the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic church, frankly, has always felt unsportsmanlike to shoot so large langourous a fish and so tiny barrel, and the seemed to be no need to deride faith that is most vulnerable and self abased. Even in retrospect, it is easy to understand. The impulse to avert ones is just imagine a pie as mother and father sending their beloved child to the church of thousand hands for spiritual instruction only to have him raped and terrified into silence by threats of hell. Then imagine this occurring to tens of thousands of children in our own time and two children beyond reckoning for over a thousand years, the spectacle of faith. So utterly misplaced and so full betrayed is simply too depressing to think about. But there was always more to this phenomenon should of compelled my attention. Consider the ludicrous ideology that made it possible. The Catholic church has spent two millennia demonizing human sexuality to a degree. Unmatched by any other institution declaring the most basic healthy, mature and consensual behavior is taboo. Indeed, this organization still opposes the use of contraception preferring instead that the poorest people on earth be blessed with the largest families and the shortest lives. As a consequence of this, hallowed incorrigible stupidity. The church has condemned generations of decent people to shame and hypocrisy or two Neolithic fecundity poverty and death by aids, and to this inhumanity the artifice of cloistered celibacy, and you now have an institution. One of the wealthiest on earth, the preferentially attracts pederasts pedophile and sexual sadists into its ranks, promotes them to position of authority and grants them privileged access to children. Finally, considered vast numbers of children will be born out of wedlock, and their unwed mothers vilified wherever church teaching hold sway leading boys and girls by the thousands to be abandoned church run. Orphanages only to be raped and terrorized by the clergy here in this ghoulish machinery, set whirling through the ages by the opposing winds of shame and sadism we mortals can finally glimpsed how strangely perfect are the ways of the Lord. Okay. So that's how I opened that article, but let's be clear about what's happening here. This isn't just the law of large numbers. Were you sample hundreds of thousands or.
"harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris
"And you can find out more about supporting the show it sam harris that orgy four support and you can see new events as they hit the calendar at sam harris i'd orgy four events he's an also joined my email list if you wanna hear about these things in a timely way okay and now for today's guest so today i'm speaking with tom nichols tom is a professor of national security affairs at the us naval war college and an adjunct professor at harvard extension school he's a former aide in the us senate two also a fivetime undefeated jeopardy champion and as one of the alltime top players in the game he was invited to the ultimate tournament of champions in two thousand five he's the author of several works on foreign policy an international security including the sacred cause no use nuclear weapons in us national security eve of destruction the coming age of preventive war and his most recent book which is the focus of our conversation is the death of expertise the campaign against establish knowledge and why it matters and we talk about the death of expertise took about the dunning kruger affect which many of you have probably heard about cover the growth of knowledge and are inevitable reliance on authorities all the while superseded i will talk about what to do when experts fail or how to think about the failure of expertise in various areas medicine in particular.