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"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

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05:36 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

"Immediately lead to being more happy, but probably even more effective is making a list of your pleasures. People often get stuck with the same three or four pleasures. So I tell them make a list of 40, 40 pleasures. That's the goal. It could be really simple pleasures like right now I have a rock between my fingers, I'm playing with. I like doing that. That's a pleasure. It doesn't cost anything. You know, it feels good. What the hell? Of course, there's things like ten S, there's things like spending time with my wife or my dogs, but it can also be simple things like massaging my hand. Luckily, my hand is with me wherever I go, it can also be big things like going to a redwood forest or plain music, and you realize, as you make this list, how many of these pleasures am I doing? A lot of people really have this thought that as soon as I get through all the difficult stuff in life, with my leftover time, I will do some pleasure. I will give myself some pleasure. So it's kind of like you're always giving yourself leftovers. And what I do is I actually schedule some of my pleasures in my calendar. They're like appointments, like I have a date with myself. You know, I have a date night with my wife, by a date night with myself, where I get to read some of my favorite books. I get to do basically whatever I want for three hours because it's on my calendar, and that's what I need to do during those three hours. And I think scheduling pleasures can be another great way to easily increase your happiness level. Yeah. Now, there are some people that go overboard. You know, and they need to not do that. But most of us really need to work towards treating ourselves with kindness. Right..

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

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04:37 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

"Tapping into what we really want and need in a certain moment, it can lead us to a place of happiness and peace. Those are great inquiries. I'm thinking of a section in one of your earlier books where you're talking about questions and you say questions are a quick and powerful way to change your focus and what you focus on grows. Our emotional state is largely determined by what we think about. And then you have four questions that I really like. And these are not necessarily the same level of deep spiritual insight questions about the essence of who we are, but I really liked them as four questions that can help us move from a state of unhappiness into one that's a little bit more open. I can't imagine you remember what the forearm, but maybe you do, but I have them in front of me if you don't. I might know what they are, but you might as well say them, so I don't embarrass myself. What small successes have I had recently? What could I feel grateful for? We've sort of covered this. Who do I love and or who loves me, and what do I appreciate about myself? And I really like those. I think those are four really helpful questions that will reorient what we're paying attention to. Yeah, and the great thing is that there's always something that you can appreciate about yourself. There's always someone or some pet that you're loving or have loved. There's always some success. If you got out of bed and made it to the toilet today, that was a success. You know? Not everybody does that. There are ways to kind of counter the mind. The mind is kind of always looking for problems. Yes. It's always looking for what's wrong and what can I do about it? You know, you don't have to force the mind in that direction..

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

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04:50 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

"If you're enjoying a moment, don't let your mind hijack you away from the moment. So that if you're playing with your dogs and you have a thought, all I need to get back to work, give yourselves another frigging minute to play with your dogs. You know, if you're having a good conversation with a friend on the phone and the thought comes up, oh, I gotta make another call. Give yourself another two minutes and just tell your friend how much you're enjoying this. You can literally double your amount of enjoyment just by giving yourself a little bit more room a little bit more play a little bit more space and not being so committed to always being on top getting stuff done at the most efficient rate possible. You know, I'm a type a personality too, Eric. So I have had to learn this. And it's really a wonderful feeling to just let some of that constriction go and be a little bit more like a kid again. And, you know, we're here to have a good time. Yeah. You guys had a podcast recently where you talked about the 5 different types of inquiry. I think questions are really important. I think inquiry is really important. Can you walk us through what those different types of inquiry are? Do you remember that one? I do remember. I don't know if I'll be able to say all 5. One of them of course is Byron Katie's work, which she has four questions in a turn round. And the first question I love or really the first two questions are, can you absolutely know for sure that this is true? So you're thinking the politics is all screwed up. Can you know for sure that that's true or you're thinking this person trinta done that to me? Can you know for sure that that's true? Just asking that question gives you a little bit of space. And then there's Romano maharshi's inquiry, which is trying to get you back to this place of pure awareness. I actually have a funny story about that. Many years ago I went to India, a prior time to see this guru named punjaji, you may have heard of..

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"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

The One You Feed

04:28 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

"There's a lot of bias around weight in our society. We play the blame game. And for folks living with obesity, they carry the burden of that blame every day. But contrary to what many people believe, it's not only about willpower, there's science behind weight loss. Losing weight and maintaining it is hard because of how the body responds to weight loss. After losing weight, the body tries to put it back on. And while healthy eating and increased physical activity are important, for many people, it may not be enough to maintain weight that's lost. We encourage you to explore the science behind weight management and partner with your healthcare provider to develop a weight management plan that works for you. I think that's really well said and really important is it is a balance of the channels, you know? We can get the message that it's all about what's inside us. It's only about our internal state. And if we think that's true, then we often we don't live in the world in a way that serves our best interest. I love that balancing out the channels. I think the spiritual teacher ajin cha once said, if I see a guy about to go off the road into a ditch on the left, I shove him to the right, and if I seem about to go off a ditch on the right, I shove him to the left. And it's so knowing it's where we do. And so in the coaching work I do, it's a very similar thing. It's sort of you've got to ascertain. Okay, it's the same thing isn't what everybody needs because some people have got that thing down really well. They need a different tool. So I think it's back to that idea a little bit earlier about flexibility. It's about being able to move between these different realities these different insights these different views, these different stories of the world. It's become more and more focused on this idea of flexibility of our views. You know, how can we be flexible? We're always taking a view. We can't really not do it, but we can certainly learn to be a whole lot more flexible in them..

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"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

The One You Feed

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

"Yeah, it makes me think of a phrase by I can never say the guy's named mister geodata, who says wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything and between the two my life moves. And I just love that phrase, it speaks to exactly what you just said, the two wings of an airplane. Yeah, and as a coach, what I often do is I try to ascertain which wing is weaker. I think people should work on their weak wing. Because that one, if you don't work on it and it really falls apart, the plane's going down. But in this culture, we focus a lot on getting good at the world and making decisions and getting good at money. But we don't necessarily focus so much on love, compassion, unity, that other wing, which is half of what it is to be a human being. Yeah. You need both, but to your point, 98% of us, 99% of us care only about the things of not only. But very much about the things of the world and the outside events. And so what most of us need is a nudge back towards the deeper realities of life or what we might call spiritual spiritual just being a clarity on what really matters to us. What's really important. I have a refrigerator magnet to quote from the Buddha and it says, do not search for peace in the world. You will not find it there. Peace is only found within, and in a way that's an uplifting message because I don't know about you, but it seems like things are getting really crazy out there Eric. You know, we're having several catastrophes hitting us at once. And if you're trying to find peace in the material world right now, you're going through a lot of stress. But that's just one channel. There is another channel and on the other channel, the channel one versus channel two on channel one, it's always peaceful. It's always just right now. It's always very simple. And our mission should we decide to accept it is to get good at balancing our channel one and channel two and creating a life that works for not just you, but for the people around you. If you dread looking at your credit card statements, you are certainly not alone. The weight of debt can be crippling. I've been there..

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"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

The One You Feed

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

"Yeah, I heard that one when you said it and I loved it. I thought that is so good. They're being a perfect them. Say a little bit more about that. Well, you can do it in an experiential way. Imagine your favorite politician that you hate, or that you love to hate. You know, it'll be different people for different folks. And even if you think they're a bad person and they shouldn't be doing what they're doing, it's kind of like in a movie where you see a bad guy. And you can appreciate how well there'd be a bad guy. How much you dislike them. They're just doing a perfect bad guy. And your favorite politician that you love to hate is kind of like that. Like, wow, they're really doing that role really well. Yeah. And I encountered a very nasty cashier a couple days ago. They were very rude. And I thought, wow, they're really doing the rude cashier thing. Really well. If we needed a rude cashier in a movie, that would be the first person I would pick 'cause they're doing it perfectly. Yeah. Yeah. I think that's such a great one. It's a hard one when we start talking about politicians or people and pandemics who are not behaving the way we think they should, because we go well, it has real impact in real consequence on people. So I think all these things are as you're saying, they're just ways of shifting our view. It's not like we stay on that view. That's the only view. It's not to say we don't think that person's doing great harm. But it's a way of shifting our view so that we can be a little bit more flexible in the way we view the world. Absolutely. And, you know, if you have the don't know mind, like I don't really know what's best. For example, is a pandemic good or bad, 99.9%.

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

The One You Feed

04:28 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

"And it's not always thanking for the same thing. My knee hurt yesterday. Today it doesn't. I'm thinking, oh, thank you for my knee. You know? And it's only 5 seconds. I can then turn to my dog. Thank you for my dog. I can thank you for being on this podcast. I can thank the weather as nice outside. I mean, it's endless. And I keep it new by only doing it one day a week. What are some other techniques like what's tomorrow going to be? What's going to be on the post it note for tomorrow? Do you know? I'll go over a few of them. Sometimes they're just a simple phrase. Now, I don't know about you, but I have a judgmental mind. And a bunch of your listeners do, too. So I'm trying to be more compassionate more loving. I have definitely opinions about how people should be handling the pandemic and some people are not doing what I think they should. I have definitely opinions about politics and some people are doing differently than I think about that. Et cetera. Yeah. You know, we have a lot of polarization. And if you're trying to feed the one, it's not about them being good or bad. It's how can I feel more compassionate? So I've come up with some phrases that help me to feel more compassionate when I notice I'm judging people. One of those phrases is forgive them, they don't know what they're doing. Now, you may have heard somebody stole that from me a couple thousand years ago. Yeah, yeah. And I have forgiven him for stealing that from me. I'm just kidding, of course. You know. But people don't know what they're doing. People, including me, often do unconscious things. So when somebody is doing something that I think might be detrimental, I say, hey, forgive them. They don't know what they're doing. Or I might say, it must be hard being them, you know? If somebody is doing something, I think it's really detrimental to their kid or something, or to their own health. I think, well, it must be really hard being them, and that helps me feel compassion. Or I might say, hey, I don't really know what's best, you know? Yeah. That helps me to realize, why should I be so judgmental? I'm not God. I don't know what's best for somebody else. Yeah. So tomorrow is my phrase day for feeling compassion. Okay. What are some others? I pulled a motivation you did about 5 phrases to ease your judgmental minds..

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

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05:44 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

"That sometimes you find a technique that works for you, and it helps you shift your view. I like the way you said that. I think shifting of view is such a great way of describing all of this. You find a technique that helps you shift your view. And then it stops working. It was useful for a time. So sometimes something that was working stops working and conversely, I think a lot of times the technique we may have tried before that didn't do much for us at a later stage in our growth or journey can be very beneficial because we've changed and shifted enough. And so I think that spirit of experimentation and being willing to try different things is really so important in a certain sense of playfulness about it is really helpful. I totally agree with you. And you're right, some things that didn't work now work and something that worked for you. People have a hard time letting go. It worked for me for ten years and now it's not working, but they use it for ten more years and they could be using something much better when I interviewed a bunch of these spiritual leaders. One of the things that surprised me was how often people talked about gratitude. I thought people would talk more about love or consciousness or things like that. And I was kind of taken aback that so many people mentioned that gratitude was a doorway. Well, I'd kept a gratitude journal. I found it boring. And you know, I forced myself to do it, and it wasn't very good. So, you know, I kind of gave up on that technique. And then a friend of mine came back from India a few years ago and he looked like he was totally lit up, and I said, what happened? And he said, well, my guru gave me a mantra for feeling overwhelming gratitude. Well, that perked up my ears, so I said, well, what's a mantra?.

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"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

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05:36 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

"Really important thing. It means we can deal with lots of challenges and upsets, but it also means that we do get used to positive states, and they do seem ordinary, and we often our brains tend to be drawn towards change difference novelty. It's part of the wiring of the brain to look for difference change. That's true, 'cause that's what would have traditionally represented danger. Well, the good thing about enlightenment or moments of enlightenment will call it is that in those moments, things do seem new. You know, we always bring the past into the present, but enlightenment could be called moments where you're just really there. And it's new. It's like a child. So what was it like to talk to Mother Teresa? I mean, that's a pretty big one. Ram dass, I'm like, okay, yeah, Dalai Lama, all right, yeah, but like Mother Teresa. That seems like a big deal to me. Right, right. Well, any time I've talked to any of these people that you may have heard of Byron Katie adjacent Mother Teresa, whoever, it's very humbling. Partly because they are very humble. And they're very vulnerable and they're very human. So when I was talking to Mother Teresa, I felt like I was talking to the deepest, most vulnerable part of myself because she was kind and sweet and generous and human. You know, she said, after a while, do you have what you need? I'm really tired and I really need a nap. And I thought that was so sweet. Yeah. It's funny. I love audio shanti dearly. We've talked to him like four times on the show. I think he and I have a great connection. I'm not going to put him in the same sentence with Mother Teresa, though. Actually not from a wisdom perspective, but just from, I mean, she is someone I so admire. These people who were so dedicated to serving other people with little or no reward, always strike me as they feel almost like a different breed in some way to me. Since you brought her up, I was just looking at a letter she sent me. And I'll read it. I've never read this letter to basically anyone other than my wife. And, you know, it's handwritten. It's amazing that she took the time. I sent her my book in which I interviewed a lot of spiritual leaders called the experience of God. And she said, I received your copies of your book, along with your letter. Thank you so much for sending them. God loves you for your deep interests in the things of God. I will pray for you that Jesus may fill you with his Holy Spirit, whom he has promised would lead us all into our truth. I'm sorry that I will not be able to appear on a TV talk show called Oprah would do. I am sure that you understand this. Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and spread that joy to all you meet, especially those closest to you. Happy and holy new year, I pray for you and God bless you, Mother Teresa. That's amazing to me. Even Oprah can't get Mother Teresa. She's like, sorry, got things to do. Well, she's not focused on the world, and we get very lost in the world. Right. And that's part of the problem. You know, we think a thousand Facebook likes or a thousand Facebook friends equals one really good friend. But it really doesn't. And we're learning that spending so much time and social media or worry or it's kind of like we have a victim Olympics now. Everybody's trying to be the biggest victim. And yet peace is very much just in this moment..

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"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

The One You Feed

05:40 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

"Podcast, the wonderful podcast awareness explorer. So we'll be talking about a lot of the topics there as well as some of the stuff that comes up in many of the books that you've written. But before we do any of that, we'll start like we always do with the parable. In the parable there is a grandparent talking with her grandchild, and they say, in life, there are two wolves inside of us that are always at battle. What is a good wolf, which represents things like kindness and bravery and love, and the others a bad wolf which represents things like greed and hatred and fear, and the grandchild stops and thinks about it for a second. Looks up at their grandparents as well, which wolf wins. And the grandparent says the one you feed. So I'd like to start off by asking you what that parable means to you and your life and in the work that you do. Well, I hope to give a slightly unusual answer, imagine Yoda saying the one you feed like he might say in patient you are, you know, we look at the world in terms of good and bad, but if you go beyond mind stuff, it's all one. There's no good and bad other than in our mind. So I think the grandpa is saying to his grandson, feed the one, feed not good or bad, feed the fact that everything's interconnected that we're all one that there's something beyond like and dislike good, bad up and down, called reality, and our job is to get back to the oneness of reality because that's where true peace is. I love it, feeding the one, feeding the unity, payin attention to the unity. Let's start by talking a little bit about enlightenment. Your podcast, awareness explorers you've interviewed a number of people who at least make claims in that direction towards enlightenment, you've interviewed people like ram dass, the Dalai Lama in the past, who are certainly very esteemed spiritual leaders..

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"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

The One You Feed

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan robinson" Discussed on The One You Feed

"Why am I feeling this? When did I first feel this? What does this part of me want? What's its need by Tapping into what we really want and need in a certain moment, it can lead us to a place of happiness in peace. Welcome to the one you feed. Throughout time, great tinkers have recognized the importance of the thoughts we have, quotes like garbage in, garbage out or you are what you think, ring true, and yet, for many of us our thoughts don't strengthen or empower us. We tend toward negativity, self pity, jealousy, or fear. We see what we don't have instead of what we do, we think things that hold us back and dampen our spirit. But it's not just about thinking. Our actions matter. It takes conscious consistent and creative effort to make a life worth living. This podcast is about how other people keep themselves moving in the right direction, how they feed their good wolf. Thanks for joining us. Our guest on this episode is Jonathan. As many of our listeners know, my side hustle outside of the one you feed podcast is that I have some rental properties, and I kid you not that I have installed.

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