21 Burst results for "Joseph Campbell"
Mental Illness Happy Hour
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour
"I was all in. It wasn't going to work. And what would not working look like? Not being all in because I had tried it for so long. Everything else, once the dust clears. Then old habits come in and, you know, sloth and not wanting to commit and all those things that bring a lot of us to these programs. Starts to raise its head again. But what would it look like in your life? What would your life look like if you weren't all in? Well, now, it would probably have been more of the same. But what happened was not being all in, I had gotten a real good understanding of that for 20 years. And nothing happened. You know, it was just kind of the same old procrastination, the same old getting started, but kind of the way my life just looked like. And no success as far as really anything went because there was always this problem that was, I was just kept shooting myself in the foot over and over and over again in life always wanted to be there and give me something. And I wouldn't allow it to stick. And what would it look like? When things would spiral out of control, when you would relapse and cocaine was your drug of choice. It was. What it would look like is I wanted out, I loved it. I didn't do it. You wanted out of reality. I did. I wanted back in the comfort zone, or at least what I perceived as my comfort zone where I could hide for days at a time. And jump back in there, and I guess really now that I look back on it, I never really wanted to grow up. And I always wanted to crawl back into that safe spot that would keep me in the zone of safeness for two, three days at a time, then I'd come out from that and everything would be terrible again. And would you be up for two, three days at a time? Oh, yeah, baby. Yeah. Looking for day four and 5. If I could, that's just the nature of the thing. And would you mostly be doing it by yourself? Yeah. You know? Or with, you know, some interesting companions. Okay. Yeah. But yeah, it was just always kind of crawling back into that. And, you know, with, as I said with that moment, then what happened is I realized two things for myself. And in that moment, things became clear on two fronts for me. Number one, for the first time in 20 years, I finally actually really realized that if I didn't get sober, I was going to have a really terrible life. And I was still fairly young at the time. You know? I think then I was in my mid 40s, you know, almost 50. And I always kept myself in good health and good shape. But I really understood that my life was going to be terrible. From there on end, and number two, for me, I realized that I needed to be alone because I was always in a relationship. I wanted her around, you know, just to make me feel good and make everything all right. And they were usually on about the three to 5 year plan with me. Yeah. I mean, they saw some potential and it started getting tarnished very heavily about during the two to three year period. But I realized I needed to be alone for a while and I needed to make the next part of my life. I needed to be all in, and I needed to make that the most important thing in my life. And one of the things that you you had done was you inherited your dad's paint store. He passed away when you were what a teenager? No, I was in my early to mid 20s. And you kind of chipped chipped away at that through, was it mostly spending money on cocaine? Was it not working and giving it the focus it deserved? You know, I did give it the focus it deserved for three or four years. And then things got very good and I kind of created this lifestyle where I was living out of the beach and life was really good. And then because things were all clicking on all cylinders, I started kind of like moving into a little bit more of the direction of the abuse direction and then eventually it just was gone. Yeah. And yeah, but you know, that was another ten, 13, 14 years down the road until I it started clicking in. But yeah, I mean, I'm just very grateful that number one it did. And then when it did, I was for the first time in my life, I was all in. In something. And you know, when I got to that point, there was a lot of freedom that was involved in being all in. There was a lot of, you know, I mean, I've told you this before, and I've told a lot of our guys this before, but you know, I always use this adage of this old, this metaphysician, Joseph Campbell, when he was alive, he said that when you commit to something, really, totally commit to something because the universe will send magical guides to assist you on your way. And that's what happened to me. Once I was all in, the right people showed up, the right meeting showed up the right commitments showed up and the ball got rolling. And it's funny how that happens. I mean, it's not funny, but it's really fun to be a part of that. It's an amazing feeling to feel that all in, and then as you're going through it, you kind of look around and you kind of see this happening, but it's almost, you've got to look over your shoulder and down the line a while and go, wow, it just all fell into place and worked out. Yeah, and sometimes you don't even see it until you look in hindsight. Yeah. It's interesting. I mean, it's like, you know, we can always find no matter where our lives at, something wrong with what's going on right now. You know? And I was actually just talking to a guy on the phone, and I've told you guys this all the time. That
Hay House Meditations
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Hay House Meditations
"Are. Your purpose lives with you. It lives in you and all around you. It is always with you. Another common question I get asked is, how do I know when I am on purpose? Well, one sure sign is by how alive you feel. In my book higher purpose, I quote Joseph Campbell, the philosopher and mythologist, who taught us about the hero journey. He said, people say that what we're all seeking is a meaning of life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive. So that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our innermost being and reality. So that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. Now when your own purpose following your joy, doing what you love, you will find that you are often full of energy. Something lights you up from the inside. Your energized, you're empowered and you have a superhuman strength. Now when you're not on purpose and you have strayed or got distracted somehow. You will find that you're often lacking in energy. You will experience yourself as being drained. Short of breath, lacking in inspiration and unable to go the distance. Let's take a moment now. To tune in to this sense of a liveness that Joseph Campbell talks about this rapture of feeling alive. First, I'd like you to tune in to the sense of a liveness that
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Generation V
"This is the journey that you walk on. So in storytelling terms, this would be like the hero's journey, which Joseph Campbell, so brilliantly put together, although his version has got 17 steps, which is kind of hard if you're doing an update email to people. So you can't go through the details. At the end of cave and the denial of the quest and meeting the mentor, you can't do all that stuff. But instead, what it basically says is there's a challenge. There's a better potential place in the future. There is a journey to go on to get there and there are actions to be taken. And that's what we talk to people about. And we've worked with people who've had in British pounds, the biggest project we've worked on is where they won a contract worth 600 million pounds. So I don't know what that is in dollars like 800 or $900 million. But we literally worked on the story. We said you've got to change the way you were telling the story and the way that you approached this story. And they went from third place for getting the job up to first place. So you can use it at the highest levels of business, but you can also use it for a really effective one to one conversation. In your personal life or your professional life by guiding things through that journey of storytelling because it's simply storytelling to me is speaking in a way that the human mind will thoroughly engage with. That's what it's really coming down to. That's what story is. It's not about talking about your weekend or stuff that happened in the past. It's engaging the mind in the way that it wants to listen to information. And this is so important for any business owner as well. Because your business has its.
Hermetic Astrology Podcast
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Hermetic Astrology Podcast
"And so when we track the visual sky process of the triple conjunctions, we see the alchemical formula break apart and put back together, right? So that coagula. There's this, there's this breaking apart, the evening. In the evening, we lay down to go to sleep, right? It's ending. And we surrender to unconsciousness. And then we get up in the morning and we wake back up and we start our day again, right? And that whole part process of breaking apart, putting back together of ending and beginning again. That's what's going on here. And this process, we have a map for it, right? There's so many Joseph Campbell in the hero's journey. I'm going to hero slash heroines during I'm going to say. He says the three stages are called separation, initiation and return, right? The heroine leaves, he says there's basically two realms. There's a realm of the village and the roads, there's the realm of the forest and the heroine goes on a forest adventure. She's separates from the village. She goes out into the forest. She has this initiation and she brings that truth that she found in the forest back to the village. So there's return, right? In alchemy, the classic stages are Negro, albedo rodeo, blackening, whitening, reddening. These are literally physical lab operations, but they're also psychological stages. I talked about that a few times ago on the podcast here with just with the venous cycle, right? That the stage before, you know, in the evening sky, the conjunction albedo and morning sky rubido, right? In mysticism and Christian mysticism, they call this predation illumination union. So the purgation is like, you know, when you go to a monastery or something, right? You have to leave behind the worldly life. You have to purge that. Your worldly concerns and then you can it's when that purging happens and you are an empty vessel, then God can come and enter your life. And then once God has entered your life, you can then try to achieve union so that you become a tool of God. Essentially, you see? And you know, if you watch, I mean, there's some incredible examples. I can't remember the name of it right now, but I watched this movie about a Christian monk who was sent to a leper colony, you know? It's like a death sentence, right? And the guy did the guy took, you know, he did it with grace and humility and he helped these people and he elevated them and he made their suffering noble, you know? And it was like, my God, that's real, it's the real thing, you know? Like people can say what they want about Christianity and yeah, yeah, there's some problems there for sure, but it's a real, it's a real thing, too, you know? Don't forget..
Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"They met got married. And then my father left our family when I was around two years old. And for most of my life, I didn't really know much about him or his whereabouts. And flash forward years and years later, I become a father. I'm now a father I've twins. They're incredible. And I had questions. They had questions. And it just felt like the right time to reconnect with my father. In many ways. And so all that stuff was kind of happening at the same time. I realized in this time in my own life that I was experiencing these memories. And I felt like Alice time traveling in many ways to my own childhood. And replaying the past, but also coming up with my own questions about how things really played out and questioning memories. And having my own questions for my family, my dad, especially. And so it's really about this time in my life where I was in this place where I was trying to reconsider my past and also figure out how to explain my past to my children. And realizing how I just didn't have a map at all on how to be a father and yeah, so it was a tricky time in my life. And in many ways, the way I look at life is games, I play a lot of games, me and my kids would go to a lot of skate rooms. At the time, I was playing a lot of breath of the wild, my son, and I have played a big part of my life. And so we decided when we were shaping this story using the game as this processing center. This place for me to really figure out all these questions and answers and hit all these quests or these minor quests on the way to this ultimate journey about who am I and how did I get here? And a lot of ways it sounds like the classic arc of the hero's journey. Yeah, I mean, it's got that Joseph Campbell. You know, you leave, you have to face all these challenges and hopefully when you come home, you have a better understanding of who you are and how you got there. I know for me just working on this story with my family and it combines a lot of elements that we've already discussed, theater, video games, but there's also a big documentary piece in this story. And I try to use all these elements because each of those worlds have helped me cope and heal during this process of dealing with loss and my family. Anyways, that's all of those elements of have helped me in some way. And I think that we decided to use all those elements and make it this kind of crazy journey. And give you a real peek of what's going on. What's been going on in my mind over the last couple of years, the trailer you make this statement that I thought was so clever, you said, well, yeah, you know, I think I realized I'm actually in a game, but with a very specific backstory. Yeah. Your story. I always. I always love when you get dropped into a video game and you get a great backstory. But this is one of those where you get the backstory and starting to rank really specific to you in particular. And that's because it is it's me creating this game to help me process. So yeah, what I find unique about you is that as you've become known, certainly from an AAPI perspective, I put you in that Pantheon of oh, another AAPI person out there. And that's great. And yet you really grew up with a Polish born mother and an absent Indian father. And so I'd love to hear because you know what I'm saying? So you're like, oh, he's one of ours, right? And it's like, absolutely. I grew up Polish. Yeah, I think it's a great time right now. I think to have just more authentic and diverse perspectives to really show how we are not all one thing. And that's truly I tell people like, yeah, I mean, I grew up Polish. So yes, I am Indian. But I also grew up Polish dancing. That's my experience, you know? And in many ways, it wasn't weird to me until I left the house until I got older because at home we would speak posed my grandparents, they didn't speak English. And I went to pull the school and it was just part of life. I would be doing these poems and some of it is in the film where I would be doing these tongue twisters, things like patch Koji watch, Polish poem. And like just these things were just such part of my life growing up and at the same time as an actor I frequently in roles that are South Asian. So it's interesting how there's always been this sort of like I've always felt like I lived in various worlds like I would go and start auditioning for something and it would be me and a number of southeast and actors in a room. Then I would have our Christmas Eve meal with my family where we're doing a plot deck and eating vigilia and eating all kinds of fish. You know, it's like, it's always felt like, I don't know, kind of magical in some ways where I always felt like I was part of all these different worlds around me. But it was also very confusing. Yeah, well, a natural question for me, Danny is clearly the primary influence in your growing up years was the Polish aspect of your culture, your identity, were there any of your father's family involved in like, when.
Good Life Project
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Good Life Project
"Do you have a lot of friends who are artists in a lot of different contexts and ways commercial artists, fine artists and the full spectrum. And by the way, I don't necessarily make a distinction between those two. The label that society happens to give different people who show up in different ways. And I've always been curious about formal education in that context. Because some of them have been to the best art schools in the world and felt like it was the best decision they ever made. And then some of them have been too similar schools and railed against it and thought it was a waste of money and time. And they actually felt like they had to decondition. They had to literally reprogram themselves to rebound from the experience. So I'm curious, so you go to a traditional art school. But again, it's different than what a lot of art schools look like in the U.S.. What's your take on formal education versus sort of creating your own journey of discovery? Yeah, I mean, I always say, 'cause I get this question a lot from creative people. And I always say that if you can go to art school and not end up in crazy debt, I would actually highly recommend it, but I would make sure that you get your priorities right, because, you know, especially in America where the cost is so massive and usually they're selling it to not to the student, but the parents of the student, that they usually are overemphasizing so many things that are really not what you're what you're getting there. You know, they're talking about these are the 5 different software suites that we're gonna cover. And we're gonna get every single technical advantage and all that kind of thing. And for me, the power of school is finding people like you doing things you didn't know you could do. That's what I think. You know, I can summarize the 5 things that really changed me at school and they were all visiting illustrator that was doing this amazing work. And I had a one on one conversation with him. It was like ten minutes long and I'm like, this guy's like me. Like I could do this, and there's just something through osmosis that I think is the only way that you can kind of lift those ceilings and limiting beliefs in your brain about what's possible. And I just highly recommend can you get FaceTime with people who you are like these are my people and they've unlocked things I haven't. If you spend school that way and you can do so without being drowned and debt, then I would say, yeah, go for it. But you can also spend time with the world's greatest creators any day of the week for free with the wealth of podcasts and YouTube videos and all that kind of stuff. And so there are a lot of options to get that. Yeah, I love that. It's interesting you brought up the model of the hero's journey, right? You know, which is, you know, the classically memorialized Joseph Campbell 12 steps, and it's a journey that so many of us either fiercely resist going out on or find ourselves very often unwillingly stepping out into very grudgingly hesitating and resisting, which is part of the journey, actually. And I almost feel like part of what you're saying is that that process that if school really works to help you step into figure out like what is the thing inside of me that needs to come out that it's effectively creating a frame for you to move through the hero's journey when it works well. But when it doesn't work well, then it's sort of like it can also end up being spinning wheels. But at the same time, so can you spending 5 5 years trying to figure it out on your own? So it's much more about how do I understand how to create the experience that I need to figure out what that thing is inside of me and then bring it back into my life and then to the work that I do. Yeah, and that really brings up kind of a core philosophy of mind. So if I'm talking to people that don't consider themselves creative, like if I get brought into a business to bring creativity there, I'm usually trying to get them to see how unique they are. How different they are and lean into that and really go on that journey. When I talk to creative people, often I find myself more telling them like you're not that special. There are people that are a lot like you. Really close that you can learn so much from you don't have to reinvent the wheel. Like go take advantage of that. And I think that, you know, that's kind of where I encourage people to go like, go seek those people out that are just so much like you, and they will get you halfway through the journey. And so one way or another, I would encourage you to go figure that out. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense to me. And part of that journey is that people who come into your path because you're going to stumble you're going to get stuck. You're going to be brought to your knees in various different ways. And, you know, it is those people who kind of see you and see something that you don't see very often, I think. And don't necessarily tell you this is what I see, but at least there's something here. Don't walk away. Very often I wonder, I think so often we're looking for the people to just give us the answers or give us the direction, like, go left, here we go right here, because we're suffering by not knowing what the answer is..
Wisdom From The Top
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Wisdom From The Top
"CEO, because one of the great CEOs of all time. And he places this extraordinary that was an evolution. It was a shift of maybe we could convert our Casey one 35 tanker into a commercial aircraft that has jets and because it was the early jet age. And boom, you have the 7 O 7. Boeing doesn't make a single commercial aircraft at the time. And he turns the company, we will bet the company on the 7 O 7. We will bring the world into the jet age. And then they do it again on the 7 27, and then the 7 47 and what's so struck me is, wow, this is an amazing. I mean, I love the Iliad. This is like the business. It's great heroic human story in the bats and the things they were trying to do when the sheer audacity of it and the epicness of the story and I fell in love. And I think the seed went in there because I remember going to dinner with Joanne and her. She was doing a thesis on economics and her thesis adviser. And I couldn't talk about clients. But he asked he said, so what are you working on at McKinsey? I said, well, I'm walking around this one sort of little side thing. And I got so animated about it. I mean, in the end, I didn't want to just know the stories. I wanted to understand, like that kid doing calculus problems. I wanted to understand what is at the deepest level of a great, great human enterprise. That allows it potentially to endure and renew over time. And to play an admired and impactful role in the world. Like, that's what I really wanted to understand. I didn't want to understand how to like start a company and make a bunch of people rich. That struck me as small. I wanted to understand these sort of how you build one of these extraordinary enduring resilient lasting things. It's never been really about studying business. If people think I'm a business author, I'm not a business author. It happens to be where data is for looking at questions and gaining insights about great human enterprise. About human systems. And it just so happens, business gives you one of the most robust sets of data to work with. I often describe what I do as really more inspired by by Joseph Campbell than anything else, because I think that these are heroes journeys. The narrative arc of a of an entrepreneur is you find the same patterns with Odysseus or Gilgamesh or Noah or Harry Potter. There's a crucible. There's a dragon. There's a mentor. It's remarkable. And that's what I think. Makes these stories so exciting because they are human dramas. Exactly. They are human dramas. And some of the great great human dramas when you know their story. And then there's that extra step that I've always been drawn to, which is that in the end, to be able to stand back and say, but I need to somehow be able to organize all the human dramas into a conceptual framework. Like what I want to, in the end, my sort of little internal engine is.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Champagne Sharks
"And he's like the raining guy but they all kind of build on each other and christopher vogler from the story i understand he was an executive who just really like star wars and read about the hero's journey and everything. And he's like what. If i could just distill this to like a simple twelve step outline on. He was the one that took took Star wars and lucas workrate. Joseph campbell and said hey let's make these twelve steps that have to happen every movie but the thing would actually read lucas. Talk about the hero's journey. He's the way more thoughtful than people give credit for les. Yeah he's very thoughtful. I mean he's not really great at executing directing and writing human dialog. But he's a. He's a thoughtful ideas idea guy. He's and what's interesting is the hero's journey in joseph campbell. That was an averaging. Like he was saying like you know if you take all these stories this is like an average like every single story has to have every single step. Some stories might have three steps. Some stories might have all of the stem. Some stories might have this and that but the bid was turned into a set on twelve steps that had to happen every single story. And if you look at the actual myths that joseph campbell writes about not every myth has all. Those steps jogged cars. Yeah but now all you end up like this weird thing. Where like because joseph campbell said the hero like dies and then comes back to life. Now there's a bizarre scene and almost every movie where the hero like pretends to die up to in the new looney tunes. There's a bizarre death scene for bugs bunny. and then he just shows up alive again. And i'm like i swear to god that's like executives reading the hero's journey slash. Save the cat and being like well. No you need a scene where the main character dies even though it's just totally pointless and has no emotional impact and happens like after the fucking game even happens truly bizarre stuff what i also feel..
Problematic Premium Feed
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Problematic Premium Feed
"And he's like the raining guy but they all kind of build on each other and christopher vogler from the story i understand he was an executive who just really like star wars and read about the hero's journey and everything. And he's like what. If i could just distill this to like a simple twelve step outline on. He was the one that took took Star wars and lucas workrate. Joseph campbell and said hey let's make these twelve steps that have to happen every movie but the thing would actually read lucas. Talk about the hero's journey. He's the way more thoughtful than people give credit for. les lord. yeah. He's very thoughtful. I mean he's not really great at executing directing and writing human dialog. But he's a he's a thoughtful idea idea. Guy he's and what's interesting is the hero's journey in joseph campbell. That was an averaging like he was saying. Like you know if you take all these stories this is like an average like every single story has to have every single step. Some stories might have three steps. Some stories might have all of the stem. Some stories might have this and that but the bid was turned into a set on twelve steps that had to happen every single story. And if you look at the actual myths that joseph campbell writes about not every myth has all. Those steps jogged cars. Yeah but now all you end up like this weird thing. Where like because joseph campbell said the hero like dies and then comes back to life. Now there's a bizarre scene and almost every movie where the hero like pretends to die up to in the new looney tunes. There's a bizarre death scene for bugs bunny. and then he just shows up alive again. And i'm like i swear to god that's like executives reading the hero's journey slash. Save the cat and being like well. No you need a scene where the main character dies even though it's just totally pointless and has no emotional impact and happens like after the fucking game even happens truly bizarre stuff what i also feel..
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Spiritual Dope
"Yeah on percent. And i think when you're saying teach them to get to their thrown intuition once they kinda hit it once or twice they they know what that resonances right So once they understand what that resonances and that wave getting their third kind of a specific pathway back to them at least one route right. And i got imagined that there's more than one rapper. Like hey we just hit it. You know in the whole joseph campbell's follow your bliss type thing. It's like you know there's there's different ways that you're gonna achieve this right but this is this. Is your learning to trust what you're getting second-guessed not over thank it and that everybody can connect and some people say well. Is this just what. I wanna hear him. I making this up. You know or does this. Just why is it. Just sound like me in a wiring saying angels and everything. And i'm like you don't have to. It's doesn't have to be this. Earth shattering experience and us interest of the time. People just don't realize and i'll try to point out things you don't you said to me about this is that you pick this up. Remember that oh yeah so the. I think it's neat to write that. The idea of not over thinking it really trusting it so you how do you get someone to start trusting intuition like you and i are work in light. Listen i was feeling this thing. And i just don't know if i trust like some of the guidance for for for me to start trusting it more at stop Here what are some remind them of out kind of aspen about like common is people who are have been really bad relationships and they're afraid of getting into another one or they're afraid of getting out of there really dysfunctional relationship. Because they think they're just gonna find another person who doesn't treat them. Well so i ask you. What were the warning signs that you had like Okay now that's not acceptable. What the warning sides you of this of this going wrong. Did he do this. Did she do this to whatever it was and i try to remind them of times. They used their intuition or even with medical intuition. We all have it. So you have this symptom You knew enough to get yourself to the hospital or new. It was going to be fine at. It really need to go there or with your kid. You know You know when your kids have your infections or whatever it is sorry. I really tried to reinforce times where they used their intuition and they could trust it it also times when they did hear from their intuition and didn't trust it and we're really sorry so some of his that kind of you know kind of thing Also talk a lot about interested in fear because that comes up and my general rule of thumb is fear. Makes you feel more anxious.
The Holy Fool Podcast
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Holy Fool Podcast
"But i'm yeah. I'm i'm sort of going back to this. This really early stage of The more i explore emptiness and just abide an emptiness just isn't anything here and And i wonder I i always sort of felt this. And i think in in my spirit you live in the hope in a way has always been the you know eventually They would be enough sort of momentum would build up so that i could see you know all of could bribe and i could say right okay. This his the enlightened me. You know that was. That was the unenlightened. Neither side me and And this is the enlighten. And it's it's really not like that at least in my experience. It's not like a tool. there is just like sort of less and less and less and less. And yeah you know in talking about spiritual teachers in the past you know. I think i've been a little critical thinking. Well just a little little. But i'm but i i mean i kind of feel this you know icon. I cannot imagine. I can't sort of you know even with these costs mean i i i i enjoy doing them but i'm i'm really really happy that it's just us talking as friends you know super super and i'm aware but you know maybe some people are going to listen as well but i can't think about making anything formal out to psycho i i. It just doesn't seem Like on my radar on. Do you know what i'm saying. You know to kind of to to make something out of this i. It doesn't feel possible. Well i think go back to the dow's zen kind of thing that they're they just dissolving everything. No matter what you set up for them they just no not that. No just no right. It's not that go ahead. Yeah okay you can say that. But that's not either which. I find very refreshing because the the thai side of things often. It's it's got the tear about a buddhist thing where they're counting every there's ten of these and there's nine of these and and then we have the the five precepts in the eight precepts and you have this and that and on and on and on on and that's all useful stuff and then i then you get to some of the zen and they're just like no tempting just no you just know the those games. Those remind games Yeah there's no path there's no this did now drop it right. I think fundamentally that's there's no way there's no escaping that that's true no matter how whatever structure we're gonna put onto however we're going to formalize it it's not going to be it And because it's not it's gonna get used in the wrong way. It'll lead people in the wrong direction in mislead in it might do some good. But it's like to want do that again. Yeah it's been done enough person. It's like Joseph campbell said you know the the ancients of They pretty much mapped out life for us with with myths And it's so you can see you know going. All the way back to the the greek myths and the japanese myths and the you know the british were king arthur and You know the we the north ones you can see you know that You know if you do things in a certain way..
Under the Skin with Russell Brand
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Under the Skin with Russell Brand
"I thought of the of of joseph campbell type way this sort of common pairing of the warrior and the priest in the that we need a shame shaming but we need his arjuna for krishna. Say i thought about the necessity and the of speaking somewhat literally the necessities subjugation. The the in the name of islam that if you if the left brain is not subjugate if the mckay mechanistic materialistic mentality takes over. False idols will rise. I thought of the necessity for kind of of a sort of poorest nurse between these two spaces and own integrity and integration like the idea of like integration with the shadow left for completion in the in things like that we the unconscious material needs to be incorporated to behold. And i heard in what you were saying from your own era of expertise the of the movements of other disciplines accurate here the teams on other descriptions of according to what you said earlier kind of potentially eggs over common common a common reality so i i suppose what you're saying that in spite of potentially limitless difference in limitless variation and are perhaps our room overly assertive inclination to for taxonomy and the associated prejudiced that might create or at least opposition that could create that there is a a an obvious requirement for plainly evolved from out native survive. Full this mechanistic interpretation of reality but the possibly when people say patriarchy and stuff what they pabst possibly what could be meant is that the the the dominion the biases of this dominion have excluded the mystery and like you know i wouldn't approach it from agenda perspective anyway because that's just it's not my experience but like i would approach it from kind of That we have decentralized the world. We're like that when when we revere nightjar and acknowledged that they some things of unknowable that we can somehow that we are haunted by something in nature that we can never fully own as you save cannot fully be pinned down the it creates reverence and that we have a numerous experience of reality as opposed to mechanistic resource base. This is here for us to use that mount in down. Excuse is yes. Please to meet over at luminary on apple podcasts. For the rest of our discussion overlays as episodes of the scheme being qualities makassar given my cats. My cat is giving birth to kittens in this room. Free have been born my social media for images this happy event..
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Rotated Views
"When i started doing that when i decided literally to stop and i really started with my meditation practice heavily. The answer started to come to me from me through me and inside all of us. There's this higher self which unfortunately most people never tap into because we're too busy trying to get through the day to day listening to the radio telling us which teams we should cheer for rather than sitting down in a dark place for twenty minutes listening to what's inside. and so. When i started to do that i realized that so much of what i was doing either wasn't being done for the right reason or wasn't being done in a way that aligned with who i wanted to be ultimately when i checked out and so it was adapt point that i You know i'm a big fan. I think i've talked about it. On a couple of other episodes of the hero's journey from joseph campbell and we all get that call that knocked that opportunity and the question is whether or not you listened to it and you answer that call and for me i did. And it's scary as hell. And i think that's why most people don't and we have factors that prevent us or decreased the likelihood that we can family children financial obligations employment obligations. All of these things which say you can't do this gym even though you want to do this you can't do this and so it was at that time that i said you know i had done all of the things that i thought were important to me. I had this realization that there was a different version of me that still needed to find itself. Find its place in the world. And so i started marching in that direction love. You're a handful of get one of handful of guests that Who literally gave us the answer that their shift happened upon beginning meditation. It is an amazing i got. I just get the chills thinking about it. I mean the guys tell you literally you. We've had multiple guests literally saying my paradigm shift. That when i began meditation which is so powerful. This is i think based on what you just really important it goes back to. What is a mentor. In is somebody that we can rely on and we can trust and like you said that. Gps but really who it is. It's someone who believes in you and helps you bring the best out of yourself and so in order for you to do that. You have to start acknowledging what that is who that is inside of you in the meditation allows you to do that a. Love how does. How does one kid with meditation and kind of Explain what meditation is Yes so there are a lot of different ways to start an and let me just preface this for any of your listeners. By saying you know if you told me ten years ago that i'd be on this podcast telling people how important meditation was. I would have spit beer through my nose laughing at you like that wasn't on my radar anyway but but now that i look back at it. I realized that was a whole different person There are a lot of different ways to start. One of the ways is just literally show up just like the first step of success. Just show up. What does that mean you know. Sit down and literally disconnect yourself from the entire world. Go somewhere quiet. Go somewhere dark. If you can just close your eyes and breath it can be for a minute. It can be for five minutes. It could be ten twenty minutes or or longer and it really starts to become there a lot of different ways. You can do it. You have to find what works for you. Some do a breathing meditation. Like i just said you can listen to your breaths and time. Your brett's some to a mantra where you repeat a sound like an old or at certain word to yourself and there are a lot of different things with what's out now on youtube and all of the apps that are available it's really really easy to find what resonates with you and most people say initially like. I don't get anything from it. It's not. I can't sit still for for twenty minutes and i say if you can't if you can't do it for twenty minutes you should do it for an hour like that's that's what meditated. A major needed that much. So that's the way to do. It is really just to start by doing one of my business partners and it's funny. One of the guys who was on our new television show seated to my left as one of the co hosts. Ridiculously successful is about to sell his company for just over a billion dollars right high school graduate amazing amazing story. We have to get on your show and you know. Initially i started talking to him about. Meditation is like maybe you know and then as we went through the guests we had over fifty sixty seventy guests ridiculously successful. Not all of them but a lot of them were talking about the importance when they start their day morning. Routine first thing. Meditation bound. this created. This idea came to me and meditation. Meditation and every time they said it i looked at like what do you think at. Every time i get i get i get and then by the end of the show is like men have to start doing that. I said yes. And so it's they're like really just give it a shot and stick with it and i promise you it will change your life. There scientific studies that show going back. I mean you know to tibetan monks going back all the way through buddhists and all that would level of enlightenment that they achieve when they do. 'em are is different objective credible medical tests to see what these people are able to do. It super human and we all can do it. The question is whether or not we do love Couple episodes ago we were talking about the importance of personal development. And in that journey Is to you have mentioned find something. Find something that's inspiring motivational that resonates with you right. Because there's all kinds of levels. And and i think techniques that we related it to use it right. So you've got fine whatever one resonates with you. It could be country. Rock and roll could be soft rock to the yet. The final works for you so the message that i was trying to say was in the same set of meditation. A final technique. That works for you triumph. All i remember There is a guy who was just in his son's face about baseball baseball baseball. And this kid was this like he did it because his dad right he went from. You know from t-ball to the minor leagues or whatever it is except year olds to the literally and finally this kid Discovered hockey and he became this world class athlete hockey and it was the funniest thing. It's not that it's wasn't baseball. It was still a sport. It's just that it was right. And it's like he found that worked for him and his career exploded right. And so the same thing with meditation little bit fine what works and resonates with you Did you find that to be true or yeah absolutely you know at the end of the day everything in the universe is energy frequency and we you know it all vibrates differently until you have to find out what's in harmony with you and it's in a can be you know just lake. Sometimes we want to hear a love song. Sometimes we wanted to jump around and jump around the house of pain so at different times. You may need different types of meditation. Sometimes it's a walking meditation from me way. Just walk. Because i need to to get out some energy. Sometimes it's like. I said a breathing or a mantra. So yeah you can find different things that work and different things will work better or worse at different times.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Spiritual Dope
"Say it in one way this is basically our life sensation. Yes our experience of Those things that it's we truly are one then. I say that. Because i feel that. And i believe that. In i have a knowingness of that. However we don't experience that full that full expression of that all the time because otherwise we wouldn't be having these senses that we have these thoughts said come through or these words that were able to express these things which the theories became the experienced. What we are not to remember who we are. And that's you know. I think that that's always. That's always a challenge and you'll get like some eye rolls from people that have i guess experienced that space That happened kinda gone through some of those. Those those those developments and i think that Subjective experience can't really. You can't really. You can't really apart on anybody else right you can. Just all you can do is be like well. Okay i mean. I can just tell you from what i've experienced what i've through and you know it may be if you deserve some signals right. If have you experienced saturday okay. Then maybe right And i like. I like that experience to the idea of joseph campbell's the hero's journey right when when you know when you hear the call of the hero. That's that's kind of like your wakeup call right. That's an you you don't have to. You don't have to respond to it but it's not gonna it's not gonna go away and it's kind of what you do after that or each time it comes along. What do you do with it. The same for any individual i work with a lotta people and let a families times one family member will come to me actually work in the and i always green and i. It's children or a spouse because you know it may look like the other person's not done there just..
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Spiritual Dope
"I have a lot of psychics and kasich readers and mediums and grandmasters and shamans. And you know my life is just really about angels and demons and so i get little bits of information about my life paths my purpose and all the things you know year after year after year after year So he was just another another. I another sealer that came into my life that was you know reaffirming and and confirming You know a lot of things that happened my life and drew my life purkis. Gotcha so i'm kind of reading your story on thinking of like you meant. Joseph campbell is like you know the hero's journey earlier. I'm thinking of like you know Also of just kind of surrendering yourself right To whatever kinda comes your way. Has that been a big part of what you've done. Just kind of surrender to it and follow your bliss. Oh absolutely I mean really at the end of the day of the heroes journey. You put all of your trusted source. God and and trump that you know your soul set things up with certain way and by you know rendering you know you you actually came as your life a whole lot easier and a lot more magical if you just get out of the way. Make sure absolutely. I mean that's really. The biggest problem for most is the mind getting in the way in creating judgment creating these stories that are earn even real. So you know identifying your fears in your judgment and being able to work through those and and he'll your You know he'll the inner child is like the first step might have and it's been you know healing my in central lineage. So this goes back. Thousands of years also like eric. I mean not very if you were gonna sky somebody somebody like what it means to heal your industrial lineage. What would.
Diary of a Nation
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Diary of a Nation
"With the the illusion of youth and vibrancy but We are afraid of death in in in very real ways and and i have just come to learn. It's just a natural part of life. I think if there's anything. I do for the people that i serve the the patients that i get to two companion with on their last and you know the last stages of their journey. It's not that i'm all that religious or we talk about deeply spiritual things. I think the greatest gift that i'm able to bring from an in this comes from the learning of just being with so many folks is. It's just natural. It's just a natural part of life. The wonderful mythologised. Joseph cambell. I don't have here. You're probably familiar with some of his work. He had a wonderful series of interviews with On pbs with bill. Moyers but joseph campbell says you know all of life Isn't it necessitated by death. The food you and the salad..
Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
interview With Frank Toby Chi
"Listeners. If you have been keeping up with the episodes near the end of last year You may have listened to episode number two hundred eighty where i interviewed coach. Nancy son and she and i had a pretty extensive conversation About a person did. I didn't name who had experienced a stroke and i was just kind of pushing her a bit to say well. How would you apply some of your coaching techniques to help people get past. Self cancelling self critical thinking. How would you apply to someone. Were they actually have had a physical injury happened to them and it's not something they can think away. I was already looking forward to actually having that unnamed person on soon after i posted the episode with coach. Nancy and so my guest today is that person. He's a former parishioner of the church. That i pastor for many decades he continues to be a friend and he is also a listener to this podcast and his name is toby so toby i want to welcome you to the podcast. Hello everybody had pastoral. Care is to call your pastor. Kent surrey oh habby you keep blowing my cover listener. First-time caller yeah. Yeah well you know. Did you ever think that you would be actually one of the guests one day. I was hoping yes but now hundreds of kind of circumstance which is very special for today. Well before we get into what happened to you. Tell our listeners. What your business was what you all about. Because you're one of the top people in your field of. What was that all about. I was ruining my mic production company. Doing visual effects and documentary film work for various corporations like entertainment and business and also nonprofit international ministries travelling to different parts of the world to document a workout. they're missionaries. Yeah that was happening near the end of this working. Part of your your life right. And and i was reading your facebook posts and you're pretty pumped you're saying if you had to do your career over again. You would love to do this. Because you're hanging out with people that were your now heroes and and getting to share their their work with the world yes. I think you're definitely one of the most influential person in that part of the journey. 'cause you even your servants seriously talk about joseph campbell and hero's journey storytelling technique. The very inspiring. So i wanna be a story town of himself by either doing social worker documents documentary work. Well you certainly excelled at that. I remember the excitement of the missionaries that were in dr congo. When you went over there with the team within pastor sharon and they'd never had anyone document with video of the work that they were doing out in the bush but also in the kinshasa in the city with the women at risk right. Yeah one of the most memorable shots that you took that. I think they were astounded. By was in you. Use your drone technique and you had the team going down that that big river in the congo and the jungle but you have to aerial view. That was amazing. That's fun yeah so you had just completed a trip. To thailand i think it was with international ministries doing similar work capturing for promotional purposes. The work of these missionaries and and they're doing a lot of social justice work. How would you feel about that well. That's very interesting. As i was in my filming to work of missionary kimbro. She ran the clinic for children with developmental diseases. Very moving to you. Yeah the provide like were down syndrome or learning disability physical therapy speech therapy and then you finish your work and you flew back home to culver city out out here right. The westside of los angeles pick up the story as it changed for you then will flew back. The next morning woke up too skinny ready to drive my son to school. I was still able to walk and drive those feeding kind of funny like little bit. Dizzy nosso weakness. When i came home. That's when it happened stroke. Yeah so when you were starting to feel funny. Did you have any thoughts. I wonder if. I'm having a stroke. Did that even enter your mind now than ever enter my mind though idea. Did you think it was maybe after effects of all this international travel. Maybe you cut a bug in thailand. Something like that. Will there a couple of little funny stories that can tell you about that. Yeah first of all the symptoms are just feel left we miss and what does that mean. Mike host left side of body feel very heavy like i was actually sitting on a toilet. Sorry maybe too much information. No i feel like. I'm i was going to fall off the toilet. I did end up falling off the toy onto the floor was able to push myself up. The funny thing is i was still able to walk
What Healthy Couples Know That You Don't
"joseph campbell" Discussed on What Healthy Couples Know That You Don't
"Honesty is very hard to come by in a world where too many people are enchanted by conspiracy. Theories and lies are swallowed whole honesty. Means looking at yourself with some level of self awareness you have to know when to have true remorse and to recognize your own failings which i describe in depth in episode seventy. Three honesty is about reality. Love is about the fantasy of being together. So let's take one all to ordinary example. Your sex life has disappeared and neither of you has addressed it then. Monse evolve in two years. If there is out loud agreement that celibacy is the new norm. Okay but the reality of living without the best free resource for pleasure and never discussing the issues is not okay. There are many examples of silence about important hard things that slowly create a grand canyon of distance instead of intimacy intimacy bills on sharing who we really are and when we disagree it is important to know about instead of pretending. It's okay when it's not silence creates distance. Honesty creates closeness. You can pretend you aren't sharing so you don't hurt the other person which is morally bankrupt short term thinking morally bankrupt. Because you are really protecting you. Not the other person. Long term thinking is to understand the more complex idea that it is only through true that you stop feeding the distance between the two of you make no mistake about it. Relationships are work. Everybody is wired different differently. Just think about the last movie or book. You recommended this. Someone else didn't appreciate. It's how we manage respect for the differences that makes or breaks a relationship even with parenting. That can be true in teenage years. Kids are exploring how they are different. And if you have an obedient team now they may end up far more resentful later testing boundaries. Finding out who they are different from us is what all that painful struggling is about. This is why often say. Respect is more important than love in relationships. respect also leaves room to not like the differences. It bothered me so much. My husband did not read books when we started out and now he's shifted to become a reader. But not because i nagged or whined about it which of course i did. It was a real values collision for me. That reading was not important while it was such a refuge for me. It's values that we collide over. The most respect for the differences is crucial for relationships to work when a decision is important for a couple that disagree respect and the ability to see and try to understand. Their point of view really does matter what matters is softening the hard edges of disagreement and there is only one way to accomplish that. Be willing to talk and talk and talk and talk through the differences. It's the first thing you can do to improve. If the question is should we have kids. It might take a hundred and fifty conversations. Talking is the only way to soften the differences between you. The second thing you can do is be curious. Instead of critical about the differences. Critical illness harnes. The goal again to achieve more respect is to soften hard edges of differences. Too many partners do not recognize the walls. They build by being critical. Good couples. therapy helps you learn more and to be more curious about the differences. Why is love work. you may ask yourself. Joseph campbell described marriage as an ordeal. The beginnings of law are delicious. But it's not the real substance of a relationship..
Accelerate Your Business Growth
Your Most Powerful Asset
"Over the years, the accelerate your business growth podcast has enjoyed inclusion unlisted the best podcast to listen to for sales business growth of small business entrepreneurship leadership. We've just been really fortunate to just the on a ton of lists, and that's because of the guests. These are folks who have expertise in a particular area of business and they join me for a conversation little. Chat. Where they share that expertise with all of you. That way you can get the information age get connected to these folks and you can do better things in your. Business. Today is no different. My guest today is Chris Yoga. Christmas the founder. CEO of Yoga Company. Chris focuses on helping people in the organizations they belong to pave the road to a more Utopian world. He empowers heroic organizations to build a champion, those styles using their most powerful assets, their web presence. Chris an expert in Web design accessibility. Digital Marketing. Company culture and Social Responsibility. His Gold for HIMSELF THOSE HE AIDS is to be driven by a purpose beyond Prophet Excel much for joining me today Chris. From Yoga. I am thrilled to have you now I would love it. If you would explain to the listeners, why use say that our web presence is our most powerful asset? It's the one. Then you have that's speak can speak to everyone similtaneously knocker taking phone calls. If you're at a meeting a conference, if you're doing sales inbound sales, your, you've always got some limiting. The chemical equation of your success that is install eggs out whereas your web presence is. Similarities available to everybody and is also worldwide so. Used to have local footprint canals international footprint. On it. Okay. So He said in your bio that you are looking to these organizations pave or. Pave. The way toward a more Utopian world which I love that purpose at but understand how my web presence makes the world a better place. So. It starts with thinking about the organization itself. So the folks that we help tend to all into one two buckets, it's people who know and already calculate the type of impact they wanna half, and then there's those organizations aspire to have a positive don't really quite know either what it is or exactly how to accomplish it and It's interesting because let me see what persons can help boost in the latter case with relation that already knows the impact that wants to have. It's a matter of execution the more fun one in the one that might be worth likable. Your listeners is the wonderful renovations that are still trying to figure out exactly what they want that to look like, and that is where I think about the value of the web presents not only as your marketing tool, a communication tool, a chance to interact with clients, but there's also whenever you go through that process of rebranding redesigning a website specifically. There's a window. Right there's a certain amount of almost like vision boarding that happens where. I kind of figured whenever you start to plant that flag as renovation. It's almost like somebody who stopped smoking where they're like, Hey, I stopped smoking and it's like okay well for how long for four hours. But you got. The same thing with with the website whenever you say we are organization that does these things. Maybe that only lasts. You know it's been four hours since you started that put that out there and it starts to become true and the way that we find it tends to really impact organizations with Joseph Campbell's Hero's journey. Now I'm not okay good deal. So just the Campbell, an amazing offer this book called out hero with basis where he breaks down all of these tales from the Odyssey the end all the way up to storm wars wizard of Oz Harry Potter all of the movies stories you likely love follow the Hero's journey, which is that the hero goes through these kind of same twelve steps and it starts with. You know the call to action understanding. There's a need for change not really wanting to address it of being reluctant going through it as a path of self transformation with happens and that sell transformations what enables bureau to go out and. which the beast find the Elixir, whatever the case might be, and then better impact their community or Kasa characters around them, and then ultimately transformed the world, and what we find is when you go through a brand update or web transformation, the right way and with that kind of attention -ality, it serves as that vision board that is essentially like a crucible cell transformation. So you start to change yourself your team sources st like this is how we impact the world. Now I kinda have something uncrowded show Hama data show my spouse. I'm proud to show my the work I do does this kind of impact? So it's not just about the dollars and cents it's about making impacts. And now I'm a little bit more excited to tell that story people that land on our website. Begin to hear that story. It allows us to transform ourselves before we can then transplant relationships we have with our clients ultimately grow hopefully or more clients and a broader community, and then subsequently through the were affects we all have a world create a better world starts I believe with that what presence that I can happen food multitude of levels but I think one of the most important is being able to find that kind of vision and crucible assault transformation were.
Freedom from the Prison of Limiting Beliefs
"Nama stay and welcome my friends. Joseph Campbell, who most of you have heard of described all religions as starting with one word that all came out of one word and the word was help. And we humans perceive our mortality. We perceive how everything's changing and in the deepest ways it's really out of our hands. So we're looking for something that can protect us that can guide US and help us make it through and so that deep increases really what will give us refuge In the face of an uncertain. World. A reading that I've always liked goes like this. It says this life is a test. It is only test. If it had been an actual life, you would've received further instructions on where to go and what to do remember this life is only a test. I remember when I first heard this and it really struck a chord and and I feel who can really sense in our current times so much as up for grabs, the coronavirus and Konami and really the rights of vulnerable populations democracy and our earth is in distress. So. The degree of uncertainty is really spiked and we can sense how with this little security were all trying to sense how to navigate. What's the best guidance on how to proceed? So if we look closely, we can see the ways that we take refuge. For many I we take refuge in that online rabbit hole that we fall into for incredible stretches of time that trance we take refuge in staying busy we try to control the people around us. It might be through food or drugs or alcohol or sleep that were trying to take care of ourselves. And, this is the other side and away for many there's increase refuge in carrying relationships in and really being close with others and connecting with others and in meditation many people have started and deepen their practice refuge in nature refuge in serving others. In my book says I think two thousand twelve that I that it got published true refuge. I looked at how we react to life's basic insecurity to that that sense of help you know how what we take refuge in really varies and that I distinguished between the refuges that. Serve to wake up our hearts and minds and those that are kind of substitute that give temporary maybe a hit of relief. But in a way, keep us trapped and I called the latter false refuge is not because they're bad. But really because they keep us from a pathway that really allows. True. Healing and freedom. So tonight, I'd like to reflect on. The primary mode of. False refuge that underlies other false refugees and keep so many of us trapped and that's Our fear based stories and beliefs. And when we're insecure, how we even grasp more tightly to those fear beliefs, those limiting beliefs and they turn us against ourselves against others, they keep a separate. Select look at this together, and then how are meditation practices can? Free us from that that prison. Of limiting beliefs. And I WANNA dedicate this class to our beloved Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Who helped our entire society wake up from stories? About Limited worth are limited value. How she woke us up in a way that really directly extended to honoring the rights of all being she focused on women and many oppressed populations. Because her basic caring she she just basically honored the intrinsic value of all. And if we look at our limiting beliefs. That's what they don't. Do they forget that so We can't transform our society and we can't Hiller free ourselves if we don't exam and an undue are limiting stories are fear based believes. They're the root of suffering.
Live Happy Now
Turning Social Isolation Into a Creative Outlet With Martha Alderson
"This is Paula Phelps. And this week we are going to tap into our creative side. Using our creativity is a proven way to increase our personal well-being. It can put you in a positive mood and that starts an UPWARD SPIRAL. That makes you feel more creative. And thereby further increases your happiness for somehow life creeps in and takes over the time. We'd love to spend exploring creatively before we know it. We feel like we've lost touch with our creative side entirely. This week's guest is an expert in tapping into creativity. Martha Alderson is an author who also works with bestselling authors Hollywood directors artists and performers all over the world to help them find their creativity. Now you can try this at home. Her New workbook boundless. Creativity is a one month exploration into your creative side. So let's hear what Martha has to say about it. Martha welcome to live happy. Now thank you for inviting me. I'm thrilled to be here. This is such a great work book that you've written for us. And what a great time for us to work on our creativity. It seems like it. I know that a lot of people are under enormous stress for all sorts of reasons because of the virus but if people do have free time and they're looking fill it creatively. I think by going through the program in the workbook. It's just a great way to let go of. That's happening around us. All the news all the problems of the world and just sink into your creativity and into really your spirit sh and who you are at your core beyond all the material things the problems and everything else so. I think it would be a great place for people to spend some time. We'll obviously when you wrote it. He didn't say hey. I think everyone's going to have a couple of months you know. So what was your decision behind writing it in the first place? Well I been a plot consultant for about thirty years for riders every story whether it's a memoir scream player. A novel has to have a plot and I'm passionate about empowering women's voices and women traditionally have had a lot of trouble with plot because it's a very linear logical progression and of Women. Writers are highly creative somewhat disorganized and are very interested in character development. But they don't really get plot in so. I just became passionate about teaching everybody but it seemed like it turned out to be the majority of women and then in doing that. It soon evolved into working with all kinds of creative people because what I found is we're all sort of on the same universal path. It's a universal story. That has certain markers in them that we pass through along the way. And what I found is that it's great when you're in the creative muse and everything's flowing in your feeling that euphoria of feeling like a conduit or a medium for the creative news to come through you. But at some point we stumble and all of a ten. We read over what we wrote. Are we look at the painting we painted and think? Oh my gosh you know. It's not what I thought it was going to be. And we started to doubt ourselves and self sabotage come up with sorts of reasons why we should put the project aside or give up or whatever and this is especially true for anyone who has perhaps suffered what. I call a backstory wound. Which is something that has traumatized them? In some way you know it can be a divorce or apparently being when you're a child or some kind of abuse or whatever and that really influences what we say to ourselves about our worthiness in our capabilities and our potential and that really interferes with the creative flow. All of a sudden that flow is stymied and our spirits. Can't really get through to be able to give us the support and the encouragement that we deserve. I wanted to write a workbook to be able to help people to become unblocked it to be able to get rid of all this self doubt and insecurities and unworthiness and to really live a life of passion and excitement and happiness joy and that really is something that I'm devoted to and with this workbook. You really prepare us for what we're going to do. It does such a wonderful job of asking these deep thoughtful questioned. Where did that come from over the course of time? Did you develop that? These are the questions that are going to help drive us into our creative selves. Well I think it's just sort of evolved over the last thirty years or so probably my whole life to tell you the truth but when I came up with the idea of the universal story I had a really hard time bringing it down to the concrete was very cereal and spiritual in all of that but once I started writing more about it and seeing these parts you know the beginning the middle and the end it really correlates with the Hero's journey that Joseph Campbell came up with but I take it a step further and called the universal story because I see it in not just what we move through as humans on our human path but nature you know the seasons of the year the moon cycles plants growth animal cycles. All these things have the same beginning middles and ends. And if you're aware of where you are on that journey and what's expected of you. It just makes the journey easier.