384 A Mindful Path To A Clean-Energy Future; Jeane Manning

December 17, 2018

Jeane Manning is a passionate author and speaker in the field of energy and she's particularly interested in ways we can implement new sources of energy to power the world. She is the author of a number of books about energy inventions including her recent book, Breakthrough Power: How Quantum-Leap New Energy Inventions Can Transform Our World.  The book she is currently co-authoring is called Hidden Energy: Beyond Tesla To A New Paradigm And Clean Power Abundance, is to be released in late 2018. She interviews scientists and engineers seeking a mindful and holistic perspective and unpacks emerging science, its basics, challenges and ethical issues. Jeane and her co-author Susan Manewich celebrate the experts and their supporters in the non-conventional energy technology scene who view the technical breakthroughs as a sacred trust.

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  • A spiritual teacher who taught me how to tune in by using an ancient high vibrational word; 'hu'.

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has affected my emotions beautifully. In my life I have experienced being a real mess before I got on a path of mindfulness. We always have the ability to forget and dip back into that.
  • The emotions of insecurity or worrying, fear, and anger; if you're in the moment, those things fall away.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I often forget [about the importance of breathing]. Writing away on the computer for hours, I sometimes forget to breathe, but when I do remember, it does bring me to the present moment by concentrating on my breath.

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  • Well, would you mind if I made it scientific again? I would appreciate that. Well, I was struck by the attitudes toward mother nature if you want to personify the natural laws and the way things move naturally in the universe by scientists who were are competing for who can build the biggest laser.
  • And they actually use terms like blast apart spacetime. They're blasting ahead with building ever more powerful lasers and evermore huge particle accelerators, using that sort of violent language and saying that they don't want to be second in the race.
  • They want to be the first to build the biggest, to be extreme, and break apart spacetime. I think mindfulness there would be more like a biophysicist that I know. Dr Beverly Rubik sees nature as alive and gentle and subtle and beautiful.
  • Scientists such as Dr. Rubik respect the way things want to work in nature rather than try to go in there and blow it apart.

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383 Making Sense Of Mindfulness With Keith Macpherson

December 13, 2018

Keith Macpherson is a professional musician, a mindfulness teacher and an author. He believes that mindfulness can and will be made accessible to everybody on the planet, no matter what age or demographic. Keith feels that mindfulness is the entry way to finding balance, health, inner-peace and wisdom. Keith's keynote talks and workshops along with his live yoga classes are consistently packed with students along with thousands of online downloads of his instructional videos and Live DVD Series. He has recently authored the book, Making Sense of Mindfulness and a full on-line course of the same name. Keith has spent over twenty years touring globally as a speaker and performer in countries including Canada, The United States, Mexico, Africa, Dubai and The United Kingdom.

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  • Dr Wayne Dyer

Effect on Emotions

  • A really amazing teacher of mine once said, emotions are energy in motion. So I think of emotions flowing through and when they can't flow through, they get stuck. So crying is a very good example of this.
  • We've been raised in a culture that says crying is a bad thing. Don't cry boys. Don't cry, don't cry. We apologize when we cry and yet this is the body's way of flowing through energy that's just trying to release and move through.
  • And if we clamp down and we say, don't cry, where does that energy go? It gets stuck in the physical body, it gets dammed up and all of a sudden we start feeling inflammation and everything gets tight and constricted and this turns into dis ease.
  • Literally, it's the unconscious bodies mind's way of trying to inform a conscious like, hey, there's something here that's not working. You're out of alignment.
  • So emotions to me are energy in motion. It's helping us become aware of what's happening in the moment, what am I feeling? And if we're not listening, we really get out of alignment.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing to me is an anchoring practice. It's something fairly consistent. Our breath is our life force. So if we don't breathe, we die.
  • I'm in North America. We're very chronic, shallow breathers. Most of us are holding a lot of tension and stress.
  • The invention of technology, although it's very fun and connects us in some ways, it really causes a lot of stress and pressure. We're living in a time where we're bombarded by all of these requests from our phone telling us who we should be friends with and where we should eat and how many steps and you know, all this stuff and it's stressful.
  • And so our breath as a result physically, it kind of vanishes. It gets really shallow. So the breath to me is a way to bring life back in. It's a way to create presence. It's a way to, in the moment expand charisma and to reset.
  • There's so much to the breath. We need to spend an episode on that because it's really at the core of who we are. It connects our thinking mind and our physical body and just anchors us into this moment.

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  • When I was growing up I had an exceptional amount of arm hair. This was the closest I personally came to feeling bullied, but I used to be made fun of and I still do.
  • People see my arm hair and they laugh. When I was in Africa, actually I think it was kind of funny, but the kids would pet me because they were [were reminded of] a dog or something because I had so much arm hair.
  • I can laugh about it now, but at the time when I was growing up, this was a big deal for me. I'd always wear long sleeve shirts and I didn't want anybody to see my arms and it felt like if they did, they'd make fun of me.
  • Even today one of my best friends, and I love him to death, but he said, dude, you've got to shave your arm hair. It's too much, and so we did and you know, it was one of those things growing up where I was just really feeling self conscious about how I looked physically and it was just to me like a real small glimpse of what it would be like to be bullied on a very big level.
  • I have so much compassion for people that have experienced bullying.
  • At the same time I have a lot of compassion for the bullies themselves because this is totally a form of fear and disconnect and unconsciously playing out.
  • It just gives me a little insight and compassion when I think of being made fun of for my arm hair, what it must be like to be bullied on a deeper level too.

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382 On-Line Course Creation The Mindful Way; Thinkific CEO Greg Smith

December 10, 2018

Greg Smith is the Founder and CEO of Thinkific, an all-in-one platform that makes it easy to create, market and sell online courses and membership sites. Greg was working as a corporate lawyer for one of the largest law firms in the country when he launched an online course as a side project. Greg was able to share his passion and expertise with thousands around the world and revenues from his course soon surpassed his salary as a lawyer. Greg and his team at Thinkific power the courses for over 27,000 businesses, that have educated over 12 million students, and sold over one hundred million dollars in courses. I’ll be talking to Greg today about how mindfulness has been part of his love of teaching and how he helps others share their expertise and passion to grow their audience through online education.

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  • When I'm able to be mindful, I'm happier, less stressed and just nothing but positive. And so if I'm able to be more mindful, and I certainly am not able all the time, but when I am it just makes the whole day that much better, especially from an emotional perspective.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • It is the one thing actually that Colin Powell taught us. It is four squared breathing. So you you're breathing in, you're holding, you're breathing out and you're holding after you breathe out and so there's a count on each of those and you can go four seconds on each or five or more.
  • So I do a lot of that. I did actually this morning on the drive to work.
  • And then the other thing I do, and I've been doing this as I've been doing any kind of meditation, is I kind of visualize moving my hands of the breath coming in from below me and up and then out and down the bottom and I just kind of visualize that flow of air in and up and then down and out. That's just kind of something I've been doing and that seems to work really well too.

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  • I was bullied definitely in school and when I played hockey and when I played soccer and I certainly didn't react well to it. I didn't have any kind of mindfulness practice or any way of dealing with that as a teenager or younger.
  • I had a couple of times when I reacted really poorly. I think there was one on the soccer field where someone was picking on me a lot and doing some pretty sketchy things on the soccer field and at one point I stopped and sort of kicked him and yelled at him. I think at the break he poured a bucket of oranges over my head.
  • He just walked across the field from his team to my team and dumped a bucket oranges. So then the next time I saw him on the field I kind of attacked him and yelled at him. So I definitely could have been a lot more mindful there.
  • I had a few events, one or two in hockey, one or two in soccer and one or two on the playground that really stuck with me. But the interesting thing is what stuck with me, and I tend to be self critical, is how I reacted and how I reacted poorly in the circumstances. It wasn't anything horrible. Nobody got hurt or anything, but I certainly reacted poorly.
  • And I think it was that poor reaction of mine that caused me to really think about how I could do a better job in the future and be more calm. I'm certainly not perfect if I get into a bad situation on the road or interpersonal. I still can react, but my reactions are a lot more dialed down now. I am always thinking about what's the right way to react?
  • So someone say, cuts you off on the road and your gut reaction is to flip the bird, but you don't, you smile and you wave. And you sort of say thank you or you know, no big deal, and then they drive off and you feel calm for the rest of the drive. I really try and internalize that feeling.
  • I think this is so much better than me driving to work stressed out because of what someone else did. And by just remembering that that was better in that moment, it makes me 20 percent more likely, or that much more likely to react calmly next time. And then it just makes my whole day that much better.

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381 Understand The Quantum Orchestra Of Your Brain; Dr. Stuart Hameroff

December 6, 2018

Dr. Stuart Hameroff is Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Psychology, Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Stuart Hameroff was the lead organizer of the first Science of Consciousness Conference and is still a co-chair of the 24-year-old annual conference. He is best known for developing the Orchestrated objective reduction (Orch-OR) Theory along with Dr. Roger Penrose, which observes: “consciousness is rippling vibrations in the structure of the universe. These vibrations resonate from the microscale, where quantum physics operates, to the macroscale of the brain.

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  • I can get emotional and I've tried, especially in recent years to be mindful and not fly off the handle. Not that I had a big temper, but, especially in medicine and anesthesia, you tend to get stressed out and we have critical situations all the time.
  • What I found over the years is that when you're in a critical situation, you know, a trauma victim comes in, a stabbing, shooting, whatever, and we have precious few minutes to get the patient stabilized from the emergency room to the operating room and get surgery going and get lines in and get airway, et cetera. I just do that and I'm pretty efficient. I've been doing it a long time.
  • Then later that evening I go home and I start thinking about it and then I get shook up because, you know, that guy could have died. Fortunately, they didn't, we saved them. But when you think of all the decisions along the way that you make, and what could have gone wrong; what I do is, I act in the moment and take care of things and then kind of worry about it later.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Well, of course breathing in anesthesia is key. That's our main [objective], we establish the airway and breathing for the patient. As far as my breathing, when I do get stressed, I take some deep breaths. It's interesting what that actually does outside of provide oxygen. It changes the Ph in your brain because if you hyperventilate or breathe deeply and intensely more than normal, you're going to get rid of carbon dioxide and that makes your blood and your brain more alkalotic and gets rid of acid. And when that happens, it does a lot of things. The microtubials extend their c Termina, these little projections out and it opens gap junctions between neurons so that more neurons get connected. So I wonder, I've often wondered whether that that's the mechanism by which altered states occur for meditation, a breathing meditation by opening gap junctions and including more neurons in one quantum state and that would tend to expand consciousness.

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  • Well, when I was a kid, I was in third grade, maybe fourth grade. I went to the store for my mom and I was coming back walking, carrying a bag of groceries and the local gang of bullies came up upon me and started grabbing stuff out of my shopping bag I was carrying.
  • I didn't exert mindfulness. Instead I just reared back to punch the guy in the mouth and he literally fell back. He was surprised because he was bigger than I was and he had three or four friends and I was expecting to get the crap beaten out of me right then and there.
  • But they just kind of looked at me and left. So I, that's probably not the answer you were looking for, but sometimes you have to stick up for yourself.
  • Bullying in medicine and academic medicine, particularly where you have professors and clinicians with the residents and medical students; there has been problems with bullying, you know, berating and embarrassing students and residents and people in medicine. It's become an issue and we're counseled.
  • I myself don't do that. I tend to be on the side of the little guy I would say. Even though I'm a clinician, I'm a professor, a faculty attending.
  • It's become much, much less of a problem because of this. It doesn't look good. It's not good for anybody. So I'd say to its credit, modern medicine has taken this issue seriously and it's not a problem as it once was.

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380 Anchor Your Energy Says Dr. Harold Komiskey

December 3, 2018

Dr. Harold Komiskey is a Professor of Pharmacology at the Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and a minor in Medical Science/Physiology. Dr. Komiskey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. He is also a member of the Society for Neuroscience, Society of Toxicology, and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

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  • Dr. Harold Komiskey is a Professor of Pharmacology at the Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Most Influential Person

  • Master Liu, Also known as DeRu (Shawn X. Liu) - Founder of the Global Zen Conscious Conference. Founder & Chairman of the Global Zen Alliance.

Effect on Emotions

  • Yeah. I think mindfulness has allowed me to think through things. I mean, do I get upset over certain things? Sure.
  • When that guy confronted me about driving too fast in the neighborhood, he drives just as fast, but he doesn't perceive it, but if he sees somebody else then he thinks they're driving too fast in his neighborhood. I'm like, wait a minute. It's hard sometimes for people to put themselves in others' position. (See Bullying Story below)

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing, to really get it to work. I mean, I did the Tai Chi Movements. I learned the leg movements, the foot placement, the arms. I synchronized them. But I wasn't feeling the energy.
  • It was only after I put the breathing with it. So you not only have to synchronize arm, legs, body with the movements, you had to turn around and stand up right, and you had to breathe appropriately.
  • You know, breathing when you're pushing forward and when you're really relaxing, you know, really start to breathe in. So breathe out moving forward and breathe in when you get a chance to relax.
  • The same thing's true with yoga, that breathing's very important. Breath with things, whether it's from India, like yoga or Tai Chi or Qigong over in China. You have to use breath.

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  • I can tell you one. I have a home in kind of a conservative area outside of Atlanta. My wife has this home and I always stay with her. She has a home in Alpharetta. Alpharetta has this long street, the streets probably about a mile and a half and it's kind of like "L" shaped.
  • So you go along the ridge in Alpharetta and she's right in like the "L" part, but before I get there, you have to go for about half a mile to a mile, straight road around the ridge.
  • And so she's got a home that's 25 years old. And in Alpharetta these homes are going to run probably about a quarter of a million, so $250,000. They are twenty-five to thirty years old. So they're getting aged. But there's one guy who is a fireman and this guy's probably 50. Well, he felt I was driving too fast.
  • Okay. So he pulls out in front of me and one time, this was about two years ago, he pulls out in front and I had been living there with my wife in her home for probably six years.
  • And so he pulls out, he goes really slow, doesn't want to let me by. I thought, what the heck's this? Well, he left enough space, I just drove by him and then I gave him the finger. Okay. And he got upset.
  • Well he came down and started yelling and screaming and I said, forget it man, and don't step on my yard, you're trespassing, you know?
  • And so he wanted to fight me. I says, no, you don't want to fight me. I've been around a martial artist and I don't think you want to touch me. Well, yeah, he wanted to fight.
  • Finally he left. I says, listen, if you don't leave, I'll call the cops. So he left. Then it wasn't long, maybe three, four months later, he again turns around and thinks I'm driving too fast, comes down and starts yelling and screaming. And I said, well, what are you doing man? You don't, you don't have no right dictating this, you know, and he wants to fight about it.
  • And my wife came out and she says, let's just call the cops. So she calls the cops. And so I didn't want to fight him.
  • I knew he'd be in bad shape because being around master Lou, I didn't take Kung Fu, but I was around him enough. I had learned enough and he had showed us some moves and I thought this guy, firemen or not, he's 50 years old, he could get really hurt and because it would be easy for me to flip him. I had done wrestling in high school. I was captain of the B team.
  • So I thought, no, this is not smart. So anyway, the cops came and they talked to me and then they went up and talked to him and he says, well, I think he's got the message. The troll won't bother you anymore

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379 Open-Minded OASIS Conversations With Ann Van Eron

November 29, 2018

Ann Van Eron, Ph.D. is founder of Potentials, a global coaching and organization development consulting firm with over 30 years experience coaching leaders and working with teams and organizations all over the world. Ann supports people in having open-minded conversations for unparalleled results using her tested OASIS Moves® process. She creates team and organization environments of respect and dialogue that facilitate achieving goals. Clients include Fortune 100 companies, government and nongovernmental organizations, and privately held organizations. She has worked with the UN, the World Bank, Ford Motor Company, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and many more.

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  • My uncle, who created many orphanages and was a priest and he influenced many people.

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has just been a part of my practice to be centered and listening. It's made the difference in my life. I'm naturally a worrier person and so it's helped me to continually grown and develop.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is essential and that's part of OASIS. What happens is when we are in judgment, we contract and then we're holding our breath.
  • So basically breathing and there are many, many kinds of breathing as you know. One simple type of breathing I often give people is just to inhale and fill your belly with air and then count to six as you breathe in and breathe out like through a straw, a count of 12. So that's a very simple example.

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Bullying Story

  • I remember bullying has been a part of my life when I was young. At the bus stop, they would be race riots, you know, people of different races would be fighting each other. And it always bothered me.
  • Even in high school, I felt like, why did we have these different groups and people feeling like outsiders? People were mean to each other. In high school I just put a sign up that said, hey, do you feel not part of the 'in crowd, come to room 101'. And I got the biggest club in the whole darn school.
  • And then we started peer counseling. So right away started teaching kids how to get the skills.
  • I went to the college and learned the hotline skills and then we taught people how to listen, how to give empathy.
  • Then I've continued that on in corporations because my work has been, how do we create inclusive environments because people are spending too much energy when they feel they're not included for all kinds of various reasons, their culture, their nationality, their race or size. So I have spent many, many years trying to create cultures of organizations.
  • Originally I was counseling and coaching people and I realized why don't we go change the systems because so many people were having problems at work. And they were in. I'm still working on that. How do we change the cultures to create an inclusive environment.
  • People love it when you do it and what it takes is conversations. So what I do now is I bring in leadership teams and there's so much energy expended for people that are feeling like, oh, I'm not included, I'm not valued, people aren't talking to me. So we work with leadership teams. They don't talk to each other either, all these leadership teams.
  • So once we get them creating an environment of, let's be open, let's talk to each other, let's not make each other wrong. This is how humans work. Everyone's probably doing the best they can.
  • Once you open that up and bring in and create that environment, they get aligned to leadership teams and then they want to create that environment and then it extends through the system.
  • So I've had great luck creating these open minded environments.

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378 Decode Your Dreams To Discover Your Full Potential; Layne Dalfen

November 26, 2018

Layne Dalfen is the Founder of The Dream Interpretation Center in Montreal, and a lecturer at Concordia University. After studying dreams for 45 years, Layne says, decoding and understanding your dreams is an opportunity to propel your problem-solving skills. The solutions to any problem are the dreams, and if we know how to tap into this resource, anyone can gain insight and clarity about relationships, work, family, and life.  Layne has been a member of The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) since 1997, where she has had the opportunity to lecture in The US, Canada and Europe.

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Effect on Emotions

  • I never exercised. I've had different phases in my life, but then I went for way too long without any exercise.
  • And now I've been consistent for almost five years and I still have the same person when the doorbell rings because I have the trainer come to me because I still don't trust that I'm going to go there, but when that bell rings, the same Layne still shows up and I greet her with love because I don't want to answer the door, but I am mindful and so that is how I use my mindfulness.
  • I say, you're going to answer the door dear, and you're going to do the workout and you're going to be happy after it's done.
  • And that to me is how I use mindfulness during my waking life.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I guess it's similar to what happens for me in a meditation when the thoughts are scattered and they're all over the place.
  • It always comes back to the breath. I don't see for me that much difference in that coming back to the breath is the same thing as saying it's okay girl, answer the door.
  • It's getting back to the breath about my intention. The intention is everything.

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Bullying Story

  • I have four daughters. I lost my eldest daughter about two years ago. There is a 20 years spread between my kids, they run from 45 all the way down to 25.
  • When the older girls were young, I remember that one of them had a kid that was bullying her like crazy at school and the mindfulness mode that I used with my daughter, it didn't change the situation, but it sure changed how she felt about herself because, what I said was there's always something that we don't know.
  • There's a blind spot that all of us have. And how do we know, for example, whether maybe her parents had a big fight this morning before she went to school. Maybe she has a parent who's screaming at her and maybe she's walking around with that so we don't know what's going on for someone else.
  • We're blind to it and it's so nice to not take something personally and instead be thinking, wow, I wonder what's going on for that person that makes her be the way she is.

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377 Shortcuts To Awakening With Jonathan Robinson

November 22, 2018

Jonathan Robinson is an author, a psychotherapist, and co-host of the popular podcast "Awareness Explorers." His specialty is providing people with simple methods that lead to more peace, love, and awareness. He is the bestselling author of 12 books, and has been a frequent guest on Oprah and CNN. Articles about him have appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, and Reader's Digest magazine. Jonathan is the host of the Awareness Explorers Podcast. He also speaks at Fortune 500 companies on how to be less stressed while achieving more.

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  • Justin Gold, a teacher that I lived with for 25 years

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has made me a lot less afraid of them, [my emotions], and allowed me to just enjoy them more, not see them as something to get stuck in because I don't get stuck in them anymore.
  • And to allow myself to really feel them and to see them as a friend rather than something I need to be afraid of.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Well, if I don't breathe, there's no mindfulness. Just like knowing the background of awareness as a way to always tap into peace.
  • Breathing is another thing that's always there and it's like a rock that will always be there if you need it. It's a good anchor into the world of presence and whether it be being aware of being aware or being aware of your breathing, it's a great feeling to know that something is always there that you can relax into.

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Bullying Story

  • I do actually have a story. It happened just a month ago. I actually teach mindfulness in prisons. I volunteer and I was in a prison, in a room with maybe 20 hardcore prisoners, rapists and murderers mostly.
  • I said something that really offended one of the guys and he got up and he started shouting at me. Well, you know, this is not a pretty scene. There's no guards there.
  • And I decided to use a couple of techniques hoping that they would calm him down and I wouldn't end up seriously hurt.
  • So I said two things. I said, I notice that you're really upset and that you're really good at expressing your emotions and I really appreciate how real you are. I just want you to know that right now I'm feeling really scared and I'm feeling really frightened with your yelling and I would like to connect with you, but I can't do it when you're screaming at me.
  • So I'm basically saying what's going on in the moment. One, my appreciation about what he's doing, what I noticed about what he's doing and what is happening in me. And it was pretty amazing, the effect.
  • He immediately calmed down. He said, that's cool. I'm sorry, I just got upset by what you said. Then he sat down and we went over the whole thing and we ended up forming a really nice bond.
  • But, you know, something like that could have saved my life because he was about six foot, five inches, 300 pounds.

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376 Achieve Radical Wholeness With Embodiment Expert Philip Shepherd

November 19, 2018

Philip Shepherd is recognized as an international authority on embodiment. His unique techniques have been developed to transform our experience of self and world, and are based on the vision articulated in his celebrated books, New Self, New World (2010) and Radical Wholeness (Nov 2017). The approach he takes heals the frantic, restless pace of the intelligence in the head, which tends to run on overdrive, by uniting it with the deep, present and calm intelligence of the body. This way of thinking is in contrast to the prevailing view of embodiment, which involves sitting in the head and ‘listening to the body. Instead, Philip helps us listen to the world through the body. His personal path to understanding has been shaped by his adventures as a teenager, when he cycled alone through Europe, the Middle East, India and Japan. Philip currently spends his time divided between teaching international workshops, running Facilitators Trainings, and participating in a documentary about his work.

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Effect on Emotions

  • We think of our emotions as personal, private things. We, we feel our experience as private and everything you experience is shared. It's just the nature of our reality.
  • And so to come into that grounded place of wholeness is to feel, not that contained charge of the emotion, but that dilation where it's not that the emotion goes away, but it becomes integrated, it's able to be integrated.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is a huge part of what I teach and my contention is that the whole of the body should be available to the breath and if it's not, you're not in wholeness.
  • And we keep the breath out of our legs. We keep it out of our backs, we constrain it. So we, we talk from here and we lose our wholeness by constraining our breath. So it's the foundation.

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Bullying Story

  • I'm thinking of one [bullying story] that happened very recently.
  • I facilitate teacher strings. So there are people who were learning to teach my work and a woman just wrote me back. There was a woman in her neighborhood who is something of a bully. We actually talked about it during the course and she said, what can I do about it? And I made some suggestions.
  • Well, she got back and sure enough, she went out walking her dog and there's this woman and there's no getting away and the woman comes at her and she'd just dropped more and more deeply into her wholeness, into her mindfulness, into that grounded, receptive chorus, responsive place.
  • And she said, the woman talked for about two minutes and then left looking slightly confused. And normally it would have been like 20 minutes of. And I really took heart from that. She didn't do anything but land in that mindful coherence of her awareness at this moment. I love where that went and how it went.

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375 Learn From Mindset Missionary Tim C Star

November 15, 2018

Tim C. Star is a Speaker, author, podcaster, and mindset missionary. When he lost a long-term job at age 54, Tim didn’t work again for 2 years. He also didn’t get depressed or begin to question his worth in the world mainly because he didn’t base his self-value on his career. When he became aware that he wasn’t experiencing what the “experts” said should happen, he wondered why. The answer lay hidden in the early teachings he’d been exposed to since childhood. These concepts helped him gain a different perspective of the world, and of what happened to him. Today, he shares his insights with his followers.

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Most Influential Person

  • Dr. Wayne Dyer

Effect on Emotions

  • This is the trick that we're after. I think if you can be in a position where you can assume a third party perspective on what's going on in your life and understand that it's just something that's going on.
  • It's not good or bad, right or wrong necessarily, and you can be removed from it in a personal way. Then the emotions that will be part of it don't have the same effect. The waves aren't as high and the troughs aren't as low. The period in between is longer.
  • You just have a much more stable path through your emotional life. And it's helped me to avoid a lot of grief, losing friends to cancer and things like that.
  • If I hadn't had these ideas in the back of my head, there are a few incidents that would've been so much tougher.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • The only thing that's coming to my mind really is as it's applied in meditation, it's part of the go-to, first level instruction when you get a guided meditation that you're listening to.
  • When you relax and your mind starts wandering, pay attention to your breathing in and out. And notice your breath. The reason being that if you're actually truly doing that, you can't think about anything else.

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Bullying Story

  • Honestly, I don't think I [have any bullying stories]. I think it was just sort of under the radar. I'm not a big guy. I'm athletic.
  • I was on a baseball team when I was a freshman in high school, but that was kind of a joke. I would've loved to go on the football team but I just didn't. We went out and saw them working full pads in August in Chicago and I thought, I'll pass on that.
  • But the bullying thing, I never got truly bullied.

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