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The intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich and inspire.

The intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich and inspire.
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The intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich and inspire.

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English


Episodes

Response Ability

10/11/2018
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Even if the wound is not your fault, healing from it is your responsibility.

Duration:00:03:14

Insecurities

9/19/2018
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Insecurities are the result of accepting the media's and other people's projections about us as truth until we no longer hear our highest selves reassure us of our inherent worth, which isn't measured by our job title, skin color, tax bracket, waist size, etc.

Duration:00:04:47

Self-worth

9/11/2018
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If we're dependent on outside validation for a sense of self-worth, then we run the risk of living our entire lives polishing an image that pleases others rather than having awareness of our inherent worth by simply living and working with integrity. We've been told a story of hierarchy and then urged to make it to the top so we can look down on others, but I don't think our value is a contest or a competition; we all serve a purpose. And if we can live in peace with ourselves and with...

Duration:00:09:11

Let Go Or Be Dragged

8/21/2018
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Is it the load that breaks our backs or the way we carry it?

Duration:00:04:55

Forgiveness and Apologizing

8/6/2018
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Not forgiving is a form of self-imprisonment. Liberate yourself by doing away with the existing apology-and-forgiveness model that is similar to loan transactions in which one person is indebted to another, and get unstuck by taking the lesson from every experience, throwing away any grudge or resentment, and moving forward.

Duration:00:05:39

The Message Not The Messenger

7/27/2018
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Focus on the teachings, not on the teacher. Your life is your message.

Duration:00:04:43

Part 2 of Understanding Hatred

7/20/2018
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Summary of comments from the live online discussion about the previous podcast episode regarding understanding hatred.

Duration:00:06:40

Understanding Hatred

7/6/2018
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To better understand hatred, we must first be honest about where it resides within each of us. When we fail to do that, we end up hating the hater, yet justifying our hatred as somehow "superior." Since all hate is rooted in segregation, questioning the labels we assign to everything we know and experience is a good place to start. I say Non-Judgment Day is Near, but your participation is required.

Duration:00:07:51

The Lobster Parable

6/27/2018
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Change is natural and inevitable. The cause of our discomfort and suffering isn't change, it's our resistance to it. So the question is, are you open to change, or are you fighting the inevitable and creating your own suffering?

Duration:00:05:11

Is Drama a Drug?

6/22/2018
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Is it possible that meddling is just another narcotic, a way to escape having to face our own issues, insecurities, and shortcomings, by pointing out somebody else’s? If drama is an addiction, is mindfulness the cure?

Duration:00:03:46

Balance

5/29/2018
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The same way we filter-out harmful germs and chemicals from our drinking water, we need to install some sort of filter in our lives to keep out the harmful information that is found in our media. We need to limit how much negativity we are exposed to, and then balance it with some positive energy. Balance is something we create, not find. And by not being part of the pollution, we are automatically part of the solution.

Duration:00:04:35

Watch Your Language

5/8/2018
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There is a way to recall our past experiences without triggering any anger, resentment, or even judgment. Do not identify as "broken" or you will actually start believing that you are. The past is in your head. The future is in your hands.

Duration:00:03:16

Ill Will

4/30/2018
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When you feel the impulse to hurt someone (or when someone hurts you), remember we can't soothe our own pain by placing it on someone else. In fact, I think we increase our suffering when we harbor ill-thoughts toward others.

Duration:00:03:10

Validation

3/22/2018
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I used to rely on validation from other people in order to have a sense of self-worth, but that essentially meant I was in a co-dependent relationship with the entire world (think about it). Now my sense of value is up to me living a congruent life, striving to make sure that what I think, say, and do, are all in alignment. Give yourself the gift of true happiness, which isn’t contingent on outside validation, but on the goodness within. Namaste.

Duration:00:03:50

Pray Well With Others

3/5/2018
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Setting the record straight that Buddhism is not a religion, not all Buddhists are vegetarian, we do not worship false idols, and the Buddha was not a God, the son of God, or even a messenger of God.

Duration:00:05:00

Knowledge vs Wisdom

2/10/2018
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Perhaps the wisest thing we can do isn't to necessarily acquire additional knowledge, but to unlearn some of what we thought we knew in the first place. Let's hold what we know very lightly, without any grasping or attachment, for we might need to let it go someday.

Duration:00:03:17

Are you behind the wheel?

2/2/2018
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If life is a road trip in the car, who is driving and deciding which path to take? Are you behind the wheel, or did you get on a bus with millions of other people, all living the same life, heading in the same direction, just sitting there... sometimes until the very last stop? We can get off the bus and change direction at any point if we're not happy with where we are, so the first step is to ask ourselves: who's driving, and are we happy with where we're headed?

Duration:00:06:50

It's not you, It's me.

1/27/2018
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How I stopped blaming other people for the way I feel. The problem isn't frustrating situations or annoying people, it's that I keep getting annoyed and frustrated. It's not you.. it's me.

Duration:00:04:23

A Good Starting Point

1/17/2018
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I was recently interviewed by Steve Prussack on his Juice Guru Radio Show, and this is a recorded portion of that live conversation. If you know someone who might benefit from the message and invitation in Buddhist Boot Camp, go ahead and send them this audio clip as a good place to start, or enjoy it as a good reminder.

Duration:00:10:11

Perspective, Progress, Purpose

12/24/2017
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We either enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide, or we try to fight the ocean. Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Duration:00:04:40