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There is so much hope, so much potential, so much opportunity all around us. We are capable of making a much greater difference in the world than we imagine, but only if we decide to open our eyes, only if we seek out those opportunities and choose to lay hold of them. In each episode of The Living we'll use modern cultural references to pose questions designed to help us all take a deeper look at our lives. Our time on this earth is a golden opportunity. Lets not waste it.

There is so much hope, so much potential, so much opportunity all around us. We are capable of making a much greater difference in the world than we imagine, but only if we decide to open our eyes, only if we seek out those opportunities and choose to lay hold of them. In each episode of The Living we'll use modern cultural references to pose questions designed to help us all take a deeper look at our lives. Our time on this earth is a golden opportunity. Lets not waste it.
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There is so much hope, so much potential, so much opportunity all around us. We are capable of making a much greater difference in the world than we imagine, but only if we decide to open our eyes, only if we seek out those opportunities and choose to lay hold of them. In each episode of The Living we'll use modern cultural references to pose questions designed to help us all take a deeper look at our lives. Our time on this earth is a golden opportunity. Lets not waste it.

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Episodes

Do You Even Know Me?

5/20/2019
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In this episode we talk about knowing other people and being known. This is an impromptu conversation about knowing and being known.

Duration:00:24:33

Leadership

5/13/2019
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There are so many self-proclaimed leaders in the world these days that it can be difficult to figure out who is worth following. In this episode we examine what it means to be a good leader.

Duration:00:29:25

Culture

5/6/2019
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In this episode we continue talking about a topic that popped up in episode 10, culture. It's culture, more than anything else, that determines how you live. If that's true, and we believe it is, then it's worth taking a close look at the various cultures we are living with. Can you change them? How can we be deliberate about culture so that it works in our favor?

Duration:00:29:45

Your Inputs

4/29/2019
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There is a lot of evidence supporting the idea that our thinking has a significant effect on the outcomes we experience in our lives. If we want to live a certain kind of life we are going to need to think about ourselves and the world in a way that enables us to live that way. All of this means that the inputs that we let into our lives need to be scrutinized. They will determine much of the way we live. In this episode we discuss how we can get a handle on our inputs so we can be the...

Duration:00:29:45

Learning: A Posture

4/22/2019
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In this episode we discuss having a posture that allows us to learn from everyone and everything in life. The story of Galileo is a perfect illustration of just how susceptible humanity is to blindness and dogmatism. If we want to really learn and to see the world as it is, we have to embrace a posture of honesty and openness. We must have the courage to seek the truth and to accept it even when it doesn't agree with our world view.

Duration:00:26:07

Learning: Know Thyself

4/15/2019
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"Know Thyself" - One of the most well known of the ancient Greek aphorisms known as the Delphic maxims. As we got talking about the topic of learning, we realized that the idea of learning about one's self deserves some discussion. In this episode we discuss one of our favorite self-discovery tools, The Enneagram. The limits of personality profiling are obvious, but we've found that gaining a deeper understanding of your style of relating can be profoundly helpful.

Duration:00:28:58

Learning: Feeling Stupid

4/8/2019
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"Stupid is the emotion associated with learning - we are stupid and then we are not. The pre-learning state is stupidity" Seth Godin There is a future version of ourselves that we all long to see come to fruition. If we really want to get there we are going to have to learn new things, probably a lot of new things. There is a good chance that we are held back by the view that we have of ourselves. It is likely that we have erroneous ideas about what we are capable of. The feeling of...

Duration:00:28:05

Becoming Real

4/1/2019
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In this episode we talk about becoming real, a theme of the children's book "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams. Are we all on a journey to become something more true to ourselves.... something more real? We talk about what that looks like in our lives.

Duration:00:28:10

Transitions

3/25/2019
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Last week we talked about purpose and calling. It can be helpful to identify a purpose that is somewhat constant throughout our lives, but the reality of our experience is that life unfolds in seasons. In this episode we talk about learning to transition from season to season as new ones come.

Duration:00:24:19

Purpose & Calling

3/18/2019
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This is an episode about our purpose and calling in life. It's easy to get hung up waiting for a clear purpose to emerge in our lives, but maybe we don't have to wait. Maybe we can start right now. Maybe we aren't missing anything.

Duration:00:25:27

Honor and Eulogy

3/11/2019
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Why do we wait until people are dead before we honor them or deliver a eulogy? We could certainly decide to do that now for the people in our lives.... while they are able to hear it. Why is it so hard to do? In this episode we tackle these questions with the hope that we can all learn to speak up while we have the chance and while it still makes a difference.

Duration:00:27:46

Vulnerability

3/4/2019
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So much of the magic in life is related to human connection and if we want that we're going to have to be vulnerable. In fact, much of what we want in life is contingent upon us being vulnerable. In this episode we discuss the topic of vulnerability; what it looks like, what's in the way of us being vulnerable, why it's so important, and how we can learn to be more vulnerable.

Duration:00:30:27

The Gift of Life

2/15/2019
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This is an episode about realizing life while we live it. One of the profound statements made by Thornton Wilder in his play "Our Town", is that It's so easy to miss the wonder of what is happening in everyday life. In fact, most of us are missing it most of the time. Maybe we can learn to open our eyes.

Duration:00:25:27