In today's episode, Tony embarks on a fascinating exploration of the human mind's seemingly paradoxical inclinations. Our discussion begins with an intriguing investigation of "flashbulb memories." These vividly retained images we perceive as absolute recollections, despite their inherent inaccuracies, underline the intricate dance our brain does with reality. Tony delves into the nuances of memory, discussing the pitfalls of over-reliance on our recollections, and highlights how our brain's striving for precision and certainty can often lead us astray. With a stunning lack of real-world certainty, our minds attempt to construct a stable, reassuring worldview, yet, in reality, this is often an exercise in futility. This drive for certainty, unfortunately, carries with it a tremendous amount of discomfort, given the inherently uncertain nature of life. Tony paints a vivid picture of how our minds, in a well-intentioned but misguided effort, try to avoid discomfort at all costs. This avoidance strategy may lead us down the path of unhealthy coping mechanisms, potentially compromising our overall well-being. This episode invites listeners to challenge their perceptions and redefine their relationship with thoughts and feelings. Rather than treating each thought or feeling as deeply significant, Tony suggests that we consider them transient passengers in our minds, coming and going throughout the day, hour, or even minute. "Bless our brain's pink, squishy heart," Tony exclaims in this engaging discussion, "it craves certainty, abhors discomfort, and staunchly believes it possesses the memory of an elephant!" Yet, as he highlights, we often struggle against these default settings in our lifelong quest for peace and happiness. By understanding these natural tendencies and consciously adjusting our responses, we open ourselves to profound personal growth and a deeper sense of inner peace. Use the following code to purchase the 2023 Sex Summit for only $35 featuring Tony's presentation: Relationship Tools You Don't Know You Need - Tips and Tools Born From 15 Years of Practice w/1500 Couples. https://thedatingdivas.myshopify.com/discount/TONY23?redirect=%2Fproducts%2Fsex-seminar-2023 Or use the following code to purchase 2020, 2021, 2023, and 2024 seminars for only $80: https://thedatingdivas.myshopify.com/discount/TONYBUNDLE23?redirect=%2Fproducts%2Fsex-seminar-2023-bundle Find all the latest links to podcasts, courses, Tony's newsletter, and more at https://linktr.ee/virtualcouch Inside ACT for Anxiety Disorder Course is Open! Visit https://praxiscet.com/virtualcouch Inside ACT for Anxiety Disorders; Dr. Michael Twohig will teach you the industry-standard treatment used by anxiety-treatment experts around the world. Through 6 modules of clear instruction and clinical demonstrations, you will learn how to create opportunities for clients to practice psychological flexibility in the presence of anxiety. After completing the course material, you'll have a new, highly effective anxiety treatment tool that can be used with every anxiety-related disorder, from OCD to panic disorder to generalized anxiety disorder. And follow Tony on the Virtual Couch YouTube channel to see a sneak preview of his upcoming podcast "Murder on the Couch," where True Crime meets therapy, co-hosted with his daughter Sydney. You can watch a pre-release clip here https://youtu.be/-RkRq8SrQy0 Subscribe to Tony's latest podcast, "Waking Up to Narcissism Q&A - Premium Podcast," on the Apple Podcast App. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/waking-up-to-narcissism-q-a/id1667287384 Go to http://tonyoverbay.com/workshop to sign up for Tony's "Magnetize Your Marriage" virtual workshop. The cost is only $19, and you'll learn the top 3 things you can do NOW to create a Magnetic Marriage. You can learn more about Tony's pornography recovery program, The Path Back, by visiting http://pathbackrecovery.com And visit http://tonyoverbay.com and sign up to receive updates on upcoming programs and podcasts. Tony mentioned a product that he used to take out all of the "uh's" and "um's" that, in his words, "must be created by wizards and magic!" because it's that good! To learn more about Descript, click here https://descript.com?lmref=bSWcEQ
Clarity. Simplicity. Certainty. When it comes to turning our finances over to an expert, these are the three guiding lights that Host Josh Bretl, founder of FSR Wealth Strategies, wants us to keep in mind.Retirement planning represents a different phase of life and requires the right expertise, which is why this episode of Retirement Equals Freedom is focused on providing you an all-important checklist to consider before turning your valuable assets – and future well-being – over to a financial adviser.What are their credentials? Do they have solid knowledge of how to draw down assets – including how to sequence withdrawals and downstream tax implications? How about their style of communication and the quality of their team?These are just a few of the factors to consider before deciding to whom you want to entrust your hard-earned savings.If you've been planning all your life for a fabulous retirement, congratulations! But in order to get through the distribution phase of your journey, you're going to want to have the right adviser in place.And after you listen to this episode, you'll know just what you're looking for as well as the right questions to ask. To put it another way (in the words of computer scientist Alan Kay): “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” FSR Wealth is all about helping you find the tools to do exactly that!Stay tuned for our next live episode of Java With Josh on Wednesday, June 21st. And in the meanwhile, check out this pod link resource for previous episodes of Retirement Equals Freedom and one-click access to your favorite platform for listening!If you haven't already, please sign up for all the news you can use (+ lots of fun) at this link for the Retirement Equals Freedom podcast newsletter. You might also want to join the conversation at our private Facebook group, which you'll find here.Click here to explore the services that FSR Wealth Strategies offers and schedule a discovery call with one of the team's CPAs. When it comes to living your best life, it's never too early to get started!
In this episode, we tackle a common objection faced by HVAC and solar sales professionals: "I don't need solar; I just upgraded to a high-efficiency HVAC system." Join us as we delve into the importance of integrating HVAC and solar solutions, debunk misconceptions, and provide valuable insights on how to address this objection effectively.But that's not all! We also explore the fundamental element of successful sales: your own certainty in the solution you offer. Discover how your conviction can positively impact your sales approach, build trust with homeowners, and ultimately provide them with the best possible solution for their energy needs.Tune in to gain practical strategies, expert tips, and real-world examples that will empower you to bridge the gap between HVAC and solar, overcome objections, and elevate your sales game.Remember, you are the driving force behind helping homeowners achieve optimal energy efficiency and cost savings. Don't miss this episode if you're ready to take your sales skills to the next level!
Welcome to Week 4 of the "Encountering Jesus" series, brought to you by Grace Hill Church. In this episode, we dive deeper into the profound teachings from Luke 24, exploring the questions that both the disciples and we wrestle with in our lives when encountering the resurrected Jesus. What does it mean for us? How does it change us? Last week, we discovered that when we encounter Jesus, we begin to see that He is the center of a grander story, the cause of a greater hope, and the certainty of a gentler promise. Today, we focus on the latter. Certainty is often elusive in our lives. We've experienced broken promises and have let others down with broken promises of our own. We are tempted to find certainty in our careers, health, family, hobbies, or even politics. However, placing our certainty in anything other than Jesus and His promises will inevitably disappoint and leave us feeling defeated. But Jesus is different. He is the certainty of a gentler promise, a promise that is a gift we do not earn or deserve. He knew we would need help and reminders of His faithfulness, so He sent the Holy Spirit out of His love and mercy. The Holy Spirit comforts, guides, teaches, and helps us because Jesus loves us. He keeps His promises. Join us for this enlightening episode as we delve into the certainty of a gentler promise in Jesus. Discover how placing our trust in Him brings true rest, peace, and a hope that never disappoints.
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If you heard our recent episode on hell and universalism, you may recall that Randy mentioned having Keith DeRose, a philosopher at Yale, on the show at some point to respond to some of the objections Kyle had to universalism (the idea that everyone is eventually reconciled to God). Well, we reached out to Keith and he graciously agreed to chat with us. Our conversation covers more ground than just universalism though; we also discuss certainty, the problem of evil and theodicy, and why Keith is uncomfortable at Easter and funerals. And yes, he responds to some of Kyle's worries about universalism. It's on the headier end of the spectrum for our episodes, but we like to throw those in every now and then. We hope you enjoy it.The resources that Keith mentions in the episode can be found on this PPWB-specific page that he put up at his site. How cool is that?In this episode, we tasted the stunning Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (B522). To skip the tasting, jump to 5:41.Content note: instances of horrendous evil are discussed in this episode in the context of the problem of evil and theodicy. This is not an episode for children.To chat with us and Bridget Eileen Rivera on August 17, subscribe at the Pappy level at our Patreon.=====Want to support us?The best way is to subscribe to our Patreon. Annual memberships are available for a 10% discount.If you'd rather make a one-time donation, you can contribute through our PayPal. Other important info: Rate & review us on Apple & Spotify Tweet us at @PPWBPodcast, @robertkwhitaker, and @RandyKnie Follow & message us on Facebook & Instagram Watch & comment on YouTube Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Cheers!
You Can Replace Insecurity with Certainty in Your Life
“A budget isn't a restriction - it's a statement of values” In the midst of bankruptcy, shame, and guilt, guest Dylan Bain made a DECISION to re-write his money story. After 7 years of walking a financially empowered path, his life is drastically improved and he's able to lead couples and individuals in crafting a life that serves ALL their needs. In this conversation, Jeddy and Dylan share how DEEP LOVE for family can drive financial shifts, why money is fundamentally emotional, and how value alignment is the key to harmonious and abundant living. Dylan has a gift for communicating SIMPLE, applicable wisdom so tune in and start re-writing your money story today! Highlights: [04:04] How our MONEY STORIES begin with our parents and how to END scarce generational patterns. [09:29] Why grinding and hustling only take men so far - and why RESOURCEFULNESS and INTENTIONALITY are key to abundant living. [14:45] Do all men have a “WAKE UP” moment where they realize it's time to drop their old financial stories? [20:21] Why building CERTAINTY and SAFETY for your family is worth more than any story of being a struggling hero. [24:21] How did Dylan navigate the emotions that came up when his wife began earning MORE MONEY than him? [31:01] Why simply “CUTTING OUT” unwanted behavior is ineffective and how to uncover the truth behind it. [35:52] Why syncing up VALUES is vital work for families and financially enmeshed groups of all kinds. [41:29] Why women are HIGHLY ATTRACTED to men who have their sh!t together. [46:02] Dylan's recipe for living SHAME FREE. Connect with Dylan Bain: Instagram || @fiscallysavage Website || fiscallysavage.com Podcast || Fiscally Savage Rising Man Links: Initiation || Compass is a 4 day 4 night fast and rites of passage journey. The Brotherhood || The most inclusive, actionable, and helpful container for men on this planet! Instagram || @risingmanmovement DOJO || A 4 day, carefully crafted sequence of rigorous exercises that will challenge the limits of your mental, physical, and emotional fortitude. Men's Teams || Are you ready to join other men JUST LIKE YOU who have found a way to RISE ABOVE life's challenges and create a life of purpose and fulfillment? Join our online FIRE CIRCLE! YouTube || The Rising Man Movement Website || RisingMan.org
Major Garrett of CBS News joins Chad with the latest news he's heard about the debt deal making its way through Congress. Plus, they discuss the latest Trump audio tape and Chris Christie's motivation for seeking the GOP nomination.
All things are echoes of the Voice for God. No one can judge on partial evidence. That is not judgment. It is merely an opinion based on ignorance and doubt. Its seeming certainty is but a cloak for the uncertainty it would conceal. It needs irrational defense because it is irrational. And its defense seems strong, convincing, and without a doubt because of all the doubting underneath. You do not seem to doubt the world you see. You do not really question what is shown you through the body's eyes. Nor do you ask why you believe it, even though you learned a long while since your senses do deceive. That you believe them to the last detail which they report is even stranger, when you pause to recollect how frequently they have been faulty witnesses indeed! Why would you trust them so implicitly? Why but because of underlying doubt, which you would hide with show of certainty? How can you judge? Your judgment rests upon the witness that your senses offer you. Yet witness never falser was than this. But how else do you judge the world you see? You place pathetic faith in what your eyes and ears report. You think your fingers touch reality, and close upon the truth. This is awareness that you understand, and think more real than what is witnessed to by the eternal Voice for God Himself. Can this be judgment? You have often been urged to refrain from judging, not because it is a right to be withheld from you. You cannot judge. You merely can believe the ego's judgments, all of which are false. It guides your senses carefully, to prove how weak you are; how helpless and afraid, how apprehensive of just punishment, how black with sin, how wretched in your guilt. This thing it speaks of, and would yet defend, it tells you is yourself. And you believe that this is so with stubborn certainty. Yet underneath remains the hidden doubt that what it shows you as reality with such conviction it does not believe. It is itself alone that it condemns. It is within itself it sees the guilt. It is its own despair it sees in you. Hear not its voice. The witnesses it sends to prove to you its evil is your own are false, and speak with certainty of what they do not know. Your faith in them is blind because you would not share the doubts their lord can not completely vanquish. You believe to doubt his vassals is to doubt yourself. Yet you must learn to doubt their evidence will clear the way to recognize yourself, and let the Voice for God alone be Judge of what is worthy of your own belief. He will not tell you that your brother should be judged by what your eyes behold in him, nor what his body's mouth says to your ears, nor what your fingers' touch reports of him. He passes by such idle witnesses, which merely bear false witness to God's Son. He recognizes only what God loves, and in the holy light of what He sees do all the ego's dreams of what you are vanish before the splendor He beholds. Let Him be Judge of what you are, for He has certainty in which there is no doubt, because it rests on Certainty so great that doubt is meaningless before Its face. Christ cannot doubt Himself. The Voice for God can only honor Him, rejoicing in His perfect, everlasting sinlessness. Whom He has judged can only laugh at guilt, unwilling now to play with toys of sin; unheeding of the body's witnesses before the rapture of Christ's holy face. And thus He judges you. Accept His Word for what you are, for He bears witness to your beautiful creation, and the Mind Whose Thought created your reality. What can the body mean to Him Who knows the glory of the Father and the Son? What whispers of the ego can He hear? What could convince Him that your sins are real? Let Him be Judge as well of everything that seems to happen to you in this world. His lessons will enable you to bridge the gap between illusions and the truth. He will remove all faith that you have placed in pain, disaster, suffering and loss. He gives you vision which can look beyond these grim appearances, and can behold the gentle face of Christ in all of them. You will no longer doubt that only good can come to you who are beloved of God, for He will judge all happenings, and teach the single lesson that they all contain. He will select the elements in them which represent the truth, and disregard those aspects which reflect but idle dreams. And He will reinterpret all you see, and all occurrences, each circumstance, and every happening that seems to touch on you in any way from His one frame of reference, wholly unified and sure. And you will see the love beyond the hate, the constancy in change, the pure in sin, and only Heaven's blessing on the world. Such is your resurrection, for your life is not a part of anything you see. It stands beyond the body and the world, past every witness for unholiness, within the Holy, holy as Itself. In everyone and everything His Voice would speak to you of nothing but your Self and your Creator, Who is one with Him. So will you see the holy face of Christ in everything, and hear in everything no sound except the echo of God's Voice. We practice wordlessly today, except at the beginning of the time we spend with God. We introduce these times with but a single, slow repeating of the thought with which the day begins. And then we watch our thoughts, appealing silently to Him Who sees the elements of truth in them. Let Him evaluate each thought that comes to mind, remove the elements of dreams, and give them back again as clean ideas that do not contradict the Will of God. Give Him your thoughts, and He will give them back as miracles which joyously proclaim the wholeness and the happiness God wills His Son, as proof of His eternal Love. And as each thought is thus transformed, it takes on healing power from the Mind Which saw the truth in it, and failed to be deceived by what was falsely added. All the threads of fantasy are gone. And what remains is unified into a perfect Thought that offers its perfection everywhere. Spend fifteen minutes thus when you awake, and gladly give another fifteen more before you go to sleep. Your ministry begins as all your thoughts are purified. So are you taught to teach the Son of God the holy lesson of his sanctity. No one can fail to listen, when you hear the Voice for God give honor to God's Son. And everyone will share the thoughts with you which He has retranslated in your mind. Such is your Eastertide. And so you lay the gift of snow-white lilies on the world, replacing witnesses to sin and death. Through your transfiguration is the world redeemed, and joyfully released from guilt. Now do we lift our resurrected minds in gladness and in gratitude to Him Who has restored our sanity to us. And we will hourly remember Him Who is salvation and deliverance. As we give thanks, the world unites with us and happily accepts our holy thoughts, which Heaven has corrected and made pure. Now has our ministry begun at last, to carry round the world the joyous news that truth has no illusions, and the peace of God, through us, belongs to everyone.- Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles,
This is a special archived episode of "Tuesday Tea with Charlie G." A Facebook live presentation created and maintained to the present day. Catch it on Facebook each Tuesday morning. Pastor Charlie Grimes, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, OH. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber www.wcmenn.org The Encouragers United Podcast is a joint ministry effort by Charlie Grimes and Walnut Creek Mennonite Church. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/encouragers-united/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/encouragers-united/support
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reference: Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Growing Within: The Psychology of Inner Development, Chapter IX Reversal of Consciousness: The New Birth, pp. 174-175 This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2023/05/25/attaining-certainty-about-the-actuality-of-the-reversal-of-consciousness/
This month's episode is an interview with Cambridge Psychology professor Sander van der Linden, author of "Foolproof: Why Misinformation Infects Our Minds and How to Build Immunity." We discuss the important topic of how techniques like appealing to emotion contribute to the spread of misinformation. Dr. Campbell reflects on why this topic is important. Links and References: Foolproof: Why Misinformation Infects Our Minds and How to Build Immunity by Sander van der Linden Sander van der Linden, Phd (University of Cambridge) Learn more via video games at https://inoculation.science/ Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for additional references and episode transcripts. Announcements: Please take a few minutes to complete this audience survey. The mobile app has been updated and is now called Brain Science Podcast. The app is free and MyLibsyn Premium subscribers can use it to access transcripts and other premium content. Dr. Campbell's move to New Zealand has been delayed, but she hopes to be in Auckland by July 2023. Please reach out if you live in New Zealand or Australia. Please subscribe or follow Brain Science in your favorite audio app and please share it with others. Get free gift "5 Things You Need to Know about YOUR Brain when you sign up for the free Brain ScienceNewsletter to get show notes automatically every month. You can also text brainscience to 55444 to sign up. Check out the Brain Science podcast channel on YouTube Support Brain Science by buying Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty by Virginia "Ginger" Campbell, MD. (Autographed copies are available) Learn more ways to support Brain Science at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Connect on Social Media: Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brainsciencepodcast Contact Dr. Campbell: Email: email@example.com
How do you support yourself in the seasons when you've made a big commitment and you're taking action, but you're not quite seeing results yet? This is the exact question that my husband Elliot and I are navigating right now as he gets his business off the ground. In this episode, we expand on the tools we use to cultivate feelings of certainty and work through moments of self-doubt. Elliot also describes his vision for Vacation Equity Group and the ways that he stays connected to it. Plus, we talk about how we've managed to support each other and even deepen our relationship throughout this whole process. In this episode we talk about: Knowing when it's the ‘right time' to go all-in on your business Actively choosing productive, supportive thoughts How to maintain your faith when it feels like you're freefalling Practices and rituals that have been most supportive for Elliot during this season Giving yourself (and your partner) the freedom to fail RESOURCES MENTIONED: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy If you loved today's episode, please share your favorite takeaways or your own systems and processes by screenshotting this episode and tagging us on Instagram! Click HERE to text the word MENTOR to (602) 536-7829 for weekly business + mindset tips delivered straight to your phone! Not part of the Girl Gang Community yet? Join HERE: Girl Gang Membership CONNECT WITH ELLIOT Follow Elliot: @elliotrschwartz Learn more about Vacation Equity Group: vacationequitygroup.com Listen to Jacked and Happy CONNECT WITH POWERHOUSE WOMEN Follow Powerhouse Women: @powerhouse_women Follow Lindsey: @llindseyschwartz Follow Hannah: @hannahmwells Visit the Powerhouse Women website: powerhousewomen.co Join the PW Community Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/powerhousewomencommunity
The deflationary wave sweeping the global system isn't one thing or another, it is becoming all the things everywhere. That's what makes such a compelling case for the worst case, a deflationary recession. Not just US banks or US markets, here we examine European markets and forward rates and what those mean. SPOILER: the same things.Eurodollar University's Money & Macro AnalysisSemiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress; Chairman Jerome H. Powell; July 17, 2018https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/testimony/powell20180717a.htmBenati & Goodhart: Investigating time-variation in the marginal predictive power of the yield spreadhttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1005123Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffSnider_AIPhttps://www.eurodollar.universityhttps://www.marketsinsiderpro.comhttps://www.PortfolioShield.netRealClearMarkets Essays: https://bit.ly/38tL5a7THE EPISODESYouTube: https://bit.ly/310yisLVurbl: https://bit.ly/3rq4dPnApple: https://apple.co/3czMcWNDeezer: https://bit.ly/3ndoVPEiHeart: https://ihr.fm/31jq7cITuneIn: http://tun.in/pjT2ZCastro: https://bit.ly/30DMYzaGoogle: https://bit.ly/3e2Z48MReason: https://bit.ly/3lt5NiHSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3arP8mYPandora: https://pdora.co/2GQL3QgCastbox: https://bit.ly/3fJR5xQPodbean: https://bit.ly/2QpaDghStitcher: https://bit.ly/2C1M1GBPlayerFM: https://bit.ly/3piLtjVPodchaser: https://bit.ly/3oFCrwNPocketCast: https://pca.st/encarkdtSoundCloud: https://bit.ly/3l0yFfKListenNotes: https://bit.ly/38xY7pbAmazonMusic: https://amzn.to/2UpEk2PPodcastAddict: https://bit.ly/2V39XjrPodcastRepublic:https://bit.ly/3LH8JlVDISCLOSURESJeffrey Snider (The Promoter) is acting as a promoter for an investment advisory firm, Atlas Financial Advisors, Inc. (AFA). Jeffrey Snider is affiliated with AFA as a promoter only and is not in any way giving investment advice or recommendations on behalf of AFA. The Promoter is being compensated by a fee arrangement: The Promoter will receive compensation on a quarterly basis, based on the increase in account openings that can be reasonably attributed to the Promoter's activity. The Promoter will not be receiving a portion of any advisory fees. The Promoter has an incentive to recommend the Adviser because the Promoter is being compensated. The opinions expressed on this site and in these videos are those solely of Jeffrey Snider and Eurodollar University and do not represent those of AFA.
Have you ever considered the thoughts you think when you don't have the results you want in life yet? For example:You Are NOT working at your dream job, yet? Your Kids aren't independent enough, yet. Havn't found that perfect relationship, yet? Not making as much money as you want, yet? Don't have the body you desire, yet?Your life feels chaotic, etc. Then you probably think about everything you've tried and wonder: why is this not working? Nothing I try seems to work? How is this so easy for others?THEN LISTEN TO THE MAGIC of a small shift in this episode! One small perspective shift could change your life in an instant!SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR 31 Days of PossibilityConnect with Kaitlynn on IGLearn more about coaching with KaitlynnThank you for leaving a rating or review here
7 Easter First Psalm: Psalm 97; Psalms 99–100 Psalm 97 (Listen) The Lord Reigns 97 The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!2 Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.3 Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around.4 His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; worship him, all you gods! 8 Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoice, because of your judgments, O LORD.9 For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. 10 O you who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.11 Light is sown1 for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.12 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name! Footnotes  97:11 Most Hebrew manuscripts; one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome Light dawns (ESV) Psalms 99–100 (Listen) The Lord Our God Is Holy 99 The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!2 The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.3 Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he!4 The King in his might loves justice.1 You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.5 Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he! 6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called upon his name. They called to the LORD, and he answered them.7 In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them; they kept his testimonies and the statute that he gave them. 8 O LORD our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings.9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy! His Steadfast Love Endures Forever A Psalm for giving thanks. 100 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!2 Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! 3 Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his;2 we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! 5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Footnotes  99:4 Or The might of the King loves justice  100:3 Or and not we ourselves (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 94–95 Psalms 94–95 (Listen) The Lord Will Not Forsake His People 94 O LORD, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth!2 Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve!3 O LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?4 They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast.5 They crush your people, O LORD, and afflict your heritage.6 They kill the widow and the sojourner, and murder the fatherless;7 and they say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive.” 8 Understand, O dullest of the people! Fools, when will you be wise?9 He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see?10 He who disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke? He who teaches man knowledge—11 the LORD—knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath.1 12 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD, and whom you teach out of your law,13 to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.14 For the LORD will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage;15 for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it. 16 Who rises up for me against the wicked? Who stands up for me against evildoers?17 If the LORD had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.18 When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.20 Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame2 injustice by statute?21 They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.322 But the LORD has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.23 He will bring back on them their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness; the LORD our God will wipe them out. Let Us Sing Songs of Praise 95 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.4 In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also.5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. 6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice,8 do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,9 when your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.10 For forty years I loathed that generation and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart, and they have not known my ways.”11 Therefore I swore in my wrath, “They shall not enter my rest.” Footnotes  94:11 Septuagint they are futile  94:20 Or fashion  94:21 Hebrew condemn innocent blood (ESV) Old Testament: Ezekiel 7:10–15; Ezekiel 7:23–27 Ezekiel 7:10–15 (Listen) 10 “Behold, the day! Behold, it comes! Your doom has come; the rod has blossomed; pride has budded. 11 Violence has grown up into a rod of wickedness. None of them shall remain, nor their abundance, nor their wealth; neither shall there be preeminence among them.1 12 The time has come; the day has arrived. Let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn, for wrath is upon all their multitude.2 13 For the seller shall not return to what he has sold, while they live. For the vision concerns all their multitude; it shall not turn back; and because of his iniquity, none can maintain his life.3 14 “They have blown the trumpet and made everything ready, but none goes to battle, for my wrath is upon all their multitude. 15 The sword is without; pestilence and famine are within. He who is in the field dies by the sword, and him who is in the city famine and pestilence devour. Footnotes  7:11 The meaning of this last Hebrew sentence is uncertain  7:12 Or abundance; also verses 13, 14  7:13 The meaning of this last Hebrew sentence is uncertain (ESV) Ezekiel 7:23–27 (Listen) 23 “Forge a chain!1 For the land is full of bloody crimes and the city is full of violence. 24 I will bring the worst of the nations to take possession of their houses. I will put an end to the pride of the strong, and their holy places2 shall be profaned. 25 When anguish comes, they will seek peace, but there shall be none. 26 Disaster comes upon disaster; rumor follows rumor. They seek a vision from the prophet, while the law3 perishes from the priest and counsel from the elders. 27 The king mourns, the prince is wrapped in despair, and the hands of the people of the land are paralyzed by terror. According to their way I will do to them, and according to their judgments I will judge them, and they shall know that I am the LORD.” Footnotes  7:23 Probably refers to an instrument of captivity  7:24 By revocalization (compare Septuagint); Hebrew and those who sanctify them  7:26 Or instruction (ESV) New Testament: Hebrews 6:13–20 Hebrews 6:13–20 (Listen) The Certainty of God's Promise 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” 15 And thus Abraham,1 having patiently waited, obtained the promise. 16 For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. 17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Footnotes  6:15 Greek he (ESV) Gospel: Luke 10:1–17 Luke 10:1–17 (Listen) Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two 10 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two1 others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!' 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. 9 Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.' 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.' 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. Woe to Unrepentant Cities 13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. 16 “The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” The Return of the Seventy-Two 17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” Footnotes  10:1 Some manuscripts seventy; also verse 17 (ESV)
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The calendar is crowded with a pontification of central banks. Central bank speak these days tends to confirm investors' pre-existing prejudices. The world is becoming increasingly complex and data is increasingly unreliable. Certainty, even economists' certainty, has necessarily declined. However Twitter wants everything expressed as an absolute in a soundbite. This allows investors to select the quotes that fit their view of the world.
Get notes on this podcast here: https://churchleaders.com/podcast/451070-travis-dickinson-church-safe-doubt.html Dr. Travis Dickinson joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss why doubt is not something Christians need to fear and how church leaders can help believers move through doubt to greater confidence in their faith in God. Do you find yourself wishing life would go back to how it was before 2020? Christine Caine recently spoke with us about the importance of church leaders not remaining stuck in the past, but moving forward toward what Jesus is doing right now. Check out our conversation with her here: https://churchleaders.com/podcast/450750-christine-caine-church-leaders-stuck.html ► Listen on Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-churchleaders-podcast/id988990685 Visit ChurchLeaders Website: https://churchleaders.com Find ChurchLeaders on Facebook: https://facebook.com/churchleaders Follow ChurchLeaders on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChurchLead Follow ChurchLeaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/churchlead/ Follow ChurchLeaders on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/churchleaders/
Welcome back to the Daily Mastermind...your Daily Dose of Inspiration, Motivation and Education. My name is George Wright III, your host. and over the past 25 years, I've growing brands and businesses for some of the biggest thought leaders, celebrities and experts in the world. I created The Daily Mastermind so that I could share some of the lessons I've learned and help Individuals, Entrepreneurs and High Achievers (like you) Unleash Your True Potential. But to Create Your Best Life, you gotta focus on Growing all aspects of Your life including Your Mind, Body, Money, Business and Lifestyle...and The Daily Mastermind will help you to do that... So some days I will provide a short 5-10 minute episode and other days I'll interview guests that are experts in one of those key areas so you can get the "behind the scenes" stories, strategies and inspiration that will help you to also create success in your life and business. Today I want to talk with you about Habits of High Performance...but first, let me give you the Quote of the Day.... QUOTE OF THE DAY...Aristotle, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit." High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard How extraordinary people become that way. Achievement is Not Your Problem alignment with the right thoughts and behaviors is key what is achievable isn't always what's important Certainty is Enemy to Growth replace with curiosity and confidence confidence comes with uncertainty Qualities of High Performers more successful but less stressed love challenges confident despite adversity healthier, happier, admired passionate about their work assertive and see beyond their strengths uniquely productive- keeping "main thing the main thing" develop skills AND PEOPLE Thanks for Listening. See you tomorrow. George Wright III 6 Habits of High Performers Seek Clarity Generate Energy Raise Necessity Increase Productivity Develop Influence Demonstrate Courage
Is your faith a house of cards? If you were wrong about one belief would the whole structure just collapse? If even one injury came to you, one instance of broken trust, would the whole castle fall? If one element was seemingly inconsistent or incompatible—would you burn down the house?This depiction of the psychology of faith is quite fragile. It falls over to even the lightest breath. But what would a flexible faith be? Resilient to even the heaviest gusts of life's hurricanes. It would adapt and grow as a living, responsive faith.This metaphor isn't too far off from the Enlightenment-founding vision of Rene Descartes—whose Meditations sought to build an edifice of Christian faith on a foundation free from doubt, ambiguity, uncertainty, or falsehoods. Even the slightest of doubts had to be categorically obliterated in order to prove the existence of God and the reality of the soul. He was clear about this in the preface. This was a work of apologetics. And he thought a good offense is your best defense. So he went on a whack-a-mole style doubt-killing spree that he hoped would secure a faith built on certainty.Now, here's a question for you: Does a quest for certainty strengthen and fortify the Christian faith? Or does it leave you stranded on the top floor of a house of cards?Today, we're continuing our series on Bringing Psychology to Theology, with a closer look at what to do about doubt, uncertainty, and ambiguity, in all sorts of stakes, but especially when it comes to faith.In this series we've been exploring the tools of psychological science that might contribute to a deeper, greater, more nuanced theological understanding of the world.We began the series by establishing certain normative questions about the integration of psychology and theology—experimental psychologist Justin Barrett offered to Miroslav Volf the suggestion that to build your cathedral of theology, you need the tools of psychological sciences.Then, developmental psychologist Pamela King offered a vision of thriving that expresses the dynamic, human telos or purpose throughout our lifespan. Research psychologist Julie Exline followed with a psychological exploration of spiritual struggle and one of the most embattled and suppressed of human emotions: anger at God.In this episode, I'm joined by Elizabeth Hall of Biola University's Rosemead School of Psychology. She's both a clinically trained therapist, helping people deal with life's difficulties, as well as a psychological researcher exploring human spirituality, personality and character traits, women's mental health, and human relationships. Most recently she co-authored Relational Spirituality: A Psychological-Theological Paradigm for Transformation, and I asked her to come on the show to talk about her recent work on tolerance for ambiguity in a life of faith.Here we discuss the domains of psychology and theology and what it means for each to “stay in their lane”; she introduces a distinction between implicit and explicit knowledge, and identifies the social- and self-imposed pressure to know everything with certainty; we reflect on the recent trends toward deconversion from faith in light of these pressures; and she offers psychologically grounded guidance for approaching doubt and ambiguity in a secure relational context, seeking to make the unspoken or implicit doubts explicit. Rather than remaining perched upon our individualized, certainty-driven house-of-card faith; she lays out a way to inhabit a flexible, resilient, and relationally grounded faith, tolerant of ambiguity and adaptive and secure amidst all our winds of doubt.About Elizabeth HallM. Elizabeth Lewis Hall (PhD, Rosemead School of Psychology) is professor of psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University, where she teaches courses on the integration of psychology and theology. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters and serves as associate editor for Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. She lives in Whittier, California, with her husband, Todd, and her two sons.Show NotesRelational Spirituality: A Psychological-Theological Paradigm for TransformationOn the integration of psychology and Christianity in lifeVocationally; psychology is the “little area of God's creation” where she gets to work, she attempts to bring it back to Jesus's lordshipJesus as owner of allIntellectually; if all truth is God's truth, she is trying to get the most complete sense of what humans are all aboutGod gave us the capacity to study using psychologyFaith, theology, and religion lend themselves into a psychological domain more than other fields, providing rich content that comes together easily with what the Bible says about humans.What helps the intellectual puzzle pieces come together for you?“I need to allow theology and psychology to stay in their lanes. I can't expect more from each discipline than what it is constructed to offer.”Ex: Psychology gets in trouble when making prescriptive statements (vs descriptive)People are seeking clinical based advice for how to live better“When someone sits down with a client to help them with whatever they're dealing with, they do have notions of human flourishing in the background that, whether they've thought through it or not, are going to come up in the course of how the therapy is steered.”Defining flourishing is not easy, so choosing criteria becomes difficult for psychologyWhat does it mean when doubt enters the mind? When we act on doubts?It is difficult to be a Christian with questions about your faith in this current moment.Social Pressure:We are continually being confronted with people who live and think differently than us, and who seem to be doing well in life, opposed to the homogenous communities we historically lived in.Intellectual pressure:We naturally want to seek truth that is certain.There is a strand of Christianity where we've reduced what faith is to an intellectual ascent to the affirmations of our faith.What is it to know something? What might psychologists be working with as definitions of knowledge that would offer alternatives to knowledge as certainty?A useful distinction from cognitive scientists has been the definition between the explicit and implicit knowingWe know important things about the world at an implicit level:Via nervous systems, without wordsEmotions and relationshipsWhat are the ways that gut knowledge comes to us, relationally or culturally?Our initial reaction to something in our environment is immediately a “push or pull” towards or against that thing. Then it becomes refined by past experiences (culture, past relationships, etc.) This then shapes what happens on the conscious level.Being aware of that psychological force between our unconscious and conscious thought becomes important when breaking down doubt in a religious context.Hall grew up in the Evangelical church, feeling certain that faith was set of propositions about Jesus and God that was very certain.Early church had more of an interpersonal dimension to faith, centering on trust and loyalty.Relying on propositions/blanket statement of Christian faith creates a “house of cards” vision of faith: If you pull one card out, all come down.This relates to an intellectual need for certainty, but there is also a social dimension to this stackGuilt by association: disgust, remorse, shame, around the association of a particular belief with Christianity, which can feed all the way back to one's experience of GodThis becomes particularly heightened when the larger culture is confronting/criticizing these beliefs or institutionsOur experienced relationship of God also has implicit foundationsStudies on deconversion show that people who turn from Christianity find that the reason is usually a perceived injury (with God, another person, the church) that sets off the processMany people say “science” is the reason, but it's not actually until the betrayal of trust comes in that most people start cognitively deconvertingMost of our shaping and life happens outside of our conscious awarenessPsychology does not understand well how the explicit knowledge systems can influence our implicit beliefsTwo kinds of doubt:Explicit: content, perceived competing claims with Christianity and (usually) scienceImplicit: betrayal of trust. God has let a person downDifferent people will encounter the same perceived discrepancy and will experience it in vastly different ways.It is difficult to be a thoughtful creature and not wonder at how things fit togetherSome people may meet a discrepancy and decide their whole life has been built on a lieThe factors that allow a person to entertain doubts with more confidence:Solid relational attachments (such as parental) early in childhoodHelps a person to be overwhelmed by a question because they know they have faced and managed similar situations beforeBeing okay with doubt: some people can live with it, intellectual resilienceIf it's very threatening, you have to do something because you can't live in a state of constant tension: deconverting is one possible solutionTension: literal physiological arousalHow to help people find their way through the doubt:Try to make what is implicit, explicit. Explore the process of the doubt.Provide a window into a person's capacity for uncertainty toleranceEnvisioning faith a different way: Rethinking our churches for relational spiritualityThere are ways to be attuned to caring for peoples relational experiences of the love of GodProduction NotesThis podcast featured Elizabeth HallEdited and Produced by Evan RosaHosted by Evan RosaProduction Assistance by Macie Bridge & Kaylen YunA Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/aboutSupport For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/give
Josh (author, PhD, SEO/AI expert-- http://youtube.com/jbachyns) started the show by talking about the concept of agathos and how he is a radical optimist. Agathos is a greek word, with a lot of meanings, but Plato most famously used it to mean "the good." By "the good" he meant the ideal or most optimal good that exists. So when Josh says he values agathos or that he is radical optimist, he means there is nothing more important, nothing more logical, and nothing more obvious than focusing on the ideal good. It is interesting because typically I think people process that one of two ways. The first is to generally agree with it and to view it as obvious. Of course we all want "the best possible good", what else would we want? The other way is to be cynical and to focus on the fact that it sounds nice, but we have no idea what "the best possible good" actually means, therefore it isn't actually practically useful. I tend to take the second approach in all things, so we spent a good bit of the show trying to understand, question, and test what Josh actually meant. Much of the discussion centered around the inherent subjectivity of the concept. Who decides what is the ideal good, what time horizon are we using to evaluate if something is good, what if something is good for one person but bad for another? I won't do Josh justice in explaining his responses to these questions here, so I will let you listen and decide what you think. To give you a flavor though, maybe the most intriguing insight was when Josh responded to the subjective vs. objective point. He views a blending of these two concepts, where the way we identify the "objective" good (or ideal good) is based on looking subjectively at all the information, data, trends, human experiences, etc. as exhaustively as we can, and then making the best decision we can in that moment. Kind of a subjective objectivity. The other thing that stood out in this episode, was how confident (dare I even say certain) Josh was in his perspective. I asked him about that too, if it worried him at all how confident he was, about how sure he was he had an unique ability to see the world more accurately than so many other people? Certainty is always something that concerns me, but maybe it takes people like Josh to push us to reach outcomes that wouldn't have otherwise been possible. Or maybe we are all just a bunch of apes trying to make sense of the unexplainable.
The world I see holds nothing that I want. The world you see holds nothing that you need to offer you; nothing that you can use in any way, nor anything at all that serves to give you joy. Believe this thought, and you are saved from years of misery, from countless disappointments, and from hopes that turn to bitter ashes of despair. No one but must accept this thought as true, if he would leave the world behind and soar beyond its petty scope and little ways. Each thing you value here is but a chain that binds you to the world, and it will serve no other end but this. For everything must serve the purpose you have given it, until you see a different purpose there. The only purpose worthy of your mind this world contains is that you pass it by, without delaying to perceive some hope where there is none. Be you deceived no more. The world you see holds nothing that you want. Escape today the chains you place upon your mind when you perceive salvation here. For what you value you make part of you as you perceive yourself. All things you seek to make your value greater in your sight limit you further, hide your worth from you, and add another bar across the door that leads to true awareness of your Self. Let nothing that relates to body thoughts delay your progress to salvation, nor permit temptation to believe the world holds anything you want to hold you back. Nothing is here to cherish. Nothing here is worth one instant of delay and pain; one moment of uncertainty and doubt. The worthless offer nothing. Certainty of worth can not be found in worthlessness. Today we practice letting go all thought of values we have given to the world. We leave it free of purposes we gave its aspects and its phases and its dreams. We hold it purposeless within our minds, and loosen it from all we wish it were. Thus do we lift the chains that bar the door to freedom from the world, and go beyond all little values and diminished goals. Pause and be still a little while, and see how far you rise above the world, when you release your mind from chains and let it seek the level where it finds itself at home. It will be grateful to be free a while. It knows where it belongs. But free its wings, and it will fly in sureness and in joy to join its holy purpose. Let it rest in its Creator, there to be restored to sanity, to freedom and to love. Give it ten minutes rest three times today. And when your eyes are opened afterwards, you will not value anything you see as much as when you looked at it before. Your whole perspective on the world will shift by just a little, every time you let your mind escape its chains. The world is not where it belongs. And you belong where it would be, and where it goes to rest when you release it from the world. Your Guide is sure. Open your mind to Him. Be still and rest. Protect your mind throughout the day as well. And when you think you see some value in an aspect or an image of the world, refuse to lay this chain upon your mind, but tell yourself with quiet certainty: This will not tempt me to delay myself. The world I see holds nothing that I want.- Jesus Christ in A Course in MIracles, Lesson 128
Today we explore the stories of two people who are making an immeasurable impact in the world. In this episode, we sit down with Lacey Book and Shawn Dill, who share their stories from poverty to success and how they discovered where their smiles and passion come from.Shawn and Lacey talk about the insatiable appetite they have to keep going and how they have learned to be more open to the unexpected. They share their thoughts on the line between success and impact, and how we often limit ourselves by setting our expectations too low. They emphasize the importance of setting your expectations to the moon, and how certainty and knowingness are key to achieving your goals.Throughout the episode, we are reminded that everything we need is already in us and that we are our biggest interference. We are encouraged to be more open to the impacts we make and to appreciate every day as a blessing. Join us as we delve into Shawn and Lacey's inspiring story and learn how to unleash our own potential to make a difference in the world.Key points:Intro: (0:00)David Meltzer is an amazing connector: (3:32)Where their smiles and passion come from: (5:25)Getting to see impacts made: (6:54)Immesurable impact: (9:04)Every day is a blessing: (9:35)Shawn's story from Costa Rica: (10:40)The line between success and impact: (12:54)Be more open to the unexpected: (19:34)Insatiable appetite to keep going: (21:27)How we limit ourselves: (22:33)You are your biggest interference: (24:26)Set your expectations to the moon: (26:00)Certainty and knowingness: (27:03)Everything you need is already in you: (27:41)https://www.bennewmancoaching.com The Burn Podcast, ignited by Punch'd Energy. https://www.puchdenergy.com ************************************ Let's work TOGETHER https://www.bennewmancoaching.com Order my new book UNCOMMON LEADERSHIP: 11 Ways the Greatest Leaders Lead Connect with me everywhere else: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/continuedfight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Continuedfight/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ContinuedFight https://www.bennewmancoaching.com
“I wanted to find a different way to think about the future and specifically wanted to understand the decision making process that leaders go through when they're facing extraordinary amounts of uncertainty. Because frankly, a lot of what I saw was just bad behavior. I was really lucky in finding my way to this extraordinary community of learners, of questioners, of facilitators, of designers. It changed my trajectory in many ways to build on what had been a long history in design to now include future thinking as part of that.” - Lisa Solomon In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Lisa Solomon about how she felt disillusioned with how leaders were behaving after the dot com crash and wanted to understand their decision-making process when facing uncertainty and how that shaped her work. Later, Lisa explores how the disruption of AI could change the way we educate and the affect it is having on students, teachers and policy makers. We also discuss the skills that every leader should have to be successful. Listen in to reflect on what can make your meetings more generative and level up your facilitation skills.
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Michael Kershner, Founder and President of Sales and Marketing at ILC Studios, joins us for episode 308 of Art of Construction. ILC is changing the way our industry designs and procures lighting by leveraging design expertise, technology and common sense, delivering a more efficient, streamlined process. Their Design-Procure-Deliver method combines your lighting vision, budget, timeline and resources into one comprehensive contract. Join Devon and Michael as they discuss his journey into lighting, how ILC Studios combines design and procurement into one comprehensive process, the role generative design can play in AEC, and why it is fundamental for construction to invest in developing good processes before we can properly apply technology. Learn more at ilcstudios.com.
With family: Numbers 8; Psalm 44 Numbers 8 (Listen) The Seven Lamps 8 Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to Aaron and say to him, When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the lampstand.” 3 And Aaron did so: he set up its lamps in front of the lampstand, as the LORD commanded Moses. 4 And this was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold. From its base to its flowers, it was hammered work; according to the pattern that the LORD had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand. Cleansing of the Levites 5 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 6 “Take the Levites from among the people of Israel and cleanse them. 7 Thus you shall do to them to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of purification upon them, and let them go with a razor over all their body, and wash their clothes and cleanse themselves. 8 Then let them take a bull from the herd and its grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, and you shall take another bull from the herd for a sin offering. 9 And you shall bring the Levites before the tent of meeting and assemble the whole congregation of the people of Israel. 10 When you bring the Levites before the LORD, the people of Israel shall lay their hands on the Levites, 11 and Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD as a wave offering from the people of Israel, that they may do the service of the LORD. 12 Then the Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and you shall offer the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering to the LORD to make atonement for the Levites. 13 And you shall set the Levites before Aaron and his sons, and shall offer them as a wave offering to the LORD. 14 “Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the people of Israel, and the Levites shall be mine. 15 And after that the Levites shall go in to serve at the tent of meeting, when you have cleansed them and offered them as a wave offering. 16 For they are wholly given to me from among the people of Israel. Instead of all who open the womb, the firstborn of all the people of Israel, I have taken them for myself. 17 For all the firstborn among the people of Israel are mine, both of man and of beast. On the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I consecrated them for myself, 18 and I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the people of Israel. 19 And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons from among the people of Israel, to do the service for the people of Israel at the tent of meeting and to make atonement for the people of Israel, that there may be no plague among the people of Israel when the people of Israel come near the sanctuary.” 20 Thus did Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the people of Israel to the Levites. According to all that the LORD commanded Moses concerning the Levites, the people of Israel did to them. 21 And the Levites purified themselves from sin and washed their clothes, and Aaron offered them as a wave offering before the LORD, and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them. 22 And after that the Levites went in to do their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron and his sons; as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them. Retirement of the Levites 23 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “This applies to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they1 shall come to do duty in the service of the tent of meeting. 25 And from the age of fifty years they shall withdraw from the duty of the service and serve no more. 26 They minister2 to their brothers in the tent of meeting by keeping guard, but they shall do no service. Thus shall you do to the Levites in assigning their duties.” Footnotes  8:24 Hebrew he; also verses 25, 26  8:26 Hebrew He ministers (ESV) Psalm 44 (Listen) Come to Our Help To the choirmaster. A Maskil1 of the Sons of Korah. 44 O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old:2 you with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, but them you set free;3 for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them. 4 You are my King, O God; ordain salvation for Jacob!5 Through you we push down our foes; through your name we tread down those who rise up against us.6 For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me.7 But you have saved us from our foes and have put to shame those who hate us.8 In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah 9 But you have rejected us and disgraced us and have not gone out with our armies.10 You have made us turn back from the foe, and those who hate us have gotten spoil.11 You have made us like sheep for slaughter and have scattered us among the nations.12 You have sold your people for a trifle, demanding no high price for them.13 You have made us the taunt of our neighbors, the derision and scorn of those around us.14 You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock2 among the peoples.15 All day long my disgrace is before me, and shame has covered my face16 at the sound of the taunter and reviler, at the sight of the enemy and the avenger. 17 All this has come upon us, though we have not forgotten you, and we have not been false to your covenant.18 Our heart has not turned back, nor have our steps departed from your way;19 yet you have broken us in the place of jackals and covered us with the shadow of death.20 If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,21 would not God discover this? For he knows the secrets of the heart.22 Yet for your sake we are killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered. 23 Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever!24 Why do you hide your face? Why do you forget our affliction and oppression?25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our belly clings to the ground.26 Rise up; come to our help! Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love! Footnotes  44:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term  44:14 Hebrew a shaking of the head (ESV) In private: Song of Solomon 6; Hebrews 6 Song of Solomon 6 (Listen) Others 6 Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you? Together in the Garden of Love She 2 My beloved has gone down to his garden to the beds of spices, to graze1 in the gardens and to gather lilies.3 I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies. Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other He 4 You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.5 Turn away your eyes from me, for they overwhelm me— Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead.6 Your teeth are like a flock of ewes that have come up from the washing; all of them bear twins; not one among them has lost its young.7 Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate behind your veil.8 There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.9 My dove, my perfect one, is the only one, the only one of her mother, pure to her who bore her. The young women saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines also, and they praised her. 10 “Who is this who looks down like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?” She 11 I went down to the nut orchard to look at the blossoms of the valley, to see whether the vines had budded, whether the pomegranates were in bloom.12 Before I was aware, my desire set me among the chariots of my kinsman, a prince.2 Others 13 3 Return, return, O Shulammite, return, return, that we may look upon you. He Why should you look upon the Shulammite, as upon a dance before two armies?4 Footnotes  6:2 Or to pasture his flock; also verse 3  6:12 Or chariots of Ammi-Nadib  6:13 Ch 7:1 in Hebrew  6:13 Or dance of Mahanaim (ESV) Hebrews 6 (Listen) 6 Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 and of instruction about washings,1 the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do if God permits. 4 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. 7 For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. 8 But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned. 9 Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation. 10 For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. 11 And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. The Certainty of God's Promise 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” 15 And thus Abraham,2 having patiently waited, obtained the promise. 16 For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. 17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Footnotes  6:2 Or baptisms (that is, cleansing rites)  6:15 Greek he (ESV)
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This month's episode is an encore presentation of an interview with neuroscientist Luiz Pessoa discussing his fascinating book "The Cognitive-Emotional Brain: From Interactions to Integration." We explored the surprising role of the amygdala in decision making and learned that cognition and emotion are deeply intertwined at every level. Links and References: The Cognitive-Emotional Brain: From Interactions to Integration by Luiz Pessoa Luiz Pessoa, PhD (University of Maryland) Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for additional references and episode transcripts. Announcements: Please take a few minutes to complete this audience survey. Dr. Campbell is moving to New Zealand and would love to connect with listeners from New Zealand and Australia. Please subscribe or follow Brain Science in your favorite audio app and please share it with others. Get free gift "5 Things You Need to Know about YOUR Brain when you sign up for the free Brain ScienceNewsletter to get show notes automatically every month. You can also text brainscience to 55444 to sign up. Check out the Brain Science podcast channel on YouTube Support Brain Science by buying Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty by Virginia "Ginger" Campbell, MD. (Autographed copies are available) The mobile app is now called "Brain Science Podcast" and can be used to get both premium and free content Learn more ways to support Brain Science at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Connect on Social Media: Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brainsciencepodcast Contact Dr. Campbell: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doubt and mistrust are the genesis of so much suffering. A Course in Miracles teaches us how to cultivate a certain faith and trust in Love itself, which is the end of all doubt. In this week's episode, Jennifer Hadley shares her challenges with learning to trust and strengthening her faith. Each week, Jennifer offers helpful tips and clear tools to aid us in a practical application of spiritual principle in order to truly live A Course in Miracles. Now is the time for us to choose to walk the talk and live the Love! To learn more about A Course in Miracles, please visit JenniferHadley.com. Originally aired 07/18/2017 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Feeling certain that you're capable of achieving your goals is crucial for going after big ideas, but I know that's easier said than done. Luckily, I have two practices that are so helpful for cultivating confidence and decreasing the resistance I feel around taking action. Whether it's celebrating the small wins or actively seeking out evidence that bolsters my belief, I'm finally starting to see these small habits pay off in major ways. Text me to let me know what you're going to do this week to raise your level of certainty! In this episode we talk about: Getting comfortable with those seasons of life where you put in the work, but aren't seeing immediate results The connection between your level of certainty and the timeline of your success Discovering what's causing a lack of motivation or discipline Examples of how Elliot and I have been celebrating our progress along the way in our new business venture How to shift your perspective on your circumstances If you loved today's episode, please share your favorite takeaways or your own systems and processes by screenshotting this episode and tagging us on Instagram! Click HERE to text the word MENTOR to (602) 536-7829 for weekly business + mindset tips delivered straight to your phone! Not part of the Girl Gang Community yet? Join HERE: Girl Gang Membership CONNECT WITH POWERHOUSE WOMEN Follow Powerhouse Women: @powerhouse_women Follow Lindsey: @llindseyschwartz Follow Hannah: @hannahmwells Visit the Powerhouse Women website: powerhousewomen.co Join the PW Community Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/powerhousewomencommunity