Rajesh has founded several companies, including Speki Education and True Green Capital. He started his career working at Goldman Sachs. We had an interesting conversation regarding the state of affairs of higher education, renewable energy, and a lot more. You know that I LOVE to talk about educational disruption. With Rajesh's expertise in this area, we took a deep dive. Education will go through a HUGE disruption soon. Shoutout to our sponsors – Monarch Social – a one-stop-shop for everything digital marketing! For links to my course VA University, Sales Genius, and to inquire about my Empathetic Selling program – Click here! Enjoy the episode!
I'm taking you back to one of my favourite episodes! Wow, this conversation was spine chilling and eye opening! In this episode, I speak with a global expert on narcissism (a topic I have been fascinated by and longing to dive in deeper). My special guest is Dr Ramani Durvasula - best selling author, clinical psychologist, professor of psychology and media expert.You may have watched Dr Ramani share her expertise on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse on Red Table with Jada and Willow Smith, The Today Show or Good Morning America amongst many others.Dr Ramani breaks down narcissism in a way you can easily understand and if you're like me, this episode made me have so many aha moments! Dr Ramani explains behaviour that often feels unexplainable and we unpack gas lighting and love bombing. We are confronting a topic that is one of the highest forms of manipulation in my opinion and I'm sure everyone has been exposed to it in some way or another.Dr Ramani books are fantastic and I also encourage you to check out her YouTube channel!Find Dr Ramani: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Qixc77KhCo88E5muxUjmAInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/DoctorRamaniFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/doctorramani/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoctorRamaniDr. Ramani's Podcast: http://sexualdisorientation.com/Dr. Ramani's Website with links to books: http://www.doctor-ramani.com/This episode is supported by a brand I LOVE, Aromatherapy Associates! Honestly, fully obsessed with them and suggest you check out their shower oils. They really do transform the shower experience into something that's mind, body and soul refreshing. I passionately believe high quality essential oils is highly effective in soothing the mind and body. To launch their latest shower oils, a line that gives you a full mind and body experience in the bathroom by maximising the therapeutic benefit of the oils, we are teaming up to celebrate and encourage us all to take 5 minutes from our day to reset, refresh and look after our spirit. There is no better and easier way to do this, then jumping in the shower!To find out how you can turn your shower into a deeply soothing session, visit www.aromatherapyassociates.com. Want to feel a bit happier? Download my mindfulness app Happy Not Perfect. The app gives you a daily work-out for your mind that helps you to rest, process thoughts and trains positive thinking. Perfect as a morning mind-set routine or when you need to calm down in moments of anxiety or stress. On IOS and Android. www.happynotperfect.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we're continuing on with our recent theme and diving in to How to THINK Wealthy. This episode is your chance to look into the inner workings of my brain and how I leverage it to receive abundance. Loves, this is HOW I've hit 70k months and I want you to soak up some of my beliefs and energy around money. And then implement them in YOUR life!So if you're ready to learn: How the key to learning is HOW you think, not what you think (how you do one thing is how you do all of the things)How I look at money as one resource and one piece of the overall abundance puzzle (yes loves, I LOVE to throw money at my problems)How this work when approached holistically massively impacts ALL areas of your life and your ability to receive incredible support and let the good shit inWhere Money Mindset goes wrong and why it may not be working for YOUMy clients and I hit record breaking income months on repeat, fully book their calendars, create sustainable growth, and lean into the belief that we can create abundance throughout our lives and this episode is going to show you exactly how so that you can apply this and start creating the results you want in your business now. Get comfortable, pop your earbuds in, grab another coffee or a glass of wine and hit play! Let's Dive In!LINKS:Join my FREE WELCOME IN WEALTH Training Series to make 2022 your wealthiest yet: https://www.elisedanielle.com/welcome-in-wealthJoin the Abundance Code: https://www.elisedanielle.com/abundanceDM me on Instagram: @elise_danielle_Apply to get on my VIP Coaching Waitlist for 2022: https://elisedanielle.satoriapp.com/offers/153990-coaching-consultationJoin us in the Purpose Driven Badass Entrepreneur Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/purposedrivenbadasswomen
Business growth is the goal, now isn't it? I want to encourage you to not until its go-time before you let your audience in to what you've got for them Planting seeds is Biblical, my friend. The concept of planting and harvesting for growth can absolutely be implemented in your business in the same manner. Let's talk today about some practical tips for prepping your audience for what you've got coming their way. Hit the Highlights(02:55) Why you need to plant seeds in your biz (04:45) What I did to plant seeds in my own book launch (08:15) What you do right now to start seed plant (10:05) Quit talking and get doing Podcast Review: "I FINALLY Found You" Listener: Shanna Pyzer "I don't know what took me so long, but I just recently found you. I have been binging your podcast. I LOVE that you provide valuable, practical business information along with Biblically sound teaching! It's a marriage made in Heaven. Thank you!!!!" JOIN ME in The Creators' Inner Circle! This is my monthly group where I teach you exactly what you need each month to grow your following on social media AND grow your email list! Not only do you get training each and every week, but you also get to be part of one of the best, most supportive communities online! Get on the waitlist for the next opening >> The Creators' Inner Circle Subscribe and Review I am honored to show up each week on The Jennifer Allwood Show and bring you inspiring and actionable content. I hope it is truly helpful for you. One of the best ways you can bless me in return is to subscribe to the show and leave a review. By subscribing, you allow each episode to be downloaded straight to your phone which helps our download numbers and makes sure you never miss an episode. And when you leave a review, you help show others the value of what we provide! You can GO HERE to subscribe and review!
Podcast Family, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that we will be taking a hard pause on future podcast recordings. Nothing is more important to me than being in tune with God's will for my life and I've felt an urge to take some time to really reflect and think about the direction of this show and where God wants it all to go. Until now, I've really pushed back against "pausing" because I've met so many businesses and individuals that have made me go "WHOA!" I LOVE this community and the greatest gift in all of this has been the relationships that have been built with so many of you. That has brought me the most joy in all of this. I will let you know our future plans as they are revealed. For now, I just want you to know how much I appreciate you, your support, and all that you do for our community. Thank you so much for everything! Best wishes always, Collin --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whoa-gnv-podcast/support
Here's part 2 of my interview with Shekeb from ‘I Love A Mama's Boy.' Shekeb discusses why more of his family members won't appear on the show. Plus, he's spoken to cast member Matt, how is Matt doing after the breakup with Kim? And, how is Shekeb's acting career going? Has the show hurt or helped him get auditions. Show is sponsored by: radleyacura.com, honeylove.com code TSFS, shipstation.com code TSFS, maiaplasticsurgery.com - enter Dr. Maia's instagram giveaway @drmuniquemaia for a chance to win $500 in FREE botox
In the last 6 years Ive recruited over 800 people into my team. Customers and distributors....I LOVE recruiting! And you should too!BUT it tends to be the number one hardest thing for people to do....especially when it comes to recruiting new teamies. Join me today as I share the #1 mistake people make when recruiting and how to fix it!If you're getting value please give me a 5 star rating and WRITTEN review and share it to your social media and tag me on IG @whoiserikadale
Hi guys! Today I share 7 tips about working for yourself this year. I know so many resolutions are to work for yourself, which I LOVE, and want to contribute to the conversation. Working for yourself is such a gift, but not one that comes easy! Here are my tips when it comes to being your own boss. Visit strideathome.com and use code TORI to get your first month for $10! IG: @toristerling_ @stridespinandfitness_ YouTube: youtube.com/toridesimone Amazon Shop: amazon.com/shop/toridesimone Get 10% your first month by visiting https://www.betterhelp.com/tori and start living a happier life Go to https://hellofresh.com/manifest16 and use code manifest16 for up to 16 meals AND 3 free gifts Start building your ideal daily routine with Fabulous Premium! Go to https://thefab.com/manifest to get 25% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this moment you are deeply thankful to be able to be Love while things are rearranging, knowing that wherever you appear to be right now, is where you need to be. That you couldn't be anywhere else. That your blessings are unfolding. That the miracle is here. That the miracle can be felt before It can be seen, but that It must be felt consistently, before It can be seen... before the scene can change. "You can't stop the mind from thinking because you didn't start it thinking."-Adyashanti "Don't identity any thought as negative because it's just a thought. Who told you it's negative? It's just a thought. What's the problem? If you understand it's just a thought, it has no power. If you think it's a reality, then it destroys you."-Sadhguru Note: Feeling the Loving Silence even when thoughts are present. "Even the feeling of the absence of God is His manifestation-- so that His Presence may be realized."-Ananadamayi Ma Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!!!I Love you and I'm with you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
1. The MANDATE for baptism 2. The METHOD for baptism 3. The MOTIVATION for baptism A. The BIBLE commands it. B. Jesus gave us an EXAMPLE. C. It PLEASES God. D. It affects your PRAYER life. E. It expresses to God, I LOVE you. 4. The MESSAGE of...
1 Epiphany First Psalm: Psalms 20–21 Psalms 20–21 (Listen) Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 20 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion!3 May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah 4 May he grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans!5 May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions! 6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand.7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.8 They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright. 9 O LORD, save the king! May he answer us when we call. The King Rejoices in the Lord's Strength To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 21 O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults!2 You have given him his heart's desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah3 For you meet him with rich blessings; you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.4 He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.5 His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him.6 For you make him most blessed forever;1 you make him glad with the joy of your presence.7 For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved. 8 Your hand will find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you.9 You will make them as a blazing oven when you appear. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath, and fire will consume them.10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, and their offspring from among the children of man.11 Though they plan evil against you, though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.12 For you will put them to flight; you will aim at their faces with your bows. 13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power. Footnotes  21:6 Or make him a source of blessing forever (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 110; Psalms 116–117 Psalm 110 (Listen) Sit at My Right Hand A Psalm of David. 110 The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” 2 The LORD sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies!3 Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power,1 in holy garments;2 from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours.34 The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” 5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.6 He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter chiefs4 over the wide earth.7 He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head. Footnotes  110:3 Or on the day you lead your forces  110:3 Masoretic Text; some Hebrew manuscripts and Jerome on the holy mountains  110:3 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain  110:6 Or the head (ESV) Psalms 116–117 (Listen) I Love the Lord 116 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.2 Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.3 The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!” 5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.6 The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.7 Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. 8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. 10 I believed, even when1 I spoke: “I am greatly afflicted”;11 I said in my alarm, “All mankind are liars.” 12 What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits to me?13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,14 I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people. 15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.16 O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds.17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.18 I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,19 in the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD! The Lord's Faithfulness Endures Forever 117 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!2 For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD! Footnotes  116:10 Or believed, indeed; Septuagint believed, therefore (ESV) Old Testament: Genesis 6:9–22 Genesis 6:9–22 (Listen) Noah and the Flood 9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. 13 And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh,1 for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood.2 Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. 15 This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits,3 its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits. 16 Make a roof4 for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above, and set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks. 17 For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die. 18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you. 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female. 20 Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground, according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you to keep them alive. 21 Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up. It shall serve as food for you and for them.” 22 Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him. Footnotes  6:13 Hebrew The end of all flesh has come before me  6:14 An unknown kind of tree; transliterated from Hebrew  6:15 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters  6:16 Or skylight (ESV) New Testament: Hebrews 4:1–13 Hebrews 4:1–13 (Listen) 4 Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. 2 For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.1 3 For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest,'” although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” 5 And again in this passage he said, “They shall not enter my rest.” 6 Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, 7 again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God2 would not have spoken of another day later on. 9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10 for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. 11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Footnotes  4:2 Some manuscripts it did not meet with faith in the hearers  4:8 Greek he (ESV) Gospel: John 2:13–22 John 2:13–22 (Listen) Jesus Cleanses the Temple 13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade.” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18 So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple,1 and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken. Footnotes  2:20 Or This temple was built forty-six years ago (ESV)
I don't know about you, but I LOVE hearing, reading and learning about tips, tricks and products that help other people to run their lives and businesses better. Things that are GAME CHANGERS. You know the thing. Once you incorporate it into your life or business things become infinitely easier or more efficient. You are probably thinking of one or two things right now. On today's episode of Empowering Women in Real Estate - The Podcast, I'm sharing some of my Game Changers from my business, and a few from my personal life too. You can listen in at the link below, or on your favorite podcast app. What are some of your favorite game changers? Thank you for listening! Click subscribe to be notified every Wednesday when our latest episode is released, and be sure to check out our group on Facebook. We are close to 30,000 members strong and we want you to join us!
Here's part 1 of my interview with Shekeb from ‘I Love A Mama's Boy.' Shekeb reveals if he's still with Emily, is he returning for Season 3? Plus, Laia (Shekeb's mom) was branded a racist in Season 1 but now everyone loves her, does she love the change? Does Shekeb regret giving Emily a promise ring? Show is sponsored by: radleyacura.com, horizonfibroids.com, maiaplasticsurgery.com - enter Dr. Maia's instagram giveaway @drmuniquemaia for a chance to win $500 in FREE botox
How To Ask For Real Estate Referrals Without Being Salesy Resources and Links mentioned in this episode: Get Productivity Workshop – $49 | Workshop + Planner + Book – agentrisecoaching.com/book Join the Agent Rise Facebook Group (free) at www.Facebook.com/groups/agentrise To learn more about coaching, go to www.agentrisecoaching.com And connect with me on ANY of the following social channels. I LOVE social! Instagram (@agentrise) Facebook.com/AGENTRISE YouTube
The Tana Talks Podcast is a space where Comedy & Healing Unite. A creative community built on being real. A space where all cultures, ideas, views, and life are welcome. Hosted by Stand Up Comedian, Montana Doran. She believes you matter, your story matters, & you should talk about it. HELLOOOO BESTIES! Welcome Back To Tana Talks & Welcome to the new year! We are starting off the year with one of my most favorite humans, Thats right week we are joined with the one and only Rhonda Lucas. Rhonda Lucas is a wife, mother, author, founder of Calebs Cup, Speaker, all around hype woman, and the newest and best title is grandma to Wonder!! Im absolutely honored to have Rhonda trust her story to be on the podcast. This week we discuss losing her son, Caleb. Starting Caleb's cup. Writing her book "Just Once.”We discussed how painful it was for her to write this book & how long the healing process took. We discuss grief and ways Rhonda coped. We also talk forgiveness and how she has turned the most painful season of her life into her lifes mission and purpose. Rhonda honors Caleb everyday and through Caleb's cup. Caleb's Cup Mission statement is “to help other young people to be able to use their gift of music and performing arts.” It often is difficult to find the funds to provide for those passionately pursuing this gift that they are born with, a Gift from God. Matt and Rhonda bring hope to those who aren't the "traditional students" who are not sure where to go, how to do it, how will I ever have funds to even buy an instrument. etc. Caleb's motto was "No Judgement", something that could all be used by everyone on this earth. With No Judgement we are able to help young people where they are, then help to show them a different path, a path full of hopes, dreams and prayers answered.” -Rhonda Lucas Just Once a story of raw, honest, painful moments, and yet beautiful. Just Once available now on amazon! I hope you enjoy listening. I hope you leave this podcast knowing that no matter what you are facing you are not alone. You matter. I Love you and I mean it besties. xxo :) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/montanadoran/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/montanadoran/support
This episode comes from a listeners request and I LOVE the honesty in their asking. "What do you do when you HAVE to be around someone you just don't want to be around?" Great question. Let's face it, sometimes it's just difficult to get along with everyone! BUT, there are some things we can consider and possibly help in this "everyone be friends" landscape. Listen in as we learn a perspective we often let slide.
Happy New Year! Welcome back to Ready, Set, TEACH! In this episode, I talk about why, although I LOVE setting goals for the New Year, I didn't set any for teaching. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram HERE!
"Just as a lamp in a windless place does not flicker, so the disciplined mind of a yogi remains steady in meditation on the Self."-Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6:19"As the golden flame of the candle burns steadily, without flicker or wavering, so shall My Flame burn ever more in your heart. It shall burn out all dross of the mortal mind, smallness of nature, meanness of spirit, vindictiveness, jealousy. It shall burn out all carelessness of your habits, in the outer realms of your being. My Law and My Order can then function perfectly in your life. Then and then only will you be a worthy vessel for the inflow of My Spirit. Then and then only can My Spirit flow through you to other of My children. Likewise shall all disease be burned from the physical body, that nothing shall interfere with My Plan for your life. As the sigh of your spirit disturbs the flame and makes the candle drip, so the faintest wavering of your feet from the path of attainment causes a less steady burning of My Flame in your heart, and My Work goes on in imperfection. Oh, My Beloved, how necessary that you live with the eye single, to the high purpose of your calling. But you have many helpers. No soul who enters the path is left to walk alone. So go on, day by day, with the light and assurance of My Love in your face. Mighty Ones whom you see not, are by your side. And the forces of darkness shall touch you not."-Eva Bell Werber, ‘Quiet Talks the Master'"Dear God, help me to not lose sight of your presence when things are going well." -UnknownToday's Practice:Watch Love the way you'd watch an unexpected lizard friend on the wall of your bedroom! Don't lose sight of It for nothing! I Love you, Nik **Love Your Breath meditation inspired by Ram Dass
How to create and achieve your new year resolutions in 2022! I know some people are negative about new year resolutions but I LOVE a fresh start! There's something special about a new year. Let's make this year the best yet & SLAY some goals. Join my Ultimate Body Transformation to take part in BetterMeKickstart5.0 at https://www.fitwithanjuli.com/ More details on BMK5.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJDoyWn_JXU&t=31s We are building a house - check out the first vlog here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_A4bh_OpzU&t=528s Follow my shred on IG, TikTok & FB.
These two junipers were planted within fifteen feet of each other on the east side of the house too close to the foundation for their size, receiving way too much sun. One suddenly sprouted new growth at its top, At first just a tiny branch or two and continues to flourish, becoming a designer tree while the other finally succumbed this year. I LOVE how gardening teaches us about the power of manifestation through nature. It is not one size fits all, you are unique. This is why many people raised in the same house have such diverse personalities. What do you want to manifest in 22? Call in 1800 930 2819! We LOVE! to hear from you.
Welcome 2022!!! Man this is a super exciting day for me Today January 5th 2022 I am in Las Vegas celebrating 3 years clean and sober!!!! Today we have an amazing guest Dr. Mel Krug. Please share, rate and review. I Love you all and till next time, Follow Dr. Mel on IG --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/noneofyourbusiness/support
Ladies, can we have some real talk for a moment? This is a long one! Women of color who are founders and/or entrepreneurs who are grossing 6 figures with their businesses, yes, I want to talk to you. This advice is applicable to almost anyone, but I want to talk to you!I LOVE that there are so many women doing the damn thing. I LOVE that so many women of color are taking their fate into their own hands and are on this journey to build legacy wealth to pass down through generations. You're bold, courageous and talented. Pre-pandemic, we were out there making it happen. But something shifted during COVID that paved the way to so many new entrepreneurs (male, female, Black, Hispanic, White, multiracial, you name it). We were all faced with having to make it happen. And people were making money.BUT can I ask a question? Girl, why are you limiting yourself? You are riding with the brakes on. I need you to take your foot off that brake and step on that accelerator.
Predictions For 2022 To Grow Your Real Estate Business - Episode 330 WELCOME MINDI KESSENICH AS CO-HOST!! Go follow Mindi - https://www.instagram.com/mindi_kessenich/ Resources and Links mentioned in this episode: Get Productivity Workshop – $49 | Workshop + Planner + Book – agentrisecoaching.com/book Join the Agent Rise Facebook Group (free) at www.Facebook.com/groups/agentrise To learn more about coaching, go to www.agentrisecoaching.com And connect with me on ANY of the following social channels. I LOVE social! Instagram (@agentrise) Facebook.com/AGENTRISE YouTube
If you have been following my journey, you know how much I LOVE tarot cards. Tarot is perfect for self-development, making choices, manifesting goals, coaching others, planning a business, writing a book, meditating - you name it!Whether you think tarot is a handy party trick or a sacred powerful tool with which to direct one's life, I encourage you to stay curious!Today, we are getting raw, beautifully vulnerable talking about:Tarot cards 101How anxiety plays into our relationships and creates separation.Using enneagram of personality to get to create meta-awareness and increase compassion for self and others.Using tarot to gain instant access to your intuition, your inner source of power, and wisdom. How to use tarot as a daily journaling tool.Sarah is an intuitive trainer and creative director, with a lifelong passion for leadership and community building. After 12 years of directing campaigns for human rights in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, she founded the Intuitive Gym. Sarah loves to help strengthen the spiritual muscle of will-power in community leaders, educators and artists by guiding them to develop a personal practice of listening to their inner voice of creative authority.Keep Up With MeKeep up with my travel and adventures @theremoteyogi and find tons of free resources on how to live with more confidence at theremoteyogi.blog.Help me to share the message of Embracing Human by liking this episode, sharing it with your friends, following the podcast, and giving a review. It means the world to me!Do you have a human experience story? Submit your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll share them at the end of our upcoming episodes.
Let's chant together -- "Aditya Hridyam Punyam Sarv Shatru Bena Shenam"This Sanskrit mantra is from the Ramayana and it means, "All evil vanishes from those who keep the sun in their heart." I've shared it before in passing. In this case, 'evil' means something that distracts you from or makes you feel separate from Love. This could be anything from thoughts, or your job, to an unhealthy relationship, or bad habits, etc. And trust that whenever something falls away, something that is Go(o)d, something that is of this Love, something in alignment with all that you are, falls in its place! While chanting (reading along with) the Sanskrit words, FEEL your intention to serve God... to be an instrument of Love. Hold your heart, or namaskar, or sway... feel that as you speak the words you are in the presence of God. Would your mind wander into the past or future if you were sitting in the presence of God? Right. Stay where your feet appear to be and chant this mantra while radiating Love, while feeling Him, while feeling your new life. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com Bonus Quotes and Material: "Keep God in your heart like you keep money in the bank."-Maharajji "Love is essentially self communicative; Those who do not have it catch it from those who have it." -Meher Baba via, 'Be Here Now' Listen to these previous episodes on mantra and my personal practice -- 1.How do you do it? Feel sad and still be Love? 2. The Practice the Changed my Life 3. Experience Love's Presence Instantly
Megan Gailey's a real one! Perhaps you've seen her Comedy Central Half Hour or on the show she writes for Pause with Sam Jay? Or maybe you've heard her on the podcast she and Naomi do I Love a Lifetime Movie??? Regardless, you're gonna love her after today's episode! We get into her history of dating athletes, the subtle depths of her white womanhood and of course, how she had to disinvite one of her bridesmaids to her wedding! PLUS, of course, we answer YOUR advice questions! If you'd like to ask advice questions, call 323-524-7839 and leave a VM or just DM us on IG or Twitter! Also, support the show on Patreon or with a t-shirt (or a Jewboo shirt) and watch us every once in a while on Twitch or check out clips on YouTube! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How to activate a miracle? Activate felt-Love by being the witness. Yesterday I flew out in the morning from Florida to Missouri to pick up the kiddos, with the intention of flying back to Florida on the same day. I left at 8am and we were back by 10pm-- no delays, Go(o)d music, Go(o)d books, and cat naps all the way! In the face of every seeming hiccup, I'd: 1. Notice it. 2. Close my eyes for a second and listen for the Silence. (#HardReset). 3. Notice what's noticing the Silence and the hiccup. 4. Abide (t)here as the Loving-Still-Witness. 5. Remember that the hiccups only come to keep me aware as Love. Hiccups are Grace, too. We are home safe and I didn't even miss a recording for you! Keep hard resetting. Love works. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com Today's Reading--"Be Still! Not as any stillness you have ever known before. The stillness which lies at the bottom of the ocean, eternally quiet, yet eternally vibrant and alive with infinite activity. Only by attaining this super-stillness can the full realization of former talks be attained. You must learn to keep this stillness, to retreat into it at any moment, whenever any confusion arises in your physical or mental world. Thus shall all difficulties solve themselves by My Power working through you. Learn to BE STILL instantly and watch God's Power work! In this potent stillness are all demonstrations made."-Eva Bell Werber, Quiet Talks the Master
133 - What's your Sales personality with Jody Maley I'm a horrible Sales person, but I'm a great service person - Jody Maley Do you know what your sales personality is? Jody Maley is the Heart Centred Entrepreneur, helping women understand their Sales strategy to have Authentic Sales Converstations. she was lucky to grow up in a family of entrepreneurs and even have a conversation as a very young child with The ZIG ZIGLAR! Sales was in her blood, so it is no wonder she reached such high levels of leadership within the companies she partnered with. She has always been good at sharing and teaching sales and leadership techniques. Understanding your personal style is Key to speaking your authentic sales language. When you know who you are 1st then you can build from there. Sales is about connecting and building on that connection. There are 4 distinct sales styles, and understanding your own is just the beginning. When you can also learn to understand and recognize other peoples buying styles, you are way ahead of most people. You have a better understanding of how people buy, what they need from you to fully understand what they are buying and why they should buy from you. Connect with Jody: Website: https://jodymaley.com/ Authentic Style Sales Quiz: https://quiz.tryinteract.com/#/60edc66298901c0017ac0c54 ========================================================== Jessica Coulthard is " The Bring the Joy Girl " As an NLP practition and RMT life coach I LOVE to support other entrepreneurs to take the LEAP in their business, using the LEAP system I have developed. One of the ways we move forward in life and business is by creating and taking on new projects, so to help people like YOU I have created the "Idea to Launch in 90 days planner" - email "Ignite Planner" to ========================================================== Jessica Coulthard is " The Bring the Joy Girl " As an NLP practition and RMT life coach I LOVE to support other entrepreneurs to take the LEAP in their business, using the LEAP system I have developed. One of the ways we move forward in life and business is by creating and taking on new projects, so to help people like YOU I have created the "Idea to Launch in 90 days planner" - email "Ignite Planner" to email@example.com to be one of the first to get this amazing new tool that will bring your ideas to life! be one of the first to get their hand on this powerpacked planner that will Ignite your ideas and bring them to life! Connect with Jess: https://linktr.ee/Justagirllikeme Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8hLfsLcNZAGlhqUTz3xNW to be one of the first to get this amazing new tool that will bring your ideas to life! Downloads available NOW! Connect with Jess: https://linktr.ee/Justagirllikeme Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8hLfsLcNZAGlhqUTz3xNW
Hi friends! 'Tis the season for resolutions and goal setting, and I LOVE the excitement of a bright, shiny, new year. I'll be sharing my goals and reflections next week on the blog, but for today's podcast episode, I wanted to share some of my top tips for setting goals this year. I hope you'll give this short episode a listen and THANK YOU so much for all of your support with the podcast and wonderful reviews - I appreciate it so so mucho. 093: Tips for new years goals and resolutions - Aim for SMART goals: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. - Ask yourself “why” over and over again until you realize your true motivation between your goals. - Choose something that makes you feel excited, or something that will benefit you somehow. - Create an action plan with specific benchmarks for your goal throughout the year. - ACT as if you've already achieved this goal. - Remind yourself of your top three goals each day and place these reminders in a visible spot. - Don't be afraid to pivot as priorities and circumstances change throughout the year. If something doesn't work out, think of it as FEEDBACK, not FAILURE. Resources from this episode: Check out Lumen! This is the metabolism tracker I use and recommend. It customizes your nutrition plan based on whether you're predominantly burning carbs or fat. The goal is to make your metabolism more flexible - you want to be able to switch between using carbs and fats as an energy source - and you can customize the track based on your personal goals. Check it out here and use FITNESSISTA for an extra 10% off. If you don't have the famous sauna blanket already, it's one of my favorite things ever and feels SO good on chilly days. Check it out here and use the code FITNESSISTA75 for $75 off! I love love love the meals from Sakara Life and am enjoying a shipment this week! Use this link and the code XOGINAH for 20% off their meal delivery and clean boutique items. They have so many great gifts (for others and yourself!) for holiday!!! Get 15% off Organifi with the code FITNESSISTA. The green juice and gold powder are my favorites! I recently fell in love with Harmony and drink it like a hot cocoa in warm almond milk or add it to my smoothie. Thank you so much for listening and for all of your support with the podcast! Please leave a rating or review if you enjoyed this episode. If you leave a rating, head to this page and you'll get a little “thank you” gift from me to you. xo
There may be no singular figure in rock who has aged more gracefully than Nick Lowe. This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Convincer – perhaps the quintessential example of the singer-songwriter settling into a comfortable new role as a rock elder statesman. But while the artist notes that he's happily left the Chuck Berry-esque rock and roll stage antics in his past, two decades later, he finds himself reimagining his catalog with luchador mask-wearing instrumental rock band, Los Straightjackets. You can leave the rock and roll behind – but if you're lucky, the rock and roll never leaves you. Half a century after a brush with fame as the front man of pub rock group, Brinsley Schwarz, Lowe has continued to thrive. From serving as the in-house producer for Stiff records, to breaking through with like "Cruel to Be Kind" and "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass,” to penning classics covered by Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash and Dave Edmunds, he's endured as one of great songwriters of his – or any – generation.
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On this week's episode of Awake & On Purpose Podcast, Jennifer speaks with Hallie Avolio about self-love, law of attraction, manifestation, and more empowering subjects. They discuss the uniqueness of each person's journey and how intuitive ability may resonate and show up for each of us differently, as well as how the current world climate is affecting this spiritual awakening journey. Don't miss today's enlightening, wisdom-packed episode! But purpose is also just as much about the journey. It's just as much about living purposefully. Hallie Avolio A little more about Hallie, in her own words: Within approximately 7 seconds you will form an opinion of me… so LET'S DO THIS!!! Hi, my name is Hallie Avolio and I am SUPER PUMPED to help you create a life you love that is Sassy As F*ck and makes you feel amazing. Assuming you are still here, let me tell you a tiny bit more about ME and then YOU can decide if you want to go further. I am not a TYPICAL anything… that includes woman, mother, friend, entrepreneur or coach. And you aren't either. That's why we are attracted to each other! I LOVE working with women who are ready to get UNSTUCK, find SELF-LOVE, and MANIFEST THEIR PURPOSE! I consider myself to be an affirmation queen, lover of core values, and pretty obsessed with teaching you how to live with intention. And let's not forget the Law of Attraction! I also love coffee, chocolate, bubble baths, champagne, the beach, my husband, my kids, and surrounding myself with amazing people who are READY TO LIVE THIS LIFE TO THE FULLEST. We have come together for a reason… and I look forward to discovering more about YOU and what that reason is. xoxo Hallie To learn more about Hallie and connect with her online, visit https://www.facebook.com/havolio/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/hallie-avolio/ https://www.instagram.com/sassyhealthyfit/ https://www.tiktok.com/@sassyhealthyfit?lang=en https://www.facebook.com/groups/mysassylife/ To learn more about how you can achieve a fulfilled life, live your purpose and make an impact as a mission-driven leader, visit us at https://jenniferspor.com! PS – did you enjoy today's episode? Be sure to like, leave a comment, and subscribe for more!
I LOVE to start every new year with a clean slate, from my office drawers to physical clutter to the emotional connections that I need to let go of, in order for me to create a beautiful spaciousness. In this episode of the Spiritual Entrepreneur, we talk about the New Year that is upon us, creating that spaciousness, and I take you on a guided visualization that will help you to reverse engineer your highest alignment 2022. What you will learn in this episode: Creating spaciousness Questions to ask yourself as you enter a new year Starting with a clean slate for another year A sneak peek at the episode: [03:12] “I just want to tell you one of the things that I love to do this time of year, that is really kind of strangely gratifying to me and that is creating spaciousness.” [09:45] “I would invite you to … look at what is the theme of what you're creating this year.” [46:34] “And know that everything that you have created in consciousness becomes made manifest in form as you stay in alignment with that. So you've prepaid the way now for the year ahead. Go ahead and open your eyes and just breathe that in and exhale it out.” Happy Listening! PS - We are preparing for the Manifestation Challenge going LIVE on January 21, 2022! We will also have a limited number of Media VIP Days available to book coming up! Make sure to keep updated check instagram.com/deviadea and spiritualentrepreneur.com. If you have any questions or know that you want to go VIP with me, please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you didn't know - I LOVE to read. I have always been - and will always be - a voracious reader. So, today, let's step beyond the topic of astrophysics - let's get real and personal, and talk about something that could very well further connect (or - dare I say - disconnect) us all: books. Out of the 70 books that I read this year, here are some of my favorites. I hope these inspire you, and, in return, I hope you leave me some of your favorite books that you read this year down below :) Happy reading! PS: Here is my Goodreads in case you are so inclined . . .
Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area. Kristen Kalp of www.kristenkalp.com was who I immediately thought of as THE perfect guest to close out 2021 and kick off 2022. Although, I must be a glutton for punishment for initiating this interview. I LOVE talking to this beautiful human, BUT she [...] The post 445: Kristen Kalp – The interview with no agenda to help you go your own way appeared first on Photography Business Xposed - Photography Podcast - how to build and market your portrait and wedding photography business.
"Transform me Lord, so that when people see me, they see you." -@HerTrueWorth via IGSt. Francis' Peace Prayer-Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.Where there is hatred, let me bring love.Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.Where there is discord, let me bring union.Where there is error, let me bring truth.Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.Where there is despair, let me bring hope.Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.O Master, let me not seek as muchto be consoled as to console,to be understood as to understand,to be loved as to love,for it is in giving that one receives,it is in self-forgetting that one finds,it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life."Francis, I know there is only one reason to be truly excited and this is when our Lord visits us in our hearts. But regarding Earthly news, I must tell you while many worry about wars and lack of food in the coming winter, my sisters are singing and bathing daily in the light within their hearts. I too had a dream. Someday Kings and Queens, the rich and powerful, people from all over the world, will be coming to Assisi not to judge you but to ask how they can join you on your path. What will you tell them? Will you ask them to throw their riches into the river? Will you tell them to give all their power away? Francis, are you ready for the world to be at your feet like the little birds in your garden? Imagine everyone with one prayer, one heart, asking “Lord make me an instrument!” Peace, Francis, peace—this is what you should teach! Let them keep their possessions. Let them keep their worldly power. Share with them the simple peace. This is enough. Tell them about the beauty of peace in every moment. Give them the simple steps that you and I know so well. Step by step, peace and more peace with everyone and everything. This will be a good beginning. Once they feel the peace, what do riches and power have to offer? Why would they chase after earthly comforts when they have life's true treasure? Once they feel the peace inside what else is of value but wanting to serve one another? Everyone wants peace, Francis, but they do not know the source of this peace. You must teach them. Real peace comes only from a peaceful heart! And a peaceful heart comes from finding so much God inside that there is no room for anything else but peace."-Davis, Bruce. The Love Letters of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi: The Journey of Two Great Saints, Soaked in Love, Who Changed The World (p. 6). Kindle Edition. Loving it here in Assisi!!! Be back soon with lots more to share!I Love you and I'm with you!NikNikki@curlynikki.com
"Everyday I say to myself, today I will begin." - St. Anthony of the Desert Today, we begin. This very moment, we begin... remembering that we ARE what's appearing as this moment, we are the substratum of the Now, we are the Christ. We celebrate the birth of Jesus today, the birth of the awareness of the Christ among us, and now, the birth of our awareness of the Christ within us. Repeat this mantra by Herb Fitch, "I am not man or woman, I live the day as I, Spirit", and notice how you're already, effortlessly detached from the body. There's some space (t)here, naturally. You, as Awareness, don't have to try to detangle your Self from the body, you already are the witness. You already are Love. Be That, by feeling It and remembering to feel It all day. "Blessed is he who came into being before he came into being." (Gospel of Thomas) Merry Christmas! I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
I LOVE talking about all things subscription box. It's what I do here on the podcast every week and all day every day inside my Launch Your Box membership. But today… today is special. Today I got to sit down and talk to my friend Paul Chambers, the co-founder and CEO of SUBTA, the Subscription Trade Association. Not only does Paul bring 20+ years of subscription box knowledge and experience with him, he's also a super nice guy who just happens to be a big fan of Launch Your Box. I invited him to the podcast to share his predictions about what we can expect in the subscription box industry in 2022 as well as some subscription box best practices. Paul's subscription box journey started when he became a partner in Gentlemen's Box, a monthly subscription that provided accessories for well-dressed, professional men who lacked the time to shop for themselves. Paul learned valuable lessons along the way, grew the subscription into an extremely successful business, and then sold it. It was during this time that Paul and his partners were seeking out knowledge and community within the subscription industry. To their surprise, they found there were no conferences or other large networking and learning opportunities. This led to the founding of the Subscription Trade Association (SUBTA) in 2017. Paul shared his predictions for 2022. He expects to see continued growth in subscriptions as the need that drove incredible growth in 2020 settles into new habits driven by consumers' ongoing desire for convenience and accessibility. He also wants us to keep our eyes on new trends in tech. Rather than being intimidated by technology, Paul encourages small business owners to consider the possibilities and look for opportunities to expand subscribers' experiences. For 2022 - and beyond - Paul encourages subscription box owners to: Add opt-in text messages as part of the customer journey. Take advantage of Tik Tok's popularity to market your subscription. Use new technology for churn, upselling, data, and more. Establish strategic partnerships. Use first-party data to better understand your consumers' behavior. Optimize your content creation. Use your data to personalize your subscription offering. Give more power to your consumers when it comes to managing their subscriptions. Focus on retaining your current subscribers. We also talked expansion revenue and strategies to capitalize on current subscribers as a source of additional revenue. Your engaged audience has an appetite for more from you. Give it to them! Consider: Creating limited edition or one-time boxes. Add an option to add complimentary pieces to a current subscription. Curate Mystery Boxes. In June of 2022, Sub Summit - the incredible conference put on by Paul and the rest of the SUBTA team - is coming to Disneyworld! I'll be there along with so many of my Launch Your Box members. I'd love to see you there! Learn more and register HERE. There is so much to learn in this episode. Hear what works and what to expect from a true leader in the world of subscriptions. Grab a notebook and a pen and get ready to soak up what happens when two people who LOVE talking subscriptions share inside knowledge and tips that will help you continue to grow your own subscription box business. Important Links: Find and follow Paul: SUBTA Website Sub Summit Website Facebook Join me in all the places: Facebook Instagram Launch Your Box with Sarah Website Are you ready for Launch Your Box? Our complete training program walks you step by step through how to start, launch, and grow your subscription box business. Join the waitlist today!
00:00.00 Max Shank Ladies and gentlemen welcome back to Monday morning with max and mike today I'm very excited because we are going to talk about how to be your own scientist. This is a subject very near and dear to my heart because unfortunately there are. No shortcuts. It would be so nice if we could just all be told what exercises to do and what foods to eat at what time but we are unique individuals and there's no way that you're going to put a broad. General piece of advice that works for everybody. You cannot apply the same solution to everyone so that is why you must take responsibility to be your own scientist and today we're going to talk about that mike nice to see you again. 00:53.66 mikebledsoe Good to see you max. And yeah, I'm excited about this topic because um, I'm somebody who's very comfortable experimenting on myself I know you are as well and so. A lot of times when I look around at the world and people are confused about something. It's it's hard for me to understand why they're confused I go well why don't you just try it out and then find out if it works for you or not in the way you want it to work and yet people are still waiting for there to be. A mountain of evidence or their favorite journalist to make an article about a single study that's going to convince them that this is the way to move forward and 1 thing I want to mention is you know we we're doing this because we. Well I'm doing this because I want to warn people of the dangers of going with the flow of the rest of society and if we're going to take a really broad view of ah science I mean science is really about discovery. Um, people are looking for things that are true. Ah and truth hides in plain sight as results and so ah, most scientific inquiry isolates and really goes deep into a single thing. But if you want to zoom out and you want to use the scientific lens to just say what are the results that exist in the world today then you would get that you may not find out everything that contributed to creating those results but you could at least be present with the results and that's 1 of the things that i. I see is missing in our society is just this this lack of acknowledgement of what is so ah I won't say science is failing because science is just a tool It's what we use but I I think as a society we're failing. Because even though we supposedly have the most advanced advanced science on the planet. At this point we have the most widespread obesity diabetes mental health challenges everything that science claims to have answers for and ah. Science doesn't claim anything because it's not a person but people like to claim that they represent science and then and then make bold claims for everybody. It's a really sad state because what we see is the the general result is mainstream understanding. 03:38.60 mikebledsoe Ah, and you don't want to go with that if you want to be average look at the average they're they're sick and almost dead. Ah then go for it. But if you don't want to be average. You have to be your own scientist. 03:51.90 Max Shank Well I generally agree with what you're saying I think it's important to define our terminology a little bit and there are 2 things that really stuck out to me there number 1 is you either mean science as a field. Like there are the sciences. There are physical sciences, social sciences and actually that's the main problem that we're in. So if you remember anything about this first bit. It's that our physical sciences have advanced astronomically literally astronomically. But our social sciences are retarded in in the most literal sense of the word, our social science progress is in the basement that progress has been slowed down or retarded when. You think of science what you probably are referring to is the scientific method which involves number 1 observing what's going on around you to a hypothesis which is basically a guess so all science starts with paying attention. And then guessing and then you run an experiment and you record the results and that's the scientific Method. It's supposed to inform you based on a repeatable experiment when unfortunately right now right. The word science is used more like a political tool or a persuasive tool just the same way if some guy is in a long white lab coat. You are maybe more likely to believe what he's going to say so it's important that we don't conflate or. As mike says the collapse distinction between the science and the scientific method. And yeah. 05:43.87 mikebledsoe Well I think yeah Science I think using the word scientific field is good because that refers to a group of people who may identify as scientists and then they they collaborate in some way but because it's a organization or or ah, a. There's a large large organization. There's subsets of organizations and some are recognized more widely than others but the scientific field is wrought with ah policy so inside there there is um. Policy is driving so much of what what research is being conducted. What research is published. There's There's all these things ah science that there is not a there is a governor that is being put on science by policy and So. Ah, the the it's fueled by dollars. But but the reason we have an I R B We have a ah ah review board is to make sure that we're not inhumanely experimenting on people or or something like that. But that same review board. 06:40.72 Max Shank Well, it's fueled by dollars right? I mean just like anything else. There's an incentive. 06:55.26 Max Shank Right. 07:00.27 mikebledsoe On The flip side may also limit ah research that a lot of times limits new research because if you want to if you want to jump into something that's too far of a gap between what's already being studied. Then a lot of times that won't get moved forward. 07:18.81 Max Shank Yeah, and you don't have to only think of what are traditionally scientific fields like physics and chemistry and computer technology. In fact, 1 of the. Best books I've ever read is called scientific advertising and he approaches advertising in a very methodical and scientific way using the scientific method hence the name. So I think 1 of the things that we're talking about today is applying that scientific method. To as many parts of your own life as possible and it doesn't need to be such a heavy word either. It really comes down to paying attention and reviewing what the results actually were for you right. 08:06.79 mikebledsoe Yeah I I was at a talk this past weekend I went to and a conference and first conference I've been to in a couple years it was it was a lot of fun. Ah, but what we got talking about was the well. What. 1 woman. She gave a presentation about how to how women need to be experimenting on themselves because the majority of research that's been conducted has been on men and then not only that ah the fda up until ninety ninety 3 made it they they. Made it where there was going to be no clinical studies on women who ah were pregnant or had who had gotten pregnant during any of the research trials and so it's basically illegal to conduct clinical research on pregnant women and then. Because women could get pregnant. No 1 wanted to do research on women because they could just lose all their subjects and I've been a part of of studies before research studies and just getting the subjects for your study are is difficult enough. So the majority of that's been done for men and so. 09:21.12 Max Shank 1 with women. The hormone fluctuations can be so dramatic throughout a month due to the natural cycle that they have to throw that data out anyway. 09:23.20 mikebledsoe Um. 09:32.15 mikebledsoe Yeah, it's a 28 day cycle whereas men have a 24 hour cycle. Um, and there there is variation over I think a seventy 2 hour day period for men but it's so small by comparison. Um, so man, why was I getting into that. 09:46.59 Max Shank Um, for me. 09:52.30 mikebledsoe Um. 09:52.31 Max Shank How how they make the measurements how they do the scientific studies difference between men and women. 09:58.41 mikebledsoe Um, yeah, there was somewhere I was going with that and I I lost it. It'll come back. 10:06.70 Max Shank I think we can kind of segue though into the ability to decipher. What's going on in these scientific studies I think the number 1 thing with any new piece of information. Absolutely number 1 thing doesn't matter if it's an article, a new story scientific study. You got to look at the incentive is who is to gain the most from this bit of information and unfortunately. You can prove almost anything with statistics. In fact, 1 of my favorite quotes is a mark twain quote you have lies damn lies and statistics and oftentimes you can set up the study itself. To prove exactly what you want to prove like I could easily prove that leg presses are better than squats or vice versa depending on what I decided to measure so it's very interesting to look at the way that people use. Scientific studies to back up their argument and it makes sense because as far as persuasion is concerned. It is 1 of the best things 1 of the best ways to persuade is to say this is proven to work and that's actually the main reason why most people aren't willing. To take a scientific approach to their life. They want to outsource that science to somebody else because if I say hey mike you know I got this? Ah great exercise plan. there's ah there's a good chance. It's not going to work for you. But by the end of it. We might have an idea what will work for you versus. If I say mike I have this scientifically proven plan if you just follow it. You are guaranteed results because you know sixty percent of other people got results. But. 12:02.87 mikebledsoe Yeah I think I think a lot of people don't don't are not friendly. Experimenting on themselves because of their association. Well, there's no guarantee but there's no so there's an association with not getting the desired result. 12:12.43 Max Shank There's no guarantee. 12:21.90 mikebledsoe With failure instead of really being able to view it as a test I don't think that yeah that people are people our our culture has been raised and educated in a fashion that makes ah not getting the desired result. 12:25.33 Max Shank It's the fomo. 12:38.14 mikebledsoe And it makes you a bad person like there's there's this, there's this association with that and they don't know what we do is We have a whole culture of people who don't know how to test what works for them because they don't It's It's so much safer to go with the mainstream I mean. Ah. 12:39.52 Max Shank He failed. 12:57.40 mikebledsoe Yeah I mean who yeah, it's safer just to be the average kid in the classroom. Yeah, you'll fit in. 13:01.39 Max Shank What you'll fit in right? It's fascinating because most of the study and I'm just going to use like exercise and nutrition as examples most of the time you can easily prove that 1 thing is better than another thing. But it's so so difficult to prove with any kind of randomized control study that something is better than many other things so you end up with these studies that are very um, we'll just call it like tunnel vision. For lack of a better word right? So it's like we have proven that squats are better than leg presses and I'm I'm sure we could pull several of our friends. On this podcast and they would conclusively be like yeah dude squats are way better than Leg presses I mean this has been put to bed and I'm like for who though and over what period of time because it's so difficult to get participants to do something for a long period of time. Usually these studies are like. 12 weeks at the longest. It's really difficult to figure out what's going to be overall best for strength and longevity and plus as you and I both know a lot of the strength gains come after years and years not after just a few weeks so there are so many considerations here that it should inform your experiment but you should not believe that it is going to provide you with the same result because in fact, no matter what the odds are. It's still pretty much going to be a coin flip about whether squats or leg presses are going to be better for you as an individual because there are 2 outcomes that it could be either. Squats will be better for you or leg presses or a combination of each right? but we can't test that because it makes the research too complicated. So you might have a person who would be way better off doing leg presses but the study showed that only like ten percent of people do better with leg presses. You follow what I'm saying here and then. 15:18.89 mikebledsoe Me. 15:22.95 Max Shank Of course this doesn't take into consideration at all that sled pushes and lunges might have been better than both squats and leg presses. So you end up getting tunnel vision because now you have put your belief. You've put your faith into this study. So now you may plug away because. I I believe this the scientists are correct. They obviously have no incentive other than informing me of what is true. So now you are going to be because you're going to stop looking now, you're going to stop doing your due diligence and the same thing is true with nutrition. Because peanuts are either a protein packed health food or instant death depending on the severity of your peanut allergy so you have to do your own experiment because the same thing is true with with any substance and we haven't even gotten into the less. Tangible things that are more qualitative like what exercise do you enjoy doing like the reality is if even if Backsquats are better than tennis I'm I'm just not going to do years and years of back squats like I don't care I find it boring i. 16:39.63 mikebledsoe Yeah, go ahead? yeah. 16:39.86 Max Shank Don't want to do it and I'm a pretty motivated guy so you gotta look at you gotta look at what will work practically for you rather than trying to be more absolutist about which is better than what because it's gonna be different for you. As an individual so there's no way to get around it unless you're willing to accept a worse result for yourself. 17:05.14 mikebledsoe Yeah, the something you said that really stuck out to me is talking about Tunnel vision. Um, that happens another other thing that contributes to tunnel vision in regard to research 3 things I want to cover is ah. And meanalysis outliers in isolation and so ah, when research is being conducted when a single study is being conducted. Ah if there's an outlier someone who falls. Ah so far enough outside of the bell curve. They just cut them out of study altogether like it just aren't even there and so ah and it will not make it into the published study. It's not even acknowledged how many people may have been cut due to being an outlier. Um. 17:43.82 Max Shank Her. 17:59.89 mikebledsoe And it's really up to the scientist who's conducting the study which as we know humans you know tend to be biased and by by many different things and so 1 is we must be aware of the outliers and you you got to understand that you may be the outlier. 18:17.70 Max Shank Um, yeah, peanut might kill you. 18:19.51 mikebledsoe So peanut might kill you might make a hundred other people stronger it'll you'll die. Um, the other 1 is the other thing I want to talk about was well isolation science is really good at isolating something but as you were talking about. 18:23.26 Max Shank Ah. 18:37.66 mikebledsoe You're going to be able to find a study that compares back squats to leg press. But you're not going to find a study that compares back squats to leg press which the when the back squat was combined with the lunges and the leg press was combined with the sled push and. 18:53.24 Max Shank Can't control that many variables possible. 18:54.77 mikebledsoe Too many variables. So like the whole point of this like the scientific method by its design because it was designed by human beings by its design is really good at isolating incredibly good isolating and this is something I I really want people to understand. Is if you want to isolate. It's it's the best. But if you want to integrate it you you have to start making a lot of guesses and this is where the the N equals 1 comes in the the self experimentation because ah, you. You're the only 1 that's going to log that much care and time and into the research of yourself I mean what max was saying too the majority of studies are only 12 weeks long because it it gets really expensive for 1 to to be able to pay people and. You know that just whatever it just gets expensive energy wise time wise and then yeah who's you know? and so now if you want a longer term Study. You're gonna have to have a lot more money. Um. 19:52.83 Max Shank And that's where the incentives come into play too where who's funding that study. 20:02.89 Max Shank How many people how many people out there just have free cash and are like let's honestly just see what happens with it I don't I don't care if it disproves my strong incentive. It's so rare for that to happen. It's almost never going to happen. 20:16.58 mikebledsoe So yeah, no, No so ah, it's yeah, incredibly good at ah yeah, the the the isolation I mean Also yeah is. Is. It's a small window in time twelve weeks if we talk about just fitness because that's all the research that I was involved with was all fitness based and I it became obvious to me that it was such a short period of time. How are we really getting the results. We're looking for. Um, and. 20:51.48 Max Shank It should only inform your guess it should only inform your hypothesis for what you do yourself and there's a huge difference between the scientific method in terms of ah, proving that. Electricity and magnetism are the same Force. You know the the stuff that we the science that is done to build a telephone that can wirelessly transmit video in real time is very different than the. I I don't even like to call it science that we do for ah random control trials because these trials end up having to be interpreted in statistics and that's where you can very easily. Fabricate a different reality than what is going on So There's a really big difference between doing the experimental science where it is repeatable to the point where you get the same result every single time you know like buoyancy is so clearly Measurable. Electric Force Magnetic Force electromagnet. That's so measurable and so repeatable and so consistent. But this whole idea of getting a big group and then being able to very easily manipulate statistics to your advantage I mean that's. That's like pseudoscience to me and I'm sure a lot of people would really hate to hear me say that but it's so easy to manipulate statistics under the guise that you have done good science. 22:35.86 mikebledsoe Yeah, so I want to differentiate something here. Um, and that is a single study versus a metaanalysis and so ah the when I when I was in school I went through ah a scientific methods class. 22:45.58 Max Shank This. 22:55.36 mikebledsoe Um, and between that class and another class I had in grad school I I created 2 lit reviews and which was which is basically ah a metaanalysis and that is I looked at over 1 ah hundred studies on a specific subject and then. I basically told a story about what it means. That's what ah, that's what that is and so something very interesting happened is well once I got into the studies themselves I realized it really became apparent that. 23:16.64 Max Shank 1 and then i. 23:31.90 mikebledsoe Finding consistency between studies was not as easy as I would have liked to have been um and then ah I conducted I conducted the analysis. I wrote the lit review and in 1 of my classes someone did a lit review on the same exact thing ah on the same exact topic and I'm telling you what I put some time into this some effort I was I was. Honest about it I wanted to impress my classmates I wanted to impress my professor I wanted to do it right? and I bet you the other guy did too the results incredibly different, incredibly different on what we've. Our suggestions on how this research should be applied between the 2 of us there's over 200 and fifty different studies that were cited and we came up with different meaning because that's what we that's it's it's sense making of. 24:29.88 Max Shank Ah. 24:36.50 Max Shank Um, did you meta did you me analyze the same studies. Ah, that's the 1 interesting thing about meta-analysis because you can say we we evaluated. 24:40.47 mikebledsoe Ah, no, no, but it was the same. 24:51.90 Max Shank 3 hundred studies and they all proved the same thing meanwhile there are 7 hundred other studies that they just didn't evaluate that proved the exact opposite thing. 24:56.91 mikebledsoe Well well that was that was the thing is I I was under time constraints. You know we're doing this in a single semester I found over 1000 studies I could have referenced but I just couldn't I just don't have the time to do that and that also happens in science. It. 25:04.50 Max Shank Murder. 25:14.38 Max Shank What are you a slow reader or something you can't read a thousand studies like you don't care about the results man. 25:16.54 mikebledsoe And what. Ah, well and here's the thing is it's cherry pick and it's always cherry picked and whether it's an intentional cherry picking based on Bias or it's cherry picking based on just saying I think this is the best ones to choose from because we have a. 25:26.67 Max Shank Of course. 25:37.59 mikebledsoe Have a specific limitation which life is limitation and so that's not going away maybe with quantum computing that could that could change. Ah so I I really like that that really highlighted to me is when I when I started looking at the studies and then. Not only that the studies that I chose something that I learned during that process were studies and of course I believe my shit was more accurate but the studies that I end up choosing had methods used that I felt were applicable to. Athletes and so I wasn't just randomly selecting studies I was like look if I'm gonna be looking at weight lifters I'm not going to be looking at a leg press I'm gonna be looking at a squat instead. So um, so that's that's another thing that really got highlighted to me was. 26:26.96 Max Shank Right? um. 26:36.75 mikebledsoe Ah, the methods matter and most people only read the summary they may read the abstract which is the explanation of the the big picture paragraph about you know how we're conducting this study and all that and then there's the summary. Most people read The. The abstracting summary and they probably don't even read all of that and then they come up with some type of conclusion and so huh it is hard. It's hard I mean it's it's not is it. 26:59.63 Max Shank To be fair, it is really hard. It's really hard like I've I've gone down I've gone down that rabbit hole man reading those studies is so difficult like I I want to poke my eyeballs out. 27:13.68 mikebledsoe So yeah I probably read yeah I've read over yeah I read over 1000 I I know I've read at least a thousand and and yeah, it's I have no interest in. 27:18.88 Max Shank With a fork by the time I've read like 10 of them. It's like ridiculous. 27:30.81 mikebledsoe I don't I don't enjoy it but I still have to look at research at times because I go I gotta know I gotta know but what I what I realized is ah in inside of that I started I started paying attention to when Journalists would write an article about. 27:35.35 Max Shank It's horrible. It's horrible. Yeah. 27:50.48 mikebledsoe Ah study and that it it was it was after that class and I remember reading. Ah you know the eggs were bad for you in the New York times. Yeah, and but I read it and I go I go. 27:50.17 Max Shank Oh god. 27:59.29 Max Shank Oh no, not this again. 28:07.60 mikebledsoe I'm probably the only person on the planet's going to click the citation and look at the actual study and I remember clicking the study and reading it and going. Wow these people really we got I got back down to the isolation thing which is. Ah, you know?? Ah, they weren't even talking about nutrition in the study they were just talking about they were testing something else and it is ah it was a huge extrapolation ah in order There was this huge gap in logic that needed to be crossed. 28:37.80 Max Shank Oh it's crazy. 28:45.25 mikebledsoe In order to come up with a summary because the scientists do this. The fucking scientists will they'll have a solid everything and then they get it a summary and I read the summary and I and I go I don't even know I'm not I'm reading it I'm going I can tell this scientist is Biased. So so we got this. So we we look at this is how how's it like to your point how is it funded. What are the other biases that might be with the scientists we've seen this a lot with like plant-based diet advocate science scientists. Ah. 29:04.48 Max Shank I think. 29:22.28 mikebledsoe How many what other biases might they have then they which may influence what data they include in the study and what they don't then not only that all they gotta do no matter what the study actually shows what they put in their summary is probably gonna get. The the most amount of attention and then you go from a scientist with biases that then makes it to a journalist who knows squat about they don't know shit about science or the scientific method and then they write an article based on their bias and so there's this. 29:57.74 Max Shank It's all cuts the C word I think we know no ah it's the now causation and correlation I think that is the big leap. 30:00.14 mikebledsoe What's the C word. 30:04.76 mikebledsoe I. You know. 30:13.64 Max Shank That's the biggest leap I see in these ah these I'll tell you these guys are real jerks ah who confuse correlation with causation because that is such an unreal difference. Between correlation and causation because even something like cigarettes and I I don't smoke cigarettes I smoked 1 menthilated one half of 1 menthilated cigarette in my whole life and it was okay and I wasn't like dying to do more of it. But this whole idea. Like when you really like dig into it. Cigarette smoking is just correlated with death from like cancer heart disease and things like that they haven't actually proven that it causes it and the difference between causation and correlation is so freaking. Huge. Because you look at something like cigarette smoking people who smoke cigarettes are less likely to exercise cardiovascularly they're more likely to make poor food choices. They're more likely to overeat they're more likely to be stressed out. There are all these I don't know if that last 1 is actually true. 31:16.90 mikebledsoe A. 31:28.43 mikebledsoe It take any more sugar I imagine I mean just you said poor diet but I mean sugar is a huge inflammatory. 31:29.28 Max Shank I take that 1 back. 31:35.67 Max Shank Right? So what I'm saying is it's that leap from correlation to causation is like 1 of the most evil things that is done because you like you said you might have a perfectly legitimate study beforehand and then they're like. Coming out with this article that says Salt kills ten percent of americans I'm like or ten percent are you that was an actual article by the way Salt kills ten percent of americans meanwhile you go to Korea they have like triple the salt consumption and way less death. So how do you harmonize. Those 2 inequalities right? So that I think that's a big ah key point correlation versus causation. 32:21.60 mikebledsoe Yeah I mean I'm I'm gonna go ahead and put it out there because I know you know we we will dance around it but like the died with Covid versus died from Covid it. It's the the correlation. 32:32.66 Max Shank I Know it's horrifying. 32:37.61 mikebledsoe The correlation is spelled out in the like title of the report and is ah people are people are believing that it's causing it and so someone's yes, right. 32:44.54 Max Shank Whoa. 32:49.79 Max Shank But that doesn't help with the death counter that doesn't help with the huge death counter in the side corner. 32:56.66 mikebledsoe Yeah, the depth that yeah, it's It's not as sensational I know but ah well and here's the thing is lot anytime I I bring this up with certain people and they have just tried to fire hos me with all sorts of shit after that I'm like look look I'm just saying it's it's I'm not lying like I'm not making this up I'm just saying. This is the actual report and this is what they've been saying on even on the news like like but then they go Yeah, but it's caused I'm like no no, no, no, no with not from and it's um, and then the politicians picked it up now if you're a scientist who's studying this shit. 33:19.67 Max Shank Ah, it's insane. 33:32.63 Max Shank Oh god. 33:35.83 mikebledsoe If you're a scientist that's studying this and you're getting paid to study. It would do you think maybe you would have a bias. What do you think? what do you think? what do you? which scientists think do you think are getting paid the best right now. 33:44.41 Max Shank We all do man. 33:52.40 Max Shank But probably the ones reminding people to drink enough water and get sunshine. It's highly highly Monetizable Strategy hey you know all that stuff that's free that you don't do start doing it again by the way that'll be zero dollars. 34:00.20 mikebledsoe I. 34:10.65 mikebledsoe Ah, here. 34:10.21 Max Shank Like what it's ah no, it's It's totally insane. Um that that has been allowed to happen and like I I could talk about this I I mean we all are right? um. 34:19.46 mikebledsoe Well who's allowing it to happen. Yeah, it's this is this is the general population it. It is because because they're not trying to hide it. They're saying died with and and yet the average the average person is just not educated well enough. 34:28.87 Max Shank The the now. Well if if science if the science that you're doing or the scientific method that you're doing is ah dependent. 34:38.96 mikebledsoe Think that's part of it. 34:46.13 Max Shank On Inflammatory rhetoric and like a constant bombardment of propaganda you should probably go back to your fucking research phase and do a different experiment because it's not ah, it's not really working and actually I think that. Ah. 34:50.10 mikebledsoe Um. 35:04.10 Max Shank I heard 1 of the most ridiculous phrases I've ever heard in my life in the last little bit of history which is ah trust science or even trust the science now that is ridiculous because that only means ah well 2 things is funny about that. Number 1 that means trust the scientists who are talking right? It doesn't have anything to do with trust the science because you would have to be trusting the result of the experiment and you would have to understand that experiment to be able to do that and the second funny thing is um. The whole reason we do science is because we don't trust the whole purpose of science is to verify like it's the most meaningless ridiculous rhetorical phrase I've ever heard in my life has no bearing in reality whatsoever and you hear um, stupid people parroting it back. 35:46.30 mikebledsoe You know. 36:01.55 Max Shank Like they know what the fuck is going on. It's because no 1 wants to just say you know what? Ah gosh I don't really know and it it makes sense because we want to stay part of the tribe and we don't want to seem stupid right? So it's like. 36:16.27 mikebledsoe You know so. 36:20.42 Max Shank No, no, no, not yeah I trust that what what are you anti-science anti-vaccine and of course those are broad generalizations that it has to do a little bit with attention inflation like we talked about a little bit before how. If I say there's an imminent hurricane. That's a more exciting weather story then it's going to be sunny today and you'll probably click on the like imminent hurricane. So it's this race for the most outrageous deadly stuff but the same thing is true in America we're talking about right. The same thing is true in America that was true before is the biggest threat to your health is yourself like if you look at all the ways that people die um suicide beats murder like 4 to 1 maybe even 5 or 8 to 1 now. It's ridiculous like we kill ourselves way more than each other directly. With like ah, a bath with the toaster or whatever and not only that all of the ways that people die. It's like so ridiculous to like to fight heart disease like how are you going to fucking fight heart disease like who are you going to punch like it's ridiculous The whole thing is like fighting sickness isn't the same as promoting health and all of these things like we're gonna battle Diabetes. We're gonna battle heart disease and it's like no dude that person has been killing themselves for 20 years by eating shitty food not exercising. Not expressing themselves authentically not having a close group of friends that promotes that sort of healthy active behavior like it's not fucking rocket surgery here. It's no ah, it's no surprise that people are dying a little prematurely but we get so. Honed in on these ways that people die kind of like where you're taught we like to isolate. We're like we got to fight hard to so then you know suddenly the egg with cholesterol is like going to kill you the egg that's be afraid of eggs of all the things to be afraid of you should be. Terrified of the damage that you are doing to yourself not of a fucking egg. 38:38.10 mikebledsoe Yeah, well you know fighting a war on something is super super popular and was that okay we got out so far all right? so that what there used to be a war. Well well we used to have a war. We used to. 38:43.79 Max Shank Even profitable Also Profitable war on drugs I think that's ah we lost. 38:54.90 mikebledsoe Have Wars with other countries. It was like Kings we're having Wars with other kings and then it was it was countries were having Wars with each other and then ah yeah, and then and then we had to get really creative and start having Wars on ideas like the concept of drugs the concept of. Terrorism The constant is like like you can just ah fucking you can attack anybody at that point if you convince people that that we're fighting a war on terrorism all got do is say that there are terrorists. We're gonna fight the war on Covid we're going to that makes you might be an enemy if you get put into the Anti-vaxer ah category. Ah you. 39:36.59 Max Shank Um, isn't the war on terror hilarious. What's scarier than that the war on terror is fucking terrifying. There's there's no greater terrorist organization than the media. No 1 has terrorized more people than the media. 39:43.49 mikebledsoe Um, well the problem a problem with no greater. 39:54.15 Max Shank They scare people into promoting a war. We should not be in they scare people into being like oh yeah, you better frisk my asshole before I get on the airplane like Jesus there's nothing scarier than like the constant but like the war on terror is such an epic failure. The war on drugs. 40:04.79 mikebledsoe A. 40:12.45 Max Shank Such an epic failure I mean there are real actual problems in the world and we're like hey are you are you smoking grass. Well let's put you in prison for that like the war on. Are you kidding me? Meanwhile we're going to sell trillions of dollars in opiates. 40:25.60 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 40:32.39 Max Shank Because you know the way that we practice medicine here isn't that we talk to you about a more active lifestyle or um, you know, physical therapy type exercise maybe putting your feet in the dirt. We're just going to drug you like of course like there's no There's no money in it. That's why you got to fall on the incentive like you know all of this gets erased by a simple phrase which is buyer beware and the truth is there are people who are going to swindle you. There are people who call up an old lady at home and they're like ah you're. Daughter needs a thousand dollars to get bailed out of Mexico you better wire it right away and you know what the lady does it. There are people out there to swindle you on the low level and there's a great big swindle at the upper levels too. So it's your responsibility as a consumer. To decide what you believe like it's no, it's no surprise that buy and believe are synonyms like if someone tells you a story that you don't believe you say I don't buy it so that's that's the whole thing is like it's up to you to decide what story you're going to put faith into. And quite frankly, you're better off believing basically nothing you hear and just being a little bit more of a scientist yourself to see what the results actually are and I know that's harder it is harder. You get a better result, but it is harder. 42:04.57 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, there's ah, there's also I mean this this brings me back I'm I'm going to rewind a little bit here but the we've talked about the victim villain Hero the Drama Triangle and people. 42:06.92 Max Shank Also watch out for eggs. 42:19.90 Max Shank Ah. 42:24.27 mikebledsoe People want there to be something to demonize something to villainize something to vilify so that yeah and so I mean ah you know Covid's the enemy. So now the scientists are the heroes. 42:29.50 Max Shank So they can be the hero. 42:39.29 Max Shank Um, I'm the Hero eggs are the enemy also Salt but my breakfast is just out to get me. 42:42.25 mikebledsoe And ah, eggs are the enemy. Yeah yeah, so whoever figured that out. Um, yeah, eggs and bacon I'm fucked man and ah constant barrage. Ah yeah, but it's it's interesting that these Wars went from ah these countries fighting each other which is really just governments in disagreement. 42:53.76 Max Shank Um, ah. 43:10.48 mikebledsoe Convincing the population to go fight for them. Ah, and I was 1 of the suckers. So I'll be the first raised my hand and ah and then we go from like ah yeah, the war on drugs the war on poverty. Ah that that fucking I think this. 43:16.60 Max Shank Yeah. 43:25.23 Max Shank Um. 43:29.98 mikebledsoe People in San francisco been fighting the war on poverty harder than anybody they've got more money doing and yes, they they got the worst homeless population. Ah we haven't won a war in a while. It's been a. 43:33.00 Max Shank Um, when was the last war we won I don't think we've ever like won ah won 1 of those wars with the like a nebulous enemy like poverty is kind of a nebulous enemy. 43:48.20 mikebledsoe Yeah, it's not. It's not really the the last the last thing the last time we had a war with anything was what and they didn't we didn't say it was a war on this person because it would be against geneva convention rules. 43:51.85 Max Shank Like how would we even know that we won how would we even know that we won. 44:07.10 mikebledsoe But the United states waged war against osama bin laden and it was the first time in history that a country waged war on 1 person and they called it terrorism because they wanted to make it look a lot bigger than it was because they had a hard time getting him. So. The are. 44:25.52 Max Shank that's um That's amazing that's like I'm not a I'm not pro-terrorism from anyone but but if you have like a whole country you wage war on you. That's like remember grand theft auto. When you would get like five five stars five cop level at at you you know I'm talking about you know that game having it was it was just like an increasing amount like if you just like. 44:46.25 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, Matt not actually I didn't play that much I know what the game is though. 44:56.75 Max Shank I don't know punch a hooker or something and get like a half a star and the police are kind of looking out for you and then if you like Rocket launcher a helicopter or something you get like a lot of so you get like 5 star. So that's when you got like the whole swat team coming after you I played this game like 5 times but this is all I remembered I just wanted to get as much havoc as possible. 44:59.90 mikebledsoe Ah. 45:16.30 Max Shank If you're 1 guy and you have a whole country declare war on you. You know you've done something to get their attention. 45:22.47 mikebledsoe Yeah, and it's and it's curious I won't go into it. But if you if you look into someone Bin. Laden's history it's ah there it's it's a ah, if you want to go down and wrap a hole go look that shit up. That's all I'll say um, but it's interesting. 45:38.82 Max Shank Well revisionist history is like a good ah like talking point for this because um, the biggest consistency in history is that it's been very carefully selected lies to get people to Believe. A very carefully selected story I mean the losers don't get to write a history book really and look I only I'm a huge ah fan of. 46:06.57 mikebledsoe They're dead. 46:16.20 Max Shank North korea and history not North korea exactly but the history of North korea is very interesting just to clarify I'm not like ah but anyway the guy kim ilsung who started. 46:25.00 mikebledsoe Um, dude I heard it's popular to be a communist right now I think we get more listeners just just claim it. 46:30.90 Max Shank Finally I can be popular. It's what I've always been looking for oh god no but what I found out is okay so there are 2 great stories. There are many more but my 2 favorite are the ones where Kim il-sung goes to war with like. Ah, usa and south korea and gets like 85 percent of the buildings are destroyed like some crazy percentage of the population is killed and he has the testicles to come back address his people. And say everybody we won that was what he said he he just he got held a catastrophic loss. He just went back and told everybody that we won and we're gonna we're gonna get revenge on the american terrorists. Basically. 47:24.12 mikebledsoe A. 47:26.59 Max Shank Then I found out he had a huge like mass I think it was like a benign tumor on the back of his neck but you never see it because every single picture of him is from a certain angle so you can't see it so it's so easy to hide something if you are the 1 who's. 47:29.82 mikebledsoe And. 47:37.65 mikebledsoe E. 47:45.26 Max Shank Selecting how history gets portrayed and look believe whatever you want I guess but like look at the war on people's minds over the last 2 years I mean it's crazy I've never seen anything like it I think more people. Have been snapped into reality which is probably why people feel very jaded about the media because like how many times does someone need to lie to you before you're just like you know what? I don't I don't trust that guy anymore like if you were in a relationship. And your girlfriend lied to you every day for years and years would you keep believing what she said I don't think so. 48:27.74 mikebledsoe No I think it's interesting that we we started off talking about being your own scientist Now we're often to politics but it makes very it makes a lot of sense and it it. It's all it's all correlated. Ah because because you can't. 48:41.78 Max Shank Ah. 48:46.32 mikebledsoe The the problem with the way that people are interpreting science now is through the lens of policy and politics and so it has to be addressed now I want to bring it back to how do we be our own scientist. How do we? How do we. Do these experiments for ourselves. How do we make choices. Maybe somebody's only done things that have been that they've outsourced to their doctor or they've outsourced ah took you know whoever about their life and what how they should live it and they want to start experimenting. What are some of the ways that you have you experiment for yourself. Max. 49:26.78 Max Shank Fast fasting is a really good place to start because then you are bringing a little bit of honesty into the equation and then reintroducing foods after a fast can be very illuminating because you can be aware of how they affect you personally. I think that's 1 of the best ways to do it I think having um, an exercise plan that you follow through with is another really good way to do that and there are a couple sayings like what is measured is improved I've heard. 50:02.74 mikebledsoe What what gets measured gets managed. Where's ah fuck singing. Ah yeah, sometimes what you can measure is not the most important thing so you got to keep keep that in you got to keep that. 50:03.49 Max Shank Saying before I can't remember who said it there you go maybe that's the 1 I'm thinking of. 50:17.46 Max Shank Well definitely not well that that reminds me of Goodhart's law which is as soon as a measure becomes a target. It's no longer a good measure. 50:22.64 mikebledsoe And mind. 50:30.53 mikebledsoe And that's that's happened a lot in regard to heart health. It's like it's like ah cholesterol is bad all right? What foods can you eat the lower cholesterol and then you know 20 years goes is by and they go. 50:33.65 Max Shank And then what right right? what. 50:49.70 mikebledsoe Well, it's not really the cholesterol. It's the inflammation but there's all this momentum running with cholesterol and it's like you pick up the box of cheerios and it says it lowers cholesterol and it's got a ah heart drawn on the box and ah. 51:03.65 Max Shank That serial money can pay for a lot of scientists I'll tell you what. 51:08.70 mikebledsoe Well yeah I mean the the ingredients are subsidized with tax Pi payers money. So why? not? That's why it's subsidized. Um. 51:15.51 Max Shank It's also 1 of the cheapest foods you can possibly make I think the packaging is more expensive. Yeah yeah, it's absurd and here's the thing like you don't have to believe that these scientists are evil because no 1 thinks that they're evil. Everyone thinks they're the good guy in their story but just because their intentions may be good. Doesn't mean that the result can't really fuck you up, you know, like the. 51:40.39 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, I Well here's the thing is scientists I know a lot of Ph Ds I know a decent amount of scientists and they they are very well versed in a very narrow field and some of them know it and some of them don't but. The the job going back to the job of the scientist is to isolate and to be a human being to live a fully optimized life. You need to Isolate. You need to integrate and then from there you can improvise. And no scientists are Improvising. It's not their.. It's not their strong suit. Their strong suit is to Isolate. It's up to you to integrate ah to to test and isolate variables. 52:17.94 Max Shank Um, so. 52:25.20 Max Shank You know. 52:33.20 mikebledsoe And then see what you spec works in combination with your lifestyle integrate it into your lifestyle. This is why fasting is such a good idea is because it's It's a way to reduce variables. Um, and then you integrate it and you keep paying attention and then after you've integrated something far enough into your life then. You become like you start to improvise I see this with Ido partol talks about this when he's teaching movement. He says isolate integrate improvise and ah the idea is a lot of times people see a master improvising. And they try to copy the improvisation as and this happens with you know this happens in in everything that that's going on in our lives people try to improvise ah copy someone's Improvisation. It's in business or something and then it doesn't work for them and so. 53:14.20 Max Shank Ah. 53:31.40 mikebledsoe It's ah it's something to remember is on on 1 side. You have people who are only look at integrate at ah isolation just acknowledge science and scientists for what they're doing. It's isolating practice integrating and then. Recognize the masters who are already improvising and recognize it as improvisation and then and then talk to them about how they did it and I think that's that's a ah key to maximizing your own potential. 53:53.84 Max Shank The. I Think honest record keeping is probably the most important thing for for being your own scientist is honest record keeping. 54:03.50 mikebledsoe Okay. Yeah, writing shit down is great because our memories tend to get very selective. There's a lot of research to support that I don't know where it's at right now but you know I think you should believe me. 54:29.30 Max Shank It's very true I mean it's hard to determine causality or correlation as well and I'll give you a good example that I like which is have you ever heard of oil pulling. 54:42.92 mikebledsoe Oh yeah I do it? Yeah man I sometimes I'll do it every day for like a month or 2 and then it'll be like once a week on and off. 54:45.99 Max Shank Gotta have heard of that you do oil pulling every day sometimes. 54:54.23 Max Shank Okay, so you're a bad scientist that's fine. No big deal just I'm just kidding you. You seem a little triggered there. Ah no so here's the funny thing about oil pulling. 55:00.33 mikebledsoe I've done it long enough frequent enough. Okay, okay, max come on not I don't get triggered I don't get triggered. 55:13.39 Max Shank So you do it for like five minutes right throw some coconut oil in your mouth. Wish it around at least that's what I've heard 10 to 20 You're an animal that means you're twice as good as those five minute oil pullers at least twice as good. Oh it's compounding benefit. No kidding. 55:18.10 mikebledsoe Do 10 to twenty minutes but okay at least at least? well it's compounding. So it's it's an exponential. Yeah. 55:33.15 Max Shank Yeah wow little statistic right from out of the ass. Ah, here's what's funny about oil pulling because there are 2 things going on with oil pulling that could be potentially very good number 1 you are nose breathing only. And for the average person just breathing through your nose is like is like magic because breathing is the bridge between your conscious and subconscious. You go Boom sympath ah parasympathetic state unless you have a stuffy nose then you'll go sympathetic and you'll feel like you are drowning. But the cool thing about oil pulling is it's really impossible to figure out which of those is benefiting you the most. But here's the deal if your record keeping is good then it doesn't matter which is the benefit for you if it's the fact that you have oil in your mouth. Or the fact that your nose breathing for five minutes if that ritual helps you observe observably so you're in the right ballpark now if you're a hyper Nerd. You can take a step further and you can do ah a more controlled experiment. You could do ah 2 weeks with oil. And you could do 2 weeks just with your mouth closed for that long or you could do water and so that would be a way that you could get a little bit more clarity on which of those things is beneficial to you but the point is if you find a habit. That actually improves your life then it's really good to repeat it and give it a chance to give you those long-term results same thing with exercise like there's no best eight week exercise plan because the results that you get in eight weeks will be dwarfed. By the results that you get in 2 years like it's way better if you do something that is super half asked for 2 years consistently than if you do the most optimized balls to the wall Eight week ultra gains program right. 57:42.23 mikebledsoe Yeah I ah but made me think about the knowing why something works can be very beneficial. Ah but it can also be very limiting and that a lot of times people. Want to know why the oil pulling is working and and and what you're talking about is oh I'm just getting the these I do this action and then I get these benefits but I don't know why I'm getting those benefits. Ah I want to get people permission and to know that it's okay. You don't understand how it's working or why it's working all you gotta know is that it's working and and you're paying attention now. That's good enough. However, if you understand the mechanisms for by which it's working and you understand the principles now, you're gonna be able to bank. Better guesses at maybe you can be able to extrapolate that to another guest or you're able to um, ah know its limitations and and it's gonna help you conduct other experiments. But again, don't get hung up on why it's working the. I guess what I'm saying is don't stop doing something that's working just because you can't understand why it's working I think a lot of people. They don't even a lot of people won't even try something out because they they want to understand it first and my buddy had this really great saying which is don't let you? Yeah, he said? ah. 59:04.22 Max Shank Um, I think that's good. 59:12.21 Max Shank Right? It's like they want permission. 59:18.91 mikebledsoe Don't let your understanding get in the way of your knowing and so you're gonna throughout your life. You're gonna know a lot more shit than you understand So like that. No. 59:20.55 Max Shank Oh. 59:29.68 Max Shank And nobody really knows it all either. That's the thing you know like you ever do ohms I Love doing ohms. Ah um, and there's like ah. 59:37.10 mikebledsoe Oh yeah. 59:43.48 Max Shank Four separate cycles the ah the ooh the umm and then the pause and then you go through that cycle Now What's interesting is it depends who you ask why? those are good. Are you liberating your throat Chakra are you ah activating your vagus nerve. 01:00:00.45 mikebledsoe Yes, all of it. 01:00:02.34 Max Shank Are you simply warming up your vocal cords and and what's what's interesting is I have a diverse set of people that I've met in my life and I'm I'm really easy to get along with. And what's funny I think I am maybe maybe I shouldn't be the authority on that I have no idea Actually I think I'm fun to be around. Ah. 01:00:25.88 mikebledsoe I haven't seen you hang around very many people. So if I'm just going to look at the results. However, I find you easy to hang out with yeah. 01:00:30.93 Max Shank Ah, ah yeah I mean the data would the the data would suggest that I'm hard to get along with actually um I know people who would hear me say the word chakra and they would just go. Ah. Really really you think there are chakras and I'll be like I guess not I guess I'm stupid. Ah, ah. Meanwhile I could give the vagus nerve explanation to someone and they'd be like ah no, that is just restoring the flow through your kundalini and opening your heart sha or you know whatever. So yeah, just to add to your point of maybe it's beneficial to understand the principles. Behind certain things like it I think it's valuable to understand how different tissues grow and regrow at different rates. You know the lining of your intestines regenerates replaces itself every couple days whereas Bones can be like on a 2 wo-year cycle. It's big difference. Um, but you don't you don't have to know exactly what's going on in order to harvest the benefits from it and I think that maybe is a good way to segue into the placebo and nocebo effect. 01:01:44.66 mikebledsoe What's. 01:01:54.76 mikebledsoe Well I want to I want to mention 1 thing before we go there is ah there's a lot of like people people only value value the latest science it seems it's like if the study is more than like a few years old it's people don't even really want to pay attention to it and I see ah a lot of these Yeah yeah. 01:02:16.94 Max Shank Did you say a few years mean like 24 hours it's got to be brand spanking new. 01:02:24.40 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, there's this, there's something about people valuing things that are newer over what's older and when I say well for instance thing about Kundalini yoga that shit is old as fuck. Ah. I don't care what words they're using to describe what's happening there. There is something happening there that is ah that enhances my experience as a human being in a way that nothing else can and so whether they call it chakras or whether we're we're. You know, tickling the vagus nerve or whatever the fuck it is it is ah it's doing something that I like and that's okay, that's totally okay, but I think a lot of these ancient traditions are using language that people. I mean this happens a lot with chinese medicine. You know they're talking about this or that and then next thing you know there's some type of scientific research study that that says something and people go did you hear about this new study and like well that really sounds like the meridian system from chinese medicine. You're like no no, it's this new scientific like okay, cool. You know what. 01:03:36.67 Max Shank Number. 01:03:38.92 mikebledsoe I'm gonna go with an old Chinese dude over here cause I think he knows more about this than someone who just made a discovery and has come up with a clever way of explaining it. So I'm I'm a I'm a big fan of I'm a big fan of honoring tradition and really also looking at the science and. 01:03:46.47 Max Shank Well I call it go ahead. 01:03:57.68 mikebledsoe I enjoy when I see science and tradition. You know there's a melding and there's ah, there's ah ah, a modern explanation that that more people are willing to accept when a lot of that like more ah the older traditional explanations for things seem like that's kind of silly. I mean happens to like old russian women too talk to these old russian women and they talk about their mothers and grandmothers and what they did how they treated their food and their medicine all this stuff and 30 years ago I would have thought man that's crazy like what but now I go oh this all makes sense like oh yeah, like this old russian woman I know. Yeah, my my mother would always we drink a ah a shot of vodka every day for health I go what are you talking about? how is alcohol going to be good for your health. Well it doesn't get mentioned that they're they're soaking these ah these really magical herbs like Rodeola or ginseng. In the vodka for years and then they break it out. It's it's high quality tinctures so things like that are happening anyways. So it's it's worth paying attention to your elders. 01:04:59.84 Max Shank Oh. 01:05:09.94 Max Shank It's good to honor tradition and then also to challenge it honestly and I think that there's there's a whole I call it n y m It's not yet measurable like there are so many things that are true that are just not yet measurable by us. 01:05:12.65 mikebledsoe E. 01:05:27.39 Max Shank Right now with the equipment that we have available and I think the the arrogance of people getting so pigeonholed into what is currently measurable using the equipment we have is such a limiter into that person's well-being or their ability to help somebody. Because there's a lot of stuff in isolation that may be true and then in integration may be false like for example, um, people can do research on how different frequency electromagnetic waves affect. Ah, cell right? and then can say okay this electromagnetic wave did not affect the cell negatively therefore it is safe but that has nothing to do with whether or not. That frequency of an electromagnetic wave would be safe for a whole person to experience. So when you have it so isolated like that you're missing the whole integration and the wholeness of the organism in how. It responds with that interaction. 01:06:44.68 mikebledsoe Yeah there's there's a quote that my girlfriend posted I think I think I'll quote her put it on Twitter and to be healthy is to be whole health is english. Health in English is based on anglo-saxon word hail which means whole wholeness is necessary to live a fulfilled life. Ask you? What are you missing that prevents you from living a whole and healthy life. Yeah, and just makes me think about that is is looking at the whole person because integration is only gonna take you so far and I want to. Um, want to point out it. It may sound like we we did like there's a science bashing here I imagine some people could listen to this and be like oh they spent more time talking about how science does not apply than or where the limitations of it are than where it is and um I imagine that's. 01:07:39.29 Max Shank Well we know what the advantages are there are obvious event we're we're having this conversation on computers in different states like of course it's it like works. But that's not see here's the thing because I'm gonna hijack what you said Mike and I Mike and I. 01:07:43.39 mikebledsoe Yeah, well I. 01:07:58.31 Max Shank Are looking out for your health mentally physically financially and we're going to point out the things that are most likely to fuck you up and the reality is most of the benefits of science need no rhetorical argument. They need no explanation. Phone. It just works like if it's really scientific like it just works so getting the rhetoric out of the scientific method getting appeal to Authority and ad hominent attacks out of the scientific method. That's what's going to help you actually live the best. Because if you don't identify those for what they are which is huge traps you're going to get messed up. 01:08:41.60 mikebledsoe Yeah, well said thanks for hijacking me I love it. Let's let's shut this bad boy down last last words for the the listeners. 01:08:54.22 Max Shank Eat lots of eggs and Salt I don't I don't know it takes more time it takes more effort to figure out what's going to work best for you. I personally followed. The worst exercise plans for my individual body for a really long time and I did it because of how I would measure up to other people and that's once again getting into that like I like saying that. 01:09:16.71 mikebledsoe But they did. 01:09:30.75 Max Shank Whatever measuring stick you use is also the 1 that's going to administer your beating so whatever you are measuring. It should be for an important reason and the more I think mature you get like you were talking about child adult the less you're going to care. About impressing other people with how many pounds you can lift and whatever else the more you get in tuneed with what makes your body feel the best and the strongest and the most elastic and that's actually been the biggest. Shift in my training philosophy is I used to really focus on super high level athletics and I still do. But my approach is much more about elasticity and I think that that is the ultimate. Athletic attribute is if can you bounce around without breaking because ultimately no 1 cares. How much you can squat. You don't care how much you can squat um, the amount of pounds on the bar is going to matter less and less and less the older you get and most people eventually come around. To the realization that they just want to be able to move quickly smoothly. Ah with accuracy dexterity agility without hurting and I guess that's that's basically it is it takes more effort to figure out what's. Good for you individually, but it is very well worth it. 01:11:08.85 mikebledsoe Yeah, you know I think about this whole conversation I think about being your own scientist is really you know we can talk about being your scientist for a lot of things but for your own physical body. Um, your and your. Your internal state too. Not just your physical body. But your your mental emotional spiritual state is really just a practice of and a methodical practice of self-awareness by applying the the scientific method to yourself is to me a a spiritual practice and so ah. 01:11:34.74 Max Shank Um. 01:11:45.25 mikebledsoe Really pay attention to the results because in the results are the truth and so if you look at any area of your life if you look at your internal state your your physical body. Your cultural environment. The people that you talk to and hang out with and. Ah, your your physical environ
It's my ex-hubby's year to Love on the kids for the holidays, so after a tearful goodbye yesterday, I wanted to share how I still managed to lean into Love (this will be my first Christmas morning without them), and will continue to as I navigate this life thing. "Follow the stream of Love you already know, no matter how small it is." - St. Francis of Assisi "As a drop of water poured into wine loses itself, and takes the color and savor of wine; or as a bar of iron, heated red-hot, becomes like fire itself, forgetting its own nature; or as the air, radiant with sun-beams, seems not so much to be illuminated as to be light itself; so in the saints all human affections melt away by some unspeakable transmutation into the will of God. For how could God be all in all, if anything merely human remained in man? The substance will endure, but in another beauty, a higher power, a greater glory." ― Bernard of Clairvaux, On Loving God"Real enlightenment will annihilate you and subsequently turn you into God. The waters of surrender and the fire of awareness will merge, dissolving the ego into thin air and allowing the one unborn Consciousness, hiding behind “I,” to shine through you, as you.Just because you were born, don't assume that you are truly alive. Being born is what gives you the freedom to actually be alive—and euphorically dance and sing with the whole of creation—if you choose to."-SantataGamana. Turiya - The God State: Beyond Kundalini, Kriya Yoga & all Spirituality (Real Yoga Book 5) (p. 18). Real Yoga Today's Practice:Staying in touch with Love during the ups and downs of life is the purpose of this life. Surrendering to (relaxing into) feeling this Love in every moment, even the sad ones (when the body is tense, stomach clenched, and breath shallow), while challenging, changes not only the quality of that moment but the future-nows as well. Permission slips I used yesterday included remembering that the Christ is born within us everyday, not just once a year. Every day is Christmas. Everyday is a celebration once you remember this Love. And then taking it a step further by seeing through days altogether. Only Love is here and sometimes we call it Monday or Saturday, and every now and then, Christmas. And that no matter where I appear to be, or where my kiddos appear to be, we are together in Love, always. That's where my Grandma is, too... and your departed loved ones, and God... One in this Place. This Love. Finally, and obviously, taking a trip to Assisi, Italy is a permission slip to feel Love, too. But I must highlight that this opportunity to go on silent retreat only unfolded in the last two weeks, the way the rest of the Go(o)d events in this life seem to happen-- through relaxation, not tension, through abiding in the calm before, during and after the storms of life. I stay convinced that Life is dope, and it always proves itself to be just that. I'll be on silent retreat in St. Francis' (and St. Clare's) home town, but not absent from here! New episodes will continue to go live erry'day, while I pray :)I Love you, Nik
Because I feel Go(o)d now, I trust my future will be, too.Repeat these words, feelingly:The past is over. Only Go(o)d lies before me now.Only Love lies before me now. Only Love is here. And I Am That. "The future is made up of only one substance and that is the present moment. By taking care of the present, you are doing everything you can to assure a good future." - Thich Nhat Hanh"Our future is our present brought to light."-Herb Fitch Keep returning to today's mantra, "only Go(o)d lies before me'. Keep feeling the Love that it's pointing to. Don't live another second without feeling the Love it's pointing to. Let life unfold in this feeling of Love, and it will unfold AS this feeling of Love. When you're feeling Love presently, It takes shape as your future-now. You remember that just as there is no 'Monday' or 'Friday', there is no 'future'... just Now, God, this Presence we call Love. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Even though the meditator may leave the meditation, the meditation will not leave the meditator."-Dudjom Rinpoche"Carry your meditation as the eternal present and saturate your everyday life with it. "-N. Senzaki“At the beginning of my spiritual practice in the monastery, I used the hours set aside for private prayer to simply think about God. I wanted God's reality to imprint itself on my mind and emotions. I felt this was far more useful than any particular prayer practice or theological study. This method is short and sure. It allows me to exercise my knowledge and love for God, so that I am able to take my awareness of the Divine Presence with me, so that I never need to leave it.”“For me, prayer is nothing more than a sense of God's presence, an overwhelming awareness of Divine love. This awareness continues uninterrupted, both in prayer times and throughout the day. Why should we see any difference? God doesn't go away because we are not praying. That is why I continue to walk constantly with God, giving God all my strength."— Brother Lawrence: A Christian Zen Master by Brother LawrenceEmphasize the exhaling breath. And you can use it for many changes in the mind. If you are suffering from constipation, forget intaking. Just exhale and do not inhale. Let the body do the work of inhaling; you just do the work of exhaling. You force the breath out and do not inhale. The body will inhale by itself; you need not worry about it, you are not going to die. The body will take breath in, you just throw it out and let the body take it in. Your constipation will go.If you are suffering from heart disease, just exhale, do not inhale. Then you will not suffer from heart disease. If while just going upwards on a staircase, or anywhere, you feel tired – very much tired, suffocated, breathless – simply do this: just exhale, do not inhale. Then you can climb up any amount of steps and you will not be tired. What happens? When you go with an emphasis on exhaling, you are ready to let go, you are ready to die. You are not afraid of death; that makes you open. Otherwise you are closed – fear closes you.-Osho. The Book of Secrets (p. 511). Osho International"Silently intone a word ending in “ah.” Then in the “hh,” effortlessly, the spontaneity. Emphasis should be given to the ending “ah.” Why? Because the moment this sound “ah” is intoned, your breath goes out. You may not have observed it, but now you can observe: whenever your breath goes out you are more silent, and whenever your breath comes in you are more tense."-Osho. The Book of Secrets (pp. 508-509). Osho InternationalToday's Practice:"God doesn't go away because we are not praying." This means that just because we forget to feel Love, doesn't mean It isn't (t)here. When anger comes in the front door and is given our full attention, Love doesn't go out the back door. It's still (t)here. Do as Osho recommends and silently intone the 'ah' sound. Inwardly say a word that ends with 'ah', like:Issa (Jesus in Arabic), Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew), Buddha, Rama, Krishna, Jah, Allah, or JehovahCoincidence, or nah? Nah. Nahhhhh. :) Pick a name of God and repeat it inside, focusing on the relaxation inducing, 'ahhhhh' at the end. Recognize that God is easy to feel in the 'ah', but that It was there during the inhale, too... and between breaths, and before you took your first one. God is, and you are That. Stay aware of this constantly, today. Uninterrupted awareness of the presence of God, today. That's our Work. And our Joy. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
“Once I asked Maharajji how it is possible for a man to remember God all the time. He told me the story of Narada (the celestial sage) and the butcher: Vishnu (one of the aspects of God) was always praising the butcher and Narada wondered why, since the butcher was always occupied and Narada spent twenty-four hours a day praising Vishnu. Vishnu gave Narada the task of carrying a bowl of oil, full to the brim, up to the top of a mountain, without spilling a drop. The task completed, Vishnu asked how many times Narada remembered Vishnu. Narada asked how that would be possible, since he had to concentrate on carrying the bowl and climbing the mountain. Vishnu sent Narada to the butcher and the butcher said that as he works he is always remembering God. Maharajji said then, “Whatever outer work you must do, do it; but train your mind in such a way that in your subconscious mind you remember God.”- Ram Dass, Miracle of Love: Stories about Neem Karoli Baba"Everywhere I look I see only Ram (God), and that's why I'm always honoring everything."-Neem Karoli Baba"There is nothing that can conceal God Consciousness. " -Swami Lakshmanjoo "Keep a check on how much of you and your activity is conscious or unconscious. Self audit is self-transformation. " - SadhguruToday's Practice:Set the only intention that matters-- to remember God in every moment no matter the task at hand. The task at hand is just an appearance... a challenge, inviting you to remember God as it gets done... as it unfolds. Don't allow your belief in the world to conceal the reality of God. The truth of your Self. Keep attention on what matters. Keep your attention on Love, until attention and Love are seen as ONE. I Love you,Nikkinikki@curlynikki.com
What is within you? A book? A new invention? A business? It can only come forth in proportion that you remember to feel the Love that is within you, first. "God, may I trust where my own path is meant to take me, knowing that I'll never get there by trying to be someone else." - @Dayal.Gauranga via IG"By following your natural duty you can achieve perfection, Hear from me how." -Bhagavad Gita 18.45"It is better to do one's own dharma, even though imperfectly, than to do another's dharma, even though perfectly. By doing one's innate duties, a person does not incur sin."-Bhagavad Gita 18.47(**my interpretation- by doing one's innate duties, a person does not forget God.) "If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you." - Gospel of ThomasToday's Practice:Keep going within and sitting with the silence that follows the question, "what's my lane?" Don't try to answer the question. Just listen to the silence that follows it. The Love in the Silence will show you the way. It is the way. It IS your highest dharma and It reveals the service you are to provide the world.I Love you, Nik email@example.com
Today's Quotes: "In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside you."-Deepak Chopra (on seeming chaos) "...whatever happens to me is quickly transformed into heavenly activity." - Herb Fitch You're so bright, you blind even yourself" - Unknown on IG Today's Practice:Sway, only so you can stay conscious of the Stillness. Chant a mantra, only so you can stay conscious AS the Silence. This contrast makes it easy to recognize your Self. In any moment of perceived minor or major, inner or outer chaos today, stop, breathe, and hear these words:This is temporary. Love will guide me through it. Love is carrying me through it. This felt-Love is helping me see through the illusion of it. It's not actually here. Only Love is. Smile and carry on. The seeming solutions to the seeming problems are born in Silence... they come from the Stillness. Keep witnessing the swaying, Keep hearing the chanting. Keep being the Love. I Love you, Nik firstname.lastname@example.org
"Fill your lungs deeply with God so that you can breathe Christ into the world." -Caryll Houselander"What can be a greater vision than this: to see the invisible God in a visible person?"-Pachomius "Whether I be in the temple or the balcony, in the camp or in the flower garden, I tell you truly that every moment my Lord is taking His delight in me." -Kabir"I walked around the temple, enjoying this ecstasy. When I noticed that the intensity came down a little bit, all I had to do was inhale deeply into my heart and it came back up. It was so great. I thought, How compassionate is the Lord! Not only does he give the ecstasy, but he gives the method for keeping it. Oh, how sweet life is! It went on like this for days." -Krishna Das, Chants of a Lifetime (p. 123). Hay House. Kindle Edition.Bonus Quote:"Caught in the storm, battered by wavesThe ship of my life was blown off courseBy the winds of selfishness . . . My breath rises within me,the breath of the heart.The sweet breath.The sacred breath leads me in. Now the winds begin to die downand the waters grow calm.I have found a haven for my heart,In the Harbor of the Name. "— Krishna Das, Chants of a Lifetime (pp. 160-161). Hay House. Kindle EditionToday's Practice:Keep breathing your way into Love today using uneven breath counts (in for 5, out for 7), which silences the mind so you can feel Love for every breath... during every breath... AS every breath. Conscious breathing is one way to feel Go(o)d, and wherever you're feeling this formless Love, you'll see and experience It in form. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
"Sometimes God challenges youto find strength you don't have.Only like this will you go beyondyour imagined limits.You must be pushed so farthat you are forced to be humble.Only then, when your prideand arrogance are crushed,will you discover muscles that are not yours.You will find and use the muscles of God.When you completely abandon yourself, your ego,this miracle becomes possible."-Mooji"Repeat this under your breath:It is no longer ________ (your name) who lives, but Christ who lives in _________ (your name) who is going to boldly face and conquer any kind of problems." -@ThePrayingFashionistas via IG Today's Practice:Every time you become aware of a worry thought about tomorrow or next week, pause and pray. Pause by listening for Silence instead of to the worry thought. Remember that you're not thinking that worry thought. That thought isn't yours. You're simply listening to it... and you can choose to believe it or not. You can choose to claim it or not. You can choose to listen to Silence instead! And Pray by recognizing and feeling Go(o)d in the Silence. You Pray by repeating (hearing or becoming aware of) the above mantra, the truth that it isn't you that must face these problems, but God in you. You pray by remembering that God in you has no problems, knows no problems, sees no problems. You pray by reaching and feeling for even 2% of the Love that is fully present in and AS that moment and by watching your experience of the moment and the seeming moment itself, shift. The awareness to pause and pray is the miracle, and it manifests as such. I Love you, Nik email@example.com
"When we know who we are, we're everybody and we're free." -Krishna Das"Toss attachment for body aside, realizing I am everywhere. One who is everywhere is joyous."-Osho, The Book of Secrets (On letting go of attachment) "You will not ask “how.” If your house is on fire you will not ask anyone, you will not go seeking a master to ask how to come out of it. If the house is on fire you will simply get out of it. You will not lose a single moment. You will not search for the teacher, you will not consult the scriptures. And you will not try to choose in what ways one has to come out, what means have to be adopted, and which door is the right door. These things are irrelevant when the house is on fire. When you know what attachment is, the house is on fire. You can put it aside. There is no need to ask how. It is absolutely a fire, a hell. You can jump out of it. This sutra says: 'Toss attachment for body aside, realizing I am everywhere.' And the moment you toss aside the attachment, you will realize you are everywhere. Because of this attachment you feel you are limited by the body. It is not the body which is limiting you; it is your attachment to it. It is not the body which is making a barrier between you and the reality; it is your attachment to it. Once you know what the attachment is not there, there is no body to you. Rather, the whole existence becomes your body; your body becomes a part of the total existence. Then it is not separate."-Osho. The Book of Secrets (p. 929). Osho International. Kindle Edition. Today's Practice:Rock and sway between these two mantras today- 'I am nowhere'. 'I am everywhere'. They're both true. The moment you make the felt-connection with Love, you are beyond the body. You are no longer attached to it. You're free and that freedom feels like Joy. You are everywhere, and nowhere. You are everyone and no one. You are the invisible, formless, boundless Love appearing as the countless visible forms. And because you know This, because you ARE This, that body smiles. Love is felt as its very being. I Love you, Nik firstname.lastname@example.org