Podcast appearances and mentions of Matthew Kelly

British television presenter

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Best podcasts about Matthew Kelly

Latest podcast episodes about Matthew Kelly

Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflections
How to Find Your Life's Mission

Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 7:31


Have you found your mission in life…or are you still searching? In today's video, Matthew Kelly will show you the importance of seeing your mission–especially where you stand in relation to Jesus. Watch now to unlock the incredible gift and power of learning who you truly are. 

Crafting a Meaningful Life with Mary Crafts
(Ep 260) Discover The Best Person You Are

Crafting a Meaningful Life with Mary Crafts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 42:29


This year is THE year to be your best self! Have you said that leading into the New Year? How do you plan on accomplishing that? Mary digs deep into the path of best reflection, the steps needed to reach that height, and looks in detail at the book" The Seven Levels of Intimacy" by Matthew Kelly. Get the book "The Seven Levels of Intimacy": https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Levels-Intimacy-Matthew-Kelly/dp/1942611420 Get Mary's New Book Today! https://marycraftsinc.com/ iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crafting-a-meaningful-life-with-mary-crafts/id1336191892 Main Site: https://craftingameaningfullife.libsyn.com/ Follow Mary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marycrafts/?hl=en Follow Mary On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mary.craftshomer  

PROFOUNDLY HUMAN with Matthew Kelly
Business Leader and Author Pat Burke Interviews with Matthew Kelly

PROFOUNDLY HUMAN with Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 115:21


Business Leader and Author Pat Burke Interviews with Matthew KellyNew York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly interviews Pat Burke, business owner, professor, dedicated family man, and author of The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes: And How to Avoid Them.Get Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeOwning a business is one of the most fulfilling and challenging things you can do in life. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Patrick Burke, author of The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes. He has consulted to hundreds of successful businesses and the entrepreneurs behind them. Whether you are an employee, an employer, a business owner, or an aspiring entrepreneur,  I think you will find this conversation fascinating on a number of levels.Listen. Reflect. Enjoy. Share.If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #Profoundly Human #BestVersionOfYourself #cpa  #BestVersionOfYourself #entrpreneur #business #smallbusinessowner  #Leadership #LeadershipTraining

Keen Talks
Episode 10 - Humble Leadership with Mathew Kelly

Keen Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 106:18


Join us for the last podcast of 2022 where I sit down with Matthew Kelly! He is a hard working business owner who cares more about the client and those around him than the bottom dollar. A hard quality to find these days!   Reach out if you have any questions about real estate! Leave us that five star review if you enjoyed the episode!   jkeen@trendifyrealty.com 317-376-7694

PROFOUNDLY HUMAN with Matthew Kelly
Jack Beers Interviews with Matthew Kelly

PROFOUNDLY HUMAN with Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 39:04


Jack Beers Interviews with Matthew KellyNew York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly interviews Jack Beers, speaker, co-author of Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflections, and Vice President of Ministry at the Dynamic Catholic Institute.Get Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeThe world is full of terrible content and it's becoming harder and harder to find soul-feeding content in the sea of soul-destroying content. Jack Beers is my guest today. Jack is passionate about developing content that is soul-nourishing, engaging, and entertaining.Our conversation covers many topics, from what it takes to grow and flourish in our spiritual lives, the power a single gesture of good will can have to impact someone's life, what it means to really prepare for Mass, and his views on how good content can re-energize the Catholic Church in America. Listen. Reflect. Enjoy. Share.If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #Profoundly Human #BestVersionOfYourself #DynamicCatholic #christianleadership

Matthew Kelly
Holy Moments - Best Advent Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 11:11


Holy Moments - Best Advent Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get six FREE copies of "Holy Moments" today! (just pay shipping) - https://holymomentsbook.comSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Everyone Knows that Love Is the Only Way - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 4:52


Everyone Knows that Love Is the Only Way - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "The One Thing" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/the-one-thing/OTHG.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=OTHG+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Acceptance and Surrender - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 4:27


Acceptance and Surrender - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Beautiful Hope" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/beautiful-hope/BHOP.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=BHOP+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

PROFOUNDLY HUMAN with Matthew Kelly
Sports Legend Lamar Hunt Jr. Interviews with Matthew Kelly

PROFOUNDLY HUMAN with Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 76:17


Sports Legend Lamar Hunt Jr. Interviews with Matthew Kelly  @KansasCityChiefs New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly interviews Lamar Hunt Jr., son of  @KansasCityChiefs founder Lamar Hunt and owner of the Kansas City Mavericks  @MavericksHockey .Throughout the history of professional sports in America, few families have been so influential as the Hunt family, who have owned the Kansas City Chiefs since 1960. Lamar Hunt, Jr. is my guest today. He grew up in the world of professional sports, but there is so much more to him than that: He is a talented musician, president of a Catholic High School, the owner of a minor league hockey team, a devoted family man, and a man of incredible faith. I hope his wisdom and insights impact you as much as they have impacted me. There is perhaps nothing more American than a discussion about faith and football. Listen. Reflect. Share. And enjoy.If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://holymomentsbook.comSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #ProfoundlyHuman #KansasCityChiefs #KansasCity #Mavericks #KansasCityMavericks #LamarHunt #Football #AFC #NFL #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersionOfYourself

Matthew Kelly
Movie Night - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 12:12


Movie Night - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "The Velveteen Rabbit" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/the-velveteen-rabbit/VRAB.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=VRAB+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
The Sights, Smells, and Sounds of Christmas - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 2:37


The Sights, Smells, and Sounds of Christmas - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Everybody Evangelizes About Something" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/everybody-evangelizes-about-something/EEAS.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=EEAS+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Manage 2 Win
#211 – Dreaming and Growing with Orrin Klopper

Manage 2 Win

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 36:18


Would you like your employees to be better engaged, loving what they do, and being their best more of the time? Orrin Klopper, the CEO of Netsurit, has a solution for you: Support their dreams!  His company has implemented a Dream Programme based on Matthew Kelly's book, The Dream Manager.  This program and three acquisitions have catapulted Netsurit to $35 million in sales and 300 employees. Orrin attended 9 schools as a kid.  Only got expelled from 3.  So, 6 out of 9 is not a bad result…  More recently, his company did an acquisition of a company in NYC, and in his words, “…we made every mistake possible.”  Yet, he learned.  Orrin is an overcomer.  For instance, he has a master's diploma in Entrepreneurship from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. Now Orrin grows his company through acquisitions and has an incredibly strong company culture that adapts through different growth phases through an actionable framework.  Their Dream Programme helps too. Orrin is a passionate Microsoft Partner and is committed to serving both employees and clients by nurturing and realizing their dreams.  In addition to his role leading Netsurit, He is active in the Young Presidents' Association (YPO) and the Entrepreneurs' Organization. Great tips here for entrepreneurs looking to move past mistakes and bottlenecks to more rapid growth.  Join us! Spotify  Apple Podcast  Google Podcast  Manage2Win   ------- This Manage 2 Win Podcast episode is brought to you by Habitly.  I (David) review Habitly best practices regularly, and teach these essential people skills to clients weekly.  This advice has changed my life, and made millions for our clients. I started developing Habitly content in 2004.  Habitly's powerful best practices have now been taught to thousands of people worldwide.  For instance, you can learn how to Create time in your day;  Get more from meetings;  Stay calm;  Achieve significant targets;  and Become a great leader.  Simply study and apply the expert knowledge provided in Habitly courses and micro-learning episodes. Whether you're just out of college, or someone with over 20 years work experience, learn the habits of highly successful people on Habitly.  Test drive Habitly for 7 days on us!  This includes full access to the entire Habitly knowledgebase – www.habitly.com.

MavRadio.FM Podcast
Silver Box in the Attic with Michael AC

MavRadio.FM Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 23:23


This installment is Part Two of a Three-Part series on Southern California indie/shoegaze band The Autumns.  Coming off the success of their first album, anticipation was high for follow-up LP.  The band's popularity was on the rise.  A dream pop icon surprises the band after discovering their demo and contacts them, creating an opportunity they never imagined.  The Autumns emerge with a new album amidst personnel and management changes.  Just when the journey seemed like easy sailing, the weather suddenly changed.  In this episode, former frontman Matthew Kelly recalls the recording and release of “In The Russet Gold of This Vain Hour”.  Matthew shares his views on the album and recalls the public reaction.  Meanwhile, narrator Michael A.C. shares his memories of seeing The Autumns in concert across Southern California.  Is this the moment where The Autumns break through the glass ceiling? Or is this the beginning of the end?

Matthew Kelly
The Importance of Christmas PJ's - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 4:49


The Importance of Christmas PJ's - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Cyrus: Prince of Persia" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/cyrus-prince-of-persia/CPOP.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=CPOP+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

PROFOUNDLY HUMAN with Matthew Kelly
Former Mega Church Pastor Dr. Allen Hunt Interviews with Matthew Kelly

PROFOUNDLY HUMAN with Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 115:16


Former Mega Church Pastor Dr. Allen Hunt Interviews with Matthew KellyNew York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly interviews author, speaker, Bible scholar, and former pastor Dr. Allen Hunt.Some people have something wise or insightful to say on almost every topic placed before them. My guest today is such a person. Allen Hunt is a bestselling author, internationally acclaimed speaker, husband, father, grandfather, and a man of resounding faith. Listen. Reflect, Enjoy. Share. Check out Allen's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrAllenHuntIf you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://holymomentsbook.comSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #Profoundly Human #BestVersionOfYourself #TommySpaulding #BestVersionOfYourself #GlobalYouthLeadershipAcademy #GYLA #UpwithPeople #Leadership #LeadershipTraining

Matthew Kelly
Technology Fasting - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 3:39


Technology Fasting - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "The Long View" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/the-long-view/TLVW.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TLVW+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Attend to Your Spiritual Illness - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 3:30


Attend to Your Spiritual Illness - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "The Wisdom of the Saints" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/the-wisdom-of-the-saints/SAIW.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=SAIW+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Amazing Sundays - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 2:59


Amazing Sundays - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Rediscover Jesus" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/rediscover-jesus/RJES.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=RJES+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

PROFOUNDLY HUMAN with Matthew Kelly
Former Up with People CEO Tommy Spaulding Interviews with Matthew Kelly

PROFOUNDLY HUMAN with Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 77:33


Former Up with People CEO Tommy Spaulding Interviews with Matthew KellyNew York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly interviews Tommy Spaulding, author, speaker, former CEO of Up with People, and founder and president of the Global Youth Leadership Academy.Get Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeI recently had the chance to sit down with Tommy Spaulding. He is an author, a speaker, and the former CEO of Up With People, and the founder of Global Youth Leadership Academy. In his latest book, The Gift of Influence, Tommy explains that the average person influences 80,000 people in their lifetime. That's a stadium full of people each of us affects in ways positive or negative, often without realizing it. What if we paid attention to this fact? Would we live differently? Would we lead differently? Would we put down our phones and be more present with the people in front of us? Tommy Spaulding believes the answer is yes. And I agree with him.Listen. Enjoy. Reflect. And allow this message to transform the way you interact with people for the rest of your life. If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #Profoundly Human #BestVersionOfYourself #TommySpaulding #BestVersionOfYourself #GlobalYouthLeadershipAcademy #GYLA #UpwithPeople #Leadership #LeadershipTraining

Matthew Kelly
Locate Your Heart - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 5:05


Locate Your Heart - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Off Balance" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/off-balance/OBAL.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=OBAL+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Be Present Not Preoccupied - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 3:46


Be Present Not Preoccupied - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Sign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Pay Attention - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 3:58


Pay Attention - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Resisting Happiness" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/resisting-happiness/RHAP.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=RHAP+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Learn to Deep Think - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 3:59


Learn to Deep Think - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "The Wisdom of Fulton Sheen" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/the-wisdom-of-fulton-sheen/FULW.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=FULW+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Stop Trying to Hack Life - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 3:00


Stop Trying to Hack Life - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Stop Worrying and Start Living" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/stop-worrying-and-start-living/SWSL.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=SWSL+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Listen to Music - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 2:24


Listen to Music - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "A Call to Joy" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/call-to-joy/CJOY.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=CJOY+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Escape the Joyless Urgency - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 2:47


Escape the Joyless Urgency - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Ask Him" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/ask-him/AHIM.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=AHIM+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
That Difficult Conversation - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 2:51


That Difficult Conversation - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "The Seven Levels of Intimacy" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/seven-levels-of-intimacy/7LOI.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=7LOI+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Getting to Know Yourself - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 5:05


Getting to Know Yourself - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Perfectly Yourself" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/perfectly-yourself-revised/PYRE.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=PYRE+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Be a Pilgrim, Not a Tourist! - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 9:12


Be a Pilgrim, Not a Tourist! - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Join a Dynamic Catholic Pilgrimage Today: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/pilgrimages.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=PIL+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
The Santa Question - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 3:54


The Santa Question - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "The Generosity Habit" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/the-generosity-habit/GHAB.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=GHAB+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Interior Integration for Catholics
101 A Story about Receiving Love

Interior Integration for Catholics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 64:43


Summary:  In this episode, Dr. Peter brings together what we have been learning about receiving love in the story of Susanna Lead-in:  There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored. The reader of today looks for this motion, and rightly so, but what he has forgotten is the cost of it. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. When he reads a novel, he wants either his sense tormented or his spirits raised. He wants to be transported, instantly, either to mock damnation or a mock innocence.”  Catholic Novelist Flannery O'Connor Intro.   I have been doing a lot of podcast lecturing.  Dense programming, lots of information.  Like Episode 99.  Not a bad thing.  But I want you to really take in what I'm offering at a bones level.  To possess it at the felt level, to be that familiar with it.  Not just head knowledge.  Whole self knowledge.   So I am going back to another way of learning, one I haven't emphasized enough.  Stories.  Today, I am going to tell you a story.  A story about receiving different kinds of love.  Why? Here's why.  In the words of Edward Miller tells us.  “Stories are our primary tools of learning and teaching, the repositories of our lore and legends. They bring order into our confusing world." Our primary tools for teaching and learning.  And it's true.  We teach our children in their earliest years through stories and experiences.  Not through lectures.   I am Peter Malinoski, clinical psychologist, passionate Catholic, co-founder and president of Souls and Hearts and soulsandhearts.com, and I am very pleased to with you as  your host and guide in this Interior Integration for Catholics podcast, episode 101 to be your storyteller, to tell you a story.  This episode is titled A Story about Receiving Different Kinds of Love -- a story we can all related to.   Prepping for the Story  Ways to Listen Listen to the Story  Listening to yourself as you listen to the Story.   What is going on inside Listen to your own parts Can pause the audio  Reflective space  What are your noticing  What are you resonating with in the story, what is impacting you.?  What are you rejecting   Parts -- Episode 71 A new and better way of understanding myself and others.   Needs  Primary Conditions for Secure Attachment Felt sense of safety and protection -- have to go through the valley of shame, fear, anger, grief  Feeling seen, heard, known and understood -- have to tolerating being in relationship, being present.   Feeling comforted, soothed and reassured  Feeling cherished, treasured, delighted in  Feeling the other has your best interests at heart   Integrity Needs My need to exist and survive  My need to matter  My need to have agency  My need to be good  My need for mission and purpose in life   Resistance to Being Loved from IIC 99  Limited vision and lack of imagination, leading to a refusal to be transformed by God We don't understand God's love The Costs of Being Loved by God Poor God images Poor Self images -- Shame Refusal to be vulnerable, to be exposed, to be revealed to God.  Lack of courage. Anger at God -- rebellion Cautions -- could be evocative for you -- parts of you may really connect in various ways.  I want you to take care of your self and your parts as you listen to the story.  If you need a break, take a break.   The Story -- Hero's Journey outline  The Ordinary World Susanna -- 40 year old married mother of three -- Brown hair, warm brown eyes, and easy smile, she laughs at your jokes -- the kind of person that you immediately felt comfortable with.  Open and engaging with other people, was well read, and could talk about your interests.  Socially adept, she coordinated making meals for local women who had babies.  Had a sense that she had suffered in her life and understood something about suffering.  And that was true Life wasn't always easy for Susanna Grew up in Culpeper, VA, 75 miles west of Washington DC, oldest of four children, all girls.  Named Susan.   Mother -- quiet, introverted - an interior designer turned homemaker.   Father -- extroverted, warm, gregarious high school teacher - taught algebra, geometry and trigonometry at Culpeper County High School  -- great sense of humor, gratifying, and a pretty easy grader, students loved him and he really liked being a popular teacher.  Strong sense that father had favorites among the daughters, and she wasn't one of them   When Susan was age 16, her mother divorced her father -- his affairs, excessive drinking Mother devastated.  Really wanted her daughter to understand.  Susanna was cold.   Read the divorce decree "Irreconcilable differences"  And she was so angry  At an emotional level, Susan repudiated both Mom and Dad.  Not understanding, not wanting to understand.   Decided to go by "Susanna" -- three reasons Devoted to the Chronicles of Narnia -- The last book of the series, The Last Battle.  Aslan says "Susan is no longer a friend of Narnia."  Given to nylons, lipstick, and party invitations -- she didn't seem serious  any more.   Susan was her given name -- she wanted different name, but not too different  In the Bible, in Daniel chapter 13, Susanna was the beautiful, faithful wife of Joakim.  She refused to be blackmailed into adultery by two respectable men of high stature in the community, two judges, who just happened to have also be voyeurs, peeping-Toms.  Susanna preferred death by denunciation rather than compromise her moral principles, and was saved by a young boy, Daniel, whose clever cross-examination of the accusers revealed them to be liars.  Susanna was a real heroine in her eyes, someone to be emulated.   Shuttling back and forth between parents, who were drifting from the Faith. Mom pursued an annulment got it, and remarried the summer after Susanna's graduation from high school.  Susanna refused to be in the bridal party, refused to go to the wedding.  Like many teenagers in this position, Susan rebelled.  But not by using alcohol, drugs or sex.  Susan rebelled by becoming more Catholic --  Went to Christendom college, it was close, it was Catholic.  She was determined to make a new life there.  Leave the old life behind.  Came home to see her parents as little as possible, focused on her sisters when she did come home.  Very uncommunicative with Mom and Dad.   Christendom is where she met Brett, who eventually became her husband.   Mathematics major, got into computer programming.  Very introverted, not very social.  Not socially awkward, exactly, but not at all inclined to parties and large groups.   Home based -- independent contractor.   High income Fantasy Role playing Games.   Children 16 year old Savannah, her oldest -- now driving and asserting her independence.   13 year old Trevor -- athlete, mechanically talented, liked woodworking  10 year old Micah -- still really cute and cuddly with Mom, starting to play volleyball and very into play dates with her friends.   The Call to Adventure Had been a freelance writer, mostly for Catholic publications, small but dedicated following. Made a little money.   Fr. Brownlee, the pastor asks her if she would consider being the assistant for ministry outreach at their suburban mega-parish.  Part time position.   Ray de la Cruz, the director for ministry outreach needed and assistant, just 10-15 hours per week, a lot of writing and some event planning, event management.   Fr. Brownlee, the pastor, love to have you on board, consider it -- Office at the parish, near the parish grade school, close to her two youngest kids.  A fit for her charisms.   Refusing the Call to Adventure She has a comfortable life, deciding not to do it.  Likes her home.   Brett starting to have some odd heart problems.  High blood pressure for years, stress of hitting deadlines.  Not doing as well.  Strange bodily symptoms, heart racing, no biological causes found.  Sometimes off of work for a week at a time, income not so stable.   Gnawing anxiety about that -- his father and grandfather had both died young.  She wasn't confident that she could handle the family finances if he died or became incapacitated.  Pushing it out of her mind.   Conflict increasing at home, especially between Trevor and Brett.   Need for human contact, writing getting lonely.  Brett not very good company right now, irritable, sad.    Maybe she does have something to offer.  Kids are more independent now, very busy.   Meeting the Mentor Ray, the director of ministry outreach -- really dynamic guy, lots of positive energy.  Brought in six months ago to revitalize the ministry outreach and find ways to really reach people, bring them more alive in the Faith.   Lots of initiatives across the different demographics of the parish.  Just needed a little help.   Susanna didn't know him well.  But from her vantage point, she did appreciate how he motivated people, how he stayed on his message of getting people to pray, to spend time with the Lord.  The Eucharistic Adoration chapel at the parish had been pretty moribund, but now it was lively, and teenagers from the youth groups were regularly taking hours in front of the Lord, even her daughter Savannah.  Ray was direct, straight-talking and had just come from significant success as an assistant VP in a mid-size marketing firm, but now was looking for more meaning and purpose in his life.  He was 38, had a few years in diocesan seminary, discerned out, and had never married.  He was doing an amazing outreach with the Latino community in the parish as well.   In the initial interview with Ray about the position, Susanna felt uplifted and supported.  She sensed that Ray was interested in her life, her background.  He discussed how he wanted to craft the position around the person -- around her -- capitalizing on her strengths, gifts, charisms, and not trying to fit her to some procrustean bed of a rigid position description.  And he really wanted to make sure that the position, if she took it, fostered her spiritual life.  "We have a start-up spirit here, not your same old parish corporate Catholicism" he said, laughing.  He was a fan of Dynamic Catholic and Matthew Kelly, had his books handy, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic was his favorite book, he told her.  So much in there we can learn to put in practice here.   Let me think about it.  Give me two weeks.  "OK, Susanna, you have two weeks.  Take all the time you need.  I'll be praying for you.  Just don't forget about me, OK, get in back in touch when you are ready."   If I am going to step back out in the world, I would want the position to support my spiritual life, foster my prayer life, help me toward holiness.  I would want someone in my corner, Susanna thought.  Someone who really had my back, someone that would advocate for me, some who understood me.  I need that.  If I start working outside our home again, I would need a supervisor who actually cares about me as a person not just what I can do for them.  Then with just a little twinge, a feeling she couldn't quite identify, the next thought came.  Someone like Ray.  She corrected herself.  Mr. De la Cruz.   Crossing the Threshold Ten days later she came back to the parish offices met  Ray and Fr. Brownlee in Ray's office and said, I'm in, but here's the caveat.  I want to try it for 90 days, see how it goes -- family life, how this sits with Brett, it's been a long while since I've been working in the world.   All right, Ray said, his face lighting up.  Let's do this -- and no worries, Susanna, this parish isn't the world,  You'll be working in the Church, not the world.  Fr. Brownlee shook her hand and smiled.  Have Martha onboard you with all the employment paperwork, she'll walk you through all that tedium.  I will let you and Ray figure out the details about how to work together, I trust you both, I have to go, financial reports for the Archdiocese are waiting.  You know how to reach me if you need something.  God bless.   Let's start with prayer, said Ray.  And without waiting for her to answer, he prayed out loud, thanking God for the parish, for Fr. Brownlee, for the outreach work, the work of evangelization, for the beauty of the day, and for Susanna joining the staff, bringing all her gifts and talents and her whole being to the team.  Then he made the sign of the cross.   All right, Ray said again, let's shake on the deal.  He held out his hand and she shook it, and felt a ripple of electricity surges up her arm as he gave her a quick squeeze before releasing.  She felt excited, was she really happy?  She hadn't sensed such an uplift in a long time.  I must have gotten older than my years somehow, she thought to herself.  She smiled warmly at him and he laughed again and asked "what's your schedule for today?   Test, Allies, Enemies The next six month seemed like a whirlwind to Susanna.   She absolutely embraced the parish work. Her confidence rose week by week.  Ray was able to find just the right growing edges for her, to really stretch her but not overwhelm her.  They read passages from Matthew Kelly's book "The Dream Manager" and brainstormed together about her professional development.   Susanna did most of the planning for the eighth grade retreat, and her son Trevor said that all his friends at school thought it was the best retreat ever.   Susanna connected with Martha, the parish administrative assistant and Sharon, the school principal, who also took an interest in her and appreciated her eating lunch with the students including Trevor and Micah on occasion.   And she made a lot of mistakes, there was a steep learning curve for Susanna.  Ray laughed them off with one or more of his inexhaustible supply of quotes.   For the eighth grade graduation supper, Susanna caused great commotion with a caterer -- Susanna had made several errors in placing the order and then alienated the caterer in her frantic attempts to force everything to work out.  Multiple different entrees had to be prepared in an emergency, the food quality suffered and worst of all, all Trevor's classmates knew it was Susanna's fault.  The caterer complained about Susanna to the pastor and the auxiliary bishop.   Susanna felt terrible, ashamed, and guilty.  Ray wasn't fazed by it at all. He just quoted the business magnate Richard Branson  who said "You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over."   That was so refreshing for Susanna, who ever since her parents' divorce had been so focused on not making mistakes.  She began to realize that she saw her parents' divorce as a huge mistake, she never wanted to make a mistake like that, and the best way to avoid making such a huge mistake was to make no mistakes at all.  She began to feel more free, like the world was a little more spacious.   At Ray's insistence, Susanna had dispensed with calling him Mr. De la Cruz after the first meeting.  My name's Raimundo, but just call me Ray.  Everyone does." And everyone did, even the school kids and the youth of the parish.   Ray seemed to have unbounded energy and no end of creative ideas.  He also took prayer seriously -- Early in the morning, Susanna would see him in the Adoration chapel.  He invited her to pray with him before they met to discern and discuss plans.  He inquired about her prayer life -- and let her know that he was continuing to pray for her, that she be a saint.  He asked her to pray for him.  And amazing things were happening in the parish.  Ray was a dynamic motivational speaker, especially for the teenagers and the young adults, and he had a way of connecting with the men of the parish as well.  He had a remarkable ability to remember names.  Susanna found herself admiring him.   She grew more and more curious about him, and what made him tick, where did he get all the energy and enthusiasm?  He never seemed to have a bad day.  He had the full support of the pastor and a lot of autonomy.   Her daughters noticed that Mom was happier and busier.  Her husband Brett seemed to be noncommittal about her working at the parish.  But he was in his funk still, and Susanna began to wonder if he might be depressed.  It was hard to know, he was so hard to reach in so many ways.   Her own prayer life was growing -- the challenges she was facing encouraged her to pray.  And now she had two teenagers, with their trials and their hormones to deal with.  Trevor, now in high school, occasionally would ask "How's it going for you, Mom at work.?  How's Ray?"  Susanna found herself tongue-tied trying to explain what her work was like to Trevor.   Susanna experienced some confusion and a vague sense of guilt about her marriage.  She struggled with how to love Brett, who so needed space and whose love languages seemed so different from hers.   He seemed even more uncomfortable with touch than in years past, with physical affection unless he had been drinking.  She had a sense that he didn't fully approve of her working at the parish, but he would not come out and say what he thought.  He was so indirect.  Why could that man not support her in something that she found joy and purpose and meaning in?  It troubled her.   Very gradually, over time, Ray became even more casual and familiar in his conversation with Susanna.  Sometimes he would call her "Susanita" and playfully refer to Susanna as his "guiding star" when she had a particularly creative idea.  He had an amazing vocabulary in multiple languages.  Once in a while, when he was in a particularly warm mood, he would refer to her with terms of affection in other languages -- querida, cara, carino, mon chéri.  She asked him about that.  He responded with a big smile and his arms open wide, I'm from Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, We talk like that there, they are just ways of expressing friendship and connection.  And I consider you more than just my assistant.  I think we are spiritual friends -- at least I hope we are.  Like St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal.  But hey, if it bothers you, I won't use those words,  I can just call you Susanna.  No problem."  "No, no it's ok, I kind of like it.."  Great, said Ray.  Susanna, I just want to be a Ray of sunshine in your life, and he laughed heartily at his own play on words.  But those words stayed with Susanna and echoed in her memory.   A Ray of sunshine in my life.    Three weeks later, at the end of the day.  Susanna stopped by Ray's office to drop off a file and saw him head down in his chair, shaking.  "Ray?"  "Ray, are you all right?"  He took his hands from his face, eyes streaming with silent tears. "No."  "I'm not all right."  "I'm very not right."  Susanna immediately pulled up a chair next to his, and instinctively she reached out to take his right hand in both of hers.  "Ray, it's OK.  Ray, what is it?"  Ray's breathing was labored and his body shuddered.  "I'm glad you're here, I am so glad you're here. Susanna. Just stay with me for a while.  With his free hand he wiped tears from his eyes and looked at her.  "Ray, what's wrong?"  Ray broke off eye contact, looked over her head at the wall.  "I can't tell you what's wrong, Susanna.  I can't."  "I'm so alone, I am so lonely."  He looked at her again.  "I can't tell you how lonesome I am."  He looked down at their hands joined together -- "Do you know it's been four days since anyone has touched me?"  And he sobbed silently, rocking back and forth in his chair looking so wounded, looking so broken, looking like a little lost, abandoned boy.   Susanna's heart was so full of emotion, and she was acting on impulse.  She disengaged her right hand and put her arm around his shoulders holding him with just enough pressure to slow his rocking down.   Look at me, she said to him.  He looked into her eyes.  She said -- You are my Ray of Sunshine.  Remember that."  Then fear flooded through her and she ran out to her car without her coat or purse in a cold and dark mid-December mist.  Her mind was reeling and she tried to recollect herself in the driver's seat.  What had just happened?  What was going on?  She turned the key, the car started.  I need some music she said, and turned on the radio.  Savannah had tuned in last to an 80s station, and the DJ was saying, up next, Dan Fogelberg's top 10 hit from 1981, Same Auld Lang Syne.  Met my old lover in the grocery store. The snow was falling Christmas Eve I stood behind her in the frozen foods. And I touched her on the sleeve.  And then her tears flowed.  And from deep within her, a very, very young voice was crying out over and over again "I want to go home."  "I want to go home" as Dan sang on.   Two minutes later the lyrics pierced her like a spear when Dan was singing She said she'd married her an architect, Who kept her warm and safe and dry, She would've liked to say she loved the man, But she didn't like to lie.  Susanna clawed the driver's door open leaned over and threw up on the asphalt.  She shut the radio off in the middle of the saxophone solo, slammed the transmission into reverse and spun her tires on the wet pavement backing out of there, away from the parish, away from Ray, away from anywhere, just to get away.   I love Brett, Susanna insisted to herself, as she drove.  I love my husband.  I do.  I am faithful to him.  I love my husband.   But another voice, low and soft, almost gentle, said, Yes, you do.  Yes you do.  But are you sure Brett is your husband?  Of course Brett is my husband.  We're married.  We were married on October 10, we made vows to each other.  "Yes, you did.  You did.  You made a vow.  And Brett said the words too.  Maybe Brett made a vow, if he was actually capable of making a vow.  Maybe.  But, Susanna, you know that Brett is on the spectrum don't you?  What's the term Functioning autistic?  He has been since he was little.  Come now, listen to me.  How often does he look at you?  How well does he understand you, really?  Or connect with you emotionally, relationally?  What about how he shrinks from your touch so often?  How he is so, so  introverted?  How he lives so much in a fantasy world in his role playing games with anonymous gamers from all over the world?  Let's be honest, Susanna, about Brett, it's about time.   And let's be honest about you, too.  Why you wanted him for a husband.  Did you want to love him out of charity -- really?  How has that been going, you loving him?  Isn't it true that what you really wanted was your own safety, security, his income?  And isn't it true that you so desperately wanted to not depend on either of your parents, but you weren't ready to stand on your own two feet?   Shut up, shut up, shut up.  Susanna, Don't you know that you actually love Ray?  Are you that blind?  You have loved Ray for months now, but you still you won't admit it.  Didn't you just prove that, holding hands with him, your arm around him?  Your Ray of Sunshine.  Shut up, shut up, shut up! I'm going crazy, Susanna thought.  I am going round the bend.  Could it be that Brett was too impaired to marry me?  Could there be any truth to that?  She remembered several Catholic friends and acquaintances who after their civil divorces had applied for declarations of nullity for their marriages from the Archdiocesan Tribunal.  All of them were granted.   That was a long evening back at home.  Susanna told the kids and Brett she wasn't feeling well, skipped supper and went to bed where she lied awake in the darkness in the chaos of her thoughts.   The next morning she was supposed to meet with Fr. Brownlee and Ray at 9:00-- she considered calling in sick, but she knew she would have to face Ray again at some point.  She arrived at the conference room exactly at 9 -- she didn't want to be late, but she didn't want to be early.  Ray was there, looking like his old self.  He told her Fr. Brownlee is running a little late.  Hey, Susanna, about yesterday -- I'm sorry about being a hot mess.  I'm not usually like that, I know I probably made you uncomfortable.  Susanna found herself saying, no, Ray, it's OK, really, I was glad to help, and taking in his smile.  Thank you, Susanita.  Thank you.  We're OK?  Yes, Ray, we're OK.  OK. I just want to thank you for all you did for me.  You can't possibly know how much you helped me.  You were a gift from God, no really, a gift.  I thank God for you.  You were so attuned to just what I needed.  Can I give you just a little hug, to thank you, my spiritual friend, my sister in Christ?  It's hard for me to express everything that's in my heart for you just in words alone.   And Susanna, speechless, gave the slightest of nods before being enfolded in Ray's arms.  Her body felt electrified as he held her, she felt his body warm and firm and strong against hers, he was smiling down at her, just for those three seconds, and then felt the ache of longing as he let her go, saying, Thank you, mon cherie. Please don't tell anyone how you found me, yesterday.  Let's keep that between us, please, I am still embarrassed by my weakness and vulnerability.   And at that moment, before she could respond Fr. Brownlee's steps sounded in the corridor, and they separately quickly as they heard his customary hearty greeting, his Pax Vobiscum preceding him from the hallway.  They sat down around the table and started with the business items of the day.   After that, their hugs became more frequent and longer.  They prayed together in the chapel.  Sometimes, they furtively held hands, with God's approval, Ray said, as God's beloved children would and siblings who loved each other, Ray said.  But they did hide it, because others wouldn't understand their relationship, as Ray said.   They were having lunch in the break room of the parish center -- instead of at the school cafeteria -- Susanna asked Ray once more what he was crying that late afternoon -- if he felt up to talking about it.  Ray said he was grieving.  Grieving what?  Grieving for himself.  For his situation.  Did you ever see the musical Man of la Mancha?  When Don Quijote sang the Impossible Dream.  She wasn't familiar with the song.  They were alone -- so in a low voice, he sang the first few lines for her.  To dream the impossible dreamTo fight the unbeatable foeTo bear with unbearable sorrowTo run where the brave dare not goTo right, the un-rightable wrongTo love pure and chaste from afar And this was why I was grieving -- I was grieving you.  That all I could do in my love for you, all I could do was to love you, pure and chaste, from afar.  We were never going to be close in the way I wanted, in the way I hoped you wanted, it was just going to be frustration and pain and sacrifice and suffering -- But you Susanna -- you showed me another way -- in that dark hour of despair, you reached out and touched me, took my hand, made it all right.  You had the presence, you were so able to find a way I could not see for us to be together, for us to love each other and it be right and good.  So now it's out there, Susanna Richards.  I, Raimundo de la Cruz, your Ray of Sunshine, I love you.  I will always love you.  Whether you love me or not, I will always love you.  Like in Wendell Berry's novel Jayber Crow -- How Jayber loved Mattie Chatham in the way he did, pure and chaste from afar, because Mattie was married to Troy. Jayber was more faithful and true to Mattie than Troy ever was.  And Ray leaned back and held his arms wide and said.  I love you this big much, mon cherie and laughed.  You don't have to say anything Susanita, it's all right.  I know this is a lot to take in. I'm OK with whatever your decide.  I've decided for me. I've sorted it out on my end, I am at peace.  I've made my commitment.  I will devote my life to you, in love, in whatever way you permit, in whatever way you allow.  I am all yours to take or to leave.  You are my Dulcinea, my querida.   And like a moth to the flame, Susanna was drawn in deeper and deeper.  At the time, the her increasing enmeshment with Ray felt inexorable but later in the clarity of retrospect, she knew it wasn't.  Eventually they had sex on a wrestling mat in storeroom by the school gym.  So much shifted in both of them after that.  For a few weeks after that, they tried to "make the relationship work".  It didn't work.  Two months after his initial conquest of her, Ray's quote eternal love end quote fizzled out.  His idealized Dulcinea image of her faded, and he moved on, decided to leave his ministry position at the parish and moved to another state.   Susanna also quit her job and entered into a deep depression, filled with shame and guilt.  Brett and the kids were worried, they had never seen her like this.  Who am I?  She kept saying to herself.  Who am I?  She was walking downtown that Saturday afternoon on her way from the parking garage to the Catholic bookstore, to find a confirmation gift for her niece as she struggled with her identity.   You know what you are, said the soft, silky voice. You know what you are.  An adulterer.  A whore.   You are Susan.  Not Susanna.  Susanna was the one who resisted seduction, was willing to die rather than enter into adultery.  Don't you remember?  You are not her.  Then hardest cut of all You are just like your father.  You should die. Death will bring you release, Susan, do you know that?  What do you have to live for now? To the be the adulterous wife of Brett who you don't love and who doesn't want you?  To be the whore mother of your children, infecting them with your vice?  Can't you be humble enough, even now, to know that they are better off without you?  End it all now, Susanna.  It would be so easy, there's nothing to it… Approach to the Inmost Cave and the Ordeal At that exact same time on Saturday afternoon, In the little coastal town of Barra Grande, halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in southeastern Brazil, a 10 year old girl felt an inspiration to pray for whoever might be in most need right now, maybe a lady who was really sad, a lady who needed help.  Her prayer went up to heaven like incense and Susanna did not throw herself into the traffic on that busy street, but made it to the Catholic bookstore, looking a little disheveled.  The cashier noticed her as she came in and gave a faint smile and a halfhearted greeting-- she thought the lady did not look well, but at least she clearly was not one of the homeless people that had been so inconvenient lately.   In her numbness and distress, dwelling on Who am I?  Susanna noticed she was thirsty.  Weird, to notice that right now.  It made sense.  She hadn't had anything to eat or drink all day.  It doesn't matter.  Nothing matters anymore.  She walked up through the aisle on prayer, and a slim green volume caught her eye.  Thirsting for Prayer.  Fr. Jacques Phillipe.  She reaches, takes it off the shelf.   On page 20, she reads "Over and above our sins and failings, we discover that we are God's children. God loves us as we are, with an absolutely unconditional love and it is this love that gives us our deepest identity." Something moved within her. She flipped to page 22 and read: It is a deep aspiration of every man (and, still more, every woman!) to feel uniquely loved. Not loved in a general way, as one of a large group, but appreciated in our uniqueness. This is what the father's love brings about. Each of us can experience that in his eyes we are loved, chosen by God, in an extremely personal way. We often have the feeling that God loves us in a general way: he loves all men, I'm one of them, so he must take a bit of interest in me. But being loved in a " global" way, as one item in the collection, cannot satisfy us. And then to page 23 "Each of us is every right to say: "God loves me as he loves nobody else in the world!" God does not love two people in the same way because it is actually his love that creates her personality, a different personality for each."  And then, for the first time in many months, the sobs came, racking, heaving sobs.  This is who I am.  This is who I am!  This is who I am.  A beloved daughter of God.   The cashier heaved herself out of her chair and peered into the aisle.  Ma'am?  Are you OK? But received no answer from Susanna.  The cashier shrugged and went back to her chair to work on her Sudoku puzzle.  The store manager came over and asked the cashier in a low voice what was going on.  She replied sardonically that he had a major clean up to tend to in aisle 4.   Then Susanna was up on her feet and moving fast to the door. She stopped momentarily to ask the manager and cashier -- is there a Catholic church nearby?  Yes, there's one two blocks north, just go right, and then straight up, can't miss it, Mass is in 50 minutes.  Thank you, thank you and she hurried out -- Ah, do you want to pay for the book?  I'm so sorry, I'm a bit beside myself.  Susanna threw a $20 bill on the counter and ran out.   At St. Patrick's Parish, the new pastor Fr. Jennings was eyeing James, the volunteer guitar player and song leader for the 5:00 PM Mass. James, who he he had inherited with the parish in the reassignment two weeks ago.  James was in his mid-60s, with a grey ponytail, limited musical talent, and a overweening penchant for Marty Haugen tunes, the very ones that Fr. Jennings most despised.  What James lacked in accurate pitch he made up for with increased volume.  And James had not followed through on the music they had agreed on for last week's Mass, substituting songs that seemed to him as better to sing in the moment, ones the congregation was familiar with and loved.  Much better than the dry hymns this new pup of a pastor wanted.  Fr. Jennings told himself to remember that James was also a beloved son of God as he moved in for the confrontation.   But at that moment, a woman burst into the church.  Father, will you hear my confession?  Yes, I would be glad to.  And truth be told, Fr. Jennings appreciated a reprieve from the messy business of dealing with James.   Forgive me father, for I have sinned.  It's been six months or so since my last confession.  And then it all poured out, twelve and a half minutes of heart rending sin and sorrow as Susanna's mascara completed its journey to her chin, borne by tears of both sorrow and joy.  Her hatred for her parents, her pride, the adultery with Ray, it all came out.  And as the priest gave the absolution, the Magdalene smiled.   The Ordeal Susanna left the confessional with three things. A huge sense of relief, a strong sense of mission and a business card for a counselor in the city.  The priest strongly recommended that she see this counselor Sandra, one whom he knew and trusted.  With the suicidal crisis over for now, a whole new set of questions emerged.  How should she tell Brett about Ray?  Should she tell him at all?   The priest had stressed the point that much of her struggle was in the natural realm - in her history, in her upbringing, and that all needed to be addressed.  She needed some professional help.   Susanna looked Sandra up.  Sandra looked young, really young.  She found another one, a Dr. Waldron, a psychologist in his late 60s nearing retirement and started therapy with him.  .  It didn't go well.  She felt blamed and judged by this man who seems more interested in catechizing her than listening.  It lasted two sessions and she fired him.    She connected with Sandra and entered into deep work.  She learned that everyone has parts within them -- constellations of feelings and thoughts and desires.  Sometimes parts blend.   She was able to connect with her managers A Good Girl Part who always wants her to do the right thing and grew exhausted and hopeless when she could not prevent the affair with Ray.   An inner critic who tries to help her by riding her and cutting her down in the hope that she will be good enough to be loved  A stuff-it-down manager who represses other parts out of a deep fear that they will overwhelm her  A keep-it-safe avoiding part that steers clear of potential trouble and works to minimize the risk of being negatively evaluated by others.   And over time she was able to connect with the exiled parts within her A part that wanted to be loved by her father, who so missed her father.  She realized that this part's impulses and desires were fueling so much of her interactions with Ray, because this part saw so much of her father in Ray.  The parts believed that if she were to win Ray's love, it would fill her father needs.   Another exile that felt so much shame about not being able to keep her parents' marriage from falling apart, who felt responsible for the divorce. Her Good Girl part and her inner critic were both focused on silencing this part.  This part just wanted to be able to go home to be loved by Mom and Dad.   A part filled with rage toward her parents and who hated God for giving her those parents  She discovered parts of her that hated her husband and parts of her that were fond of him.  Both could be true.    As parts gave her space, she was able to discover her innermost self -- her innermost self was able to emerge and begin to lead and guide her system, and innermost self with beautiful qualities.   And as she became more integrated inside, her experience of herself began to make sense.  For the first time.   She realized the when she was tempted by the devil, the devil was trying to co-opt the most alienated parts of her, the one who would be most susceptible to his influence.  Then if those parts could take over and drive her bus, great harm would result.   It was painful work.  She felt in her bones what Fr. Jacques Philippe wrote on page 19 of her book:  The negative aspect has to do with her sin, our deep-seated wretchedness. We only know these things truthfully in the light of God. Face-to-face with him, there is no longer any possible room for lies; no invasion, no excuse, no mask. We are compelled to recognize who we are, with their wounds, our weaknesses, or inconsistencies, selfishness, hard-heartedness, secret complicity with evil, and all the rest. But with that work came a sense of peace and joy, of being loved by God and Mary in all her parts.  A realization that all her parts were good. A knowing that her parents did not have to love her any more than they did.  God the Father and Mary her Mother are her primary parents.   Susanna was able to get in touch with Life-Giving Wounds to work through the impact of her parents' divorce in a retreat and in a local chapter.   And she began to pray and related with God and Mary in a completely different way.  Good girl:  I don't have to give up Catholicism.  I just have to give up my flawed understanding of Catholicism.  The Rewards She feared Brett would be devastated when she told him.  He seemed more relieved.  Trevor had told Brett that he thought Mom and Ray had been having an affair.  Trevor had heard rumors and seen some interactions that made him suspicious.  That was a blow to Susanna, that the affair was not nearly so secret as she imagined.   Brett and Susanna were able to find a marital therapist to begin to work on their marriage in a more focused way.  Not easy, there were limitations.   The Road Back She hates her husband and loves him.  Lots of work with the children.  Trevor's anger.    A sense of Providence.   Resurrection / Return Two years later -- she was knocking at the door of her childhood home in Culpeper.  Her father answered, surprised to see her.  It's good to see you -- will you come in?  he asked.  She smiled at him and said:  It's good to see you too, Dad.  And for the first time in more than a quarter century, she meant it.   Take a minute.   Feedback welcome What you thought  Your own story -- send it to me -- crisis@soulsandhearts.com   IIC 102  The Last podcast, episode 100 was a great success in spite of some real technical failure.  We have a learning curve with our technology, and we know some of you were not able to join us.  We have resolved those issues.  We will be meeting on Wednesday, December 14 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern time to record and experiential exercise on parts getting the love that they need. Need to register, here is a link, can get the link from our weekly reflections in your email inbox or in our archive at soulsandhearts.com/blog.   Imagine how Susanna's experience would have been different if she had known about parts before encountering Ray -- or before marrying Brett?  Resilient Catholic Community -- you do not have to be alone.    120 Catholics like you already on board, already on the pilgrimage Reopened December 1 -- new cohort, our St. Dymphna cohort.  Until December 31.  Check it out.  Had a great meeting on December 1 and we will posting the recording very soon if it's not up already.  Sign up soulsandhearts.com/rcc -- lots of information there I've brought together the best Get to know your own parts Get to love your own parts If interested, contact me.   Crisis@soulsandhearts.com 317.567.9594 conversation hours 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time Every Tuesday and Thursday.  (not November 24 which is Thanksgiving).     Upcoming Sign up for the weekly reflection     

Matthew Kelly
Learn to Do Nothing - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 6:40


Learn to Do Nothing - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Into the Deep" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/into-the-deep/ITDP.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=ITDP+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Rediscover Childhood - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 3:30


Rediscover Childhood - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copies of:"Why Am I Here?" - https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/why-am-i-here/WAIH.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=WAIH+bce"I Know Jesus," - https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/i-know-jesus/IKJS.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=IKJS+bceAnd "Good Night, Jesus" - https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/good-night-jesus/GNJE.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=GNJE+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
The Power of Anticipation - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 2:34


The Power of Anticipation - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Amazing Possibilities" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/amazing-possibilities/APOS.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=APOS+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Create Memories - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 3:48


Create Memories - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Do Something Beautiful for God" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/do-something-beautiful-for-god/DSBG.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=DSBG+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader33

Matthew Kelly
Temper Your Expectations - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 2:33


Temper Your Expectations - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Life is Messy Journal" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/life-is-messy-journal/LMJL.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=LMJL+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

The Chico's Vibe-Cast
"Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond

The Chico's Vibe-Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 78:16


We're back with Episode 14, or Season 2, Episode 2 (or Season 3, Episode 1?) of the Vibe-cast, the Chicos Vibe podcast, featuring Dennis Chiccino, John Gebhart and Ed Mount with producer Matthew Kelly. In this episode, we spend time with the legendary Stew Soley and pay tribute to his 47 years at his Normandy Tavern. And speaking of legends, during the podcast recording we also try to get hold of John McKeever as he races back from Sea Isle City to discuss the evolution of his epic performances of Sweet Caroline. Find out more at https://the-vibe-cast.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-4222c3 for 40% off for 4 months, and support The Chico's Vibe-Cast.

Matthew Kelly
The Main Thing - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 3:10


The Main Thing - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "The Velveteen Rabbit" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/the-velveteen-rabbit/VRAB.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=VRAB+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Life Is Short - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 2:51


Life Is Short - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "Difficult Teachings: The 40 Most Challenging Teachings of Jesus" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/difficult-teachings/40TJ.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=40TJ+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Fail on Purpose - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 6:15


Fail on Purpose - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "The Rhythm of Life" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/rhythm-of-life/ROLF.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=ROLF+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Begin with Purpose - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 4:14


Begin with Purpose - Best Christmas Ever - Matthew KellyJoin the Dynamic Catholic Ambassador's Club today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/give/the-ambassadors-club.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=TAC+landing+page  Get your copy of "I'm Not Done Growing Yet" today! https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/im-not-done-growing-yet/GROW.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=best+advent+ever&utm_content=GROW+bceSign up for Best Christmas Ever e-mail reminders: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent.htmlSubscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1If you have not read HOLY MOMENTS, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/3CY3A81https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestChristmasEver #BestAdventEver #holymoment #holymoments #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Matthew Kelly
Question #7: How Is Money Limiting You? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 1:02


What Would You Rather Be Doing?Question #7: How Is Money Limiting You? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew KellyGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeVideo Transcript:“Welcome back to 21 questions that will change your life. Question #7 is about the limitations money places on us. Some of them are real and some of them are imagined. Some of the ways we feel financially limited are not as complete as we believe them to be. What do you have to do because of money? And what are you prevented from doing because of money?Question #7: If money was no object what would your daily routine look like? If you knew that by working hard and being financially responsible, you would always have all the money you needed to reasonably live, how would you live differently? And more specifically, how would you change your daily routine?”If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader #holymoment #holymoments

Matthew Kelly
Question #6: What Makes You Feel Alive? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 1:33


When Do You Feel Most Alive?Question #6: What Makes You Feel Alive? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew KellyGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeVideo Transcript:“Welcome back to 21 questions that will change your life. Question #6 is about the things you can't live without. Most of us can live without actual materials things, but there are “things” we cannot live without. A bird cannot live without flying and a fish cannot live without swimming. These things are so much a part of who they are that their life is inextricably linked. Question #6: What is something you have to do, because if you don't your soul will start to die?Musicians say they cannot live without music. Artists say they cannot live without art. Parents say they cannot live without their children. Inventors say they cannot live without the chance to invent again. My grandmother said she couldn't live without her garden. Some can't live without golf. Many of the saints could not live without prayer, reflection, silence, and solitude. And none of us can live without God. It is in Him that we live and move and have our being. What do you need that you don't have? What is it that you cannot live without? In what way is your soul withering and dying? And what can you do about it?”If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader #holymoment #holymoments

Matthew Kelly
Question #3: Are You Dissatisfied? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 1:20


Question #3: Are You Dissatisfied? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew KellyGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeVideo Transcript:“Welcome back to 21 questions that will change your life. Question #3 is about dissatisfaction. Most people think of dissatisfaction as a bad thing, but often it is just a messenger coming to deliver a message. And that message… well it might be “get your act together”, it might be “it's time for a change”, it might be “stop procrastinating, you know what you need to do.” Question #3: What are you dissatisfied with? And if a friend described your situation to you and asked for advice, how would you advise him/her?Your dissatisfaction may be caused by something large or small and to some extent it doesn't matter what is causing your dissatisfaction. What matters is how you respond to that dissatisfaction. Your dissatisfaction is an invitation to change, to grow, to wake up. Will you accept the invitation? Now, that's the question.”If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader #holymoment #holymoments

Matthew Kelly
Question #4: What Are You Worried About? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 1:41


Question #4: What Are You Worried About? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew KellyGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeVideo Transcript:“Welcome back to 21 questions that will change your life. Question #4 is about how we skip around between the past, present, and future… and how much of the now of life we miss out on by worrying about the future or getting tripped up in the past. Question #4: How much of each twenty-four-hour period do you spend in the past, present, and future? A great memory of time with friends from a few years back is a great way to spend a few moments of any day. Ruminating endlessly about something you did in the past or something that happened to you isn't a great way to spend the precious now. How much time did you spend lost in the past or the future yesterday? 10 minutes? An hour? Longer? Spend an hour a day lost in this type of worry about the future and ruminations of the past and it adds up. An hour a day means you spend two weeks a year doing just that. What would you rather spend those two weeks doing this year? Every time you feel the past or the future pulling at you in unhealthy ways, turn your mind to the things would you rather spend those two weeks doing.”If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader #holymoment #holymoments

Matthew Kelly
Question #5: Do You Have a NOT TO DO List? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 1:06


Create a NOT TO DO ListQuestion #5: Do You Have a NOT TO DO List? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew KellyGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeVideo Transcript:“Welcome back to 21 questions that will change your life. Question #5 is about the wisdom of paradoxes. Most of us have some form of to-do list that we never seem to get through. But much rarer is the NOT TO DO list, which most of us are in desperate need of. Question #5: What needs to be on your NOT TO DO list?Here are some ideas to consider…  Putting off important tasks in favor of urgent tasks. Agreeing to do things out of guilt, ego, or misplaced obligation. Saying Yes when you know you should say NO. Trying to please everyone. Neglecting your legitimate needs.Develop a short NOT TO DO list filled with items that keep you from thriving.”If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader #holymoment #holymoments

Matthew Kelly
Question #1: When Do You Feel Amazing? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 1:36


You Can Feel Amazing AgainQuestion #1: When Do You Feel Amazing? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew KellyGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeVideo Transcript:“Welcome back to 21 questions that will change your life. Question #1 is about feeling amazing. Not that life is all about feeling amazing, but our feelings are messengers and it is wise to listen to them. It's possible to feel amazing physically, but it is also possible to feel amazing spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and creatively. Question #1: When was the last time you felt really amazing and what would have to happen to get you back to that place? How far back do you have to go to find the last time you felt amazing physically? How far back do you have to go to find the last time you felt amazing emotionally? How far back do you have to go to find the last time you felt amazing spiritually? How far back do you have to go to find the last time you felt amazing intellectually? How far back do you have to go to find the last time you felt amazing creatively?You may never have felt amazing in some of these aspects. That's okay, but let's do something about it.What would have to happen for you to feel amazing…  physically, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and creatively. Not all at once, but one area of life at a time.”If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader #holymoment #holymoments

Matthew Kelly
Question #2: Who Builds You Up? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 1:12


What Relationships Build You Up?Question #2: Who Builds You Up? - 21 Questions That Will Change Your Life - Matthew KellyGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeVideo Transcript:“Welcome back to 21 questions that will change your life. Question #2 is about how the people in your life are impacting your health and happiness. The people we surround ourselves with can have powerful positive effects on our life, they can also have diabolical negative effects. From time to time it's critically important that we take an inventory of the impact people in our lives are having on us. Question #2: Make a list of people you interact with frequently. How is each helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself (or not)… and vice-versa? Are they raising you up or tearing you down? Do they bring light or darkness to your soul? And what impact are you having on their lives. Are you raising them up or tearing them down? Do you bring light or darkness to their soul?”If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader #holymoment #holymoments

Matthew Kelly
21 Questions to TRANSFORM Your Marriage, Family, Career, and More! - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 6:07


Transform Every Aspect of Life21 Questions to TRANSFORM Your Marriage, Family, Career, and More! - Matthew KellyGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeVideo Transcript:“The spiritual life is about allowing God to teach us about ourselves. The word education comes from the Latin word educare, which means to draw out. So much of modern education is based on imposing knowledge upon us, stuffing us full of information. But the best teachers have always been focused on drawing something out of the student. The best teachers draw out the-best-version-of-ourselves. They make us more of who we truly are. Since Socrates and Plato, the greatest teachers have not used a lecture method, but rather a method of questions and dialogue. Everything good and true and beautiful has its roots in God, and thus we discover, in many ways throughout our lives through people, experiences, and opportunities, God is laying questions before us. Always the right question at the right time, if we listen closely. At the same time there are many other people and voices in your life proposing different questions. The questions we choose to focus on can make all the difference. The questions we ponder determine the quality of our lives. Ponder trivial and shallow questions and your life is likely to become just that. Spend your days pondering questions that challenge you to explore yourself, others, the world, God, and spirituality in new and exciting ways, and you will live a life uncommon. I have often said that if you tell me the books you are going to read over the next 12 months, I can probably tell you how your life will change in the next year. The reason is because we become the books we read. Questions have a similarly powerful effect on the direction and trajectory of our lives. A person who spends the next year pondering, “Should I get divorced?” will have a radically different experience than the person who focuses on the question, “What can I do to renew and transform my marriage?” The questions we ask of ourselves, of others, of life, and of God have a profound and mysterious impact on our lives. We are impatient and like the gratification of quick answers, but they do not satisfy. The most important answers are those that we wrestle with. The reason is because we yearn for deeply personal answers to our deeply personal questions. You have to dig long and hard to find many of those answers, but they are worth the soul-work they require. Be patient with your questions. Nobody has explained this more eloquently than Rainier Maria Rilke: “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” Throughout this series I will lay before you twenty-one questions. Some will intrigue you more than others, but stretch your soul, and try to write down some answer for each question no matter how short. And date your answer. Then come back again, in weeks or months, and answer them again. Don't be in a rush to answer the questions. Sit with them. Go deep into the questions. Answer them, and then answer them again. Date them. Come back to them. Add to them. When you add something, date the additions. This is not because you will change your mind. The process is more profound than that. You will discover deeper parts of yourself. As you discover your deeper needs, talents, hopes, desires, and dreams, it is natural that your answers to many of life's most impor

Matthew Kelly
Two Questions that WOKE ME UP - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 5:15