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Best podcasts about saturday week

Latest podcast episodes about saturday week

Organic Gardener Podcast
Farmer's Markets | Fall Plantings | Natural Cleaning | Soil Sista Saturday Week 3 | August 7, 2021

Organic Gardener Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 43:05


Edit Post Save drafthttps://mikesgreengarden.com/?p=139280&preview=true (Preview) https://mikesgreengarden.com/?p=139280&preview=true ((opens in a new tab)) Publish Paragraph: Change block type or style Change text alignment Add title Basil I planted June 21, 2021 With my soil blocker Such an awesome couple OMGOSH! These blossoms were the best! Follow them on instagram https://www.instagram.com/themilkmaidbakery/ (https://www.instagram.com/themilkmaidbakery/) Sorry about the sound listeners. lFind the partially edited Computer Generated Transcript below. Hey everyone. This is JackieMarie Beyer. Your host here to help inspire you on your journey to create, grow, and enjoy a green, organic oasis. So let's get growing. Welcome to the GREEN Organic Garden. It is Saturday, August 7th, 2021, and we're doing Soil Sista Saturday again. So Aileen Catrone our Golden Listener from 2020 in New Jersey is here to share with us, how are you?  Aileen   00:00:42 Great, wonderful, excited. The garden is still going. Everything's surviving. How are you?  JackieMarie  00:00:53 What's your weather? Like we have clouds today. We might actually get rain and it's been cooler the last two days.  Aileen   00:01:00 No, it's been really nice and sunny all week. It has not rained, which it's kind of good because we had so much rain. You know, you get a lot of that, that blight coming and stuff like that. So I'm trying to head that off a little bit, you know, taking all the, you know, the underneath the stems and stuff that are touching the soils and stuff, cleaning out the tomato plants a little bit underneath to still keep them going, which is nice. I have some squash coming up. I have pumpkin's coming up. I'm so thankful. Zucchini coming up. Eggplants still going too, which is wonderful.  Aileen   00:01:42 I have some green beans, so I'm excited. It's working out. It really is. I'm thankful.  JackieMarie  00:01:50 You do have green beans coming already?  Aileen   00:01:54 Yes. Yeah. These little and they're purple. And then they turn green when you cook them kind of thing. So they're pretty good. Yeah. Yeah. It's not a lot.  JackieMarie  00:02:04 Mike has green beans coming on. I think I saw down, I think I ate one the other day, even.  Aileen   00:02:10 Mike has some green beans?  JackieMarie  00:02:15 Yeah! He has lots of green beans and we have those dragon-tongue striped purple ones that the kids always dragon tongue ones. That Patti Armbrister turned me on to. He just walked in with some cucumbers. He's gonna make pickled beets and hopefully pickle pickles this week.  Aileen   00:02:37 Good. That's one thing I did. I picked one cucumber. I only have one. The rest are growing, but one I picked, so pick them and you know, what's funny about the cucumbers? They have this like prickly, like I guess it's a defense mechanism for, if something comes to eat them. I never, huh?  JackieMarie  00:03:00 They do.  Aileen   00:03:02 Yeah! It's like, it feels that like, the eggplant has it also on the stem area. It's like these thorns. I never knew that because when you go to the store, they're actually taken off.  JackieMarie  00:03:18 Yeah! And also the ones that the store are more of a slicing cucumber, I think different than a pickling cucumber. I don't know if the slicing cucumbers have, and they always feel like they have that wax on them, the ones you buy at the store, you know?  Aileen   00:03:33 Oh yeah. Oh, completely different. Oh, everything is completely... Support this podcast

GmiasWorld's Podcast
NFL takeaways Saturday Week 16 2020! Fitzmagic leads Dolphins to win Tom Brady Bucs Clinch Playoffs

GmiasWorld's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2020 8:06


Today’s NFL Podcast gmiasworld goes over NFL takeaways Saturday Week 16 2020! Fitzmagic leads Dolphins to win Tom Brady Bucs Clinch Playoffs the latest NFL news & highlights for the National Football League. If you want more NFL Podcasts from GmiasWorldPodcast… Hit that subscribe button! #NFL #NFLRedzone -Follow me on PS4 - gmia -Watch me live on Twitch: Twitch-http://twitch.tv/GmiasWorld -Become a GmiasWorld Member to get all my emotes and exclusive privileges including your Madden questions answered! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoAZQNN5r7j4Gm80anUuzDg/join -Follow me on Social Media: Twitter-https://www.twitter.com/GmiasWorld Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/GmiasWorld Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/GmiasWorld -Buy Official GmiasWorld Gear: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/gmiasworld -Background Music @ZaneAlexanderNC NFL takeaways Saturday Week 16 2020! Fitzmagic leads Dolphins to win Tom Brady Bucs Clinch Playoffs NFL takeaways Saturday Week 16 2020! Fitzmagic leads Dolphins to win Tom Brady Bucs Clinch Playoffs

Pick Six NFL Podcast
NFL Week 16 Friday/Saturday Recap: Ryan Fitzpatrick comes on in relief for Dolphins win, Bucs clinch playoffs, Kamara scores 6 TDs (Football 12/27)

Pick Six NFL Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2020 52:26


Holiday football provided a couple of gifts with one coming in the form of Fitzmagic. On this episode, Will Brinson, Ryan Wilson and John Breech recap the Friday and Saturday Week 16 action highlighted by Ryan Fitzpatrick coming on in relief of Tua Tagovailoa and Alvin Kamara leading fantasy managers to the promised land. The Dolphins are now in prime position to reach the postseason, courtesy of a quarterback switch and a late-game blunder from Jon Gruden (3:00). The guys analyze Brian Flores' thought process and the QB reliever approach. They also break down the Bucs dominant playoff-clinching victory over the Lions (23:30), who were dealing with a depleted coaching staff and lost Matthew Stafford to injury pretty quickly as well. The Cardinals blew their chance against the 49ers as the Pick Six Superfriends question Kliff Kingsbury's coaching and Kyler Murray's play (29:30) Finally, we revisit Saints-Vikings on Christmas and that all-time performance from Alvin Kamara (40:30). 'Pick Six' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow the Pick Six team on Twitter: @picksixpod, @willbrinson, @ryanwilsonCBS, @johnbreech, @E_DeBerardinis Visit the Pick Six YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/picksix Check out the Pick Six Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/picksixpod/?hl=en Join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/758548147935545/ For more NFL coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

PFF Daily Betting Podcast
Vikings at Saints recap, Saturday week 16 NFL games preview, and College Bowl game preview

PFF Daily Betting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2020 18:42


Ben Brown is joined by PFF's own Eric Eager. Ben and Eric discuss the Saturday week 16 NFL games and the remaining College Bowl games.

ANDRE TRIPLETT's show
THE GAME ACCORDING TO ME: EPISODE 61 - RECAP OF CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY, WEEK 15 OF THE NFL SEASON, AND NBA 2020-21 SEASON PREDICTIONS

ANDRE TRIPLETT's show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 44:20


THE GAME ACCORDING TO ME IS A SPORTS-BASED PODCAST WHERE I, AJ TRIP, WILL TALK ABOUT THE BIG STORIES GOING ON IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS AND WRESTLING. DURING THE FOOTBALL SEASON THERE ARE WEEKLY EPISODES AND THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE YEAR ITS WHENEVER I CAN. https://anchor.fm/andre-tripletts-show WAYS TO SUPPORT ME ANCHOR SUBSCRIPTIONS: https://anchor.fm/andre-tripletts-show/support TIPS: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=RXZGQKECRLAW2&source=url OR TIP ME VIA CASHAPP:$AJTRIP20 Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/AJTRIP, FOLLOW ME ON: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ATRIPLETT20 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/ATRIPLETT20 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AJTRIP20/ YOUTUBE MAIN (AJ TRIP): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_9bJi4g8TZfMPXWD5VTGgA YOUTUBE BACK-UP: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvP2rLLDnHozh7nnL_0nmlQ TWITCH: https://www.twitch.tv/atriplett20 ASK.FM: https://ask.fm/ATRIPLETT20 CURIOUSCAT.ME: http://curiouscat.me/ATRIPLETT20 DISQUS: https://disqus.com/by/andretriplett/ SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/user-58651457 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@atriplett20 DLIVE:https://dlive.tv/ATRIPLETT20 LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andre-triplett-05504555/ PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/andret2304/me/ TUMBLR: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/atriplett20 PLAYER.ME: https://player.me/ajtrip KOOKLOO: https://www.kookloo.com/channel/2302412524/AJTRIP INFSTREAM: https://infstream.com/ajtrip/ DAILYMOTION: https://www.dailymotion.com/ATRIPLETT20 BYTE: AJTRIP --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/andre-tripletts-show/support

Sideline Judgement
A Very Spooky CFB Saturday - Week 9 Review (S4,E17)

Sideline Judgement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 61:47


Sergio & Tyler recap the biggest games from Week 9 of the 2020 CFB season. They talk about the brawl that occurred between Missouri and Florida at halftime, Cincinnati having a top 2 defense in the country, and Sergio declares his allegiance to his Heisman front-runner. Also discussed: Maryland looking like Alabama-lite with Taulia Tagovailoa at QB, Oklahoma State gifting Texas a victory, and Tyler apologizes to Sergio for jumping the gun on the Arkansas hype. Don't forget to like, comment, subscribe, rate, and follow us on Twitter: @SJ_Podcast We're not biased, but Go Gators!

10K Dollar Day
BONUS: 10K Saturday Week Three Highlights!

10K Dollar Day

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2020 24:17


This is our #10KDrivewayTour Week Three RECAP! We performed in driveways, on pool decks, in backyards, in a podcasting studio, and a co-working space! We offer lots of advice about road trip planning (for you and our future selves if we do this crazy thing again)! You can click here to find links to our trip highlights! FOLLOW US:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterPinterestApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcherSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/10KDollarDay/)

10K Dollar Day
BONUS: 10K Saturday Week Two Highlights!

10K Dollar Day

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2020 20:37


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/10KDollarDay/)

10K Dollar Day
BONUS: 10K Saturday Week One Highlights!

10K Dollar Day

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2020 20:04


This is our #10KDrivewayTour Week One RECAP! We are between Little Rock, Arkansas and Wichita, Kansas currently, and it is amazing that we remember that seeing as how much we are packing in to these three weeks on the road! Click here to find links to our highlights! FOLLOW US:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterPinterestApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcherSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/10KDollarDay/)

Chronicles of Self-Awareness
The Composition Episode 028- it's Saturday week 4 recap and insights

Chronicles of Self-Awareness

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2020 13:06


What an interesting week! Check out my weekly recap and insights! I got a new song out! "Lyft Us" https://soundcloud.com/mrcomposition/lyft-us-prod-by-mr-composition Work with me: INSTAGRAM @graffitithemindson WEBSITE: www.dabtroll.com EMAIL: goldendabtroll@gmail.com Tarot/Guidance readings CBD Products (Venus Retrograde Prerolls, Smokable Tea Blend, and more!) , My Book, and services! dabtroll.com/shop My New Album Quantum Containers Vol.1 Listen/Stream https://mrcomposition.bandcamp.com/album/quantum-containers-vol-1 T-Shirts Now Available! https://teespring.com/stores/dtc-time-machine donations (very much appreciated) cashapp $dabtrollcreations or paypal mr_composition@yahoo.com My First Book Ideas of Illusion Available: Paperback: http://dabtroll.com/shop/ideasofillusionpb/ EBook: http://dabtroll.com/shop/ideasofillusioneb/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-composition/support

Whispering Winds
Evening Prayer, Saturday Week 3

Whispering Winds

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2020 4:07


Evening prayer --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ed-arambasich-jr/message

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Saturday Week Twelve - Fire Discourse - April 25 2020

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2020 78:56


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time.  If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, April 25, 2020, is the twelfth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study on one of the three cardinal discourses, the Fire Discourse - that concludes our 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. “Monks, the All is aflame. What All is aflame? The eye is aflame. Forms are aflame. Consciousness at the eye is aflame. Contact at the eye is aflame. And whatever there is that arises in dependence on contact at the eye – experienced as pleasure, pain or neither-pleasure-nor-pain – that too is aflame”… (Truth Of Happiness Week Twelve ) If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study  A supportive sutta is the Rahogata Sutta Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta. My talks and classes can be joined live: Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019. New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours: Podcast/Audio Archive  (+600 Audio Recordings) Video Archive  (+500 Video Recordings) If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted. To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John Thank You. Peace.

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Saturday Week Ten Hindrances - April 11 2020

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2020 84:47


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday April 11, 2020 is the tenth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on  common hindrances to individual Dhamma practice.. FIVE COMMON HINDRANCES TO PRACTICE Sensory or sensual desire Ill will Sloth, torpor, or drowsiness Restlessness and worry Doubt, uncertainty or skepticism … (Truth Of Happiness Week Ten) If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study  A supportive sutta is the Hindrances, Two Suttas Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta. My talks and classes can be joined live: Web Browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 Android Device: Zoom Android App IOS Device: Zoom IOS App Dhamma Class Schedule My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December, 2019. New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours: Podcast/Audio Archive (+600 Audio Recordings) Video Archive (+500 Video Recordings) If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted. To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/ Thank You. Peace.

High On Sci-Fi
Science Saturday: Week 4

High On Sci-Fi

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2020 77:56


Join us on this fun episode of Science Saturday as we discuss what's happening in the world of science. We had a fun time doing this episode and we hope you all enjoy it!

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
Khanda Sutta: Aggregates - Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Saturday Week Eight Five Clinging-Aggregates - March 28 2020

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2020 142:51


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday March 28, 2020 is the eighth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on  Five Clinging-Aggregates. “The five clinging-aggregates explains  that from ignorance a deluded view is formed. This ignorant view obscures reality and creates distraction. This results in the combining of five disparate parts to objectify and provide a vehicle for the ensuing confusion and suffering…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Eight) If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study  A supportive sutta is the Khanda Sutta Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta. My talks and classes can be joined live: Web Browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 Android Device: Zoom Android App IOS Device: Zoom IOS App Dhamma Class Schedule My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December, 2019. New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours: Podcast/Audio Archive (+600 Audio Recordings) Video Archive (+500 Video Recordings) If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted. To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/ Thank You. Peace.

WINNERS
Tony Mestrov - This year's Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, slated for Saturday week, has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WINNERS

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2020 3:39


Tony Mestrov - This year’s Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, slated for Saturday week, has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

High On Sci-Fi
Science Saturday: Week 3

High On Sci-Fi

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2020 68:11


The Covid-19 is here and we have our own serious and silly opinions about it. Tune in and find out what they are here on High On Sci-fi's Science Saturday!

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Saturday Week Eight Dependent Origination - March 14 2020

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2020 84:13


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of theBuddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, March 14, 2020 introduces the eighth week of our 12-week 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on Dependent Origination. “Dependent Origination explains the process of the formation of a personality, a “self”  and the process of maintaining the self…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Eight) If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study A supportive sutta to this week’s Dhamma study is  Dependent Origination and Conditioned Mind Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta. My talks and classes can be joined live: Web Browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 Android Device: Zoom Android App IOS Device: Zoom IOS App Dhamma Class Schedule My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December, 2019. New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours: Podcast/Audio Archive (+600 Audio Recordings) Video Archive (+500 Video Recordings) If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted. To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/ Thank You. Peace.

High On Sci-Fi
Science Saturday: Week 2

High On Sci-Fi

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2020 46:34


Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Saturday Week Seven Three Marks Of Existence March 7 2020

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2020 79:46


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of theBuddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, March 7, 2020 introduces the seventh week of our 12-week 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on the Three Marks of Human Existence - Impermanence, The Not-Self Characteristic, and ongoing Stress. “Through understanding the environment in which the ego-self is established and maintained, all views of self can be recognized.…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Seven) If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study A supportive sutta to this week’s Dhamma study is the Dhatu-Vibhanga Sutta Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta. My talks and classes can be joined live: Web Browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 Android Device: Zoom Android App IOS Device: Zoom IOS App Dhamma Class Schedule My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December, 2019. New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours: Podcast/Audio Archive (+600 Audio Recordings) Video Archive (+500 Video Recordings) If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted. To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/ Thank You. Peace.

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Saturday Week Six - Eightfold Path “Concentration”| February 29, 2020

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 29, 2020 89:46


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of theBuddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, February 29, 2020 introduces the sixth week of our 12-week 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on the concentration factors of the Eightfold Path, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Meditation. “This is a specific application of mindfulness that is developed and maintained in the Dhamma. Being mindful of what is to be abandoned and what is to be developed is the essence of Right Mindfulness…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Six) If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study A supportive sutta to this week’s Dhamma study s the Samadhanga Sutta Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta. My talks and classes can be joined live: Web Browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 Android Device: Zoom Android App IOS Device: Zoom IOS App Dhamma Class Schedule My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December, 2019. New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours: Podcast/Audio Archive (+600 Audio Recordings) Video Archive (+500 Video Recordings) If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted. To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/ Thank You. Peace.

High On Sci-Fi
Science Saturday: Week 1

High On Sci-Fi

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2020 61:24


Welcome and thank you for tuning in for the first episode of High On Sci-fi's Science Saturdays! Hang out as we get into our favorite science discoveries of the week with occasional jokes and good times thrown in as well! So sit back and discover in this weeks episode of Science Saturdays!

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Saturday Week Five - Eightfold Path “Virtue”|February 15, 2020

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2020 82:17


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. If you find benefit from this talk and to support future recordings please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, February 15, 2020 introduces the fifth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path, Right Speech, Right Action and Right Livelihood. “The base need of the ego-personality is to continue to define and maintain the ego-self and its beliefs in all objects, views and ideas.…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Five) If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study A supportive sutta to this week’s Dhamma study s the Tissa Sutta Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta. My talks and classes can be joined live: Web Browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 Android Device: Zoom Android App IOS Device: Zoom IOS App Dhamma Class Schedule My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December, 2019. New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours: Podcast/Audio Archive (+600 Audio Recordings) Video Archive (+500 Video Recordings) If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted. To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/ Thank You. Peace.

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Saturday Week Four - Eightfold Path “Wisdom”|February 8, 2020

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2020 87:54


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. If you find benefit from this talk and to support future recordings please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, February 8, 2020 introduces the fourth week of our 12-week 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on the wisdom factors of the Eightfold Path, Right View and Right Intention. “It is for the full comprehension, clear understanding, ending and abandonment of suffering that the Noble Eightfold Path is to be cultivated…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Four) If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study A supportive sutta is the Sikkha Sutta: Sikkha Sutta Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta. My talks and classes can be joined live: Web Browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 Android Device: Zoom Android App IOS Device: Zoom IOS App Dhamma Class Schedule My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December, 2019. New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours: Podcast/Audio Archive (+600 Audio Recordings) Video Archive (+500 Video Recordings) If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted. To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/ Thank You. Peace.

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Saturday Week Three - Four Noble Truths |February 1, 2020

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2020 100:47


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. If you find benefit from this talk and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, February1, 2020 introduces the third week of our 12-week 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This weeks study is on the Four Four Noble Truths. Everything the Buddha taught for the last forty-five years of his life, after his awakening, was taught in the context of the Four Noble Truths.“ (Truth Of Happiness Week Three) If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Week One - Introduction And Jhana Meditation A supportive sutta is the Sacca-Vibhanga Sutta - An analysis of Four Noble Truths: Sacca-Vibhanga Sutta Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta. My talks and classes can be joined live: Web Browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 Android Device: Zoom Android App IOS Device: Zoom IOS App Dhamma Class Schedule My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December, 2019. New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours: Podcast/Audio Archive (+600 Audio Recordings) Video Archive (+500 Video Recordings) If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.   To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/ Thank You. Peace.

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Saturday Week Two Four Foundations Of Mindfulness

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2020 83:18


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. If you find benefit from this talk and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, January 25, 2020 introduces the second week of our 12-week 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This weeks study is on the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. In the Satipatthana Sutta the Buddha teaches the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. A practice of mindfulness without this foundation can often lead to confusion and distraction on the path of liberation and freedom. “As concentration deepens and mindfulness broadens notice the development of the qualities of Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration, serenity, and equanimity. “ (Truth Of Happiness Week Two) If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Week One - Introduction And Jhana Meditation A supportive poem from Sumangala’s mother is here: Sumangala’s Mother - Freedom Though Jhana, too

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Saturday Week One - January 18, 2020

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2020 77:44


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. If you find benefit from this talk and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, January 18, 2020 begins our 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study with a review of the preface, introduction, and first chapter on Jhana meditation  (AKA Shamatha-Vipassana meditation.) •If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Week One - Introduction And Jhana Meditation Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta. My talks and classes can be joined live: Web Browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 Android Device: Zoom Android App IOS Device: Zoom IOS App Dhamma Class Schedule My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December, 2019. New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours: Podcast/Audio Archive (+600 Audio Recordings) Video Archive (+500 Video Recordings) If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted. To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/ Thank You. Peace.

Software Process and Measurement Cast
SPaMCAST 577 - Backlog Prioritization and Agile Myths, Essays and Discussions

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2019 25:03


SPaMCAST 577 features our essay on approaches to backlog prioritization. Today we will share some background and a simple approach because sometimes a straightforward approach will fit the bill! Also this week, Susan Parente joins the cast with an installment of her Not a Scrumdamentalist column.  Susan discusses agile myths. Re-Read Saturday News In this week’s installment of our re-read of Thinking, Fast and Slow we talk about risk policies. The concept of risk policies dovetails quite nicely with our discussion of story and portfolio prioritization.    Remember, if you do not have a favorite, dog-eared copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow, please buy a copy.  Using the links in this blog entry helps support the blog and its alter-ego, The Software Process and Measurement Cast. Buy a copy on Amazon,  It’s time to get reading! The current installment of Re-read Saturday: Week 31: Chapter 31: Risk Policies - http://bit.ly/2RWEqin  Next SPaMCAST SPaMCAST 578 features the return of Evan Leybourn.  Evan and I discussed HR Guilds and news from the Business Agility Institute. 

Software Process and Measurement Cast
SPaMCAST 576 - Learning and Experimentation, A Conversation With Kim Pries

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2019 28:19


SPaMCAST 576 features a discussion on learning and experimentation with Kim Pries.  Kim has coded, tested, lead, and is an author. He has also delivered pointed advice as the Software Sensei.  Today we discussed the relationship between learning and experimentation which is at the heart of growing as you practice software development. Re-Read Saturday News In this week’s installment of our re-read of Thinking, Fast and Slow we talk about the collision of utility theory and prospect theory, overweighting vivid outcomes, and denominator neglect. Remember, if you do not have a favorite, dog-eared copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow, please buy a copy.  Using the links in this blog entry helps support the blog and its alter-ego, The Software Process and Measurement Cast. Buy a copy on Amazon,  It’s time to get reading! The current installment of Re-read Saturday: Week 40: Rare Events - http://bit.ly/2LANUMr  Next SPaMCAST SPaMCAST 577 will feature our essay on simple approaches to backlog prioritization.  Sometimes a straightforward approach will fit the bill! We will also talk with Susan Parente.

Software Process and Measurement Cast
SPaMCAST 575 - Messing Up Agile Hybrids, Deming and Book Club, Essays and Discussions

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2019 18:51


SPaMCAST 575 features our essay on the lightning-rod issue: hybridizing agile methods and techniques. We can all agree that fitting a model to an observed reality requires the flexibility to hybridize. Why do we it so wrong so often? We will also have a visit from Jon M Quigley and his Alpha and Omega of Product Development column. Jon and I talked about Deming and his impact on our lives and a book club we are launching early next year. Re-Read Saturday News In this week’s installment of our re-read of Thinking, Fast and Slow we talk about the Fourfold Pattern, Certainty Effect and the Possibility Effect (Chapter 29).  Simply put “people are not perfectly rational choosers,” which makes it hard to make consistently good decisions.   Remember, if you do not have a favorite, dog-eared copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow, please buy a copy.  Using the links in this blog entry helps support the blog and its alter-ego, The Software Process and Measurement Cast. Buy a copy on Amazon,  It’s time to get reading! The current installment of Re-read Saturday: Week 29: The Fourfold Pattern - http://bit.ly/2Y3doHg  Next SPaMCAST SPaMCAST 576 will feature a conversation with Kim Pries, the Software Sensei on learning, quality, craftsmanship, and future plans. This is one of those conversations that is full of serendipity. 

Gritty Birds
Day 2 Gritty Birds NaPodPoMo: Storytelling Saturday Week 1: Choose Your Own Adventure

Gritty Birds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2019 21:01


Adapted from a talk at Podcast Movement's PMX Competition 2019. A love story, a story about creating. During the years I was studying music in Seattle, I worked with jazz legend Overton Berry. In this episode, I share our story and how he helped lay a foundation for telling amazing stories through word and music.  This is day two of NaPodPoMo and a part of Story Saturday. Full transcript at http://grittybirds.com

Braggin' Rights
Diamond In The Rough Saturday (WEEK 5 PREVIEW)

Braggin' Rights

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2019 43:35


Penn State at Maryland (+6.5) Texas Tech at Oklahoma (-27) Kansas at TCU (-16) Virginia at Notre Dame (-12.5) USC at Washington (-10) Kansas State at Oklahoma State (-4.5) Ohio State at Nebraska (+17.5) NC State at Florida State (-6) Kentucky at South Carolina (-3) Washington State at Utah (-5.5)

Shutdown Fullcast
BIG NUDE SATURDAY - Week 3, Recapped

Shutdown Fullcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2019 57:58


We didn't necessarily learn a lot in Week 3, but what we did was important: just because Iowa-Iowa State is El Assico doesn't mean several other games aren't also El Assico. Looking at you, Florida-Kentucky. And Pitt-Penn State. And Michigan State-Arizona State. BONUS: stay to the end and learn about the dumbest midgame crowd entertainment plan ever, courtesy of Indiana! 

Platt Park Church Sermons & Messages
Between the Cross and Resurrection: A Theology of Holy Saturday Week 1

Platt Park Church Sermons & Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2019 33:04


Susie Grade kicks off our newest series "Between the Cross and Resurrection: A Theology of Holy Saturday."

Her Loyal Sons Podcast
Eye Sore Saturday (Week 12 Preview)

Her Loyal Sons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2018 87:41


Between damn near every team in college football trying to take a week off with a terrible matchup and Notre Dame/Syracuse trying to blind us all with poor uniform choices, week 12 will likely not be a treat for the eyes. However, college football is college football and we will miss it dearly when it is gone. And so we press on, eager for another Saturday and another NCAA Sim which may also make you blind. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
574 I Choose To Feel Good | July 2018 Saturday Week 4

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2018 21:07


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Help Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
567 I Treat Others Better Than How They Want To Be Treated July 2018 Saturday Week 3

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2018 14:45


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Help Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
560 My Happiness Is In Direct Correlation With My Appreciation | July 2018 Saturday Week 2

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2018 16:26


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Please Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
553 I Stay Focused On What Is Worthwhile | July 2018 Saturday Week 1

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2018 11:21


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Help Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
546 Small Changes Lead To Big Improvements | June 2018 Saturday Week 5

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2018 12:32


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Help Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
539 When I Focus On Where I Want To Be I Allow Better Doors To Open For Me | June 2018 Saturday Week 4

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2018 17:01


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Help Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
532 I Manifest Everything I Need | June 2018 Saturday Week 3

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2018 10:22


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Help Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
525 I Deliberately Involve Myself In Things That Move My Soul | June 2018 Saturday Week 2

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2018 16:05


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Please Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
518 I Want Everyone To Win | June 2018 Saturday Week 1

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2018 13:32


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Please Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
511 I Become Stronger By Making Fear My Friend | May 2018 Saturday Week 4

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2018 15:23


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Please Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
504 I Am Successful Because I Play By My Own Rules | May 2018 Saturday Week 3

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2018 13:38


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Please Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
497 I Simplify My Life Because It Allows Me To Focus On Whats Most Important | May 2018 Saturday Week 2

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2018 17:01


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Please Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
490 I Am Part Of Something Amazing | May 2018 Saturday Week 1

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2018 12:57


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Please Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
483 The Best Kindness Starts With Me | April 2018 Saturday Week 4

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2018 19:44


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Please Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
476 I Better My Odds By Consistently Taking More Chances On Myself | April 2018 Saturday Week 3

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2018 20:20


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Please Support This Podcast By Going To: www.strongwithin.com/support (You can also get the transcripts there)     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
469 I Choose To Be Bigger Than The Problem | April 2018 Saturday Week 2

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2018 20:49


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Please Support This Podcast By Going To: www.patreon.com/strongwithin     Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247 Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
462 I Slice My Way Through Stress Easily | April 2018 Saturday Week 1

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2018 14:57


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
455 I Have High Hopes For Every Day | March 2018 Saturday Week 5

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2018 17:58


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
448 I Pay Attention To The Energy I Generate | March 2018 Saturday Week 4

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2018 15:38


Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
441 I Forgive You & I Forgive Myself March 2018 Saturday Week 3

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2018 15:08


Synergistic Saturdays-#441  March The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Forgive You & I Forgive Myself “To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.” ~Alexander Pope One great lesson I learned is to keep my mouth closed in anger, to keep my tongue still when hurt, and to keep my mind from traveling thorny dangerous trails. Now while I said I learned this lesson, it doesn't mean that I always practice it. Hurt and anger can be explosive emotions. They can be emotions that are like a riptide wanting to sweep you deeper within their wake. It feels good to give up control to something; it feels freeing to not care about the destruction we can do…thinking about how others didn't seem to care when they offended us. But being swept within anger or hurt creates the pathway of thinking revenge is ok. And it's so strange how so many things come together when we awaken. While I was thinking about this topic, I was listening to the song Disarm by the Smashing Pumpkins. I had just downloaded it, and I hadn't heard it in years. And it moved me to look up the lyrics and research it a bit more. The lyrics go like this: “Disarm you with a smile And cut you like you want me to Cut that little child Inside of me and such a part of you Ooh, the years burn Ooh, the years burn I used to be a little boy So old in my shoes And what I choose is my choice What's a boy supposed to do? The killer in me is the killer in you My love I send this smile over to you” The lead singer (and writer) Billy Corgan, said the song was about his rocky relationship with abusive parents. How he disarmed their violence with his smile. That he had to grow up too early as a little boy and live in adult shoes. He thought about killing his parents for the pain they caused him, but he chose a different response than returning the anger and violence they taught him—"the killer in me is the killer in you…” so instead he says in the song “my love I send this smile over to you.” Josh Billings said, “there is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.” And what a powerful concept that is to understand. And the reason I said understand, is because it's easy to know what it means, but to truly understand means to live it, to embody it, and to live in a higher frequency than one of reaction and payback for those who have hurt us. I know for me, I want people to feel what I felt, but trying to send back that negative energy, or recreate that feeling in other people, only continues the cycle of violence, self-abuse, and hurt (mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually). Because the only one who is truly getting hurt is ourselves by living within the hurt and revenge; by trying to make others feel and experience what we went through…which will never happen. Yes, we can tell people how we were hurt, but when we try to make them feel it out of spite or anger from being hurt…it only keeps us locked within our hurt. Most people will say that to heal we need to let go of the past offense, but it's not that simple. And not because you can't let go of the hurt, but it's understanding we never let go of things. Instead of letting go, we are always deciding where to put our energy and focus. So if we focus on letting go, we are still focusing on the hurt. But if we turn and pivot towards a better emotion such as forgiveness, self-growth through difficult times, or maybe seeing that the pain inflicted upon us is more someone else's way of deflecting their internal hurt—then we are doing something more effective in the long run besides trying to let go of something that we'll never fully let go of. So I don't say let go of your hurt, but know that your hurt doesn't have to be a part of your healing, it can be the background of why you decided to love differently. And the people who have changed the world are the ones who turned the other cheek; they are the ones who spoke out even when they might've been in harms way for doing so. They put their power into something more than anger, violence, or revenge. They decided to live for a higher purpose. If you think about what revenge is, it's a lower instinct. No animals express it; they either express their dominance or their submission. It is a subbasement level emotion that keeps us below who we are meant to be. Marcus Aurelius said, “the best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” And it's not that we will become better than the offender, but we will be the example of what people can be. When we stop the cycle of violence or hurt by us acting differently, we change the world. We change the world by changing ourselves first…no matter how much we've been hurt. When we forgive others, it changes the equation…and when we forgive ourselves we cut ties with the cycle of hurt, never to pass on the demons that were given to us. We will no longer take ownership of those demons that were never ours to begin with. Today's Personal Commitment: In the song Disarm that I referenced, the 2nd time the chorus happens—a word changes. The first lyric say “what I choose is my choice.” And in the later chorus he says, “what I choose is my voice.” This song was about a very hard subject, about an abusive family situation, and I found that this song was the act of saying that I will stop the cycle of hurt. I won't pass on what you taught me because I want to express something more consciously about who I am as a person. We can have the tendency to blame our past for who we are. And while it has brought us to where we are, it doesn't have to be the determinant of being who we are. WE MAKE THAT CHOICE. And so the more we defer to the habits of the past as an excuse, then the more we allow what we don't want to be…to control us. And when we continue the cycle of the negative habits we were taught, we allow the riptide of negative emotions to become who we are. We can say it's not my fault, and I agree the past may not be your fault, but the present moment WILL BE if you decide to continue the cycle. So get out your journal and write down the negative emotions, actions, and anything from your past that is keeping you from moving on to be the person you want to be. But don't just stop with writing that list. I want you to ask yourself how you can break the cycle. To become different is possible, but it starts with the belief that you have a choice, and that you can change your present by deciding to think, speak, and act differently. Those who are trapped in their past have decided it was out of their power. Being stuck is one thing, but choosing to stay stuck is another. Change at any moment is possible but it all begins with the belief that I CAN be different and I will choose to be different in every moment from here on out. The old broken me, is dead, and no longer a part of the new me. The ALIVE part of myself, the conscious choice of self-love, is where I now choose to live. I Forgive You & I Forgive Myself   Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
434 I Am Committed To Creating Excellence | March 2018 Saturday Week 2

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2018 15:58


Synergistic Saturdays-#434  March The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Am Committed To Creating Excellence I wanted to do something a little different today. I was thinking about what were the things I learned from doing this podcast, so I created a list of ten things that happened by me taking a leap of faith in this endeavor. It was the act of jumping knowing that I was going to fail in many areas, but I was willing to learn from those failures and be excited instead of afraid of looking foolish. I've learned a lot from this journey, and I hope to continue to keep learning. So let me share the Top 10 things I learned by doing this podcast: Sometimes all you need to do is pull the trigger. The exhilaration of reaching people trumps the fear of not doing it right. Making mistakes made me better, and being willing to make mistakes made me see that my fears were more imaginary than real. It made me realize that I had more stories and ideas than I thought. We all think that we are boring and that nothing cool happens in our lives. I think that all the time, but by doing this podcast it made me look back at my life, to be aware of the great things are happening every day. It's opened my eyes to appreciate things more. It's helped me see that the smallest seemingly insignificant things in my life are really powerful and beautiful reminders about how amazing life really is. By challenging myself to do this podcast it has made me have to be more creative. It has made me have to be more awake in my life. I have to be all in to see the results I want. It's easy to put your foot in the door halfway hoping it works out. But I've forgotten that making a difference is not just trying something, but committing to something. There's more to this podcast than just a rant or small snippets of info. I created a short podcast so people could start their day off on the right foot in a digestible way to help them change for the better. I decided to do this podcast to put value in the world, and if I'm half-assing it…I'm doing a disservice to myself and others. By doing this podcast I've learned how to commit to a higher belief and more worthwhile outcome. I'm reminded constantly that sadness and pain aren't bad; in fact it helped me to transform. I went through a rough time in my life before the creation of this, but I set my mind to a goal of what I wanted which was to finally stop stalling and create a podcast. My movement took my mind off the pain and helped me transform that suffering into growth and joy by creating something beautiful. The podcast helped me to connect deeper with myself and with others in a way I never thought possible. What we put out into the world is not about perfection; it's about learning. I get stressed trying to make every podcast perfect, which is great that I want it to be the best, but I get so stressed focusing on perfection that it adds pressure and stifles my future creativity. By focusing on perfection, I try to force instead of allowing great things to happen. All I need to do is sit down and put in the time to allow great ideas to come to me. I was reminded about collaboration not isolation. By putting my mistakes out there, people collaborated with me to help make it something better than I could've on my own. The mistakes connected me, instead of isolating me. It brought people closer to me as they wanted to help me make something better. They gave me suggestions which I was grateful for, and so it no longer was just mine…but it became ours. It reminded me about the value I am to the world. We live in a world where we can feel invisible, we can feel forgotten, and we can feel insignificant. And by doing this podcast, people have emailed me and let me know how it's helped them in ways I never imagined. I thought people would listen to it by themselves, but I've had husbands and wives listening to it on their morning routine of getting ready for the day. I've had families contact me and let me know their whole family listens to it together. And that still totally baffles me. It's quite a humbling experience thinking that not only one person is getting something from my podcast, but many people in the same household are. It makes me think of that saying—being humble isn't thinking less of yourself, it's thinking less about yourself. And by doing this podcast it reminded me that I have a great purpose and message to share with the world, just like you do. And doing this every day has reminded me about the things I'd forgotten. It has reminded me I am enough, and I have something left to share with people…as you do to. It's made me have to be more deliberate with my schedule and time. This takes a lot of my time out of my day to do this. It can be stressful, but it's made me commit to finishing something. And there have been nights where I was up till 2 am so I could get it out on time. It's made me be committed to what I said I was going to do, and it's made me committed to serving you in the best way that I can. So, yes it's teaching me about commitments, and it's making me realize how much more efficient I need to be with my time management. It's made me more consistent with living my word. It's easy to tell people what they need to do, but by doing this podcast it's reminded me not just to be a talking head. It's reminded me to live what I speak. Sure I fail at times, and I'll fail many more times. But by doing this podcast, it's continually reminding me to ask more of myself. I sometimes find myself asking this…“Chris you asked your listeners to do this…are you willing to do it too, or are you faking things?” So all of you are my accountability partners whether you know it or not, so thank you. It makes me re-believe in myself every day. I know this may sound silly to some as I've done over 400 consecutive daily podcasts so far, but every day I still question whether can I write another word, or whether I can find another story to tell, or whether I can create something good again. And somehow, something good always happens if I just sit down and write. If I commit to the act of being patient in being consistent with sitting down and being willing to find something to talk about no matter what. I am always surprised after I finish creating a podcast, and it feels like it wasn't even me anymore, as I connected to something deeper than just myself.   So there you have it. 10 lessons from stepping out of my fear and committing to doing this podcast. Before the creation of the podcast I spent so much time trying to make things perfect, trying not to do podcasting wrong, being in fear of looking foolish, along with a whole lot of other fears. And sot I wasted two years of my life being afraid instead of just jumping in. They say everything that we want is just right out of our comfort zone. So, what if you were to step out of your comfort zone a little more each day and do the things that scare you? How different would your life be? I know this podcast has done great things for my life, and I know I'll continue to see more great things by staying consistent with it. I had to jump, I had to pull the trigger, I had to do it afraid…and I was rewarded for being willing to fail. So I am reminding all of us, because I need to hear this all the time too: When you jump in, willing to fail, you will be rewarded with things you could've never imagined. By giving up trying to be perfect, you will be giving up the fear of looking foolish. Because we all look foolish when we first start something, but with practice and effort to become better we become something we never even dreamed of…just because we decided to ask a little more from ourselves. Today's Personal Commitment: What's something you have been procrastinating on? And what if you were to start? Maybe you might have your 10 best things happen to you because you stopped waiting and took action. And while you think or look at what new endeavor you want to start that you've procrastinated on, look at something you committed to and write your own top 10 list of things you've learned. You might just be reminded about the awesome things that have happened by you taking a leap of faith on yourself. I Am Committed To Creating Excellence   Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
427 I Take The Time To Understand March 2018 Saturday Week 1

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2018 14:26


Synergistic Saturdays-#427  March 3rd The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Take The Time To Understand  “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ~ Henry David Thoreau I was working with a life coaching student of mine who was going through a rather tough time in their life. They were going through a messy divorce, and it was bringing them to the edge of their sanity. We discussed how to see the games other people play, and how to deal with it more effectively. Their ex, knew how to push my student's buttons. I think it was his way of dealing with things. Now I never had a conversation with my student's ex, so I am taking the liberty of seeing into his mind… But I think it was his way of balancing things out. It was his way of displacing the chaos he felt within onto other people. And when people do that it's only a temporary relief, as they have to keep on sharing that chaos with others because they never deal with it effectively. And during our discussion I reminded my student about the importance of being calm and how to see what their ex-husband was doing was not necessarily a slight on them…but an act of someone who has no clue what they're really doing. Now people will say of course the ex knew what he was doing…and I won't disagree with you there. But the games people play, while they do it to help them feel better, they don't really know why they do it, and they don't know that while it's bringing an end result they think they want…for the other person to feel their pain…they really aren't getting what they want. They think their reward is the transfer of their pain onto the other person…but really what they crave, is calm to their chaos. And so the game they're stuck in, is the endless loop of never being able to escape from the feelings they so desperately wish to not be in. I told my student when you know the game, when you can see their motives, you don't have to participate. You don't have to be part of their chaos…and you won't be part of their chaos unless you choose to be. Unless you react by letting your anger, your fear, or your exhaustion win. My student was frazzled from all of the games being played, and as we talked about the motives behind the games I could see her calming down. She knew everything I was saying was something she needed to hear or do, as she agreed with me for all of it…but through the conversation she said this response a few times…”I know, I know, I know.” After the 3rd time of hearing her say this, I stopped her right there and said I know you know this already, but you're dismissing this information immediately.” And she said, “what do you mean, I agree with you.” I said “I know you do, but you are like me and when I'm saying I know…I am actually saying I hear you, I don't have to change anything because I know what you mean…I have the answer…I get it. When I am saying I know, it's a way for me to take the info in but to brush over it quickly so I don't have to process it.” I know this may sound like semantics but there is knowing and then there is understanding. I said to my student, “when we understand, we are being patient in wisdom…rather than saying I know and being quick with answers. Because when I said I know, it was really a way for me to scan the info quickly so I could move on rather than change.” It was a way for me to act like I was in control saying I know, but knowing and acting upon knowing are two different things. And while it may seem like those two words are similar…I actually get different mental and physical responses when I say them. When I say I understand, I actually pause for a moment to ask…do I really understand? That word holds more weight to me than just knowing. And over the course of our coaching session, anytime I heard her say I know, I know, I know…which was a lot…I stopped her and asked her—"you know, or you understand?” And the interesting thing is she stopped for a moment, thought about what I said, thought about what she was saying…and became more calm and after her pause she would say “I understand.” Her whole demeanor changed when she stopped, processed it, and said I understand out loud. When I work with my students, it's not that I'm trying to impart knowledge on them they don't have. Most of us know what we should be doing, but we need to process that knowledge differently…especially when we aren't getting the feeling or rewards we want by using them. And in this fast-paced world, we want to get to the answer as quickly as possible. But getting to an answer and actually living within the calm of an answer is different. I've spent years telling myself or others I knew the answer, but then I wasn't acting upon it. I was going about my life without intention and consideration, as I was more concerned with getting to the end instead of doing the more patient work of living within an answer. So are you brushing over the lessons you need to learn saying you know it already…or are you taking time to really process what happened, and ask yourself if you understand it? When we take the time to understand something fully, we change not only our future actions by being more aware, but we ease the anxiety and frustration we're in by releasing the negative events that were bothering us. So let us NOT just know, let us understand…and find greater peace within the moment. Today's Personal Commitment: When you know you should do something and didn't do it, do you beat yourself up saying I should've known better? When someone tells you something you need to be reminded of do you say I know, I know, I know? Or do you take a moment to process things, to hear it more fully and say “I understand.”? Sometimes the greatest way to change our predicaments is to change one word, or to ask better questions. So I am going to challenge you this year to change your vocabulary. The next time you want to say I know to yourself or to someone else—take a moment to process it and say “I hear you, and I understand.” Because wouldn't you rather understand something, instead of just simply knowing something? Of course we know things, but understanding means we have a greater depth of knowledge about something..and we actually are doing something about it. Knowledge is NOT power. Power is knowledge WITH application. So, let us live within the answers, not just brush over them. It's like the old saying, “if you have time to do something over, because you didn't take the time to do it right the first time, then you have time to do it right the first time.” So let's do it right the first time, and let's work to have a deeper knowledge of what and who we want to be…and then follow through with that knowledge. I Take The Time To Understand   Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Saturday of the Second Week of Lent: Cathedral Lenten Reflections 2018

Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2018 3:24


You're invited to watch Father Andrew DeFusco’s reflection on the Friday of the Saturday Week of Lent, part of Cathedral's Lenten Reflection series.   Welcome to the podcast for the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore! Join us at Masses Saturday at 5pm, and Sunday at 8am, 9:30am, and 11am. Visit us online at www.cathedralofmary.org for more info on upcoming events. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and we hope to see you at Mass or an event soon!

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
420 I Choose Efficiency Over Perfection | February 2018 Saturday Week 4

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2018 15:13


Synergistic Saturdays-#420 February 24th The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Choose Efficiency Over Perfection   “Some people mistake grit for sheer persistence - charging up the same hill again and again. But that's not quite what I mean by the word 'grit.' You want to minimize friction and find the most effective, most efficient way forward. You might actually have more grit if you treat your energy as a precious commodity.” ~Reid Hoffman   I work to teach people to be more efficient than to be better. It's not that good is bad, or that you shouldn't work to achieve something better in your life. But it's those terms that are subjective to whoever's saying them. One person's good is another person's bad; and sometimes when we are consistently looking to become better, we burn ourselves out from never being satisfied. We are always trying to achieve just a little more and never stopping to celebrate our small wins. We can mistake being better as beating our head against a wall harder. And it can be a slippery slope to get caught in the idea that whatever we do will never be good enough…and that's a tiring way to live.   So instead of only being good, or working to be better what if you were to look at being more efficient. When you're working towards a goal, what if you were to ask yourself how can I be more efficient in reaching this goal? While that can seem like a subjective term, being more efficient helps us to be awakened to be more deliberate in what effectiveness looks like. Whereas good or better don't really have measuring sticks, it's just about trying to do something more and hopefully being successful. Efficiency makes us be more deliberate, as we are asked to be awakened in our lives.   Perfection is a plague, and it affects all of us some of the time, some people more than others. And the idea of perfection cripples us when we are trying to obtain it because it's unobtainable. This point makes me think about a comic strip I used to read called Mother Goose and Grimm. The best part of this Sunday comic strip was the dog, Grimm. Grimm loved to chase cars, and in one drawing I remember he was all bandaged up head to toe chasing a car in a wheelchair…and the lady in the passenger seat of the car looks back and says “Boy that dog never quits.”   I always remember him chasing cars and smashing his nose in when realizes it's parked. Which I found hilarious, and still do…as you can tell I'm easily amused. But we are like that dog, endlessly chasing one parked car after another. We run into that parked car trying to catch something unobtainable and when we see that the car isn't perfect and it didn't have what we were looking for we chase another parked car, and another. We endless pursue the goal hoping we can reach it, but no matter what's in that car we'll never be satisfied because the goal is always changing…and it will never be good enough.   And I believe one great way to fix our obsession with chasing the unobtainable (besides imagining ourselves chasing parked cars) is to forgive ourselves.   You aren't going to know everything, you aren't going to be Superman or Superwoman 100% of the time to everyone, and you aren't God all knowing and all powerful. We all have limitations, and when we forgive ourselves for having limitations, we begin being more efficient in our lives. We become efficient in making ourselves and the world around us healthier.   And to be healthy within our mind and bodies is to know what's important to us. I'm a people pleaser. I want to do anything for anyone because I love helping people, but also it was a self-esteem thing for me too. Because if you are saying yes to everyone, then they can't be mad at you right? But you can't be everything to everyone, and if you're chasing perfection and always saying yes, you'll be failing more times than you're helping. Because everything you say yes to is something else you will have to say no to. And most times you will be saying no to yourself and be getting burned out and resentful from not being able to set clear boundaries for yourself.   It's ok to say no, it's ok to not be everything to everyone. Because really what we want to do in life is do whatever we do…well. But if we're trying to do it all, we began doing it ALL… poorly.   You are going to fail, I am going to fail, so wouldn't you rather fail at things you choose to pursue? Wouldn't you rather get better by learning from those mistakes in pursuing what's important to you? And don't you want to have more energy for yourself and the people around you so you can actually achieve goals instead of always fizzling out from burn out?   You can do anything you want in this world, but most of us are trying to do it all at once. So when you forgive yourself and understand while you might be Superman or Superwoman… you can't be that for everyone all of the time. So find what matters to you, find ways to fail and learn from your mistakes, find more ways to say no to the things you don't want to do so you can say yes to the things you do want to do, and love yourself by knowing that you really never wanted to be perfect…you just wanted to be efficient at whatever you put your effort into. And when you focus more on efficiency than perfection, you can stop hurting yourself from chasing parked cars.   Today's Personal Commitment:What are you endlessly pursuing that's wearing you out? What are the things that are stealing your energy, what people are wearing you down, and what habits would you like to leave behind?   Change seems hard because we want to do it all at once. We go on a diet and we want to lose all that weight as fast as possible. Or we want to win the lottery rather than save and invest efficiently. It's rare where I hear someone say “I want to do it slow and the right way. I want to be challenged.”   And maybe those statements might sound silly to some people, but when you have to work for something…when you have to toil and be deliberate about slow change…you create lasting change.   So write down all your energy stealers from habits, to people, and to pursuits…and ask yourself if you can either leave some of them behind or if there's a way you could be more efficient in your pursuit? It really all comes down to choice—what matters to you most, and what you're willing to let go of to get closer to your worthwhile goals. Doing something well but falling many times is better than doing something right and never reaching perfection. When you prioritize efficiency over perfection…you will always come out ahead.   In fact, I had a long and hard day today. I'm worn out, and I felt this was a crappy podcast and I need to re-do it or spend more time fixing it…but I was like “you know what…good enough is good enough.”   I am my hardest critic. I know I have some great podcasts, and I know some will fall short of that…so I am leaving behind perfection right now and working on being efficient to go and enjoy my Friday night. Thank you guys for reminding me…you guys are teaching me something every day. Thank you.   I Choose Efficiency Over Perfection   Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
413 I Rest Purposefully February 2018 Saturday Week 3

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2018 16:58


Synergistic Saturdays-#413  February 17th The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Rest Purposefully “It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” ~Rita Rudner Guess what, you guys are my one special persons???, my peeps, my crew, my spiritual gangstas, my brothas from anotha motha, my sisters from another mista, my friends, my community. So I hope you don't mind if I do like Rita says and annoy you for the rest of my life

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
406 I Am Purposeful In How I Want To Feel | February 2018 Saturday Week 2

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2018 12:34


Synergistic Saturdays-#406  February 10th The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Am Purposeful In How I Want To Feel   "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." ~Pablo Picasso Let's face it…we all are living the busiest lives we know. It doesn't matter what anyone else is doing. We still think we have the busiest lives in the world, and if only people understood this maybe we could get some of that sympathy we deserve.   I'll admit to how frustrated I was this week. It started bubbling up Tuesday night, and it was getting progressively worse as I got further in the week. And what I teach my life coaching students, I was being put to the test as well if I could live and not just speak this truth…that we don't get what we want, we get what we focus on. I was being reminded that the world around me wasn't creating how I felt, but that I was focusing on the things in my life that were going wrong…which was bringing my focus to it and then creating more of it.   Doing a daily podcast is a great thing to do, and I love doing it, but I've fallen behind in my flow, as usually I like to be at least a week ahead. But lately I've been right on time getting the podcast out right before my midnight deadline for the next day. And every night I spend time thinking, recording, editing, and then getting it populated into podcast land. I'm not complaining about it, but I could just feel the frustration building up within me from being caught up every night stuck in creating this podcast.   Which was spreading my frustrations out into every part of my life and affecting me negatively. And today, I felt myself getting angry at someone driving too fast in the parking being a jerk so I couldn't cross first. I found myself frustrated as I was a little behind on things as I usually like to get to appointments early, but I was right on time to each appointment, and I felt stress from having to rush to them. And I found myself being more quiet around people, as I was feeling annoyed with everything.   I felt a heaviness within me and I knew I had to change something, or I would continue on this path that I didn't want to be a part of anymore. And so I decided to remind myself of the advice I give to all my life coaching students as I said in my mind…”you don't get what you want, you get what you focus on.” And I then asked myself how I wanted to feel?   I replied, “I want to feel calm.”   And so I set out to think more calm things, which then helped me to speak calm things, which helped me to act calmer.   Our atmosphere is not determined by what's surrounding us; Our atmosphere is dictated by the emotions we put out into the world. So if you aren't getting the outcome you want, you might want to look at the emotions you're focusing on. Zig Ziglar said, Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Meaning your skill set, or outside influences, will not determine your place—your attitude will. Your decision to choose how you want to feel will make you or break you.   And so I've decided to not let frustration be my master, but instead to have calm be my response to everything today. I'm sure I'll have to remind myself of that tomorrow and the day after. Because you see, it's not that once you decide to be a certain way you won't ever go back to that negative place; it's that once you decide to choose the emotions you want, instead of being controlled by them, it will then get easier to continually transition into more positive purposeful emotions.   So let's not beat a dead horse here, let's become aware of the emotions that drain us as we pivot from them, and then purposefully focus on putting more emotions that energize us into the world. Because the life you live is determined by the attitude you decide to live within.   Today's Personal Commitment:Attitude check!!!! How are you feeling right now, are you feeling energized and full of life, or are you feeling drained, frustrated, angry, or any other negative emotion? And once you figure out what emotion your feeling, ask why you're feeling that way.   Get to the root of the emotion. Instead of saying I'm upset because my partner is being a jerk…maybe you might see that you're upset because you're allowing your partner's mood to affect you. We look to attribute our good or bad feelings on those outside factors, and it's not that they don't affect us one way or another…but it's that they aren't the final determinant of how we feel. We decide how we want to experience a situation. And like my frustration filled week, I could have decided to stay stuck there. I could have focused more on how I have so much work, and how I'm so behind—which would slow down my progress and work effort even more…keeping me locked in that emotion. Or I could execute what I decided to do—which is find the emotion I wanted to live within, find ways to breathe through the stress, and then begin focusing more upon the calm I had in my life already and the calm I was going to create.   You are the pilot of your life. Are you going to crash and burn letting things control you, or are you going to focus on how you want to feel and take back control of the flight stick in your life? The choice is always yours—not someone or something else. Those external things are just easy excuses to blame so we don't have to do the work. But I hope you do the most important work you'll ever do, which is choosing how you want to feel and following through consistently on it every day.   I Am Purposeful In How I Want To Feel   Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
399 I'm Committed To Finding The Best Way | February 2018 Saturday Week 1

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2018 21:05


Synergistic Saturdays-#399  February 3rd The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I'm Committed To Finding The Best Way   “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~Thomas A. Edison Sometimes our lives are hard because we make them hard. I was thinking back to my college days where I used to eat a lot of hard boiled eggs. I wanted to get some good and easy protein in for my workouts so I'd hard boil a lot of eggs during the week for a quick and easy meal.   My grandmother had given me one of her hardboiled egg makers when I left for college and I loved that contraption. You could put 8 eggs in it, a little water to help steam it, and then plug the machine in and in about 15 minutes the eggs would come out nice and hot. I would then cool them off with some cold water so I could eat them right away.   And after years of use, the metal inside the egg maker was rusting. It probably wasn't the safest machine as I think it was made in the 60s or 70s…at least by the way it looked. So I decided I had to give up on making eggs in that machine. Now mind you, these were the days before Google was so easily accessible, and so I decided to try my hand at hard boiling eggs by boiling water in a pot.   I'd get the water boiling and then I would drop an egg in, and once it hit the bottom it would crack every time. So then I tried a spoon, as I would work to gently try to get the egg to the bottom of the pot. Yet my spoons weren't long enough for me to not burn my hand as I'd try every angle I could in a Cirque Du Soleil arm contortion act…and the egg would eventually slip off before I wanted it to as it's hit the bottom and crack every time.   I was a bachelor and inexperienced in the kitchen, so I felt lost as I had no one to guide me. After multiple attempts I gave up on the idea, with a tear falling down my cheek knowing I would never have another hard-boiled egg again, unless I attended a Super Bowl Party or an Easter lunch.   I said to myself that it can't be done, and  I don't know how people do it. And so I gave up on my good friend the hard-boiled egg.   I also think sometimes when we're defeated by something it's easier to let go of it because we're too embarrassed to ask for help in fear of looking foolish. And that's why Google is so popular, well besides the fact you can find almost any information you need on it, it's because it's much easier to ask a machine a question that won't judge us for not knowing something.   But as luck would have it, a few months or years down the line I met another hard-boiled egg aficionado. And I felt brave enough to ask the question how they were smart enough to not let that dang pot best them in the battle of wits.   And they asked what I had been doing, so I told them I'd get a pot, and I'd fill the pot with water, and then I'd put it on the stove and put the burner on high to get the water boiling faster, and then I'd try to drop the egg in…and that no matter how gentle I was I could never do it right.   They chuckled a little bit, and told me that the best way they had done it was to put the eggs in the pot first, then add the water, and then put it on the stove to heat up. And a light bulb went over my head as we laughed about how easy their way was.   I'm glad it was a good friend, and the only reason they chuckled was because it was one of those laughs you do when your child does something cute but they have no clue to what they are doing. So I felt silly after, but only because I thought if I had just done a little more contemplation on how to get over this problem I could've figured it out.   I was reading a book called The Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. In his book he had a chapter talking about people trying to figure out math problems, and I can't recall the exact amount of time, but I think he said in this study where they gave people a math problem, if they couldn't figure it out in 30 seconds people gave up.   And I see we do that in our lives. We have trouble with something and either we give up, or we go to Google, or we go to our calculator, or we ask someone right away instead of really working on our problem-solving skill muscles. A friend of mine who is an excellent manager told me a story about how she worked with her employees. They would come to her and ask her a question, and she would say, “well what do you think?” And their first response is, “I don't know, that's why I came to you.” And my friend would say, “go back and find the answer.”   She said some of her employees hated her because they felt she wasn't helping them. But little did they know she was trying to make them more self-sufficient. She didn't want them to be stuck and always coming to her; she wanted them to be their own boss and find a way to figure it out. And later on, certain employees that were under her eventually moved up in the company and would thank her for what she did. They would lead their team the same way. Instead of feeding people answers, they believed that the person could find an answer.   So when you're stuck on something, do you really take the time to think about how you could solve it, or do you try to get out of feeling uncomfortable right away by going somewhere else to be given an answer? Yes, I know there will be times we need help, but if we don't work on problem-solving more within ourselves, then we will always be looking for some sort of crutch to help us, to support us, instead of us finding our own best way.   I know for me, I felt stupid by the hard-boiled egg conundrum as I couldn't figure it out, so I was embarrassed to ask anyone until I was far enough away from the problem to talk with someone about it. I know it sounds silly, but there were many times I wouldn't raise my hand in class to ask a question that everyone else might have been thinking, for fear that I might look stupid. No one else was raising their hand, so they must all be getting it…when in fact a lot of people had the same questions I had…but were afraid like me to ask.   So if you're a manager, a parent, a teacher, a friend, or in some sort of role in leadership, how can you believe more in your people? How can you believe so much in them that you encourage them to be their own problem solvers?   I know we don't motivate anyone, but we can help guide people, so how do you think you can help those people in your care to be excited to find their own ways?   I believe one way to do that is to remind them that they have a unique set of skills and knowledge that no one else has. And that they bring something amazing to the table if they just step back and take time to think of better ways instead of trying to do it only one way. Help those in our care to not take the easy road, but to be excited to bring their own uniqueness to the answers.   Now I know my hard boiled egg story is a silly story, but it's a perfect story on how we give up too easily. I had something I loved doing, but since I hadn't taken the time to ask myself, “well why isn't it working…” I decided to just move on. I decided that it was too much work, and I couldn't be bothered with it.   I don't like to bad mouth schools or teachers or the educational system as it is a great resource for us in developing into smarter humans. But in my schooling experience, I didn't have many teachers who encouraged me to bring out my uniqueness. They wanted the specific answer they were looking for, and if I gave it to them, then I did a good job. In college, I saw I wasn't being graded on my individuality and creativity, I was being graded on giving the professor exactly what he or she wanted. And I am not saying all professors are like this, but it was my experience that when I tried to be more creative, I got worse grades.   Now I wasn't looking for people to tell me I was amazing. But I guess I just wanted a little push or pat on the back that let me know it was good that I was thinking outside of the box and that while I didn't get a good grade for being different…it was great that I extended myself a little more in a unique way. Maybe if someone had let me know that it was good I was thinking differently I might have tried a little harder. Because what I really saw was the red marks on how I was wrong and I felt stupid for putting myself out there.   And I learned how to survive in the system; I saw that to get better grades I just had to fall in line and give my teachers what they wanted. I became a robot going to school to get my diploma. I didn't go to learn something or to be educated; I went for that piece of paper as I figured that was the prize, all the while not understanding that the grade, or the paper wasn't the answer…the education was the prize. And I told myself I would get that education in the job market.   I'm not looking to down anyone in leadership roles such as teachers, parents, or manager for how they operate their life. Like my friend who's a manager, and asked her employees to find their own answers. I'm sure some employees left the company or thought she was a jerk and didn't care about them. And that could've been how I viewed my teachers, not knowing their real motive in helping me. But this podcast is not about them; it's about you. It's about trusting yourself a little more. It's about asking more of yourself. It's about taking a little more time not just to do what always has been done, but maybe to ask—is there a better way I could do something?   Because in life I think there's so much more than just being a good soldier. I think there's something great when we decide to step out of line and share our uniqueness with the world. The world doesn't need any more automatons. The world needs individual hearts, the world needs new thoughts on old problems, and the world needs more creativity in sharing our beautiful selves with it.   I know for me I was scared to step out and be thought a fool, or to look silly, or to be different. But inside I don't want to be the same as everyone else. In my past, I fell in line because I didn't want to be left out, and not loved for being something that people didn't understand. And so I killed those notions of individuality, so I could feel the love of acceptance. But all acceptance ever did for me, was kill me a little more every day. I was killing my authentic self to fall in line with the expectation of what I thought others wanted of me.   So let us not be afraid of being loved, but let us remember that when we are willing to step out and be our amazing unique selves, we will find the people who we resonate with. When we step out a little more we will find the people who truly love us for who we are. Know that when we step out of the norm willing to look silly for not knowing an answer, that over time we will find a better answer.   Steve Jobs said this, “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”   Our lives are short when we look back at the end of it. Being 38, I can't believe how fast time flies. And I think it's a shame for us to look back and wish we followed our heart a little more, or that we wished we spent a little more time problem solving instead of giving up too early, or if maybe we believed a little more in ourselves we could've been at ease being our authentic selves.   One of the greatest tragedies in life are those of us who live a life of impersonation afraid of sharing who we truly are. It is a wasted life…because we're living someone else's life, as we're throwing ours away at the same time.   Today's Personal Commitment: What are some of the things you gave up too easily on in your life? My hard-boiled egg problem is a great example because if I was willing to give up that easy on a small problem, what makes me think I would work hard on a big problem? How we do anything is how we do everything.   When something is hard we say in our mind that it wasn't a big deal, or it didn't matter to us and that's why we acted a certain way, but if we treat the small matters with a lack of respect it becomes a habit in how we treat all matters.   So look at things you've given up to easily on, and come back to them and ask yourself if there could be a better way. Like the hard-boiled egg issue, I had to do it backwards to get it right.   And after you do that, look at things you are struggling with now. See if you can come at the problem with a different eye to break the mold of traditional answers that are keeping you stuck in your predicament.   I think it's great to be vigilant in solving our problems, and so we must remember that lesson with others. I believe we need to be a rock for people, but not in giving them the answers, but believing in them, and letting them know that they can find the answer. Let people know that you want them to grow instead of being reliant on someone or something else. Because one of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that you were strong enough to figure something out and do it on your own when you needed to.   Help people become their own superheroes. Ernest Hemmingway said, “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” So let us trust people with their own lives, and believe in them enough, to come to even better answers than we could've given them I'm Committed To Finding The Best Way   Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
392 I Hold Onto What Makes Me Stronger | January 2018 Saturday Week 4_

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2018 14:37


Synergistic Saturdays-#392  January 27th The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Hold Onto What Makes Me Stronger “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”~Hermann Hesse One of my biggest problems is holding onto things I should let go of. Take for example this podcast; I tend to have a lot of ideas when I'm writing for it, and during my brainstorming process, I write in stream of consciousness. I take an idea, and just let all the words fall out of my brain as I put pen to paper (or more accurately fingers to keyboard)—not trying to plan anything out. I work through flow and connecting with my subconscious. And after I feel like I've written for a sufficient amount of time, or exhausted my thought process for the moment, I'll look over my writing to edit and flesh out thin ideas. I don't outline too much unless it's something bigger. For my book, I needed an outline to keep me directed. By keeping to the outline it kept me on task, and when I felt I was stuck in one chapter or idea the outline gave me other places to look. It helped to keep me writing on something else that I felt more creative about at the moment. But on my podcasts, I don't outline much as I don't want to go into every detail known to man. I just want to get some good ideas out there, and to get not only myself thinking but you as well in being more efficient in life. The problem I run in to with writing my podcasts is when I don't want to let go of ideas. I'll write something that I think is interesting and I'm like oh this is a great idea you can't let go of this. I tell myself that you as the listeners NEED to hear it, it might be that one piece of information that could change your life. And so what happens, is I put some good information in the podcast that really doesn't fit like it should. Sure it always seems to work out alright, but it's me trying to cram in too much information at one time. In fact, I did it the other day putting in some interesting facts, but I questioned if I should have used it for another podcast. I lied to myself saying it would have been too much work to delete it or to cut it out and put in my file for future topics. And so I get lost in the conundrum of whether I should be more concise or whether I should add more ideas in just in case it resonates with someone. By holding so tightly on to things, it makes me afraid. It puts an anxiety on me that keeps me from relaxing. And when I'm not relaxed, I'm not able to put my best content out into the podcast. No one seems to know, or at least I hope I don't bore you to death with my podcast and you just haven't told me, but it's me putting out something that isn't my highest effort. And it's not from me trying, I put hard work into it, but the hard work is misdirected as sometimes it's more about trying to cram everything in, instead of putting the best most concise information in. I think it's easy to be afraid of letting things go, because you don't want to make a mistake in not putting everything out there that you can. It's the thought that what if I let go of this one thing and I made a mistake and can never get it back. And for me, I sometimes get thinking that more is better, and that I need to provide everything to my listeners. And by thinking this way it takes me away from my mission. Well, one of my missions. And that purpose, is to be a place that people can get a quick but powerful podcast in changing the way they process their day and their life. And when I try to add in every piece of information, when I over cram a podcast with other ideas, what happens is I convey a message that I don't trust my listeners. It's a message saying that I think I have to hold their hands and spell everything out for them like confused school children. But what I truly hope for, is that people will hear my ideas and they will finish them—that they will add more to them and make them more complete for their lives. Because while I believe I have good ideas and questions—I believe you have better ones. I believe that when you and I collaborate we make ideas better. So I like to think of myself as the sandpaper on the side of a matchbox, and you as the match…as we come together to ignite a change within. So what are you holding on to, in a negative manner, because you're too afraid to let it go? Are you like me, trying to get every piece of information out to others because you're afraid that what you say will never be enough? Are you a hoarder of things—worried that you won't have what you need when you need? And so you stockpile everything up afraid to let go of anything just in case you might need it later. Are you afraid of losing people in your lives, so you create relationships that aren't the best for you? Are you afraid of being alone, and so you make poor choices in the company you keep? Whatever it is that you're holding onto due to fear, they all basically come from the same source—the fear of not being enough. Now listen to me closely here…you will NEVER be enough…because you will ALWAYS be more than enough. And while we will never be perfect, that doesn't mean you won't bring something great to everything you partake in. We want not to come up short, we want to be worthy for the task at hand, and we want to be every answer that's needed for every problem, and that's the ego speaking. So it's not that you aren't enough, it's that you're trying to find your worth in things, in being something, instead of knowing you already are something. And when you truly grasp this idea at your core…you will stop trying to prove your worth, and you'll be automatically living your worth. Your strength won't originate from fear; it will come from the comfort of being secure under your skin…knowing you are always more than enough. Today's Personal Commitment:I give you permission to take a break today, or this weekend. We feel we always have to be doing something, or that if we aren't doing something we're being lazy…and so we punish ourselves for resting. You deserve a rest, and not just a break where you feel guilty for not doing something. So take an hour out of your day to do something for yourself, even if it's just purposefully relaxing. Now some people will say I waste too much time watching TV or Netflix, or napping. That's fine if you already do that, but a lot of times we do it mindlessly. So when you choose a reward for yourself, choose purposefully, and tell your mind that you are giving yourself a much-deserved break from all the stress and things you've been holding on to. By telling your brain this, you are letting it know that it can rest too, and that your brain doesn't have to be thinking about all the things you should be doing instead. That's why when I tend to rest, I never rested. I was always beating myself up for the things I should've been doing. And even though it was a break, it was still draining on me. So be purposefully in your rest. Love yourself enough to silence the chatter in your mind telling you that you have to be busy 24/7. Know you are enough, not by what you do, but by who you already are. So give yourself a break, know you are worthy, and rest purposefully. And the more you do this purposeful rest, then the freer you'll become. You'll find yourself less stressed, more energized, more creative, and more purposeful. You'll work to hold onto things that matter, not trying to hold onto things out of fear. I Hold Onto What Makes Me Stronger   Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
385 I'm Ok With Being Wrong For Us To Be Right | January 2018 Saturday Week 3

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2018 14:57


Synergistic Saturdays-#385  January 20th The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I'm Ok With Being Wrong…For Us To Be Right “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” ~Theodore Roosevelt I was in a relationship years ago where I questioned my sanity. Not because I was insane for going out with this person, but they made me question things I said. One of my ex's strengths was truth, and we would get into some knockdown drag-em-out arguments…and usually about trivial things of who said what. Take for example, we were sitting in the car arguing about something senseless that I can't even recall what it is now. This is how silly it was, we were sitting in the parking lot of our favorite Mexican restaurant, as we went back and forth for 20 minutes. We were keeping those delicious tacos sad by keeping them waiting on us to come inside to eat them. The whole reason the argument persisted, now get this, is because we were trying to tell back to each other what the other person said. If you ever want to go nowhere in an argument, try to prove to someone what they said when they thought they said something else. She said I said this, and I said she said that, and we kept arguing about who said what. During my time dating this person I began to wonder if what was coming out of my mouth was different than what was happening in my head. To me I was wondering if I had some sort of speech dyslexia, and was mixing things up and saying the opposite of what I was thinking. I know sometimes I feel I have trouble relaying what I truly mean to people. And I'm sure we've all done that, where we were certain we said something, but mixed it up when it exited our mouths. As I said, it was about 20 minutes, and I got tired of arguing as those tacos were calling my name, but really, I didn't want to keep arguing anymore. I wanted us to get along and be happy in each other's company because while tacos are always a great time…it wouldn't be as much fun if we were still sour at each other. I then immediately said, “I'm sorry. You might be right. I thought I said this, but maybe I said something else. Maybe there was a disconnect from my mind to mouth. But, yes you might be right, and if I did say it that way, I'm sorry.” I felt like the main character in A Christmas Story…where for his homework he is to write an essay to his teacher about what he wants for Christmas. And he writes on why he deserves a Red Rider BB gun. And in his imagination, he sees the teacher giving him an A++++++++++++ for being the best essay that she has ever read. And that's how my apology felt, I felt damn good knowing it was the best apology in the history of the world. Now maybe I might've been wrong here and should've just let it go, but my objective wasn't just about claiming responsibility for being wrong. It was for us to meet in the middle. So I said to her, I could be wrong about what you said, but I was pretty sure you said this, and it hurt my feelings. Oh!!!! And that was the wrong thing to say, because we then argued more…and kept those delicious tacos waiting even longer. I said to her, I don't care who's right or wrong, I just want us to meet in the middle and understand that maybe things didn't happen how we'd observed them. That no one was at fault, but we might have misspoke…and she said, “NO!” quite firmly. She wouldn't admit to something that she knew was right about. And I persisted just a bit more, as I said, “yes I could have said what you thought I did…and asked her, so you won't meet in the middle by saying we both could've been wrong about what happened? And she said, “NO! We don't always have to meet in the middle. I know what I said, and to say anything different would be a lie.” I decided to drop it. We weren't getting anywhere, and that was really upsetting to me… But not as upsetting as keeping those tacos from my belly, so we went in to go eat. Now with this story, I'm not claiming to be the saint. Maybe I could've observed it all wrong since it is from my point of view and all. And I know that our memory isn't always the most accurate, as it's only coming from our side of things. But what happened in that argument was a switch flipped, and not the bad kind where people get more angry, but an awareness of asking myself, “what are you doing here?” And I knew immediately what I wanted to do, I wanted to meet in the middle, and end the argument. I didn't want anyone to be wrong, I wanted us to step back and look at the bigger picture—did it really matter who was right or wrong…or was being right the most important agenda at that time? And even though that plan didn't work…it actually did work. I was able to step away from the argument seeing something in this person. I could see what was important to them, and I could see what I really wanted out of the situation. Even though I didn't get exactly what I wanted, I got exactly what I wanted. I was able to find peace and clarity to be ok with saying sorry even if I didn't have to. Making this person feel good was more important to me than being right. And if that wasn't their agenda to want to help me feel good too, then that's ok because I did what I thought was right. And so it's not that I won't stand up for myself, or even argue to prove a point, but I've come a better awareness, I've found a switch that flips in my subconscious, that asks me, “is this really what you want to be spending your time on?” And when that happens, I immediately begin doing something different. I begin finding a way to exit the argument peacefully while trying to let the other person know I respect them and their point of view. Again I'm not saying I'm perfect, or that I have it all figured out. What I'm trying to relay to you is that if you're willing to become aware, if you're willing to see a better picture than just being right, and if you're willing to ask what's more important more and more…then your subconscious will begin helping you do more of that. When we can step back and ask, “is me being right worth the perceived reward, or is it more important to try and find peace and harmony within all my interactions, not just for the other person's sake but for my sake?” I think with communication we miss a pertinent point. We think it's about clearly getting our point across. But effective communication with other people is not about speaking clearly and being understood, it's about finding a way to get what's best for everyone…not just ourselves. Today's Personal Commitment:What's the most important thing for you in an argument? Is it about being right, or is it about getting to the best solution for everyone? When we can let go of being right, we can find better answers and more peace in our lives. Sometimes I think we want to be right because it validates our worth in the world. To prove how smart we are, or that we have the best answers, or that we were the most observant…and so we want to show people and say, “look at how worthy I am.” But you don't have to prove your worth to anyone; you already are worthy…sometimes we just don't act it. So think about some arguments you got into in the past and ask yourself why the arguments happened, what happened during the arguments, and how it could have gone better or not happened at all. I'm not saying we shouldn't ever argue, but I'm hoping to help us all spend our time on things that matter most. Some of those important things WILL be arguments that matter, and some will be letting go of arguments. I hope with this podcast that it will help to bring an awareness of treating everyone with a higher respect—to get respect we must give it, and sometimes it's not about proving how right we are to get that respect…but being willing for everyone to be “right” in form or another. As we cultivate a tranquility within us, wanting everyone to win. And when you can do these things, it will become easier to not have silly arguments and to be more conscious in your arguments that are important…as you learn to connect and rouse you subconscious more in helping you to awaken during these times and do what's best in the moment. I'm Ok With Being Wrong…For Us To Be Right     Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
378 I See The Bigger Picture | January 2018 Saturday Week 2_

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2018 14:28


Synergistic Saturdays-#369  January 13th The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I See The Bigger Picture “I think when you work on fossils, and you realize that a species is there, and it's abundant for quite a long period of time, and then at some point it's no longer there - and so, when you look at that bigger picture, yes, you realize that either you change and adapt, or, as a species, you go extinct.”~Louise Leakey I was trying to think about what to say for this podcast, and I was having trouble thinking of where I'd like to take it. I sat in front of my computer for 20 minutes, at least, listening to music to help calm my mind. When all of the sudden I was startled as I heard a small guttural growl. I jumped a little and looked to the left of my desk. I saw one of my dogs, Storm sitting upright, staring me down. It was one of those moments I've heard parents talk about who wake up in the middle of the night and their child is staring at them in the dark…and it creeps the hell out of them, as it looks like a scene from a horror movie. But I saw Storm's kind eyes and knew she wanted something. I was perplexed at what she was doing because I'd just let the dogs out, and then fed them dinner. But Storm kept staring at me. I thought, well, she might want my usual hugs I give to all the dogs. So I got down and gave her a hug, and petted her for a bit to see if she just wanted attention. She quieted down. So I got back to my desk and went back to work. I then heard that same guttural growl again in the family room. So I went out to investigate what was going on. I had an idea what Storm was doing, but I went out to investigate. And when I got out there, my hunches were validated. Storm loves to whine and cry when she feels someone is laying in her bed. And Jolene had snaked Storm's usual nighttime hangout place. I have more than enough beds for the dogs, but Storm for some reason won't lay down, and she cries until one of the dogs moves from where she thinks she deserves to lay. The reason I bring this story up, is because we are like my dog Storm in our lives at times. We're so focused on not getting what we think we deserve that we'll only see the problem instead of the whole picture. We're so close to the problem that we aren't able to see all the possibilities of greatness in our lives. Storm gets so focused on—this is my spot, my bed, that I'll be upset and whine until I get my way. And while whining isn't a good long-term plan for getting what you want, it sometimes does help Storm. She usually gets her way if she whines long enough, not because a dog moves from her spot, but I move the dog for her, so she will finally be quiet. In our lives, we have gotten so accustomed to airing what bothers us, that it feels normal to talk about problems. We've become like those old people in nursing homes who only talk about what medicines they are taking, what sickness they are dealing with, or what aches and pains are bothering them. And while that sounds comical…it has become our reality. We get on facebook and talk about how sick we are, we talk about the issues we're having at our jobs or at school, and we talk about the sadnesses in our lives. And I think it's good to share things with people, but we air EVERY problem to the world…that we get comfortable talking more about problems than finding better things to focus on. I do believe in talking about what bothers us, but there's a difference by talking something out to find an answer rather than just talking to complain. And I will keep reminding you of my favorite life coaching saying, so that it becomes a part of our subconscious… “we don't get what we want, we get what we focus on.” When you can begin focusing more on what's going right in your life, you'll find that you not only attract more good in your life, but you create more good in your life. And by being active in seeing the good, you become more creative, you become more open to different scenarios and possibilities…and you actually become happier. Life is like a bicycle wheel. Think of the spokes in that wheel as the events in your life. Now, when one of those spokes breaks—it seems like the end of the world. It seems like things don't, or can't fit, together like they should. It feels final, it feels devastating, it feels uncomfortable… but what I just said was… “it feels.” I didn't say it was the end of the world. Because when you step back from the problem, you see that your life wasn't about that one spoke or even a few of those spokes—your life was the whole wheel. And within that wheel, all those spokes keep the whole tire supported and still able to move. When you are able to step back and see that each event, each process, of life isn't the end of something, but actually a piece of the whole process, it brings truth into your life. You see that it's all connected, not determined on thing to make you happy. I spent so much of my life focusing on the problem that I made the problem bigger than it was. I stressed myself out more than I should've, and thus I made the situation worse. So when you're feeling like you're dying from sickness, when you feel like it's the end of the world after you'be been fired or laid off, when you feel you can't go on after you go through a breakup or when you get a bad review or negative comment about who you are… take it in. Step back to get some room to breathe, take some deep breathes and find the calm within the moment, and take a look at the bigger picture. See the beautiful intertwining of life, in ALL the spokes of your life, not just the one spoke that feels broken. Today's Personal Commitment:What spokes feel broken at the moment in your life? And why do they feel like the end of the world to you…or at least a major problem for you? Write your answers down; and then step away from the paper for an hour, a day, or even a week. Come back to it when you've had time to step back and breathe from those problems…and then see how you can observe the bigger picture. Write down: 1) The opportunity in the hard events. 2) Write down the lessons you can learn from these harder events. 3) Write down what you eventually want to get from making it through these events. 4) And then write down the steps you need to take to make that happen. The problem isn't the broken event in your life. The problem is the way you see the problem. So let's begin seeing our problems less as problems…and more like stepping stones helping us get to the other side. We think that a wall is between us and the dreams we have in our lives, but the dream and where you are right now really aren't all that different. They're the same person; except the better version, the dream version of yourself, just decided that their problems weren't their focal point. So they looked past them, and found a way to get past them…in an efficient, deliberate, positive manner. I See The Bigger Picture   Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
371 I Am Encouraged Every Day | January 2018 Saturday Week 1

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2018 15:28


Synergistic Saturdays-#362  January 6th The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Am Encouraged Every Day   “I believe that any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement, if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day, and as nearly as possible reaching the high water mark of pure and useful living.” ~Booker T. Washington   Words are powerful, and the particular word or words you use might change the whole equation in how you make a goal or dream yours, or if it's always just out of your reach.   In a previous podcast, I said the affirmation, “I find magic wherever I go.” And the reasons I said the word “find,” is because I believe in every moment there's beauty and all we need to do is open our eyes and see what's already there.   I usually don't like to use the word find because it means that you aren't in control of the thing you are seeking. You are looking to claim something in hopes that you might locate it someday. But for that particular affirmation, I wanted people to know that everything is magic…even the so-called normal, ordinary instances that happen all the time in your life. I prefer to say the word “create” instead of find, but in the previous podcast it wasn't about us creating a great moment…it was about knowing the great moment was already created for us.   The reason I bring up word choice, is to help prove the power in the words that we decide to utilize in our lives. So, if I were to say I find encouragement or I create encouragement, which one sounds more powerful to you.   Maybe the issue of power comes from where the observer stands. If we think we need someone to cheer us on, to tell us why we're good at something, or to help motivate us…then we are looking for encouragement outside of ourselves to get the energy to move.   However, if the observer is looking from within saying that I am in control of how I move, that I don't need people or things to motivate me, I do that—then the observer doesn't need to find anything. They are creating their energy themselves.   I was working with a life coaching student, and we were looking at the things that brought up her depression and kept her stuck in emotions she didn't want to be in. I was hoping to help her become so aware of those places that weren't in alignment with how she wanted to feel so that she could do something before the depression happened. The associations she made to certain things in her mind were deciding her emotions. Take for example; she told me that when she was home alone in her den, she felt depressed because all the kids were moved out of the house as they had grown older. And being divorced without a love interest in her life, the den was such a big area that she said it made her feel alone with all that space around her.   In our activity, we decided to call all the places, actions, or thoughts that brought upon depressive episodes or sadness…her red flags. And by her becoming aware of her red flags, meant that she could do something before the emotion became too overwhelming for her. It meant that the red flag wasn't the cause of the sadness or depression…it was the warning system to let her know that her thoughts were processing things a certain way that wasn't helping her.   I dealt with depression for a good portion of my younger life, and while things made me sad, or I felt hopeless, or even when I thought about suicide…it was I, who ultimately made myself sad..not the thing, person, or event. I decided how to process an event. I was the one who decided a situation was hopeless; I was the one who decided I couldn't do anything to change it; and it was I, who kept coming back to thoughts that weren't productive for myself. I had to change the way I processed those events to change the emotions that I associated with those events.   And so with my life coaching student, after she labeled and wrote down all of her red flags, I asked her another question: “What can you do to help yourself NOT get into those red flag areas?”   She thought for a moment and then began giving some solutions. She talked about going for a walk, not sitting in the den in the afternoon, not taking midday naps when she didn't need them, having lunch with friends, working out, and I am sure she said a few more.   And I said, “those are all great things, but what will you do if you can't do the thing you've decided upon? What if you can't get to the gym at the moment, what if you can't go on that walk right then, what if none of your friends are around to have lunch with you?” Now, this was more of a rhetorical question to get her thinking about seeing a deeper answer. It was to help her see that the solution was not in something external, but SHE was the solution.   Sure, working out, getting out of the house, hanging with positive friends, or going for walks are all awesome things to do…but still, they are physical things that we are seeking outside of ourselves to control how we feel. I wanted her to see she was the answer. I wanted her to see that the physical action was an after effect, it wasn't the ultimate solution…it was part of the equation.   And maybe I'm getting off point since this podcast is about encouragement, but I think I'm hitting the head of the nail dead on by saying that the greatest encourager we will ever have in our lives will be ourselves. The greatest encouragement will be what we tell ourselves and where we focus our thoughts continuously. So if you're seeking someone or something to encourage you, then you will always be in an endless pursuit to find a reason why you are doing something. You will always be in a place that is out of your control.   So how do we find that encouragement within then? Well, everyone's different, so I can't give you the cookie cutter equation, but maybe I can begin pointing you in the right direction. One of the biggest ways to be encouraged is to know yourself. When you know yourself, you can begin to know your purposes and your likes in life. When you know these things, it's much easier to be encouraged as you find more ways to work towards them. When we don't know ourselves, it brings on a lot of uncertainty; and uncertainty brings with it anxiety, fear, hopelessness, and even caution. And not that caution is a bad thing, but when you are uncertain…you walk on eggshells not wanting to do the wrong thing. But when you know yourself, when you have a directed purpose, it's not that you shouldn't be cautious…but it's that you know what you want, and you're more willing to jump into the things that align with that purpose. You're more willing to move towards things that help enhance your already amazing feelings and emotions into something even bigger and better.   Encouragement can come from external sources, but when you find ways to be encouraged from within—you ‘ll find not only greater joy in life, but you'll also find more ease upon the path you travel. Not because your path changed, but because you changed…which then changed your path. The turbulent turns and bumps in your path become straightaways just by the way you decided to think about them and see them. And as Booker said in his quote, encouragement can be created by people doing their level best every day while reaching to be pure and useful in their lives. So how useful are you in this life, and are you aware and living in alignment with your purposes?   Today's Personal Commitment: What are your red flags? What are the things that are keeping you from being happy, that are keeping you from your purposes, and that are keeping you stuck? And once you write them down, write down what you'll do to deal with those red flags?   Figure out what you need to do physically…whether it is to create a fitness habit, to have a list of friends to call or hang out with, or even places to go that bring you peace. And then look inside yourself, go deeper and ask how you can change the way you see those red flags. How can you be the change instead of needing something else to change you? How can you be encouraged within every day to be a better person, a happier person, and a person in line with their purpose? How can you be a person who doesn't need external encouragement? Sure, external encouragement is always nice, but it's my hope that you'll have come so far in your growth that you'll see you won't need it to reach where you're going.   I Am Encouraged Every Day   Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
364 I Choose To Make Every Moment Great | December 2017 Saturday Week 5

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2017 14:18


Synergistic Saturdays-#364  December 30 The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Choose To Make Every Moment Great “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~Viktor Frankl Every time the new year gets closer, the noise gets louder about what a crappy year people had. They talk about how they can't wait for this year to be over so that they can have a great next year. And the interesting thing is, I usually see the same people complaining about the same thing each year. And I agree, for once, it would be nice for them to have a good year so they could stop bitching about it not being good. But that's the funny thing, their year is already great. They just can't see the beautiful moment in front of them by continually wishing for their pain to be over, or wishing for their troubles to be gone. Which in turn locks them in their self-imposed prison—never understanding that they had the chance in every moment to make their year amazing. It's like we become so caught up in seeing what's bad that we can't see what's good. Take for example, a friend was complaining about how they got sick a week before their vacation…and they said, “great…what perfect timing to get sick.” And in my head, I was little confused because I thought you'd rather be sick before your vacation…than on it. Now maybe they were thinking about how they couldn't have any sick days before their trip, or maybe that they didn't want their sickness to last more than a week and bring it with them…but I'm pretty sure that's it. Some people want to see what's wrong instead of seeing what's right. It makes me think of going to barns and seeing horses with those blinders over their eyes that don't allow the horse to see behind or to the side of them, so they don't get spooked. And we as people have our blinders on…except they aren't helping us, we're focusing on what's wrong…we're focusing on what annoys us or scares us…instead of seeing the great moments in front of us. And the interesting thing about my friend who talked about being sick, you saw all their pictures on what a great time they were having on the trip…and never once thought about their sickness again. Which shows me why we live in a state of perpetual frozenness. We complain, but we never learn from our complaining. And thus we repeat the pattern over and over again. A year isn't bad, a day isn't bad, a life isn't bad…they are events, and we can choose how we want to experience them. And maybe I didn't get the memo that everyone else seems to have gotten about life being fair and perfect…but it seems like people lose focus on what the message of our lives are…that we create the good times or we create the bad times. Yes, unfortunate things will happen, people die, people leave us, we get sick, we get hurt… and we can choose to make our home within misery….always wondering why our years suck, or we can get up and know we are the masters of our fates, that we are in control of making our years great, and that there's beauty in every moment…even the harder times in our lives. The quote above by Viktor Frankl is the perfect example of a better mindset. Viktor was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in World War II for being Jewish. His mother and brother died in the Auschwitz concentration camp, and his wife died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. What Frankl had observed during his imprisonment was that the people who survived, were the people who had hope—the ones who believed they would get out, that they would see their family again, or whatever hope they needed to focus on…to keep them going. However, the people he saw who had no hope, the prisoners who couldn't imagine a future, didn't last long. And through all the atrocities Viktor saw in his time in the concentration camps, he was able find meaning in the midst of extreme suffering. He goes on to say in his book Man's Search For Meaning, “Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.” And if you haven't read his book, I highly recommend it. What I'm getting at, is we've become weak individuals by forgetting our whys. We've become crippled by waiting for a better moment to come to us, as we've forgotten that the best moments are in front of us right now. We've forgotten that the only one who can change a bad moment is ourselves…not a new year, or a new day, or someone else. And while I'm saying the great times are already in the moment in front of you, it still takes work to notice them. Your life is like a bucket that's being filled, and if you don't fill it with something you want, you'll find something else will take its place. We've forgotten our whys and thus the negatives have overrun our lives as if they were in control of our lives Everything you speak, think, and do…will either weaken you…or strengthen you. So, are you going to be weak and complain about a year being bad…or are you going to be strong and see the beauty in every moment? Are you going to blame others for your position in life, or are you going to be strong and find continual hope in your life? Are you going to miss the moments in front of you letting your bucket be filled with negatives, or are you going to be the person who stops looking for their situation to change and instead begins changing yourself? The only difference between something good or bad…in a day, a year, or an event…is our fortitude to accept the negative for what it is—a chance to rise above and find meaning even through our suffering. It's the chance to see that the moment wasn't determining my experience, I was. The hardest times in my life, the times that ripped my heart from my chest, were the times that were asking me to open my eyes and find more hope and beauty in the moment. It may sound petty of me to tell people to stop their whining…but the weak are left whining for a better day, while the dead are still hoping for one more day…even a bad day…because in every moment there's good or bad…it's just whether we decide to change ourselves…or let the situation change us. And when we know our why…we can bear any ‘how.' Today's Personal Commitment:What are your whys? What's your why for your job, your relationships, for your next 10 years, for the next year, and your why for the day right now? I see most of us operating on autopilot. We get up and do our daily routine not thinking about anything because we have done it for so long there is no need to analyze anything…it's all the same mostly. But we become robots acting this way; we get stuck in the mode of operations instead of seeing the beauty in the moment or choice. So for the next month, every day before you set out to start your day…write down the whys of your day and your life. Get yourself acquainted with your purposes again, so you can become more mindful of what you're trying to accomplish in your life. When we remember our whys, we divert our attention from the negatives…or probably more accurately…those negatives never become powerful enough to overtake our directed mindset. I Choose To Make Every Moment Great     Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
357 I Put Everything On The Table December 2017 Saturday Week 4

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2017 13:47


Synergistic Saturdays-#357  December 23 The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Put Everything On The Table “Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It's not about winning. It's about you and your relationship with yourself, your family and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn't let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is you did everything you could. There wasn't one more thing you could've done. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, and love in your heart, with joy in your heart? If you can do that gentleman – you're perfect!” – Coach Gary Gaines, from Friday Night Lights I was on an MTV show back in 2011 I believe. It was a show called I Used To Be Fat, and no I wasn't the overweight person…every time I say I was on that show people jump back and say you used to be fat??? And I'll say, “no, I was the coach and trainer on the show for a person I was helping.”  The whole premise of the show was each episode had a different teenager who had just graduated high school and they had a summer to work with a trainer to change their life before heading to college. It was a pretty stressful experience at the time…because you are trying to get someone to do something they don't want to do, in a very short amount of time, all while knowing millions of people may be watching you fail miserably. I had two months with the young lady I was working with, and it was my hope to not just help her lose weight but to change her self-image so she would be doing a permanent change, not something that would last until she no longer was on her diet or not working out anymore. Well, things were going great…for the first two weeks…until major meltdowns kept happening. I dealt with a lot of crying and upsetness about how this young woman didn't want to be doing this anymore and how it was too hard. We put in long hours every day…but I kept reminding her that this was only two months of her life. I told her, “you can do whatever you want after this, but let's commit fully to this moment.” And that's the problem with reality TV shows, it's about getting quick results for the ratings of the show. No one wants to watch a slow process of change, the viewing audience wants to be tricked into thinking it happens quickly and with minimal effort. But when you get in crunch time of trying to lose 50 pounds in two months, it's usually unrealistic for most…and it's a whole hell of a lot harder than you'd imagine. We spent hours in the gym every day. In the show we didn't reach the 50 pound mark in two months, but she was happy with her progress, and that's all I could ask for as this transition wasn't really about me, it was more about her. The funny thing is the weight she lost, is the weight she said she would be comfortable losing. She said she wanted to be at a weight she felt comfortable in in high school. And at the time I said, “that's good you want to get there, by why are you stopping there?” And she said, “oh I am not stopping there I just want to get there first.” And I had heard that sort of statement many times in my training career…I'm not going to stop there… And what happened at the end of the show is she got to the exact weight she said she would be comfortable at. And that's what we do in our lives, we look to get back to where we were comfortable…not where we truly want to be…and I believe that's because we're afraid of failing, we're afraid the work will be too hard, we're afraid it won't be worth it…and so we settle for mediocrity in our lives giving just enough…by only showing up. I see this day in and day out…how people don't reach their goals because they only show up at the gym dreading it and doing the work as they fight it the whole time wishing it was easier. I see them showing up at their jobs wanting to make more money or get that promotion when they only do the bare minimum never giving more than what's asked of them, as they fly below the radar. I see them doing it in their relationships, as they get bored with the status quo and show up thinking that only being there by body alone is enough. To be better, to have what we want, to live the lives we want…takes a commitment to leave it all on the table. To give what we have at that moment, ready to make as many mistakes as possible and correct them. When I played ice hockey I went to a hockey clinic to better my skills and I was working with a Michigan player who was voted the best player in the state and was the most sought after recruit for college hockey. We were doing a puck handling drill where you had two obstacles and you would stick handle your puck around those obstacles in a figure 8 pattern forwards and backwards. I was going at a speed that was comfortable to me, so I could hold onto the puck, and this mentor came over and challenged me to sprint through the drill—to make as many mistakes as possible and pick up my pace. He was challenging me to be ok with mistakes and to elevate my play to another level. I made a ton more mistakes but after the week of working on this drill I had drastically improved because I was willing to put it all on the table, I was willing to make as many mistakes as possible, and I was willing to get out of my comfort zone that was keeping me trapped where I was. Are you putting everything on the table in your life? And if not, why not? What are you afraid of, or what's the story you've been telling yourself that it's ok to be subpar in what you do? I'm not judging anyone in this life, but you aren't meant to reach for the minimum, you are meant to do amazing things… not because those things will always be for the world to see, but because you decided to put your every ounce of effort into the tasks you were performing today. Greatness isn't in the amazing things that happen to us, greatness lies in the willingness to leave everything all on the table in the actions we are performing at the moment. That's when great things happen, not by luck or things just happening…it comes from our standard operating procedures…and that is where a fulliling life is created…by leaving it all on the table. Today's Personal Commitment:What's your comfort zone? What's your standard operating procedure in the things you do? Would you know your comfort zone at work, in your relationships, in your personal life?  Because if you can get to in your mind and ALSO feel it in your body when you're coasting…that will be your own personal book mark. It will be the indicator for your subconscious letting you know that something doesn't feel right to you. We've let our subconscious know that doing the bare minimum feels right, so it operates by what you've taught it, so let's teach it a different way of alerting you to let you know when you aren't performing up to the standards you want for your life.  It's not about over doing things or feeling you have to prove something, but it's about living the lives we were meant to… to be in continual growth. The best times in my life weren't the comfortable times, they were the times when I was challenged, and the times I rose to the challenge. They were the times when I said I'm not going to settle…I'm going to leave it all on the table today, and see how many mistakes I can make and correct along the way. It's not that we're looking to be reckless, but we're looking to persevere in our betterment. We're looking to find the marrow of life and drink up all of its beauty. We're looking to truly live by seeking to always be reaching further than we did yesterday. Not to be anal and never happy, but to create a life that's in accordance with nature…always growing and seeking the best parts of ourselves. I Put Everything On The Table     Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
350 I Face My Fears In Order To Know The Beauty Behind Them December 2017 Saturday Week 3

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2017 16:51


Synergistic Saturdays-#350  December 16 The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Face My Fears In Order To Know The Beauty Behind Them Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, or claiming to have the answers that will heal you. I'm only bringing up possibilities of thinking differently in hopes that you heal yourself. I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, called Snap Judgement. They usually have someone telling their story…and all of them are well produced and interesting. I was listening to an episode called “Secret Identity.” And in this episode a girl was adopted and named Sarah by a loving family. Sarah later in her life decided she wanted to find her biological parents. She was living in the state of West Virginia and a private investigator had found where her father lived. So she sent a letter to him and was contacted by her uncle first. Her biological family lived in Africa. One interesting part of the story was her father was a chief of a tribe in Sierra Leone which meant that she was a princess. And when she finally made the trek to Africa, they welcomed her with elaborate dancing as tribe members sang, “we are preparing for Sarah.” After the ceremony, her uncle got up and said a few words that Sarah had come home and she can be chief someday if she chose to. Now this whole story sounds like a fairy tale. That you were given up for adoption…but you were adopted by a loving family. And your biological father was a head chief of a huge village…which meant you were royalty and a princess to over 50,000 people. However, the best part about the story is not that she was a princess because of her birth father, but it was how her and her father communicated when they first spoke on the phone. When Sarah's father called her he said, “Please forgive me, I didn't know how to find you after you had been put up for adoption. Your name had changed, everything had changed.” And Sarah said, “no, no, no, no…wait a second, please forgive me because I've been making you wrong my entire life just to protect myself. And I'm not going to do that anymore.” If you want to know the rest of the story go check out the podcast Snap Judgement and the title of the story is “Secret Identity.” I wanted to relay that by Sarah being willing to look past her fears she was able to find something beautiful on the other side. Now not every problem will work out as perfectly as this one did…but if you are willing to look beyond your fears, even if it doesn't work out like you planned…something great is happening. We as people essentially make two choices in life. I know I'm simplifying it a bit, but we either go towards what we want or we avoid the things that bring us pain. And when you make it a habit to go towards the things that scare you, the things that are tough…then you are creating a new paradigm in your life. You're not allowing the things that are hard to stop you. Because if you really think about it, all the things that really scare us, are because they are important. If it wasn't a big deal to us, we wouldn't care and it wouldn't create anxiety for us. And anxiety really is just a choice. I know people will say I have a condition or a disorder that anxiety makes me paralyzed… and while I will agree that that person will become paralyzed…it's still their choice to become paralyzed. It's their choice to allow anxiety to take over. And it's their choice to keep steering away from the things they fear to stay in the places that feel comfortable for them. And this is not a judgement because I've been in those places before as well. We have conditioned ourselves how to feel or think about things that make us uncomfortable. If you look at two people who had the same traumatic event happen to them as children, one person could associate pain and suffering from that and have fear that it could happen again. Where the other person could have had issues dealing with it but decided to see it as something unfortunate that happened to them, and now they know the signs to look for and won't allow the feelings to keep continually paralyzing them…they learn to associate a different emotion. I want you to hear me clearly on this…I am NOT putting a judgement on any person in this situation. Your life is your life, but I do want to bring up the possibility that what you've told yourself for far too long may not necessarily be true. So for someone who claims they have anxiety and they can't do anything about it…they make that their truth. And someone who says I know I don't like being here, but I will decide to not let my anxiety control me…will make that their truth. We live in a society where we want the quick fix, we want the drug or the procedure to solve the problem for us…and while it may bring relief…it usually is only temporary as you need to keep taking the pills or whatever else you are using to try and heal you. And so you condition yourself, that you need the pill instead of seeing the pill as temporary. You condition yourself to see something else as the answer instead of seeing yourself as being the permanent solution to change yourself. Now I could be wrong, and I'm ok with that because it's not about me proving a truth to you…it's about opening ourselves up to see others possibilities. Now I'm getting a little off point here going into anxiety and the pharmaceutical industry. I think everything can have a benefit, but we as a society have become far too dependent on things thinking they will be our answer, when all along we needed to decide to be our own answer. We might have needed the help at first, but we never saw the end result of us being the change. So maybe this is what needs to be asked for you and for myself…what are the crutches we've been holding onto that have kept us from moving forward? What are the stories that we've told why we can't be something, do something, or have something? I've spent years creating an inner voice that told me about my powerlessness…instead of creating a voice talking about my power. And I won't get in depth about my bouts with depression and suicidal thoughts when I was younger, but things didn't change until I became committed to my healing. Things didn't change until I told myself there was no other way than being focused 100% on finding a way. And I told myself I would go the distance to find my solution and die trying if that was necessary, because I was already dying inside. So, what did I have to lose? And the reason I was truly willing to change from a new way, was because the pain of staying the same was far greater than the pain of moving forward into my fears. And my life isn't perfect, but who I am… has changed drastically as I've healed myself in a way I could've never imagined because I was willing to face my fears, to analyze the stories that were keeping me trapped and change them…and to be 100% committed to my healing…because in the end I knew what happiness felt like and I knew I had been there before. I was willing to do anything the right way to create that again…and I believe when you want something bad enough, when you are willing to do the hard work—then the way, will always happen. I am a firm believer in the saying, “when the student is ready, then the teacher will appear.” So whatever you're struggling with, I want to ask if you are truly willing to be 100% committed to making it yours? Because nothing will ever change if nothing ever changes…and you must be that change…and I believe you must be willing to die of the old self and be willing to do whatever it takes to make it a reality. But that's hard, and it would mean you would have to change, and changing is scary…but maybe a better question to ask yourself is…is the change scarier than staying where I am? Today's Personal Commitment:Sometimes milestones or goals in our life aren't reached by what we've allowed ourselves to get comfortable in. So what has kept you comfortable from moving forward? What excuse have you used to keep you in the same place? What story have you been telling that's kept you fearful and immobile? I think people give up because they have the illusion that change should happen quickly. We see someone doing what we want to, and if it doesn't happen fast enough for us…well it wasn't meant to be then. Take for example I heard about how people were being successful in monetizing podcasts. I spent two years telling myself that if I didn't make money from it then I shouldn't do something. So last year I decided to put a podcast out regardless if I ever made a cent from it. I thought it would be nice if I made money from it, but my intention wasn't in making money…it was about putting value out into the world. I had spent the previous two years hem hawing around trying to make things perfect…that I never took action. I have like 15 recorded interviews I haven't put out to the world.  So last year I decided to stop  letting my fear and the obstacles stop me as I changed my focus to bringing value into the world…not perfecting things or focusing solely on money. I started with something small and asked how I could be consistent with it. And so I decided to do a 5-10 minute daily podcast, to get me moving from where I previously was…being stuck. So what is something that you can focus on for the next year to help you get moving and putting more of your value into the world? Not to make something from it…but because it's a part of who you are. Maybe it might pay off in the end, but if we focus only on what something can get for us, sometimes we don't do the things that could be really fulfilling for ourselves. I Face My Fears In Order To Know The Beauty Behind Them     Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
343 Success Is Only Natural To Me December 2017 Saturday Week 2

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2017 10:29


Synergistic Saturdays-#343  December 9 The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast Success Is Only Natural To Me "I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estee Lauder Why do we credit failure as being easier than success? We all know at least one or two stories of great failures…maybe we've even attributed our life to those stories.  And I believe that we think failure is easier than success because we've looked upon failure and success as two different paths…when instead, they're the same road. And not only are they the same road, but they are going in the exact same direction…and maybe even happening at the same time. Inspiration doesn't just appear...at least not consistently. Inspiration is created more often when you sit down and do the work. Take for example: Great salespeople don't just show up and are great at making people buy things from them. They've put in the time to think about the objections that could happen, they've put in the time in to believing in their product, and they've put in the time in being concerned with the customer by helping them make the best decision. Take a look at education. Education comes not from knowing everything but being willing to be taught. And my last example is on strength. Strength comes from being vulnerable by learning from where our weaknesses lie. To push maximum loads with our body or even our mind we have to see where our failure points are and be willing to reach them consistently to grow from them. So when we tell the story that failure is going the other way than success, we miss the whole lessons of what failures really are to us. Failures are the pathway to success. For every successful story or person we see, they've been riddled with lesson upon lesson of failure and learning to get back up. And we as observers want successful people's successes to be accidental, not just because we are envious of their gifts, but we think it might help us. If they reached the top by accident, then maybe our pursuit could be just as easy. Maybe we could sidestep all the effort and years of growths and failures to find ourselves upon a less painful road. We use buzz words like growth hacking, biohacking, or any other word to answer how we can get to places faster without doing the necessary work. As we are marketed and bombarded with the message that what you want is achievable in 4 easy payments, or by taking this pill every day, or if it takes longer than 30 days then you are doing something wrong. And so we are made to feel stupid, because the perception of success is sold to us as if it's only in 3 easy steps. And there is truth that success is doable in 4 easy steps, but we are marketed that those steps happen instantaneously or quickly. So, I'm going to share the 4 secret steps to success with you…so get ready to take notes: Put in the time Make plenty of mistakes Learn from those mistakes And repeat the process over and over again Ok, I'm sorry I tricked you in thinking I would give you the exact formula. But I want you to remember that success is natural if you believe it is natural to you. And when you understand that success is not avoiding mistakes or finding yourself at the goal as fast as possible…I can guarantee you will start seeing yourself as more successful right now. Successful people stay successful because they are willing to do the work, they are willing to make mistakes and get back up learning from those mistakes, and because they are willing to change their perception of success. They are willing to see themselves as naturally successful every day. Today's Personal Commitment:Success is relative, and sometimes we only will define ourselves as successful once we hit our major goals. However, what if you were to look at all the things you already have in your life and define yourself as already being successful? Now this is not an exercise to say I'm done in life, by only appreciating what I already have, but it's a perception change to show you how successful you already are…so you can continue building upon your success. So look back at your life and ask who you had to be… to get the things you have now, and then ask yourself who will I have to be now to elevate to the successes I desire? Success Is Only Natural To Me     Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast
336 My Strength Comes From Willing To Be Different December 2017 Saturday Week 1

The Strong Within Weekly Affirmation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2017 9:33


Synergy Saturdays-#336 December 2nd The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast My Strength Comes From Willing To Be Different I saw a quote online that I really like, but it seems the author is unknown. It says, “Small minds cannot comprehend big spirits. To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated, and misunderstood. Stay strong.” And I've found that some of the strongest times in my life, were when I was willing to take another path, when I was willing to stand up for myself, when I was willing to take a chance and not rely on someone else doing it for me, when I was willing to be vulnerable asking for help, or when I was willing to go in a different direction than where everyone else was going. We think strength is always about saving the day, utilizing our great mental power or physical strength, or doing amazing things. Yes, those can be great showmanships of strength, but courage and strength is born in the small habits, thoughts, and actions that we take every day. We live in a world that tells us to be different but then it frowns upon us for looking weird. We get mixed signals on what is ok and what is not, and so we fall in line to not feel alone or ostracisized. But some of the strongest people I've known were willing to be different. They were willing to speak up when others wouldn't. They were willing to go a different way than the masses. I've found in my pursuit of helping people I've been alone through a lot of it. Partly because I've chosen to be that way through some of the depression I experienced, as I told myself that I was different and no one would understand, so I traveled my roads alone. But the other reason for being isolated is that I was going another way, a different direction that people would never travel towards. And that's alright. It's ok to be different. You just need to prepare yourself for those alone times because when we stand for something that's right for us…not everyone will stand with you. And it's not because they're bad people, or that they're too scared. We don't know everyone's motives, and it doesn't matter why or why not they do something. It only matters what we will stand for. And this is not about proving how small their minds are, or how big our souls are…it's just about doing what ignites our whole essence. It's being who we truly want to be, as we release the fear we've held onto for being seen as different. That's how we truly share our beauty—by being authentic in revealing our true uniqueness. Be you, be bold, and be willing to be different…no matter the consequences. In the end, it will be worth the lasting fulfillment knowing you allowed yourself to be knownn for being the real you…rather than being afraid to be authentic to the world and taking the easier path of only fitting in. Today's Personal Commitment:What makes you different, and are you allowing the best parts of you be known? Get out a sheet of paper and write on it your unique and different qualities. This can be a hard exercise, so after you write down what you think, go and find a few people who know you and ask them what makes you different. And once you get this list, look at any patterns you notice. Look at things you like about this list and things you don't like and write them down. Ask yourself if you are sharing these uniquenesses with the world. And if not, write down how you could share them better. Your distinctiveness will make you stronger, and while we think that will separate us…our differences will be what connects us. My Strength Comes From Willing To Be Different     Thanks for listening.  I'm sending great energy your way as we become Strong Within together, Personal Development Life Coach- Chris O'Hearn Contact info- email: chris@strongwithin.com  phone:865-219-3247     Music by: - Zest by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. - I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA but available worldwide

Coastline Church
The Spirit is a Person, Saturday Week 3

Coastline Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2012 53:11