Exploring the question of free will in relation to the inside-out understanding.
A look at the illusory nature of the mind, and whether or not we should spend our lives trying to escape it.
A look at who we think we are, and how two ways of using the mind can affect that.
A look at unhelpful habitual thinking, and what we can do to suffer from it less.
A metaphor for enlightenment.
A metaphor for the problem with how most of us try to work with our minds, and a suggestion of a more helpful method.
An exploration of two common reasons we struggle.
How understanding the nature of dreams can help us in our everyday lives.
A metaphor for insightful thinking.
This week’s podcast is a re-release from a collection of our top listener favorites over the years. In “Slamming Your Hand in the Car Door of Life”, I discuss why movies can’t be powerful, people can’t be inspiring, and thoughts can never (yes, never) be triggered by circumstances.
This week's podcast is a re-release from a collection of our top listener favorites over the years. “Six Words That Changed My Life” is the story of one of my biggest wake up calls since I began in this conversation. It was the first time that I really saw just how made up my personal reality is, and by proxy how much more possibility there is for the future than I'd ever thought possible.
This week's podcast is a re-release from a collection of our top listener favorites over the years. In “Every Thought is a Lie (including this one)” I explore how much more space we have in our minds when we stop filling it up with analysis and judgement of our own thinking.
For the next few Caffeine for the Soul episodes, we will be choosing from some of our top listener favorites from over the years. Today’s is called, “What Inside-Out Really Means”, where I do my best to go beyond the “exam answer” that we’re living in the feeling of our thinking to the heart of how reality is actually created.
Part-two of a two-part episode. A deeper look into how we can get to our true identity.
Part-one of a two-part episode. A look at the the “horse crap” metaphor - how we spend so much time covering the wonder of who we really are with conditioning and stories, and how to dig up that true core.
A few stories from my life that point to our true nature.
A guide to the best feedback mechanism we have for discerning our current state of well-being.
A look at the Syd Banks quote: “The most selfless thing you can do, is to be selfish about prioritizing your own peace of mind”, and what implications that has in our everyday lives.
Why we find "the bit in the middle" (the part that's not now, and not the long term) so worrisome, and an invitation to rest in today instead.
What I’ve found to be the ultimate answer to all of our questions, and the ultimate formula for getting there.
Some metaphors for our different states of mind to help us better understand them.
Why the notion, "ready, fire, aim!" is often more helpful than "ready, aim, fire!" when it comes to creating.
How coming to terms with how little control you have over where you’re going can help you in all aspects of work, life, and play.
We can find a millions “reasonable reasons” as to why being unhappy with the state of the world makes sense, but is it a useful catalyst for change?
Some simple insights that can lead to a more desirable ratio of effort to reward in your work life.