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In the final episode of this season: I talk about the theme of this podcast and my book - acceptance.
In this episode: I talk about the subject of living - truly living your life.
In this episode: I talk about the importance of having or developing and using a support system so that you don't deal with life on your own.
Harmony with Nature
In this episode: I talk about reconnecting to nature. Take time to connect, admire and respect nature and the outdoors!
In this episode: I talk about making sure you reward yourself and have ways to enjoy life around you.
In this episode: I talk about forgiveness and letting go of anger and resentment. After discussing this, I take a short break and then talk a bit about mindful eating.
Be here now
In this episode: I talk about the importance of being present and soaking in whatever good is in the present moment, with mindfulness that these things may not be here...
Healthy Auto Pilot
In this episode: I talk about the commitment and practice of doing healthy new behaviors until they become second nature (part of your routine - while still being able...
Control and Expectation
In this episode: I talk about how our expectations of a certain outcome can set up suffering, and about how accepting fate or the outcome, and even mentally preparing ...
In this episode: I talk about - what I call "Healthy Delusions", which are ways of seeing the world that help us function. These are contrasted with "Unhealthy Delusi...
How to deal with hardship
In this episode, I discuss a brief outline for dealing with hardship in life using three Taoist principles.
A single step
In this episode: I talk about how one small decision can change your life - sometimes not for the better. Many of us can trace some life circumstances back to a singl...
I talk about compassion (love, mercy, empathy, compassion, kindness, etc.).
In this episode, I talk more about free-will, comparisons, determinism and purpose.
I discuss tips for doing the important practice of daily mindfulness to achieve a level of freedom from buying in to destructive thoughts.
In this episode: I discuss the difficult topic of addition.
Luck and Misfortune
In this episode: I discuss luck and misfortune. I describe a story of a man who is an example of both - Frane Selak.
Not a Taoist
In this episode: I interview a friend that I had met during a Taoist Meetup Group about two years ago, "Spek". Spek and I will discuss why he is "not a Taoist" and div...
Clinging to Absurdity
In this episode: I discuss philosopher Alburt Camus' concept of Absurdity and then relate this to Taoism.
Chaos Order Violence Injustice Disorder
In this episode: I discuss a little bit of some of the crazy times around us which currently include our recent COVID pandemic and the protests surrounding police brut...
In this episode: I discuss imperfections - and I am leaving this episode unedited for mistakes - to keep the episode very imperfect.
Is this who I want to be
For this show, we are going to ask an important question to guide future behaviors - especially when we choosing undesirable behviors.
Wrap up of Season III
In this episode: I discuss Chapter 5 of the Tao Te Ching and then wrap up Season III with some good information.
Violence and war
In this episode: I discuss some chapters 30 and 31 of the Tao Te Ching.
The Tao is elusive
In this episode: I discuss how the Tao seems to elude us just when we think we have hope and maybe some answers to our ultimate questions - and when we lose hope and f...
Punishment and Crime
In this episode: I discuss Ch 74 of the Tao Te Ching pertaining to capital punishment.
Give up control
In this episode: I discuss chapter 29 of the Tao Te Ching and talk some about our often unsuccessful need to try to control things - much of which is outside of our co...
In this episode: I discuss some chapters of the Tao Te Ching regarding humility.
The Tao is not what is spoken but what is lived
In this episode: I discuss some chapters - Chapters 5 and 6, of the Tao Te Ching.
The Endless Cup
In this episode: I discuss Chapter 4 of the Tao Te Ching.