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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 tomorrow.
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 to be in the flow of the moment). After discussing this, I take a short break and then ask you for your thoughts on my doing a live show (perhaps on Firesidechat).
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 ourselves for a bad outcome, contrary to popular belief, may be beneficial.
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 Delusions", which are ways that our brain tricks us into destructive thought and action.
In this episode, I discuss a brief outline for dealing with hardship in life using three Taoist principles.
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 single poor decision.
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 luck and misfortune. I describe a story of a man who is an example of both - Frane Selak.
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 dive into other things including free-will.
In this episode: I discuss philosopher Alburt Camus' concept of Absurdity and then relate this to Taoism.
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 brutality and racial injustice.
In this episode: I discuss imperfections - and I am leaving this episode unedited for mistakes - to keep the episode very imperfect.
For this show, we are going to ask an important question to guide future behaviors - especially when we choosing undesirable behviors.
In this episode: I discuss Chapter 5 of the Tao Te Ching and then wrap up Season III with some good information.
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 fall into nihilism, the Tao seems to give us glimpses of hope and faith. I will be reading from the Crispin Sartwell 2016 version of the Tao Te Ching Chapter 38.
In this episode: I discuss Ch 74 of the Tao Te Ching pertaining to capital punishment.
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 control.
In this episode: I discuss some chapters - Chapters 5 and 6, of the Tao Te Ching.
In this episode: I discuss Chapter 2 of the Tao Te Ching and the contrasting concepts of opposing or complementary forces - the ying and yang.
In this episode: I read Chapter 1 of the Tao Te Ching and then provide commentary.
n this final episode of season 2, I do a quick review of seasons 1 and 2 - providing some key points.
In this episode: I discuss the Jungian concept of synchronicity and touch upon reincarnation. In the question of today, I answer about how to explain what Taoism offers and what Taoism as a lifestyle can uniquely give to followers.
In this episode: I discuss some possible reasons why people are turning away from churches and some organized religions in general, in favor of their own personal spiritual connection. In the question of today, I answer about whether or not I believe in miracles.
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