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This week we talk to don Miguel Ruiz about the stories we tell ourselves

Don Miguel Ruiz is a renowned spiritual teacher and internationally bestselling author. He has spent the past three decades guiding students to personal freedom through his profound insights regarding the nature of human reality. His forthcoming book is called THE TOLTEC ART OF LIFE AND DEATH: A Story of Self Discovery written with Barbara Emrys

Combining Toltec mythology and scientific perspectives, don Miguel has been able to merge ancient wisdom with modern physics and practical common-sense, forging a new philosophy for seekers of truth and personal authenticity.  His landmark bestselling book, The Four Agreements, contains practical steps for long-term, personal transformation and has been read by millions around the world.

First published in 1997, The Four Agreements has since sold over five million copies in the United States and seven million worldwide. It has been translated into 38 languages, appeared on the New York Times bestseller for over seven years, and was the 36th bestselling book of the decade. Don Miguel is also the author of The Mastery of LoveThe Voice of Knowledge, and the New York Times bestseller, The Fifth Agreement, a collaboration with his son, don José Ruiz.  Each of his books are international bestsellers.

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 In This Interview Miguel and I Discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable
  • His new book
  • That truth is life engergy, the force that moves matter
  • How we don't need to believe in the truth, it just exists
  • The fact that we are all artists and the greatest creation we have is the story of our lives
  • His near death experience
  • The fifth agreement
  • We learn to love by how others love us - with conditions
  • How we can start to love ourselves and others unconditionally
  • The fact that we are not responsible for other people's minds or other people's actions
  • How suffering is really in the mind and of the mind
  • That if we change our attitude, everything will change
  • The wonderful truth that you have control of your own life
  • The lesson that has taken him the longest to learn
  • Why he likes Popeye the Sailor Man

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mike peters- the one you feed

 

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This week we talk to Mike Peters

Mike Peters is a Welsh musician, best known as the lead singer of The Alarm. Between 2011 and 2013, Peters was the vocalist for Big Country as well as The Alarm.

A two time cancer survivor he founded the Love Hope Strength Foundation. The Foundation has found close to 1000 potentially life saving bone marrow donor matches; built the first ever children’s cancer center in Tanzania; supported the Bhaktapur Cancer Center in Nepal with life saving equipment and registered over 60,000 donors through it’s ‘Get On the List’ program.

Eric caught up with Mike in Akron on his tour supporting the 30th anniversary of the classic Strength album.

 

 
 
 
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In This Interview Mike and I Discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable
  • Feeding the positive side of our personality
  • Treating people the way we want to be treated
  • Seeing both sides of the story
  • Seeing The Clash and The Sex Pistols in 1977
  • Meeting Johnny Rotten and Joe Strummer
  • Joe Strummer teaching Mike to be positive
  • Creating an empowering message for the audience
  • What the song Strength means to him 30 years later
  • His 20 year battle with cancer
  • The Love Hope Strength Foundation
  • His approach to handling cancer
  • The power of music
  • Where he turns when he is struggling internally
  • The meaning of the song Blaze of Glory 

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This week we talk to Michael Taft about better mediation

Michael W. Taft is an author, editor, meditation teacher, and neuroscience junkie. He is currently a meditation coach specializing in secular, science-based meditation training in corporate settings and one-on-one sessions. Michael is the author of several books, including  The Mindful Geekand Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless ConceptEgo (which he co-authored), as well as the editor of such books as Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson and the upcoming The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young.

He has taught at Google and worked on curriculum development for SIYLI. Michael is also an official advisor to the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab. He was previously editor-in-chief of Being Human, a site for exploring what evolution, neuroscience, biology, psychology, archeology, and technology can tell us about the human condition, and was editorial director of Sounds True.

 

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 In This Interview Michael and I Discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable
  • How it takes awareness to know what wolf we are feeding
  • Learning to meditate on emotional states
  • Defining meditation
  • The difference between meditation and mindfulness
  • Making the unconscious conscious
  • The misconceptions of meditation
  • How meditation does not mean having no thoughts
  • The Teletubbies
  • That meditation is not always supposed to be blissful
  • How there are more ways to meditate than just following the breath
  • His teacher Shinzen Young
  • The pillars of concentration, acceptance and sensory clarity
  • Meditation and the Flow state

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This week we talk to Casey Schwartz about the science of neuropsychoanalysis

CASEY SCHWARTZ is a graduate of Brown University and has a Masters Degree in psychodynamic neuroscience from University College London. She has worked as a staff writer at Newsweek/The Daily Beast, where she covered neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times and The New York Sun. She lives in New York City.

 
 

 
 
 
 
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In This Interview Casey and I Discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable
  • What neuropsychanalysis is
  • Battling self doubt
  • The importance of asking others for help
  • The Don Draper approach to creativity
  • Taking a "mind bath"
  • The divide between neuroscience and psychoanalysis
  • Freud's Boldest Idea: Transference
  • Mapping transference in the brain
  • The resurgence of the unconscious in current neuroscience research
  • Avoiding the temptation to boil us down to chemicals
  • Honoring the mystery of human life and behavior
  • Reductionism vs holism in science
  • The fantasy of the easy answer
  • The oversimplification of the role of the amygdala
  • The dangers of extrapolating animal studies to humans
  • Psychoanalysis on patients who have had brain damage
  • The uneven pathway of recovery
  • Starving neural pathways that separate thought from feeling

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