The One You Feed

A.H. Almaas- The One You Feed

 

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This week we talk to A.H. Almaas about spiritual awakening

A. H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali, creator of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization. The Diamond Approach is a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology theories.

Almaas has authored seventeen books about spiritual realization, including the Diamond Heart seriesThe Pearl Beyond PriceThe VoidThe Unfolding Now, and The Point of Existence.

He founded the Ridhwan School, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature. The orientation of the school is directed toward helping students become aware of and embody their “essence” or essential nature.

His latest book is Runaway Realization: Living a Life of Ceaseless Discovery.

In This Interview, A.H. Almaas and I Discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable
  • The different layers of consciousness
  • The angelic and animal nature
  • How the animal side is focused on our survival- the drive to survive
  • Being is our fundamental essence
  • Self Realization- when our Being and our identity becomes the same thing
  • The primary method of The Diamond Approach- direct experience of being
  • The process of inquiry
  • Engaging in some practice that questions what we assume to know about ourselves
  • How taking things at face value shortchanges ourselves of deeper knowledge
  • How the separate sense of self is not an illusion, but it is only one of the ways to view reality

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A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other. 

One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.

The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”

The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feed

The Tale of Two Wolves is often attributed to the Cherokee indians but there seems to be no real proof of this. It has also been attributed to evangelical preacher Billy Graham and Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw. It appears no one knows for sure but this does not diminish the power of the parable.

This parable goes by many names including:

The Tale of Two Wolves

The Parable of the Two Wolves

Two Wolves

Which Wolf Do You Feed

Which Wolf are You Feeding

Which Wolf Will You Feed

It also often features different animals, mainly two dogs.

Direct download: Hameed_Ali_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT

Norman Rosenthal The One You Feed

 

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This week we talk to Norman Rosenthal about transcendental meditation

Dr. Norman Rosenthal is a world-renowned psychiatrist, public speaker and best-selling author who is known for his innovative research and inspirational writings. He is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is most known for his discovery of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

He is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His new book is Supermind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation

 

In This Interview,Norman Rosenthal and I Discuss...

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A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other. 

One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.

The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”

The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feed

The Tale of Two Wolves is often attributed to the Cherokee indians but there seems to be no real proof of this. It has also been attributed to evangelical preacher Billy Graham and Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw. It appears no one knows for sure but this does not diminish the power of the parable.

This parable goes by many names including:

The Tale of Two Wolves

The Parable of the Two Wolves

Two Wolves

Which Wolf Do You Feed

Which Wolf are You Feeding

Which Wolf Will You Feed

It also often features different animals, mainly two dogs.

Direct download: Norman_Rosenthal_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT

kira asatryan- The One You Feed

 

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This week we talk to Kira Astrayan about overcoming loneliness

Kira Asatryan is certified relationship coach, author, blogger, loneliness expert, and speaker. She loves to speak publicly on the topic of loneliness, as it's a problem of epidemic proportions in our modern times. She maintains a private coaching practice in San Francisco where she helps couples, and individuals develop closeness - the antidote to loneliness - in their relationships.

She has struggled with loneliness her whole life and has come to find that there are many others out there like her.

She has spent her coaching career researching, pondering, and reflecting upon what specifically makes relationships feel good or bad.

 

In This Interview, Kira Asatryan and I Discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable
  • Her book, Stop Being Lonely; Three simple steps to developing close friendships and deep relationships
  • The new type of loneliness in modern society
  • How closeness means direct access to another person's inner world
  • How knowing and caring are the two things that create closeness
  • The importance of seeing others from their perspective and letting them see you from your perspective
  • The role of being interested in and invested in another's well-being
  • That instead of fostering closeness, that worrying about someone can sometimes push them away
  • What it is about technology that can cause distance even when we're around other people
  • That love is not a reliable solution to loneliness

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Direct download: Kira_Asatryan_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm EDT

John Prendergast The One You Feed

 

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This week we talk to John Prendergast about tuning into our body

John J. Prendergast, PhD, is a psychotherapist, retired professor of psychology, spiritual teacher, and founder and editor-in-chief of Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology.

 He received my undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz and my M.A. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Integral Studies.  He is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
 
 

In This Interview, John Prendergast and I Discuss:

  • The One You Feed parable
  • How important our body is
  • What "knowing" is
  • Learning to trust our deeper knowledge
  • The difference between inner knowing and hunches based on fear
  • Finding true knowing from ego desires
  • The static in our system
  • Observing thoughts as just thoughts

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Direct download: John_Prendergast_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

Russell Simmons Full- The One You Feed

 

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This week we talk to Russell Simmons about being a giver

 

Russell Simmons is an American entrepreneur and author. He began his entrepreneurial career in his youth, but on the wrong side of the law, selling marijuana to make money while an active member of a local gang.

He then partnered with Rick Rubin to create Def Jam Records, and signed artists like the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and Run-D.M.C. He is also The Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, he cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris.

He is also a vocal proponent of meditation and veganism.

In This Interview, Russell Simmons and I Discuss:

  • The One You Feed parable
  • How good givers are great getters
  • Giving before you get
  • Dissociating ourselves from the results of our labors
  • How success and fame don't necessarily make us happy
  • Improving our health through veganism
  • Improving the health of the planet through veganism
  • Corporate greed
  • The horrors of factory farming
  • His experience with Occupy Wall Street
  • The corruption in politics
  • His daily yoga practice
  • Combining yoga, meditation, and veganism
  • Remaining useful and active as we age

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Direct download: Russell_Simmons_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

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