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Conducive Conditions

Only when your inner state has conditions conducive for gardening will your exterior experience produce the flowers you long to behold.

If the vase is empty, you may want to start tilling the soil in your chest.

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The Invitation

We are all in the School of Love.

For our friends that have forgotten this or have never been told about this wonder of wonders, our job is to gently remind them, enroll them, or invite them. And when we forget, may we have the gift of friends that gently remind, enroll, and invite us back as well.

There’s no pass or fail here. Anything that feels like failure is simply a comma into a new beginning.

We need you in this eternal classroom that flows over a never-ending riverbed of peace, patience, kindness, perseverance, and hope.

It’s here.

It’s now.

It’s among us.

It’s at hand.

If the voice of one of us missing, that’s one too many.

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Podcast 112 // Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence with Dan Siegel, MD

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Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person seminars that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.

Dr. Siegel’s unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting and accessible has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups including mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, mediators, judges, and clergy. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

In this episode, we discuss his New York Times bestseller Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence (Tarcher/Perigee, 2018) that provides practical instructions for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one’s day-to-day life.

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The Wheel of Awareness

You can stream this episode and all other episodes of Good / True / & Beautiful at AshtonGustafson.com, iTunes, and Spotify.

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A Conversation with Mark Nepo

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Mark Nepo moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening.  Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages.  A bestselling author, he has published twenty books and recorded fourteen audio projects.  In 2015, he was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation.  And in 2016, he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, and was also chosen as one of OWN’s SuperSoul 100, a group of inspired leaders using their gifts and voices to elevate humanity.

You can stream or download this episode in iTunes and at Sticher.com.

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