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Podcast 71: The Sound(s) of Being Human with Sleeping At Last

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Sleeping At Last is the moniker of Chicago-based singer-songwriter, producer and composer, Ryan O’Neal.

His music can be heard frequently on popular TV Shows and Films such as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1The Fault In Our Stars – Trailer, Grey’s AnatomySo You Think You Can DanceCriminal MindsBonesThe Vampire Diaries, J.J. Abrams & Alfonso Cuaron’s Believe and many more.

Ryan joins us in this episode of Let The Music Play Podcast as we talk about the human experience, astronomy, the enneagram, and what that all might sound like through the lense of music.

You can stream this episode and all other episodes of Let The Music Play Podcast both in iTunes and at AshtonGustafson.com.

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Podcast 41: Mystery, Metaphors, and Wonder with Jedidiah Jenkins

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At the age of thirty Jedidiah Jenkins got on a bicycle and started his journey from Oregon to Patagonia. Sixteen months later he arrived in Patagonia and he is now sharing his insights on choosing your own life and living with intention. Now serving as the executive editor of Wilderness Magazine, Jedidiah joins us in this podcast as we discuss his journey with Mystery, his love affair with metaphors, and how to cultivate a life of wonder and awe in the magic of the mundane.

It’s such a joy to share this conversation with you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

You can follow and find more information on Jedidiah in the links below.

Instagram 

JedidiahJenkins.com

Lastly, be sure to share this episode with those you love and those you lead! And remember, you can download and stream all of these podcasts in iTunes and at AshtonGustafson.com.

Big Love,

Ashton

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The Song

There’s a song being written with billions and billions of instruments.

It’s the song of us. 

Together.

As one.

And one of the instruments in this song is you.

To contribute a verse in this grand symphony of humanity is of the highest vocation. 

Indeed, this unfolding symphony just so happens to exist right now in the cosmos and is taking us to a place that is better.

Better than we can imagine.

Right now.

Here.

In this place.

Today.

Participating > Spectating

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Sifting

Glennon Doyle Melton writes in her new book that is set to release September 6th that when crisis arrives in life, we are invited to sift through the details of our story that is being written and eventually we are left with only that which truly matters.

We actually get the word crisis from the latin word cribum which means to sift or to separate.

My journey through this soul sifting started four years ago to the day.

There’s a lot that sifted out, but it is with brutal joy that I can share what I was left holding after the sift.

Faces.

An appetite for stillness.

Rediscovery of my true self.

Wonder & Awe.

A radar, thermometer, and tuning fork for the soul.

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A quest for beauty.

A crisis isn’t necessary for all of us, but two consistent questions most definitely are.

What needs to stay?

&

What needs to go?

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It’s free?

Yes.

Free.

Everything you truly want is free.

Make your list: peace, joy, hope, love, wonder, awe…really, what more could you ask for?

And if there is a cost, the cost is simply the work of becoming aware of where the ego needs to be silenced or pardoned.

Are you willing to let that go to find everything you’ve ever wanted?

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