podcast archive season 1
The secret called home
This is for those of you who are longing for feeling at home somewhere. For the ones who travel the world to find that place and for the ones who are done traveling and want to arrive somewhere. I recorded that meditation on the »secret called home« at the beach of Conil de la Frontera in southern Spain. A place where I learned what feeling home means to me. Come follow me for a walk on the beach!
Don't give up, give in!
If you’re facing a challenge in life you may turn around and run away from it. Experience has shown, that the exact same challenge just in a different disguise shows up again and again. So if turning away aka giving up doesn’t work, we advocate for giving in! Giving in or leaning into the challenge in front of you sounds… well… challenging at first! In fact it’s not that tough if you do it gently. Let’s explore together!
Ignorance is not bliss
»Ignorance is bliss« – We’re sure you’ve heard that proverb already. Just today we stumbled upon a quote even more outrageous: »Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.« Really? Are you sure? We doubt it. In times where it seems to be most common to ignore severely harmful behaviors out of simple convenience we make a stand that »Ignorance is NOT bliss.« In fact, ignorance is what stands in they way to actually experience bliss fully.
How to find balance?
Join us for a well balanced episode on… how to find balance! We discuss why it’s better to carry two shopping bags (paper) instead of only one. Why we need hammocks at the office. Why the idea of work-life balance is BS and – on a slightly more serious note – why you have to tune in and listen to the signals of your body. If the system you’re living and working in puts you off balance – why do you still play along and co-create it? Good question! Let’s go for a walk on the tightrope together.
»We’re all walking around like living zombies by now, like robots. Everybody should do this self-work. It should be included in everything. If we would all do this work and really do it, there would be no war. I’m 100% sure of it.« I’ve been working with Alma for a short period of time only and she made some giant leaps already. This podcast episode is a check-in in the midst of her process. We reversed roles so that she’s the one answering questions – sharing what true transformation from inside-out feels like. Starting from her inner work and its reflection in the outer world we ended up talking about the global dawn of consciousness. Sounds deep? It is. Follow us down the rabbit hole.
Stop thinking! #Mayditation
This is all about meditation. How to stop thinking? How to deal with backpain? What is meditation all about? The benefits seem to be so far away – how can I get to the goal faster? We take time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions around the topic of meditation. We bust the myths and give you an easy start into Alma’s meditate-everyday-in-may-challenge. #mayditation Meditation is a tool and this months is the time to experiment with it.
Interview with Thom Walters
Thom Walters meditates for over 35 years and has the declared goal to teach at least 1 million people how to meditate. As the host of over 1.200 podcasts at zencommuter.com he has plenty of insights to share with us on fitness, chillout, church, life, judgments, yoga and of course on his favorite topic: meditation. His next project is working with prisoners in New Hapshire on inner freedom through meditation. Thom and I never met in person. In fact we only talked for about an hour last year and another hour for this podcast-episode. However, it feels like we know each other forever.
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Learn to fail
As kids, we learned through failures. It seems we forget how to do that when growing up. Instead, we learn how to make perfectionist plans to try and prevent failures altogether. The consequences of avoiding mistakes are serious. They are an important catalyst for growth. That’s why, instead of cultivating fear and avoiding life, we encourage you to »fail forward« again. In this podcast episode, we examine what causes failures and why they come with a negative perception. We also explore ways to embrace failure in three different life situations: alone, with friends, and within corporate structures.
Prioritize yourself without guilt
Is it possible to prioritize yourself without feeling guilty about it? Of course! It’s like they say with the oxygen masks on an airplane – you must put your mask on first to ensure that you have the possibility of supporting others around you. Let me paint a picture for you: you’ve had a long day and all you want is to spend a quiet evening by yourself. But you feel obliged to meet with the friend who wanted your help on something. Or you haven’t been getting around to doing something you love, like working out, reading a book or meditating. But you feel guilty when you tell your partner you don’t feel like dinner and a movie tonight. Does that sound familiar? If so, then this is for you: Put yourself first!
Quit bringing me down!
Someone makes a rude comment or acts in a certain way that triggers the sh*t out of you. You automatically react to it in a way that you later regret. Sound familiar? It happens many times throughout the day. We explore what’s actually going on in these situations and what to do when you get triggered by the people around you. Press pause like Neo in Matrix and freeze time to dodge the bullets. Practical advice on how to shift from reacting automatically to responding consciously – exactly the way you want to.