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Work is way more fulfilling when you use it to become the person you want to be and to reach your personal goals. We are dedicated to personal growth in the professional context. We train leaders, managers and people who will be in the skills they need to not only be successful, but to be clear and open as people. Dedicated to the evolution of you, because businesses grow when people do.

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Work is way more fulfilling when you use it to become the person you want to be and to reach your personal goals. We are dedicated to personal growth in the professional context. We train leaders, managers and people who will be in the skills they need to not only be successful, but to be clear and open as people. Dedicated to the evolution of you, because businesses grow when people do.

    260 - Engaging in Disengagement - Part 3 - Working On (Not) Working On It

    260 - Engaging in Disengagement - Part 3 - Working On (Not) Working On It

    Over the last two episodes, we’ve been talking about the internal conflict we feel between growth and comfort, between “I don’t wanna” and “I wanna” — and we’ve established that these conflicts are man-made, not some inherent aspect of being.
    The easiest way to see the conflict for what it is, two sides of the same coin, is to develop a healthy obsession with whatever you’re conflicted over… but developing that obsession is not, in and of itself, an easy thing to do.
    However, there is a path of inquiry you can follow to get there: you can get obsessed with curiosity, you can get engaged with disengagement.
     
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    Also, I’m excited to announce the next upcoming live course called “Meditation For Awakening: How To Get With Reality” that begins April 16. Meditation has never before been so popular, but when things get popular they tend to become dilute.
    Meditation offers more benefits than I can name here. It reduces stress, can eliminate anxiety and depression, and when done correctly gives you X-Ray vision into the truth.
    But the way most people meditate is like visiting a new country and never leaving the airport, and they especially miss out on that X-Ray vision. What’s the impact of not being able to see the truth? Just the vast majority of your problems, that’s all. 
    If you’ve been listening to my webcasts, you’ve experienced that I have a unique way of getting to the heart of things. That’s the X-Ray vision meditation has given me, and there’s a version of it waiting for you to have as well. Will you let me help you find it? What will your version of deep wisdom and insight look like? I really want to know, don’t you? It’s closer than you think.
    Are you intrigued? To learn more go to clearandopen.com/meditation-for-awakening
     
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    I’d love your feedback. Click here to leave a rating & review for the show on Apple Podcasts.

    • 13 min
    259 - Engaging in Disengagement - Part 2 - Struggling Self-Discipline Vs. Healthy Obsession

    259 - Engaging in Disengagement - Part 2 - Struggling Self-Discipline Vs. Healthy Obsession

    In the last episode, I asked you to consider those moments when we feel like there’s an internal conflict between growth and comfort — between the ‘I wanna’ and the ‘I don’t wanna’ — a misleading conflict brought about through social conditioning.

    • 23 min
    258 - Engaging in Disengagement - Part 1 - A Misleading Conflict

    258 - Engaging in Disengagement - Part 1 - A Misleading Conflict

    Every single day, you are likely presented with an internal conflict — do I do the thing that’s hard but rewarding or do I do what’s easy? 
    Over and over again, we weigh the relative advantages and disadvantages of growth versus comfort. It can feel like two different parts of ourselves are competing for our attention, and we’ve been trained that it takes self-discipline to overcome the part that just doesn’t wanna do it.
    But what if that social conditioning, that version of self-discipline, is a narrow and limiting way to perceive this internal conflict?
    Today, I offer you a new way to engage with the perceived conflict between growth and comfort.
     
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    Also, I’m excited to announce the next upcoming live course called “Meditation For Awakening: How To Get With Reality” that begins April 16. Meditation has never before been so popular, but when things get popular they tend to become dilute.
    Meditation offers more benefits than I can name here. It reduces stress, can eliminate anxiety and depression, and when done correctly gives you X-Ray vision into the truth.
    But the way most people meditate is like visiting a new country and never leaving the airport, and they especially miss out on that X-Ray vision. What’s the impact of not being able to see the truth? Just the vast majority of your problems, that’s all. 
    If you’ve been listening to my webcasts, you’ve experienced that I have a unique way of getting to the heart of things. That’s the X-Ray vision meditation has given me, and there’s a version of it waiting for you to have as well. Will you let me help you find it? What will your version of deep wisdom and insight look like? I really want to know, don’t you? It’s closer than you think.
    Are you intrigued? To learn more go to clearandopen.com/meditation-for-awakening
     
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    I’d love your feedback. Click here to leave a rating & review for the show on Apple Podcasts.

    • 19 min
    257 - How Everything Is True - Part 4 - How to Use CLEAR Thinking in Your Life

    257 - How Everything Is True - Part 4 - How to Use CLEAR Thinking in Your Life

    To close out this series on How Everything is True, we’re going to make CLEAR Thinking more practical. And to start, I want to break down the term “CLEAR Thinking” a little further. 
    CLEAR Thinking is thinking that is critical, logical, evidence-based, analytical, and reality-based. This is serious, productive thinking that actually changes you. This is a valuable skill because literally every single thing you do begins is a thought; thinking is the software that dictates how your biological hardware operates.
    So, as you practice CLEAR Thinking, you are better able to control the very thing that controls your actions. And it really is a practice.
    That’s why, after you listen to this episode, I challenge you to try the exercise that the students in this class participated in: create an argument in favor of something that you don’t think is true, like the earth being flat, and commit to it. Really put yourself in another person’s shoes.
    This will help you meet the people you manage — including yourself — where they are at, and do so with compassion, no matter what their relativistic truth may be or how absurd it may seem to you.
    I’d love your feedback. Click here to leave a rating & review for the show on Apple Podcasts.

    • 15 min
    256 - How Everything Is True - Part 3 - Questions for Self-Inquiry

    256 - How Everything Is True - Part 3 - Questions for Self-Inquiry

    Over the last two episodes, we’ve established the value of being willing to advocate for any belief, even if that means putting yourself in the shoes of someone who subscribes to a truth that deviates from your own.
    Today, we start to examine the questions that you can ask yourself to practice this particular brand of self-inquiry.
    I’d love your feedback. Click here to leave a rating & review for the show on Apple Podcasts.

    • 13 min
    255 - How Everything Is True - Part 2 - Equal Opportunity Advocate

    255 - How Everything Is True - Part 2 - Equal Opportunity Advocate

    We start today’s episode with another student advocating for an idea that they consider to be untrue — and this one’s a doozie.
    So, why are we doing this? Why are you about to hear someone make an argument in favor of a flat Earth?
    It’s because I want you to understand that what we were taught about the value of strong convictions is misleading — being convicted in your beliefs and being willing to advocate for them passionately isn’t a sign of good character or a considered perspective.
    And if you’re rigidly stuck in one point of view, a point of view that you likely developed as a kid before you were even conscious of having a point of view, then you will just keep butting up against reality until, inevitably, you either suffer or surrender.
    I’d love your feedback. Click here to leave a rating & review for the show on Apple Podcasts.

    • 15 min

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