The Awaken Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by international speaker and the UK’s leading mindfulness teacher Angus Ford-Robertson. For over 20 years, Angus has practiced in the field of mindfulness and embodied wellbeing, teaching spiritual truths in a very engaging and accessible way. He specialises in teaching Awakening through Awareness. The simple, down to earth Q&A format lends itself to very engaging listening, with topics ranging from sex and relationships, money and careers, to anything in between. Often the questions seek to discover the best way to recover from stress, anxiety and depression, as well as meaningful enquiry around Eastern & Western spirituality, psychology and philosophy. It is deeply insightful, with irreverent humour and an appropriate dose of straight talking - not to be missed! For more from Angus Ford-Robertson visit www.angusfordrobertson.com.
Season2 #9 | Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now And Awakening
In Episode 9 - our final episode of Season 2 with Pete Russell - we talk about Eckhart Tolle and his international best-seller The Power of Now.
Pete shares a story of when he first met Eckhart and gives his thoughts on why the book has touched so many lives.
We explore awakening - and the many ways in which this can come about in one's life.
It's a beautiful final conversation with Pete - and our deep gratitude - for all that he has shared with us - goes with him.
Season2 #8 | Head vs. Heart, Shame And Caring
In Episode 8 of Season 2, Pete and Angus take a deep dive into the issues of 'Head Vs Heart'.
What do we mean by that?
Do we mean 'thought' Vs 'emotion'?
Or do we mean something else?
We explore if there might be a better way to look at things - and we share stories we have learned on the path that illuminates the true purpose of both.
Spoiler alert; the head and heart have VERY different purposes and must work in tandem if we are to be effective, kind, and compassionate human beings.
Season2 #7 | The One Thing I Wish I Had Known In My Youth
In Episode 7 of Season 2, Pete and Angus take a more intimate and personal direction.
Pete opens up about 'the one thing he wished he had known when he was a youth'.
Pete shares his early years - and he tells some powerful stories about how we can approach 'making choices' - without getting stressed out.
The conversation moves to the topic of shame - before we consider the origin of the word 'caring'.
Season2 #6 | Do We Actually Have Free Will
In episode 6 of Season 2, Pete and Angus explore the topic of Free Will.
What is it? Does it exist?
Why should we care?
All of these questions are answered.
If you haven't asked yourself what free will is yet, then you may be surprised at what you discover; for example, are we making free choices in life, or are we simply making conditioned decisions?
Are we actually living in the Matrix?
Let's find out.
Season2 #5 | Suffering, Psychedelics And Dodgy Shamans
In episode 5 of Season 2, Pete and Angus explore what is meant by 'suffering' in a spiritual context.
It's one of the topics that we have slightly different views on - so it made for a juicy conversation.
Essentially, we explore to what degree suffering is necessary for an individual to wake up... and since we have different experiences, we have divergent views.
Pete shares his personal journey to spirituality - via psychedelics - and gives a welcome reminder to all of us to be cautious when approaching unknown shamans!
Season2 #4 | The Importance of Kindness
In episode 4 of Season 2, Pete Russel talks about kindness.
Not just kindness in the sense of 'Mette' - but everyday human kindness that is lived out.
We explore some of the more subtle aspects of how we can work at being kind in our intimate relationships - and we consider the most essential human need that we all have; the need to be loved.