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A cosmic exhale—it’s what we all yearn for. Mac and Stu are a couple of WizeGuys with decades of experience in navigating the nuances of life as entrepreneurs, family men, coaches, mentors, facilitators, thought leaders, masters of relationship, and contemplative mystics. Join with them as they apply an eclectic approach to life, centered around the concept of cultivating wisdom. They will help you build discernment through the art of asking the “whys”, and by showing that going rogue is the only way to break free of the biases that keep us from doing it just a little bit better.

They realize that what got us here is not going to get us there. Take a journey with them where you’ll experience ah-ha moments stimulated by their conversation that’s filled with wit, candor, vulnerability, and always seasoned with right amount of the mysterious. We’re all exotic cocktails, and learning to celebrate our wonderful uniqueness as we build oneness is the perfect recipe for crafting a better world for everyone.

Mac is The Maverick and Stu is The Maestro. Blending those perspectives in an almost magical way to get after it and call it out will show you how together is better. They’ll use the events of the day to practically apply a roguish blend of modern perspective and timeless wisdom sagacity. Seeking clarity over certainty changes everything. You want some of that? Then relax, enjoy, and engage. Oh...and make sure that you strap in…

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A cosmic exhale—it’s what we all yearn for. Mac and Stu are a couple of WizeGuys with decades of experience in navigating the nuances of life as entrepreneurs, family men, coaches, mentors, facilitators, thought leaders, masters of relationship, and contemplative mystics. Join with them as they apply an eclectic approach to life, centered around the concept of cultivating wisdom. They will help you build discernment through the art of asking the “whys”, and by showing that going rogue is the only way to break free of the biases that keep us from doing it just a little bit better.

They realize that what got us here is not going to get us there. Take a journey with them where you’ll experience ah-ha moments stimulated by their conversation that’s filled with wit, candor, vulnerability, and always seasoned with right amount of the mysterious. We’re all exotic cocktails, and learning to celebrate our wonderful uniqueness as we build oneness is the perfect recipe for crafting a better world for everyone.

Mac is The Maverick and Stu is The Maestro. Blending those perspectives in an almost magical way to get after it and call it out will show you how together is better. They’ll use the events of the day to practically apply a roguish blend of modern perspective and timeless wisdom sagacity. Seeking clarity over certainty changes everything. You want some of that? Then relax, enjoy, and engage. Oh...and make sure that you strap in…

    Maestro Muse-Stay Awake!

    Maestro Muse-Stay Awake!

    Stu reminds us that it's about the "now".

    • 1 min
    Listening

    Listening

    EPISODE-LISTENING
    In this episode it’s time to unlock one of the keys to doing it little better…better listening. If we learn to listen to what’s going on around us with not only our two physical ears, but also with our “spiritual ears”, a beautiful symphony emerges. Deep stuff this week, Stu…
    Stu: “Namaste, all of you beautifully, exotic cocktails…
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    Article on Patheos by Tom Rapsas entitled, “5 Ways to Hear What God is Telling You.”
    Discernment: spiritual judgement and understanding, which comes from listening to God (i.e., the foundation of all life.). Allows us to sift through our impulses, motives and opinions.
    “IF GOD IS SPEAKING, HOW COME I DON’T HEAR IT?”
    PRAYER AND CONTEMPLATION
    Pondering is a lost art.
    Takes the focus off of “me”.
    Engage spiritual perception
    READING THE “BOOK OF NATURE”
    Feel the resonance with the universe.
    Appreciate beauty
    Enter into the rhythm
    Practice “oneness”.
    PAYING ATTENTION TO PEOPLE IN YOUR PATH
    Of course. There are no coincidences.
    Everyone is a channel for God to see the world. Namaste.
    Mainly look to primary relationships. Anyone can have impact and influence.
    Engage.
    ANALYZING THE EVENTS OF THE DAY
    “What might God be doing, here?”
    Look for confirming “billboards”.
    Take time to ponder both the welcome and the unwelcome events.
    Purpose to learn from the day.
    LOOK AT WHAT YOU ARE DRAWN TO READ [written or audio]
    Look for the Divine Communication
    Look for patterns
    Flesh out new thoughts and concepts with others.
    Be open-minded.
    THE “THEREFORE…”: Using discernment results in:
    Our lives are less chaotic and less filled with drama.
    Less anxious and fearful.
    More comfortable with solitude and with accepting uncertainty
    Discover a deep, inner peace.
    Mystic MacNugget: “Behold life instead of merely observing it. Kind of makes the whole…holy, doesn’t it?” -Mac

    • 33 min
    It's All So...Fragile...

    It's All So...Fragile...

    EPISODE-FRAGILITY
    In this episode we’re going to talk about just how fragile everything is. In light of that, we want to come from a place of poise and not fear. Let’s talk about how to do that just a little bit better… Hey, Stu…
    Stu: “Namaste, all of you beautifully, exotic cocktails…
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    Play the clip: Saturday Night Lights, Season 1, Episode 1
    “Give all of us that have gathered here tonight the strength to remember that life is so very fragile. We are all vulnerable. And we will all, at some point in our lives…fall. We will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts. That what we have is special. That it can be taken from us. And when it is taken from us, we will be tested. We will be tested to our very souls. We will all now be tested…
    STRENGTH
    To acknowledge and face the uncertainties.
    Strength that transcends the physical but speaks to the emotional and spiritual.
    It must be cultivated. Individually and corporately.
    FRAGILE
    Circumstances.
    Our “certainties”
    Relationships (divorce)
    Institutions, religions, democracy(USA)
    Life
    VULNERABLE
    It’s impossible to live life without “casualties”. We want to minimize them, not eliminate them.
    Some occupations create more vulnerability(risk) than others.
    FALL
    We aren’t always going to get it right.
    Fall from comfort. Bad stuff happens.
    THE HEART
    Pain
    Guilt
    Sorrow
    IT’S SPECIAL
    Life is a gift. Appreciate it.
    Humanity and spirituality.
    UNCERTAINTY
    Clarity over certainty
    Build in flexibility
    Animated and directed for whatever is next.
    TESTING
    Natural flow of life, not by God
    Take time to evaluate how you are doing
    Purpose to make learning a lifelong habit.
    Takeaway:
    To cultivate wisdom, poise, resilience, humility and a perspective that can embrace all of it with dignity and peace.
    Mystic MacNugget: “I’m so much more than the bad things that happen to me.” -Nightbirde
    Rephrase and substitute “We” for “I”.

    • 34 min
    Maverick Muse-Fragility

    Maverick Muse-Fragility

    Mac sets the stage for this weeks episode from Friday Night Lights entitled, "Fragility".

    • 1 min
    Hidden Mysteries

    Hidden Mysteries

    EPISODE-HIDDEN MYSTERIES
    In this episode we’re going to talk about how true Christian doctrine and teaching is more universal than we have been led to believe. This can have a huge impact on how we view others, and in turn help us heal and encourage our broken world. Into the fire, once again, Stu…
    Stu: “Namaste, all of you beautifully, exotic cocktails…
    Comment on Facebook, email us, we want to more of your stories!
    We are celebrating our 40th episode!
    This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message. Colossians 1:26-27, The Message
    The Mystery.
    “The Kingdom of God is at hand [within you!].
    Start looking at salvation, death and resurrection as daily occurrences and not one-time events.
    We share it and there is enough for everyone.
    No one is excluded.
    Why are these kind of mysteries/truths hidden? How are they revealed?
    Not about religion but about humanity.
    How does a higher thinking and a deeper understanding effect change?
    Develop a more mature intuition, deeper wisdom, and sense of purpose.
    Mystic MacNugget: “It just has to be about something bigger than ourselves. Else, why bother…” -Mac

    • 35 min
    Maestro Muse-Believe in Yourself

    Maestro Muse-Believe in Yourself

    Stu cites an example from the animal kingdom on how, once we believe we can do it, we can.

    • 2 min

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Great nuggets of incite!

hoping2cboysoon ,

Two Men Help Clarify Your Thoughts

Mac and Stu have incredible insight on issues that affect us everyday. Their manifesto points are on point! Some that speak to me are:

-Seek clarity not certainty.
- Change your mind, change your life
- Together is better.

Fabulous podcast! Highly recommend.

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Wisdom We Need Now

Not a breath of fresh air- but the WizeGuys are more-- they are a breath of truth, honesty and clarity when we need it most. They will make you laugh, touch your heart and having you scratch your head--thinking- wow, how did they know I needed this right now? I love Mac & Stu and the lens in which they filter the world. This is much needed for all of us right now!!! Thanks WizeGuys!

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