#181 Charlie: How Patience Suffers from Selfishness

February 23, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

On the show today Producer Paul and I do a deep dive into the vastly ignored virtue of Patience. Typically, we just don’t do well with being patient. I’m reminded of the prayer, “Lord, give me patience; I need it now!”

An interesting discovery in the midst my conversation with Paul was that perhaps the greatest obstacle to patience… is our natural proclivity for… selfishness. We fall into that ever so annoying trap of thinking that life is all about me. What I want (or perhaps feel that I need) almost always takes precedence over anything else.

I hope you enjoy this thought-provoking discussion and perhaps discover some tools for Learning to be Patient that you might be able to employ in your own life.

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“Choices” Make Us Unique

February 20, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.” Wayne Dyer

I wrote recently, “we constantly face an infinite possibility of thought” and it is our responsibility to choose one of those thoughts in order to actualize it.
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#180 Terry Hershey: In Awe in the Ordinary

February 16, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

I really needed this show today for my personal sanity.

As you may know, I am hooked on the idea of awe and wonder. Today Terry Hershey and I talk about finding awe in the ordinary. Typically, the idea of awe seems to be most often restricted to some sort of event: like travel or museums. But in these days of Covid, travel and museums are no longer available.

Yet, for the keen mind, awareness of the awe in the ordinary everyday aspects of our lives can easily be discovered.

I really enjoyed this discussion with Terry. He truly “get’s” awe in ordinary.

It was Einstein that said, “He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” Wouldn’t be glorious if awe became an everyday experience? It is my hope that this show leads you there.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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What You Believe Determines What You Believe

February 14, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 2 Comments

It is wonderful to know that [my] future is somehow dependent on my decision in every moment.”

NOTE: This post is based on thoughts from Viktor Frankl, Yes To Life.

Frankl says, “… every single moment contains possibilities—and I can only choose one of them to actualize it.”

The Infinite Possibility of Thought

As my son and I discussed the “infinite possibility of thought” and the role of “belief” in that equation, my mind was set off to endless pondering. Although Frankl doesn’t use the word “belief” it was our conclusion that truth is simply a matter of whatever one chooses to believe.
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A Well-Chosen Life

February 6, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Jimmy Dean

It is quite difficult, nearly impossible, to predetermine an exact destination in your life. But, you can most certainly “feel” a direction, a course that leads to places unknown, places well suited for you.
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