#196 Dr Neil Farber: Serendipity and the Art of Paying Attention

June 16, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

My guest today, Dr. Neil Farber, presents a powerful case for the miracle of Serendipity and the Art of Paying Attention. As Neil Farber and I chat, it becomes apparent that many of our most important decisions in life are the result of unexpected and surprising events that seem to occur out of nowhere.

A man with fabulous stories about life’s serendipitous events, Dr. Farber convinced me that my life personally has been more determined by serendipity than it has by conscious planning. Now that was a surprise.

Neil Farber’s book, Serendipity: Utilizing Everyday Unexpected Events to Improve Your Life and Career, offers a most helpful review of serendipity and important tools for identifying when such events happen in your life.

Connect with Dr Neil Farber at https://neiljfarber.com

Please check out his book Serendipity: Utilizing Everyday Unexpected Events to Improve Your Life and Career


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#195 Vicki Znavor: Authenticity ReAwakened

June 8, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

I feel like today’s show is one of our very best. Vicki Znavor and her book Authenticity ReAwakened provide enormously valuable insight into how to live a meaningful and purposeful life.

As you will see in our discussion, Vicki and her book offer not only excellent content but also very fascinating and intriguing personal discovery exercises.

After hearing Vicki Znavor you will be absolutely clear about the value of personal authenticity and why it is so essential to (1) know who you really are, (2) to know what really matters to you, and (3) to know how to bring that self into the world.

Vicki offers brilliant suggestions for living a brilliant life.

For more on Vicki visit www.vickiznavor.com

Be sure to check out Vicki’s engaging book Authenticity ReAwakened.


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Turning Down Your Volume

June 6, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 2 Comments

Those who love their own noise are impatient with everything else.” Thomas Merton

A Real Life Story

So I’m sitting in a restaurant alone doing what many of us do in such situations: I am eavesdropping on a conversation at the table next to me. It’s almost impossible not to, especially when people have louder voices.

Then the inevitable occurs: while one person seems to be dominating the conversation, I hear another voice saying, “That reminds me of when…” But the speaker refuses to give up. And so 15 to 30 seconds later I hear the same voice with the identical retort, “That reminds me of when…” And once again, that doesn’t slow down the lengthy conversant.
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#194 Terry Hershey Soul Gardening: Nourishing Your Innermost Self

June 1, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Today my friend Terry Hershey and I talk about his book, Soul Gardening, which after having written sixteen books, this one is his favorite. I have a feeling it is his favorite because it just might be a faithful autobiography of a man in search… of himself of what it means to embrace life on planet earth.

The closing words of his book tells it all… “People who love this world, those who pay attention, are all gardeners. Because gardening is not just about digging or planting. Gardening is about cherishing.”


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Pondering: Finding One’s Mysteries

May 29, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Where there is no critical perspective, no detached observation, no time to ask the pertinent questions, how can one avoid being deluded and confused?Thomas Merton

Philosophers are known to dabble in “thought experiments,” or testing out ideas via the vast mechanisms of the mind. One usually begins a thought experiment with some sort of logic, which eventually evolves into a mysterious kind of intuition and creativity.
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