What Is Most Important in Life? The Values You Live By

July 20, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Are you spending your life doing what is important to you? It’s what makes kids so creative. They don’t care if they are good enough.”

Creativity is vital. It’s the way we heal each other. You simply have to express yourself. You have to follow your love. There is no path till you walk it.” Ethan Hawke Ted Talk

It’s been three days since I returned from a cruise of Northern Europe. In my time on the ship, I developed relationship with three singer dancers from the popular troupe, The Seabourn Six, with my three friends Santino, Raquel, and Marcus. Of-the-chart creatives who stirred the crowd to standing ovations and who deeply stirred my creative heart as well…

So, my time with them has left me pondering the resonate heartbeat of the got-no-choice-about-it Creative… (more…)

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#324 Randy Adkins Jr: Uncover Your Purpose

July 17, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes  

Our guest today, Randy Adkins Jr, creatively weaves his experiences as a corporate consultant, ordained minister, and community leader into a tapestry that inspires people to integrate spiritual principles and everyday life.  

Such is the theme of the Next Chapter with Charlie: the integration of spirituality and everyday life. 

So it seems that Randy and I are kindred spirits. This show tells how. 

Important Links

Visit Randy’s website with helpful tools HERE

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Letting Go of Unnecessary Appetites

July 13, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Early Thoughts on a Cruise Ship

“Just let go of control… I began this trip with a decision to go with the flow… but then…”

For the first three days of international air travel and a brief time in Stockholm I was under the spell of “going with the flow.” Yes, inconvenient things occurred, as they always do. But I was living in the charmed world of life, and not the selfish world according to Charlie. Three days uninterrupted by… me. If only I would have continued along that path. (more…)

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Ellie Gould: #323 Rewiring Limited Real Estate in the Brain

July 10, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Today we a once again doing a show with one of my very favorite friends, very sought-after high-performance coach, with a new discipline—as a neuroplastician. Which will obviously be the prominent focus on the podcast today. 

As to Ellie’s credits… they would take half the show to list them. Still… Ellie’s bestselling book, Feeling Forwards, is endorsed by Tony Robbins and remains popular. She is a university lecturer, coach to very successful people, and is currently working on a doctorate relating the mind/body connection with quantum physics. Huh??? 

Important Links

Find out more about Ellie on LinkedIn HERE.

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Feeling God Informs Knowing God

July 6, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 1 Comments

… people who do not feel deeply finally do not knowdeeply either.” Richard Rohr

My image of God lacks imagination.

Of all that the Image of God might truthfully represent, I continue to imagine, before anything else, a God of judgment. You know… that God who is mostly interested in keeping score with his long list of things naughty or nice. (more…)

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Pat Wetzel: #322 Intuition-Knowing Without Knowing Why

July 3, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Our guest today, Pat Wetzel, is a blogger, soaring pilot, and award-winning author of a book titled Bump in the Road. And, oh by the way, Pat also holds a degree from the Wharton Business School in Finance. 

It was almost 2 years ago that Pat and I did on show on “soaring,” which means flying an airplane (solo) with no engine or in other words… gliding. Pat is an avid soarer and much, much more. And, since that show, we have become dear friends.

 

Pat is an enggaing and “very curious” conversationalist, which makes for very fun talks. 

 

Today we will play a bit of catch-up on life, the universe, and everything as well as a deeper dive into the Intuition, or what I am calling the Art of Knowing without Knowing Why.

 

Important Links

Visit Pat on her very insightful website HERE

Check out more on Pat’s very insightful podcast at Bump In The Road

Check out Pat’s award-winning book, also titled Bump in the Road.

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Adopt a Perspective That’s Useful to You

June 28, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Doubt everything. No beliefs are true. Adopt what works for you now.” Useful, Not True, Derek Sivers

Thought Review

This blog is a “thought review” on a not yet published book by Derek Sivers titled, Useful, Not True. That’s because I have on listened to the first 25 minutes of a 100-minute book. His six chapter titles will give you an idea of where he is heading in this handbook for thought: (1) Almost nothing people say is true, (2) Your thoughts aren’t true, (3) Ideas can be useful, not true, (4) Find better perspectives, and (5) Adopt what works for you now. (more…)

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#321 John Lawyer: From Counterintelligence to Spiritual Intelligence

June 26, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Our guest on today’s show is a 15-year counter-intelligence expert with a large portion of his experience in Afghanistan for ten years and also served in Kuwait, Iran, and Iraq. Yikes! I can’t wait for our conversation on this subject,

But John’s passion is no longer counterintelligence but rather spiritual intelligence. From 12 years desert combat zones to a battle within, John Lawyer transformed from soldier to spiritual seeker.

He is the co-founder of Kishar, a non-profit online spiritual community where people to share their journeys and explore their own unique spiritual path.

John Lawyer calls himself an Omnist who in is not committed to any one religious doctrine but believes in the validity of great human thought from around the world and across time.

He is a higher purpose and transformational coach. John offers individual spiritual guidance as part of the Kishar Spiritual Community.

LINKS

Get more information about John Lawyer and Kishar HERE.

 

 

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#320 Terry Hershey: Storm Homes

June 19, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes  

I’ve been reading… books and essays (or blogs). I recently read two articles that seemed to spawn sort of delightful potpourri of thought and conjecture. One was an article on author Henry Miller by Maria Popova and the other came from recent Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment posts. 

These are the kinds of ideas that, for me, demand discussion. So today, I’ve asked friend, author, and creative thinker Terry Hershey to ponder with me on several kinds of non-related subjects such as Storm Homes and the totally unrelated subject of the wonder of old age. 

LINKS

Find out all about Terry Hershey and Sabbath Moment HERE.

 

 

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The Best is Birthed by the Least

June 15, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 2 Comments

We all kneel as closely to the ground as we can, with ears alert, listening for something we cannot name.” The Solace of Fierce Landscapes, Belden C. Lane

For a few years now I have rather successfully resisted my American temptation toward setting goals. I really no longer live by goals as much as I do by aims, hopes, and intentions—less focus on predetermined activities than on simply fondling a life well-lived. (more…)

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