Gifts That Lie Just Beneath The Surface

In August you’ll be hearing from psychiatrist Judith Orloff, M.D. who reminds us that by tapping into a deeply spiritual approach to suffering we can find the gifts that lie just beneath the surface. When you’re angry or afraid, Dr. Orloff explains, “The little frustrations of everyday life, the angers that we have, these are all an impetus to grow larger, to grow more enlightened. You find hope even when depressed. You find courage even when afraid. You find connection even when lonely. You find patience even when you’re frustrated. When you have a bit of success with that, you
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Editor’s Desk: Wisdom Requires Community

Almost every day I hear from a friend who’s feeling overwhelmed by the pace at which life is coming at them. So many of us are struggling to find ways to avoid becoming disheartened by the immensity of what is required to keep our emotional and physical bodies above water. My saving grace is to remember to circulate, not isolate. It’s essential to get out of the house and rub shoulders with life – even as we are being seduced with the perfume of the mainstream media that bewitches us into becoming paranoid and paralyzed with its continuous loop of
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Learning To Live With Uncertainty with Estelle Frankel

As a young person, Frankel earned the nickname “Mistress of Catastrophic Expectations,” but with practice she was able grow beyond that habitual negative attitude. She gives an example of how focusing on the next indicated step can lead to less anxiety and increased creativity and energy. She learned this excellent lesson when working with someone who received a diagnosis of cancer. She says this client “taught me to focus on what is known rather than what is unknown.” There are many stages in the treatment of cancer that can cause extreme anxiety, but every day this person put her attention
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Spotlight: The Extended Mind with Rupert Sheldrake

Biologist Rupert Sheldrake’s scientific explorations and understanding of the non-local mind that connects all of us (morphic fields) constitute a sweeping challenge to the very fundamentals of established science. He believes and demonstrates that our minds are not limited to our brains, but rather stretch outward to touch the beings and objects that we perceive. Listen to this seminal scientist in these five programs specially selected from the New Dimensions program archive.       The Past Is Present with Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. Program 2080 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 Sheldrake’s theory of “morphic resonance” challenges some fundamental assumptions of
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Understanding The Principles Of The New Communications Landscape with Anton Schwartz

Here we explore the legacy of the late Tony Schwartz with his son, Anton. Tony Schwartz created commercials for more than four hundred corporations, five presidential campaigns, and countless social causes. Hailed as a guru of the newly emerging “electronic media” by Marshall McLuhan, he taught media studies at New York University, Harvard, Columbia, and Fordham. In 2007, the Library of Congress acquired Schwartz’s entire body of work. Bill Moyers has said of him, “He was a genius in his understanding of the communications revolution of the 20th century.” And Moyers further added that his interview with Tony Schwartz was
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Our Healing Is Enmeshed In Our Culture with David Bedrick, JD, DIPL PW

Bedrick says that when we want to go for deep healing of some personal issue we must realize that there is a larger culture in which our wounds are embedded. Bedrick claims that no illness is solely rooted in the individual, but for the most part, mainstream psychology does not recognize this dynamic. He says, “We don’t honor the depth of who we are, of where we come from, of the land we live on, of the skin colors that we have, of the histories that we have, of the ancestors we have. All those kinds of things are left
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Spotlight: Listening and Questioning

  Listening is a skill that takes effort, attention, patience, and practice. Effective listening can improve our relationships and our jobs, and enhance our intelligence. To give voice to our own authenticity requires deep listening and fertile silences. We all have within us a quiet, knowing “truth teller” that will help us get closer to speaking our questions out loud. Each of these MP3s specially selected from the New Dimensions program archives will expand your landscape as it inspires, excites, and revivifies your ability to listen, and to ask better questions.       The Art of Listening Well with
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Finding our Sense of Place

It is my deep pleasure to bring programs out of our archive that are so deserving of being heard again. This is true of John Lane, a personal favorite interview of mine that Michael Toms conducted in 2008. In this deep dialogue John highlights the virtues and obstacles of becoming native to the place where we live. In our highly mobile society it is refreshing to pause and contemplate its topography and history. This deep dialogue serves as a model for how we might look at our own homes, terrain, and communities. And speaking of community, I consider you part
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