Today we discuss the courage to see the unseeable and create a reality that we didn’t know could exist.
In this episode, special guest Mark Robert Waldman talks about how the reality we see is rarely ever the reality that truly exists, and how we can allow ourselves to look at the world through fresh eyes.
- Finding a place of calmness, presence, and joy in our lives
- A story of the two wolves we have within us and the roles they play
- The profound neurological and psychological benefits of meditation
- How our brain functions when we are awake vs. when we are asleep
- Our imagination and how it can stop us from experiencing reality as it is
- Strategies that can be used to tune into true reality
- The ideal state to be in to have an “Aha!” experience
- Creating a new belief system that transforms the direction of your life
- Exercises that can be done to “turn-off” the brain
“If we didn’t have an imagination, we’d probably be more like a lizard or a snake who just wakes up, pays attention to the environment, goes and eats what it needs to eat, protects itself from any predator, and we’d go on. But we live in this imaginary realm, so we create all of these amazing things and we also create all of this chaos that we see in the world as well.” – Mark Waldman
Mark Waldman is one of the world’s leading experts on communication, spirituality, and the brain.
He is on the faculty at Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business and the Holmes Institute.
Mark was a founding member and Associate Fellow at the Center for Spirituality and the Mind at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has authored 12 books, including the national bestseller, How God Changes Your Brain, which Oprah selected as one of the nine “Must Read” books for 2012.
Mark’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals throughout the world and his work has been featured in Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Investor’s Business Weekly, and Oprah Magazine. He has appeared on PBS Television and NPR Radio, and he received the Distinguished Speaker Award from the Mind Science Foundation.
Mark’s latest book, Words Can Change Your Brain, teaches readers how to rapidly build trust and intimacy with others, and to resolve conflicts before they even begin. The Compassionate Communication strategies are part of Loyola Marymount University’s Executive MBA program and have been taught to schools and organizations throughout the world.
“The brain doesn’t care about reality. It cares about getting what it desires.” – Mark Waldman
- Your Holiness: Discover the Light Within
- Mark’s book: How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain: The New Science of Transformation
- Visit KenDFoster.com and download your FREE guide to the Science of Meditation
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