Category: Videos

Stop Projecting And Start Connecting

September 21, 2021 | By | Add a Comment

Looks like an earlier video did not contain audio – please try this one. Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In the space is the power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. –Victor Frankl, Neurologist, psychologist, and Holocaust survivor When we project onto others we make up stories about them. As a result, we miss seeing the whole person. Projecting creates disappointment, resentment, and disconnection. In this 6 minute video, I describe a 3 step process I call “The Flip” that you can use to interrupt your patterns of projecting and experience greater equanimity and peace. Don’t miss my inside look at a new technology I am calling the “Equanimity Generator” […]

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Choosing Positivity

August 17, 2021 | By | Add a Comment

In this 5 minute video, I talk about the power of choice on multiple levels so that life isn’t something that happens to you but rather by you. The next time you find your mind and emotions getting hijacked by your negative thinking or controlled by alarmist, negative “news”, take a microsecond and choose to think positively. In the video, I demonstrate a quick mindfulness practice you can do morning and/or evening that will help you make more conscious choices.

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Managing In Times Of Abundance

July 20, 2021 | By | Add a Comment

What could go wrong amid a growing economy, rising asset prices, and increasing incomes and net worths? I’m not sure humans know how to say “enough”. We are prone to excess, we get addicted, we overextend, use too much of our natural resources, and forget about the needs of people who are not benefiting from the abundance. In this 8 minute video, I identify two reasons we struggle with abundance and two strategies that we can use to feel more fulfilled.

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Who Will You Be When The Mask Comes Off?

May 11, 2021 | By | Add a Comment

With a little luck and more vaccinations, we could be starting the climb out of the hole left by COVID-19. I realize this last year has changed me. I want to sustain some of the deep change this time has brought me. In this 8 min video, I talk about three changes I am committing to making. How about you? What has shifted that you want to sustain? Thank you Cecilia Broder for the inspiration for the title more on Cecilia’s photography at https://cbimages-co.photoshelter.com/index

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Thriving in the Midst of Crisis

December 21, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

The 75 years leading up to 2020 were some of the calmest in human history. What if the craziness of 2020 reflects a return to the average level of chaos on the planet? What if a new administration, or retiring, or moving to Canada isn’t going to be the answer? No doubt we want to prevent crisis when we can, but this year is showing us the limits of our control. What could be possible if you started expecting crisis and viewing it as an opportunity to step into your genius? In this 7-minute video I talk about how to do your pre-crisis leadership work in order to keep learning and growing, and how to use crisis to not just […]

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What’s Getting in the Way of Your Unlived LIfe?

December 8, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Take about 7+ minutes to watch this video on one of my favorite topics: resistance. Is it my imagination or does anything we do that’s meaningful and worth doing come with resistance? Thoughts, feelings, systems, friends, family, beliefs—all these forms of resistance come from either inside or outside and have to do us or with others. What is your favorite form of resistance these days? I offer 3 things to do that just may get you to the next level.

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Practical and Inspired: How I Want To Be With COVID

September 22, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Welcome to the new normal. COVID may be with us for another year or more. We’re each processing this experience in our own way. In this 7 minute video I talk about how to integrate change in order to live fully without getting stuck in fear, anger or denial. I mention two brief articles that do a great job summing up the nature of the coronavirus and it’s potential impact on you. The first is an interview from a highly-credible epidemiologist talking about masks, physical distancing, and how the virus is transmitted The second talks about who is most susceptible to getting COVID (like a lot of privilege, you are lucky you live where you live). My takeaway: don’t hunker […]

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What are You Changing? Making the Most of the Integration Stage of a Global Initiation

June 11, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

 Sapiens are experiencing a global initiatory process in 2020. With our culture increasingly committed to distraction, addiction, and disconnection, such a process might just save us in the longer run. In two earlier videos, I discuss the Descent and Ordeal stages of initiation. In this nine-minute video, I talk about the Integration stage. I’m not suggesting we are out of the Ordeal stage but rather offering a road map for navigating these challenging times, inviting you to consider what you want to be different in your inner and outer life as you emerge from your cocoon. Declaring what you want to be different is the key to seeing and benefiting from the gifts that I think 2020 can bring.

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Embracing the Ordeal: Stage 2 of Our Planetary Initiation

April 14, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

It is largely great love and great suffering that create spiritual listening and larger seeing. –Richard Rohr, Franciscan Contemplative Author and Teacher   The good news is, social distancing is working. The bad news is it may be the only thing that works for a while. Our ordeal continues…  This eight-minute video is the second in a three-part series in which I look at the coronavirus as a planetary initiation with three stages. This video looks at the “Ordeal” stage.  Your personal ordeal may be the result of feeling stuck or bored at home away from friends and colleagues, living with a lot of uncertainty, or maybe you know someone with COVID-19 or feel scared that you or someone you […]

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Never Let a Good Crisis go to Waste

April 3, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

In this 10 min video, I talk about the patterns of initiations as we navigate a planetary initiation.  Specifically, in this video, I focus on the “descent” stage of initiation. Seeing this as a rite of passage provides perspective as you ride the mental and emotional waves. Having a map allows you to know where you are in the process of transformation and to consider what is trying to emerge for us individually and collectively. How will you use this time to create a better version of you, and of us? Note: I’ll cover the other two stages of the initiation (ordeal and integration) in subsequent videos Brian

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