Amanda Congdon and Andrew Baron are experiencing some public disagreements regarding their video blog, “Rocketboom”:http://www.rocketboom.com.
Download this episode here. | 4:40
iPod | Phone | Audio MP3 |
Embed Beach Walks
Copy and paste the html code below into your site.
Gut feelings and instinct are great tools…except when they turn out to be wrong! And especially after engaging in a course of (mis)guided action. (It can sometimes be the sneaky work of the #2 personality – see show #102 for an explanation). So here’s a catchy little concept I learned to help me step back from the brink of getting emotionally invested in situations before I know the facts:
# Making up stories
# Pretending they’re true
# Having feelings about them
# Acting on those feelings
It’s human nature to want to speculate and to have opinions. But consciousness is the opportunity to stop there, claim one’s feelings as personal and subjective, and sit with all the discomfort that accompanies them without having to pretend that the hunches and feelings are facts. You can watch a wrenching example in “The End of the Affair”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0172396/ with Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore, where he made up stories, pretended they were true, and the ending is tragic.
Spread da aloha.
P.S. Shane and Rox are traveling this week so please enjoy some of our Beach Walks Classic Episodes! This was originally aired as “Episode #134″:http://www.beachwalks.tv/2006/07/06/beach-walk-134-making-up-stories/ and there are some good comments on that page.
Join us at The Reef
Add this to your Technorati Favorites
Support us by buying your own copy of our “Beach Walks Theme music”:http://www.beachwalks.tv/buy-beach-walks-theme/.
Please check out our “Blogroll page”:http://www.beachwalks.tv/links-and-resources/ with many more links to our friends’ web sites.