I was honored to interview Ken Wilber for his new book “The Religion of Tomorrow-A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions.” This is a wonderfully written book and informs the reader of the insights about what will be required to transform religions if are to stay relevant into the future. As Ken states “Religions can only stay relevant if they embrace the discoveries of science and the insights of psychology to offer an “integral” approach: bringing together the wisdom of many paradigms and respecting the individuality of seekers.
Ken and I speak about the esoteric and exoteric religions and the great differences that these two movements have created in the evolution of religion. As we discuss Ken states that the exoteric religions have always cooperated and shared insights and wisdom while the exoteric religions have done more to divide people and create chasms in people’s beliefs. Experts state the 70% of the world’s population is at a fundamentalists stage of development, where their given religion is taken to be the literal word of God and mythic stories become fact. Ken explains how we can help this percentage of the population to “grow up” and embrace more inclusive views that will help curb violence and global conflict.
Ken’s long-awaited “The Religion of Tomorrow” is a definitive text on spirituality and religion in the modern world. The Great Traditions from Christianity, to Islam and beyond have failed to evolve, unlike nearly every other dimension of modern life. If you want to learn more about what Ken believes the “Religion of Tomorrow” will look like I encourage you to listen to our interview.
If you want to learn more about Ken Wilber you can click here to go to his Integral Life website.
In a quest to discover not only where the great geniuses came from, but the environments that stimulated their development author Eric Weiner in the “Geography of Genius” does just that. In a very lively interview Eric we discuss the conditions, places and circumstances that helped to develop geniuses such as Socrates, Aristotle, Plato and many others. Erics book is an exploration and travel guide into a look back in history. Eric actually visits these places and digs into the history of these geniuses, and the stories and tapestry that make for a very interesting read.
Eric writes ” The toddler steps of incremental innovation don’t even earn you a patent, or the title of genius. Only a leap does. The question that intrigues someone such as myself, a creature of geography and a student of history, is not simply what these leaps look like but where, and when they take place…certain places, at certain time, producing a bumper crop of brilliant minds and good ideas. The question is why.”
If you are a history buff, or just interested in what conditions existed to foster the development of “genius” then reading Eric book “Geography of Genius” is a must. I highly recommend “Geography of Genius” for anyone who wants to learn about the “why” of genius.
For more information about Eric Weiner please click here to be directed to his website.
Their is most likely not a person on the planet that has not run into more that one obstacle during their lifetime. The bigger question that we need to ask ourselves, is just how do we perceived the obstacles that we have encountered. Do we look upon them as negative or are we able to reframe our reference to them as learning lessons?
In my recent interview with Ryan Holiday about his new book entitled ” The Obstacle Is The Way” we discuss his journey he takes his readers through history telling stories about some of the greatest people in history and the immense obstacles many of them encountered, but more importantly the personal power the all obtained by shifting their perspective about the obstacles they encountered and seeing them as learning lessons.
In story after story Ryan shows that when failure comes— Ask what went wrong? What can be improved? What am I missing. He states that entrepreneurs are: 1) Never wedded to a position 2) Never afraid to lose a little of their investment 3) Never bitter or embarrassed 4) Never out of the game long.
If you are currently facing a life challenge around growing your business, money or personal affairs then I highly recommend reading Ryan’s new book. It is inspirational and will provide you with a completely new perspective and reframe of your perceived obstacles.
If you want to learn more just watch the great video below or click here to go to Ryan’s website and or Facebook page for the book.
Enjoy this great interview with Ryan Holiday author or “The Obstacle is the Way”.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Anodea Judith the author of a new book entitled ” The Global Heart Awakens-Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love”.
In our interview together we discuss the amazing spiritual transformation that our species is experiencing. As Anodea states ” Our future survival is not just a matter of “saving the earth”, even though that’s essential. More deeply, it depends on understanding how our natural world affects consciousness and health.”
We discuss issues related to the shift from the masculine dominance in our world to the importance of embracing the feminine—which in my estimation will be one of the factors for helping up to embrace the “power of love, instead of the love of power.”
I encourage to listen to this great interview with and author that really has a tremendous amount of her heart and soul invested into helping people understand and embrace the changes we are going through. If you are interested in exploring Anodea’s work please visit her website by clicking here. You can also visit her on Facebook by clicking here.