how you believe-> leads to how you act-> which affects the quality of the lives you and the others in your life experience
This is the premise, the core understanding, of LukeyoutheU and its podcast. LyU presents on its podcast four series, four conversations, about beliefs. They are not the only useful and good beliefs in the world; happily, they are many others. They are ones that I find especially useful and good, and that work for me and others. The recordings are made simply and left unedited: people speaking from their hearts and minds. Distractions sometimes occur. I suggest listening at normal but if that seems slow try 1.5 speed. Do what works for you.
Thoughts, diamonds, silicon, and gold, ahead.
some conversations with marc scm
Marc and I discuss big (and sometimes medium) ideas. Topics you cannot talk about with just anybody. Each episode starts with a life question, either stated or implied, and we go from there.
finding, and thinking, new
the consciousness shift tcs
Humanity is in the midst of "an evolutionary leap in consciousness" Lisa claims, and I concur. So what does that mean? What does that belief lead to philosophically and pragmatically?
luke's perspective, and ours lpo
Both Daniel and I find tremendous power in the words, the ideas, we would say the Holy Spirit's presence, in the Bible. In lpo, we consider the text of the Book of Luke. We do not intend or pretend to give the final, definitive view of what the book is saying; rather, we offer what we hear it saying—encouraging words of possibilities, new understandings, life.
two pointing to a bigger one
heroes of the bible and the quran hbq
The Bible and the Quran, you may be surprised to hear (I was), have much in common. Including major figures who are found in both holy books. Hass and I look at, tell the stories of, a number of these shared heroes. Their stories are invigorating. Help at least the two of us to more greatly live our own faiths, and live fuller, better lives today.
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Way back in November of 2017, I had the good fortune of reconnecting with two friends, two guys who lived far away. We had been in touch only occasional over the years. We then lived on two separate continents across nine time zones. Julian lived in Spain, Connor in North Carolina, and I in California. Arranging the call took some coordinating. I drew the short straw and had to be up very early. I was cold but awake that dark morning, calling from my car in a shopping center's parking lot. The call was well worth the inconvenience. I have learned to try not to let inconvenience stop me from good.
The two were (and are) leading interesting lives. Both are neuroscientists in training. We talked about what we were doing, science, and meaning. Midcall they told their big news: they were going to start a podcast. And they asked me to participate. I had previously stuck a foot into radio broadcasting, am rarely shy of thoughts or opinions, and was intrigued. I said yes. Happily so.
The result of their continuing efforts is a podcast called Straight from a Scientist. You will not be surprised to hear that it is, well, about science. I am a huge fan of science; it is one of the most powerful and effective belief systems in the world today. I do not think its usefulness or importance can be crediably denied.
I helped them with their podcast as far as I could; after perhaps a year, they outgrew my assistance. Their podcast runs strong to this day. If you are interested in science in general; want to hear about recent scientific discoveries from the researchers themselves; and/ or are interested in science as a career field, I encourage you to check out SFS.
From the time of the call, the idea of having a podcast took hold of me. Within days, I decided to host my own. I had been seeking, and finding, new meaning, refreshment, and reinvigoration in my own half-over life. I was ready to discuss things with others. A podcast would be a means of expressing what I had found and, importantly, to discover/ create more. I easily thought of four friends, friends whose life understandings were different but complementary with mine, that I could invite to join me in the venture. I asked each to cohost a series with me. They all said yes. First Marc, then Lisa, Daniel, and Haas came on board.
The podcasts are alike in that they present belief systems; they are dissimilar in the specific belief systems they present. All four lead to the same good and useful place: more life. I do not, by any means, consider the belief systems presented to be the only good or useful ones in the world. I do find them useful and good for me. You may for you, too.
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