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72 Reasons to Be Vegan, and How to Move Your Life in the Right Direction

Every Day Peace with Dr Dravon James

72 Reasons to Be Vegan, and How to Move Your Life in the Right Direction

Did you know that if you adopt a vegan diet you can enjoy better sex; save money; have glowing skin; ward off Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, other metabolic disorders, and much more? Author Kathy Freston discusses her new book 72 Reasons to Be Vegan. Plus, discover whether feelings or thoughts are more effective in moving your life in the desired direction with Loree Bischoff.

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In today’s busy world it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and disconnected. Dr Dravon James helps to inspire, empower, and educate people to live the life of their dreams. Focusing on health, wealth, and relationships, Dr. James offers strategies that work for everyday life.

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hello and welcome to the show I'm Doctor Trevon James and this is everyday P I'm super excited to be here with you today as we explore the concept of living a life of Peace everyday peace defined as wholeness completeness nothing missing nothing broken totality
can you even imagine right now no matter what's going on in your life that you weigh station right now that you are whole you are complete I really is nothing missing right now just go ahead and inhale on that just hold that piece in for just a second and then take a deep complete Excel from the belly through the mouth
and yes it is possible for you to have peace every day knowing that yes you deserve every day peace and yes every day peace is possible we work together on this show to bring you the guest Department with you as you create your life of Peace everyday
and as our listeners know our anthem for 2021 is what are we waiting for as everyday peacemakers know we have everything we need right here right now to be our best selves right in this very moment I am now it's this at our Earth even our very first show of the year as a reminder that we can be our best selves every day there's always a reason to delay working on ourselves our jobs are family obligations school work you know it's the pandemic there's a thousand reasons that we can have for not work on ourselves but on this show we encourage the expiration of Self in the journey back to Everyday pieces Carlos of what is happening in the external environment
now speaking of what you are you waiting for for a long time we were talking about the brand new revised Dr.Dre Bond James website well I'm here to tell you that that is no longer a wait right now but the website is up our new website doctor drayvon james.com includes prior shows words of wisdom and encouragement except for my book a meeting with your Birthright contact information free free course you name it is on there that's the website is just wonderful I'm so proud of the job that was done on that website and I would love it if you have not gone to visit the new website at www.ge.com please visit today and return often as the site is constantly being updated adding new materials to it I encourage you to bookmark the site so you can visit frequently
if you missed any of our previous years the shows for this year you can simply be listening to them by subscribing to doctor Trevon James everyday piece podcast on Apple Spotify Google Play and Stitcher or you can listen to them on the unity online radio. Org website and that is our new and it brings right to the everyday peace moment part of our show and we have discussed that every day peace is a pathway for what I call the pyramid for improved health wealth and relationships today we have two wonderful guests who are both Advocates of living a healthy lifestyle as a foundation for a successful life I'm really excited to talk to our guests today to bring you to bring their information into your lives but before we move forward with that I want to just travel back in time to our very first
do of the year we were lucky to have the Acclaim speaker and radio personality Vincent Jenna on the show and share some really interesting information with us about New Year resolution to let us know that ninety percent of the time New Year resolutions fail we don't see them to completion we acknowledge that we need to set gold differently if you want a better outcome let's just not do years of anytime we need to set the gold differently if we want to increase our chances of hitting the mark other guests we've had on through the show have also echoed the same thought that we can't hit the mark if we set the goals wisely there is a tendency for us to look at what we don't want in life and believe that by looking at what we don't want will get closer to what we do want you know what I mean I will fail
you know I don't want to wait I don't want to wait an extra 10 lb and will focus on the fact that we wait an extra 10 lb would have you I don't want to keep continue to have to work late hours at work would be focusing on that and we drop off that until I live so what we've learned is that when we change our Focus to what we do want we increase our likelihood of achieving that goal knowing that our life moves in the in the direction of our most dominant thought that's simple switch you know of changing what the way we think about the situation changing it to my focus on what I do want not all what I do so if you move for it keeping that in mind as you move through your day move to your life is it changes it's good to set goals but how we look into the future is most import
looking towards what we want and not what we don't want and that is our everyday piece moments and that brings us to our first guest Kathy Fest is an author speaker and strong advocates for a plant-based diet Kathy teaches about the benefits of a vegan diet everything from save money better skin can even improve sex life Kathy's book is titled 72 reasons to be a vegan welcome to the show Kathy thank you so much
are we excited to be here and I am so excited for you to talk about one of my favorite topics is alternative alternative diets that help us to move our life in the direction that we want to go into I like to start at the very beginning and just how did you make this house how does one make a transition to begin isn't it seems like a huge from a animal-based diet into a vegan ISM well I love what you're talkin about is when you do put in your mind in the place of peace and the dominant thoughts going there I was a writer and still am a rider but I was writing on becoming more and more conscious and awake and our lives and I was talking about spirituality and relationship doing service meditation things like that bring it having purposeful work and I realized at some point that what I
had not really looked deeply at was the food that I was eating and that's something that I do three times a day and I was pretty much unconscious about it and I started feeling like okay Kathy you are a hypocrite if you are not you're in a you're talking about waking up and being aware and I you're completely unaware of where your food comes from so I I was playing with my dog one day and distorted was in the back of my mind and I she was on her back and she was just sort of Allison rubbing her belly and her little legs were going up and I could tell how happy she was and I just thought to myself I love this dog so much I love animals and this little voice inside of me said well if you love animals so much why are you eating them the voice of conscience so oh my gosh this is really inconvenient and
I started picturing her and don't worry I'm not going to give any anyting traumatizing Visions or anything but I started picturing her as if she were a a farm a food animal in the slaughter line what would she be going through and I know my dogs so well I know when she's nervous I know when she's happy and know when she's you know upset I know when she's not feeling well and so I can picture her in a slaughterhouse line moving toward her end and how terrified she would be what her body must be going through and I thought I would go to any lengths to save my dog from going through a fate like that and I thought to myself well if I would go to any length to save my dog why do I so easily eat a pig or a cow or a ticket you know there's really no difference except for I know my dog and I don't know that pig and you know they're just as lovely at all you know animals are you know created by the same for 6
did me so they're just as lovely and so if I knew these other individuals I wouldn't want them to go to that fate either so I I decided in that moment I wanted to be someone who didn't eat animal stuff and being from the south when I grew up eating nothing but animal stuff and you know into my into my adult years I thought well this is going to be challenging because that's all I know but I decided you know what I'm just going to lean into it because that that kind of peace is what I wanted in my life that kind of living in a way that was true to my values my internal values being kindness Mercy being a responsible Steward on this planet that was aligned with having a peaceful diet which did not include eating animals because of what they go through so that's the and over the course of about a year-and-a-half I leaned into it and I gradually became completely vegan
wow that's a very impactful story that love is all it was all generated from love so now what do you say to people who may not be that pain and I love the fact that you haven't sent me two reasons because that your whole reason was Dexter Lee Focus you want to do you wanted to create a better existence for animals on the planet not to be pursued as is food and it's beautiful what do you say to people who say you know what I feel that they're here for ya for that reason and
do you write a lot of people do think that way you're right not not everybody has empathy for animals and not everybody you know believe that they they have souls are or anything like that and and I completely respect someone that you know personal beliefs and that's why Jean and I we wrote These 72 reasons because some people would be interested in animals that was the doorway that I came through but then a lot of people are interested in lowering their blood pressure or lowering their cholesterol or losing weight or they're interested in you no eating in a way that does not create climate change so we have all kinds of reasons in here and it's the the beach each reason is about a page-long maybe a page-and-a-half no reason takes up more than a page-and-a-half and so you can kind of Bop around to what you might be interested in or what is motivating to you
I love that suit suppose a person is interested if you know what I I'm interested I'd like to try what are some tips for an individual transitioning like how do you actually transition if you would have heard from people who and who have not left early transition suck to veganism but at this transition to being a vegetarian and what they told me is that they had to really go through this intense part where they were overdoing it with carbs so they cut out meat but then they became this big consume of cars and they didn't get the health benefits that they thought they were going to because they were overloading a car up so what's the safest way to make the transition well you know cupcakes and just white pasta and you know white bread and french fries and bagels and cookies and cakes and stuff like that and those are definitely carbs or nah
our friends you know but their complex carbs are the stuff of life it's what our body needs its what are body and brain evolved on its what feeds our brain we need to we need complex carbs to survive and everything that we need pretty much is complex carbs so that's whole grains beans like lentils or you know brown rice or barley or rye seeds like quinoa and it's a lot of people think quinoa the grain but it's actually a seed which is highly highly of protein packed and and vegetables and fruits those are all complex carbs that are the good ones the really good ones and so I would say in so far as getting rid of the bad stuff I'm a big believer in crowding-out not cutting out so you know and sit when I went when I went vegan I didn't say okay I'm going to just not eat meat anymore because that just made me want to eat meat
diet and you just are can't wait for the diet to be over you know it's like he's cut out something and that's the thing that you want the most and so I I like Cudi I like crowding things outdoor I like to say I can have whatever I want but first i'm going to have this stuff I'm just going to try this and so for instance like I love you know once a week I have you know burrito and taco night so instead of having a a beef burrito I'm going to have a black bean burrito instead and I'm going to have the guacamole I don't have the salsa I'm going to have all the fun stuff and I'm just knocked I'm just going to crowd out the beef with some black beans and so I'm going to still enjoy my burrito but I'm just not going to I'm just going to have switched out the protein so I believe I like switching things out and then I don't feel like I'm at a loss and there's you know today there's so many great switches if even you know explicit is better to have holes
so like real beans and Grains and vegetables and things like that but sometimes we like a burger and you knows there's such great burgers out there their plant-based made without animals like the Beyond Burger The Impossible Burger there's all kinds of stuff out there that you feel like you're getting the the traditional foods that we grew up loving so we don't feel like we're missing anything and once we start of you know turn to those transitional Foods relax okay I'm not really missing anything I can still have a pizza but if Pizza is going to be with you no soy cheese or almond cheese and it's going to be with veggie sausage instead of pork sausage so I'm going to still get the feeling of eating pizza but I'm just going to have it with non-animal protein since Dad
I love that I love that turned into those who can be the next question that you talked about crowding out and instead of cutting out that's so important to not feel like you're missing out on something I know you're being denied something because you're right that goes back to focusing differently like I can't have something in confidence. That's the thing that I must have. I like the I like a lot to me that I just introduced to terms but I think it would be good for our listeners to know the difference because we're talking about being a vegan but there is a difference between decongestant and being a vegetarian could you elaborate on the two of those absolutely so they're not going to have chicken or not going to have fish they're not going to have pork or beef but they would have dairy Witch is the milk or they're good
so the fluids or they would have eggs from chickens someone who is vegan doesn't eat anything at all from an animal and the reasons are because well there's a bunch of reasons but eggs you know eggs are basically full of saturated fat and cholesterol one egg has as much cholesterol as an 8 oz steak for instance but in an ethical level you know the egg-laying hens are some of the they have some of the worst conditions of any animals on the planet the way they're raised to produce these eggs and the living conditions are just heinous as soon as they stop producing rapidly the eggs are slaughtered and and you know made for dog food same with dairy you know I was back in the day where we saw the farmer and you know that they were going out and getting the daily bucket of milk it's just not like that anymore they're there milk and he's horrible
machines in factory farms day after day standing on concrete they get terrible infections called mastitis which is very painful and the when do the milking process and there's lots of blood and pus in it because of these infections and the cow of course have to be impregnated constantly because that's how they produce milk where they're just like humans do you know we we kept a woman gets pregnant and has the baby and then she produces milk for that baby with the baby the calf if the calf is born male they're not useful to the dairy industry so they are carted off and they become veal that's why the veal industry was started was because of the the Surplus male catheter that we're no use in the dairy industry so there yet I was raised their slaughtered and it's in a terrible way they're little babies and they're kept in these small crates but the female that.
I still have to drag you away from their mamas and there is a horrible horrible thing to get to witness cuz The Mamas are just miserable they bang their heads they you know they Bellow 4 days missing their their captive it's just it's a very sad process and then as soon as the cow is done producing milk she's she's worn out usually after about five years of day after day after day standing on the concrete she's basically carted off to slaughter for hamburger meat and up to a hundred cows dairy cows maybe in one a hamburger one regular hamburger so they're all just ground up together and made that's where ground beef come from
stop for health reasons and for for ethical reasons and the difference you know I also use two terms on the cover of the book 72 reasons to be vegan why plant-based wine out and vegan you know we used the word vegan and we use the word plant face because the word plant-based is usually for people who are coming into it for health reasons they want to lose weight they want to get stronger they want to reverse type 2 diabetes that got to lower their bread blood pressure they're plant-based they're not thinking about the animals are not thinking about climate change all of that stuff but if you're someone who goes vegan you're probably interested in the spiritual side of it you're interested in the animal Consciousness part of it you're interested in keeping the the land clean the water
clean the air clean all of those things being vegan has more of the body mind soul components where plant basis I'm just concerned with my health
and either way either way what would it were they what I hear there's something for everybody in this lifestyle so if you're coming at it can't be a senior looking for an improved health condition this is actually one of the fastest way to do that through diet right because that you know a lot of our healing I remember years ago reading a lot of our healing comes through our our diet as well as a lot of our sickness comes to our diet do we want to have a diet that is moving along the pathway toward our goal is so interesting that earlier this today I was doing an interview and I was talking about leadership and I mentioned that you wanted things he can be at become a leader it isn't how we reach our goals with their diet and making sure that the food choices that we're making are leaving us on the path lead towards our goal with I think one of the fastest ways to
to a health goal is through diet and weight gain weight loss in the weight gain from eating animal protein what are some other health benefits we could list all we know of course if you start if you cut off cut down off that you can reduce your cholesterol but there's some of you have some other very interesting things that people could benefit from introducing a vegan lifestyle or plant based diet or blood pressure within a month you can reverse heart disease and a fairly good amount of time if you do a healthy Whole Food plant-based diet and altogether vegans live longer and that's because you know unprocessed plant-based foods are free of cholesterol they have much lower saturated
they're very high in fiber and complex carbohydrates the good carbohydrates and so as a result of that vegans have lower blood pressure less cancer less heart disease and diabetes and they also have a healthier gut microbiome and you know when you have a healthy gut microbiome diet is the saying that keeps your whole body healthy when you're by microbiome is off that's when you have the system-wide inflammation and inflammation causes all kinds of problems in the body so when you're avoiding those animal products you're actually bringing your body into balance so you're and you're living a longer time they say that studies show that healthy vegans tend to live about a decade longer than their meeting cohorts
wow that's significant snit healthy gut it is so easy here so much about inflammation all these other bizarre things that are happening gluten allergies because of unhealthy gut we've had Kathy freston is our guest today talking about sending two ways to become a vegan and thank you so much for being on our show today
thank you so much for having me I love talking
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welcome back I'm Dr.Dre Bond James and this is everyday peace our special guests for this half of the show is Lloyd Bischoff she is an author a performance coach and advocate for holistic nutrition and the host of we're talkin shift podcast welcome to the show Lori
thank you. I'm really excited to be here thank you so much for inviting me I am so excited for our topic today we were talking a little bit during the break about your feelings versus a state of being in our overall impact on our life and doing during the break I was talking about you know we're so happy to see that the the world in the nation will be some here and Maryland where I am things are improving we got the code it back and be moving along quite nicely and I'm happy to see that things are improving but then heading home to get to this show and there's traffic everywhere and it was such a good thing about and that was my choice to view it that way but we have a choice in the matter of perspective on things right because the other way to do it was I have 10 minutes to go live
I asked me this traffic right there dr. Vaughn you said it I kept my focus even though you know those thoughts cuz you're like oh but you know you're doing the best you can and so even though your thoughts were maybe wanting to get away from you a little bit maybe a little bit panicky and worried that you mail may or may not make it but you you have had the practice of reeling the song back yet so that you don't let them change the state of being that you need to be in when you do you know arrived at your destination right I mean I get that is how did this is maybe semantic but I think that when you look at it the way we're going to talk about in a moment here it really helps you to differentiate between
between feelings and emotions that's that's that's one thing and then a state of being that's a whole other thing you know and I think that most people who are a tease and who are even experiencing success as defined by them their own version of success no matter what the outer circumstances are they have certain things that they do and I think two of those things are really important for keeping them in a certain State one of them is they have a gratitude practice and I think that you know when we have our gratitude practice in this goes back to something that you said at the top of the show which was about managing our dominant thoughts when we change our dominant thought we changed our how we feel which means we change our state of being so
you have a when you are feeling grateful that's like one thing but when you when you have gratitude that's a different thing so let's do this let's lay it out like this you can do being grateful right like it but it might be like attached to things like I'm grateful for my job I'm grateful for my relationship with my spouse or my house I'm grateful for food I think thankful for something or someone which is awesome it's the feeling of being grateful and thankful but when those things are disrupted or removed and taken away from your life then then there goes the feeling of gratefulness right because it was attached to those things of those people now here's the here's the semantics or the flight difference gratitude is not really a feeling it's more of a state of being it's it's like the feelings are the emotions right they come and they go they Evan they fly
but estate I like to say a state has wait if it's the mindset that you operate from it's the foundation so that even though you may have some unpleasant feelings or something make go live your life you may have some loss of some sort but you still live and have your being in this state of gratitude and I think that phrase that we both haven't heard a million times an attitude of gratitude it really Express is it perfectly right because when we live in a state of gratitude it's not really attached to anything that you either have or don't have or person you have in your life or don't have it's tied to your mindset about life over all about your life and you know your role with your place in it
yeah yeah and I think I like to make that exact same comparison with happy vs. happiness so we should come back around said the same thing happy is like a feeling right you're happy about something it's an emotion and like all emotions it comes and goes it's it's still feeling happy typically contingent upon something outside of us you know it's something he has to do what is related to what is happening right now about you know whatever this thing is it's making us feel happy and then whatever that is goes away happy feeling right but it's a Feeling Again like sadness or anger or frustration their clothes are all feelings and emotions again we go then over to a state
that's your state of being it's a state that we live in and we experience and we experience our feelings with in that state so for an extreme example maybe like let's say you are someone that lives in a state of happiness that doesn't mean you don't feel sad that if you lose someone for example maybe there's a death of someone that you care about you still going to feel sad you're still going to create what you're doing those those are the feelings within your state of happy you're still over all a happy person you just may be experiencing those feelings for a. Of time you know what I mean it's different than if you're a person that's like lives in a state of depression and then maybe you just experienced a happy feeling on a rare occasion you see the difference and I think when you said that when people can really get it because we all know people who are more for living in this maybe that's a like a state
and did something Grand happens in their life and they have this up spark of happiness but their overall take on life is not talk about clinical depression but the whole state life is an old Broadmoor depressive Blues like you didn't even think of State you think of weight I love that. Because this is this is the first active what you come to life with you know how come it life if you are a person who is have some gratitude and that being the states with this what you're saying that you will experience the entire rainbow of emotions but your face line your Baseline your outlook on life
it is the foundation of what of what your what you are is this gratitude so you know you have all the regular emotions but your Baseline is there and I think you're more likely in that and you can let me know if you agree with this but I think you're more likely if that is your state to have resiliency things happen but you're able to get back to your foundational state
more quickly like Russian it but you're able to rebound to be more resilient
totally yeah because you because that not being in that state is actually unnatural for you and so when that you're like your setpoint are your Baseline when that's how you move to the world when your state of being is it that that happiness state or that that state of gratitude when you hit a speed bump or something happens it kind of throws you off course you know you need to know we need to experiencing at experience a range of emotions anymore where humans that's what we do but we don't stay there when we didn't move through it and we process and we heal or we recovered you know whatever is required based on the situation and then like you said we're resilient we bounced back when we come back from it and we and we we don't let it hold us like a house of cards you know what I mean so
want to be because that's the way where we know when we're in that state when we've practiced it's cuz really it's a practice to get there there's there's an art to it and it is and it boils down to being able to manage the thoughts that you dwell on which you know again back to what you were saying earlier thinking very consciously rather than unconsciously and managing those thoughts but we know that okay you know in my own way I've been in this feeling of you know kind of Blues or sadness or frustration or stress whatever it is when when your natural state of being is one of gratitude and happiness you want to get back there because you know that that's where you'll Thrive you know that that's where you belong
rights to ask you how would a person that's supposed we have a listener right now who's thinking to himself okay Yuri, I got it you know there is this state of being in the near the feelings and emotions and they're really trying to figure out like what is my Baseline state of being how would you know how can you express yourself to tell me where you are
that's a great question and I think if you're willing to sit down and have an honest conversation with yourself number one or look in the mirror whatever that's that's that's one way in and literally ask yourself have a conversation with yourself asking yourself some quality questions like on a scale of 1 to 10 you really can break it down on a scale of 1 to 10 how do I normally feel just on any given day like one being awful and you know 10 being ecstatic where do I fall in that range am I a to a mi at 5 Mi an eight and you can literally just you can measure yourself over the course of 30 days you can have a little chart and do how do I feel today okay love you no one to ten their number and keep track and you can break that down even into different categories how do I feel about myself today how do I feel about my maybe it's my job how do I feel about my relationship
so you know those important categories in your life you can break them down you can literally set up a scale on a piece of paper I mean you know and write a write a number and then at the end of 30 days you can if you can go out you know my my average for how do I feel about myself is only like a four or maybe your averages and 8 and that will give you an indication if it'll help you become more aware because a lot of times since it's just a lack of awareness because we're you know where habitual we we just get in though habituated ways of moving moving through our days and how we feel and we get used to used to certain that point and sometimes we just don't even realize it until we actually pay a lot of attention to it so that's a really simple way for somebody to do a little self assessment and determine where they write themselves in some different areas of their life on the scale of 1 to 10 and if
you are if you're low in or even if you're not at 10 if you feel like okay then there's actually room for me to Up level here I could feel better how do I do that and then we that's when we Circle back around 2 then the process of becoming a master of your thinking and managing the sauce that you dwell on right because you know I know it's not about the thoughts that just kind of sleep through your mind we have a bajillion thoughts leading to our mind all day right at every every waking moment if the thoughts that you find yourself dwelling on your living in that state of mind all the time we get out I mean those are the ones that are creating a certain emotion and that is going to determine that the state that you find yourself in most of the time so we have to really practice managing our thoughts and directing our thoughts toward something that's going to support the state that we would like to
and so gratitude is one practice that helps us with learning how to manage your thoughts because when we shift our thoughts over to what is good what you what you are grateful for what you love in your life what's good in your life whatever it is you are training your brain to focus on the good things to positive things then you can change the meaning of the things that you have negative thoughts about there's things that you're attaching meaning to that are negative and you have the choice to go maybe I could apply a different meaning to this thing that I keep dwelling on that always makes me feel crappy or negative or angry but by a different meaning to it a new meaning that means you must have a moment with that one because I think that's so important I think a lot of people we've talked a lot on this show and the many other shows to see it everywhere about
an attitude of gratitude and really that will that will begin to shape your life and I know I do. I talked a lot about having an active gratitude postcard that I like an index card every morning and keeping that with me throughout the day as you know because aren't they because they recycle we go through these high on the mountain top low on the valley and it between sometimes we need to have something that we can harking back to to bring us back to Baseline but I love I love that graduate as I grabbed him is the answer for so many things but this change the meaning that we give to certain thoughts and circumstances which is what I told you about with the traffic today so powerful when I talk about that in my book and I know you doing yours as well I talked about that Knights want to let people know that we have the power to get to do that we give the meaning to everything that occurs in our life
and loyal as you may remember this show I definitely remember when I was a kid Dragnet and he would always say only the facts ma'am just the facts ma'am just the facts we don't say yes these are the fact you know I was stuck in this horrendous traffic and this is what that means to me I hate this is what it means to practice it does take practice but I was able to fit in that traffic today and pick this means that I'm living in a in a state that is becoming healed people are getting vaccinated people are feeling more courageous and getting back to outdoors and and all of this and so that I can happen if you have a big change in this time last year
be part of our life yes exactly and that's such a great example too because we all experience getting stuck in traffic or getting behind that slow driver that you just can't get around and he is just cramping your style big time right and so how could I make this mean something that says there's me that empowers me that is needs something that could be good instead of something that frustrates me and stresses me out exactly and by doing that we changed the thought we changed the feeling we change our state
it's a beautiful place. It's just takes practice and everyone has the freedom to be able to implement this
yes and here is the thing to that I love about it even more if I didn't we do that the whole process is so organic that it allows us to take full benefit of the emotion we're not denying any motions without sacrificing any motion. The complete range of being open to what's happening now but not allowing that emotion to drive your life in the opposite direction of your goal right if your goal is to be in the end it had the state of being that is great gratitude then you don't drive your life in the opposite direction of that you said okay that's great and I'm able to feel my emotions how God
we're not powerless over these emotions they just came out with us back and forth
right right it's like we say you can either let it use you and ruin your day and blame somebody else or you can use it and you can manipulate it you can become the master of it and and shape your day and how you feel and shape your state
I love it I love it it's so empowering when we realize how powerful we are Life Changes life change is it really does and you will I see any excuse to have this bring it on kind of you know what whatever it take if you feel like you know if you had to come and get into a warrior mentality that's like okay I'm going to master this motion and helps you start to get into the practice you know by all means do you know used to use the tools that work for you but really what it is it's it's once we become a master of our emotions it doesn't mean we don't steal them and like you said earlier it just means that we are able to be the master of them so that they're not running the show and then we're not a slave to them
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so beautiful beautiful silver talking about how how to achieve a state of being that is desire and we talked about that having an attitude of gratitude and we talked about attaching the meaning to the thought is there anything else that we can do
well I think it's sometimes you know it might be hard for some people do you know what I mean my life is going down the toilet especially lately a lot of bad things that happened and it might be really hard for them to latch onto something to be grateful for when all they can be is things you know loss or stress or whatever so you know what you can as long as you're alive and breathing you can find something you just have to find something that's true for you to hang onto and then slowly build on that the for example one of the things that I love to do is every morning when I wake up I literally a sit-up and before I start my kind of prayer meditation time whatever I'm going to do or my my circulating I I go
thank you for breathing me life is breathing me I actually have this everybody that's a lie can be in a state of gratitude that life is literally believe in you you don't even have to think about it you can be unconscious and sleeping and it's doing it for you and I just find that to be the most miraculous thing I can I can manipulate my breast by want consciously I can you know change my breathing Pace or do me I'll do whatever but if I'm not thinking about it which most of us aren't most of the time is this this miraculous thing doing it for you and that's one thing that anyone's can start with wow I'm being breathed by something greater than myself that's a great yeah that just gave me that this wonderful visual to is like the great mother you know where your nose
the universe of what had you however you want to label it but is actually breathing us spending his us the freedom to regulate the breath as we as we choose to but they know this great day I called it the great mother because that was just the feelings that I had come over me when you were talking about that that you're actually breathing me and that gives me from that from that loving it. I can do whatever I want with that breath you're not going to deny it to me you got to keep doing it over and over again and I get to be free with it and in and use it as I will do that that's so comforting and I do agree that for people who are who are experiencing trauma and we know that do you know life teaches us that it's difficult if nothing else we ride in the middle of something coming out of something or heading into something and I got tell you that faces to just make me quake in my boots when I was much younger but I realize now that through all of that it
is this a state of being that is being developed because her experience is an opportunity for us to hearken back to the truth and to honor the back that we get to hold on to the state of being in the state of being itself helps us to move to a higher level of Consciousness as we cycle through life journey of life no I think it is just phenomenal phenomenal motion I'm thinking about people who whose emotions image earlier who let their emotions sort of day they ruminate on things they get in the emotional patterns and something will happen and they just harking back to all the horrible things that happened they keep pushing forward is this some type of that these individuals could do
help them sort of release that energy moving to a more positive you sit there and itchy
I think you do an addition to what we just talked about I think that one of the things that we can do another thing is making sure that you are not blaming others for anyting if it was really making sure that you're not in this because when you're blaming and you like if your have negative feelings or your depressed or you're angry or frustrated or you know whatever your feelings are if you're blaming others for feeling that way you really distant power yourself because now you are basically saying well all of these other this other person or these people that situation that they were involved in with me has control over me you're allowing it and so when we blame even if somebody else is at fault or was at fault if we hold on to that
they will continue you know that the situation will continue to have control over what you can't have the freedom that you desire when you keep dwelling on it especially if you keep yourself in a victim mindset about it the victim mindset
responsibilities taking responsibility put you back in the driver's seat and that's what every day. About everyday pieces about owning or power walking in our power to this is a straight line James I absolutely love you will talk next week thanks to our wonderful guest voice
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