Ep. 43: Jealousy and Sympathetic Joy

Today we talk about those times when it’s hard to feel good about other people’s good luck and abundance, and maybe feeling a little – or a lot – jealous. Sometimes we don’t feel good about when a friend gets a new car, or the book deal we’ve been waiting years for, or the soulmate that we still haven’t met. But today you’ll learn that it’s totally normal, and that feeling “sympathetic joy,” or mudita, is one of the hardest qualities for most people to cultivate.

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Ep. 41: Money and Right Livelihood

Every now and then I get comments about charging for what I teach. Like how dare I teach certain tools and charge for them. How can I charge to help people to stop overdrinking? Or have less anxiety? Or how to manage their mind? Or how to feel free?

They say it is very “unspiritual” of me, very “un-Buddhist” of me, to earn a living helping people this way.

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Ep. 39: The 4-Step Visualization Technique for Any Situation

Last week we talked about how important it was to be able to start to embody the person you need to be in order to create the future you want – you need to already think feel and act like that person who has already achieved the things in life you want to manifest. Whether that is a future of more kindness. More freedom. Most justice for all… no matter what you want to manifest, the principles are the same.

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Ep. 38: How to Manifest Your Ideal Life

Us humans tend to think that it is only when we finally achieve our goals or dreams that we can feel more confident and happier and experience more self-love…and more worthy. And not before.

But this is actually backwards…and I explain why in this episode.

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Ep. 37: How to Disagree Like a Buddha

The other day someone had posted a comment on a FB post I made and she said, “Please unfriend me. We obviously have different beliefs.”

And this really stood out to me because I thought it was so…immature to not want to see differing opinions.

But it’s quite pervasive these days, right?

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Ep. 36: How to Let People Be Wrong About You

I have a special treat for you today – after the last few episodes, I have received a LOT of comments and questions about how to not care what other people think about you.

Another way I think of this is how to let people be wrong about you.

And did you know that my podcast episide on exactly this topic was the MOST popular one of 2020? It’s true!

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Ep. 35: True Freedom

We’ve heard stories of people that have taken prison sentences and transformed them into opportunities of spiritual development, or those who have taken extremely challenging life circumstances like tragic deaths and came out the other end, and people who don’t have the financial freedom to travel or not worry about paying the bills, but who feel joyous and free on the inside.

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Ep. 34: How to Forgive

You know we’re all about Freedom here at the Rebel Buddhist – inside and out.

One of the things I’ve found that we can do to give us the most emotional freedom in the next year is to partake in the courageous act letting go of things that no longer serve us, and one of the most radical acts we can do to let go, one of the things we can do for ourselves that can truly help us feel more light and free…is forgiving.

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