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Referenced and recommended -ZITL Podcast Ep.25 extra links

Because Love shouldn’t have red tape….with guest, Hank Fortener:

  • Hanks recommendation: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear”
  • Katrina’s recommendation: Podcast Episode on Soundstrue.com – Interview with Thomas Moore – Thomas Moore has been a monk, a university professor, and a psychotherapist. “I like to quote Ralph Waldo Emerson, who said that each religion has a membership of one. I think he meant that even if you’re part of a community, you have your own interpretations and accents in practice, and that is as it should be. You need a mixture of tradition and individual inspiration. You have to use your own intelligence.”
    As Thomas Moore said, I will say to you listening to these Podcasts… “I hope these reflections encourage you to dig deeper into the spiritual traditions and trust your own inspirations.”

Article: “Tasks that seem mundane, or even difficult, can bring a sense of meaning over time.” Most of us tend to chase happiness instead.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-happy-life-may-not-be-a-meaningful-life/ Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl once wrote, “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” …”Feeling happy was strongly correlated with seeing life as easy, pleasant, and free from difficult or troubling events. Happiness was also correlated with being in good health and generally feeling well most of the time. However, none of these things were correlated with a greater sense of meaning. Feeling good most of the time might help us feel happier, but it doesn’t necessarily bring a sense of purpose to our lives…”

Spiritual but not religious – Blog By Linda Mercadante, Ph.D.
-Linda Mercadante is the B. Robert Straker Professor of Historical Theology at The Methodist Theological School in Ohio and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is the author of Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious. for the full article- http://blog.oup.com/2014/03/spiritual-but-not-religious-sbnr-types-traps/



Ep.12 – Late night Yoga -Special Guests!

One late night in southern California, 4 close friends grabbed a mic and hit record. Three of these friends toured together for many years as musicians in rock and roll traveling the world. Four of them are yogis, questioners of reality and hold dear the belief in not taking yourself or life too seriously. Why is this being published? Because the yoga of real life is lived in the spaces, in the times where maybe we’re not ‘ready’- vulnerable perhaps but real. In honor of their practice these four talk of their experience in the music industry, creativity, Ashtanga, being scared, favorite quotes, guru’s and much more. If we all wait for a yogi to appear, we miss the ‘late-night’ magic of the yoga that’s already here. With loving grace, Zooming in the Lens is happy to welcome Tommy Stewart, Pete Murrey, Rina Murrey and Katrina Chester. Thank you to dear friends for being willing to let us practice on-mic.  Jai Jai!!

Music and editing by Ian Hatton at www.mixforpix.com; For more info on the online course presented by Ram Dass and Katrina Chester go to www.functionalyogaonline.com; to sign up-www.ramdass.org/zoom

Ep. 2 “Time to make the donuts”

…is a saying for “time to go to work”! Who doesn’t want the ability to do what they love for work/career, but what if you don’t know what you love? Sass and Katrina explore  this topic, as it leads to some meatier thoughts on “intentions, motivations and beliefs” through their lens of practice. Is it better to grow up knowing or is it better to not know? One says “maybe yes”- one says “maybe not”! From tour buses to ashrams – with a lot of laughter – welcome to the 2nd episode of Zooming in the Lens.

(Episode 2)