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JOYFull - A Raw Journal of the Mindful Revolution

A wave of mindfulness is changing the world. Ethan learned that at exactly the right time. Its become his mission to share it. Well, one of his missions. Follow on Instagram and Youtube @Ethansharrettofficial

I'm hiring a new member of the leasing team at our multifamily apartment office.  I enjoyed this interview with a bright young talent, who will be starting this week.  Unique perspectives include overcoming distractions, raising your standards, and keeping your heart.  

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From the 2017 archives in the journey. A busy little Shell station off I-81 north of Roanoke. Ahmit. How does Nepal compare to the US? Ahmit showed how he meditates. A heavy accent may be hard to understand, but a respectful, easy going, and pretty damned funny guy shines through.

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Months of not recording or sharing, and I come back to it once more. Your life can have a mission that changes the world. Or it can have a mission that simply enjoys, utilizes, bears, or even..despises the world.  I am trying to understand and consider 'dharma.'  Also, the president of the united states. The rock music ideal, Tom Petty. Rebel in peace. 2018 can be the best year in the history of the world.

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The question in the title was posed to me.  Also this episode it is the first one since the close of the kickstarter campaign! There is a tease with a little introduction to the 7th chakra. I talk about what on Earth that goal is. There is a poor metaphor regarding peanut butter and jelly. I don't have my drum at the moment but I have a good time anyway.

Referenced article:

http://theconversation.com/how-mindfulness-is-helping-kenyan-prisoners-achieve-inner-freedom-77892

Referenced Kicksarter Campaign Video:

https://youtu.be/mS4WQgQQVEE

@ethansharrettofficial

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Yes, this is a real thing.  How to deal with it?  That's a question I ask.  The Mindful Revolution will provide the answer.  Thank you so much for listening.  Please leave a star rating or review.  God Bless, Namaste, and have a great day.  No...CAUSE a great day  :)

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Something I just published requires correction. I open with a birthday tribute to Michael Jackson.  Then I talk about something at large that I'm glad will be changing as we evolve.

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WARNING: Do not listen while driving!  There are many navigation prompts that will get you completely lost.  It's been over two weeks since I've published, so this is just a status update.  Turns into a few thoughts about dismantling racism.  Evolved thinking is needed here.  The good news is, new understanding occurs at revolutionary levels throughout history!

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Why do people say "Beware the Third Eye"?  Where is Ethan now?  Are humans built to be dissatisfied?  Can we be simply JOYFull?  Some of these questions are asked.

And the format is switched.  I start off with the method (Chakras), then go into the personal story, then the cultural observation.

Referenced Sadhguru Ajna Chakra Video:  https://youtu.be/VTeKP4g0a4k

Referenced Terry Gross Interview on NPR with Author Robert Wright:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/07/541610511/can-buddhist-practices-help-us-overcome-the-biological-pull-of-dissatisfaction

see pictures of the road trip @ethansharrettofficial

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This episode goes back to the raw a bit.  Progress can be like that, two steps forward and one step back.  But remember, it is progress.  After a personal digression, I give an intro to a Wim Hoff breath technique   And a little about the place we're staying for a while.  Self-reporting a correction however:  I mentioned a "Pilgrim" heritage.  But that's off the mark.  Pilgrims, in a religious sense, were much earlier, and up north.  Settlers down here seemingly were motivated by an "off the grid" type of entrepreneurialship.  Pretty cool.  Places in this country are so different!

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I finally got a yoga instructor to speak with me!  (For a podcast, that is...several have spoken with me apart from that).  Not only an instructor, Becky Sathre is owner of multiple yoga studios on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama.  She has practiced yoga as a way of life, and explains a little about that and many other topics, including making yourself available to someone after a trauma, and Ganesh, the Giver of Obstacles.  

Visit URU Yoga and Beyond, at www.uruyoga.com.  follow Ethan on Instagram @ethansharrettofficial.

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It was awesome to not only talk to Craig, but to open and then close the conversation with a drum jam session!  Craig Gilbert is a Christian pastor in a church near the mountain region of Cripple Creek, Colorado, where I had been visiting family - an energetic teacher who has dedicated his life to Jesus Christ.  

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Personal transpirings can make it difficult to share, and they have me experiencing the dukkha (a sanskrit phrase meaning something similar to "suffering, for a time").  However I will continue, and I promise to share what we've been up to and where we're going.  I talk about the 5th chakra... from memory, because for some reason the lights in the van didn't want to keep shining.  The 5th chakra, the Vishuddha or Throat Chakra.

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At the classic Los Angeles hiking trail Runyon Canyon, just before leaving town, Jack and I noticed Lanz P, offering beautiful hand pan music for passers by.  These angelic instruments are rare, and he had such a unique aura we had to stop, listen and chat.  He was once a guru, and for the moment a traveling busker.  Listen to what he says about new spirituality and authenticity.  And Archetypes!!  Loki, Jester, Joker Troll.  "It's all nonsense!".  There's a video of Jack mesmerized by the sound on my instagram and youtube of course.  @ethansharrettofficial

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Simplicity as vacation, and healing.  And also, we introduce the 5th Chakra (The Throat Chakra).  Included is a study which reminds us how to exercise our happiness.

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There's some entrepreneur motivation in this episode.  Ethan is joined by Frank Lewis, music name Ad Vice, videographer and photographer.  In addition to being a musician, he is Developer of finalphasephoto.com.  He talkes about self-learning a valuable tech skill and building it into a thriving business...no longer living paycheck to paycheck, and how if you want to do something.. start doing it! Frank gives Ethan some advice.  Contact them for Weddings, Films, Commercials, Drone shots and more.  Instagram Frank @finalphasephoto and Ethan @ethansharrettofficial

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Now officially recording outside California, this episode done from the van.  The difference between Hollywood and the mountains. Also the Heart Chakra (4th) continued.  The books referenced is "Love Yourself as if Your Life Depends on It" by Kamal Ravikant.  And once again "Understanding Chakras" by Broderick S Johnson.  Connect with and follow Ethan Edward Sharrett @ethansharrettofficial and youtube with ethansharrettofficial.

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I recorded this episode right after going into a wikipedia wormhole to understand when and how Buddhism came to exist in China and what effect Confucius had.  Obviously too much on that to even begin to grasp!  What I do explain is how the road trip is about to happen, and the first mention of the fourth Chakra, the Heart Chakra.  There will be much more about this for certain.  

When we hit the road, I'll be getting photos on Instagram at @ethansharrettofficial please reach out, more stops between Colorado and Washington DC are needed!

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If you don't like the drum I usually use, you're in luck with this quick check in.  This is journaling about how I'm personally preparing for travel and making efforts on staying centered.  That includes going back to the basics.  Cheers, I'll try to get some pictures up about the travel, on @ethansharrettofficial.

Still looking for the first stop/visit, either Northern Cal, Az or NM!!! Direct Message me if you're in one of those places.

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At one time a male, but only anatomically.  Learn about that.  This filmmaker and musician directed me in a feature film.  She is funny, passionate, and authentic.  A special conversation that explores identity, how we put pressure on ourselves and allow others to pressure us, and a unique perspective on gender.

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At the state of Joy Full you may presently be in, or working towards, there may still be moments tricky to figure out, but there is also so much to learn.  

Also, meditation tip via Business Insider, lessons about click-bait media, and David Lynch is changing the world.

FYI The Renaissance began in the 1300s!

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