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A wave of mindfulness is changing the world. Ethan learned that at exactly the right time. Its become his mission to share it. Follow on Instagram and Youtube @Ethansharrettofficial Support the journey: paypal.me/ethan247

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

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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.

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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 build 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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