A Better Life Practice: Conscious Solutions to Tough Challenges with Leonard Perlmutter & Dr. Eric Maisel

Original Air Date Wednesday, November 17, 2021 

Many of us are searching for a more simplified approach to life as we tackle everyday living during these complicated times.

Some philosophies and religious traditions may seem antiquated when addressing modern conscious thought. To discover a better life practice to help us find conscious solutions and simplify life’s tough challenges, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two authors who share their contemporary philosophies about how to transform life through consciousness. Leonard Perlmutter shares the practice of parenting our subconscious mind and details practices from his latest book, Your Conscience: The Key to Unlock Limitless Wisdom and Creativity and Solve All of Life’s Challenges. Dr. Eric Maisel shares his transformational practices of identifying and creating life purpose choices to create a guide for living the life we desire from his book, Lighting the Way: How Kirism Answers Life’s Toughest Questions.

Leonard Perlmutter — Conscious Solutions:

  • Three of the four functions of the mind only serve to advise the fourth function which is the conscious. [2:07]
  • Leonard Perlmutter describes how our egos often lead us astray and how that causes pain. [9:13]
  • Lisa and Leonard comment on the inverted opportunity of the pandemic. [10:57]
  • How thoughts rule the mind and the two types of thoughts. [18:00]
  • The practice of parenting our subconscious mind is the key to hearing superconscious wisdom. [22:16]
  • Inner conflict is why we experience pain and how we can course correct it. [25:46]
  • From his book, Your Conscious, Leonard explains the premise of one-pointed attention. [27:56]

Man with white shirt, white beard and glasses, guest of episode about better life practice: Conscious Solutions to Tough Challenges with Leonard Perlmutter & Dr. Eric MaiselLeonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) is the founder of The American Meditation Institute in Averill Park, New York. Over the past four decades, Leonard has served on the faculties of the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association. He is a direct disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. 

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Dr. Eric Maisel — A Better Life Practice:

  • Unsatisfied with existing religions and beliefs, Eric describes what led him to adopt Kirism based on the philosophy of self-responsibility. [32:24]
  • The transformational practice of identifying and creating life purpose choices. [37:22]
  • A Kirist daily practice is negotiating the day so you can live the life you want to be living. [46:39]
  • The golden opportunity of making ourselves proud by our efforts. [52:26]
  • Eric describes the three personality types as identified in Kirism. [57:57]

Man with blue shirt and white beard writting on a keyboard, guest of episode about better life practice: Conscious Solutions to Tough Challenges with Leonard Perlmutter & Dr. Eric MaiselEric Maisel, Ph.D., is the author of more than fifty books including his latest, The Power of Daily Practice. He has been quoted or featured in a variety of publications, including Martha Stewart Living, Redbook, Glamour, Men’s Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Self. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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