Listener Favorite: Finding Synchronicity: The Connection Between Spirituality, Positive Psychology, and Quantum Physics with Dr. Amit Goswami & Dr. Oliver Robinson
Original Air Date Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
Where does a new idea or creative concept originate? Is it simply a variation of an already learned experience that brain matter and reasoned thinking has reconnected to concoct something different? Or, is it something more spiritual? Is it our expanded consciousness emanating through us and into the material world? What is at the core of our imagination? To discover more about this paradigm, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks to an inquisitive quantum physicist and an interdisciplinary psychologist about their theories, practices, and what it means to be human. Amit Goswami describes higher consciousness and why we are more than our human casing and Oliver Robinson goes beyond the intellect to embrace the insights that have come from spirituality when paired with science.
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- What quantum physics teaches us about the fundamental reality of being. [2:02]
- The misunderstanding about what happiness is. [6:21]
- Exploring and enjoying the beauty of our darkness. [12:57]
- Living in flow, Mother Teresa, the happiness scale, and the purpose of depression. [16:03]
Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami is a retired full professor from the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics where he served from 1968 to 1997. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness,” an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe, where he also solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect.
Book: The Quantum Science of Happiness
- Dr. Robinson likes to play in the interdisciplinary space that traverses science and spirituality. [29:13]
- In the book, Path Between Head and Heart, Dr. Robinson describes the modern humans who have integrated science and spirituality into their work. [30:42]
- Practices to cultivate purpose and intuition through your intellect, your heart, and your soul. [34:59]
- How spirituality can permeate your entire being, the social media distraction, and 5Rhythms. [43:35]
Dr. Oliver Robinson is a psychologist and interdisciplinary thinker whose work traverses adult development, dialectical thinking, science and spirituality. His latest book, Paths Between Head and Heart, explores the way science and spirituality can contribute complementary perspectives to our understanding of ourselves, and of reality more generally.
Book: Path Between Head and Heart
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