Lives of Relationship: Field Notes from the Journey with Mark Nepo & Dan Millman

Original Air Date Wednesday, March 16, 2022 

Many believe that embarking on a spiritual journey requires leaving a previous life behind and setting off to a monastery for years until enlightenment is revealed in the wind. And, while it is true nature can offer powerful inspiration, our daily lives and relationships are more efficient conduits for fulfillment than major life upheavals. Being in service to others and offering our full presence are keys to spreading love in the world.

To discover how to become aware and start a spiritual quest, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two authors and spiritual mentors about their journeys. Mark Nepo discusses how reducing the impact of fear on our lives can be accomplished by reaching out to each other and the beauty of being in service to others. Mark’s book, The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters, can be used as a guide to enhance relationship. Dan Millman describes his lifelong spiritual journey and the mentors who influenced his daily life through his book, Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit: A Memoir. Dan reminds us that daily life is the best place to look for those seeking a peaceful heart.

Mark Nepo — Lives of Relationship:

  • Living in fear hijacks our natural responses. [1:51]
  • Reaching out for each other can induce clarity in the face of fear. [10:12]
  • Doing inner work allows us to be in service to others as well as ourselves. [18:16]
  • Offering another full presence and love is the greatest gift we can offer others. [24:34]

Man with gray hair and black shirt in a gray background, guest of podcast episode called Lives of Relationship: Field Notes from the Journey with Mark Nepo & Dan MillmanBeloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark Nepo has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time.” His widely accessible work has been translated into more than twenty languages, and his books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He also holds a doctorate of arts in English and taught at the University of Albany for 18 years.

Book: The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters

 

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Dan Millman — Field Notes from the Journey:

  • In his 18th book, Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit: A Memoir, Dan offers a culmination of his lifelong spiritual quest. [32:23]
  • For many, being in service to others is the first lesson of their spiritual quest. [36:32]
  • Joy and despair are internal constructs that can be leaned into or mitigated through behavior. [41:04]
  • Dan Millman describes his four mentors and the inspiration and experience they gifted him. [46:14]
  • Dan offers guidance for those seeking a peaceful heart. [53:31]

Man with gray hair and black shirt in a gray background, guest of podcast episode called Lives of Relationship: Field Notes from the Journey with Mark Nepo & Dan MillmanDan Millman is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor. After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan’s teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior’s Way. His work continues to evolve over time to meet the needs of a changing world. Millman and his wife, Joy, live in Brooklyn, NY.

Book: Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit: A Memoir

 

 

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