Podcast Show Notes, Episode 001Jan 28, 2020
Step off the Garden Path
Release Date: Jan. 28, 2020
We're all standing at the edge of the unknown. The old ways are falling apart, yet new ways have yet to be born. Every thinking person realizes something has to change. But we haven't yet figured out the how of transformation.
Are you willing to step off the garden path? In this episode, Donna Woodwell explores how you can reclaim your beginner's mind.
"If you do embark on that less-travelled road, you’re joining the company of heroes like Alice in Wonderland or Neo in The Matrix. But don’t expect the world to make it easy for you. Remember, there are many who have an interest in maintaining the status quo, in ways large and small."
"The way forward is clear to those who see: To be illuminated as the Sun, is to become consciously aware of what we are doing, on all levels."
Holding out for a Hero: 01:55
At the Edge of the Unknown: 05:49
Confront Your Reality Bubble: 10:32
Embrace the Beginner’s Mind: 15:54
Where do we go from Here?: 18:36
This Week’s Experiment: 19:15
Links from Show
Joseph Campbell. The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
Philip Zimbardo. “The Banality of Heroism.”
Lee Siegel. "Why is America So Depressed?" New York Times, Jan. 2, 2020.
Joan Halifax. Standing on the Edge.
John Milton. Paradise Lost.
Shunryu Suzuki. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.