Podcast Show Notes, Episode 001

Jan 29, 2020


Step off the Garden Path

Release Date: Jan. 28, 2020

Length: 21:47

Read the Episode Transcript on Medium


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.

Favorite Quotes

"If you do embark on that less-travelled road, you’re joining the company of heroes like Alice in Wonderland or Neo in The MatrixBut 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.

Peter L. Berger. The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise on the Sociology of Knowledge.

Joan Halifax. Standing on the Edge.

John Milton. Paradise Lost.

Shunryu Suzuki. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. 

Podcast Music

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Crowd Hammer" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com )
License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ )