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Brad: Tangential Topics like Deepak Chopra, High Jumping, and Longevity (Breather Episode with Brad)

By Brad Kearns

I  start  talking  about the  life changing  insights from the  great Deepak Chopra,  and end up going off  on numerous tangents, crossing  over the Breather show barrier and  into a full length show. I mentions  the benefits of maintaining passionate competitive  goals throughout life. Of course there are periods  in life where you are totally consumed with athletics,  your heavy metal band, or building your business. These are  healthy phases to strive for your absolute potential, but when  life moves into other phases it’s essential to adjust your goals  based upon your life circumstances and your advancing age. I mention  how today, on the other side of the big 5-0, I want my athletic goals  to promote health and longevity, rather than compromise them as my professional  triathlon career most certainly did. I  cover  highlights  from a wonderful  podcast with Dr. Chopra  on the MindBodyGreen channel.  Chopra, the most peaceful of humans, manages to get in some choice digs about  the current US President. Deepak observes that  we are living in “collective insanity,” best characterized  by the fact that a “dysfunctional narcissist” is able to win  the Presidential election. Deepak speculates we are in an age of  excessive violence at all levels: from global conflicts to emotional  violence in interpersonal relationships. It’s interesting to think of violence  in this perspective, since we usually associate violence with the narrow definition  of physical violence (guns, war, police brutality, etc.) Deepak says humanity is on a  time clock to extinction if we continue at our current pace of dysfunction. However, he  sees potential if the “collective consciousness” progresses as we see signs of today (especially people who are listening to cool podcasts, you know?). Deepak mentions how he starts every day by reaffirming his “4 Daily Intentions.” This stuff is solid gold – please consider integrating it  into your consciousness. Follow Deepak on social media and check out the MindBodyGreen podcast too. Here  are Deepak’s four daily intentions: 1. Joyful Energetic Body: No toxic people, jobs, or substances. 2. Loving  Compassionate Heart: People want attention and acceptance as they are. EvenTrump, Deepak says, speculating that Trump  didn’t get that necessary attention as a kid. 3. Reflective Quiet, Alert Mind: Deepak says this is how you access intuition  and the creative flow. This is different than forcing positive thoughts, which can be merely another form of stress. 4. Lightness  of Being: Appreciate the present; no anticipation, no regrets.  

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