The Problem with Advice

Ever wonder why knowing that “smoking is bad for you”, “deep fried food won’t make you thin”, and “don’t date losers” doesn’t stop us from smoking, eating french fries, and, well, making other poor choices? Listen as Michael shares a source of wisdom that can actually change your life!
(Original Airdate: March 14th, 2013)

02:10- Why I don’t give advice on this show
04:00- Experiment: You’re a top level adviser
14:15- Why people aren’t comfortable in their own skin
25:30- A deeper essence beyond our personal histories
32:40- The way that the mind is supposed to work
45:30- On working with schizophrenia

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My friend and colleague Aaron Turner once described our grounding in the inside-out understanding of life as a measure of how much of our experience looked like it was made of the energy of Thought as opposed to being either “the energy of Thought plus external factors” or even external factors alone. For example, if you get a “Final Demand” bill from a credit card company and feel stressed, is that stress:
a. Simply the feeling of whatever you happen to be thinking in that moment?
b. The feeling of your thinking about a very real problem?
c. The feeling of the credit card bill?