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Insights from The Seer's Explanation

Larry Gottlieb

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Insights from The Seer's Explanation

Insights from The Seer's Explanation

Larry Gottlieb

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There is great power available in shifting the way we look at our life experience. I want to share a different way of thinking about things that otherwise bring us fear and uncertainty. With that change in thinking, the world can show up in a very different way. In view of the way the world appears today, I hope this podcast makes a difference in your life.

Latest Episodes

Is ego a problem?

We ordinarily think of our ego, our egotistical selves, as being some kind of character defect. So we pretend to apologize for it, and sometimes we try to hide it. But what if there's a completely different way of looking at ego that helps to explain why people behave the way they do? What if you could step back and see everything that's happening in this election season as the behavior of some global "Thing" that we're all swimming in? So you have ego... don't take it so personally!

9 minAUG 20
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Is ego a problem?

Here's "The Thing"!

Do you find yourself trying to understand why people are acting the way they are? This could be your relatives and friends, and it might extend to politicians and complete strangers. What if we looked at our collective psychology as a Thing that is used to being in control and wants to stay that way?

13 minJUL 14
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Here's "The Thing"!

A Place to Stand

How can we find a stable place to stand amid the uncertainty and confusion of the current era? I have been recommending taking a step back for a broader view. How can we do that?

12 minMAY 28
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A Place to Stand

Acceptance and Moving Forward

When we can't change a situation, we're told to accept it. Passive acceptance feels like resignation. But active acceptance feels like a new beginning. What's the difference?

7 minAPR 29
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Acceptance and Moving Forward

The next stage of human evolution

There’s a lot of fear going around these days about the coronavirus. In response, there are actions being taken, and some frantic, knee-jerk reactions taking place. And… there’s a fair bit of acting-out going on as well. As a society, this thing is making us crazy. Should we wear masks? Should we visit family and friends or go to the grocery store? Are we washing our hands enough? Will this be the new normal? Will this permanently devastate our economy? The quest for the correct answers goes on 24/7. I’m convinced that it’s worthwhile to seek a broader view when the one you have doesn’t feel very good. What, then, might present itself as a broader view of the coronavirus and the way the pandemic and social isolation are impacting most of us these days?

9 minAPR 16
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The next stage of human evolution

Our Most Misunderstood Word

"I" may well be the most misunderstood word in the English language. That’s because when we use that word, we are most commonly using it to point to something that’s not real, that’s not actually who we are! It is possible (and desirable) to separate the Ego from the one who identifies that Ego as belonging to him/her. And unless we make real for ourselves that the Ego is invented by us, and it is distinct from who we really are, we will commonly refer to that Ego, that aspect of our personality, as “I”. This misunderstanding leads to the frustration and misery one would expect if we are under the illusion that we are putting in all this effort to make something other than who we are, happy!

5 minMAR 28
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Our Most Misunderstood Word

The Ego and Evolution - Part Two

The evolution of homo sapiens to a new kind of human being doesn't require a different body or a larger brain. Nor does it require a catastrophe and millions of years. Instead, it happens within a living human being when the Ego is seen to be what it is: distinct from who we really are, and not even real!

12 minFEB 20
Comments
The Ego and Evolution - Part Two

The Ego and Evolution... Part One

A lot of people feel like the world is a mess right now, and that things seem to be getting worse. Is there a way of thinking about the state of the world that affords us the possibility of recovering some leverage, some power? This is part one of a two-part approach that may change the way we think about all that.

12 minFEB 2
Comments
The Ego and Evolution... Part One

Stepping back for a broader perspective

I have found that the way to ease my mind and my heart is to take a step back and seek a broader perspective.

7 min2019 NOV 10
Comments
Stepping back for a broader perspective

What Is, and What Is Not, Real?

Pretty much all of us are thoroughly conditioned to think that the physical world is what’s real. Less tangible things, like thoughts and feelings and flashes of inspiration and intuition, are relegated to some other category. They’re certainly real to us, but we tend to call them fleeting, perhaps, or ephemeral, or just intangible. And experience… well, our experience is obviously real, but most of us would find it pretty hard to define. Let's look into this question of what's real, and allow ourselves to be informed by quantum theory, arguably the most battle-tested theory in all of science.

9 min2019 APR 7
Comments
What Is, and What Is Not, Real?

Latest Episodes

Is ego a problem?

We ordinarily think of our ego, our egotistical selves, as being some kind of character defect. So we pretend to apologize for it, and sometimes we try to hide it. But what if there's a completely different way of looking at ego that helps to explain why people behave the way they do? What if you could step back and see everything that's happening in this election season as the behavior of some global "Thing" that we're all swimming in? So you have ego... don't take it so personally!

9 minAUG 20
Comments
Is ego a problem?

Here's "The Thing"!

Do you find yourself trying to understand why people are acting the way they are? This could be your relatives and friends, and it might extend to politicians and complete strangers. What if we looked at our collective psychology as a Thing that is used to being in control and wants to stay that way?

13 minJUL 14
Comments
Here's "The Thing"!

A Place to Stand

How can we find a stable place to stand amid the uncertainty and confusion of the current era? I have been recommending taking a step back for a broader view. How can we do that?

12 minMAY 28
Comments
A Place to Stand

Acceptance and Moving Forward

When we can't change a situation, we're told to accept it. Passive acceptance feels like resignation. But active acceptance feels like a new beginning. What's the difference?

7 minAPR 29
Comments
Acceptance and Moving Forward

The next stage of human evolution

There’s a lot of fear going around these days about the coronavirus. In response, there are actions being taken, and some frantic, knee-jerk reactions taking place. And… there’s a fair bit of acting-out going on as well. As a society, this thing is making us crazy. Should we wear masks? Should we visit family and friends or go to the grocery store? Are we washing our hands enough? Will this be the new normal? Will this permanently devastate our economy? The quest for the correct answers goes on 24/7. I’m convinced that it’s worthwhile to seek a broader view when the one you have doesn’t feel very good. What, then, might present itself as a broader view of the coronavirus and the way the pandemic and social isolation are impacting most of us these days?

9 minAPR 16
Comments
The next stage of human evolution

Our Most Misunderstood Word

"I" may well be the most misunderstood word in the English language. That’s because when we use that word, we are most commonly using it to point to something that’s not real, that’s not actually who we are! It is possible (and desirable) to separate the Ego from the one who identifies that Ego as belonging to him/her. And unless we make real for ourselves that the Ego is invented by us, and it is distinct from who we really are, we will commonly refer to that Ego, that aspect of our personality, as “I”. This misunderstanding leads to the frustration and misery one would expect if we are under the illusion that we are putting in all this effort to make something other than who we are, happy!

5 minMAR 28
Comments
Our Most Misunderstood Word

The Ego and Evolution - Part Two

The evolution of homo sapiens to a new kind of human being doesn't require a different body or a larger brain. Nor does it require a catastrophe and millions of years. Instead, it happens within a living human being when the Ego is seen to be what it is: distinct from who we really are, and not even real!

12 minFEB 20
Comments
The Ego and Evolution - Part Two

The Ego and Evolution... Part One

A lot of people feel like the world is a mess right now, and that things seem to be getting worse. Is there a way of thinking about the state of the world that affords us the possibility of recovering some leverage, some power? This is part one of a two-part approach that may change the way we think about all that.

12 minFEB 2
Comments
The Ego and Evolution... Part One

Stepping back for a broader perspective

I have found that the way to ease my mind and my heart is to take a step back and seek a broader perspective.

7 min2019 NOV 10
Comments
Stepping back for a broader perspective

What Is, and What Is Not, Real?

Pretty much all of us are thoroughly conditioned to think that the physical world is what’s real. Less tangible things, like thoughts and feelings and flashes of inspiration and intuition, are relegated to some other category. They’re certainly real to us, but we tend to call them fleeting, perhaps, or ephemeral, or just intangible. And experience… well, our experience is obviously real, but most of us would find it pretty hard to define. Let's look into this question of what's real, and allow ourselves to be informed by quantum theory, arguably the most battle-tested theory in all of science.

9 min2019 APR 7
Comments
What Is, and What Is Not, Real?
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