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CONTROL OR FLOW . . . WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE?

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little did i realize when i wrote this one year ago
all that was in store for me/us
when we were to let it all happen.
WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!
and . . . .
looking back on it now
knowing that my/your resistance to it
didn’t change anything
it only brought fear and tension and denial . . .
can we try again this year?
let’s just let life happen
who knows there might just be a greater intelligence
that knows what it is doing
and will navigate us through
“the valley of the shadow of death”
and allow us to fear no evil.
your thoughts????????

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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE THE CARETAKERS . . .
as you may or may not know,
i have spent a lot of years being a caretaker to those i love/d
and whereas on one hand, i would never change one moment;
on the other hand i would change every moment if i could.
i want you to know i understand
the love it takes,
the commitment you make,
the seemingly endless duration of not knowing
what the future brings
and the desire to live each moment,
good, bad, beautiful or ugly for what it is,
knowing these moments are fleeting
that they will one day pass
and there will be no more moments.
i know how special that is
and how hard it is to maintain and sustain.
i know how many times i acted from my fear rather than my love
and i know how natural it is to blame ourselves
for not being able to be more.
i know there were times
when i just wished someone would be there to caretake me.
i got tired and run down
and i felt so alone
because no one could understand what i was going through.
i want you to know,
if you ever want someone to be there for you
not to fix you but just to listen to you,
i am a phone call away.
in the meantime,
i will sit here in the silence of my own space and send you
more love than you could ever dream possible.
blessings and love to all who take care of others.
you make all of us better.

Will You Meet Me There?

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sitting in the early morning
before the world awakes
a quarter moon in the sky
waves crashing on the shore
i feel source so powerfully
and wonder at the marvel and majesty
of this beautiful world we live in
where the crashing waves touch the shore. where the horizon is touched by the sky. where the darkness of early morning is lit up by the moon, there is where i meet you and feel touched by your heart amd soul.
i feel touched by all of creation in the beautiful simplicity of where one meets another. will you meet me there?

23 HOURS, 59 MINUTES AND 45 SECONDS

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23 HOURS, 59 MINUTES AND 45 SECONDS
many years ago,
the rebbe pulled me aside
and told me he wanted me to understand
the difference between being honest and being truthful.
i was perplexed.
he continued saying
“always be honest but not always truthful”
i was perplexed and so he explained the following situation.
if a man were to come home and tell his wife
i thought about you almost every moment of the day
except for about 15 seconds when this beautiful woman walked by.
this would be truthful but not honest.
what do you think his wife would hear.
would she would remember
that for 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 45 seconds
that he thought of her.
or would she only hear the 15 seconds
that he looked at someone else.
the truth did not allow the honesty to be seen.
honesty would be to come home and say,
“baby, i love you so much,
i thought about you almost every minute of the day today.”
perhaps it is because i do it so much in my life
that i see it so much in others.
why do we spend our time being truthful
but not being honest
thinking only of the 15 seconds?
i used to judge a whole religion, because of a few.
i look in the mirror and see my flaws rather than my strengths
i remember the moments i made a mistake,
rather than the life that i have lived gloriously.
do you do this too?
here is my promise to myself
and because we are all connected in the beautiful mosaic of life
to you as well.
i will choose to be honest with myself more that truthful
i will allow all of the moments to make up my present
i will see the totality of the mosaic
rather than get lost in the individual broken pieces.
let’s remember our world is amazingly beautiful
and the vast, vast, vast majority of the people living here
are kind and loving and want to live in peace.
even those who are caught in a belief of the moment
where they feel destruction is the only way to speak their truth
may we pray from our own experience
that together we see honestly
not only the 15 seconds
but the 23 hours, 59 minutes, 45 seconds
that make up who we are on a day to day basis.
to me, this is the miracle of the holiday of hanukkah,
the celebration of the birth of jesus at christmas
the principles and symbols of kwanza
the glory of the festivals of lights
we are one mosaic,
one exquisite piece of art
made up of all of our moments
what will we focus on,
the necessary parts on the mosaic that are filled with darkness
or the totality of the mosaic that makes us light.
i know which one i choose. how about you?

One Photo of a Moment in Time

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maybe it is chanukah ?
but lately i have been feeling these day a lot
the 2 rabbi’s that changed my life
being completely downloaded
refunding a non refundable airline ticket
the blessing of learning to see
the punch in the heart
giving away 1/4 of a million dollars and the holes in the soles of my shoes
being taught to be the man when no one else was
the letter i received out of nowhere
window pane
the oasis in the desert
the mountain tops that became saints
miracles after miracles happening
so many stories
and only one small chapter in a life lived
and one photo is a moment in time
one piece of a mosaic of a life
sacred, holy, blessed and beautiful
HAPPY CHANUKKAH !!!!!!!!!!

Conversations with Strangers feat. Sohee Jun

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Conversations with Strangers feat. Sohee Jun

being an empath, sometimes, i feel people before i ever meet them. and when the person i feel is also an empath, it is almost impossible not to feel them. this is what happened with Sohee Jun. A stranger who appeared on my show had me on his podcast and then he had Sohee on his podcast too and he wrote both of us saying, i think you should meet each other. so when i invited her on Conversations With Strangers and she accepted i was happy. i have no idea how things like this happen, but without seeing her, talking to her, checking her out on social media, i started to feel her.

normally i don’t like to make contact with people before they come not the room, but i felt like i already had made contact because of how strongly i felt her and so i reached out to her and friended her on facebook. but that was really all that happened. a couple of messages about timing for the show and finding a good time to record. but that was it. and yet, when she came into the zoom room, i felt like had already known her, missing of course all of the details.

when i asked her, what was the 1 thing she would say to the world if she knew it was listening, here is what she told me: “Your great contribution in this world is your authentic presence and ability to make people feel heard, seen and valued.” those words could have come word by word from my mouth as well.

clearly we were connected. i think you will want to listen to this conversation. it was real, intimate, deep and vulnerable. i loved it and hope you will too . . .

here is what we spoke about:

  • the honor we both felt in being here in this room together
  • being the mother of 3 amazing children and working with high achieving individuals in business and corporations
  • the differing day to day reality to the answer of the question how are you doing
  • being a resilient woman and feeling tired and weary
  • what is it about this situation that is making her tired
  • where do we get connection in a time of forced isolation
  • the social media life shot vs the life shot of day to day life
  • the feeling of having to be a superwoman to handle all of the things in front of her
  • the silo of like minded people and thoughts and the need for innovation
  • what is the perfect 20:20 vision of the world of the year 2020
  • the desire to escape pain and the challenge of coved and the absence of the buffers we normally use to escape the pain we experience
  • what if it wasn’t as hard as we thought it was?
  • the story of elisa, my developmentally delayed daughter
  • what are the situations of life trying to say to her . . .
  • its ok, you don’t have to do more
  • being easier on yourself
  • how is it possible that someone i never met could feel exactly what i feel
  • the cardboard version of ourselves and vulnerability and going deep
  • the innovation workshop story and what it would take to change what we are doing on a dime
  • the re-starting of people and the reframing of concepts
  • how important it is to have meaningful community.
  • the ability to feel the energy of others and the feeling in the head that prevents that
  • returning to the basics of breathing, meditation and journaling and focusing on others rather than being stuck ourselves.
  • helping others and helping ourselves who do we we focus on
  • failure and what if it wasn’t possible to fail?
  • and a whole lot more . . .

to learn more about Sohee, please go to:

  • website: https://soheejunphd.com
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sjunphd/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soheejun_phd/

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sohee.jun.18

  • Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKlgKnE8_QgumHXZ5BX0IKw?view_as=subscriber
  • to get her book, Mommy Tracked: https://www.amazon.com/Mommytracked-Authentic-Risks-Success-Terms/dp/1544508328
  • read VoyageLA article that features Sohee please go to: http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-sohee-jun-s-j-consulting-pasadena/

#AgendalessConversations #TheMosaic #TheMosaicPodcast #50ConversationsWith50Strangers #ConversationsWithSrangers #DanielBruceLevin #AskSomeoneYouDoNotKnowHowAreYou #Listen #SeeMe #HearMe #SoheeJun #MommyTracked #SeeThingsDifferently #CoachToHighPerformanceIndividuals #SJConsulting

to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to:

website URL’s and Podcast URL’s

DanielBruceLevin.com

TheMosaicOnline.Com

TheMosaicPodcast.com

TheMosaicOnline.com/Conversations

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Conversations with Strangers feat. Josh Gryniewicz

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Conversations with Strangers feat. Josh Gryniewicz

you know you are in for something when 2 storytellers get together for a conversation. i knew nothing about Josh except that someone i met on a podcast recommended that we speak together, so instead of doing that in private, we had the conversation and filmed it for this series. it is so interesting to talk about the power of storytelling both in its ability to change perspectives and in its ability to lock us into realities that are not real but just stories we tell ourselves over and over again until they appear real. as we sit together some of each of those stories emerge. i think you will love listening to this conversation . . .

here is what we spoke about:

  • who Josh is.
  • storytelling for social change
  • growing up with parents who are artists and storytellers
  • family trips of trying to find Big Foot
  • the science of storytelling and what it revealed
  • the difference between the storytelling i use and simply telling a story
  • the biggest surprise he has had, finding his perfect job, creating an amazing presentation and then not getting the job.
  • watching the story that has been told in his life repeat itself but only this time the players of the story changed sides.
  • the work he did with many different public health organisations
  • the change of perspective and the shift from what he does to who he is and you can feel his whole energy change
  • how interesting it was to me that a storyteller could wrap his conversation in his story allowing him to escape the telling of his own story and how difficult it is to get to the story and the stories that come up that seem like his story but really aren’t
  • explaining the ADD mind and how it works
  • the introduction of the idea that “Nothing is as it Seems” and its ability to change the narrative of the story we are telling ourselves.
  • the old hag and the socialite and his diagnosis of ADD
  • getting nervous and feeling pushed and liking it
  • the story of the mirror maker
  • what scares him about telling the stories of others
  • the power of story to distort story
  • finding the courage to fall in love with his own story
  • and a whole lot more . . .

to learn more about Josh, please go to:

website: https://oddduck.io/

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgryniewicz

This is the publication that he mentioned (https://www.allindata.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PUBLICATION-FINAL-SEPT-30th-1.pdf). It is mostly for epidemiologists and data wonks, so a little inside baseball, but a week after he published the Digital Edition, he attended the Society for Professional Journalists Conference and they listed 4 of the stories he covered as underrepresented for 2020 (so if he could scoop the New York Times, he’s got to be doing something, right 😜).

#AgendalessConversations #TheMosaic #TheMosaicPodcast #50ConversationsWith50Strangers #ConversationsWithSrangers #DanielBruceLevin #AskSomeoneYouDoNotKnowHowAreYou #Listen #SeeMe #HearMe #JoshGryniewicz #ThinkNarratively #OddDuckCommunications #ContentCreation #StrategicStorytelling

to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to:

website URL’s and Podcast URL’s

DanielBruceLevin.com

TheMosaicOnline.Com

TheMosaicPodcast.com

TheMosaicOnline.com/Conversations

to purchase my book, The Mosaic: please go to: theMosaicOnline.com/shop/ or go to amazon: http://a.co/dvgsgG3

to join The Mosaic Book club: https://hiitide.com/crews/themosaic

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Conversations with Strangers feat. Andrea Albright

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Conversations with Strangers feat. Andrea Albright
It’s early morning in Rome. In two hours, she would be producing a video for a tour company and broadcasting to her hundreds of thousands of followers. she checked her email.
There it was. The email that changed the course of her life. It’s from her husband. Andréa, I wanted you to hear it from me first. I’m in love with your bridesmaid.
she didn’t remember the next moment. she blacked out. The most heart-wrenching blow of her life right before she had to be on camera. she did remember throwing herself on the bed and screaming into the pillow, “Why God?! Why now?” Then astonishingly, a clear answer came to her instantly from somewhere beyond her pain, “Because you can.”
you can read the rest of her story at: https://www.andreaalbright.com/about-andrea-albright/
Andréa Albright is on a mission to create the next movement for authors and evolve the publishing industry. She is not just a publisher, she is a Legacy Maker. Andréa’s first movement took the health and fitness industry by storm. She amassed over 10,000,000+ views on YouTube, was featured on the Women’s Health and Fitness magazine cover, and grew her health business to over 100,000 raving fans. Since then, she has become the author of 25 books, reaching tens of millions worldwide in over 40 countries.
Now, she has taken her passion for helping authors find the same success by publishing books with meaning. She is recognized as The Thought Leader Publisher.
but, i didn’t know any of this when Andrea and i started speaking. the was just another stranger that had wandered into my room. my first impressions when i saw andrea was of someone who was a little bit full of themselves, because out of character, i went to her website and watched a couple of her videos but i can’t tell you how wrong my first impressions were in the presence of who she is now . i believe this is an important conversation for you to hear.
here is what we spoke about:
the journey we are on to discovery parts of ourselves that are hidden what about her has remained hidden that she would like to come out from
what she wanted to still share – that she has run from pain and now she is ready to let go of expectations letting go and achieving more
how quickly andrea became open, honest and vulnerable
what would happen if you didn’t hide from your pain
the path of her being an entrepreneur
meeting the man that checked all the boxes very successful in all of her dreams and being at the top of her game but not realising her husband was envious of her and losing it all
from a 5 story mansion in malibu to living with mom in a bunk bed in a spare room hearing the message, “you have to share more” humility and alignment to service with others
what it feels like to have her success be the reason the man she loves leaves her
thinking there was something wrong with her when it was the insecurity of her husband who cheated on her with her best friend now she helps woman own their own value so they will never have to experience this type of betrayal
what did the pain you experienced want to say to you?
what would you say to a woman who wants to jump in to being themselves but doesn’t want to lose her marriage?
making more time for laughter and not having to have all the accoutrements of life to make her feel ok
when we experience pain and then protect ourselves in the silo’s that protect us, how did she bring that silo down?
the death of the fantasy that opened up her life to do what is real if this was the last day, did i fulfil my purpose here
seeing her growth through the videos she has made
what makes her happy
and a whole lot more . . .
to learn more about Andrea, please go to: https://www.andreaalbright.comfind
her social media links there
to get Andrea’s book, Visionary Boss: https://book.andreaalbright.com/book-order
to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to:
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Conversations with Strangers feat. Lilith Moon

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Conversations with Strangers feat. Lilith Moon
Lilith Moon is a modern day shaman, holistic business coach and the creator of Shamanic Yoga. She combines yoga, shamanism and holistic business coaching to help aspiring healers go all the way from accelerating their own healing journey to training as shamanic healers and creating their soulful, successful healing businesses.
When she isn’t busy creating, coaching or healing, she spends playful time with her 4 year old son Lou, who she shares a love of nature, singing, dancing and horse back riding with. They have a home base in Austria, spend the summers in the eco village Findhorn in Scotland and the winters in Ubud, Bali.
but, i didn’t know any of this when Lilith and i started speaking. i take that back, i think i knew she called herself a modern day shaman. and as she sat in the zoom room with me i could feel her. she had gone through a lot and was now on the other side helping others. for her The Shamantic Path was her key.
i think you will like hearing this conversation.
here is the one thing she wants to share with the world: – “Learn shamanic journeying. It is your birthright to understand yourself and all of life from an energetic perspective, so that you can know and love yourself deeply and embrace your soul purpose to serve others in profound ways while you live an abundant, fulfilled life.”
here is what we spoke about:
“i am half earth and half sky”
one of the fundamental realities of shamanism the tree of life and the chakras
the happiness of an epic sword fight with her son
traveling and seeing new realities
happiness is inside us and feeling the world around us
the way things happen and how to hear the messages that are out there
calling the energy in and getting answers even when those answers are not exactly what we want
the place where it all starts vs what we learn as we grow up
why she did not find her solution and how shamanism opened her up
diving into the peace of yoga deeply but not finding answers to her questions
a train ride, a healing, a voice that she heard in her head and an initiation that came in the cold of the mountains
the search for a teacher and finding a student who would teach her shamanism
what allows her to be open inner knowing and hearing the inner calling and knowing it is true
boundaries, borders, being a snob and ordinary people
clarifying a point that would have been left unclassified
knowing who it is we can help and not trying to help everyone vertical and horizontal realities and what the heck that even means holding space and what creates healing
and a whole lot more . . .
you will want to listen to this conversation !!!!!!
to learn more about Lilith, please go to:
Social Media:

1. Women’s circle on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/shamanicyogasisterscircle/
to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to:
website URL’s and Podcast URL’s
to purchase my book, The Mosaic: please go to: theMosaicOnline.com/shop/ or go to amazon: http://a.co/dvgsgG3
to join The Mosaic Book club: https://hiitide.com/crews/themosaic
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Conversations with Strangers feat. LaToya Ebony

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Conversations with Strangers feat. LaToya Ebony
Originally raised in Upstate New York, LaToya is a NBC Star Project winner for best female actress, an award given at the American Black Film Festival. She has earned a BFA in theater at Buffalo State College, MFA in acting at the University of South Carolina, and worked as an acting intern at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
In her spare time, she works as a freelance makeup artist and a Youtube video content creator. Her content and bubbly personality has garnered over 2.5 million views.
She made her television premiere on the hit soap opera, Days of Our Lives, and is residing in Los Angeles, CA
but i knew none of this when she came into the zoom room. all i did know is that she and her husband JQ Sirls both signed up for a conversation and when i and just finished a conversation what her husband when she came into the room. i could tell from her energy, she was vivacious and alive and that this was a woman who has energy and knows where she is headed.
turns out she heard about conversations from a friend of hers who came into the room and spoke with me and she recommended that the two of them talk to me. i received them as i do everyone who comes into the room, with an excitement to meet a stranger.
when she came into the room i felt a comfort and wanted to share something about myself when the show first started. there is something comforting about Latoya and the strength that she has inside her that brings comfort.
she told me before we started that the one thing she would say if she knew the world was listening wild be this: Grey areas in life are so much more common than black and white ones. Perspective, experience, and upbringing color human interaction everyday and though we are all unique and may not always agree, empathy goes a very long way toward the goal of living in harmony.
here is what we spoke about:
today being a good day and what makes a good day, a good day? being an introvert with extrovert tendencies
finding time to be with herself and what happens when she doesn’t get it
the beauty of talking a walk
does it really take X amount of time to get to know a stranger
her two layers of things that make her happy
watching people in public places when they think they are private and becoming an actress
why legacy is so important to her and the desire to live beyond herself
the long road of life and knowing what is happening in life right now isn’t it
getting through the hard times;
having something inside her that was special
always feeling that the belief that “this would have never happened without . . .” could that thought be untrue?
do you have to go through pain to find happiness?
the workshop we did in jamaica and the trust exercise
do people listen and why people listen but not hear each other? the challenge is when i am heard what is the right answer?
after we are heard, then what?
for some it is not enough to be heard, some people want once you hear what they said want you to be agreed with them.
being goal oriented,
i get that you hear me, now what are we going to do?
what if their was no longer my way or your way, but a new way, our way?
compromise vs innovation
the need for therapist to help 2 parties see something new, and the excitement of doing something new.
what if the stories we tell ourselves were to change
and a whole lot more . . .
to learn more about Latoya, please go to:
youtube: LaToyaEbony
to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to:
website URL’s and Podcast URL’s
to purchase my book, The Mosaic: please go to: theMosaicOnline.com/shop/
or go to amazon: http://a.co/dvgsgG3
to join The Mosaic Book club: https://hiitide.com/crews/themosaic
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