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019: Navigating The Space Between Stories with Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible. His background includes a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale, a decade in Taiwan as a translator, and stints as a college instructor, a yoga teacher, and a construction worker. He currently writes and speaks full-time. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and four children.

If you like what Charles has to share, all of his books are available “in the gift” on-line: Also, you can read essays, watch videos, listen to some of the other podcasts he’s done, all from the same site.

We dives into topics like

  • The old story of who we are, how to be a man, how to be a woman, how to be human, how to live a life
  • Different forms of rebellion
  • Charles interest in “the origin of the wrongness”
  • Why he wrote Sacred Economics first
  • What is our true fundamental motivation
  • Forging your path in a new world
  • The sometimes harsh reality of leaving the old story behind
  • Jeff’s story about the first time he left the old story behind
  • “Any path that already exists is the wrong path” David White
  • Trusting the process of life
  • How sometimes regret can be an important part of the grieving process
  • The Newtonian world view and how that is potentially outdated
  • No action is insignificant
  • Rupert Sheldrake and the theory of Morphic Resonance
  • Approval as an aspect of control
  • Moving from striving to achieve a goal to being in service of a goal
  • In the new story… listening to nature
  • The secret to expanded creativity
  • Being in the state of gratitude and gifting
  • What it could mean when obstacles present themselves
  • The potential outcome of having inner conflict with creative adventures
  • Clarifying your objectives
  • The quest for self-approval
  • What truly liking yourself can do
  • Identifying the habits of struggle
  • Change can happen without you making it happen

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We’ve tried everything possible and none of it has worked, therefore we must try the impossible.

Sun Ra

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