Category Archives: New Age

5 Podcasts for the fun spiritual seeker

Interesting resources. Beware, for these may well change your perspective!

1. Alan Watts

To exercise economy of words here: the man knew what he was on about. Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen, you name it.

“Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.”

More on the Alan Watt’s Podcast here.

2. Swamiji’s Podcast

“In 1962, after many requests, Swami Jyotirmayananda came to the West to spread the knowledge of India. As founder of Sanatan Dharma Mandir in Puerto Rico (1962-1969), Swamiji rendered unique service to humanity through his regular classes, weekly radio lectures in English and in Spanish, and numerous TV appearances. In March 1969, Swamiji moved to Miami, Florida, and established the ashram that has become the center for the international activities of the Yoga Research Foundation.”

A new one I’ve found. I like it a lot so far. Click here for more.

3. The Hip Tranquil Chick Podcast

The modern, curious & generous approach to yoga, holistic lifestyle, traces of spirituality and mostly self-improvement. Fun!

Tranquility available here.

4. Liloumace

Exuberant, young & fearless, Lilou brings to her audience breath after breath of fresh air. So much insight, knowledge and wisdom to be gained though her interviews and content.

Best viewed on Lilou’s Youtube Channel

5. Joel Osteen Ministries

Uplifting. A very welcomed message of hope amidst this nay-saying world. Here.

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It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon

I first came across the Invitation on the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast years ago and till now, it still flits through my head every now and then on its own accord:

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are,
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dreams for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful be realistic to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself.

If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day.
And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure yours and mine
and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon,”Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

The Invitation, Oriah Mountain Dreamer