Navigating Life Through Feelings with Mark Leuchten: PYP 173

mark-leuchtenAt various times in my life, I've felt like I was hitting my head against the universe.

Struggling to figure out what to do next. Stuck in a house and neighborhood that wasn't right for us. Navigating a conflict between duty and pleasure. That sort of thing.

And eventually, I would call my friend Mark Leuchten and ask him to help me “figure things out.”

Without fail, Mark would NOT help me “figure things out.” Instead, he would give me a much more valuable gift: a reminder of the energetic laws of the universe as he understands them. And that understanding (or “remembering,” as it sometimes feels like) invariably allows me to navigate with a whole lot more grace and effectiveness.

I don't know if those laws are “right” or not. I just know that for me, living as if they are makes things a whole lot better right away.

So as a reminder to me and a gift to you, I asked Mark to record a podcast interview that covers these energetic laws.

In our conversation, we discussed:

  • The 6 Truths
  • All is One
  • Love is the Reason for Everything
  • Your Power is in your Control of Thought
  • We are here to Learn and to Improve the Perfection of Now
  • Life is Eternal
  • Let Feeling be your Guide
  • the real practice of “self-care”
  • paying exquisite attention to the data generated by our Central Nervous System
  • the connection between flow, abundance, and money
  • the faulty metaphor of the airplane oxygen mask
  • “what if everyone chose the same day to be happy?”
  • the ineffectiveness of rage
  • the ultimate difference between conditional love and true love
  • why we turn our self-criticism on others
  • the practice of grace
  • the purpose of meditation
  • how to end our self-loathing
  • “nourish who you really are and the rest will respond”
  • the “spiritual IKEA effect”
  • how to trace negative emotions back to a faulty thought
  • why happiness is a better compass than duty
  • and much more…

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3 Responses to “Navigating Life Through Feelings with Mark Leuchten: PYP 173”

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  1. Michele says:

    MORE, MORE, MORE of this guy! I am in the middle of a giant spiritual awakening-experiencing all that Mark is sharing. Its better than any drug I EVER tried 😉
    I could go on and on, but just wanted to say that I’d love more of this kind of discussion.

    • Howard says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Michele! I know Mark will be thrilled to hear that. And I’m delighted that I’m not the only one who finds his wisdom useful and beautiful 🙂

    • Mark says:

      Michele–I love love love your enthusiasm! Howard and I have recorded some new conversations which I am sure you will enjoy. With you we are tilling the soil and soon will be planting some new thought seeds and watching them grow. Can’t wait! Your kind words have touched my heart.

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