Podcast, Soul Homework

Podcast #14- Doin’ Nothing, Sleep, and Love

A couple of things…

Here is an article that mentions the study in the book about the electric shocks:


Here is one quote I love from The Alchemist:

The following is the excerpt from the book I read.

Love is in the Being

You do not have to do anything to be loved. You do not have to perform, or achieve, or earn a merit badge, or be witnessed doing good. It has taken me almost half a century to learn and believe this. It is my work to this day, For our messages to the contrary are deep.

Growing up, I heard my father say a thousand times, “Don’t tell me how hard you try, just show me what you accomplish.” But my life has shown me that the opposite is true. In my heart, where the spirit of the world really comes alive, it doesn’t matter what I accomplish. The only thing that matters is how deeply I try. For out of this trying comes sincerity and love.

This has led me to another realization of heart: Being who we are does not let others down. For much of my adult life, I’ve heard the message, “You must consider others,” offered as a caution against following your heart because it might upset others. Certainly, true compassion begins with the consideration of others, but the displeasure of others is no reason to muffle your love.

You do not have to do anything to be loved, and being who you are does not let others down. This needs to be repeated, and often. Simply be who you are, and love what is before you.

-Mark Nepo

Thank you as always for listening. ๐Ÿ™‚

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8 thoughts on “Podcast #14- Doin’ Nothing, Sleep, and Love”

  1. Being loved, when you’re not true to yourself, feels as hollow as it is. You cannot experience being loved until you are true to yourself. Only then do you find your “tribe”.

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  2. Waaaa you cover a lot in 20 mins! My comment is going 2b spastic stream of consciousness to cover it all…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sorry u got yr dot. Musta been unsettling – like the return of puberty! (The horror!) Hope the doc visit goes okay. Yay for way fewer and/or no migraines for a whole year! Condolences on pet loss anniversaries. 2020 must have been an upside down year for u and fam between world events, pet losses, fewer migraines, intense soul searching, writing a forking book, peri, relearning sleep (positional vertigo – nooooo!), etc, etc.

    You searching for author name pronunciation while podcasting totally cracked me up.

    Doing nothing is wonderful. I canโ€™t believe (except I totally can) that folks opted for electrical shock.
    (Also something about that research experiment reminds me of an episode of Ren & Stimpy – with the shiny red candy-like Do Not Touch button.)

    I keep a quote journal too! I imagine publishing something like that would be costly/impossible bc of copyrights but that would be a cool read!

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    1. I did cover a lot! Welcome to my brain. ๐Ÿ˜‚

      So it wasnโ€™t a period, it was a clot. Iโ€™ve got a polyp on my uterus that needs to be taken off. Sigh. So thatโ€™s happening next.

      2020 was quite the year, wasnโ€™t it??

      My podcast is a work in progress. I love bringing all of you along! Thank you for being with me. ๐Ÿ˜˜

      YES!! I loved Ren and Stimpy.

      Yes to the copyrights! I might just have to take out the quotes and just paraphrase the hell out of it. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


      1. Omg! You loved Ren & Stimpy too! Gimme a virtual high five.

        Part of what I love about yr podcast – the nonstop ideas u spontaneously generate. Iโ€™m crap at that so it is great fun to hear u riff. Your podcast is like a really good live show (with musicians who can improvise – like jazz or jam band) while your blog is a carefully produced studio album. Both r good for diff reasons.

        If this were the 90s Iโ€™d suggest we take your quote book and make it into a rad underground zine using the school photo copier. ๐Ÿ™‚

        PS. Sorry about the loss of Bob Ross (plant & person). At least the Bobs were loved. Have a great weekend and definitely play Cherub Rock for your plant! Yay 90s!

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      2. I never thought about my podcast in those terms before! I love looking at it that way. ๐Ÿ™‚

        YES!! Will you be my Andrea Zuckerman? Another 90s reference.

        My mom has a Bob Ross plant as well, and it is still alive- yay!! She offered to give me hers, which was very sweet, but I had to decline. I didn’t want to commit another Bob Ross assassination.


  3. I feel like I read the Alchemist years ago and for the life of me, I don’t remember the details. What’s happening to me?
    I hope all went well with your Dr.s appointment. Last year I went 11 months, this year 9 months. I keep thinking I’m DONE, but I’m not. I had a friend who went 5 years and then had a period. Crossing my fingers and toes that you are well.
    My newest apple laptop doesn’t have a USB slot. I had to purchase a little converter. WTH?

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