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Episode 31

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24th Jun 2021

Birthing

EPISODE-BIRTHING

In this episode the Guyz talk about…how to do it just a little better! Most of us need some action steps that we can implement in order to make progress, so we’re going to offer some tips on growing and developing deeper wisdom. I know Stu, you are thinking how much I hate checklists! Yea, let’s strap in,

 Stu…“Namaste, all of you beautifully, exotic cocktails…

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THE SETUP: A process for “doing it just a little bit better”.

  •  Stu’s “school” analogy.
  • Maturity. Insight does not result in understanding/application/wisdom
  • Who are the “midwives” in your life to help with this birthing process? A holistic relationship.

Wisdom Media

  • Wisdom literature: Bible, Koran, Plato, Teachings of Confucius, Vedic texts, Sutras, Book of Mormon, Course in Miracles
  • Non-fiction books/Podcasts: Science of Mind & Rosicrucian teachings.
  • Movies: Look for redemption themes. See the bigger picture. Snatch nuggets of wisdom.
  • Documentaries: The Secret, religious studies, Positive Mental Attitude studies.
  • Seminars/courses: GAIA, CAC, Rob Bell, Emergence Magazine, etc.

Tradition: Do not undervalue traditional evidence and practice. Let it have its place and its due honor.

  • Contemplation
  • Meditation
  • Liturgy
  • Family traditional practices

Reason: Be able to articulate truths from a logical, rational point of view.

  • Temper reason with mystery. Be ok with there being things we cannot understand.
  • Religion has often asked us to check our brain at the door. There needs to be a certain amount of plausibility.
  • Strive to remove as much bias as possible. Be honest.
  • Reasonable conclusions can shorten the leap to truths we need to take on faith

Experience: There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.” - Amy Grant

  • It’s hard to have reasonable assurance of something unless we have experienced it personally.
  • There is a “knowing” that only experience can give you.
  • Good Will Hunting example of The Sistine Chapel.
  • Builds credibility and confidence.
  • You need to be “experience-able” Get out of the bubble of comfort. Answer a “calling”.

Mystic MacNugget: You are pregnant with boundless possibilities. Push harder until you hear the cry of new life wrecking your old life. -Mac

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About the Podcast

The WizeGuys
Going rogue in pursuit of wisdom.
A cosmic exhale—it’s what we all yearn for. Mac and Stu are a couple of WizeGuys with decades of experience in navigating the nuances of life as entrepreneurs, family men, coaches, mentors, facilitators, thought leaders, masters of relationship, and contemplative mystics. Join with them as they apply an eclectic approach to life, centered around the concept of cultivating wisdom. They will help you build discernment through the art of asking the “whys”, and by showing that going rogue is the only way to break free of the biases that keep us from doing it just a little bit better.

They realize that what got us here is not going to get us there. Take a journey with them where you’ll experience ah-ha moments stimulated by their conversation that’s filled with wit, candor, vulnerability, and always seasoned with right amount of the mysterious. We’re all exotic cocktails, and learning to celebrate our wonderful uniqueness as we build oneness is the perfect recipe for crafting a better world for everyone.

Mac is The Maverick and Stu is The Maestro. Blending those perspectives in an almost magical way to get after it and call it out will show you how together is better. They’ll use the events of the day to practically apply a roguish blend of modern perspective and timeless wisdom sagacity. Seeking clarity over certainty changes everything. You want some of that? Then relax, enjoy, and engage. Oh...and make sure that you strap in…

About your hosts

Larry (Mac) McDonald

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Mac's the Maverick. He's well known for blurring the edges and going into the grey. On top of being an entrepreneur, he's a speaker, thought leader, avid hiker, Papa, and passionate community volunteer. Not one to follow the "heard", be prepared for him to call it as he sees it as well as applying just a hint of the mystical to keep you guessing. Strap in...
Interact with Mac at mac@wizeguys.life

John (Stu) Stulak

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Stu’s the Maestro. Not only is he a family man, software company owner, and wrestling coach, but he has a natural ability to expertly orchestrate everything he does, from relationship building to coaching to group dynamics. And let's not forget that he'll keep Mac from straying too far afield as he applies a nuanced touch to the conversation. You'll love him...
Feel free to contact Stu at stu@wizeguys.life