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Episode 42

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9th Sep 2021

Listening

EPISODE-LISTENING

In this episode it’s time to unlock one of the keys to doing it little better…better listening. If we learn to listen to what’s going on around us with not only our two physical ears, but also with our “spiritual ears”, a beautiful symphony emerges. Deep stuff this week, Stu…

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

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Article on Patheos by Tom Rapsas entitled, “5 Ways to Hear What God is Telling You.”

Discernment: spiritual judgement and understanding, which comes from listening to God (i.e., the foundation of all life.). Allows us to sift through our impulses, motives and opinions.

“IF GOD IS SPEAKING, HOW COME I DON’T HEAR IT?”

PRAYER AND CONTEMPLATION

  • Pondering is a lost art.
  • Takes the focus off of “me”.
  • Engage spiritual perception

READING THE “BOOK OF NATURE”

  • Feel the resonance with the universe.
  • Appreciate beauty
  • Enter into the rhythm
  • Practice “oneness”.

PAYING ATTENTION TO PEOPLE IN YOUR PATH

  • Of course. There are no coincidences.
  • Everyone is a channel for God to see the world. Namaste.
  • Mainly look to primary relationships. Anyone can have impact and influence.
  • Engage.

ANALYZING THE EVENTS OF THE DAY

  • “What might God be doing, here?”
  • Look for confirming “billboards”.
  • Take time to ponder both the welcome and the unwelcome events.
  • Purpose to learn from the day.

LOOK AT WHAT YOU ARE DRAWN TO READ [written or audio]

  • Look for the Divine Communication
  • Look for patterns
  • Flesh out new thoughts and concepts with others.
  • Be open-minded.

THE “THEREFORE…”: Using discernment results in:

  • Our lives are less chaotic and less filled with drama.
  • Less anxious and fearful.
  • More comfortable with solitude and with accepting uncertainty
  • Discover a deep, inner peace.

Mystic MacNugget: “Behold life instead of merely observing it. Kind of makes the whole…holy, doesn’t it?”  -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