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Episode 29

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10th Jun 2021

Unraveling

EPISODE-UNRAVELING

 In this episode we’re going to take brokenness, unraveling and cracking in our lives and re-frame them as possible gifts. I know, hard to swallow the “lemons into lemonade” perspective in the midst of some awful stuff that can happen in our lives, but hang with us. We’re not going to make everything rainbows and unicorns. However, our attitudes have a big impact on how circumstances play out in our lives. With that teaser, let’s strap in, Stu…

 “Namaste, all of you beautifully, exotic cocktails…

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THE SETUP

Can we acknowledge that unraveling, breaking, and cracking is a bearer of truth and even a gift? Perhaps the Spirit has been nudging and calling us to embrace a new imagination, but the other one had to unravel for us to see it for what it was. In this sense maybe the malaise of our lives has been the work of God. A life that has been humbled by disruption and decline may be a less arrogant and presumptuous.  We may have fewer illusions about our own power and centrality. We may become curious. We may be less willing to ally with the empires and powers that have long defined us. We may finally admit how much we need the true power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. That’s a life God can work with.

 Link to The Center for Action and Contemplation: https://cac.org/category/daily-meditations/

Kintsugi: Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in   embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art.

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN:

  • Can we acknowledge that unraveling, breaking, and cracking is a bearer of truth and even a gift?
  • Perhaps the Spirit has been nudging and calling us to embrace a new imagination, but the other one had to unravel for us to see us for what it was. In this sense maybe the malaise of our lives has been the work of God.
  • A life that has been humbled by disruption and decline may be a less arrogant and presumptuous. 
  • We may have fewer illusions about our own power and centrality.
  • We may become curious.
  • We may be less willing to ally with the empires and powers that have long defined us.
  • We may finally admit how much we need the true power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit.
  • Perhaps that’s a life God can work with.

Mystic MacNugget: “Embrace the brokenness; it’s a great way for more light to get in.” -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