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Dec 27, 2017

I loved this week’s conversation. We really got to the crux of why people are in conflict, why there is so much suffering in the world today, and the steps we need to take personally — and together — to move forward and heal. We really focused on all intimate relationships of all people, in terms of coming from different backgrounds, looking at things in the world differently, and how we can still come together to create not only a ‘getting-by’ relationship together, but an enlightened, positive one where you genuinely enjoy and appreciate everyone’s differences.

One of the things we love about our guest today, Ryan, is his perspective of the world — he looks at the good, the bad, the shadows and the light. He really takes a fair look at all of it when it comes to religion, politics — any worldly issue really. He has a uniquely fresh way of looking at all these issues and is so untethered to any specific outcome that he can just absorb and recognize what is truly going on.

In this episode, we get deep with Ryan; we talk politics, religion, satisfaction in life, gratitude, spirituality, and ego. We also discuss his business, Waking Up With Ryan, a practical, inspirational dose for people to start their days off right. Join us to get the inside scoop on all of Ryan’s best practices that improve his life each and every day as well as his ideas and methods on how you can improve yourself through spirituality.


Topics Discussed:

[:50] About this week’s conversation with our guest, Ryan Weiss.

[1:57] What we love about Ryan.

[2:36] Our thoughts and feelings on organized religion and how it can affect people.

[7:32] Where I see the difference in religion and spirituality.

[12:00] Welcoming Ryan to the podcast!

[12:47] How Waking Up With Ryan happened.

[16:15] The Us. vs. Them mentality in politics and Ryan’s take on it.

[21:45] Zodiac implications and how it has manifested and what it teaches.

[24:21] About the ego mind and attracting light.

[26:33] Science and spirituality and how spirituality affects science.

[28:24] Massive alterations of what people become aware of: love and peace in the 60s, and the pendulum swing we’re experiencing now with politics.

[31:34] Consumerism: paying for our death and others’.

[33:12] The implications of ignoring our internal ego and the ‘others’ in politics.

[35:33] Becoming more open to looking at the world differently and getting out of our comfort zone.

[38:04] Shifting our thinking and allowing the ego to lose control.

[40:34] The ‘why’ behind the election and current politics and becoming conscious of everything.

[42:03] How and when I began to extend beyond my own thoughts and shifting the way I think.

[44:38] Ending the era of the ‘guru’ and throwing out the labels of claiming to be an expert and, instead, taking the path of continually learning.

[46:00] Tools and lessons from The Tools, by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels.

[48:10] The best advice Ryan has ever received.

[49:50] Ryan’s proudest moments to-date, his big revelations, and a lesson in how you can’t reason with the unreasonable.

[56:06] One of Ryan’s most difficult moments in life and the fear of death.

[58:45] The key sentence Ryan wants you to remember, write down, and take with you in life.

[1:03:30] Ryan’s self-care rituals to prepare himself for each and every day and what he recommends you do too.

[1:10:54] The outcomes of integrating spiritual practices into your life.

[1:12:17] The three questions you should ask yourself.

[1:12:51] The positive effect of the language Ryan uses when it comes to spirituality and a higher power.

[1:13:56] The power of choice.

[1:15:43] The importance of curiosity.

[1:16:10] About Ryan’s movement practice and how it can help you heal.

[1:18:44] What ignites Ryan.

[1:19:06] What’s Ryan’s sign?


Where to Find Our Guest — Ryan Weiss

Waking Up With Ryan on PopExpert




Mentioned in this Episode:

Marianne Williamson

The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower — and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion, by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels

Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles, by Marianne Williamson


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