Awareness Explorers

Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor

If you want to awaken peace and love in daily life, pure awareness is always available as the background of all experience. Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor explore ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. read less
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Episodes

165: Positive Psychology and Awakening
4d ago
165: Positive Psychology and Awakening
In this episode we compare and contrast the techniques of positive psychology with the techniques of nondual awareness practices. • Includes a guided meditation that focuses on raising one's vibration through gratitude in order to relax into pure beingness. Books or authors mentioned in this episode: Find Happiness Now: 50 Shortcuts for Bringing More Love, Balance, and Joy Into Your Life by Jonathan Robinson Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment By Tal Ben-Shahar Happier, No Matter What: Cultivating Hope, Resilience, and Purpose in Hard Times By Tal Ben-Shahar Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment By Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D. Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:   #2 in the Top 100 Awakening All time chart  #5 in the Top 100 Joy All time chart  #5 in the Top 100 Awareness All time chart  #6 in the Top 100 Consciousness All time chart  #37 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers NOTE: If you are a Patreon supporter and have not been receiving our bonus material, please check to make sure that the email address you have on Patreon is an active one. To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy,  Jonathan and Brian Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash
164: What to Do When You're Triggered
Jul 5 2024
164: What to Do When You're Triggered
In this episode we talk about what triggers you, what we normally do with triggers, and seven ways to make good use of them on the path to awakening.  • Includes a guided meditation to use when you are triggered involving allowing the arrow of love to crack open your defensive armor and awaken the love in your heart.  Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature.  NEWS:  Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:   #2 in the Top 100 Awakening All time chart  #5 in the Top 100 Joy All time chart  #5 in the Top 100 Awareness All time chart  #6 in the Top 100 Consciousness All time chart  #37 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers NOTE: If you are a Patreon supporter and have not been receiving our bonus material, please check to make sure that the email address you have on Patreon is an active one. To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy,  Jonathan and Brian Photo by Nik on Unsplash
163: Seye Kuyinu, Guest Explorer
Jun 21 2024
163: Seye Kuyinu, Guest Explorer
In this episode we talk to Seye Kuyinu about his book, This Glorious Dance: Contemplations About Who We Are, as well as about questions that explore our true nature, and a variety of topics such as anxiety, hypnotism, and contemplative practice. • Includes a guided meditation, based on a Gurdjieff practice, helping us to awaken a sense of aliveness in each body part, while at the same time allowing that part to be the full container for attention. To learn more about Seye Kuyinu, please visit… seyekuyinu.com and seyekuyinu.substack.com And you can read his book, This Glorious Dance: Contemplations About Who We Are, On Amazon or listen on Audible. Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:   #2 in the Top 100 Awakening All time chart,   #5 in the Top 100 Joy All time chart,   #5 in the Top 100 Awareness All time chart,   #6 in the Top 100 Consciousness All time chart,   #37 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:   https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers NOTE: If you are a Patreon supporter and have not been receiving our bonus material, please check to make sure that the email address you have on Patreon is an active one. To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian
162: What Makes a Good Human Being?
Jun 7 2024
162: What Makes a Good Human Being?
In this episode we explore what it means to be a really good human and the various factors and approaches that help create inspiring people. • Includes a guided meditation helping us to envision and embody who you would like to become. DISCLAIMER: The quote from Albert Einstein, reputed to have been from a letter written to his daughter, is now considered to be a fabrication, but whoever wrote it, it's such a profound sentiment, and so germane to our topic, that we decided to leave it in. For more information, see: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/einstein-universal-force/ and https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-truth-behind-einsteins-letter-on-the-universal-force-of-love_b_7949032 Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:   #2 in the Top 100 Awakening All time chart  #5 in the Top 100 Joy All time chart  #5 in the Top 100 Awareness All time chart  #6 in the Top 100 Consciousness All time chart  #37 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers NOTE: If you are a Patreon supporter and have not been receiving our bonus material, please check to make sure that the email address you have on Patreon is an active one. To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian Photo by Eduardo Goody on Unsplash
161: Paul Austin, Guest Explorer
May 24 2024
161: Paul Austin, Guest Explorer
In this episode we talk to Paul Austin about microdosing psychedelic substances to enhance productivity, mood, and spiritual awaking, and how these altered states can be transformed into altered traits. • Includes a guided meditation using breathing and present moment awareness to tap into deeper beingness. To learn more about Paul Austin, please visit:  TheThirdWave.co Twitter & Instagram: @paulaustin3w And check out his book,  Mastering Microdosing: How to Use Sub-Perceptual Psychedelics to Heal Trauma, Improve Performance, and Transform Your Life  on Amazon. And if you're interested in the extended practitioner training program, please visit…  https://psychedeliccoaching.institute/ Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:   #2 in the Top 100 Awakening All time chart   #5 in the Top 100 Joy All time chart   #5 in the Top 100 Awareness All time chart   #6 in the Top 100 Consciousness All time chart   #37 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart  To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy,  Jonathan and Brian
160: How to Quiet Your Mind Part 2
May 10 2024
160: How to Quiet Your Mind Part 2
In the second episode of this two-part exploration, Jonathan describes his favorite methods to quiet the mind and how he often uses them in a particular order for deepening quiet within himself. • Includes a guided meditation in which you are led into ever deepening levels of silence through a series of mind quieting methods. Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:   #2 in the Top 100 Awakening All time chart   #5 in the Top 100 Joy All time chart   #5 in the Top 100 Awareness All time chart   #6 in the Top 100 Consciousness All time chart   #37 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart  To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian Photo by Vinicius "amnx" Amano on Unsplash
159: How to Quiet Your Mind Part 1
Apr 26 2024
159: How to Quiet Your Mind Part 1
In the first episode of this two-part exploration, Brian describes three different approaches to freeing ourselves from the grip of thought and runs through his favorite methods in each category. • Includes a guided meditation offering various examples of the three basic approaches to quieting the mind. Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:  #2 in the Top 100 Awakening All time chart  #5 in the Top 100 Joy All time chart  #5 in the Top 100 Awareness All time chart  #6 in the Top 100 Consciousness All time chart  #37 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart  To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian Photo by Avery Evans on Unsplash
158: Rastal, Guest Explorer
Apr 12 2024
158: Rastal, Guest Explorer
In this episode we talk to Rastal about his journey from trauma and depression to fundamental wellbeing, his experience with a method from Jeffery Martin's Finder's Course, as well as how he navigates the many different levels of fundamental wellbeing, bringing it to the foreground of our experience. • Includes a guided meditation for sinking into one's direct experience as a vehicle for deepening into various levels fundamental wellbeing. To learn more about Rastal, please visit: ConsciousCuriosity.cc Other sites mentioned in this episode: The Fundamental Wellbeing Foundation https://fundamentalwellbeing.foundation/ Jeffery Martin, The Finders Course, etc.: https://drjefferymartin.com/ https://www.nonsymbolic.org/ The Finders book: https://www.amazon.com/Finders-Dr-Jeffery-Martin/dp/1572425563 45 Days to Awakening Course: 45daystoawakening.com For a good description of Jeffrey Martin's Locations of Fundamental Wellbeing: https://insanebraintrain.blogspot.com/2015/01/jeffrey-martin-locations-of.html or The Martin Matrix, a Comprehensive Map of Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience (Enlightenment/Nondual) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCfeamM07dk Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:  #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit https://findinghappiness.com/ and https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian
157: Karen Thorson, Guest Explorer
Mar 29 2024
157: Karen Thorson, Guest Explorer
In this episode we talk to Karen Thorson about the interplay between health, pain, worry, responsibility, and being present with what is, as well as using the body for direct experiencing, and our unique paths among the various modalities for continuous explorations. • Includes a guided meditation helping us to feel the vast fullness of breath, and the field in and around our bodies, bigger than our skin, connected with everything, expanding with life, wellness, and joy. To learn more about Karen Thorson, please visit:  NetworkWellnessOfBoulder.com Other sites mentioned in this episode: Epienergetics:  https://epienergetics.com/ Nonviolent Communication (NVC)  https://www.cnvc.org/ Jeffery Martin, The Finders Course, etc.:  https://drjefferymartin.com/ https://www.nonsymbolic.org/ The Finders book: https://www.amazon.com/Finders-Dr-Jeffery-Martin/dp/1572425563 45 Days to Awakening Course:  https://45daystoawakening.com/landing-page1594666682471 For a good description of Jeffrey Martin's Locations of Fundamental Wellbeing:  https://insanebraintrain.blogspot.com/2015/01/jeffrey-martin-locations-of.html or The Martin Matrix, a Comprehensive Map of Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience (Enlightenment/Nondual):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCfeamM07dk ~~~~~~~~~~ Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:  #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart  #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart  #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart  To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian
156: The Downsides of Awakening
Mar 15 2024
156: The Downsides of Awakening
In this episode we explore the potential drawbacks of our spiritual journey, and how awareness of these drawbacks can help us to sidestep them. • Includes a guided meditation in which we acknowledge potential challenges that arise in awaking, and how we can accept and allow them with compassion. Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS:  Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:  #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart  #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart  #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart  To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian Photo by kaleb tapp on Unsplash
155: Judith Blackstone, Guest Explorer, Part 2
Mar 1 2024
155: Judith Blackstone, Guest Explorer, Part 2
In this episode, we talk to Judith Blackstone about her new book, The Fullness of the Ground, different approaches to nonduality, and inhabiting the body as a way to connect to Fundamental Consciousness and the ground of being. • Includes a guided meditation helping us to connect the space of our body with the environment, allowing us to experience both as the same space. To learn more about Judith Blackstone, please visit: RealizationProcess.org Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:  #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart  #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart  #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart  To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian
154: Free Will and Non-Doership
Feb 16 2024
154: Free Will and Non-Doership
In this episode we delve into the practical use of thinking that we have free will and the liberating implications of imaging that we do not. • Includes a guided meditation leading us to imagine the consequences to your view of the world if you do not have free will and are not the doer. Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian Photo by Volodymyr Kozhevnikov on Unsplash
153: A Sense of Mission
Feb 2 2024
153: A Sense of Mission
In this episode, we talk about the benefits and potential drawbacks to aligning with and pursuing a sense of mission. • Includes a guided meditation helping us to remember past moments of purposefulness, and to create a guiding sense of mission for the upcoming year. Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:  #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart  #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart  #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart  To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian Photo by Alex Shuper on Unsplash
152: Rosalyn Rourke, Guest Explorer
Jan 19 2024
152: Rosalyn Rourke, Guest Explorer
In this episode we talk to Rosalyn Rourke about her book, When Wisdom Arrives, the Enneagram, how to deal with feelings, and using more relatable terms that are not spiritual jargon to help people reduce suffering. • Includes a guided meditation allowing us to reframe an upsetting experience in light of eight basic emotions, thereby going beyond emotional thought loops and imagined unworthiness. To learn more about Rosalyn Rourke, please visit: https://rosalynrourke.com/ And to sign up for her Glimpses, please visit: Glimpses Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:  #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart  #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart  #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart  To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian
151: Identification and Disidentification
Jan 5 2024
151: Identification and Disidentification
In this episode we talk about the advantages and disadvantages of both identification and disidentification, and when it’s appropriate to use each in daily life and in our spiritual practice. • Includes a guided meditation that helps us notice that what we hear and what we feel are simply appearances in the larger field of awareness. Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian   Photo by Brandon Zack on Unsplash
150: Sid Friedman, Guest Explorer
Dec 22 2023
150: Sid Friedman, Guest Explorer
In this episode we talk to Sid Friedman about how his technique—Effortless IFS—grew out of Internal Family Systems, and how we can heal contractions and life difficulties while celebrating the fulfillment inherent in our nature. • Includes a guided meditation using music to help us experience the causeless joy that is ever-present. To learn more about Sid Friedman, please visit: https://EffortlessIFS.com/ For Sid’s Effortless IFS YouTube page, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/@EffortlessIFSwithSidFriedman/featured Or on Facebook: IFS Nondual Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/635095095241821 Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: The audiobook version of Jonathan’s new book, Ecstasy as Medicine is now out! Also available in Kindle and Paperback. https://amzn.to/3RCK1c8 Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods:  #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart  #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart  #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart  To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit https://findinghappiness.com/ and https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian
149: Abstinence and Indulgence
Dec 8 2023
149: Abstinence and Indulgence
In this episode we discuss the value of abstaining from various distractions and the potential value in fully indulging or experiencing the joy and sensations of the present moment. • Includes a guided meditation about deciding to abstain from a distracting habit in order to notice your experience more directly. Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Jonathan’s new book, Ecstasy as Medicine: How MDMA therapy Can Help You Overcome Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression...and Feel More Love is out in Kindle and Paperback. And keep your ears peeled for the audiobook version, out soon. Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian  Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash
148: Patricia Dennison, Guest Explorer
Nov 24 2023
148: Patricia Dennison, Guest Explorer
In this episode, our guest, Patricia Dennison, offers something different. Five songs about nonduality, along with our discussion of putting nondual lyrics within the heart opening sound of simple guitar music and vocal harmony. To learn more about Patricia Dennison, please visit: dennison-music.com LYRICS TO THE SONGS IN THIS EPISODE: THERE IS NO END There is no end to who I am. I must manage 'till the end. To make a story once again,  With a me I must defend. This self creation keeps me safe. This is just how I know my place. Even if there is the pain,  At least I know just who I am. Sometimes I feel the flow  Of something I can't know. It takes a simple thing. A miracle it brings;  A unity,  But then it fades, you see. In this world I can see,  This clever mind deceiving me. With each story I renew,  I push away from life and you. The more I try, the less I see. A way to change this mind made me. If I could stop, then I would not,  And something else might come to be. Sometimes I feel the flow  Of something I can't know. It takes a simple thing. A miracle it brings;  A unity, But then it fades, you see. ℗ 2010 Patricia Dennison   WHO'S WATCHING Am I here?  In this moment All alone?  Wishing to disown  What I've become  There are so many voices. They all imprison me. And I can't seem to see  Who’s watching?  If you think you know  The mind and its desires. Think again and know  The consciousness required  Even though my love seems true  There's claiming and possession too  True love can never find me  Who’s watching?  If you wish to live  A life of sinless virtue  There is no one here  Who can begin to teach you  Virtue makes abundance flow  Then desire begins to grow  Then peace can never reach you  Who’s watching? ℗ 2010 Patricia Dennison   SARVE PRAYER Sarve bhavantu sukhinah  Sarve santu niramayah  Sarve bhandrani pasyantu  ma kascid duhkhabhagbhavet  (Translation)  All be Happy  All be free  All be free of disease  All creatures have well being  All creatures have no misery ℗ 2010 Patricia Dennison   SHADOW (Instrumental) ℗ 2010 Patricia Dennison   I BELIEVE I Believe for every drop of rain that falls,  A flower grows;  As life must flow.  I believe that somewhere in the darkest night,  A candle glows;  And we all know. I believe for everyone who goes astray,  Someone will come To show the way.  I believe, I believe.  I believe above the storm, the smallest prayer  Will still be heard;  By us all  I believe that someone in the great somewhere,  Hears every word;  We all can hear  Every time I hear a newborn baby cry,  Or touch a leaf,  Or see the sky The I know why;  We need to flow  With life we know  We know... ℗ 2010 Patricia Dennison   I AM I Am...  I Am Light  I Am All  I Am One ℗ 2010 Patricia Dennison   Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit https://findinghappiness.com/ and https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian
147: Beyond Belief
Nov 10 2023
147: Beyond Belief
In this episode, we explore how limiting beliefs happen and how to go beyond them into a more expansive experience of life. • Includes a guided meditation and exercise for softening or doubting limiting beliefs so that new possibilities can open up. Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website:  https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:  https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit  https://findinghappiness.com/ and  https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian  Photo by Jennifer Griffin on Unsplash
146: Sam Gow, Guest Explorer
Oct 24 2023
146: Sam Gow, Guest Explorer
In this episode we talk to Sam Gow about the nature of awareness, the experience of the sense of self, and how to soften doing, so that you rest in being. • Includes a guided meditation helping to relax our grasping, in order to open into a field of no preferences, and open awareness. To learn more about Sam Gow, please visit:  https://www.sam-gow.com/ Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. NEWS: Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit https://findinghappiness.com/ and https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian