#25: David E. Marlow - Find Purpose, Find Life
How does sustainability apply to us as individuals as well as the world?
How do we find it in ourselves to forgive ourselves and forgive others?
How do quirks and idiosyncrasies forge us into more compete and healthy people?
These and many other secrets for self-development are answered when the Ikigai Guy David E. Marlow joins The Rabbi and the Shrink.
1:00 What is Ikigai = Japanese for life + purpose
Living out the essence of you in everything you do
3:30 What is a leader? Someone who enables and empower others to fulfill their potential in a way that betters the world
Happiness emerges from a sense of working toward the fulfillment of purpose
5:00 How do you find your ikigai
Reflect on moments when you felt fulfilled
Visit your values, verbs, and verses
7:00 The five pillars include:
Choose to be grateful; we control our attitudes
Making a conscious choice to live in the moment
Forgive the past and yourself
10:00 Monotask: start somewhere small and work outward
Multitasking doesn’t work
Embrace the gift of small beginnings
Being busy as an excuse for not being productive
18:00 How do we forgive people who cause us pain and don’t ask for forgiveness?
First forgive yourself
Forgive without recovering trust
The harm we do ourselves by not forgiving
23:00 Without human integrity we disintegrate
Harmony and sustainability in how we live completes us so we can live healthy lives
By integrating our values into our mindset and behavior we become people of integrity
26:00 What are the five pillars?
Being present in the moment
Joy of little things (gratitude)
Harmony and sustainability
Releasing yourself through forgiveness and reflection
We strive to uncover our essence
30:00 Shalom = harmony = all the pieces are in place and fuse into integration
The seven levels of spiritual maturity and completion
The conductor is the most important player in the orchestra
34:00 Blend your idiosyncrasies with your talents to become your best unique self
You don’t have to change yourself; you have to uncover who you truly are
38:00 Word of the Day: diapason
Originally, the organ stop that releases steam to produce sound
Now a burst of force that produces music
Our ideal is to release our inner music
40:00 When we seek treasure, what will we do if we find it?
43:00 Post-interview conversation