266: How to relax your mind – with Peter Russell (PART TWO – ALL-STAR)

By November 18, 2022February 19th, 2023The Simplifiers Podcast

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Earlier this week, we shared part one of this all-star conversation, all about how to relax your mind. Now, I’m not talking about numbing out or escaping from the stress and overwhelm but actually getting to a state of peace about where things are at, personally and professionally for you. Is it possible?

Now, if you haven’t heard part one, go back and listen to that one first. But if you’re ready to continue on, let’s pick back up here with my conversation with Peter Russell as he simplifies how to relax your mind.

It’s time to simplify…Here’s how.

My special guest today is Peter Russell and he’s simplifying how to relax your mind.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • For many “Type A control freaks,” it’s hard to let go… Peter shows us a better way, letting in and letting be
  • In a culture that glorifies BUSY, how to return to a natural (relaxed) mind, yet still get things done
  • What the parable of the rope is and how it applies to our minds
  • If we release our thoughts, feelings, interpretations, beliefs and expectations, what’s left? What you could hold on to that creates a sense of identity and safety
  • …and ultimately, how this practice of relaxing your mind helps to improve your relationships both personally and professionally.

Ok, let’s roll the tape back to September 2021 when this conversation originally aired and simplify how to relax your mind with author Peter Russell.

Q: Are you ready to relax your mind? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and relax your mind this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

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About Peter Russell

Peter Russell – He  is a leading thinker on consciousness and contemporary spirituality. His most recent book is Letting Go of Nothing: Relax Your Mind and Discover the Wonder of Your True Nature.

Peter studied theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science at the University of Cambridge, and meditation and Eastern Philosophy in India. And pioneered the introduction of personal growth programs to corporations in the 1980s.

His mission is to distill the essential wisdom on human consciousness found in the world’s various spiritual traditions, and to disseminate their teachings on self-liberation in contemporary and compelling ways.

Where Peter hangs out online:

Website: peterrussell.com 

Twitter: @peterjrussell

Facebook: @peterrussellauthor

Peter’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Karen Wilhelm Buckley – She is the founder and Principal Consultant with Communicore Consulting Services. For over three decades, Karen and her team have partnered with key leaders in the public and private sector to integrate what is necessary for the success of the human heart with what is required for a highly successful business. 

Karen is currently a member of the Conscious Leadership Guild and the GLEN global community evolving the methods and practices of collaboration. For over twenty years she has pioneered transformational approaches to working with leaders and their organizations as a board member of the Spirit and Business International Institute, a Fellow with the World Business Academy, and a speaker at Organization Development and Organization Transformation conferences.

Peter Russell

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