What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘warrior’? What characteristics do you imagine a warrior embodies? Do you envision a buddhist monk, a samurai or something completely different? Do you view the term 'warrior' as an ego filled, muscled 'fixer' or a gentle savior? In this week’s episode, Host, Mike Domitrz welcomes CAST members Rick Clemons, Barry Moniak, and Darren Tipton to gain clarity on the multiple dimensions of being a warrior in today’s world.
The quote that inspired this conversation is “To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life. Realize that you do not possess basic goodness but that you are the basic goodness itself. Train yourself to be a warrior is learning to rest in basic goodness to rest in a complete state of simplicity. In the Buddhist tradition, that state of being is called egolessness.” — from the book by Chögyam Trungpa, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior.
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[1:29] Mike reads a quote from Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior and asks CAST members their thoughts about being a warrior.
[7:42] How to learn the path of the warrior.
[10:45] Loving and nurturing our egos for what they were meant to be.
[14:47] Are we basic goodness or do we all have a balance of good and bad?
[22:45] Are people stepping into warrior by being strong in their beliefs?
[28:22] Ways the CAST members have found to help them live as warriors.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Rick Clemons is the Author of Frankly My Dear I’m Gay, Host of The Coming Out Lounge podcast, certified life coach, TEDx Speaker, world record holder, and a guy who’s helped 1000’s of people in over 50 countries across the globe come out of the closets of their lives to escape their bullshit, explore their fears, and elevate their f*cking self-expression.
Barry Moniak brings insightful experience and profound discovery to his entertaining, interactive presentations. He inspires audiences to embrace a “befriend fear” mindset to build focused, energized, synergistic winning teams. Known affectionately as the “CEO Whisperer,” Barry gets leaders to not see people as they think they are, but rather as they truly are. He identifies operational strengths and weaknesses and creates a “befriend fear” modus operandi. This is the foundation for an extraordinary, winning, synergistic culture.
Volunteerism and service transform communities and bring purpose to life! For twenty years, Darren Tipton has been challenging people to volunteer. He is the inspiration of the volunteer mobilization resource: “Kathatika” — a call to volunteer action bringing awareness of the infinite impact of volunteer service, and the co-author of the community-based engagement curriculum of Story to Service. He’s the founder of Project Humanity, a nonprofit focused on empowering women in Africa.