Rha Goddess — Inner Peace, Stay True, Get Paid, and Do Good

Rha Goddess is the entrepreneurial soul coach behind hundreds of breakthrough changemakers, cultural visionaries and social entrepreneurs. From multiple NY Times Bestsellers to multi-million dollar social enterprises, Rha’s unique methodology has empowered a new generation of conscious entrepreneurs to stay true, get paid, and do good. Her work has been featured in Time Magazine, Ms Magazine, Variety, Essence, the Source, Redbook, Forbes, Fast Company and the Chicago Tribune

Rha Goddess is the entrepreneurial soul coach behind hundreds of breakthrough changemakers, cultural visionaries and social entrepreneurs. From multiple NY Times Bestsellers to multi-million dollar social enterprises, Rha’s unique methodology has empowered a new generation of conscious entrepreneurs to stay true, get paid, and do good. From the onset of her more than 30-year career as a cultural innovator, social impact strategist and creative change agent, Rha has drawn on the power of creativity, culture and community to move hearts, minds and policy.  Rha’s work has focused on issues of racial justice and equality, electoral politics, offender aid and restoration, mental health and youth and women’s empowerment and contributed to initiatives that have impacted millions of lives. Her work has been featured in Time Magazine, Ms Magazine, Variety, Essence, the Source, Redbook, Forbes, Fast Company and the Chicago Tribune, among others.

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Website: http://www.movethecrowd.me

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Show Notes:

  • Dharma, purpose, calling
  • Creating vision
  • Creating space to listen to your inner voice
  • Clarity lives in the silence
  • Mindful and heartful
  • Practices to listen to your inner voice: meditation, time in water, time in Nature, chanting
  • Slowing down: quite the mind, quite the normal chatter
  • Changing your relationship with money
  • Step by step how to find your purpose.
  • Step by step how to believe in yourself
  • Journaling- to process feelings, emotions
  • Cultivate gratitude
  • Spiritual foundation vs tactics
  • Crisis of abundance
  • Letting go and releasing the overload
  • Releasing fears
  • Acceptance to forgiveness
  • Own your morning
  • Embracing the failure and rejections

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Celia Landman — Mindfulness, Compassion, and Forgiveness

Celia is an experienced mindfulness practitioner who enjoys sharing mindfulness with adults and teens. She was ordained as a lay member of the Tiep Hein Buddhist lineage, the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in 2013 by the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh and has been practicing meditation for over 15 years.

Celia Landman began practicing mindfulness in an effort to add more happiness to my life. When she used the practice to transform generational rage–that’s when she learned to really trust and commit to this as a way of life. The biggest gift she’s found is learning to love herself and practice “not abandoning,” the capacity to stay present with all that is arising. She has used a daily forgiveness meditation for over three years which helped er break through the blocks of ice that were around her heart and be able to actually feel the love that is around her. She was ordained as a lay member of the Tiep Hein Buddhist lineage, the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in 2013 by the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh and has been practicing meditation for over 15 years. 

Celia is an experienced mindfulness practitioner who enjoys sharing mindfulness with adults and teens. Working one on one or with groups, Celia draws from her extensive personal practice in both secular and Buddhist traditions. Her range of experience enables her to offer diverse resources to individuals and communities and create specific training plans for specific needs. The path of mindfulness has brought greater happiness and stability to her life and Celia’s greatest aspiration is to help others recognize their own innate goodness and agency. 

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/celia-landman-232185149/

Website: https://buddhistwriting.wordpress.com/

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Show Notes:

  • Difference between Mindfulness and Meditation?
  • Buddhist 84000 dharma doors
  • Loving Kindness Meditation
  • Walking Meditation
  • Practice Stopping
  • Global Pandemic- COVID-19
  • Buddhism teaching- 3 marks of teachings
  • Guest house poetry from Rumi Jalalulddin
  • Mindfulness Self-compassion
  • Journaling
  • Cultivating self compassion
  • Forgiveness
  • Releasing prison of perfection
  • Struggle in forgiveness
  • Engaged Buddhism
  • Palm village community
  • Power of active listening
  • Negativity bias
  • Practicing non-attachment
  • Obstacles to gratitude
  • Inter-being vs inner being

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Podcast with Jennifer Xiong- On Morning Miracles, Mindfulness, Compassion

Jennifer is a graduate from UCLA with a Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences with a specialization in Health Education/Promotion. Mindfulness practices have opened a whole new world of possibilities and clarity. Her vision for the world is creating a safe environment where everyone can be authentic to reach their highest potential.

Jennifer Xiong

Jennifer Xiong graduated from UCLA with a Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences with a specialization in Health Education/Promotion and holds a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from UC Davis.

Early on Jennifer became interested in public health through her first-hand experience as a child of immigrant refugees who had barriers navigating the healthcare systems in the U.S. She is passionate about health and wellness, creating leaders, mindfulness, transformation, and inspiring authentic and purposeful living. Currently, she is a Health Educator/Teacher and enjoys teaching about health and nutrition to school-age children. Jennifer has been on her mindfulness journey personally for 10 years.

As a child, she was sensitive, intuitive, creative, and empathetic. She had always had a keen interest in seeking deeper inner truth, however, she did not have resources nor an outlet to support that desire. Hence, when the practice of mindfulness was introduced to her a decade ago as an adult in her first therapy session, it opened a whole new world of possibilities and clarity. Since then she has immersed herself into any work and books about mindful living. Her vision for the world is creating a safe environment where everyone can be authentic to reach their highest potential.

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Instagram @beinglove_

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferxiongmph/

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  • Hmong Community
  • Parents were immigrant refugees in the U.S
  • Going through tough times during childhood as part of immigrant family.
  • Difficulty in understanding bi-culture
  • How upbringing affected the high stress job in public health
  • About 5 days Meditation retreat
  • Creating Morning Miracles
  • The power of Meditation
  • The power of Journaling
  • The power of reading in the morning
  • The power of Affirmations
  • The power of Visualizations
  • Embracing imperfects
  • The power of coaching
  • Guided and Transcendental Meditation
  • Intentional and Free-Flow journaling
  • Therapy vs Counselling

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Lisbeth Janelle- On Mindfulness Fun, Wellness, Well-being, Meditation, Yoga

Having obtained over 1200 hours of training and teaching experience in embodied leadership focused on yoga and mindfulness, Lisbeth is bringing these practices to our corporate leaders to share accessible tools for changing how we connect and lead in the workplace. She has dedicated her new career path to enhancing workplace well-being through Mindful Leadership using easy to integrate tools to make mindfulness fun!

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Lisbeth Janelle– After 10 years of working in international business development in the Oil and Gas Industry, She experienced first hand the toll and pressure that her work placed on her body and mind.  She loved her job, but she was running herself down, even taking over 150 trips in as little as 2 years. Like so many others, she was burnt out. After discovering and incorporating a regular yoga practice into her routine in 2014, she immediately noticed the transformative effects that a mindfulness practice had on increasing productivity, strategic thinking, sales connections, and overall general well-being.

Now, having obtained over 1200 hours of training and teaching experience in embodied leadership focused on yoga and mindfulness, and currently obtaining a Masters Degree in Positive Leadership, Strategy, and Transformation from IE University, she is bringing these practices to our corporate leaders to share accessible tools for changing how we connect and lead in the workplace. She has dedicated her new career path to enhancing workplace well-being through Mindful Leadership using easy to integrate tools to make mindfulness fun! By Practicing presence and exuberant fun in everything she does, she inspires, educates, and empowers others to transform their energy. She believes everyone is a leader in their own life.  This is why she is also extremely passionate about bringing the healing and empowering tools of mindfulness to survivors of human trafficking.  Part of her business will always be to support communities and create impact social change.

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Instagram @lisbeth_janelle_is_well, @upwrdcollective

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisbeth-janelle-taylor-49b98214/

Website: http://www.upwrdcollective.com

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  • Oil and gas industry experience
  • Version of success in the past.
  • Not feeling fulfilled despite having lots of money
  • Burn out by pushing too hard
  • Burn out realization- disconnected from body and emotions.
  • On busyness
  • Being busy is a escape
  • Slow down and pause
  • Being busy doesn’t define your worthiness
  • Transitioning from one career to another
  • Showing courage at any time
  • No matter what- you always have options in life
  • Connected to body yoga and mindfulness
  • Benefits of yoga
  • Baptiste yoga
  • Inhaling and exhaling to switch from reactive and response mode
  • Loving kindness meditation
  • Insight timer meditation app
  • Open Awareness Meditation
  • Meditation at public places
  • Starting meditation with very small
  • How to resolve disagreements
  • Navigating from burn out
  • Significance of good sleep
  • Good sleep of 7-8 hours is an investment in yourself
  • Understanding different terms such as Mindfulness, Wellness, Well-being
  • The power of journaling
  • Mind-body connection
  • Breathing pattern
  • Practice saying NO
  • Mindfulness is a daily practice
  • Mindful positive leadership
  • Mindful listening and speaking
  • Integration of mindfulness in everyday life

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Dating and Relationships: Rejections, Confidence, Alpha Male, and Self-Reliance

I never shared that my story was captured in a video newsletter in 2017 by Corey Wayne, and this post reveals that secret. I read this 17 times in 3.5 months by July 2017.

“How to be a 3% man”, I read this book 17 times in 3.5 months by July 2017, and by the end of 2017, I had read this book 30+ times.

This is the first-ever book I found in Personal development, and for me, this is my all-time favorite. I became obsessed with this book. I was reading it the first thing in the morning, and I was reading it again before bed. In fact, I was reading it all the time in my spare time.

Let me share a small story of how I found this book.

It was the first week of February 2017. I had emotionally hit the rock bottom. I was feeling deep pain. I didn’t know how to process my emotions. I was going through depressive episodes. I was living in Austin, Texas( I still am!), and the family was in India a thousand miles away. I had no friends here, and hardly any here I could share my emotions.

I was randomly browsing YouTube videos to avoid the pain to escape from my emotions. Suddenly, I came across a video from a guy Corey Wayne. His videos seemed weird to me. His teachings and language were new to me and falling flat on my ears.

At that moment, I was not really understanding what he was talking about. A random guy claiming to be a relationship and life coach! I couldn’t understand that! I didn’t know what life coach means and what they are supposed to do.

This world of transformation was new to me!

I started listening and watching his video content day in and day out.

I was entering into a completely new world. I had never heard of this “personal development” thing before in my life. What you don’t know, you don’t know!

I was feeling like I am a kid again in Kindergarten.

I became obsessed with his teachings. He was teaching about life, relationships, dating, and pretty much everything to find the meaning and purpose of life.

Corey Wayne is the first mentor I can literally say that gave a new direction to my direction-less life. Only through his teachings, I found other mentors, and my new journey had started. Thanks to Corey Wayne for being a source of change in my life.

I was a super shy guy, especially around women. I always thought I am born like this. I was terrified of talking to girls in my school and college. But that story ended in 2017 when I started applying principles of Corey Wayne teachings. I was feeling new to me! I was feeling I am born again.

I started gaining confidence around people at work and outside work. I was showing up as a confident man, and people were noticing the difference. My happiness quotient was going up as a result of gaining confidence, and I started to feel good about myself.

I started feeling different! I was in a different world!

I thought—the book How to be a 3% man is all about dating and relationships, so I wanted to try listening to his videos for a while before getting his book.

I think it was in March 2017, I got his free PDF after subscribing to his newsletters. Later, I got his audible book “How to be a 3% man”.  where I could listen any time whenever I wanted.

Not only this book is for men, but also the women can learn a lot from the underlying principles in finding purpose and mission in life, how to communicate well with your loved ones, and how to be a well-rounded person in all areas of life—physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

This is my first book in the space of Personal Development that changed the direction of my life. This book challenged me every day to grow and learn, and to face my fear and practice rejections every day. I was super uncomfortable during the times of rejection, and I always made a point to go back to this book.

By July 2017, I read this book 17 times. I was feeling confident. My inner voice said—yes, I can do this. I can do much better in life. I deserve to feel good. I deserve to have positive people in my life.

In 2017, I sent an email to Corey Wayne to show my Gratitude. I was so fortunate that he created a YouTube video on my story- No Defeat is final. You can read the newsletter at this link.

No Defeat is Final

So far, I have read this book 40+ times as of writing this post. I always go back to this book whenever there is a downfall.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who

  • Wants to find purpose and meaning in life.
  • Wants to attract a healthy partner.
  • Wants to develop healthy communication skills.
  • And a lot more to discover in the book.

You can find this book “How to be a 3% man” on amazon, and check his content on this website https://understandingrelationships.com/

From the deep of my heart, I thank Corey Wayne for being the source of Transformation in my life. You know who you are! I am so grateful to you.

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Happiness, Attachments, Thrills, Awareness

In the past, I continued to be unhappy in my unawareness. Now, I continue to be happy in my awareness. I can feel negative sometimes, but those negative emotions just come and go. They don’t define me, and I am not identified by them. I just observe myself in awareness and understand happiness. If you ask me-“what name would I give to the feeling after I achieve something?” I will be honest and blunt, and at the same time- I’d just say that “it’s a thrill, it’s an emotional high, and it shall soon pass.”

Happiness is a state of mind!

In my unawareness, I thought money will make me happy. I was making money, and still, I was not happy. I had everything from a society perspective, and still, I was not happy.

I was seeking happiness in other people, which I now understand is attachment.

I often attached my happiness with other people, and when they were gone out of my life—I felt they took my happiness with them.

When my ex-girlfriend broke up with me in 2014, I felt devastated, and I felt that my happiness is gone with her.

Things change with time, and I got an understanding of happiness.

“There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way!” This is a great quote from my guru Wayne Dyer.

We often mistake happiness with “thrills“. When I bought my new house in 2019, I thought I was happy and joyful, and that elevated feeling didn’t last long. Then, I realized that I was confusing happiness with “thrills“. I was only feeling thrilling emotions. That is it!

The Thrilling feeling is just temporary. Let’s not misunderstand happiness!

Everyone in this world already has happiness within them. But, we spend years and years in finding happiness of external things.

Happiness is eternal, and resides in our heart and soul. The challenging part is unlocking the happiness that resides within us, within our heart, and within our soul. Why? Because, there are so many layers of conditioning, programming, and beliefs installed in us since we were a small child. By this programming, we live a mechanical life, and happiness gets hidden inside us.

Parents said— go to school, you will be happy; get a job and make money, you will be happy; get married and have kids, you will be happy.

Oh my! This is a never-ending cycle! Happy or still unhappy?

The more we look for happiness in external things, the more we drift away from happiness.

I got my dream job, I got my dream car, I got my dream house! So what? Are these things going to keep me happy forever? Oh no no! Never! These things just give thrills that vanish away soon.

There are times when I get negative feelings, and I ask myself that if I’ve everything, then why I have negative feelings? Now, I am aware that I am detached from those negative feelings, and just observe myself the way a sky observes clouds. Good or bad clouds come and go, and the sky is never affected.

You can always be happy with occasional negative feelings. Negative feelings are temporary! They come and go! Happiness stays right there in your heart and soul.

If someone comes to me, and says that “I look good in this shirt“—this praise doesn’t make me feel good. I know I am not attached to other’s good or bad opinions. They may be in a good mood right now. If they blame me in a bad mood, that behavior will not affect me either.

Any praise or blame shouldn’t affect you because your happiness is detached from them, and because you’re you.

In the past, I continued to be unhappy in my unawareness. Now, I continue to be happy in my awareness.

This happiness feels different since I am awake and aware, and it is permanent. Now, I do everything with happiness. I can feel negative sometimes, but those negative emotions just come and go. They don’t define me, and I am not identified by them. I just observe myself in awareness and understand happiness.

I am not identified by my negative feelings. I don’t attach myself with negative emotions. I continue to be happy when I observe my negative feelings, in a similar way, I observe those feelings in another person.

If you come to me, and ask me— “what name would I give to the feeling after I achieve something?”

I will be honest and blunt, and at the same time— I’d just say that “it’s a thrill, it’s an emotional high, and it shall soon pass.

You can’t continue to be in a thrilled and excited state forever. Nature demands equilibrium. You will soon feel suffering and negative feelings after that excitement disappears.

Happiness is not a good feeling either. Happiness can’t be boxed. When I learned this, my reaction was —”I got this, I got this!

If you are aware, then happiness will always be there within you.

You can still be happy internally in the moments of deep sadness. I am not talking about the feelings of excitement here. It will be ingenuity to show excitement in a death ceremony. But know that, your happiness doesn’t depend on anything. It is unaffected, detached, and always live within you.

Everyone says that happiness lies in small things. I agree that happiness lies in small things. But, are you living in the present moment to really enjoy the small things around you? Or, are you constantly moving from one thing to another without being fully present with yourself, with your surroundings, and with your emotions and feelings?

If money could buy happiness, then all the rich people would be happy. Are you choosing to be happy?

Happiness is a choice that you have to make it every single day.

It’s inside of you. Happiness is something you have to study and practice it every day.

If you are reading this, then “stop” right there and think what’s that area of your life you are happy about and what’s that area you are not happy about”?

If any area of your life conditions doesn’t match the expectations, then it will cause unhappiness.

If there is a small gap between where you’re now and where you want to be, you might feel a little stressed. But, if this gap is huge, you will feel depressed.

If you’re totally happy about something, it means—your expectations match the reality. Your expectations match the blueprint of your life.

In life, to be happy, either when we have to lower our expectations or take immediate action to bridge the gap between where we are and where we want to be.

Forget everything for a while. Just observe the beauty of trees and flowers around, and ask yourself—“what do you really enjoy?”

In my 20’s, I was doing things to fit in with friends and others so that I feel happy. But, I wasn’t happy. I was miserable in my unawareness.

I Wish somebody had told me that happiness is within me.

You don’t need to run around to seek it. you just need to discover me, and peel off the layers of old conditioning and programming.

I Wish I knew—money, job, car, house is not happiness.

You want to experience happiness! Just observe the rising sun, walk in nature, stare at the stars, sit in silence, and seek solitude. You will experience happiness!

You need to understand that “nobody” can make you happy. The profound reason of unhappiness is attachment with others. Emotional and Psychological attachment is dangerous. Tell your loved ones—“I love you but I am not attached to you”. This is an amazing realization, and when I realized it, I had the aha moment—“I got it, I got it“.

Happiness is an inner process. If you attach happiness with others, you will never find it.

Honestly, some days, I may struggle to know what happiness is, and some days, I feel it without the need of knowing it. Then, I say to myself that happiness is a feeling to experience it, and stop chasing it.

Happiness is also related to contentment with things. If you feel never contented enough in life, you might feel unhappiness feeling. Contentment doesn’t mean that you don’t go after your dreams, rather it simply does mean that you are grateful for whatever you have.

I was never grateful for anything in life. I was constantly changing jobs in order to get high pay raise. Eventually, I received more money and a lot of unhappiness.

Can you be happy with more money? Yes!

Can you be happy with less money? Yes, you can!

Happiness isn’t tied to how many things you do have. Period. It’s simple yet profound!

You still might ask me—how to be happy?

Well, I have an answer!

And it is: “Awareness”.

When you are aware, you don’t have to do anything to increase the level of happiness. You just understand it!

Take a piece of paper, and write down everything that you do have. Focus on what you do have.

People often focus on things what they don’t have. You are never going to get enough to be happy. You already have everything to be happy because it’s already buried deep inside you.

Happiness and Suffering are two ends of a pendulum. Suffering is an opportunity to experience happiness by peeling off some of the layers on your heart and soul.

When I was in college, I thought—I will be happy when I get a job. I was unaware. I thought that happiness is an outcome of doing something.

I was wrong! Happiness is not the outcome! Rather, happiness creates an outcome—good, for sure!

Happiness is not something we get out of something, rather it is a way.

Happiness is an art. A great book to read by Dalai LamaThe Art of Happiness.

No amount of money can give you true happiness. True happiness comes from the self-discovery process. True happiness comes from enjoying silence and emptiness.

Emptiness isn’t empty! It is full of answers that connects to happiness within you.

There is no concept of temporary happiness, which we often hear about these days. Those are just “thrills“.

I am repeating—don’t confuse thrills with happiness!

Happiness is permanent. Happiness can’t have labels and can’t be boxed. Happiness can’t be attached with things. It is there, everywhere, and we only need to tap into it by understanding ourselves.

We usually look for happiness in surroundings, and forget to look inside us. Seek silence and solitude, and you will unleash the hidden happiness.

Be grateful and appreciative of everything that you have, rather than focusing on what you don’t have. Energy flows where focus goes.

  • Happiness is within you. Happiness comes from within. Learn to be happy in the journey of life.
  • Nobody can make you happy except yourself.
  • Are you working on a goal to be happy? You have to be happy first while working on that goal.

When Dalai Lama was asked- “what is his purpose of life?” His response was “HAPPINESS”.

Whenever I’m sad, or something in my life isn’t working the way I want it to be—I go in meditation and ask myself—“what is my purpose and why am I here?” And, every time, I get the answer- “love, peace, happiness, and joy”.

Happiness! Happiness! Happiness!

Farewell!