This time on Living with Reality, Dr. Robert Svoboda talks about moving beyond 2020 and provides tips and insights into how we can open ourselves to a better reality in 2021.
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Moving Beyond 2020
With the Winter Solstice approaching, it’s time to prepare for a new year. Dr. Svoboda talks about how the beginning of a new year is like a rebirth, so now is the time to slow down, save energy, and determine the right direction we need to be pointed in. But after a year like 2020, that’s not so easy.
“Now is a great time to be thinking about who’d we like to be when we’re reborn.” – Dr. Robert Svoboda
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Joy and Faith (11:49)
Because 2020 has been a year of great dissatisfaction and disappointment, we need to find joy again. Dr. Svoboda says we find joy through having faith. He explores the two main words for faith in Sanskrit, and talks about why we need to make sure enough energy is circulating through our body. When we’re not in a healthy emotional state, fear and anxiety can take over.
“These emotions – anxiety, fear, and grief – they’re very constricted emotions. They are not joyful; they are not that sort of emotional energy that a tree experiences when it’s putting out new leaves. The tree does that because of the joy of being alive.” – Dr. Robert Svoboda
Bond Again with Life Itself (22:20)
Dr. Svoboda talks about why it’s important not to have blind faith, and why “fake news” is such a big issue right now. He says we need to have faith in something real, and suggests starting by reconnecting with our faith in life itself.
“As you move into this new year, bond again with life itself; bond again with the environment around us, with nature, with that reality from which we as individuals have emerged. Think about who you want to be when you are reborn in this new year. And focus on not just who you want to be, but how you want to interact with, how you want to relate to, everything that’s not you.” – Dr. Robert Svoboda
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