Embracing the End of Life: A Conversation with Patt Lind-Kyle

01-12-18  Embracing the End of Life: A Conversation with Patt Lind-Kyle

Listen to this episode about embracing the end-of-life? Our natural reaction is to quickly flip to another page. But not so fast.

In our culture we deny what we don’t understand, and nowhere is this more obvious than in how we deal with yes and dying. We try very hard to pretend that it doesn’t exist, when our pretensions break down we do everything we can to delay death even if it means it living in a hospital bed with seven tubes entering and leaving our bodies, Then when it happens we’re all shocked and ripped apart.

One’s life changes when one begins to realize the death is a part of life– that in fact yes didn’t exist until life invented it!

Let me introduce you to Patt Lind-Kyle, a longtime friend of mine, who has boldly gone where a few have been willing to go, And has written an intensely needed book, Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying and Awakening.  In this conversation you will learn much about Pat’s incredible journey, her long periods of silence and meditation, in some of her remarkable discoveries about how we can learn from and have our lives profoundly enriched through following this entertaining and easy to read roadmap. Patt was trained as a hospice volunteer and served patients in the Hospice Hospital of Portland, OR and Hospice of the Foothills in CA. Patt confronted the deep fear of her own death in a long meditation retreat.  This experience launched a study of the dying process in preparation for her own death (although she is in no way on the verge of leaving us), and by developing personal exploratory practices about death, Patt has defined the step by step process of dying including legal, caregiving and awakening processes. Have a listen…you won’t be disappointed.

Love is The Power~ A Conversation with Robert O. Williams

01-05-18 Love is The Power~ A Conversation with Robert O. Williams

Our guest on this episode is Robert O. Williams former saxophonist for the Beach Boys and what can only be described as a consciousness explorer. He is also the author of a new book, Love is the Power. The question Robert asks himself, and us, is “What happens when we live all emotions, thoughts and body feelings – as love – as opposed to just searching for love?” His answer is that We are free to give to others without need or fear. That love is the power – and it is pure heart consciousness. In this passionate and heartwarming conversation Robert shares with us his unusually vivid memories of his unique childhood, an inspiring account of his talent and perseverance as a saxophone player, his introduction to Transcendental Meditation (TM), his magical time performing and recording with The Beach Boys, and the extraordinary journey through multiple near-death experiences and visits with other dimensions, where he discovered the art of living AS Love.

Larger Than Life, Liberal Arts Educations and Global Leadership~ A Conversation with Kirby Talley

12-29-17 Larger Than Life, Liberal Arts Educations and Global Leadership~ A Conversation with Kirby Talley

Dr. Miller takes a different approach with this show and explores a presentation by a college colleague, Kirby Talley. This episode addresses some of the biggest questions in our lives–even some questions that are Larger Than Life! In this very highly experiential presentation we will touch on life, and how we got to where we are, personally as well as nationally and globally. Will talk a bit about death, eternity, the deterioration of higher education into vocational training, the co-opting of our culture by high tech hucksters, and they’re kind of leadership that we now need–one that is based on deeper values, a meaningful mission, collective intelligence, and collective wisdom. This show is different from the usual and Conversations in that the guest is not physically present; instead, it features Dr. Miller reading and adding to a talk given by Kirby, who attended Trinity College with Dr. Miller and gave a talk at their 50th class reunion. Impressed by what he heard, Doctor Miller asked if he could edit some of his own thoughts into this talk and present it along with guided imagery and music. The guided imagery is woven throughout the presentation in order to allow a deeper understanding of the ideas and principles offered. “What struck me is, that also our paths in life has been extremely different, some of our viewpoints and conclusions are remarkably similar. I think you will enjoy this somewhat experimental presentation.”

Be All You Can Be, A conversation with Jim Channon, a Memorial

12-22-17 Be All You Can Be, A conversation with Jim Channon, a Memorial

Jim Channon passed away this year in 2017 and this special re-airing of this show is in honor of him. Jim Channon was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Most notably he is remembered for creating the First Earth Battalion manual. Post Vietnam 1978 was a time when military morale and enrollment were at an all time low. During this period the U.S. Army needed to drastically shift approaches and prepare to defeat a vastly larger Soviet force in Europe. Army leaders called upon officers to develop needed creative approaches to dealing with this challenge. They were encouraged to fully explore the Army’s “Be All That You Can Be philosophy”. Many of the ideas contained in this and the outcomes of putting such concepts into practice have been documented by journalist Jon Ronson in his book The Men Who Stare at Goats, and now the new movie of the same name, staring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey.