Inner Work with Steli Efti

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February 16, 2022 00:12:54
126: Bring Death Into Your Day

126: Bring Death Into Your Day

I’ve been genuinely excited about returning to Germany - getting the chance to hug my children and see my mother, my brothers, my friends and loved ones. I had a moment of clarity when thinking about this upcoming reunion, and while it sounds cliche, I realized that every day is a gift. It’s not a given that I’ll make it to Germany. Tomorrow is never promised.  In this episode I talk about the concept of inviting death into my day - not as something to fear, but as something to deepen my appreciation and gratitude for each day and all the wonderful gifts I’ve been given in life.    Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep126 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/    ...

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February 15, 2022 00:57:24
125: My First Water Fast

125: My First Water Fast

I recently did a five day water fast, with 4 days of juice fasting (2 leading up to and 2 after the water fast). In this episode, I share how I prepared myself for the fast, what I experienced, and what I learned about my relationship with food and life simply by withholding food for a week.   Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep125 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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February 11, 2022 01:14:19
124: Experiencing God

124: Experiencing God

This episode is a deeply personal one in which I discuss my relationship and experience with God. Even talking about it now is still something I’m getting comfortable with. The way I experience God specifically is tricky business—it’s partially a science, partially an art.  I’ve been instilling certain practices into my daily life to help nourish this connectedness and by doing so, I’ve discovered that not only has my level of worry and stress decreased dramatically, but my appreciation for life has increased exponentially.  There’s so much I have to share about this and while it can be awkward or hard to put into words, this episode is my way of sharing this genuine experience with you.   Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep124 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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February 09, 2022 00:20:37
123: How to Live a Thousand Lives

123: How to Live a Thousand Lives

As I was meditating recently, I had a realization - something I already knew, but was shifted into crystal clear focus for me. It was a beautiful moment that further clarified my tremendous gratitude and love for books and reading. One of the most amazing experiences to me with reading is that you get to enter new worlds through different human beings—you get to live a thousand lives through many different books if you read them with an open heart and mind. In this episode I discuss my love for reading and books, the journey I’ve had with reading throughout my life and how books have allowed me to live infinite lives through the stories they tell.   Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep123 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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February 04, 2022 00:29:25
122: Next Level Anger Management: Appreciating My Inner Truth Teller

122: Next Level Anger Management: Appreciating My Inner Truth Teller

I've spent a good amount of time over the past 2 years working on the anger that I thought I didn't have. And for the most part, I thought that I was good by now—I felt I had a good relationship with my anger. Until something unexpected happened: I got angry, and I hid it (even from myself). And then my jaw started to get painfully tense again, and it wouldn't relax. I started to work on it, tried all kinds of techniques that I have in my anger management toolbox, thought I had resolved the underlying issue—but my jaw still was tense. Ultimately, I learned that there was something for me to learn which I wasn't ready for, and I would never have uncovered, if it wasn't for my anger and its physiological manifestation, the tense jaw. It took a couple of days of inner work, which wasn't pleasant, but in hindsight, I'm incredibly grateful for the lesson learned.   Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep122 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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February 02, 2022 00:23:15
121: The Impersonating Mind

121: The Impersonating Mind

Listen to your heart. Get in touch with your body. Trust your intuition. All of these are easier said than done, because they require something from the mind it doesn't like to do: relinquish control. The mind always wants to run the show, and it won't hesitate for a moment to pretend to be all these different parts of ourselves, putting on the costume of the heart and imitating it's voice, telling us what it, the mind, wants us to hear, rather what the heart is actually telling us. In this episode, I share my daily experiences of unmasking the mind, and what I learned from doing so.   Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep121 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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