In this episode, Howard is sharing about the ways that you can empower yourself in 2021 at the deepest level. To help facilitate this conversation, he is bringing on a new co-host — Tierney Rae!
Tierney is a friend of Howard’s who was previously on episode 5 of the podcast, “A Young Spiritual Seeker’s Journey of Healing, Overcoming Self-Doubt, and Living Mindfully.” She is a yoga instructor; spiritual seeker; and runs a book club with a focus on studying self-awareness, spirituality, and consciousness. Tierney will also continue to join Howard as a co-host in future episodes to come!
In Tierney and Howard’s discussion, they use his book, I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are, to guide them through the key lessons in achieving self-awareness. They take a deep-dive into the first part of the book and unpack concepts around who we are in life, how we can gain a greater understanding of ourselves, how we can move past regret and shame, and how to become more present in everything that we do.
The purpose of this episode is to help empower you to a greater sense of peace of mind and the eternal creative power of creation. You have so much influence over the way that your life unfolds from this moment forward.
“Answers are not found, they are allowed. The journey of self-awareness and self-creation is the very intent of life. The capability to understand your true nature, expand your consciousness, and “know thyself” is a birthright.” — Howard Falco (excerpt from I AM)
[:49] About today’s episode!
[1:18] Howard welcomes Tierney Rae on to the podcast as his co-host.
[2:33] More about today’s conversation.
[3:29] Howard reads the beginning excerpt of I AM.
[4:30] The purpose of this podcast today.
[5:39] Howard elaborates on the concept of: “It’s not something you seek, but something you allow,” when it comes to gaining self-awareness around your own life.
[8:05] Important steps to take in order to be able to allow answers into your life that you are ready for.
[9:57] Is regret inherently negative? Is there any way in which it is beneficial?
[10:57] How to forgive yourself by letting go of regret, and how you can use regret as a tool to identify how you need to move forward.
[13:39] Why limitations show up in our lives and block us from becoming aware.
[16:07] Tierney shares about the re-readability of Howard’s book, I AM, and how it has aided her in her own journey of self-discovery.
[16:52] Howard shares about the purpose of his book and how it can help you find fulfillment and happiness in every area of your life.
[18:12] The power of meditation, why it’s important, how it works, and why it works.
[26:02] What the year 2021 is for Tierney: slowing down and being fully present in everything.
[26:49] Once you clear your mind and are present in everything that you do, you’ll look forward to even the simplest of tasks.
[28:25] Howard’s advice for those who are struggling with the stillness in their lives in the midst of the pandemic.
[30:49] Howard reads a quote from Chapter 1, titled, “You Are Energy and Matter,” and why it is an important invitation in understanding that you matter.
[34:26] Understanding ‘karmic identity’ and becoming the ‘new you.’
[37:08] Why self-awareness is the doorway to everything you’re trying to create for yourself in your life.
[39:18] Mind has to become matter: what this means and how to do it.
[40:40] Why we resist change so much and the best way to overcome it.
[46:30] Reflecting on the pendulum swing of change and the reason for movement.
[48:48] It’s about who you are; not what you are, when it comes to leading by example for your children.
[53:29] The importance of not always protecting your children from pain, and the powerful messages that Howard shares with his own children.
[54:24] Discussing the concept of differences in our genetic traits vs. how we are brought up.
[58:59] How we define ourselves and what that means for our psyche.
[1:00:25] Howard’s advice around how to navigate our need for social acceptance.
[1:06:11] Does Howard now feel he is able to participate in previous religious roots without feeling confined by them?
[1:08:24] Why you may need to challenge the “group think” in order to expand your awareness.
[1:10:24] Howard and Tierney wrap up this week’s episode and share what’s to come in future conversations!
Mentioned in this Episode
About Your Host | Howard Falco
Howard Falco is an author and expert on self-empowerment and mindfulness. He is a mental strength coach to college and professional athletes and those looking for next-level results. His books are: I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are and Time in a Bottle: Mastering The Experience of Life. His work offers the deepest and most powerful awareness available on self-creation and the mindset for optimal success.
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