The following podcast discusses the anxiety and fear that invariably will arise as we delve into our spiritual path. Their full eruption, though never comfortable, is a sign of our progress. Our becoming conscious of the unconscious material is part and parcel of the work. All that needs to be done is for us to make room for and learn… read more →
The following podcast discusses the loneliness that can occur on the spiritual path as we progress and release outgrown relationships. The concurrent sense of loss or lack of purpose is also examined. Lastly the often overlooked idea of inviting in as well as holding joy while deepening into spiritual serenity is discussed. This podcast is 20 minutes long and was… read more →
The following podcast discusses the current state of affairs. We all have a part to play in the social healing that needs to take place. This can only occur if we mobilize from center and internally access our truth.
The following podcast discusses the topic of judgment. An unexamined and reflexive behavior, judgment of others has tangible negative consequences. We are all being asked to up our game and clean our backyard. Examining the act of judgment and healing its root causes is a powerful step towards that end. The act of judging as well as dealing with the… read more →
The following podcast offers some pointers on the issue of helplessness. There are points in our spiritual evolution when we are overcome by deep feelings of helplessness. We can feel paralyzed and face tremendous anxiety, fear as well as confusion. The old ways do not work and the new has not revealed itself. Here is a gentle reminder that this… read more →
The topic of this podcast is the seismic shift that is effecting all aspects of our lives. Look within to know what can stay, what has to be released and what needs to enter your life. This energy requires nothing less that total surrender. Wake up and live.
Many of you have been asking for an audio guided meditation. Here it is. Meditation is the act of being present in the moment. By being present in the moment we learn to become reacquainted with ourself. This is crucial since we need this relationship with Self to use as a compass to navigate our lives. On a daily basis,… read more →
The topic of this podcast is spiritual bypass and the use of spiritual practice as a substitute for doing psychological work. The history of the split between spirituality and psychology is discussed as well as the disconnection between intellect and emotions. This is followed by examples in our lives. The three books discussed are: Psychotherapy East And West by Allan… read more →
This is a one hour long interview with Kayte Ringer, a bodyworker with over 35 years of experience. Trained in dance, Rolfing and Ideokinesis she imparts her knowledge in a profound poetic language. Break out an anatomy book and learn about yourself. The topics discussed include the ways and places we hold emotional and physical stress, the ways we can… read more →
This podcast recorded on 1.9.15 is a conversation between Jon Rubinstein of “How Not To Hate Your F**king Life” and Abdi about the intersection of psychology and spirituality. Abdi discusses being present through being in the body; connecting with the imminence of death and dealing with the pitfalls of spiritual practice. The running time is 1 hour and 22 minutes.… read more →
This 46 minute podcast offers an intimate view of one woman’s healing journey over a decade and half. It examines the work and process involved in identifying and moving from an unconscious and dissociated space into a conscious and embodied life.
This podcast episode addresses the masks that we wear and the psychic toll they exact from us. The confusion of these masks (and the stories they entail) with our true self steals much life force. The servicing of these stories lead to more pain that is visible at first glance.
This podcast episode is a follow-up to the last post. It discusses the method of being present with our selves and uncomfortable emotional states as a way of processing them. In email or via RSS, you may use the following link to access/download the podcast directly to your computer (warning: approximately 10 MB): http://abdiassadi.com/podcasts/abdi_assadi_podcast_sit_with_it_03-01-2014.mp3 Or, you may access this podcast… read more →
This podcast is a recorded talk held at The Shala Yoga House in NYC on January 12, 2014. In email or via RSS, you may use the following link to access/download the podcast directly to your computer (warning: approximately 23.6 MB): http://abdiassadi.com/podcasts/abdi_assadi_podcast_shala_talk_01-12-2014.mp3 Or, you may access this podcast episode via your iTunes application: Launch iTunes and Subscribe to the Podcast… read more →
This podcast is about dealing with loss. “Invest in loss” was a term the late Cheng Man-Ch’ing used to describe the benefits of surrender as a learning tool when practicing the art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Ego softening can come out of loss if it is approached from this perspective which is outside of our normal reactive self. In email… read more →