Alan Watts Organization
Deep Listening: Pursuing your true purpose playfully
How can we learn to deeply listen in the present moment so we can be truer to our values and seek out our passions in a more playful and trusting way?
This week I talk to Justin Mayfield, co-founder of the Alan Watts Organization who teaches us how the ancient Buddhist principle of "Upaya" can make us the changemakers of our own lives, wider humanity and the natural world.
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How deep listening can open our minds to what the world is really offering us
About the episode
Justin Mayfield is the co-founder of the Alan Watts Organization. Over the last four years, Justin has been instrumental in preserving and promoting the legacy of the prolific scholar and philosopher, Alan Watts, alongside his son, Mark Watts.
Justin's path from a wedding photographer and artist born in Missouri, to living on the Watts property in San Francisco, was by no means "traditional" from a Western cultural perspective. However, like Alan, Justin's approach to life is influenced by Eastern philosophies and this has allowed him to summon a myriad of opportunities his way.
Justin is a very passionate performance artist and creative coach known as The Distracible Monk. He is, amongst many other titles, an accomplished musician, poet, videographer, a MindValley course author and business consultant. Jack of many trades, master of a few, and joker overall.
His next quest is to work in Bali on The Ecstatic Ocean Initiative, reducing plastic pollution with community-led initiatives.
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All of the wisdom nuggets and key messages from best-selling author Seth Godin and his latest book “This is Marketing - You can’t be seen until you learn to see” carefully and thoughtfully synthesised to a 15min easy read.
“Great marketers don’t use consumers to solve their company’s problem; they use marketing to solve other people’s problems. They don’t just make noise; they make the world better. Truly powerful marketing is grounded in generosity, empathy and emotional labour” Seth Godin
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I give regular micro-loans to entrepreneurs in third world countries. When the loan is paid back, I give again. Visit Kiva for more info.