Charles Eisenstein Podcast
Our Failing Education System

Our Failing Education System

October 17, 2020

It used to be that the really bright ones went to Harvard. Now, the really bright ones drop out.

 

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#CharlesEisenstein #Education #DeSchool #Unschooling #Parenting #Philosophy #Authors

Where Does Addiction Come From?

Where Does Addiction Come From?

October 10, 2020

You can understand a lot about our culture through the lens of addiction. Addiction is another area where we attack the symptom and ignore the cause.

 

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#CharlesEisenstein #MentalHealth #Addiction #Recovery #Society #Philosophy #Authors

What Am I Here to Do?

What Am I Here to Do?

October 3, 2020

I could say that my mission is to serve the advent of the story of interbeing, but I feel like any words I put onto it reduce it.

I have to say: I can't say what my mission is, but I've become better able to recognize what's aligned with my purpose for being here.

 

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#CharlesEisenstein #Success #Activism #Purpose #Philosophy #Authors

Is Competition Human Nature?

Is Competition Human Nature?

September 26, 2020

Competition is definitely part of human nature, but our society has added additional competition into the system

 

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#CharlesEisenstein #Interbeing #Competition #HumanNature #Inspiration #Philosophy #Authors

The Case for a Universal Basic Income

The Case for a Universal Basic Income

September 19, 2020

Ever since about 1790, economic philosophers have puzzled over a question: "What are we going to do with all the surplus labor when machines do all the work?"

 

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#CharlesEisenstein #UBI #UniversalBasicIncome #AndrewYang #Economy #Economics #Philosophy #Authors

My Stance on Cryptocurrencies

My Stance on Cryptocurrencies

September 12, 2020

On a basic level, I'm kind of fond of cryptocurrency as a concept, simply because it's disrupted the story of money.

 

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#CharlesEisenstein #Crypto #Cryptocurrency #Blockchain #DistributedLedger #Philosophy #Authors

How Much Good Can One Person Really Do?

How Much Good Can One Person Really Do?

September 5, 2020

One of the reasons the world is in the state that it is, is because everybody mortgages what is really pulling at their heart to do something abstract. For the thing that they think they have to do for the numbers to work out.

 

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#CharlesEisenstein #Activism #Ecology #Change #Society #Philosophy #Authors

Glimpses of Possibility: The Pain and Power

Glimpses of Possibility: The Pain and Power

August 29, 2020

The story reveals itself like this gigantic angelic being coming through the fog and sometimes the fog clears just enough to see one facet of it's wing, and it's so beautiful that if you saw the whole thing, you would have to turn away. Because it's painful to see what could be, something that beautiful, and to know that the world is so far from that.

But once you've seen a possible future, you know it's real, and you know it can happen. All you need to know is "what's the next step?"

 

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#CharlesEisenstein #Interbeing #Loss #Grief #Inspiration #Philosophy #Authors

Exiting the Matrix

Exiting the Matrix

August 22, 2020

I was always a very unwilling participant in The Matrix, even going back to grade school.

 

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#CharlesEisenstein #TheMatrix #Society #Rebel #Revolution #Philosophy #Authors

It Is No Measure of Health to be Well-Adjusted to a Profoundly Sick Society

It Is No Measure of Health to be Well-Adjusted to a Profoundly Sick Society

August 15, 2020

"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
~Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

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#CharlesEisenstein #MentalHealth #Krishnamurti #Healthcare #Society #Philosophy #Authors

The Gift of Loss

The Gift of Loss

August 8, 2020

The gifts the universe give often take the form of something that looks really bad going into it. Cancer, divorce, a collapse. A collapse of both outward circumstances, but also your identity. And that emptiness is where something new can come in.

 

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#CharlesEisenstein #MentalHealth #Loss #Grief #Philosophy #Authors

I’m 28 and I’m Confused About Having Kids. Why?

I’m 28 and I’m Confused About Having Kids. Why?

August 3, 2020

There could be a lot of things going into that. Not wanting to bring kids into the world right now, ideologies about population overshoot, influence of the cultural devaluation of raising a family. I think in this area the reasons people give themselves are not the real reasons.

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What Kind of World Do You Want to Live in?

What Kind of World Do You Want to Live in?

August 1, 2020

What kind of world do you want to live in?

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

Is it Possible to be Both a Housewife and a Feminist?

Is it Possible to be Both a Housewife and a Feminist?

July 27, 2020

Real freedom would be in choosing what she wants to do outside of being compelled to.

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The Beauty of the Pachamama Alliance

The Beauty of the Pachamama Alliance

July 25, 2020

There are a lot of organizations out there trying to make the world a better place, but The Pachamama Alliance is different.

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

What Happens When We Can’t Use Our Healthy Masculine & Feminine

What Happens When We Can’t Use Our Healthy Masculine & Feminine

July 20, 2020

Now things are changing, where what had been celebrated and encouraged is now getting repressed, and now there's nowhere left for men to go.

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How I Deal with Polarization

How I Deal with Polarization

July 18, 2020

The way I address polarization and dehumanization in my work is to present the "other side" in the most generous terms that I can.

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

How the Healthy Masculine Yin Interacts with the Feminine Yang

How the Healthy Masculine Yin Interacts with the Feminine Yang

July 13, 2020

I had this one essay I never wrote about a way of inhabiting the masculine yin in confronting the feminine yang.

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Healing Our Democracy

Healing Our Democracy

July 11, 2020

[Recorded in 2018] We once again have narrowly avoided war in the middle east. The policy establishment really wanted a war, but have not been able to do it. That's because more and more of us are carrying peace in our hearts and in our daily relationships.

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

When Does Consent Become a Form of Harrassment?

When Does Consent Become a Form of Harrassment?

July 6, 2020

You could totally use consent that way if that's your intent. When I was a kid the term 'retarded' was the politically acceptable term.

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Our Salvation Will Come from the Margins

Our Salvation Will Come from the Margins

July 4, 2020

We long for a knowledge that we have lost. We as in the dominant culture. But that knowledge is not lost.

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

The Yin & Yang of Masculine & Feminine

The Yin & Yang of Masculine & Feminine

June 29, 2020

I am trying to inhabit a masculinity that does not need to impose.

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Signs that Humanity is Returning to Loving a Living Earth

Signs that Humanity is Returning to Loving a Living Earth

June 27, 2020

I see a lot of encouraging signs that civilization is returning to an understanding of a living Earth.

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

The Breakdown of Identity

The Breakdown of Identity

June 22, 2020

The things people used to use to source their identity have withered in this civilization.

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How Can We Reconnect with Our Love of Nature?

How Can We Reconnect with Our Love of Nature?

June 20, 2020

When we live in environments where there isn't a lot of nature, that's a hard question.

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

We Yearn for Healthy Initiation

We Yearn for Healthy Initiation

June 15, 2020

For an initation to really work, you have to be initiated into something that's held by a culture, and we do not have that in our culture.

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

Where Does Love Come From?

Where Does Love Come From?

June 13, 2020

In my experience, love comes from intimate connection.

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

Healthy Feminine & Masculine Archetypes

Healthy Feminine & Masculine Archetypes

June 8, 2020

You can look to traditional masculine and feminine archetypes, and also realize that archetypes, like all beings, grow and change over time, and sometimes they die, and sometimes new ones are born.

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

My Concern with Drawdown

My Concern with Drawdown

June 6, 2020

My concern with Drawdown is that it's framed in terms of carbon. It partakes in the paradigm of carbon accountancy.

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

Gender in The More Beautiful World

Gender in The More Beautiful World

June 1, 2020

In "the more beautiful world," Are the men in charge or are the women in charge?

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

How Can We Listen to the Earth?

How Can We Listen to the Earth?

May 30, 2020

We listen to the Earth through our senses, through our powers of observation, through science.

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

The Patriarchy is Confusing to Women and Men

The Patriarchy is Confusing to Women and Men

May 25, 2020

The question here from our dear friend and colleague Lauren is that as men have been painted as the brutal perpetrators, ironically enough, the culture has encouraged her to act more and more "like a man," and validated the expression of what feel to her like masculine attributes.

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

Listen to and Participate with Gaia

Listen to and Participate with Gaia

May 23, 2020

Everything is a being. We are surrounded by beings. We are not alone here. When we understand that, then technology takes on an entirely new motivation.

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

The Patriarchy, Masculinity, and Femininity

The Patriarchy, Masculinity, and Femininity

May 18, 2020

Patriarchy is a word that can mean different things. The sense I usually use is a system in which women are objectified, and become objects or even property, either fully or partially. Patriarchy is part of a larger historical movement toward the progressive objectification and propertization of more and more things.

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

The Core Themes of Climate: A New Story

The Core Themes of Climate: A New Story

May 16, 2020

The Core theme of Climate: A New Story is a living planet view of Earth, especially in relationship to climate change.

 

Interview by Pachamama.org

In support of SacredHeadwaters.org

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Gaia #Nature #Pachamama #SacredHeadwaters #PachamamaAlliance

Healing from Oppresion: A Starting Place

Healing from Oppresion: A Starting Place

May 11, 2020

I was asked if I have any suggestions for somebody who has been in the role of the oppressed. Maybe personally or through their bloodline. I can at least offer a possible starting point.

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

Archetypes and Stories Beyond The Hero’s Journey

Archetypes and Stories Beyond The Hero’s Journey

May 9, 2020

I don't think the hero's journey is a useless archetype. I think it's a powerful archetype. It's just like we've made everything about it, as if it is THE map for life.

 

Full Future Thinkers interview: https://youtu.be/bIMNJA6Mlpg

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #FutureThinkers

What are “The Victim Olympics?”

What are “The Victim Olympics?”

May 4, 2020

This is an inversion of the heirarchy of dominance. This is a natural pattern, to turn the tables and re-enact the patterns one has been subjected to. Maybe that's part of the healing process, but it could be part of a trap.

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

May 2, 2020

That's one of the deepest threads of the story. Who are you?

 

Full Future Thinkers interview: https://youtu.be/bIMNJA6Mlpg

 

#CharlesEisenstein #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #FutureThinkers

The Need for Humor in Activism

The Need for Humor in Activism

April 27, 2020

I haven't talked a lot about tools for depolarization or peace-making, but I'd like to talk about the technology of humor.

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

Is There Hope for the Planet Among Our Young People?

Is There Hope for the Planet Among Our Young People?

April 25, 2020

Some young people are way more lit up and conscious in a way than I was at that age. A much keener awareness of taking ownership of their projections onto other people.

 

Full Future Thinkers interview: https://youtu.be/bIMNJA6Mlpg

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Hope #Millenials #FutureThinkers

How to Discuss Polarizing Topics

How to Discuss Polarizing Topics

April 20, 2020

The most important thing, I think, is to enter the conversation without the agenda of changing somebody's mind. If you do that, you're going to be received as an attacker. When you let that go, you create an opportunity for the other person to listen.

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

The Impact of Ayahuasca & Other Psychedelics

The Impact of Ayahuasca & Other Psychedelics

April 18, 2020

I think the psychedelic movement, the series of medicines that have come into our culture are hollowing out the story of separation from the inside.

 

Full Future Thinkers interview: https://youtu.be/bIMNJA6Mlpg

 

#CharlesEisenstein #Ayahuasca #Psychedelics #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #FutureThinkers

How Do You Escape an Echo Chamber?

How Do You Escape an Echo Chamber?

April 13, 2020

Especially for young people who have grown up in the echo chamber world of social media, how do you deprogram from that and open yourself up to truth?

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

Let’s Shift from Control to Participation

Let’s Shift from Control to Participation

April 11, 2020

Participation depends on there being something to participate in that's bigger than ourselves.

 

Full Future Thinkers interview: https://youtu.be/bIMNJA6Mlpg

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Community #FutureThinkers

Why People Take Things Out of Context

Why People Take Things Out of Context

April 6, 2020

It's a tactic of war. You take something out of context, you blow it up to be totally outrageous, you provoke outrage and indignation, and you use it as a weapon. Why?

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

A Critique of the Climate Narrative

A Critique of the Climate Narrative

April 4, 2020

Narrative is one thing that makes humans unique. It allows the coordination of tremendous activity.

 

Full Future Thinkers interview: https://youtu.be/bIMNJA6Mlpg

 

#CharlesEisenstein #ClimateChange #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #FutureThinkers

The Coronation

The Coronation

April 1, 2020

Charles reads his March 2020 essay on Covid-19.

How Do I Stay in the Story of Interbeing?

How Do I Stay in the Story of Interbeing?

March 28, 2020

How do I stay in the story of interbeing?

I don't do that by myself. I don't try really hard and, through an effort of will, stay in this state, and therefore take credit for it.

 

Full video: https://youtu.be/lOowBEsatwQ

 

#CharlesEisenstein #Activism #Pachamama #Movement #Philosophy #Authors

The Price to Pay for Peace

The Price to Pay for Peace

March 23, 2020

Why is there even more polarization among people who mostly agree? Or at least more vitriolic polarization. One example being the vegan vs. paleo "war", when actually there is a lot of agreement.

#CharlesEisenstein #Climate #Love #Inspiration #Interbeing #Authors #Philosophy #Politics #Polarization

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