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Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of inspirational fashion and gift ideas. Visit them online at BookofZen.com. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from the essay Optimism by Helen Keller, who despite being both deaf and blind, lived a life of unbridled optimism and accomplishment. Could we choose our environment, and were desire in...

Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of inspirational fashion and gift ideas. Visit them online at BookofZen.com. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from The Way of Peace by James Allen, published in 1907. It is said that Michelangelo saw in every rough block of stone a thing of beauty awaiting the master-hand...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of inspirational fashion and gift ideas. Visit them online at BookofZen.com. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from The Wonders of Life by Ida Luella Rettinghouse Lyon, published in 1910. Someone has said that without life the universe would be wasted. But without consciousness, life...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of inspirational fashion and gift ideas. Visit them online at BookofZen.com. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from The Power of Purpose by William George Jordan, published in 1910. Some people like to wander in the cemetery of their past errors, to reread the old...

Podcast Transcript: Listen to episode 54 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Spiritual Growth & The Limits of Friendship. Adapted from the book Friendship by Hugh Black. Friendship at its very best and purest has limits. At its beginning, it seems to have no conditions, and to be capable of endless development. In the first flush of a new-born friendship, it seems almost an insult...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of inspirational fashion and gift ideas. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from The Wonders of Life by Ida Luella Rettinghouse Lyon, published in 1866. Life holds for everyone some different meaning. Out of its great storehouse of treasures, every person endeavors to secure that...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of inspirational fashion and gift ideas. I’d like to start today’s podcast by thanking all of our listeners and subscribers. When we started this podcast in December, we didn’t know how many people would be interested in our adaptations of classic inspirational works. But every month...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from the book 10 Sermons of Religion by Theodore Parker, published in 1853. Everywhere in the world there is a natural law: that is, a constant mode of action which seems to...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from the book Joy Philosophy by Elizabeth Towne, published in 1903… You and I are artists. But we are prone to look too long and often at our canvas (the results of...

Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from Thought Force in Business & Every Day Life by William Walker Atkinson, published in 1901… The individual who practices concentration in their daily life, shuts out distracting impressions, and gives their best thought...

Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from The Victorious Attitude by Orison Swett Marden, published in 1916… Whatever an individual concentrates upon, they tend to get, because concentration is just as much a force as electricity. The young person who...

Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world.Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from the book entitled Health Through Will Power by Dr. James J. Walsh, published in 1919… The worst brake that we can place on the will to be healthy & well is undoubtedly the habit...

Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from the book The Hidden Power, by Thomas Troward, published in 1921… Many of our problems in life are due to a misapprehension of the nature of our own power. If we clearly realize...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from New Though Common Sense And What Life Means to Me by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, published in 1908… Do you ever stop and ask yourself for what you are living? Is it...

Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from the books Pushing to the Front and The Iron Will by Orison Swett Marden… We assume importance and become a power in the world, just as soon as it is found that we...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from The Kybalion, published in 1912 by the Yogi Publication Society. The Principle of Polarity, as taught by the ancient mystics, was that everything is dual. Everything has two poles. Everything has...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from a lecture delivered by Neville Goddard in 1952. Desire is the springboard of action, for you cannot move without desire. Ask yourself what you feel called to do, and then formulate...

Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from “If I Were Twenty-One” by Dr. Frank Crane, published in 1917. Podcast Transcript: I have climbed the Hill of Life (and am past the summit, I suppose). And perhaps it may help those...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from Essays on the Meaning of Life by Carl Hilty, published in 1903. “I HAVE no time,” that is not only the most familiar and convenient excuse for not doing something; it...

Spirituality Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from the book The Way of Peace by James Allen, published in 1907. Spiritual meditation is the pathway to Divinity. It is the mystic ladder which reaches from earth to heaven,...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from the book The Optimistic Life by Orison Swett Marden, published in 1907… When writer Edith Wyatt was a student at Bryn Mawr College, she was known as "the girl in the...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from “Some Needed Notes on American Character” by Robert E. Speer, published in 1917. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that almost all people descend to meet. All association must be a compromise. And...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from the book “Seeing and Being” by H. Clay Trumbull, published in 1889. There is a universal truth that many of us fail to realize as we go through life. That is,...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from the book “The Power of Truth” by William George Jordan, published in 1902. Truth is the rock foundation of every great character. It is loyalty to what is right, as we...

Inspirational Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from a lecture by Dr. George Lincoln Walton, delivered to the Harvard Medical School in 1913. To stay calm in our stressful age means to achieve poise. And what I mean...

Motivational Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from the book The Architects of Fate by Orison Swett Marden, published in 1896… It is a great purpose which gives meaning to life, it unifies all our powers, binds them...