Inspirational Living – Motivational Podcasts

Podcast Excerpt: Whatever else you may forget, remember that it is not work, but overwork that kills. Exercise gained through good, wholesome work is the greatest life-preserver humanity has yet discovered. The ones who live the longest and best lives are the cheerful workers, those who find a good excuse for liking the task that comes to their hands. The greatest joy and...

Podcast Excerpt: Keep in mind the fact that there are only two known elements in the whole universe: energy and matter. It is a well-known fact that matter may be broken down into units of molecules, atoms, and electrons. These are units of matter which may be isolated, separated, and analyzed. Likewise, there are units of energy. The human mind is a form of...

Podcast Excerpt: From every person according to their ability; to every person according to their needs. The larger responsibilities are placed upon those to whom are given the larger means of achievement. So it is a mistake to fancy that the possession of great riches will relieve us from doing all the tasks and duties that are inevitably essential for the health and...

Podcast Excerpt: For the individual who celebrates freedom, the only "infidelity" is the worship of the golden calf, the reverence for things material rather than things spiritual and mindful — for it is this that results in a spirit extinguished. It leads to dishonest professions of faith, justice, and service, which are required by conventionality, but not accepted by the heart. A "radical" is...

Podcast Excerpt: Habit is also the foundation of personality. Biologists tell us that it is the constant (and not the occasional) in the environment that impresses itself on an organism. So it is that the habitual in our lives builds itself into our character and personality. In a very real sense, we ARE what we are in the habit of doing and thinking. Our...

Podcast Excerpt: The evolutionary processes of Nature have culminated in the production of a being who walks the earth in an erect position, brain at the summit, who is capable of thought, of emotion, and of abstract reasoning. We are the highest type that has yet appeared upon the earth. We are also a religious being, conscious of our own individuality, our own...

Podcast Excerpt: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. I’m currently on vacation for the holidays and unable to record a new podcast this week. So, as a special holiday gift to our listeners, I am going to play for you a reading from Our Sunday Talks, a weekly series that is available exclusively to our patrons. If you enjoy today’s reading, please do...

Podcast Excerpt: The meek individual is triumphant in defeat. Socrates lives the more by being put to death. In the crucified Jesus, the risen Christ is revealed. That which is real cannot be destroyed — but only that which is unreal. When you find within yourself that which is real, which is constant, abiding, changeless, and eternal, you enter into that Reality, and...

Podcast Excerpt: The practice of public speaking, the effort to marshal all one’s forces in a logical and forceful manner, to bring to a focus all the power one possesses, is a great awakener of all the faculties. The sense of power that comes from holding the attention, stirring the emotions, or convincing the reason of an audience, gives self-confidence, assurance, self-reliance, arouses...

Podcast Excerpt: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. If you have someone on your Christmas shopping list who is interested in spiritual growth and who might describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious,” I have a gift idea for you. Give them exclusive patron access to our series Our Sunday Talks, which features talks dedicated to spirituality and spiritual growth. To learn how...

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Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. I’d like to start off by thanking everyone who has purchased our new book Everest: 50 Motivational Life Lessons, as well as last year’s book Evergreen: 50 Inspirational Life Lessons. Time is running out for you to purchase our hardcover books for the special holiday sales price of $15.34 and get them in time for...

Podcast Excerpt: There are some people who have the happy gift of putting moral oxygen into the atmosphere, so that all can breathe more freely. We habitually underestimate these buoyant and vivacious souls, who do so much to brighten the lot of their friends. We often take it as a matter of course, and sometimes do not realize how they warmed, and cheered,...

Podcast Excerpt: THE world is your kaleidoscope. The varying color combinations are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever-moving thoughts. You are literally what you think, your character being the complete sum of all your thoughts. As the plant springs from and could not be without the seed, so every action springs from the hidden seeds of thought and could not have appeared...

Podcast Excerpt: Get rid of the idea that the world owes you a living. True, you are not responsible for being here, but neither is the rest of humanity responsible either, except your immediate parents. Therefore the world owes you nothing. We live in a bountiful country, one that has given you birth, protection, food, clothing, a home, friends, education, and an opportunity...

Podcast Excerpt: The great value of exercise is that it results in superfluous energy. The person whose own life-forces are at their best cannot help over-flowing in exuberant gladness to lift up the hearts of those they meet. Herbert Spencer spoke eloquently of this joyful energy in his book Data of Ethics, where he says: "Bounding out of bed after an unbroken sleep, singing...

Podcast Excerpt: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to by the kind financial support of listeners like you. Become our patron for as little as $3 month to gain access to the weekly series Our Sunday talks, which focuses on topics related to spirituality and spiritual growth. Learn more at LivingHour.org/Sunday. Today’s reading was edited and adapted from Adventures in Common Sense...

Listen to episode 208 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Admiration & Everyday Heroes | The Heroic Spirit. Adapted from the book “Courage” by Charles Wagner. Podcast Transcript: The old Roman stoics had this saying among themselves, Nil admirari: "Do not be astonished at anything." The sense of it is plain. It means that we must not allow ourselves to be over-awed by people or...

Listen to episode 207 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Heredity, Instinct & The Power of Play. Edited and adapted from The Mind & Its Education by George Herbert Betts. Podcast Excerpt: Each individual, busied with their own affairs and blinded by their own interests, is likely to take themselves for granted and forget that they are a part of a great, unbroken procession of...