Inspirational Living – Motivational Podcasts

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...

Listen to episode 206 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Finding the Strength to Love | Spiritual Growth. Adapted Edited and adapted from The Pathway of Roses by Christian D. Larson. Podcast Excerpt: We have looked far and wide for the remedies to our problems, but in our search we have overlooked one of the greatest of all; and that is love. Not the love...

Listen to episode 205 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Ethical Entrepreneur | Motivation for Entrepreneurs. Edited and adapted from The Book of Business by Elbert Hubbard. Podcast Excerpt: Genius is only the power of making continuous effort. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it— so fine that we are often on the line...

Listen to episode 204 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Life is Good: Make Your Lives Extraordinary. Adapted from Concentration: The Road To Success by Henry Harrison Brown. Podcast Excerpt: Antagonism is weakness. Resistance is negative. You are influenced by outside suggestions. Denials, "Don'ts," are negative. They leave you nothing upon which to rest.  Affirmations, on the other hand, are solid foundations. For this reason...

Listen to episode 203 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Success & The True Test of Character. Adapted from The Power of Purpose by William George Jordan. Podcast Excerpt: The great test of individual character is not struggle, but attainment; not failure, but success; not adversity, but prosperity. When Nature wants to put you through the third degree, she places near you the laurel wreaths...

Listen to episode 202 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Enemies of Success | Motivational Affirmations. Adapted from Stepping-Stones to Success by Horace D. Hitchcock. Podcast Excerpt: The things that hold you down; the things that keep success from your grasp; the things that bring you poverty and "bad luck" instead of wealth; the things that turn happiness and health away from you —...

Listen to episode 201 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Creative Originals | Success & Living Up to Your Potential. Adapted from Stepping-Stones to Success by Horace D. Hitchcock. Podcast Excerpt: You have the power within you to do something well and to do it like no other person — you have the power of original creation. You are in a world of your own....

Podcast Excerpt: Make courtesy come first. The silent language of your face and manner speaks louder than all your mental brilliancy. Snobbishness, habitual criticism, and roughness poison the personal atmosphere, shut out opportunities, and kill success. Clean, dignified conduct is a stepping stone to success. Civility surely costs nothing, but brings rewards rich and lasting. A magnetic personality may be created and enlarged through...

Listen to episode 199 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Sun Tzu: The Art of War | Leadership and Management. Adapted from the classic work by Sun Tzu. Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. If you value our podcast, don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube. If you feel inspired to leave us...

  Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by the kind financial support of listeners like you. Become our monthly patron today for less the cost of a tall cappuccino. Visit LivingHour.org/patron. Thank you. Today’s podcast was edited and adapted from The Power of Purpose by William George Jordan, published 1909. THERE are only two classes of people who never make mistakes...

Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. Regular listeners of our podcast may be a little surprised by our choice of authors today, Arthur Schopenhauer, since the German philosopher is well known for his pessimism and rather depressing outlook on life. Indeed this past weekend on Our Sunday Talks, we read from the work of David Starr Jordan, who pointed out the weakness of...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. If you are among the hundreds of listeners who have purchased our Majesty self-development program, you might find today’s podcast of particular interest, because it helps explain the transformational power of gratitude and joy, mental states which play essential roles in our 7 key affirmations for self-growth. To learn more about the program, please visit: LivingHour.org/majesty....

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you by the generous financial support of listeners like you. Learn how you can become a monthly patron of our podcast at LivingHour.org/patron. Or, if you would like to make a one-time financial donation, visit LivingHour.org/donate. Thank you. Today’s podcast was edited and adapted from Secrets of Mental Supremacy by W. R. C. Latson,...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. Coming up this weekend on Our Sunday Talks we’ll be discussing Spirituality & The Creative Mind, as viewed in the writings of Ernest Holmes, a fascinating figure from the New Thought school which flourished during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. To learn how you can gain access to our Sunday series, dedicated to...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational podcast, brought to you in part by the kind support of listeners like you. I’d like to start today’s podcast be thanking our most recent patrons: Angelique Acosta, Annmarie Harris, and Michelle Poplin. Learn how you can become patron and help ensure the continued production of our podcast by visiting LivingHour.org/patron. Thank you. Today’s reading was edited and...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. If you are looking for unique inspirational gifts and fashion, don’t forget to check out our website BookofZen.com for t-shirts, sweatshirts, iPhone cases, coffee mugs, throw pillows, and more. Proceeds help support the production of our podcast. Visit BookofZen.com to learn more. Today’s reading was edited and adapted from the book Sowing & Reaping, by Booker...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. This past weekend on Our Sunday Talks, we featured a fascinating perspective on the science of evolution, reincarnation, and the soul. If you enjoy thought-provoking discussions on spiritual topics, then you’ll enjoy Our Sunday Talks. Learn how you can gain access by visiting LivingHour.org/Sunday. Now onto today’s reading, which was edited and adapted from Ourselves and...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you by the kind support of listeners like you. I’d like to start today’s podcast by thanking some of our recent patrons, including Deborah Knaan, Jonathan Rosham, Jennifer Kilgallon, Jaime Andrews, and Gary Collins. If would like to help us by becoming patron, please visit livinghour.org/patron. Thank you. Today’s reading was edited and adapted...

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. One of the great things about doing this podcast is discovering wonderful authors who are no longer taught anymore. One such author is the Native American physician and author Charles Eastman, who was among the original founders of the Boy Scouts of America. We featured Mr. Eastman this past Sunday in the Our Sunday Talks series,...