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Enthusiasm: What Happened to Yours? By Ariel & Shya Kane

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Enthusiasm: What Happened to Yours? By Ariel & Shya Kane

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.” – Gordon Parks

Remember when you were a kid and you could get wildly enthusiastic over small things, like rocks in the yard, snowflakes or even an earthworm? Have you lost your “spark”? Tune in to Being Here with Ariel and Shya Kane and recharge your enthusiasm for life once again. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, October 19th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel
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Mind the Gap by Ariel & Shya Kane

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June 22, 2016: Mind the Gap

When boarding a train riders are sometimes cautioned to “mind the gap” so that they won’t inadvertently step into that dangerous space between the platform and the car. Join Ariel & Shya Kane and step directly into your own life rather than getting lost in that gap that forms when you focus on how to do your life “right” or when you worry about how to be a better you. All aboard! Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, June 22nd at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

In an “Augenblick” – Happy Anniversary to US!

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May 11, 2016: In an “Augenblick” – Happy Anniversary to US!

Augenblick: German for “the moment” or “the blink of an eye.”

Join Ariel & Shya Kane in celebrating the 9th anniversary of Being Here. Their first show aired on May 16, 2007 – a lifetime ago and yet, it seems like just yesterday. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, May 11th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

Just Conversatin’ Here by Ariel & Shya Kane

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May 4, 2016: Just Conversatin’ Here

Join Ariel and Shya Kane in this light and fun episode of Being Here as they simply “conversate” and relate in a way that will allow you to discover your own brilliance – right here, right now. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, May 4th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

Being Moved by Life by Ariel & Shya Kane

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April 13, 2016 – Being Moved by Life

When you are lost in getting somewhere things become dull and frustrating and compassion for yourself and others goes out the window. Join Ariel and Shya Kane and discover that all it takes is Being Here to have your life become a moving experience once again. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, April 13th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

Slowing Down, An excerpt from Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment

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Slowing Down, An excerpt from Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment

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Slowing Down
An excerpt from Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment
by Ariel & Shya Kane

It was a cold sunny day in New Jersey and the first thin layers of ice were forming on our pond. We were scheduled to go to Pilates that day, our private exercise class with a trainer, but we liked doing some cardio workout first. Usually, weather permitting, we would take a walk through town before our class.

Even with the sun out the cold was not appealing, so we opted for a more rigorous half-hour of exercise on our treadmill and elliptical machines. Here is what happened:

First, I noticed that I was watching the clock: Uhh-Oh, trying to get it over with… You know… What you resist persists and takes lonnngger. I mentioned to Shya that I was clock watching and we began to chat which took our thoughts away from the time. As we moved along, joked and sweated, I came to realize that something had been bothering me since the day before. I had made a couple of mistakes in the last few days. Not big ones, just a red flag that something in me was not quite as crisp as I would have liked. I was not operating from the bull’s eye of my own personal center.

I mentioned it to Shya. I told him the little details that were plaguing my thoughts. Here is what he had to say: “Ariel, slow down. Just a little bit. You are trying to do too much, too fast.”

And that was that. We finished our workout at home and then went to work out with our trainer. Class was fun. I didn’t try to get it over with. I exercised to the best of my ability and we joked with the trainer (and continued to sweat).

On the way home I felt my body rest back against the seat. I took time to look out the windows. I watched the trucks and cars in the lanes next to us. And then, as we took our exit off Route 78, I gazed out my window and saw a majestic creature walking down the edge of the nearby service road. It was a male ring-necked pheasant, a stately bird, roughly the size of a rooster.

“Oh, Shya, a beautiful pheasant! Don’t go home – turn right. You have to see it!”

Shya made a right, gliding our car to a stop near the most beautiful pheasant I had ever seen. He sported long tail feathers. His head, neck and chest were iridescent turquoise, green and cobalt blue with a patch of bright scarlet splashed around his eyes. I rolled down my window and we sat and looked at him and he looked at us. Then he took his time strolling away into a nearby field.

Shya and I simultaneously reached out and took one another’s hand. Sometimes simple things, little moments are so profound. It was as if this bird had given us a gift by allowing us to fill our hearts with his image and essence. He wasn’t hurrying off to get something done. He seemed to be saying, “Don’t worry. No need to hurry. Everything you need to do today can be accomplished and you can do so with elegance and grace.”

Taking your time and being where you are is certainly a blessing. Not only do you get to witness and enjoy life in all its glory, oddly enough, you get more done.

I was reminded once again of something important that day: Sometimes you need to speed up to fully engage and at other times, you need to slow down.

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Since 1987, internationally acclaimed authors, seminar leaders, radio show hosts and business consultants Ariel and Shya Kane have acted as guides, leading people through the swamp of the mind into the clarity and brilliance of the moment. Find out more about the Kanes, their seminars in NYC, in the UK, Germany and Costa Rica, the Say YES to Your Life! Meetups their work has inspired, their Being Here radio show or join their email newsletter. Also get information about their four award-winning books. Their newest book, Practical Enlightenment, is now available on Amazon.com.

Accessing The Moment by Ariel and Shya Kane

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3/9/16 – Accessing The Moment

How do you access the moment? Listen in to Being Here with Ariel and Shya Kane and discover how simple it can be.

Listen Live this Wednesday, March 9th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

Oh, I Know That Already

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10/21/15 – Oh, I Know That Already

Once we think we know what another person is going to say, we stop listening and fill in what we have concocted. What if you suspend your preconceived ideas and just listened? Join Ariel and Shya in Being Here and open your ears to a whole new possibility of experience: True Listening. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, October 21st at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Network.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

The Majesty of the Moment, an excerpt from Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment

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The Majesty of the Moment, an excerpt from Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment

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The Majesty of the Moment
an excerpt from Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment
by Ariel & Shya Kane

In early September 2004, our first day offshore in Venezuela, Shya caught and released his very first white marlin using a fly rod. Photo ops abounded at this exciting acrobatic, dancing, leaping event.

Earlier that day, the ocean was calm, calm, calm. Very unusual for that particular place, so we were told. But as we came into port at the end of our offshore adventure, we found out that the marina would be closed the following day. They were anticipating hurricane Ivan (the terrible), which was predicted to come closer to Venezuela than any hurricane ever had.

Due to where the country is located, big cyclones usually scoot by and leave the coastline unmolested. Although the storm was happening to the east and north of us, there was the expectation of big swells rolling in from the sea. On a walk around the marina, we found that the general consensus among the staff and crews of the docked boats was that closing the marina was a colossal over-reaction. Chances were, they said, that this would be another beautiful day.

After a meal of fresh fish and a glass of wine we retired, not knowing what to expect in the morning. We awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of rain pounding on the roof, the deluge of a tropical storm.

By morning the rain had stopped, but when we stepped out of our door and strolled to the boats, we could feel the adrenaline. People there were still rocking and reeling from the trauma of December 1999, when after 16 days of nonstop rain, the mountains along 65 miles of coast let loose. Tons of mud, rocks and debris had fallen into the sea just after midnight when most people were in bed. There were workers at the marina who had their entire village destroyed. One young man reportedly helped pull 50 people from the mud and destruction, saving their lives. His home was only one of four buildings left standing in his village after the slide. So with the prediction of extreme weather, the villagers who had survived that tragedy were on edge.

As we walked out along the dock we could feel the tension. Thirty million dollars worth of boats were lined up at the marina, cheek-by-jowl, and crews were rushing to add extra lines and bumpers… all hands on deck kind of thing.

Soon the tide began to surge and the boats went “clackety-clack” all in a line from left to right as the water rushed into the marina. In the distance, we could see the surge begin to jump over the sea wall. Shya and I fortified ourselves with double espressos (we still have our priorities straight, hurricane or not) and then I retrieved my camera and began snapping shots of the preparations. When some of the local men saw me, camera in hand, they suggested we climb to the roof of a nearby half-completed building (construction stopped after the mudslide of ’99 and had not yet resumed) if we wanted an unobstructed, bird’s eye view. We followed them through the dark and dusty underground garage, past the detritus of big boats, banged up props and the like, and began the assent to the roof. It was kind of eerie up there with half-finished railings and an open elevator shaft.

As we climbed the stairs, we stepped over the imprint of an iguana. It had died right there and was absorbed as it decayed, until only a ghostly shadow was left. When we reached the top, we went to the penthouse windows, a breathless eleven floors up. We could still feel the controlled chaos as we watched those below us.

A 63-foot Garlington, a big blue-hulled beauty, motored further into the marina and farther from the mouth of the harbor. The surge had been so unexpectedly large and fierce, the stress had destroyed the cement cleats on the dock to which it had been tied. Now they needed to find a new place to safely moor their boat. We paid special attention to that boat’s security, not only for them but also for us. This was the boat we had rented and all of our equipment was still onboard.

I began to take pictures as the sea first crested the seawall and then later as it went crashing in great massive waves. The seawall stood twenty feet but the swells were twenty-seven. Mountains of spray jetted skyward. The sailboats bobbed like toys. We could see brave souls clinging to masts with arms and legs, attempting to ride the storm. Soon the wind came up, sending sails lashing and flags whipping. And then, then the waves peaked and the worst had passed. Surprisingly, there was no rain. All was soon quiet.

The next morning, we found out that three people at the outer marina died that day. Hungry waves had devoured the docks and boats and men. Five surfers who foolishly had attempted to ride the walls of water also had perished, but our boat had weathered the storm without so much as a scratch. Later, as we rode past the destruction and out to sea, I found myself thinking about those lost souls.

I doubt that they woke up in the morning and knew it would be their last day on earth. They probably had plans for the next day and for the weekend ahead and for their lives. I found myself saying silent prayers for the victims and the grieving families of the men. It was one of those instances where I had a direct experience of the impermanence of things. One where I was grateful for the quirk of fate that left the two of us safe to live another day. There was still time for our lives to continue to unfold.

Shya and I had been brushed by the wingtips of nature’s fury, a single feather touch that left us trembling. It was a reminder of the preciousness and fragility of life and also of the majesty of the moment.

Nurturing Friendships

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10/14/15 – Nurturing Friendships

“You can’t do it alone.” – Ariel & Shya Kane

Although the United States was founded on the principles of independence and pride in being autonomous, we have discovered that life is so much more rich, satisfying, easy and fun when you share it with people. Challenges get easier and good times are more satisfying. Join the Kanes as they share how to nurture your relationships and even make new ones. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, October 14th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Network.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

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