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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!

Grandma’s Pocketbook by Ariel Kane

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Grandma’s Pocketbook by Ariel Kane

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Grandma’s Pocketbook
by Ariel Kane

I grew up in Gresham, Oregon, which at the time was a rather sleepy farming community where the children picked berries as a summer job and went to Rexall Drug store for ice cream floats with the money they earned. Our house was a two story white structure on the edge of the woods with a separate garage and a little playhouse that was perfect for my sisters and me.

On the top floor of our house, off my sister Cathy’s bedroom, under the eaves was an attic space where my folks stored Christmas decorations, luggage and things that were out of season. One of the treasures that was kept in the attic was my Grandmother’s purse. Grandma, my mother’s mother, had died long before I was born. Ila May Powell was born in 1906 and lived much of her life near Portland, Oregon until her death in 1957. She had met my Grandpa, Larry Halif Cermack, and after they eloped she eventually went on to have 8 Kids – my mom being the oldest.

One day when I was young, I remember that my sisters and I were playing in the attic and we came across Grandma’s pocketbook. It was black with a single strap and had a simple gold clasp at the top. We carried it out to Cathy’s bedroom, climbed up on her bed, sat cross-legged facing each other and we carefully removed the contents one piece at a time. Inside was a comb, a crochet hook, a clean white hanky with tatted lace that she had made herself, a coin purse with a few coins, a pencil and a small, handwritten, shopping list: Butter, eggs, coffee, milk.

Gingerly we removed the list and marveled at the writing thereon. It was wonderful to see something Grandma had held in her hand that she had actually written. All these years later I remember that list. And I also remember something else: Grandma had things left to do on the day that she had died. I have always been touched by that fact in ways that are hard to describe. She had a full life. She did many things. And yet she apparently had things left to be done. The reality that she didn’t do these things didn’t make her life incomplete, nor did she fail in any way. Somehow the fact that she still had a grocery list on the day that she died has allowed me to be relaxed about the desire to get things finished or over with.

It is so easy during our lives to press to get everything done. Most people feel pressured to complete everything on their list by end of day. Many feel that they have failed if there are tasks yet to be accomplished, goals yet to be achieved. But for me, I have come to realize that no matter what my age, no matter what my health, no matter what the circumstances, I am likely to always have a list. It is a component to being alive. So at the end of each day, I can put away my list and let myself be. If I am taking a day off or going on vacation, I can let go of that list, for it will be there when I return. “Finishing” something, completing my list of “to dos,” crossing that finish line is not a final destination. Having a list of projects and “to dos” is simply a part of living life.

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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.

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!

Enlightenment, No Effort Required! by Ariel & Shya Kane

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4/27/16 – Enlightenment, No Effort Required!

Enlightenment isn’t a mystical state that requires years of effort to achieve. It is a practical lifestyle that you can have right now. Join Ariel & Shya Kane and experience living life without worry, stress or anxiety – no effort required! Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, April 27th 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.

Dropping The Jitters

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April 6, 2016: Dropping the Jitters

Do you ever experience “stage fright” when faced with speaking in public, asking someone out or just plain talking with folks? Join Ariel and Shya Kane and their friends who are professional actors and singers as they discuss a transformational approach to remaining centered when it is time to perform. Tune in and strengthen the skill set of living in the moment, so that those pre-performance jitters can dissolve easily, no matter where you are, in theater, film, a concert or life itself.

Listen Live this Wednesday, April 6th 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!

The Art of Surrendering to Life’s Circumstances by Ariel & Shya Kane

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3/30/16 – The Art of Surrendering to Life’s Circumstances

Join Ariel and Shya and experience how life suddenly becomes easy, fun and effortless once you say Yes to how your life is showing up.

Listen Live this Wednesday, March 30th 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!

This is IT! by Ariel & Shya Kane

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March 23, 2016: This is IT!

Tune into Being Here and experience the possibility that you are living your life perfectly, right now! Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795.

Listen Live this Wednesday, March 23rd 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!

Self-Expression Made Easy

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Self-Expression Made Easy

If we may be so bold: YOU are brilliant! Are you in touch with it? If not, no worries. It’s normal to lose the experience of your greatness from time-to-time. This month we have many offerings to support you in discovering or re-discovering your own personal genius. Our Article of the Month, “Simple Gifts,” is an excerpt from our book Practical Enlightenment (which, by the way, recently won the Mom’s Choice Book Award Gold Medal!). In it, Eric gives himself permission to express himself and discovers what a difference he makes. Article of the Month: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/article-of-the-month/ Practical Enlightenment: http://amzn.to/1OXJJkT In our Video of the Month, Shannon wants to be a leader and is pleased to discover she already is one – enjoy! Video of the Month: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/video-of-the-month/ We have seminars coming up on each side of the Atlantic Ocean that will empower you in experiencing ease in your self-expression. First, in New York City is Step Into Your Brilliance on March 11-13. Step Into Your Brilliance: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/step-into-your-brilliance/ Then, in Hamburg, Germany we offer The Freedom to Breathe on March 31, and Tell It Like It Is: The Power of Being Clear and Direct on April 1-3. You are invited to join us for any or all. Freedom to Breathe: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/the-freedom-to-breathe-hamburg/ Tell It Like It Is: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/tell-it-like-it-is/ Wishing you a wonderful March! Warmly, Ariel & Shya P.S. This month’s International Teleseminar is Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Participants gather in hubs cities across England, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong and more. Find one near you! http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/international-teleseminars/ P.P.S. Mark your calendars! Daylight Savings begins on Sunday, March 13th in the US – this means that on Wednesdays March 16 & 23, Being Here will air 1-hour earlier in Europe: 5pm Central European Time & 4pm in the UK. http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/being-here-radio-show/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ STAY CONNECTED ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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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.

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