A few weeks ago, in one of far too many private FB groups I now find myself interacting everyday, I noticed an annoyance.

Some random self aggrandizing, self promoting someone or other promoting themselves, in some overly obnoxious and wholly unwelcome way.

I even thought about making a snide or snarky comment.

Thankfully I said nothing.  (a lesson I’m learning, slowly but surely, maybe a good default position to take)

I have come to discover, quite serendipitously, the author of that overly self aggrandizing self promoting advert dab smack in the middle of our overtly non self promotional private FB group, is author/speaker and teacher, Robert Rabbin – a man, ,it turns out – has an avalanche of authentic wisdom and insight to share. (whether or not he posted the offending link – or someone working on promoting his sites/services/products and programs on social media – I don’t know)

I have listened to quite a few of his talks over the last few days – and I’ve found all of them, warm, wise and deeply meaningful.  (starting with his appearance on the “Finding Mastery” podcast with sports psychologist Michael Gervais, where he talks about his cancer diagnosis, spending a decade working on an Ashram, and how genuine mindfulness lands in a real life, as well)

If you are looking for a great talk on mindfulness, mastery and meaning, and only have an hour to spare, I can’t think of a better deep dive to take than that specific interview, on that specific podcast.

But, in geeking out a bit on some of his other interviews, I found this little gem as well.  

I do love being able to get up, roll off my futon and spend my days with bed head, listening to podcasts and occasionally having a productive thought or two.  So if you’re on the same journey, you’ll probably enjoy him too.