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Lifelong philanthropist and philosopher, Jared Angaza holds a space for evocative discussions on philosophy, science, consciousness, politics, and culture. How do we utilize the wisdom of indigenous cultures, sages, and revolutionaries to forge a path towards peace and unity? The intention of the show is to inspire the audience to live deliberately and to come into alignment with nature, humanity, and Spirit.
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Aug 30, 2017

Akshay Nanavanti is an explorer of what it is to be human, to be fully alive. This discussion challenged me to reanalyze how I perceive the concepts of fear and love. Akshay doesn’t see them as opposing forces at all. He actually views them as being complimentary. He notes that when fear is felt, oxytocin is created in the blood, which is the “love hormone”. And that oxytocin allows you to rise above the fear, to be love. Whoa! Akshay believes that fear and love must come together for us to come fully alive. “When you push those lines of the human potential within yourself, you start to see that connection within us. When you explore your own potential, you see yourself in others, and others in you.”

Jun 16, 2017

On today’s show, I’m switching things up a bit. It’s Father’s Day, and I wanted to pay homage to my father, Dan Miller. I recognize how blessed we are to have such a close relationship. I know how rare and beautiful that is.

My father has greatly influenced my life in so many ways. And he continues to every day. As I write this, I’m heading out the door to go to the U2 concert with him. I know it’ll be an epic experience for us both.

The tagline for Inipi Radio is "Let your life speak", which comes from the Quaker philosophy. And it was my father that taught that to me, and lived by example. It’s a great honor to share some stories from our journey, and to reflect back on the powerful influence he’s had on my life. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • My father, Dan Miller, New York Times best-selling author, grew up in an Old Order Mennonite family and culture.
  • Rather than completing his thesis for the Ph.D. program at Oxford, he chose to write a book that has now sold over 1.2 Million copies and has been translated into almost ten different languages.
  • Even though my brother and father and I all raced at the expert level in BMX (for my whole childhood), we were not raised in a competitive environment. We were taught to appreciate the journey and have fun and not to think about winning or losing.
  • The fact that we have to work is often portrayed as a curse of man, but my father has taught us that work is an opportunity to bring joy and purpose into your life.
  • My parents always fostered a perspective founded in a deep reverence for the interconnectedness of humanity. Everyone was valued equally, regardless of race, creed, economics, etc.
  • My father came from a very conservative, pragmatic culture. Yet when I had an imaginary friend (for much of my childhood) that was very, very real to me, he made space for that. My parents even set a table setting for her at the dinner table.
  • Dad has a rough entrepreneurial journey, but it gave him the understanding and foundation to teach others how to navigate that space now.
  • In the 80s, he had a fitness center that went south. He lost everything in the auction where it was sold. He was advised to go bankrupt, but he couldn’t stomach hurting all those small businesses that he owed. He always takes the high road. His word is his bond.
  • My father was never a dictator. He never raised his voice. He always chooses to lead by example. To set the tone. And to lead more by inspiration than anything else.
  • He has always taught us (kids) to dream big. To live like Peter Pan.
  • He teaches that we either believe we can or believe we can’t, and either way, we’re going to be right.
  • “There are two lasting gifts you can give your children. One is roots. The other is wings.”
  • Life is always presenting us with opportunities to learn. Always be teachable.
  • My father and I co-wrote a book together, called Wisdom Meets Passion. It was a beautiful experience that I’m forever grateful for.
  • I’m also grateful that my father for inspiring me to create this podcast.
  • One thing my father and I have always been equally passionate about is…that U2 is the greatest band in the world. And Bono has always been our mutual hero. Still is. (We’re going to see U2 in concert tonight!) 

 

BEST MOMENTS

Let your life speak. If you want to be kind, let your life speak kindness. If you want to be peace, let your life speak peace.

 

RESOURCES

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Wisdom Meets Passion

May 5, 2017

In the interview, Khe said, “meditation is the knowledge that at any point in time, I can give myself a warm hug”. I had a similar experience in this interview with Khe, as if we’re old friends. (Perhaps we are.) That flow is evident as we dive into discussions about meditation, stillness, social media, space/time and compassion.

Our talk went deep quite quickly as we toiled with some great quandaries and stories of personal introspection.

Khe and I are both ardent students of the Tao Te Ching. I can see its influence weaved throughout his life. Like many, we’ve both struggled with stillness and quieting the mind. But we’ve found that contrast to play a profound role in our red road journeys.

Apr 20, 2017

Kelly Higdon is a psychotherapist, business coach, and active roller derby competitor. She helps therapists grow their businesses and experience authentic joy in their vocation through her company Zynnyme, her personal coaching and workshops at super cool events like Joe Sanok’s Slow Down School. 

Kelly is bubbling with life and such a joy to talk to. We are certainly aligned philosophically. In this very candid interview, we discuss everything from culture, to conscious parenting, minimalism and fostering creativity. And also how she experiences Zen in the unlikely arena of the roller derby.

Mar 23, 2017

Joe and I are very much aligned in our perspective and philosophies. In this episode, we discuss the importance of slowing down, being present, creating healthy habits and practicing a lifestyle that affords us a life of authentic joy and healthy relationships.

Joe has crafted his lifestyle very deliberately. He practices a four-day work week and spends lots of time with family. I love his approach to life. He incorporates science, faith, spirituality, systems, and relationships into every aspect of his life. He now experiences what he calls, “the hum of life”. I love that.

 

This is a very personal interview and one I know you’ll enjoy.

Mar 8, 2017

I recently met Laura through a mutual friend (Joshua Spodek) and we immediately hit it off. Suffice it to say, we’re speaking the same language. Laura is a passionate philosopher and a very successful entrepreneur and now she’s sharing her wisdom on her popular podcast, The Art of Authenticity. I know Inipi Radio fans will love it. I’m certainly a fan.

In this interview, we dive into some of the deeper elements of Laura’s personal journey towards finding her truth and connecting with her authentic self. There are so many misperceptions about authenticity, purpose and happiness. Laura does an amazing job of distilling it all down to a simple language we can all understand and connect with.

I hope you’ll join us for an excellent, and personal conversation about finding your truth and living a more authentic, fulfilling life.

Feb 28, 2017

In this episode, Joshua and I dive deep on living deliberately and the extraordinary experiences that can come from self-discipline, practice and just having enough passion to take the first step. We have to be willing to embrace the mystery and unknown.

Josh talks about his relationship with food and how he’s adopted a plant-based diet with no processed foods or added sugars. And guess what? He enjoys the food more than ever before, and feels great at the same time. He’s also very deliberate about buying locally and limiting packaging, or at least recycling it.

Joshua’s book, Leadership Step by Step, talks about how we actually learn to become leaders. He believes anyone can be a great leader if they have the desire. But to do so, we must engage in some unorthodox learning methods. It’s about how we learn, not just what we’re learning. He talks about the importance of teaching social and emotional learning, rather than just focusing on basic intellectual growth or compliance.

This was an extremely interesting and exciting interview! I hope you’ll join us for the adventure.

Feb 16, 2017

It’s time to reanalyze who we are as a nation, and perhaps it’s time to discuss the concept of patriotism, in what it has been and what it could be now. We’re amidst a time of great upheaval and division in our country. People are familiar with the idea of patriotism, but there are certainly different opinions.

We have an opportunity, if not a serious need, to develop a very intentional brand of patriotism. In the end, it matters not if you want to call yourself a patriot. Really what we’re discussing here is what it means to be a caring citizen. But as a brand developer, I know it’s easier to create a movement when you use a known term like patriotism. Again, I think we have a profound opportunity in front of us, and we should seize it.

It’s time to resist, to reimagine and to be vessels of light and love. And perhaps that’s what a true patriot should do. I hope you’ll join me on this important journey.

Jan 26, 2017

I recorded this episode directly after the 2017 inauguration of our 45th president. I was surprised at how hard the reality of this new regime actually hit me on inauguration day. Seeing it all happen on TV was sort of surreal, as if I were watching some sort of Orwellian inspired new film. I thought of my daughters, or my mix-raced wife, of my 20 years of activism petitioning for the vitality of people and land.

While I the reality of the new regime certainly weighs heavy on my heart, I am encouraged. Our family attended the Women’s March on the 21st here in Nashville, and we got a taste of what I believe could quite possibly the greatest awakening of our time. “Our time is now. We are ready for the next step.”

Jan 24, 2017

This is part two of a series on giving back, philanthropy, self actualization, activism and how they all come together. In this episode, I talk about the importance of embracing a lifestyle that reflects a reverence to our innate interconnectedness. If we truly want peace, we have to transform our perspectives and lifestyles. We must remember that the true power is in our hands. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

It’s time to paint a vivid, more realistic picture of what peace could actually look like. If we don’t have a clear vision, we can’t expect people to strive for it. In this episode, I offer some clear concepts on our path to peace.

Jan 10, 2017

I’ve been an activist and philanthropist my whole life. The most common discussion I’ve had over the years revolves around the questions of how to give back, or help effectively. Closely behind the frequency of that question is the question of whether or not one should engage in ANY philanthropic activities if they desire to self actualize. What about all the negative energy?

I hope you’ll join me as I toil with the topics of politics, philanthropy, self actualization, consciousness and various other elements of this complicated and profoundly important dance of compassionate acts. I see it as a medium for communing with Spirit, of deepening the human experience. But balance is required, and that, is the delicate dance.

This podcast is the most personal one I’ve created, and I think it may be the most important, thus far. It’s going to be a series, and I hope you’ll join me for the journey.

Jan 3, 2017

Jared interviews friend and ancestral wisdom guru, Isidro Ovejas of Mexico City. Together they discuss some of the visions of the Hopi and Sioux that are becoming more and more relevant today.

Sitting Bull talked of a time when hundreds of tribes, and even non-Indians, would set aside their differences and come together to help humanity come back into alignment with our planet, and each other. He talks about 2 million people joining into a Sundance, and having to fight the black snake. 

We discuss the parallels of what’s happening at Standing Rock and what it all means for society as a whole.

Dec 9, 2016

I was raised in the era of Rage Against the Machine activism. I felt a deep anger for the injustices of the world. I wanted to change it. I wanted to fight for the oppressed. And that led me to having to deal with a lot of rage in my life.

Over the years, I’ve had to explore that rage. Where does it come from? Should I try and squelch it? Should I embrace those feelings? What happens if I do?

If we allow ourselves to feel these emotions and lean into them, how can we ever expect to be happy? How can we be an inspiration for peace if we’re so sad and angry? Can these emotions ever play a positive role in our lives? How do I engage in empathy without dragging myself down and being a source of negative energy?

In this episode, I talk about the resolve of MLK, the beauty of the film Crash and my love of Rage Against the Machine. Let’s dive in!

Dec 2, 2016

This is a heavy subject, and it brings me back to my first involvement with the American Indian Movement over 20 years ago. Unfortunately, the oppression and abuse of these sacred people has only worsened since that time.

Any time the Indians have stood their grounds as protectors of our planet, they have been railroaded by our government.

From the first days when they invited the Europeans in as friends, they have been exploited and abused to the point of almost complete extinction. But their message lives on. And there are still thousands of natives across our nation that carry on the American Indian ways.

If we truly care about the vitality of our planet and it’s inhabitants, we will head their warnings, integrate their wisdom, and find harmony with their people.

This is not a story about Indians protecting their land.
This is a story about how we treat people.
A story about American values and priorities.

I’m going to stay from the usual Show Notes method here and provide you with some actual resources about what’s going on at Standing Rock in regards to #NoDAPL. I hope these provide some useful insight. (Visit http://www.jaredangaza.com/e003-standing-rock-a-nations-perspective/ for Show Notes with resources and links.)

Nov 23, 2016

Everyone that cares about the wellbeing of humanity is faced with contemplating how they might leverage their time and resources to give back, to help others in some way. Why? Because you care and you feel some sense of responsibility to contribute to a more peaceful and harmonious world.

But how? How does one serve effectively? There is enough information available to us through the Internet that most people are well aware of concepts such as “dead aid” and how our efforts to help often result in contributing to the very problem we’ve set out to solve, or in creating a new one. We know that not all methods of altruism are actually helpful.

So how do we help? How do we serve effectively? How do we reimagine philanthropy, aid and missions? How do we ensure that we’re not contributing to the problem or creating new problems? How do we avoid fostering dependency and entitlement?

Join Jared Angaza as he discusses the concept of "conscious philanthropy" and how we can reimagine the possibilities and transform perspectives. 

Nov 16, 2016

Inipi Radio is a twice-weekly podcast that holds space for discussions about lifestyles, science, consciousness, indigenous wisdom, philanthropy, creativity, and culture. The show is founded upon the belief that our most effective contribution to a more peaceful and loving world is for each of us to align with love.

In this episode, host Jared Angaza provides a brief overview of the ethos behind the show and what you can expect from the experience. This is the beginning of a beautiful journey. We hope you'll join us! 

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