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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Albert Flynn DeSilver. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Albert Flynn DeSilver, often where they are interviewed.

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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Albert Flynn DeSilver. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Albert Flynn DeSilver, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 69: Albert Flynn DeSilver

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On showing up for your writing with devotion. On reading as writing; writing as reading. On humility as wisdom.

Albert Flynn DeSilver is a poet, memoirist, speaker, master mindfulness meditation teacher and workshop leader teaching nationally at the Omega Institute, Spirit Rock, 1440 MUltiversity, Shambhala Mountain Center, the Esalen Institute, and at writing conferences nationally. Albert has read and shared the stage with International bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Maxine Hong Kingston, and many others. His recent book, “Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life,” based on his popular meditation and writing retreats by the same name—was released from Sounds True in September of 2017. He is also the author of several books of poems and the memoir “Beamish Boy,” (2012) which Kirkus Reviews called “a beautifully written memoir, poignant and inspirational.” He lives in Northern California.

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Oct 31 2020 · 54mins
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Episode 101: Any Artist is a Great Observer With Albert Flynn DeSilver

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Episode 101 Notes:

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101 Episode Notes:

Writing as a Path to Awakening
Tedx Talk
Writer and master mindfulness meditation teacher
Began in photography
Almost failed out of art school
Teacher Bill Berkson Professor and Poet
Jack Spicer quote “unbind the dreamers, poet by like god”
Post modern experimental poetry
Poetry Heretical and divine
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Silence spaciousness, focusing on the heart
Poetry in relationship to spiritual growth
Art making, Mindfulness, a kernel of possibility.
Creativity was always something out there and had to get over that and figure out that creativity isn’t something external
Creativity means presence
When we’re present we realize that creativity is happening
If we’re going to fast and not paying attention we miss it
Cultivated mindfulness is a practice of getting present and the more we can express freely and openly
The cool thing about mindfulness is that it opens us up to be an observer.
When we’re present we get deeper access to our senses. The best artists are the best observers
Meditation is so important to becoming a great observer
Take Creativity very seriously
Paying attention and looking closely
The command pay attention takes on a whole new meaning
Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine
Honor the cycles
The Importance of the free write or free dance or free painting, where we can get out of our own way.
Free writing to dive in together. Outpacing the critical mind that can happen.
Integrate the process and leverage the tools
Top three writing tips: Begin with silence, start their with emptiness and spaciousness and jump in. Make Commitments to yourself.
Creativity and writing is devotional. If you can get into that, devoted to creativity it devoted to self, is devoted to community is devoted to life. Practice as many days as you can. Consistency wins, every time! Even if it’s just 5 minutes.
Even when you free write from just 5 minutes you can end up with an entire page.
Set word count goals or time goals
Allow yourself to create crap or garbage
Allow yourself to make a mess.
It’s really fun to make a mess
Sharing the Virtual stage with Cheryl Strayed
Showing up in love and curiosity, cultivating curiosity
We live in an abundance Universe
When we come back to presence I can show up in my heart and when I can show up in my heart and in love with the world e my fears don’t feel so pertinent and pressing
The field of creativity is abundance

Sep 21 2020 · 54mins

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348: Albert Flynn DeSilver on Writing as a Path to Awakening

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Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. He is the author of several books of poems, a memoir titled “Beamish Boy (I am not my story): A Memory of Recovery and Awakening”, and the book discussed in this episode:  Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life

In this episode, Albert Flynn DeSilver and Eric talk about using writing, poetry, and contemplative practices as a way to guide us on the path to awakening to our true selves.

But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!

In This Interview, Albert Flynn DeSilver and I Discuss Writing as a Path to Awakening and…

  • Attention and action are needed to transcend our conditioning
  • Awakening means waking up to the reality of existence, that we are not our minds
  • Waking up to our true nature as opposed to conditioned nature
  • How writing is a creative act that can wake us up to full potentiality or higher truth
  • Writing and meditation as contemplative practices that support each other.
  • Poetry is a way to talk about that which can’t be spoken of
  • How reading poetry is a very different and visceral reading experience
  • Writing with a sense of curiosity and exploration
  • Freewriting exercises – setting up to write what’s there, internally and externally
  • Realizing we are in collaboration with all of the energy around us
  • Using prompts for writing for awakening practice
  • Gaining perspective and distance from the voices in our head
  • Setting yourself up for success with intentionality
  • The paradox of being “the greatest invention ever” and “completely insignificant”

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Aug 18 2020 · 44mins
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Author2Author with Albert Flynn DeSilver

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Bill welcomes poet, memoirist and speaker Albert Flynn DeSilver to the show. Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. His work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals worldwide including ZYZZYVA, New American Writing, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), and many others. He is the author of several books of poems and the memoir Beamish Boy. He also served as Marin County, California’s very first Poet Laureate and has shared the stage with U. S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, Bestselling authors’ Maxine Hong Kingston, Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Legendary Beat poet Michael McClure, and many others. Albert is the founder of Writing as a Path to Awakening, which is about an embodied inter-connected approach to creativity and writing. Don't miss it!
May 26 2020 · 32mins

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Outpace Your Critical Mind with Albert Flynn DeSilver

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The best writers say their work seems to come from a source beyond the thinking mind. But how do we access that source?

In this episode, Albert Flynn DeSilver explains how writing can be used as a path to awakening. For Albert, writing has always been a journey of awakening. He is somebody that went from being a suicidal alcoholic to be a published author and teacher.

May you be inspired and opened up in a whole new way!

Apr 15 2020 · 50mins
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Ep. 40 Albert Flynn DeSilver: A Poet’s Journey Through Life

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In today’s episode, I’m speaking with Albert Flynn DeSilver an amazing poet, memoirist, novelist, teacher, and speaker. He is an extraordinary soul who has been able to translate his own pain, grief, sorrow, confusion and hard times during his childhood to beautiful words and poetry. 

He is one of the most gentle souls I have come across during my podcasting journey. He is sensitive and wonderful to speak to. The way that he expresses his own story I felt this healing coming over me and I’m certain you will feel it too.

There is a softness about him even when he is describing moments of violence and pain.

He has found a way to his own healing even though it’s still happening, his progress and his path has been a transformational journey that I believe will change your life. We talk about his path to healing and forgiveness from childhood abuse and recovering from alcoholism.

His sense of story is so visual and physical, in everything he said I was able to see very clearly his story through his own eyes as if I was there. I hope you do too.

“Every experience is given to us and there is a Divine purpose behind it.” 

~Albert Flynn DeSilver

I hope that if you are someone who wishes to be a writer, poet or novelist and you don’t think you have what it takes, please remember this conversation. Both Albert and I started writing out of the blue, what is your inspiration? Watch out for it, it’s knocking on your door any time now.

I can’t wait to hear about your thoughts on your own writing journey and future poetry.

Be sure to comment below or connect with me on Instagram and let me know what you think of this conversation.

More About Albert Flynn DeSilver

Albert Flynn DeSilver is a writer, speaker, and master mindfulness meditation teacher. Albert teaches nationally at the Omega Institute, 1440 Multiversity, Shambhala Mountain Center, the Esalen Institute and at writing conferences nationally. Albert has read and shared the stage with International bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Maxine Hong Kingston, and many others. His recent book, “Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life,” based on his popular meditation and writing retreats by the same name—was released from Sounds True in September of 2017. He is also the author of several books of poems and the memoir “Beamish Boy,” (2012) which Kirkus Reviews called “a beautifully written memoir, poignant and inspirational.” He lives in Northern California.

You can connect with Albert via his website and Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Mar 17 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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Albert Flynn DeSilver ~ Writing as a Path to Awakening

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Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, memoirist, and novelist. His writing has appeared in over 100 literary journals worldwide. In addition to his book, WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING, Albert has published several books of poetry and the memoir Beamish Boy. Albert teaches at the Omega Institute, Esalen, Spirit Rock, and writing conferences nationally. www.albertflynndesilver.com

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Feb 11 2020 · 52mins
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Season 2 Episode 8: Albert Flynn DeSilver - Poet, Novelist and Meditation Teacher

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Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American poet, novelist and meditation teacher. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado and his Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. His writing has been published in hundreds of literary journals across the world.

DeSilver is also the founder of Writing as a Path to Awakening, which is an embodied approach to creativity and writing. DeSilver runs workshops and retreats that aim to rekindle one's writing process by bringing more joy and spontaneity in the practice of writing.

DeSilver has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and was trained as a meditation teach at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. DeSilver believes merging the art of writing with mindfulness meditation, which he discusses in his book "Writing as a Path to Awakening," based off his workshops of the same name.

Listen with us as we discuss how writing can assist in reaching an awakening and the benefits of meditation when it comes to nurturing a writing practice.

Dec 26 2019 · 31mins
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Albert Flynn DeSilver | Writing as a Path to Awakening

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Albert Flynn DeSilver is a poet, author, and workshop leader. He has taught thousands of people an embodied, inter-connected approach to creativity which uses meditation to connect them to their natural artistic flow.

How can we tap into our creative voice? In this podcast, we talk about Albert’s discovery of the art of poetry, how he helps people access their creativity through stream of consciousness expression and his book Writing as a Path to Awakening.

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Aug 19 2019 · 58mins
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Albert Flynn DeSilver: Writing Into Your Soul - 031

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How much do you write and what do you write about?

Have you ever thought about it as a way to access your inner truth?

Many people say that writing has saved their lives and yet often we might feel like we're not a born writer or we don't know where to start. My guest this week specialises in helping people use writing to access their innermost truths and fall in love with themselves in the process.

If you've been holding off on a writing passion or want to go deeper into exploring your own imagination, this wonderful episode with the poet Albert Flynn DeSilver is for you.

Aug 08 2018 · 58mins
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