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Calmer in Five

If you are heading home after a long day of work, school or errands how about a pick me up? Five Minute Mojo transforms your ride home into a time of reflection. Thom Walters guides you through thinking about positive ways to evaluate and change your life for the better. He will ask you questions you have never heard before. Dragging yourself home at the end of the day is now a thing of the past. It's time to change our life. It's time for Five Minute Mojo.

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476: Don't Worry, You're Safe - Living the Tao

Question of the Day Do you feel you are safe in the World? What percentage of your day is taken up by worrying about your safety, whether that is your physical health, your financial health or your actual fear of being harmed? Do you think you existed before becoming human? THANKS FOR LISTENING! Become a supporter of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo on Patreon and get exclusive bonuses just for ZEN commuter patrons. Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them.

8mins

18 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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556: Waking Up Without an Alarm Clock: The Process

If you wake up, blasted by an alarm clock, you are going to start off the day in a cra**y space, and it will follow you the whole day. To be calm, learn to wake up without an alarm clock. I talk about that very process today.

7mins

10 May 2018

Rank #2

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520: Seriously, What's the Hurry?

Hello my friends and welcome to Five Minute Mojo.  Yesterday I was returning home from my morning jog.  As I was shutting down the app that calculated my distance and calories I came around to the back of my house.  As I was taking off my gloves and locating my keys I could feel the warmth of the sun on my face.  It was radiant.  My mind didn’t register it.  I had to find my keys and get my day started.  In that moment I heard a voice in my head; it was clearly from higher self. “Why are you wasting this moment?” As off-putting as it may sound, I answered.  “I have things that need to be done.” The voice went on to ask why I jog in the morning.  It then hastened to recall a conversation I had with my Mom and Dad. “You told them you jog so that you can greet the day, to feel the sun.  Well, there it is. You feel it on your face.  Take in this moment.  You longed for sun for the past three days and now that it’s here you are too busy to feel it” I knew in a moment that voice was right.  I stopped looking for my keys and instead turned my face to the sun.  I closed my eyes for a moment and felt it’s warmth.  Upon opening my eyes I took in the entire vista; the clouds against the deep blue sky. Bare trees adding a different texture to the panorama.   The sun was shining on my car, right on my windshield.  As I turned to assess if the rays were  powerful enough to melt the frost off of it I was stopped in my tracks by the sight on the glass.  There was frost on the windshield, all over it.  But it wasn’t a simple frost.  The elements and glass conspired to create a masterpiece.  Thousands of ice crystals patterned my windshield.  They were absolutely beautiful, so ornate; truly a work of art.  Their beauty was intensified by the rays of the sun, each one a prism, bending the sunshine.  The window was clean so I could also see the branches of bare trees reflected on this masterpiece.  The silhouettes of the bare trees coupled with those of pines overhead had me catching by breath. Any other day, in an equal rush I would have raced out to the car to get the scraper to de-ice it and head off somewhere in the future. In this moment, thanks to the link I have to my higher self, I was able to stop and see something truly magnificent, something I would have glossed over in any one of the hurried moments I sometimes find myself in.   It made me think of all the things that we miss by trying to do too much, trying to do to much in the future.  I talk about the beauty of being in the present moment on several occasions, however in this moment the teacher became the student.  I was humbled and happy. Question of the Day: What was the last thing you saw that was seemingly commonplace but became beautiful by being completely in the moment? When were you fully in the moment and what did you see? Don’t skim over this opportunity to learn about yourself, answer the question with thought. If you found today’s episode helpful then share it with your friends.  Help them become better for themselves as well.  This is Thom Walters signing off for Five Minute Mojo.  Go make the rest of the day amazing, sleep tight and sweet dreams.

4mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #3

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823: The Balance Between Busy and Blissful by Tiny Buddha

Balance is a challenge for many people. It certainly was for Heather Picard, a writer for Tiny Buddha. Come hear how she found it. Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

7mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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674: Gratitude Week: The Uniqueness that is You: It's Time to Stop Comparing

It may seem cliche to have the week of Thanksgiving (for American listeners) be about gratitude, but I assure you that I will approach it in a very unique way. There is no better way to start than by saying thank you for being a listener. It is my sincerest goal to make your life better by helping you understand the transformative power of calm. Here’s to many more days of a calmer life…together. Become a Patreon Supporter of ZEN Commuter and Calmer in 5 Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

9mins

20 Nov 2018

Rank #5

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512: A Buddhist View of Self-Care

Hey my friends, thank you for coming back to five minute mojo, your evening inspiration podcast.  If you are a new listener, welcome.  You have found a brief, but powerful way to end your day. A relaxing way.  Let’s get right into our quote by the Buddha. “When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.” The Buddha I am no buddha scholar but I would say that in these sage words he’s saying that each of us needs to do our best to see to our individual needs so we can best take care of others.  Let’s break it down.  In the first line, When watching after yourself, you are watching after others”, buddha is pointing to the interconnectedness between you and those around you.  If any link in the chain is weak, the entire piece is frail, and that means you as well.   One of the biggest challenges I had as a personal trainer was helping people see how neglecting their needs was ultimately neglecting the needs of their family and friends.  Whether it was altruism or low self-esteem, most people tok care of the needs of everyone else before they took care of themselves. There are people who depend on you, who look to you for support.  And it’s not just in a selfish way; it’s in a community way.  You wouldn’t think your young daughter was being selfish if she asked you to read her a story or ask what’s for dinner. You are important to her.  She depends on you, and when you are taking care of yourself; eating right,exercising, meditating (hint, hint) you are making sure you are there to take care of her. As a wise man would say, “When watching after yourself, you are watching after others. On to  line two… "When watching after others you are watching after you." Clearly this means that when you escape the trap of ego and help others, you are helping yourself by connecting to a greater energy.  that is the best way to get out of an angsty funk.  When you are stressed, seemingly surrounded by issues, the person you are thinking most about, if not solely, is yourself.  The best way to break the hold of a self-pity party, is to do whatever you can to help your fellow man or woman. Volunteer, smile to strangers; do anything to lighten the load of those around you, strangers or friends. It will help you break free of your worries and connect you the energy of the world. We are undoubtedly all connected, sharing the same energy, but when we think just of ourselves we dampen that connection.  The only way it can be restored or bolstered back to it original magnificence is by ditching ego and helping those around you.  It’s a win-win.  You help others and you help yourself.  Someone wise might say… When watching after others you are watching after yourself. Ah, Buddha. How about I lay the questions of the day on you for your ride home. Questions of the Day What was the last thing that you did to take care of yourself?  Eat vegetables, workout, get a massage? What was it? What was the last thing that you did for someone else that had no benefit for you?  How did it make you feel?

4mins

17 Feb 2018

Rank #6

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739: 6 Words that Bring a sense of Calm

Today I talk about words from Ram Das and hopefully people around you; words that add to your level of peace.

10mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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765: How to Set Yourself up for a Great Day

What percentage of your life do you think is conscious? If you are waiting for me to give you a percentage, I can’t. I just wanted to bring up that question to have you think about the things you do that are unserving, the things you do automatically. Best of all, find a solution that has you stopping those unserving patterns. Become a Patreon Supporter of ZEN Commuter and Calmer in 5 Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

7mins

1 May 2019

Rank #8

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1007: When Is a Weed Not a Weed

The title of this episode isn't so much a riddle as it is a discussion about societal perception.  Today I talk how we understand our world, and different ways to go about creating your own. Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

5mins

8 May 2020

Rank #9

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733: Don't Wait Around For Things to Change

Humanness can bring about some hard times.  But regardless of how sucky things seem, you can rest assured you are on the right path.  Today I talk about how to get on that path quicker Become a Patreon Supporter of ZEN Commuter and Calmer in 5 Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

9mins

9 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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601: I Don't Have to Know Anything; 3 Powerful Words that Create Calm

 I'm not going to tell you what those three words right now.  I want you to know how saying them will make you calmer.  You'll be fighting your ego all the way, but when you are victorious, you will be one calm victor.

8mins

20 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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838: Everything is Going to Be All Right

It’s no wonder I speak about calm, my Mom instilled in me the tranquility and purpose that comes from understanding peace. Earlier in my life it wasn’t the case. I was filled with drama, confusion and angst. But Mom was a rock, a lighthouse in a storm, guiding me to what was true. All it took were a few simple words. Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

7mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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639: How Your Things Make You Fearful

What would life be like if no one owned anything? It’s an interesting question. Many people lose sleep thinking about the loss of there stuff. Heck, it’s not even just lost sleep; it’s lost life. Today I talk about how your things may be making you fearful.  Become a Patreon Supporter of ZEN Commuter and Calmer in 5 Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

5mins

21 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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799: How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You - Part 2

I'm thinking you don't want to live your whole life for other people, right?  That's what happens when you become overly concerned about what other people think.  Let's talk about it Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line.  Become a Patreon Supporter of ZEN Commuter and Calmer in 5 Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

12mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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972: What is the Difference Between Crazy and Wise

Many times in my meditations I am faced with thoughts that go beyond my comprehension. The thoughts often times go beyond the realm of rational thinking. But does that mean they are invalid? Not at all. Let’s talk it.  Become a Patreon Supporter of ZEN Commuter and Calmer in 5 Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line.  Become a Patreon Supporter of ZEN Commuter and Calmer in 5 Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

8mins

8 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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971: Feel the Anger

There is a common belief that emotions can come out of the blue and overtake us. However, it is possible to feel emotions and not get swept up in them. How does this happen? Meditation may help. Let’s talk about it.  Become a Patreon Supporter of ZEN Commuter and Calmer in 5 Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line.  Become a Patreon Supporter of ZEN Commuter and Calmer in 5 Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

6mins

8 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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752: Tiny Buddha Helps Us Deal With Anxiety

Today I give you the opportunity to hear from another source that chooses calm.  Joanna Ciolek is a writer for Tiny Buddha, and today she shares her secrets for dealing with anxiety.

15mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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613: Mindfulness is for the Birds

Being out in nature is scientifically proven to calm us down.  Today, I break it down as to why and how.  Come listen

7mins

8 Aug 2018

Rank #18

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712: Getting Out of a Funk

Today I go back into the 5MM vault to bring you an episode that has evergreen info for getting back on track when you feel a little icky (oh yeah, I said it…icky…lol). Enjoy Become a Patreon Supporter of ZEN Commuter and Calmer in 5 Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

6mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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807: How Much Do You Love Who You Are?

I would imagine that more people than not, struggle with loving who they are.  I think it's time to change that; don't you think? Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line.  Become a Patreon Supporter of ZEN Commuter and Calmer in 5 Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and 5 Minute mojo and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience.  The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes.  Of course that means more peace in the world.  So please let me know what you think.  I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners.  Don't be shy.  Drop me a line. 

6mins

10 Jul 2019

Rank #20