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Podcast title Dear Luke
Website URL http://www.dearluke.com/update...
Description Life has a way of sneaking up on you sometimes and kicking you in the pants to help bring about much-needed change. That's what happened to me. As part of that personal change, I felt inspired to write a series of letters to my son to share with him what I most want him to know about life. Dear Luke is that collection of letters I wrote to him with my thoughts about life, suggestions to help him find more peace and joy on his own personal journey in life, and ideas to help him discover and reach his full potential. You are invited to listen as I read these letters to him in this very personal podcast. Warmest Regards, James Durham
Updated Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:28:44 +0000
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1. Dear Luke 16 - The Spiral of Awareness
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Description: In this sixteenth letter of Dear Luke, I am thrilled to finally share how all of the The Ten Suggestions (or The 10 Core Suggestions for a Personal Value System) fit together with what I have been calling The Spiral of Awareness, which is a central idea in Dear Luke that shows the progression of how awareness begins with the Authentic Self and expands via The Ten Suggestions. This letter includes a diagram of The Spiral of Awareness, which I invite you to look at as you listen. Please click here if you would like to view the diagram. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

2. Dear Luke 15 - Suggestion #10: Activate Humanity
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Description: In this fifteenth letter of Dear Luke, I share Suggestion #10 of what I lovingly call, The Ten Suggestions, or The 10 Core Suggestions for a Personal Value System. I am so excited and happy to make it to the tenth suggestion, Activate Humanity, as I wrap up the spiral of awareness. In this letter I share a little about one of my personal heroes, an unsung hero, and how she has taught me about what activating humanity means. This idea sounds big, but is really much more down to earth and can be practiced by anyone. This suggestion is about seeking for the highest aspiration of a combined human family, reaching higher, stretching further, activating each individual you can, to elevate the whole human family, one person at a time. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

3. Dear Luke 14 - Suggestion #9: Protect Life and Tend Your Environment
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Description: In this fourteenth letter of Dear Luke, I share Suggestion #9 of what I lovingly call, The Ten Suggestions, or The 10 Core Suggestions for a Personal Value System. This ninth suggestion, Protect Life and Tend Your Environment, begins the next part of the spiral of awareness, which I like to call the spiral of elevation. In this letter I share how we can move outside ourselves, think beyond others around us, and expand our awareness to include a larger perspective. I share some ideas about how we can find balance between science and emotion, and become caretakers of this world, much like we can be caretakers of ourselves. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

4. Dear Luke 13 - Suggestion #8: Lift Others
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Description: In this thirteenth letter of Dear Luke, I share Suggestion #8 of what I lovingly call, The Ten Suggestions, or The 10 Core Suggestions for a Personal Value System. This eighth suggestion, Lift Others, wraps up this part of the spiral of awareness, the spiral of others. In this letter I share a beautiful life lesson I learned from my violin teacher, and explain how he helped lift me in my life. I share some initial ideas about how you can lift others, or expand your sphere of awareness out to include others, and help them activate and realize their own potential. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

5. Dear Luke 12 - Suggestion #7: Create a Better Now
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Description: In this twelfth letter of Dear Luke, I share Suggestion #7 of what I lovingly call, The Ten Suggestions, or The 10 Core Suggestions for a Personal Value System. This seventh suggestion, Create a Better Now, continues forward in the progression of the spiral of awareness. In this letter I share how you can take the ideas from Suggestion #3, Live Now in Awareness, and expand them to others, to improve the immediate world and energy around you, and transform the moment with others in a way that can resonate with them for many years. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

6. Dear Luke 11 - Suggestion #6: Nurture Relationships
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Description: In this eleventh letter of Dear Luke, I share Suggestion #6 of what I lovingly call, The Ten Suggestions, or The 10 Core Suggestions for a Personal Value System. This sixth suggestion, Nurture Relationships, expands the spiral of awareness to help you connect more deeply with others. In this letter I share the example of a dear friend and how he connected with his friends. I also share that when you nurture relationships, you take interest in people’s lives, care for them, care for what happens to them, listen to them, give them the space they need to be who they are, honor and love them. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

7. Dear Luke 10 - Suggestion #5: Respect Others
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Description: In this tenth letter of Dear Luke, I share Suggestion #5 of what I lovingly call, The Ten Suggestions, or The 10 Core Suggestions for a Personal Value System. This fifth suggestion, Respect Others, begins the second spiral of awareness, the spiral of others. In this letter I share how we are all connected, and how each person has fundamental sovereignty over themselves, and deserves to be treated with respect. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

8. Dear Luke 09 - Suggestion #4: Realize Your Potential
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Description: In this ninth letter of Dear Luke, I share Suggestion #4 of what I lovingly call, The Ten Suggestions, or The 10 Core Suggestions for a Personal Value System. This fourth suggestion, Realize Your Potential, completes the first spiral of awareness, the spiral of self. As you move through the spiral of awareness to this suggestion, you are better prepared, more in tune with yourself to reach for your best self. Then you can move forward from solid ground and take flight! Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

9. Dear Luke 08 - Suggestion #3: Live Now in Awareness
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Description: In this eighth letter of Dear Luke, I share Suggestion #3 of what I lovingly call, The Ten Suggestions, or The 10 Core Suggestions for a Personal Value System. This third suggestion, Live Now in Awareness, is a powerful part of the spiral of awareness. Our time in life is so precious, and if you choose to be aware of each moment as it happens — the present, right now — you can get so much more out of life, learn so much more, and can find and create more beauty in the world around you. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

10. Dear Luke 07 - Suggestion #2: Honor Yourself
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Description: In this seventh letter of Dear Luke, I share Suggestion #2 of what I lovingly call, The Ten Suggestions, or The 10 Core Suggestions for a Personal Value System. This second suggestion, Honor Yourself, is the next big step in the spiral of awareness. I also share some of the story leading up to my own personal realization of how this suggestion can help heal and strengthen yourself, and expand your awareness, and ultimately how this can help you connect with others and make the world a better place. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

11. Dear Luke 06 - Suggestion #1: Own Yourself
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Description: In this sixth letter of Dear Luke, I share Suggestion #1 of what I lovingly call, The Ten Suggestions, or The 10 Core Suggestions for a Personal Value System. This first suggestion, Own Yourself, is the gateway to the spiral of awareness - the beginning of a personal value system to help gain more inner peace, confidence, strength and joy in life, while expanding outwards to others and helping to make the world a better place. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

12. Dear Luke 05 - Introduction to the Ten Suggestions
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Description: The first four letters set the stage, and here, in this fifth letter of Dear Luke, I introduce what I lovingly call, The Ten Suggestions, and outline what comes next over the next several months. I am really excited to share these ideas, which are organized around an ever-increasing state of awareness, of how one can connect with oneself and expand outwards to others and help make the world a better place. If you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

13. Dear Luke 04 - Falling Short, Rising Up
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Description: In this fourth letter of Dear Luke, I explore the idea of that unpleasant word, failure, how that can hold us back from doing what we feel we need to do in life, and how to transform that idea into something hopeful: falling short, but then rising up. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

14. Dear Luke 03 - The Paradox of Specialness and Unspecialness
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Description: In this third letter of Dear Luke, I share some ideas about the seeming paradox of specialness and unspecialness, the wonder of being and self, and what I believe is the key to the power of our consciousness. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

15. Dear Luke 02 - Perspective
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Description: In this second letter of Dear Luke, I share some thoughts about the awesome scale of our beautiful universe and ideas about expanding our perspectives. Check back each week as I post new letters. And if you enjoy Dear Luke, please feel free to share it!

16. Dear Luke 01 - Awareness and Choice
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Description: And so Dear Luke begins! In early 2014, I experienced a life-changing event. This experience inspired me to write this collection of letters to my son, sharing with him my thoughts about life. In these letters, I share suggestions and ideas that I hope will help him find more peace and joy, and also discover and reach his full potential. Read on for more...

17. Dear Luke 00 - Introduction
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Description: Welcome to Dear Luke! This first recording is a short introduction to Dear Luke. Please check back each week as I post readings of letters. If you enjoy this podcast, please feel free to share it! Read on for more...