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Inspiring quotes and commentary about key personal development topics are featured in our free audio Podcast, produced by Peter Shepherd, founder of Trans4mind.com.
May 1, 2020
Awakening of the Human Being
Today, I would like to introduce Rose Henry, an Irish lady who runs Intuitive Holistic Services, and has recently been reading my online book, Transforming the Mind. Rose requested that we get together to discuss the concepts and principles introduced within the book...
Apr 4, 2020
Meeting the Pandemic Challenge
The past few weeks have revealed the worst and the best in human responses to the coronavirus crisis – from the supermarket hoarders clearing the shelves to the neighbourhood groups organising help for elderly and vulnerable people. Thank God for all of those who both care and put that caring into action.
Dec 4, 2019
Fashion & Conformity
I would suggest you don't simply conform to conventional ways of thinking, conventional ways of dressing, conventional ways of acting. You don't have to be like anyone else, and you don't have to be like anyone else wants you to be. Your individuality is sacred. To make the most of your life, express yourself without inhibition.
Nov 8, 2019
Importance of Privacy
If we ignore small gradual erosions to privacy, especially in the name of convenience or safety, we risk a much larger overall loss that we aren't aware of until it's too late. It could be said, if you're doing nothing wrong, why should you worry about issues of privacy? However we each have personal and private lives that are nobody else's business, especially as such information could be misused for profit or manipulation.
Sep 9, 2019
Our Heart's Desire
Love always rules over fear because it reflects our true nature and power, and also attracts support from others and the universe. Instead of conforming to the expectations of others or trying to impress them, you will be inspired and most likely achieve both success and happiness.
Aug 8, 2019
There's so much that children need to know to live happy lives, which isn't taught at schools. Beyond reforming the educational system, our future depends on adults participating in self-directed ongoing learning to fill the gaps in their own education, and passing their knowledge on to their children from the earliest age possible.
Jul 9, 2019
From Judgment to Awareness
Judging a person does not define who they are (for we really don't know), but it does question why we are so ready to make such assumptions - and what it is within us that we are projecting upon them.
Jun 13, 2019
Two Ways of Knowing
In this podcast, I consider how to discover within ourselves what is true or false. To become fully awakened we need to be more aware of all the influences that bear upon our daily state of consciousness.
May 6, 2019
Gratitude: The Key to Happiness
Gratitude is often overlooked or taken for granted. No big deal, just for birthdays. However, I feel that actually it is crucial. Indeed, it is the key to happiness.
Apr 4, 2019
There's no beauty that you could perceive or create if it weren't already within you. Therefore to find peace you need to find yourself...
Mar 18, 2019
The Way Forward
The current years are felt by many to be a turning point in the consciousness of humanity. Make or break. The turn-around in consciousness - a spiritual awakening - will need to come from within us. It is a change that we can create - and this is the time.
Jan 7, 2019
Miracles: Appreciating the Wonder of Life
A miracle is anything that's bloody amazing - not impossible because after all, it happened, it's here. If you don't believe in miracles, perhaps you've forgotten you are one! It's like the Chinese proverb: 'The miracle is not to fly in the air or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.' We take so much for granted...
Nov 11, 2018
The Meaning of Blessing & Surrender
In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have. Indeed, if you really want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money cannot buy.
Sep 16, 2018
Smile & Relax!
In this podcast I look at the benefits of starting to smile more in your everyday life, and taking this further, to learn to relax and develop a calm mind, since this is the ultimate weapon to overcome your life's challenges.
Aug 13, 2018
Am I Introvert, Extrovert or Both?
In this podcast I examine the issues of introversion and extroversion. They are so often misunderstood or used judgmentally. It's funny how when you're loud, people tell you to be quiet, but when you're quiet, people ask you what's your problem! Fact is, both are useful ways of being, in the appropriate context. We need both.
Jul 6, 2018
How to Change Your Life
Here I talk about changes in your life, how to make them happen in such a way that things turn out well for you. Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. Change is a scary word because it means stepping outside the relatively safe or comfortable space we have managed to situate ourselves in. Socrates said that the secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
May 14, 2018
Loyalty & Inner Peace
The first topic is about staying true to a person, including behind their back. Loyalty is more than a word you pay lip-service too, it's a way of life. And then there's Inner Peace. Even in the midst of life's many storms, we have the capacity to stand in the center of our own peace. It's not always easy, but it's certainly possible.
Apr 3, 2018
Karma and Ideals
In this podcast I discuss Karma, an Indian word but actually a universal principle that most religions and philosophies address. It is simply living with the consequences of our actions, and hopefully learning and moving forward as a consequence. And in the context of our Karma, as we live our life, each of us develop ideals: what we stand for. So let's look further at these two concepts: Karma and Ideals.
Mar 8, 2018
Meaningful Relationships, Romance & Marriage
This podcast is about meaningful relationships, how we can turn such a connection into a romantic relationship, and how to further develop that into a successful marriage. And also, what can go wrong. Love is a paramount aspect of all our lives and so it's very important to get it right.
Jan 23, 2018
Love is the healing factor for all of the challenges we face in life. The opposite of love is fear, and fear results in suppression and eventually depression. But leaving behind your old self and taking a leap of faith into the unknown, might just reveal what you are truly capable of becoming.
Dec 22, 2017
This podcast is about humility. Humility does not mean that you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less, as Ken Blanchard said. It's about keeping an open mind, to learn from others, your experience and your own inner knowing - not having to be right all the time. Not a bad principle to start implementing in your life on January 1st, if you haven't already.
Nov 10, 2017
This podcast is about YOU - the unique magical being that is yourself, and come to that, the unique magical being that is each and every person. It's about moving to the point where we can sincerely show kindness and compassion to all people when we recognize them as divine and special beings, just like ourselves.
Nov 4, 2017
Non-Resistance and Acceptance
Here we feature two complementary articles: The Other Side of the Coin by Peter Shepherd about two ways you can look at the world around you; and The Path of Non-Resistance by Wallace Huey, about the difference between the inevitable pains of life and the suffering that tends to be self-imposed.
Oct 30, 2017
The Value of Loving Service
Serving others in a loving way can actually transform our own lives. In serving others we discover our essence, our truth, our love. To be of loving service we draw on our conscience, our religion and our values.
Aug 20, 2017
Shine Your Light
This podcast is about shining your light, the light of the love in your heart, and how that applies to the attitudes we adopt in our everyday living experience. Love is our spiritual source, it's our essential nature, and it is our purpose to express it in loving service.
Jul 9, 2017
The Holistic Approach to Personal Wellbeing
Health is more than diet and exercise... How you live, what you think, your attitude and how you respond to stress are equally important. We need an holistic approach, developing our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual abilities.
Jun 21, 2017
Discovering the Spiritual Path
Our spiritual nature is a wonderful aspect that we each have as a human being. Yes, every single one of us, even our dotty neighbor and especially our rebellious child. And it is the challenge we each have, to rediscover and express our true self in this life. Only then will we die content.
May 31, 2017
In modern life, change and growth are happening more quickly, and are often forced upon us, so that each of us will face many transitions in the course of a lifetime. We may try to avoid them but to achieve our full potential, we need to take them on, acquiring the necessary life skills to succeed.
Jun 21, 2016
Manifesting Our Vision
Today's podcast is about the key personal development topics of choice, courage, experience, vision, and potential - including my favorite quotes on these topics and a couple of inspiring articles by Harold Becker and Anodea Judith.
May 16, 2016
Making a Positive New Start in the World
In today's podcast I'll be looking at the subjects of optimism, community, and beginning afresh - including my favorite quotes on these topics and articles by Karla Brandau, Harold Becker and Angel Chernoff. Some inspiring stuff, I hope you'll find...
Apr 25, 2016
About Responsibility, Age, Presence and Truth
In this podcast Peter Shepherd looks at the subjects of responsibility, age, presence and truth, including favorite quotes and articles by Dr Gabriella Kortsch and Stefanie Miller.
Mar 20, 2016
Favorite Personal Development Quotes
In this podcast we look at a wide range of topics that are close to personal development, including discipline, intention, risk, peace, self-love, life itself, and the power of affirmations. Here are some of my favorite quotes and my views...
Aug 16, 2014
About Transforming the Mind
Peter Shepherd looks at topics connected with transforming the mind today... starting with how we interpret what we perceive. One person may do so in a very different way from another. We create our own reality internally, and through our influence in various ways, that in turn affects the external. Peter Shepherd then shares a transformative experience from his own life, excerpted from his book, Daring to Be Yourself.