Sunday, December 7, 2014
Jonathan Goldman: I Dare You To Live a Positive Life
by Debbi Dachinger, Dare To Dream Radio Host, Wed. 11am PT www.healthylife.net
I recently interviewed Jonathan Goldman from the Healing Sound Radio show on HealthyLife.net. We had a brilliant conversation - see how this influences you. I dare you to take Jonathan's dare!
Debbi: What is the greatest lesson you've learned?
Jonathan: To quote the lyrics to "Nature Boy": "The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return." Or to quote the Beatles: "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make". I'd add that I think compassion to others is perhaps the most important gift we can give. And compassion to ourselves may be the greatest gift we can receive.
Debbi: What is something you are deeply grateful for?
Jonathan: I try to be grateful for all that is. I think our attitude so deeply affects our perception and the consciousness and reality we create. I am grateful for my life...my wife...my offspring...my work...my play...my sound...my light...my love! For all that is!
Debbi: What's the most important thing you do to keep your life positive?
Jonathan: I think we have to go back to question #1 for that and my reply about being compassionate to others and especially to ourselves. Since my focus is on sound, I will follow up by saying that sound is measured in waves--just like the ocean. This is called the frequency of the sound. And I think it's vitally important to remember that life is like a wave. Sometimes it's up. Sometimes it's down. From a spiritual viewpoint, one can perceive that everything is in a constant and fluid state of being. And that since everything changes, it's important not to get too attached to anything. This understanding of non-attachment, coupled with the energy of compassion is helpful in keeping life positive.
Debbi: If you could DARE the listeners to do anything that will create positive change for them, what would you dare them to do today?
Jonathan: Great question from you Debbi, being someone connected with "Dare to Dream" radio. I'd probably suggest to the listener that if they could dare to be compassionate with themselves--to be able to forgive themselves for all the issues that we all carry around (whether it's conscious or unconscious) --that would be a great and positive gift for themselves and for the rest of humankind. Thanks for this brief opportunity to share with you and the listeners. And yes, since my focus is sound, if I were to go deeper, I would suggest that listeners make a simple sound such as an "AH" or even just a hum and encode the sound with the energy of unconditional love and compassion. Then make the sound (and we have to be non-judgmental about this and not judge ourselves because all sound is "good" sound as long as it's not damaging someone else due to it being abusive or harshly loud or whatnot) and encode it with this energy of love and compassion. Next step, feel this sound permeate your field--your physical body, your emotional body, your mental body, your spiritual body--vibrating every essence of your being with the energy of love. It's really great. Try it. You'll like it!
Tune in to Jonathan Goldman's Healing Sound Show which airs the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9am PT on www.healthylife.net.