In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Pedram Shojai, O.M.D., a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Master Herbalist and acupuncturist. We talk about his new book, “FOCUS: Bringing Time, Energy and Money into Flow” and how you can bring your attention in line with your intention to get the life you want.
Pedram is a New York Times bestselling author of “The Urban Monk” and founder of Well.org. He is an acclaimed Qigong Master and Taoist Abbot with a practical approach to modern living.
In our unpredictable and continually changing world, we are constantly in a state of figuring out how to sow our seeds for a happy life, which necessitates tending to the needs of our health, career, family and friends, passions, and desires. Unfortunately, time never seems to be on our side, and if anything, often it seems out of our control.
But what if you had the ability to take control of how you trade your energy for time and to increase your body’s “energy budget?”
“Once you get your life lined and you figure out where you want your energy to go, it’s like cash in the pocket,” Pedram says. “It doesn’t hurt to have more once your economics are fixed, and that’s where I think a lot of people lose it is their focus is everywhere so their life is everywhere, and they don’t get the life that they say they want because they’re just not focusing on their priorities. They’re not focusing on their life.”
Your life circles around an exchange of time, money, and energy.
“In Chinese medicine we say the Qi follows the Shen, the spirit,” Pedram says. “Spirit is the attention housed in the heart. So where your focus goes, your energy goes, and if you can sustain your focus, the energy that you’re generating through the cells of your body, through the mitochondria, through this miraculous thing called life, continues to go to where your focus goes, and then the material universe starts to assemble around that.”
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Website: theurbanmonk.com and well.org
The Urban Monk Podcast
Book: Focus: Bringing Time, Energy, and Money into Flow
- Spiritual Hygiene: Upgrade Your Personal Definition of Prosperity – Pedram Shojai – #440
- Pedram Shojai – The Urban Monk: #283
- Pedram Shojai: Origins & Adapting to the New Human Jungle #172
- Pedram Shojai: Vitality and Origins – #107
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