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Freedom explored through inspirational stories, wisdom, and meditations with Selena Sage, a Zen Author who left a lucrative career in tech in California to move to the remote island of Santo Antão in Africa. These talks combine wisdom from the masters and Sage’s real life experiences to inspire you to live a free life—achieved by letting go of everything that does not serve you and knowing your true self. Namasté. You are welcome to connect with Selena Sage online! Website: selenasage.com // ...
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Namaste. In this episode, we explore the idea that the seeker is that which is being sought. By recognizing that you already are the peace, happiness, and freedom you seek, it is possible to just be. // Ideas from my latest book, “Finding Freedom Where You Are” are included in this discussion (link below) // Namaste. Love to all, Selena Sage // min…
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Namaste dear one. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is to JUST BE. But this is not a message for the personal self, it’s a message for the Infinite Self. The Infinite Self is that which recognizes the changing nature of forms, thoughts, and feelings (personal self). By BEING the Self, we are free. Namaste. Love to all, Selena Sage // m…
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Namaste dear one. This reflection is about mindfully understanding loss, guilt, and regret. By accepting everything that’s happened as the path of least suffering to freedom, happiness, and peace, we embrace our opportunity to evolve and be free in the moment of now. Namaste. Love to all, Selena Sage // mindfulnessmeditationcoach.com…
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Namaste dear one. This episode explores identification as the Creator (the painter), Created (the painting), or Infinite Creative potential (the blank canvas) through the analogy of painting. I hope that it might lead to deeper contemplation of how you experience, and how that experience might change due to different identification. May you know th…
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Namaste dear one. While reading, “The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu: Hua Hu Ching” by Brian Walker, I was reminded of our opportunity to ignore time by living in and as loving Presence. This is the essence of “Finding Freedom Where You Are” amazon.com/author/selenasage // Episode Note: Actual Prince quote from 1999: “I don’t celebrate birthdays, so …
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Namaste dear one. This episode was inspired by this article: self.com/story/mindfulness-meditation-health-benefits If we use mindfulness meditation to manage our thoughts, we simply observe the thoughts (and associated feelings) that arise and allow them to flow through us. We can use the method: Observe, Record, Release to end the cycle of ruminat…
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Namaste dear one. In this episode, we mindfully explore happiness as a state of being that is possible for us in this moment, and every moment. I also wish my lovely Madre, who always shines so beautiful and bright, a very happy birthday today. I am because she is. Namaste. Love to all, Selena Sage // mindfulnessmeditationcoach.com…
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Namaste dear one. In this episode, we explore the concept of fear as False Evidence Appearing Real. We mindfully sit with our fear and transform it to insightful joy with concentration and understanding. And we are reminded to tend to the seeds of the experiences that we want to feel, while we consciously see all of the blooms that we currently hav…
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Namaste dear one. A morning walk to the ocean here in Santo Antão, Cabo Verde reminded me of a message from a beloved teacher and Saint, Sri Neem Karoli Baba: “If you do not make it empty, how will you fill it up again?” By learning to embrace loss and letting go, we recognize that divine emptiness is full of love. By remaining connected to our bod…
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Namasté. In this episode, we mindfully consider the question, “What if everything is perfect as it is,” and recognize that nothing is ever all good or all bad. By shifting our views, we are able to mindfully transform suffering with compassion and understanding. The resulting insight often inspires positive creative action that can change our exper…
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Namaste dear one. I’m so excited to share my new offering—Mindfulness Meditation Coach, available at https://mindfulnessmeditationcoach.com Through the power of Mindfulness Meditation, we are able to heal and transform suffering in the present moment. In this way, we are able to truly live free. This episode discusses the meaning of Mindfulness Med…
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Namaste and thank you for journeying through this lovely season! Thank you so much for supporting my latest book “Finding Freedom Where You Are” — available now at zentaobooks.com // Returning to Zero is a return to the blank page — letting go of all you think you are and all you think you know. May you know and embrace this blank page as Freedom i…
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Namasté dear one. In this episode, I’m inspired to share a brief guided meditation and exercise to facilitate the experience of letting go of an old idea for just a moment. This letting go leaves space for creativity and innovation for the new. How might you reimagine your life, and the world around you, to prioritize peace, love, and freedom? May …
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Namaste and thank YOU for being on this magical journey with me. In this episode, I’m inspired to share the message to cleanse your mind as I also celebrate the 8th anniversary of “Meditative Questions” with spontaneous shares from “Meditative Questions” — ‘Who would you be without the pain?’ — and “Finding Freedom Where You Are” — ‘Love + Live Fre…
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Namaste dear one and love from my island of Santo Antão. I send love to Maui and California Ohana (family), and all in need, knowing we are One. By feeling deeply, “Everything is always working out for me,” may we find the strength and courage to take the next right step in this moment. Namaste. Love to all, Selena Sage // selenasage.com // Fb + IG…
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Namaste dear one. I’m so happy to share that the print version of “Finding Freedom Where You Are” is now available on Amazon here: amazon.com/author/selenasage 💙 Thank you for your kind support of the Art, which also supports this podcast 💞 I hope that you will enjoy the Zen and Artistic experience and I thank you in advance for also sharing your r…
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Namaste dear one. Sending love from California, where I’m inspired to share reflections about the nature of stress, anger, and worry. When we recognize that these emotions are within us, we realize our own power to shift our experience. This episode also shares quotes from my books “Meditative Questions” and “Finding Freedom Where You Are,” availab…
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Namaste dear one. Inspired by the Zen saying, “Chop wood, Carry water,” these reflections are all about meeting each moment as it arises and returning to the silence and stillness of our true nature as Brahman — the ultimate reality. Included in this episode is a chant you may wish to repeat to return to your true Infinite Self — the silent and sti…
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Namaste dear one. Guiding this meditation is this wisdom from Sri Mooji: “Nothing is wrong with anything. It is only the relationship that you have created with them: the meaning that you have given to things that is troubling you.” Together, we release all thoughts and things, remaining present in the moment of now in and as Love. We dissolve all …
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Namaste dear one. During the Lunar Eclipse of 5 May 2023, there is an inspiration to share this reflection with you. I invite you to use this magical time to focus earnestly on only that which you want. Embody THAT. Allow anything that is *not that* to fall away. May you feel as free as you truly are. Namaste. Love to all, Selena Sage // selenasage…
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Namaste dear one. Deep love and thanks to the late, great artist Virgil Abloh for inspiring this exploration and reflection on creativity and freedom. This episode also includes two shares from my books: “Meditative Questions”: When you can do nothing, what can you do? // and “Finding Freedom Where You Are”: Life is simply happening. // I hope this…
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Namaste dear one. Today the inspiration was simply to read a passage from the Ashtavakra Gita (Thomas Byrom translation entitled, “The Heart of Awareness”). Every time I read the refrain, “Wherever you go, Be happy,” there was an awareness that my body smiled with extra feeling, so that is the chosen name of this episode. Namaste. Love to all, Sele…
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Namaste dear one. Heartfelt gratitude to my sister Gigi for inspiring this message. This episode also includes an excerpt from my latest book, “Finding Freedom Where You Are”: Things are not as urgency as they seem. When we recognize that things are not as urgent as they seem, we are able to be still and calm, responding only to what the present mo…
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Namaste dear one. Today the inspiration is here to share this question from Sri Ramana Maharshi: “To whom has this thought occurred?” By exploring the deeper levels of this inquiry, we shift to the recognition of the “Me” that is Consciousness — beyond the body-mind. With an excerpt from my latest book, “Finding Freedom Where You Are,” we explore a…
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Namaste dear one. After recording and listening to the previous episode, the immediate inspiration arose to record a follow-up. This episode presents a more simplified meditation exercise and expands the discussion to include reflections and two of the questions from my first book, “Meditative Questions” — available at zentaobooks.com // Episode co…
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Namaste dear one. Today, there is inspiration to explore with you this question: What color are your thoughts? Using visualization, we reflect on various experiences of happiness / beauty, love, and peace. We identify the color of the collective energy of those visualizations and harness the power of those colors to facilitate healing and calm in o…
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Namaste dear one. I’m encouraged to share a meditation with you guided by the idea: “Everything that you have now is something you once wished for.” As we explore all of the areas of our life, far beyond material possessions, we give thanks for our growth. We recognize our own expansive, infinite nature. We know that are we free and, indeed, freedo…
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Namaste dear one. The masters advise us to give up desires, but how to do so? What if we consider that desires are just thoughts? We explore this concept through wisdom from Sri Nisargadatta, a reading from “The Heart of Awareness — A translation of the Ashtavakra Gita by Thomas Byrom, and an excerpt from my latest book, “Finding Freedom Where You …
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Namaste dear one. In this episode, we explore uncertainty from the perspective of quantum mechanics and personal experience. Then, we explore Faith — with readings from my latest book, “Finding Freedom Where You Are,” wisdom from Stephen Hawking, and Matthew 17: 14-21 from the Bible. We are reminded that faith and fear cannot coexist. With full foc…
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Namaste dear one. Reflecting on the nature of attachments, I share wisdom from Sri Neem Karoli Baba, with a few quotes from the book, “Miracle of Love,” and a few stories about letting go from my own journey. When we decide that our freedom is most important, we can let go and be free. Namaste. Love to all, Selena Sage // selenasage.com // ebooks: …
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Namaste dear one. Starting with the idea, “Everything is Energy,” we explore what this means in our lives. I.e. BE THE ENERGY YOU WANT TO FEEL. Connecting it to the idea that everything is Consciousness, I share an excerpt of one of my favorite books, “Pointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj,” by Ramesh S. Balsekar. Further research on that reading led …
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Namaste dear one. Sharing a reading from the “Wei Wu Wei Ching” by Brian Browne Walker, we are reminded that our freedom is in our hands. By letting go and recognizing our true Infinite nature, we are free. // Episode note: The first distortion of the One state, as referenced from Sri Nisargadatta, is meant to be referred to as the ‘personal self.’…
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Namaste. In this episode, we explore The Observer Effect in Quantum Mechanics (Physics) and apply the wisdom of this science to Thoughts. Recognizing the power of our Attention (The Observer), we can be free of thoughts simply by becoming disinterested in them. In the words of Zen master Bodhidharma: “A clear mind is the Buddha.” An excerpt from my…
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Namaste. Just as seeing is not made from what is seen, experiencing is not made of experience. Know that you are pure Awareness — the seeing and experiencing at the source of all. In this way, you know that you were only bound by the limited idea of yourself as a body-mind. Recognize your true Self and be free. Excerpt from my latest book, “Finding…
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Namaste. This episode explores three verses from the book, “Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu,” by Brian Walker. From these verses, we recognize our unknowable Source, the natural laws that govern our experience in the manifest world, and the ultimate freedom of dissolving all ideas into the Tao. Namaste. Love to all, Selena Sage // se…
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Namaste dear one. In this episode, we explore this quote from Sri J. Krishnamurti: “When the observer becomes the observed, know that you have arrived.” Additional excerpts from my latest book, “Finding Freedom Where You Are” and “White Fire” by Sri Mooji are also shared. When we remain as our true, infinite nature we are free. Namaste. Love to all…
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Namaste. Dipping into the quantum realm, this episode first explores infinity scientifically, with inspiration from the documentary “A Trip to Infinity.” We question whether the observable universe is infinite because it’s actually growing. This science is then connected to the underlying recognition of love as the ultimate creative force, as explo…
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Namaste. Recognizing the Oneness of all mystical paths, wisdom from Advaita master Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Sufi master Rumi, and Zen masters Bodhidharma and Bankei are explored to illustrate the fact that you are already what you seek. Additionally, a pointing and perspective from my latest book, “Finding Freedom Where You Are,” is also shared. B…
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Namaste. Reflecting on a teaching from Sri Ramana, we are more patient and calm in our current circumstances, trusting that all is unfolding for the highest good. With a brief meditation, we then recognize and share gratitude with our broader community. The message, “Gratitude is love,” along the broader perspective is shared from my latest book, “…
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Namaste and special thanks to dear friends (and fellow nomads in Cabo Verde) Raquel and Julia, and my dear nephew Makoa for inspiring this talk. This episode explores the nature of creativity and inspiration with ideas from: “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, a talk by Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön, and an excerpt from my latest book, “Finding Freedom W…
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Namaste. In this episode, we explore the concept, “Your Life is Your Dream,” and use it to go beyond concepts with wisdom from enlightened masters Mooji, Rumi, Lao Tzu, and Nisargadatta Maharaj. An excerpt from my latest book, “Finding Freedom Where You Are” — available now at zentaobooks.com — is also included. May you know your true nature as the…
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Namaste. Starting with a verse from the Ashtavakra Gita, we explore the transformation of elements through the lens of the Taoist elemental cycle and the Scientific confirmation that we are, in fact, made of stardust. I also share the introduction, entitled “Supernova,” of a yet unpublished novel I drafted a few years ago, before (fittingly) burnin…
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Namaste. Sharing wisdom from Sri Rumi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, and a reading from my latest book, “Finding Freedom Where You Are,” we explore Truth. As we recognize that it is the False that causes suffering, we are encouraged to Be Honest and live kindly and truthfully. Namaste. Love to all, Selena Sage // selenasage.com // ebooks: zentaobooks.c…
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Namaste. This episode is dedicated to Turkey and Syria. The unfathomable aftermath of the recent earthquake in the region has reminded me of the importance of asking, “How can I be of service?” Taking a moment to become heart centered, we explore a verse + question from the Ashtavakra Gita and my first book, “Meditative Questions” — available at ze…
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Namaste. In this Guided Meditation, we recognize the power of our attention, experience its natural / neutral state, and the. recognize our true nature as its Source. Therein lies the Peace that passeth all understanding. Namaste. Love to all, Selena Sage // selenasage.com // ebooks: zentaobooks.com // Fb + IG: Selena Sage — Author…
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Namaste and thank you for your continued support of my books! Today, I share a spontaneous reading from my first book, “Meditative Questions” and my latest book, “Finding Freedom Where You Are” — both are available now at zentaobooks.com // The question, “Is life happening in the past, future, or present?” is paired with the pointing, “The past, pr…
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Namaste. Reflecting on the question, “When you worry, what changes?” from my first book, “Meditative Questions,” available at zentaobooks.com — we explore the nature of worry. Worry is a thief that comes for your joy, but by harnessing the power of your attention, you can overcome even the greatest worry in this moment with gratitude and love. Nama…
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Be still and know. Sage advice from dear Oprah Winfrey and Lao Tzu is paired with a reflection on my trip last year to Switzerland as we explore uncertainty. “Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” — Lao Tzu. Namaste. Love to all, Selena Sage // selenasage.com // email: selena@selenasage.com // Fb+IG: Selena Sage — Author…
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Namaste. In this episode, we explore the nature of Resistance using my recent experience of purchasing and installing a new washing machine here in Cabo Verde — Simple things are often much more complex on a remote island! By exploring the root of our anxiety, we are able to transcend and transform any discomfort we may be experiencing. I also shar…
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