A Celebration of Being Here!

with listeners from around the world

A Celebration of Being Here!

Celebrate the 11th anniversary of Being Here with listeners from around the globe as they share their favorite episodes and the insights and moments that impacted them.

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Lives in: Winnipeg, Canada
Favorite episode: Unqualifiedly You
Air Date: April 4, 2018
Quote: “I could pick several shows that have had an impact on me and supported me in many ways, but this one is particularly special to me. The chatter in my mind tells me I’m not good enough, I don’t have anything to offer, I’m going to do it wrong, but listening to that episode of Being Here reminded me that I can drop that story and get on with being my confident, capable self in whatever it is I have in front of me.”


Lives in: Oxfordshire, UK
Favorite episode: I Can’t Get No Satisfaction
Air date: October 18, 2017
Quote: “This episode really helped me find my center after I moved to Oxfordshire. I was being hard on myself about my work direction and thought that once I had my work figured out, I would be satisfied. Yet, the more I pushed to find the solution, the more it alluded me and the more unsatisfied I became. Then, on hearing this show, I was able to relax and simply enjoy listening. I felt so satisfied afterward with how my life was showing up, including being with my fiancé Laurence, my children, the beauty of where I live. Not long after, a work opportunity presented itself I had not even considered. It happened when I was driving home enjoying the scenery – simply dropped in – no effort required.”


Lives in: Hamburg, Germany
Favorite episode: Less Doing, More Being
Air Date: March 28, 2018
Quote: “I called into this episode and my short conversation with Ariel & Shya transformed how I go about handling my finances as a self-employed person. I got a wider view, like something opened up that wasn’t there before. During our conversation, I could see a picture of me when I first started my business, sitting down at my desk to do accounting. I saw how I had constructed in my mind an idea about finances – that doing them was hard and not fun, and also full of doubt and resistance. By simply seeing that, it transformed as a result. It is so much fun now doing my accounting!”


Lives in: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite episode: Being Boldly You
Air Date: December 7, 2016
Quote: “What I liked about the show was the discussion on Natural Knowing – how each of us are intuitive beings. For me, if I’m unsure of myself or my knowledge, I may not speak up for fear of looking bad or dumb, and it was inspiring to discover that I can trust my intuition. I also enjoyed the conversation about how we all have an “inner-brat.” I saw that there were things I had done in the past to cause uncomfortable situations… like upsetting my parents or giving them reason to worry about me. What struck me is that simply taking a look at my behavior, without judging it, allowed it to transform.”


Lives in: Aalborg, Denmark
Favorite episode: The Essential Tools for Being Here? Your Ears, Of Course!!
Air Date: August 13, 2014
Quote: “On this episode, Shya said something that has always stayed with me: ‘I really like to take responsibility for how my universe is showing up around me.’ This concept was utterly new, eye-opening and enlightening. I used to think that responsibility was a burden that nobody liked. But after that radio show, I tested whether I could like taking responsibility too. And I did! I found that I stopped being a victim. That if I quit blaming people and circumstances around me for how I was feeling, I was in control of my life.”


Lives in: Singapore
Favorite episode: Giving It Away
Air Date: April 18, 2018
Quote: “Certain times I have difficulty in celebrating with people and sharing those magical moments with them because I’m afraid that things will not turn out the way I wanted. How wrong I was! That episode literally uplifted me. Being able to give and to receive gifts is important to me.”


Lives in: Basel, Switzerland
Favorite episode: Being Moved By Life
Air Date: April 13, 2016
Quote: “I love this episode because it slows me down every time I listen to it. The callers ask brilliant questions and Ariel & Shya’s answers are touching and full of insights for making my day-to-day life easy and fun!”


Lives in: Rochester, New York
Favorite episode: The Beginner’s Mind
Air Date: December 16, 2015
Quote: “It was hard to pick a show because with each new episode it always seems most appropriate for the moment. My favorite episode that sticks out is The Beginner’s Mind. The concept of beginner’s mind has allowed me to see possibilities where I may have not seen them before.”


Lives in: New York, New York
Favorite episode: Your ‘I Have To Do’ List
Air Date: November 8, 2017
Quote: “I love this episode because it relates to work and I find myself occasionally upset when I have to do something that I find confronting. On that particular day, I was preparing for a conference call and I was in resistance to my participation. While listening to the show, I could see how I was creating a problem where one didn’t exist – I had made this conference call confrontational. Yet, as I listened to the radio show, I related to the callers and I relaxed. When I had the call, it was great.”


Lives in: Yonkers, New York
Favorite episode: A Celebration of Being Here!
Air Date: May 16, 2018
Quote: “I called into the 11 year Anniversary show of Being Here, and something relaxed in me about who I am that is amazing. Shya was commenting about my being bold from the very first time we met back in 2003. I heard what he said. I really heard it and let it in without resisting or refuting that I was a great being back then, even before I started doing seminars with them. My story about how I used to be a mess disappeared! I’m living and relishing my life and the people I come in contact with, like it matters how great and fun it is to be alive!”

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We are honored that you all shared your favorite shows. Thanks for being our listener and for helping us celebrate 11 years of Being Here!

I loved reading all of your posts because I am reminded of the magic of being here. Thank you,

Thank you so much for those 11 years and for reminding us, in every show, what listening really is. Looking forward to another 11 years – at least! :-))