035: Speaking Out Mindfully
Have you ever reached the point of not being able to keep your feelings in any longer? Did you fear you would be judged if you were to speak up? How to do honor who you are, be authentic with your voice and yet respect those who have a different opinion? Host, Mike Domitrz welcomes CAST members Barry Moniak, Darren Tipton, and Berni Xiong to discuss the important differences between speaking out and speaking up, how we can say our truths without negative energy and the benefits of being consistent.
The quote that inspired this conversation is: “Bravery, the courage to be — to live in the world without any deception and with tremendous kindness and caring for others. Bravery begins to heighten your existence.” from Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, by Chögyam Trungpa.
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[1:08] Mike reads the quote and asks ‘how do we speak out against harm without doing harm?’
[6:03] Bernie encourages her community to speak up.
[9:33] The fear of being the first to speak up.
[14:09] How do we say what needs to be said with tremendous kindness and caring for others?
[25:55] Books the CAST recommends for giving us bravery through love and kindness.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Barry Moniak brings insightful experience and profound discovery to his entertaining interactive presentations. He inspires audiences to embrace a “befriend fear” mindset to build focused, energized, synergistic winning teams. Known affectionately as the “CEO Whisperer,” Barry gets leaders to not see people as they think they are, but rather as they truly are. He identifies operational strengths and weaknesses and creates a “befriend fear” modus operandi. This is the foundation for an extraordinary, winning, synergistic culture.
Volunteerism and service transform communities and bring purpose to life! For twenty years, Darren Tipton has been challenging people to volunteer. He is the inspiration of the volunteer mobilization resource: “Kathatika” — a call to volunteer action bringing awareness of the infinite impact of volunteer service, and the co-author of the community-based engagement curriculum of Story to Service. He’s the founder of Project Humanity, a nonprofit focused on empowering women in Africa.