Unpacking the Question “Why does God Allow Suffering?”

Many individuals have been conditioned to think that God (or the Universe) is a punishing or rewarding God. There is little thought given to the fact that the criteria for good and bad are set by other humans based on their interpretations. In this segment, Shamir unfolds this question and provides a perspective that illuminates an aspect of human design.

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Duality of Happiness and Sadness

The Universe operates using principles of duality. The push pull of our blood circulatory system is an example of the heart's push-pull action. Consumer batteries and house lights function because the design takes advantage of positive and negative cycles of the battery or the generation system. In this segment, Shamir discusses how our emotions operate on this duality principle and how to access wanted emotions and become more self-balanced.

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The Badass Mystic: Igniting the Spiritual Warrior Within

When we think about 'badass' people, we think big guns, more power and overwhelming ability to control societies or communities. In this segment, Shamir reminds participants that there were spiritual warriors in the past that were able to elevate human consciousness without force and control; these individuals expressed their views from the heart and liberated societies, shifted mindsets and elevated human consciousness without aggression. Modern day icons such as Ghandi, Nelson Mandela and Greta Thurnberg have carried the torch of compassionate expression through which humanity has begun to shift.

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Breaking Through the Procrastination Drain

We have all procrastinated from time to time. Procrastination triggers emotions that serve to drain personal energy and create many other secondary emotions such as overwhelm, guilt, helplessness, etc. In this segment, Shamir discusses how to recognize and break through procrastination by tapping into your inner engine

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Feelings are not Emotions and Why that Matters

There is a distinct difference between feelings and emotions. In this segment, Shamir discusses feelings vs. emotions and how they are related but distinct. By becoming more aware of the biology behind feelings, one can improve how one reacts to adverse situations and maintain calm and poise.

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The Teaching-Family

Many individuals dread family gatherings during what should be a festive season for most. In this segment, Shamir discusses how to process emotional triggers so that the emotional stress is short-lived. Participants share their experiences and reflections on how the practices in the program have helped them overcome and manage emotional pain

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Strength in Diversity

When approaching a friend, an acquaintance or even someone you had a falling out with - you will likely view them based on your last engagement with them. You will either trust them, distrust them or something in the middle. In this segment, Shamir discusses how to develop a growth mindset such that we give everyone we engage the benefit of the doubt.

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The Gift of Unwanted Emotions

When experiencing unwanted emotions, there is an opportunity to bolster our resilience and grow as individuals. Unwanted emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety etc., are your body's way of signalling when you are out of alignment with your personality. Sometimes you want to keep this personality in tact and therefore avoid individuals or situations that trigger you. There are times however, when you realize you need to change your personality in order to improve or better yourself. In this segment, Shamir discusses the gift of unwanted emotions and how these can allow you to transform your personality.

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