Luba asks the question, "How did you get the name 'Zen'? The answer takes a circuitous journey through the concrete and cosmic. Realities are expanding beyond our limited human understanding. Some are willing to explore; engaging circumspection, inquiry and understanding.
This is a collection of shows from the early 1990s called One World. Years of storage didn't do the 3/4 inch tapes well, but some of them were okay. The theme for the show was to be a bridge of science, spirituality and self-development. It was an exploration into inner and outer realities, a dive into self-actualization and self-realization. The fears folks find in themselves and the transcendence of them is a focus of attention.
The show was born of a desire to transform lives, empowering a movement toward harmony among people and planet. Exploring how we discover and enlist help in overcoming obstacles in life is a practical application of spiritual principles, present in all religions beyond the separative notions. We seek to bridge progressive thinking, best-practices in self-development and pragmatic applications for daily living.
Each guest had their own challenges, nearly 200 in total, with only a few making it into the digital realms. I appreciated each becoming vulnerable enough to share their weaknesses and highlight the strengths developed over time. We covered a wide gamut of experiential lifestyles from this world and others, peering into the depths of what keeps us afraid, angry, ignorant and immobile in order to burst forth with an inspired and renewed sense of self.
It was a fantastic education for me that resulted in an honorary doctorate in divinity after a long dissertation on the spiritual service and significance of such a show and the work I was involved with in the community as a result. I continue to bridge worlds through conversation and facilitation, applying quantum principles and practical ways that are just beginning to be integrated into best-practices in education, business, politics and society in general. Enjoy the viewing.
Mr. Benefiel has also written a book: Stubbing My TOE on Purpose: A Seminal View of Consciousness, Cosmology and the Congruence of Science and Spirituality... https://amzn.to/2Sab8el
Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove interviewed the host in August of 2018. They are quite interesting conversations available here: https://goo.gl/6hbRqB