21 | Dr Jeremy Goldberg | THE SCIENCE OF COMPASSION | Just Be You Podcast with Amber Hawken

The power of kindness

Dr Jeremy Goldberg triggered tears to stream down my face in today's interview. This is somewhat uncommon for me and somehow the kindness seeping out of every cell of this human just GOT ME!

The science of compassion is something Jeremy has professionally and personally studied for over a decade. From researching and working on saving the Great Barrier Reef and the world's oceans to leaving little bombs of handwritten love across the globe, the love bursting from this man is pretty freaking extraordinary.

He has cultivated a strong base of over 35,000 people who are inspired by his writings on the daily and he has spoken his part about kindness on the stage of TEDx Townsville.

A spoken word poet, mentor, speaker and soon to be published author,  Jeremy and I (in short) dive into:

  • What we can ask ourselves if giving kindness to a stranger makes us feel uncomfortable.
  • The ripple effect of compassion and how it can flow on for years to come.
  • Starting right here, right now with your idea and letting it guide you.
  • Noticing that at our core, we are good beings and it’s just that we get in our own way.
  • How to have big bold dreams and simultaneously let go of the outcomes.
  • How the angst of a punk rocker was fuelled into a mission of spreading kindness.
  • What to do with the "imposter" in our mind that says our dreams are just not good enough.
  • The Get Shit Done restructure that needs to occur in our internal and external worlds to make lasting change.
  • Jeremy's biggest insecurities and how following his inspiration helped transcend his self-limits.  


We can do better

I think our greatest lesson here is understanding that we are innately designed to love, be loved, give, receive and transform. That was my take away, and I would love to know yours - comment below and let us know!

And I will leave you with this…

Fuck This. We can do better. "We", as in, everyone. So, let's ask ourselves: What would the world be like if we were all just a little bit kinder? Dr Jeremy Goldberg

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