Hey, groovy man! Can you dig it? Are you far out? Or are you a square? Are you going to get down with it? Or do you need to take a chill pill? Do those words sound familiar to you? Perhaps out of the past? Well, welcome to Fishing Without Bait. Welcome to a world of full-impact mindfulness where we’re looking to help people create their lives rather than to find one. We’re looking for people to find their authentic self
Ah, where’s your ship going? Welcome to Fishing Without Bait. A lifetime without definitive expectations. My name is Jim Ellermeyere. I’m a behavioral health therapist. And, today as always I’m joined by my good friend, producer of this program, and co-host – Mr. Mike. Mr. Mike, sometimes we talk about ships passing in the night. We talk about time being transitory. We talk about life encounters
Will you please grow up? Oh, come on. Be serious. It’s time to grow up. It’s time to act right. Will you please act your age? How many times have you heard these phrases in your life? When you were trying to perhaps have some fun. When you were not interfering with anyone’s life or happiness. When you’re encountering perhaps someone who had a heavy going of life. Well, if you’re that Peter Pan type of person
Ah, you’re hired! Welcome aboard. Welcome to Fishing Without Bait – a lifetime without definitive expectations. Where we take people on a journey down rabbit holes and through the looking glass to experience life in full technicolor. We help people come out of their cocoon and experience their life with full-impact mindfulness.
Ah, shazam. Open sesame. What type of power words do you have? What type of magic spells do you use? What type of incantations do you work in your life? Welcome to Fishing Without Bait – a world of full-impact mindfulness. And, today we’re going to talk about words of power.
Ah, turn the light on. I can’t see. I’m in the dark. So, how often do we refer to situations in our life as light or darkness? So, light – according to our wonderful scientists is all colors put together. And, darkness – black, is the absence of light.
Ah, surf’s up. Wax your boards. Let’s head to the beach. And, welcome to yet another stimulating and exciting episode of Fishing Without Bait. A lifetime without definitive expectations where you approach each day with a beginner’s mind and walk through your life like a butterfly coming out of your cocoon growing your wings and gradually turning your world into technicolor.
Ah, good evening. I’m hoping that your battery is charged. But, we’re going to be talking about your life – not necessarily battery life. We’re going to be talking about are you online or offline. However, we’re going to be talking about that in a different context. We’re going to be talking about are you offline with your authentic self. Or are you online? Are you tuned in or are you tuned out?
Ah, welcome to our world. Welcome to the world of Fishing Without Bait and Full-Impact Mindfulness. Where we challenge you to participate in your life. We challenge you to walk through your life without unreasonable expectations. To have that beginner’s mind and be open and aware to everything around you and to be in the present moment – to pay attention on purpose to your life
Ah, what a special moment. I want this to either last or remember it forever. Today, as always, I’m joined by my good friend, co-host, and producer of this program – Mr. Mike. Mr. Mike, we often talk about making memories, creating memories, holding onto memories. So, when someone wants to record a particular event for posterity, what do they use?
Ah, hello! Welcome aboard. Welcome aboard the Good Ship Butterfly. And, for those of you who may not know what the butterfly is, perhaps you might want to check out some of our previous podcasts. Perhaps you may want to check out our Full-Impact Mindfulness logo – the butterfly starting in the darkness and exploding into light. Living a life out loud.
Oh. I’m sorry. I regret bumping into you. Oh, I think I recognize you. Yes, I do. My gosh. I think we used to work together didn’t we? Well, perhaps we did. So, let’s talk about our lives today. Let’s talk about acquaintances. Let’s talk about friends. And, let’s talk about life companions. Let’s talk about fully impacting your life. Let’s talk about participating in your life. Let’s talk about being alive and feeling the tingle and participating in your life through full-impact mindfulness.
Mike Sorg here, producer of Fishing Without Bait. Today, we went down to Black Star Tattoo in Belle Vernon, PA. And, we had a conversation while Jim was getting his new tattoo representing full-impact mindfulness. The following is a conversation that Jim had with Jake Steele, the artist working on his tattoo.
Oh, hi, Mike. We recently received some good news that our Fishing Without Bait logo is now a registered trademark of Namaste Holistic Counseling. However, I believe we’ve never really explored what holistic actually is defined as. What would your definition of holistic be?
You’re right on time, as usual. Of course. How could you not be, as it is always right now. Welcome to our adventure. Welcome to Fishing Without Bait and full-impact mindfulness. There are no entrance exams or letters of reference – other than referencing yourself. There are no tests, no comparisons with others. And, the only homework is to challenge yourself. If you’re finding life particularly heavy going, feeling loaded down, and if you’re restless, irritable, and discontent,
Ah. You’re right on time, as usual of course. As it is always right now. Welcome to our adventure. Welcome to Fishing Without Bait and full-impact mindfulness. There are no entrance exams or required letters of reference, only references for yourself. There are no tests. No comparisons with others. And, the only homework here is to challenge yourself. If you’re finding life particularly heavy going
Let’s make you think, Mr. Mike – and our listeners. You’re going to have to think today. Remember, these are challenge podcasts. So, let’s do our own time traveling, Mike, and go back to I double dog dare you podcasts. These podcasts are about straight talk. If you want to do something with your life, if you want to change it – to help yourself make better choices and live life out loud, then listen on. Our job is to not start the friendship club. Sometimes our job is to intentionally frustrate you – the listener, into action
Ah, you’re right on time. As usual. As it is always right now. Welcome to our adventure. Welcome to Fishing Without Bait and full-impact mindfulness. There are no entrance exams or letters of reference. There are no tests. No comparisons with others. And, the only homework is to challenge yourself. If you’re finding life particularly heavy going, feeling loaded down, and if you’re restless, irritable and discontent
What flag are you waving today? What’s outside? What’s outside of your home? What’s on your ship? What type of sports team do you follow? What is in your life? What are you looking for? We’re flying our flag today. We’re looking for logos. Flying your own flag.
Ah, so you’re here. And, as we greet you, we say Namaste. There’s many variations and meanings of Namaste, Mike. It actually comes from India. And, it’s an Indian way of greeting each other. It’s a way of showing homage and respect to one another. So, in some Indian cultures, particularly in the North and the South, they use Namaste as holding their elbows out, their palms together, first of all to their minds and to their hearts, greeting to someone. And, quite often it could have the meaning of literally that our minds meet.
Ah, welcome. Are you looking for the truth? Are you looking for somebody to tell you the truth? Perhaps you’ve heard of Diogenes who is the person who had the lamp and would go searching throughout the night. And, what he was searching for? He was searching for an honest man. He was searching for an honest person. So, is there honesty in your heart?
Ah. Who’s your neighbor? Who’s your neighbor, my friends? Welcome to Fishing Without Bait – a lifetime without definitive expectations. Where we ask you to avoid placing unrealistic expectations on yourself or attempting to live up to the unrealistic expectations of others. My name’s Jim Ellermeyer. I’m a behavioral health therapist
Woah. What’s that smell? Well, if you want to find out, you’ll have to listen on. Welcome aboard. You’ve reached the land of Fishing Without Bait, where we help people make choices in their lives, avoid time traveling. To create a life rather than find one. To look for rabbit holes and actually have the courage to go down them. So, buckle your seatbelts. Welcome aboard. And jump on the train.
Has anyone cracked your code? So, what does that mean to you? If you’ve listened to the previous podcast we’ve talked about creating passwords to prevent identity thefts from people stealing your identity or perhaps you even giving it away. So, when we talk about breaking your code, we’re talking about creating a code strong enough that others can’t penetrate your own boundaries into your authentic self.
What’s the password? Fortunately, there’s no password to gain entry here. It’s just a worm hole, a tunnel to the rest of your life. To the right here, and right now. If there are any words to gain entrance to our world – the world of Fishing Without Bait and full-impact mindfulness, they would be honesty, open-mindedness, and a willingness to try. There’s always room here. Always an empty seat.
Ah! Bucking broncos. Have you ever felt your thoughts were like that? Have you ever tried to put a saddle on them? Tame them? So, quite often we think we’re riding the horse. However, with our thoughts, they’re often riding us. And, like horses, they can be quite heavy. So, what are wild horses called? They’re called mustangs. And, they’re uncontrollable. Have you ever felt that your thoughts were also uncontrollable? Listen up, my friends. I’m so glad you’re here today. This is a podcast about Fishing Without Bait and full-impact mindfulness.
Use your voice. Speak the words out loud. Be an audio book for your life. Speak your intentions. Hold it. Hold the intention in your mind, and then laugh out loud. Smile. Envision it. And, repeat as necessary, placing an emotion – attach it to that intention will make it that much more powerful. So remember, your life is a result of the choices you make. If you don’t like your life, it’s time to start making better choices.
He was visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future. And, in the future he was no longer in existence. He had crossed over. So, Scrooge got a second chance. We are perhaps not so fortunate. And, again, this is about being right here and right now. I would like you to imagine two scenarios: one where your life – your physical life has ended and the values that you have and what you hope to be remembered by; I would also like you to think of what you would be afraid that people would mention about you, what you would be concerned about.
So, Mike, there’s a missive from Hugh McLaughlin, and he explains prayer as people say prayers not just because or hoping to get an omnipotent deity to intervene directly on our behalf but because it also helps us concentrate our minds on the stuff that actually matters, whether we believe or don’t believe in God or Buddha or the Gray-Bearded Sky Fairy, it is still very good to help us pray to the deepest part of ourselves, of our own lives. So, Mike, keeping in mind that we’re spiritual beings having a human experience, prayer – which you can think of as merely connection and meditation, looking for the space between thoughts. When you think of prayer, what do you think of, Mike?
Destructive anger is cruel. Destructive anger is hurtful. It causes harm. Destructive anger turned inward can result in self harm or substance use, acting out toward others in an unhealthy way. It’s reacting with your emotional mind – where we react rather than respond. So, we have every right to be angry, Mike. However, we never have a right to be cruel – never. We never have a right to be cruel. So, that’s one emotion that is to be avoided. One that is never constructive.