“These journey’s really work. Even if it’s not working on your timeline, it’s working in you.” – Jedidah Jenkins
We have a very special guest this week, travel writer, public speaker, and the author of “To Shake The Sleeping Self, Jedidah Jenkins, is with us on #DENtalksPodcast! This episode is a treat, we dig into Jedidah’s memoir of his 14,000 mile cycling trip from Oregon to Patagonia and the surprising (or not so surprising) lessons that came out of this brave adventure. Jedidah jumps right into some heavy topics such as the stages of enlightenment, dismantling the order we’ve been taught as children, questioning his strong Christian faith, navigating being a gay Christian, how the Discovery Channel was an outlet for his childhood curiosity, his internal experience in the Mexican desert alone with his bike, his perspective on social media and travel today, and even his theory on time. This episode has so many incredible takeaways, but one of the biggest lessons Jedidah shares is how a journey like the one he took, really do work in impacting and changing your life forever. It may not be on your expected timeline, but the journey is always working within you. He even shares a beautiful poem with us at the end of the episode for his Personal Practice – you don’t want to miss it!
“If you love who you are, you love who you’re becoming, and you are grateful for who you were you feel much less trapped.” – Jedidah Jenkins
- What’s the most inspirational teacher, book or author? Tom Shadyac Life’s Operating Manual
- If you had an extra $100 in your pocket, what would you do with it? I would put gas in my car.
- Morning person or Night owl? I am definitely a morning person, but I love a wild night.
- Do you have a surprising hobby? I can play the piano, I think I would be a good singer songwriter
- Type of Meditation you rely on most?
Psychic Meditation which is energy tools, visual meditation which is also her personal practice
- Helpful tip for valuable meditation?
Focus on your breath, take the pressure off yourself that you have to do it right. Keep showing up and try different meditation to find what works for you.
- Self-Care Hack?
I make sure to clear everyone out of my space every night and get out into nature. I clear people’s energy by creating a bubble out infront of you, putting everyone from the day in that bubble, and then blow up the bubble. This gives the person their energy back.
- If you could give any piece of life advice what would it be?
If you don’t like how things are going, believe that you can change your perception and everything else will change.