Fishing Without Bait

It's about living a life without definitive expectations and learning to fish without bait.

About the show

A mindful exercise. A look at ourselves. We recommend rest and relaxation. One way you can do this is to take up fishing. And for a truly mindful experience, try fishing without bait.

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Episodes

  • A Mindful Review | Episode 15

    October 13th, 2015  |  8 mins 52 secs

    We look back at our progress on Fishing Without Bait so far and where we are going, self defeating words, the wild horse that is loose in your head, informational overload, losing control, and making choices based on emotions and...

  • Pleasure vs Joy | Episode 14

    October 6th, 2015  |  13 mins 2 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer discusses the difference between Pleasure and Joy. Why is Pleasure so hard to pursue and can get us into trouble and the sustainability of Joy.  We look at Krishna Pendyala’s take on "The Pig and the Ape” from his book....

  • Attitude of Gratitude | Episode 13

    September 29th, 2015  |  15 mins 43 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer talks with us about our Gratitude Ratio in our lives, looking in the right place, increasing energy levels, and more. 
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  • Am I Alive Check In | Episode 12

    September 22nd, 2015  |  14 mins 27 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer starts with a check in on seeing if we are actually alive. How are we losing touch with our senses, and the details and life around them.  
    Challenge: Sit in absolute silence for 15 minutes a day. 
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  • Nonjudgmental Mind | Episode 11

    September 15th, 2015  |  12 mins 55 secs

    This is a first part of an on going discussion about having a non-judgemental mind.  How do we decipher between the judgements and evaluations in our life that are helpful and those that hinder our growth and decision making?
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  • Desperation and Anxiety as Positive Forces | Episode 10

    September 8th, 2015  |  15 mins 43 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer discusses the ability to use our fear and desperation to better yourself. What is “Optimal Anxiety” and how do we push past the fear to turn it into a driving force? 
    Challenge: Next time you're in an elevator, strike...

  • Conceptualizing a Comfort Zone and Limiting Potential | Episode 9

    September 1st, 2015  |  12 mins 49 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer discusses focusing on the "dirty diapers" of the world, limiting your life by putting it in a box, missing experiences and growth, and staying with relationships and environments not good for you.  
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  • Take The Brain of Cruise Control | Episode 8

    August 27th, 2015  |  13 mins 57 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer discusses separating our brain from our mind.  How do we learn to take our minds off autopilot? How do we remove judgements from our thinking? 
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  • How Our Brain Works | Episode 7

    August 18th, 2015  |  18 mins 27 secs

    James Ellerymeyer discusses how your brain works, how it learns and adapts, what powers it, the mind-body connection, and how high emotion solidifies learning.  
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  • Dropping the Rock | Episode 6

    August 11th, 2015  |  16 mins 17 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer discusses “Dropping the Rock”.  What happens when we let go of our past and anxieties that hold us back?  We discuss dealing with our fears, anxieties, sexual dishonesty, and more.
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  • Beginner's Mind | Episode 5

    August 4th, 2015  |  23 mins 54 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer discusses the Beginner’s Mind, a concept stemming from zen buddhism, taking one step at a time in our day to day life

  • Listen to Yourself | Episode 4

    July 21st, 2015  |  21 mins 34 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer discusses listening. Not just how much we listen to others, but listening to ourselves.

  • Time as Currency | Episode 3

    July 14th, 2015  |  20 mins 19 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer discusses being mindful of time as currency, and choice and choosing as the how we spend it. Our producer Michael Sorg also shares some feedback as he applies concepts from the first episodes in his own day to day life.

  • Human Being vs Human Doing | Episode 2

    July 7th, 2015  |  15 mins 16 secs

    James Ellermeyer explores more into the idea of our lives as Human Beings versus ending up being Humans Doing. How do we move our minds from thinking we have to do something and deciding to do the things we need to from day to day. Episode 2 Human Being vs Human Doing

  • Welcome to Fishing Without Bait | Episode 1

    June 23rd, 2015  |  15 mins 59 secs

    In this introductory episode, Jim Ellermeyer shares some of the principles in our practice including a Human Being vs Human Doing, knowing how to analyze a situation in your life, how we all time travel in our minds and how we can live in right now.