Podcast: Beyond Perception

‘What we believe, we become.’


Our beliefs literally define us & our quality of life.

The bad news: We are born into a subjective and limited perception of reality. ‘70% or more [of our beliefs] are programs of limitation, disempowerment, and self-sabotage’ (Dr. Bruce Lipton) making us the victim & passenger of our environment and accessing just a tiny fraction of our creative & innovative potential (Dr. George Land).

The good news: Once we recognise our beliefs, we can change them! And – if, what we label as ‘normal’ is actually suppressed – that leaves gigantic upside to be explored! To become the driver of our life & circumstances!

Time to wake up!

Time to break free from our adopted beliefs & conditioning and discover truth beyond perception! The key to real empowerment and Self awareness. In this Podcast we explore ‘reality’ and ‘who we are’ from a holistic perspective (intellect and intuition) without a preset ‘box’ (e.g. scientism or new age). Guests with unique perspective and diverse expertise guide us to understand ‘why we think what we think’ and uncover the blind spots of our shared reality.

By enabling us to make up our own mind we can replace unconsciously absorbed beliefs & ideologies with our own progressive philosophical belief system. To expand our consciousness far beyond any (self-) limitations, discovering our full potential and connectedness with all life. Better understanding of ourselves – and our history, present and future as humanity – is key to elevate Body, Mind and Soul for a society built on Truth, Freedom and Love for all!

The mission: To attract & inspire a community of aspiring people and elevate consciousness on a global scale. Which is more important than ever, as we are facing massive social challenges over the coming decade with AI on the horizon.

Past episodes

#13 Arjan Erkel on Thriving after being kidnapped & hostage for 2 years! Standing up for yourself facing death! Dealing with extreme uncertainty! How to increase Freedom even within imposed frameworks Beyond Perception

I have the true honour to speak with Arjan Erkel today. Born in the Netherlands, he studied Cultural Anthropology to then join Doctors Without Borders as humanitarian aid worker in conflict areas. He first worked in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Sierra Leone and then Russia, where his life dramatically changed. In 2002 he was kidnapped by Islamic rebels in Dagestan and kept hostage for almost 2 years. Since then – as an author, motivational speaker, coach and entrepreneur – Arjan inspired thousands of people with his message about freedom and taking ownership of one's own life. Arjan is also the Co-Founder of ‘Free a Girl’. A foundation that is dedicated to freeing young girls from forced prostitution. Since 2008 'Free a Girl' has freed more than 4,750 girls globally! We talk about his abduction, an extremely confusing period, in which he often feared for his life, e.g. when they started digging holes in the ground, drove him around in car trunks and left him alone for days without food or water. For 607 days he was locked up in dark cellars, heavily secured bedrooms and finally 15 months in a dark underground hutch of 1.5x2m with only the company of insects and mice not seeing any faces during all this time. He was thrown back and forth mentally between hope and despair. Next to losing my freedom, he also had to depend on others to get him out. In the worst moments he felt not only lonely but also forgotten. In our conversation he shares: How he kept control and his autonomy & free choice, even though he was incarcerated in a 2×1.5m dark underground hutch for 15 months. How he stood up for himself during life threatening situations and built respect. How you can connect and built relationships with anyone, even with your kidnapper. How he dealt with the insecurity of not knowing if he will survive, be forgotten or killed. How he battled against loneliness and lack of confidence, security and comfort. How he stood up for himself, claimed autonomy and free choice! Why being authentic and vulnerable is powerful. How to get new perspectives on the possibilities you have in your life, your own responsibility in it and how you can create a new reality. Why he co-founded Free a Girl to safe girls from child prostitution. How do you increase your freedom within imposed frameworks. About Arjan Erkel: Arjan's new book: http://www.heldhostagebook.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arjan.erkel LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arjanerkel Instagram: @arjanerkel Homepage: http://www.Arjanerkel.nl Free a Girl: http://www.freeagirl.nl —————- ***If you enjoy the Podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts / Spotify? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love ❤️ reading the reviews! Sign up for my email newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/1973615dd1c5/beyondperception For show notes and past guests, please visit https://www.simonrilling.com/podcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonrilling Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simon.rilling Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beyondperception
  1. #13 Arjan Erkel on Thriving after being kidnapped & hostage for 2 years! Standing up for yourself facing death! Dealing with extreme uncertainty! How to increase Freedom even within imposed frameworks
  2. #12 Reinhard Flatischler on becoming one with Rhythm – the most fundamental Power of Life! HRV, Vagus Nerve, Chaos as Wisdom and Simultaneous Perception as doorway to inner Stillness!
  3. #11 Yoshi Pantera on Overcoming Addictions and Regenerative Culture, Sociocracy & Permaculture as the way to a stable Social Order!
  4. #10 Alessandro Ferullo on Qi Gong as catalyst for Health, Healing and Deeper Meaning! + Guided Meditation
  5. #9 Philippa Wilkin on Finding Yourself & Truth through conscious Breathing! And releasing unprocessed Emotional Trauma through your Breath!

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