A doctor of psychology and metaphysics, Eldon Taylor, discussed choices people make, and the mental processes behind them. What goes into our life decisions isn't always authentic or original, and can stem from messages in culture and the media, he noted. Research shows that some 90% of our decisions are made from the subconscious mind, he said, and "there's a script going on in our subconscious, and that script includes some self-serving biases," which have a foundation that's built out of our habits. Sometimes we make decisions out of anger, or the result of compensatory or compliance mechanisms. For instance, if someone gives you a gift, you feel like you owe them something.
"People get stuck because they see implicit boundaries, they see limitations when limitations aren't there, and we began that process when we're really very young," Taylor remarked. In our world, there's so much disenchantment, anxiety, and uncertainty, that "I think the most important thing you can do today is bring people's attention to the fact that they don't have to live that way," he continued. There are simple things people can do to empower themselves to deal with whatever circumstances they encounter in a healthy, happy way.
By becoming mindful of our limiting beliefs, and "self talk," we can work past illusory ways of thought, and reach higher potentials, he suggested. Dr. Taylor offers a set of subliminal programs called "InnerTalk" to help people re-program problematic patterns and behaviors. But one way to immediately improve one's well being is to start helping other people. By making a difference in the lives of other people, you quickly find merit in your own life, he suggested.
First hour guest, webmaster, activist, and talk show host Michael Rivero spoke about the state of the US economy, its monetary system, and the Federal Reserve. Regarding whether the debt ceiling should be raised, there's a fundamental question behind that-- "if the Constitution gives to the US government the authority to make and issue public currency without interest, why for the last 100 years has the US government borrowed all the public currency at interest from a privately owned central bank?" he asked. The historical irony is that America fought a revolution to be free from this kind of predatory banking, Rivero added. He believes that a major crash of the US banking system is an inevitability, and people should be prepared.