Episode 105 | February 27, 2018

Wake Up to the Joy of You with Agapi Stassinopoulos

You probably know I love having goddesses on the show, and Agapi Stassinopoulos is truly an amazing Greek goddess! She is here to help you find that radiant inner happiness you desire. Agapi is a bestselling author and speaker who has inspired audiences around the world. She’s boldly passionate about life, joy, and helping people worldwide discover true and lasting happiness. Tune in to take your next steps down the path toward happiness, and don’t forget to check out her new book Wake Up to the Joy of You!

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Mission #105

On Board: Agapi Stassinopoulos
Mission: Wake Up to the Joy of You

Are you happy? For thousands of years, humanity has pursued the elusive idea of happiness. However, the idea of pursuing happiness is problematic. It isn’t something to search out in the future; it’s something that exists in every moment if you’re able to find it. Sometimes, finding your own true happiness is as simple as creating the space and time to experience it in a meaningful way. For example, a daily meditation practice can help you be present and open to the happiness in front of you.

Agapi Stassinopoulos is here to help you find that radiant inner happiness. Agapi is a bestselling author and speaker who has inspired audiences around the world. You probably know I love having goddesses on the show, and Agapi is truly an amazing Greek goddess! She’s boldly passionate about life, joy, and helping people worldwide discover true and lasting happiness to create the lives they desire. Tune in to take your next steps down the path toward happiness, and don’t forget to check out her new book Wake Up to the Joy of You!

Connect With Agapi:

Unbinding the Heart
agapi@nullunbindingtheheart.com
Agapi Stassinopoulos on Facebook
@AgapiSays on Twitter
Agapi Stassinopoulos on Instagram

The Mission Log:

  • [04:05] – Greek people are vibrantly alive, Agapi points out.
  • [05:17] – Agapi shares some information about who she is and how she reached the path that she’s on today.
  • [06:40] – What are some of the biggest challenges that Agapi has overcome in her life?
  • [10:34] – Orion takes a moment to talk about her community for self-love, which is full of goddesses.
  • [11:32] – Owning your power is getting to know who you are in your spirit and your beingness, Agapi explains.
  • [12:16] – Orion shares a story from Judaism about a holy man in a temple, leading to the concept that sometimes you don’t know yourself until the day you die.
  • [12:57] – That’s the great adventure of life, Agapi says in response to Orion’s story. She then tells us what her goal is with her books.
  • [14:56] – Agapi talks in more depth about her mother, who continues to be one of her deepest inspirations.
  • [15:36] – We hear about an experience Orion had recently in which she took a moment for herself to remember that the answers are in the moment.
  • [16:42] – What is Agapi’s definition of meditation?
  • [17:59] – Agapi discusses whether she was in a state of bliss, love, and meditation her whole life — and even whether she’s in such a state now.
  • [19:15] – How did Agapi come up with 52 meditations for her book?
  • [20:10] – Agapi recommends having a meditation practice that you commit to on a daily basis.
  • [22:52] – Orion discusses the reasons that she doesn’t meditate as much as she wants to, which she does regularly but not daily. She then publicly announces that she will start a 30-day meditation love affair.
  • [24:59] – Agapi leads listeners in a brief but powerful meditation. If you’re listening while driving, be sure to come back to the episode once you’re home to go through this beautiful meditation with Agapi!
  • [32:43] – Agapi explains why the guided meditation she has just led listeners through is so powerful and calming. She then invites listeners to email her to receive a free guided meditation as a gift.
  • [34:46] – How does Agapi make her health a priority, and what is the “art of doing nothing”?
  • [37:44] – People sometimes give themselves the time to achieve their dreams, but don’t give themselves the grace to achieve their dreams, Orion points out.
  • [38:06] – Agapi feels you need to have intention about what you want.
  • [39:41] – How can we create healthy boundaries and put ourselves first without hurting others?
  • [40:58] – What is your ego, and why isn’t it your ally?
  • [42:49] – Agapi begins winding things down by reading a beautiful excerpt from the final chapter of her book.
  • [44:45] – Agapi lists some ways that listeners can get in touch with her.

Links and Resources:

Your Checklist of Actions to Take

✓ Decide how you want your life to turn out. You have the power to create the life you desire.

✓ Don’t be discouraged when nothing is going right in your life. Life doesn’t always give you what you want but it gives you what you need.

✓ Find a spiritual teacher who can help you get to know yourself on a deeper level. Their guidance will also help you during trying times.  

✓ Live in the moment. Don’t worry about the future or the past and focus on the now.  

✓ Connect with a higher being. Open your heart and welcome blessings through prayer.

✓ Look inside yourself when searching for answers. Be patient with yourself, celebrate your wholeness and embrace your imperfections.

✓ Find something you love to do and are passionate about. This will help you stay inspired and happy.

✓ Practice the art of doing nothing. Find time where you don’t have to answer emails, be on your laptop or do work.

✓ Make your physical and mental health a priority. Learn how to take care of your body and fight stress.

✓ Learn about guided meditation with Agapi’s book, Wake Up to the Joy of You.

 

Transcript

O: Hey, this is Orion. Are you happy? You know, when I lived in Japan, I always asked that question, “Are you happy?” Because in Japanese they don’t say, “How are you doing?” They say, “Ogenki desu ka?” Which means are you happy? Are you genki? For thousands of thousands of years, humanity has been pursuing this elusive idea of happiness. We all wanna be happy and even in the declaration of independence, it was about the pursuit of happiness. Jim Rohn said, “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Because the present is a present and only in the present moment you can be aware of your sensations and your emotions and your true happiness. Happiness is not a memory from the past though a memory from the past can bring happiness to the future. Happiness is not in the future of which you’re gonna gain or have. It is in the moment that you are experiencing right now. My guest today is Agapi Stassinopoulos. She’s a bestselling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. She is a Greek goddess with a big passion for life, and joy, and helping people finding their own true joy in their heart. We’re gonna talk about her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You. Even though she is a multiple bestselling author and she’s got many, many books that are incredible, they’re all about one thing; creating the life you really want. Now, without further ado, onto the show. Hi Agapi, and welcome, welcome to Stellar Life podcast.

A: Thank you so much, Orion. It’s so lovely to be with you, finally. I feel like in some ways you are like a soul sister although I’m from Greece and you are from Israel. Right?

O: Yeah, I love your soul. I love your heart. I love your energy. First time I saw you was on stage at World Domination Summit in Portland. You just came in like a trailblazer and everybody were on their feet and you were dancing. The energy was so high and you were so inspiring and I was like, “Oh, my god. I love her.”

A: Oh, my god, thank you. It’s that big Greek spirit and the Mediterranean soul.

O: Yeah. You brought a lot of the Greek sunshine with you for sure.

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