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Louie Schwartzberg on the Incredible Journey of Gratitude

In this episode of the Passion Struck podcast, John R. Miles sits down with filmmaker and storyteller Louie Schwartzberg to explore the transformative power of gratitude. They dive deep into Louie’s latest film, “Gratitude Revealed,” and the significance of finding awe and wonder in ordinary moments, and how practicing gratitude can lead to a more fulfilling and purposeful life.

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You can’t have a negative thought and a positive thought in your head at the same time. By shifting into something positive, you stop the rumination and find gratitude in the present moment.

Louie Schwartzberg

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Finding Awe in the Simplest Things: A Conversation with Louie Schwartzberg on the Journey of Gratitude

Discover the transformative power of gratitude and the joy it can bring to everyday life in this inspiring conversation with acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Louie Schwartzberg. He joines host John R. Miles as they delve into the importance of finding awe in even the simplest things and its impact on our perspective and overall well-being.

From exploring the wonders of nature to understanding the interconnectedness of humans and the environment, this conversation will leave you with a renewed sense of appreciation and a desire to impact the world positively. Don’t miss out on this thought-provoking discussion that will help you unlock the power of gratitude and find greater meaning in your life.

In this episode, you will discover how to:

  • Appreciate the transformative power of daily gratitude and how it can elevate your life.
  • Learn to see the rich tapestry of life and emotions captured in nature films and photography.
  • Ignite a sense of wonder, turning your ordinary life into extraordinary.
  • Understand the symbiotic relationship between nature and mankind, using storytelling to foster ecological responsibility.
  • Embrace the practice of mindful intentionality and find your purpose in making the world a better place.
  • And much, much more!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share? Drop us a line at [email protected]!
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More From Our Guest Louie Schwartzberg on the Incredible Journey of Gratitude

Growing up under the roof of his extremely grateful parents, Louie Schwartzberg was surrounded by an appreciation for life’s simplest treasures. Driven by an inherent curiosity, he found himself intrigued by the French Revolution. However, the anti-war demonstrations against the Vietnam War happening outside his door at UCLA were far too compelling to ignore. As he explored his passion for capturing life’s moments through photography, Louie became enamored with nature.

Louie Schwartzberg quote I try to unveil the mystery. I love to show audiences things that the naked eye can't see, making the invisible visible

He found joy in making the invisible visible, altering time through techniques like time-lapse, slow-mo, and macro photography. He saw beauty in the intricate dance of nature, how a flower opening is a signal for fertilization, a vital part of our survival. This appreciation for life’s interconnectedness is what led Louie to his profound understanding of gratitude. As Louie Schwartzberg delved deeper into the essence of nature, he found a profound connection between art and science. The wonder and awe he experienced became central to his work, leading him to understand the importance of being present in each moment and remaining open to life’s surprises.

This openness allowed him to witness the power of gratitude in practice, not as an answer to life’s problems but as a step towards positivity. He realized that gratitude pulls us away from our brain’s natural tendency to focus on fear and stress, allowing us to shift towards a positive state of mind. Louie’s journey into the world of gratitude didn’t just transform his art; it transformed his outlook on life, making him an advocate for the transformative power of gratitude in daily life.

Recognize the Beauty of Awe and Wonder
In the hustle and bustle of daily life, taking time to immerse in awe and wonder often takes a backseat. However, according to Schwartzberg, the ability to experience awe in the ordinary has profound benefits. Noticing the moral beauty in others or finding awe in a simple flower can heighten our senses, enrich our present-moment awareness, and help stimulate a deep sense of gratitude

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  • Visit Louie Schwartzberg’s website to learn more about her work and stay updated on her latest projects and articles.
  • Watch Gratitude Revealed on Louie TV.
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  • Watch Louie Schwartzberg’s films, including Fantastic Fungi and Gratitude Revealed, to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world and gain insights into the transformative power of gratitude.
  • Follow Louie Schwartzberg on social media to stay updated on his latest projects, events, and inspirations.
  • Consider practicing gratitude in your own life by taking a moment each day to identify and appreciate something you are grateful for, whether it’s in the last hour, minute, or day.
  • Reflect on the wisdom shared by the remarkable but ordinary people featured in Gratitude Revealed and consider how you can integrate their insights into your own relationships, community, workplace, and the world.
  • Explore the wonders of nature through Louie Schwartzberg’s breathtaking cinematography and remarkable human stories, and let yourself be captivated by the incredible beauty that surrounds us.
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About Today’s Guest, Louie Schwartzberg

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Introducing Louie Schwartzberg, a visionary filmmaker and cinematographer whose work has profoundly influenced the way we perceive the natural world. His films, including the acclaimed ‘Fantastic Fungi’ and the thought-provoking ‘Gratitude Revealed’ have captivated audiences worldwide. Elsewhere, his Catch the Wave Gratitude Revealed tour innovatively integrates art, poetry, and music into immersive gratitude experiences in cities like New York City and Washington D.C. Louie’s recently launched streaming platform supports his mission to inspire mindfulness, encouraging a connection to the world and a deeper understanding of our place in it.

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