Author: robert

The Cosmic Roar

I have one. You have one. Everyone has one. It’s built into the OS of our essential being.

What is it? It’s the sound that only you can make, because it’s the distinctive signature of your most authentic presence, your most truthful voice, your most compelling message. It is life pouring through you, unobstructed, freewheeling, fearless, powerful. It is the expression of your deep heart melded with skillful means spoken in front of anyone and everyone, all the time.

Though it is an innate capacity, it has been suppressed by many and various forces for almost all of us. We have to consciously and intentionally liberate our cosmic roar from beneath layers of suppression, doubt, and fear that plague so many of us. How do we do this?

Through Speaking Truthfully — the most potent, daring, and effective way to speak authentically and publicly that exists today.

It is axiomatic that our self-actualization in the world, as well as all manner of personal and professional success and our ability to influence, impact and serve others are all dependent our our facility to speak with authenticity, credibility, and skill; to speak with courage, confidence, and connection. To speak with vulnerability and transparency. To speak without hiding, pretense, or defense. To be willing to show up, look people directly in the eyes, and tell the truth. To show who we are, honestly and directly. This is what Speaking Truthfully is all about.

If you want to liberate your Cosmic Roar, I’d love to help you. That’s what I do, especially for women who want to free themselves from the inhibitions imposed upon them by social and cultural norms, and who are ready and willing to disturb the status quo with their innate magnificence, beauty, and power.

Speaking Truthfully with Barry Eaton & Robert Rabbin

I had the great pleasure to speak with my dear friend, and one of Australia’s brightest lights, Barry Eaton. Barry’s long and distinguished career includes having broad experience in all forms of the media and entertainment industries, as well as being a gifted astrologer, psychic, and medium. He is the author of several books, and an intrepid explorer of reality.

In our very informal conversation, we speak about Speaking Truthfully, our respective dances with cancer, the nature and power of silence, and all kinds of hot and juicy topics.

Click here to listen by stream and/or to download MP3 file. Inasmuch as we were speaking by phone between Australia and the U.S., the sound quality is not as robust as one might like. That’s OK, just listen with earphones or buds, and you’ll be just fine.



Creating a Workplace Culture of Conscious Communication

A High-Impact One-Day Program for Executives and Managers


Speech is a joint game between the speaker and the listener

against the forces of confusion. Unless both make the effort,

interpersonal communication is quite hopeless.

If the leaders and managers of any organization focus first and foremost on performance and productivity, they’ve got it all wrong, upside down, and inside out. They’re paying attention to the “what,” when they ought to be minding the “how.” Most executive teams have clear performance criteria, just as most organizations have clear productivity criteria. However, most teams do not have clearly defined communication standards; and yet all performance and productivity are fully dependent upon the clarity and quality of communication.

Since everything we want to achieve within our teams and organizations is dependent on the quality of our communications and the strength of our relationships, it would seem self-evident that we would be constantly teaching, learning, and evaluating the quality of our communication principles and corresponding behaviors.

The Problem is that teams without clear standards, values, and expectations for interpersonal communication simply cannot realize their business goals, nor can they create an energetic work environment of trust, mutual support, creativity, and consistent results.

The Solution is to identify and embrace communication and relationship values, attitudes, behaviors, and commitments that will assure high levels of team performance and achievement — as well as personal satisfaction and joy.

A culture of conscious communication is one wherein members of a team and organization communicate their thoughts, feelings, ideas, and intentions in an open, honest, accurate, and timely manner. Keywords for how people in this kind of culture communicate and behave include:

Candid • Non-Judgmental • Receptive to New Ideas • Vulnerable • Respectful of Others • Empathetic • Effective Listeners • Courageous • Accountable • Responsible • Clear • Cooperative • Transparent • Honest • Direct • Powerful • Creative 



Q & A with Robert


I am always afraid that I am doing things wrong in my life. I don’t trust any of my thoughts or feelings in case they are wrong. I also find it very hard to make decisions about what I want to do and what I should do in my life in case I’m wrong. I find that I just go along with everyone else, so I do not have to decide anything. I battle with my own thoughts and feelings to the point I just want to give up. My question is, How do I overcome this fear of constantly thinking and feeling I am doing things wrong? And how will I know when something is right? I would appreciate your help with this as it has stifled my joy for living.


Authenticity is about real, not right.

Think about how often, in your personal or professional life, you’ve wanted to be right or been afraid of being wrong. How long have you lived within these two polarities? What does that feel like, to need to be right and to be afraid of being wrong? What if you never again needed to be right, or were afraid of being wrong. How would that feel?

Let me ask you to stop battling your own thoughts and feelings for a moment. Let me ask you, instead, to Be Present. Just that. Breathe and relax your way out of the thoughtstream. Pay Attention to what you notice about feeling the need to be right, and about the fear of being wrong. Listen Deeply. What do you hear?

You might hear that you have elevated the opinions of others above your own self-knowing, that others know what is right and that you don’t. In terms of living authentically, your self-knowing trumps the opinions of others. Living authentically is not about right and wrong; it is about real and true. What is real and true about who you are and what you want? Can you say this without trying to be right and without feeling afraid of being wrong?

After every workshop or talk I give, people have things to say about what I said. I always say, “Thank you for your opinion.” I never collapse into doubt about who I am — regardless of what others say — because I am just expressing myself authentically. I am not trying to be right. Because I am not trying to be right, I am not afraid of being wrong. I never get defensive or aggressive. I remain playful. Everyone has an opinion. Thank you for your opinion. Sometimes, the opinion is that I am arrogant and self-centered. Sometimes the opinion is that I am confident and courageous. Thank you for your opinion. I am just expressing myself as authentically as I can.

Sara Harvey Yao interviews Robert Rabbin

Sara Harvey Yao, renowned “inside-out” leadership development expert, interviews Robert about Speaking Truthfully.


On today’s show we welcome speaker and author, Robert Rabbin to discuss what it means to live life authentically and speak truthfully. He shares what it means to be able to go deeper into awareness and live your life without hiding. Robert believes that speaking is how we “move in and through life”, and he describes how broadcasting information is very different than speaking truthfully. We also talk about internal orientation vs external orientation, and the importance of building internal stability regardless of your external situation.

Robert Rabbin began his professsional journey in 1985, after spending 10 years living and working with meditation master Swami Muktananda. Since then, he has developed an international reputation as a radically brilliant speaker and public speaking guru, as well as a distinguished self-awareness facilitator, leadership adviser, and personal mentor. Robert is the creative source and director of Speaking Truthfully, through which he offers masterclasses and private mentoring in authentic self-expression and public speaking. He has published eight books and more than 250 articles on authentic living and public speaking, leadership, self-inquiry, spiritual activism, and meditation.
In January 2012, he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and told he had a few months to live. However, in keeping with his contrarian nature, he continues to thrive past the predicted use-by date. He lives in Los Angeles.

The Essence of Speaking Truthfully

Speaking Truthfully has many layers and levels. At different times and in different ways, its varied dimensions are an art, a science, an experiment, an improvisation. But always, the essence of Speaking Truthfully has to do with where we speak from.

Curious, isn’t it? I mean, how many places can we speak from? Most of us speak from our mouth. We might speak from experience, or false memory, or imagination, or what we’ve read or heard of. If we’re the passionate sort, we’ll energize those words with the fire from the furnace in our belly.

If we’re an intellectual sort, we’ll speak from our head. If we’re sentimental, we might speak from our heart. If we’re spiritual, we’ll try to speak from our higher self, or our no-self. Some of those folks, poor things, won’t admit that they speak — awareness itself does! As if that weren’t enough, some people, usually unknowingly, speak from their ass. They can even be elected to national political office!

All good. No worries, mate. No drama.


However, there is another place from where we can speak, and it is in this place that Speaking Truthfully was born, and grew, and is maturing. If we can speak from this place, it matters little what we say or how we say it, because the staggering clarity and full force and magical magnificence of what cannot be spoken . . . is spoken.

Gina Rabbin: A Catalyst for Clarity

In one way or another, I have served many people as a kind of “catalyst for clarity” — as a consultant, coach, mentor, speaker. And, with all the modesty I can muster, I’m pretty world-class. So, I reckon I know what it takes to be a world-class catalyst for clarity! My sister Gina is such a person. In fact, when I need some crystalline light shed on an issue, Gina is who I call. I want to share the following text, from her home page, and let you know about her, because she is well worth knowing about. She is my go-to gal when my own clarity dims.


Gina Rabbin

Gina Rabbin

We are all seeking ways in which we can create lives filled with health and personal freedom, for ourselves and our loved ones. The path to achieve these goals is not always clear, and we find we need assistance to gain clarity.

As a Catalyst For Clarity, I will help you gain the clarity you need and provide the necessary guidance that will enable you to turn your dreams into reality.

I have always had a passion for helping others find health and personal freedom in all aspects of their lives. For the past 3 decades, I’ve been a guide for those seeking to move beyond limitation and lack into expansion and abundance, whether it’s physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual.

Over the years, the ways in which I have expressed my work have shifted and changed, but the goal has remained the same: Whether through tarot, channeling, Reiki, or, more recently, through scientific breakthrough Nrf2 technology, my desire is to help you create health, wellness, and abundance in your life on all levels. All of these modalities work together in a perfect merging of body, mind, and spirit.


Introducing Cate Montana

I don’t often recommend the work of others, for many reasons, though none of which are worth mentioning! However, when I do come across someone who impacts me in the way Cate Montana did on Saturday, February 25, 2017, I am obliged to share the good news. Cate and I were the interview guests on Sandie Sedgbeer’s Virtual Light Broadcast. (Sandie is another cosmic rock star!) Cate and I collided as if we were long lost … hmmmm … bandmates of an interstellar rock band. We started jamming right away. I love her. I love what she’s been up to, what she’s doing, and the in the ring with the bull juiciness of her teachings.

I do believe that she, Sandie, and I are going to cook up something way hot and cool, very soon. In the meantime, check out Cate’s work.

The E Word

The E Word

(from her website)

The ego is NOT the enemy.

Humans can’t function without one. What messes us up is we’re not taught what the ego is, what it’s for, and how it can be managed for optimum functioning.

Without that information—without knowing exactly how the ego is born, how it thinks and how the perception of separation it feeds us 24/7 is actually 100% ILLUSION—we’re boxed into a pitifully narrow spectrum of living filled with fear, loneliness and dissatisfaction. But once we know what we’re dealing with —once we know how to operate the controls — BAM! It’s a whole new ballgame.

Frankly, if people knew what the ego is and how to expand it (not inflate it!) their lives and the whole world would change for the better overnight.

Hungry for no-nonsense answers to life’s BIG questions? Want a simple guide to the Truth of who you are (and who you aren’t)?  Want to know how to create lasting change in yourself and the world? The E Word is the book for you.

Sandie Sedgbeer Interviews Robert on Virtual Light Broadcast

I had a great time speaking with my dear friend Sandie Sedgbeer about some of what I’ve experienced and learned subsequent to a 2011 diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer, with a prognosis of a few months to live. You can enjoy this 26-minute interview at either YouTube or Vimeo. It is also posted towards the bottom of the home page of my website.



Sandie Sedgbeer interviews Robert Rabbin on the Virtual Light Broadcast. from Robert Rabbin on Vimeo.