“Stress is an opportunity for spiritual growth, when we take the time to learn from it.”

- Brian Luke Seaward

Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water


Stress is a stranger to no one. Yet in all aspects of life, we have a choice: We can give our power away and succumb to crisis, negativity and suffering, or rise above it and move on gracefully. Without a doubt, we are living in stressful times. Definitely more stressful than when my book, Stand Like Mountain Flow Like Water, was first published in 1997. Though these current times may be filled with uncertainty and colossal challenges, the pearls of ageless wisdom, tested and proven over millennia, have not changed. As such, they offer more than hope, they offer jewels of insight essential in today’s world.

Welcome to a unique and valuable learning experience that gently guides you through a collection of ageless wisdom and timeless insights to help gently nurture you along your life journey during these often turbulent and challenging “winds of change.” The proverb, “Stand like mountain, flow like water” is more than a cute metaphor; it’s a divine philosophy of life.

This course offers 10 lessons based on the chapters from the best selling book, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water. Each lesson is comprised of three parts: 1) A “wisdom circle” fireside chat highlighting spiritual insights, 2) A soul-searching journal exercise to help process these insights, and 3) A guided meditation to help reinforce the insights and offer a sense of relaxation and inner peace in these challenging, if not turbulent, times. A wise sage once said, this: “The winds of grace are blowing perpetually, we only need raise our sails.” May this course provide you with the means to raise your sails.



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“Dr. Seaward’s words have touched my life profoundly and helped me to find grace and dignity, the patience and compassion needed to navigate my ever-changing course. They have helped me understand that it is the way I choose to see the world that I will create the world I see.”
– Joan Lunden, former Good Morning America host and best-selling author

High Quality Audio & Video

To make this content more accessible, we have provided each lesson in both a video format and a MP3 audio link podcast to listen on a variety of devices.

We have also made the guided mental imagery meditation as separate MP3 audio link as well. Also included are some additional articles I have written that are offered to supplement the lessons and help you focus on key aspects/insights to integrate into your life.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Stress with a Human Face
Lesson 2: Spirits on a Human Path
Lesson 3: The Dance of Ego and Soul
Lesson 4: From Anger to Forgiveness
Lesson 5: Muscles of the Soul
Lesson 6: Seasons of the Soul
Lesson 7: Embrace the Mystery
Lesson 8: Health of the Human Spirit
Lesson 9: Good Vibrations
Lesson 10: A Spiritual Renaissance
Bonus material!


The purpose of this course is to reacquaint yourself with the ageless wisdom that helps guide us along our human journey.


What You Will Get Out Of It

Not only do you have the content available to you, we have also made available a Workshop Workbook PDF that contains many soul searching journal exercises that help you process the material and help integrate it into your daily routine. And this content will be available to you for repeated viewing (and listening) for an unlimited length of time.

About Brian Luke Seaward

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is regarded as one of the foremost experts in the field of stress management and a pioneer in the fields of mind-body-spirit healing and corporate health promotion. The wisdom of Brian Luke Seaward can be found quoted in PBS specials, The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, college graduation speeches, medical seminars, boardroom meetings, church sermons, and keynote addresses all over the world. He has authored more than eighteen books, including the classic best sellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, The Art of Calm and Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward and the leading college textbook, Managing Stress (10E). Dr. Seaward’s mission, as expressed through his legacy of acclaimed books, documentary films and public appearances, is to make this a better world in which to live by having each of us reach our highest potential. His corporate clients include Hewlett Packard, Royal Caribbean, Wells Fargo, TransAmerica, Procter & Gamble, Conoco-Phillips, Motorola, Quaker Oats, John Deere, BP-Amoco, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Maxtor-Seagate, Organic Valley Dairy, The US Army, US Air Force and many others. For 25 years he served on the faculty of the University of Colorado Consortium for Public Health and now currently he is a faculty member of The Graduate Institute. Dr. Seaward is the Executive Director of the Paramount Wellness Institute in Boulder, CO.