If every eight year old were taught meditation, we would eliminate violence from the world within one generation. The Dalai Lama understands that if we stop running away from ourselves and learn to be at peace, our existence would be a much happier one. In the world we live in that never seems to stop, it’s understandable why we have so much trouble finding a moment to be truly introspective.
This episode is brought to you by Mo Edjlali, co-founder of Mindful Leader and the Mindful Leadership Summit. When you’re finished here, we both hope you’ll feel a bit more present.
Article (13 minutes)
“Enlightenment is eliminating mental confusion, eliminating hatred, jealousy, mental toxins, cravings. That’s very simple and straightforward. Whether you can do it or not is another matter…”
Article (6 minutes)
“When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future…”
Article (11 minutes)
“The instant you sit down to meditate, begin watching your breath. At first breathe normally, gradually letting your breathing slow down until it is quiet, even, and the lengths of the breaths are fairly long…”
Article (8 minutes)
“Given the realities of today’s 24/7 world, how do great leaders slow down and focus in order to make thoughtful decisions? Mindfulness…”
Christina Congleton, Britta K. Hölzel & Sara Lazar
Article (4 minutes)
“These findings are just the beginning of the story. Neuroscientists have also shown that practicing mindfulness affects brain areas related to perception, body awareness, pain tolerance, emotion regulation, introspection, complex thinking, and sense of self…”