Today I bring you the second part of my interview with Sean Champion-Taylor. Today we discuss meditating in a noisy environment, my greatest challenge meditating, and the benefits of a made bed.
Today in the U.S. it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commemorating the outstanding achievements that one man was able to make happen. His greatness is an inspiration for many, but his example is also a wonderful reminder of what we are all capable of. Today I read a great article that talks about the two amazing men, Thich Nhat Han and Martin Luther King Jr.
Today I am very glad to have you meet one of my newest friends. At the end of last year I asked listeners to join me on the show. If there was anyone who had something about meditation to talk about I would love to speak with them. Sean Champion-Taylor was one of those people; the only one actually. And I have to say that I am glad he did write me. It was great to spend some time talking about our respective journeys. He is a great guy. It was nice to talk to someone who is genuinely passionate about meditation, while also being incredibly candid and kind beyond beyond words. You will hear for yourself. Enjoy.
I have shared with you that it is my goal to teach one million people how to meditate. However, my goal is not about ego, it's about world peace. The way to create a world where absolutely everyone gets along begins with meditation. This entire week I talk about how meditation will bring about world peace. Today, I am talking about a belief that many people may feel is outlandish. However, nothing changes in your world unless you keep an open mind and present yourself with different ideas.
The start of many meditations begins with some deep breathing. if a mind is active, with thoughts running amok, a practitioner is guided to return their focus to the breath. However, as common as the breath is as a focal point, there are others as well. Today i talk about 5 others you may not have thought of
When you sit down to meditate, daily hopefully, there are some steps you can take that can quite possibly improve your session. Today I talk about steps you can take between sitting down and gently closing your eyes.
Did you know that meditation strengthens your immune system? It does. But I am not going to bore you with an episode spouting statistics and studies. I am going to do something much more powerful; share with you an article by Tricycle.org that talks about the positive ways you can view your common cold.
Long-time listeners of ZEN commuter will remember Brendan Barca. This is his third time on ZEN commuter and I am very happy to have him back. From his home in Brooklyn, he helps people leave their meaningless, stressful jobs and transition to work that has them come alive. One of his greatest tools for doing so is meditation. Today I talk with Brendan as he discusses his own journey and the ones he helps his clients take, with the help of meditation.
Understanding and embracing all our emotions helps us live more fulfilling lives. Our culture says to disavow the less accepted feelings, however, unless we realize that there are no unserving emotions, and learn to embrace all of them, we will never lead purposeful lives. The task at hand is to learn how to choose and embrace all feelings as they arise. Today I talk about how to do just that.
With any new concept, our minds and bodies are initially resistant to change. After all, the thinking is, that if a pattern of behavior has worked for so long, why try and change it. The answer is purpose. Many of our motivations and actions stem from our subconscious minds. We do things without even realizing why we are doing them. Most of these actions are the byproducts of emotions we are unaware of. If we know the root feelings, then we can live with more purpose. Let’s talk about it.