Mindfulness and Meditation with Light Watkins
We’re here to talk today about how things are not always what they seem — especially in this age of social media where we’re bombarded with Instagram and Facebook posts. We’re always looking at what other people are putting out and comparing ourselves to their highlight reel. Sometimes it can make you feel like you don’t measure up — but it’s important to remember that we now live in a world where everything can be faked.
Our guest today, Light Watkins, is a meditation guru. He is very insightful and has an aura about him that almost just allows you to follow what he’s saying just from being in his presence. We speak about his books, Bliss More and The Inner Gym, as well as touch on the tips and tools he uses to help people become more mindful, live with intention, and embrace meditation.
[:34] The topic of today: Social media and its effects.
[7:38] Reaffirming our mission and addressing critique and comments.
[12:03] A new segment we’re adding to our podcast: relationship tip of the day!
[14:43] An example of radical honesty.
[17:06] Shout-outs to commenters!
[21:00] Introduction to our guest today, Light Watkins.
[22:02] Light Watkins background and about his books, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying and The Inner Gym: A 30-day workout for strengthening Happiness.
[24:25] Your invisible emotional state, exercising your happiness, and meditating.
[29:58] Our breakup and past, learning, and moving on.
[32:12] Happiness takes work.
[33:18] What brought Light to the place where he decided to make meditation, mindfulness, and teaching people his life?
[37:05] Importance of mindfulness.
[39:46] How Light defines mindfulness and common misconceptions about it.
[44:09] The difference between mindfulness and meditation, and reframing the practice of meditation.
[45:24] How Light motivates people to incorporate meditation into their life, and his tips for getting started.
[48:19] Small steps and tips to bringing meditation and mindful intention in.
[52:15] The best advice Light has ever received.
[53:39] Light’s proudest moment to date.
[54:33] Light’s most difficult moment.
[56:22] Being present in the moment.
[57:30] Light’s self-care rituals.
[59:11] What ignites Light?
Relationship Tip of the Day
Radical honesty: If something is holding space in your head, “dump it.” The moment you feel something taking up space in your head, tell your partner. Otherwise, it can build up, causing you to feel guilt and shame. The benefits are aplenty; You’ll end up finding out all these amazing things about your partner that you wouldn’t have known existed, and you’ll hold more accountability for yourself. This will improve you and your relationship.
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