“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” I’ve loved this quote from Viktor E. Frankl for a long time, and it speaks directly to the topic of today’s episode: mindfulness. Tune in as I explore with returning guest Manoj Dias what is possible when we commit to a practice of loving self-awareness.
Born and raised in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, Manoj Dias is an animated speaker, humble teacher and always a friend. Once tethered to a life of self-management, instead of self-awareness, he now intimately understands what it means to be healed from the inside out. Through mindfulness and meditation, Manoj has helped thousands of people around the world trade mania for pause, so that they may live fearlessly in honor of a happier and more meaningful life.
01:38 Reconciling our feelings through wisdom
04:49 Choosing how we react
08:56 Why we continue to operate in unhelpful patterns
11:01 The beauty of anger & what’s often beneath it
20:06 Observing your mind
24:21 Somatic mindfulness
33:41 Developing a mindfulness practice