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Oct 10, 2022

Cultivating Mindfulness with Manoj Dias

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Anger, Breathwork, Emotions, Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-Awareness


“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. 


  • Mindfulness and how developing a practice can quite literally change your life and relationships
  • The beauty of anger (and what’s often beneath this emotion)
  • Meditation as a tool for self-awareness and why we may resist it
  • Somatic mindfulness and how it can help you become more present and grounded
  • Breathwork as a powerful tool to cultivate more presence, connection and peace

00:00 Intro

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

36:59 Breathwork