This week’s show is with Alex Mill, a Zen Life Coach, facilitator, leadership trainer and public speaker. He spent nearly 14 years training in a Zen monastery and is now offering his years of experience to transform people’s lives and businesses through mindfulness, meditation and compassionate self-awareness practices.
In this week’s show Alex agreed to me throwing questions at him about all things meditation. This is something that I’m on a real personal journey with at the moment – I used to meditate years ago in the hope of calming my mind, and now when I have a calm mind much of the time, I’m interested in discovering whether I can still benefit from meditation and if so, how. I’m inviting you along for the ride with me.
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What you’ll learn from this episode:
- The benefits of meditation are typically that you’re more in the present, more focused, less lost in thought, more able to direct your attention. I loved what Alex said: we are either here or not here.
- Meditation gives the regular practice of noticing that your thoughts are not you and giving you access to the space of insights, peace and connection.
- Take time for yourself to remove the barriers to meditating: just take 5 minutes to sit and focus on the breath.
Resources and stuff that we spoke about:
- Alex’s website
Online retreat that Alex mentioned in the show: Heart-to-Heart: Compassionate Self-Mentoring
Weekend event with Alex, Steve Chandler, Karen Davis and Jason Goldberg on September 15-17,
Private Facebook group, The Zen Life
My new book: The Zen Life: Spiritual Training for Modern Times
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Lian & Jonathan