Jack Kornfield — Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy in the Present (#300)

Jack Kornfield — Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy in the Present (#300)

“Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is healed. This is the ancient and eternal law.”  – Dhammapada Jack Kornfield (@JackKornfield) trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, shortly thereafter becoming one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He has taught …

Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher (#277)

Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher (#277)

“Do the good that’s in front of you, even if it feels very small.” – Sharon Salzberg Sharon Salzberg (@SharonSalzberg) is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. Sharon has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into …

Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month

Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month

I do an exercise called “fear-setting” at least once a quarter, often once a month. It is the most powerful exercise I do.   Fear-setting has produced my biggest business and personal successes, as well as repeatedly helped me to avoid catastrophic mistakes. The above TED talk gives you an overview, and the below text …

Tools of Titans: Brené Brown Distilled and Other Goodies (#207)

Tools of Titans: Brené Brown Distilled and Other Goodies (#207)

“He or she who is willing to be the most uncomfortable is not only the bravest but rises the fastest.” – Brené  Brown Dr. Brené  Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more than 31 …

The Magic of Mindfulness: Complain Less, Appreciate More, and Live a Better Life (#122)

The Magic of Mindfulness: Complain Less, Appreciate More, and Live a Better Life (#122)

  This is another special (and short) episode of The Tim Ferriss Show.  In this episode, I share my personal experiences, apps, tools, and best practices for cultivating “mindfulness,” which I’ll define. When I talk about strategies for better living, I usually focus on effectiveness and efficiency. For a good life, these are necessary but …

Tara Brach on Meditation and Overcoming FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) (#94)

Tara Brach on Meditation and Overcoming FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) (#94)

“Meditation is evolution’s strategy to bring out our full potential.” – Tara Brach Tara Brach (@TaraBrach) is a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and one of the leading teachers of Buddhist thinking and meditation in the Western world. She is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community in Washington, D.C. and her lectures are downloaded hundreds of thousands of …