Michael W. Taft is a mindfulness meditation teacher, bestselling author, and neuroscience junkie. As a mindfulness coach he specializes in secular, science-based mindfulness training in groups, corporate settings, and one-on-one sessions.
Michael is the author of several books, including The Mindful Geek, and Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept, Ego (which he co-authored), as well as the editor of such books as Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson and the upcoming The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young.
He has taught at Google and worked on curriculum development for SIYLI. Michael is also an official advisor to the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab.
He was previously editor-in-chief of Being Human, a site for exploring what evolution, neuroscience, biology, psychology, archeology, and technology can tell us about the human condition, and was editorial director of Sounds True.
Inspirational quote – Happiness is your nature, it’s not wrong to desire it. What’s wrong is seeking it outside, when it is inside by Sri Ramana Maharshi
Alternative Practice – Mindfulness Meditation.
Health Tip – Quiet breathing. Be still for a few moments, even if its just 20 or 20 seconds. Breathe deeply and fully, and be mindful of that full, deep breath – in and out.
Major Life Lesson – Inside you there is a place of calm stillness. Any kind of wise action that you’re going to take is going to come from that place of calm stillness within that can help guide you to do that more effectively and wisely.
Life Purpose – Sharing this gift of meditation with other people!
Nothing fills me with a deeper and richer sense of meaning and joy than working with another person and seeing their life get bigger, better and more fulfilling through meditation.
- Best Advice – Whenever you’re stuck go back to basics.
- Personal Habit – Exercise. I find that 30 mins to 60 mins per day of getting your heart rate up and really working your body is really great for the body.
- Book Recommendation – I Am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj
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