- What inspired you to write your book, ‘From Suffering To Peace’?
- How did you first discover mindfulness? What year was it and what were you doing at that time?
- So what made you interested in this field? What steps did you take after that?
- You write about the term ‘Embodied awareness’. Help us understand this term?
- How can listeners start to develop this type of awareness?
- In your book you say that self judgement is a modern epidemic. Why is that?
- How do we go from self-judgement to genuinely assessing and evaluating our performance, so that we can improve and grow?
- How does mindfulness help us deal with a loss?
- Mark, we have many parents in our audience who’d like to teach their kids some mindfulness. So what is one simple technique that they can teach their children today?
- Let’s talk about fulfillment for a minute. Many of our listeners are craving the experience of fulfillment, especially when it comes to their job or their business and life overall. Firstly, how do you define fulfillment? And how can mindfulness help us experience fulfillment in life?
- Now many of us know that everything is connected. That we are part of this web of life and a universal collective consciousness. And there are numerous studies that are currently done to prove this theory. How can mindfulness have us understand and comprehend and see this interconnectedness in everyday life? What do we do to start noticing these magical moments in life?
- What is that one action step you’d like to recommend to our listeners?
- And so much more…
Guest bio: Mark Coleman is the author of From Suffering to Peace, Make Peace with Your Mind, and Awake in the Wild. He is the founder of the Mindfulness Institute and has an MA in clinical psychology. He has also guided students on five continents as a corporate consultant, counselor, meditation teacher, and wilderness guide.
Inspirational quote: ‘Wisdom tells me, I am nothing. Love tells me, I am everything. Between the two, my life flows’ – Nisargadatta Maharaj
Some wisdom from AJ:
‘No person ever steps in the same river twice for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same person’ – Heraclitus
Action tribe, this is a deep and powerful quote….
Because it’s so true.
Change is the only constant…
And just like the river is constantly moving and flowing, we are constantly changing every day, every hour and every minute…
Your thoughts are changing..
Your beliefs are changing….
Your emotions are changing….
And your cells are constantly growing and dividing…
And in all this change, sometimes we wrongly assume that you’ll never get to where you want to…
If you’re not where you’d like to be today, then don’t underestimate the power of time.
Like they say, ‘time heals all wounds’…
Sometimes, you just need to take a break, take a few steps back, go inwards and allow your inner self to heal.
Because when you come back to the river, you will be a different person!
The purpose of our show is to remind you of how powerful you really are…
There are certain things that are beyond our immediate control..
Like a global poverty, the climate, proxy wars and large scale disease, but if we focus on what we can’t control, we will always remain in a state of helplessness.
There is a solution.
But the solution doesn’t begin from outside…
It begins from within…
That’s something I’m working on every day….
Action tribe, your mindset, your outlook, your level of optimism and your resilience can make all the difference in this world…
But it all begins with understanding yourself to a greater extent..
Your strengths AND your weaknesses..
And then taking small steps towards improving yourself and getting closer and closer to your bold vision.
Because just like the philosopher Rumi once put,
‘Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.’
- Best piece of advice: Reality allows self and not self to be in that our life moves between sometimes being very small and contracted… and other times boundless, expansive and free.
- Turn back time and spend 1 hour with anyone dead or living: The Buddha.
- Morning or evening habit: Meditation in the morning. Gratitude & appreciation practice with my partner in the evening.
- Book Recommendation: I Am That By Nisargadatta Maharaj.
Learn more about Mark Coleman at https://markcoleman.org/
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