The Lesson: How mindful are we? Often we are distracted by diatribes that simply pop up in our mind—whether it’s an argument from yesterday, or the humiliation from 30 years ago. We aren’t thinking these thoughts; they simply arise without any direction. The key is what we do with our conscious mind when these thoughts come up. This could be “the most important piece of knowledge that you could possibly learn.” Let go and learn how to stop carrying around the self-destructive stuff inside you
Notable Excerpt: “If somebody is teaching you how to drive, they might use that word: ‘be mindful at all times of what is going on around you’. That is mindfulness too. It is exactly what we mean by being present in the moment and bringing consciousness to bear.”
The Speaker: Michael Singer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who had a deep inner awakening in 1971 while working on his doctorate in economics. He became CEO of a billion dollar public software company, but also founded Temple of the Universe, a long-established yoga and meditation center; and he has made major contributions in the areas of business, education, healthcare, and environmental protection.
Books: Singer is the author of “The Untethered Soul”: a collection of simple, profoundly intuitive practices that instantly became Oprah Winfrey’s favorite book to gift to her friends. He is also the author of “The Surrender Experiment”, a guide to liberation from the ever-ending chatter in the mind.
Podcast: Listen to the Super-Soul Sunday interview with Oprah Winfrey here. You can also check out his 8-part spirituality course called Living From a Place of Surrender: The Untethered Soul in Action.
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