EP149 - Author and Meditation Teacher, Light Watkins: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying

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Turn on the news, scroll through your social feed, talk to your friend—it’s hard out there. It’s almost as if the universe wants you to give up on the ability to feel happiness. But before you do, listen up! Light Watkins, former Gap model turned meditation guru, shares the light on tapping into your inner bliss and how to even generate it from within.

Light first began attending yoga classes and meditation circles in between castings in New York City. Since ‘98 Light has been active in the wellness space, first as a practitioner, later as an apprentice to his Vedic meditation teacher, and finally (in 2007) as a meditation teacher himself. He now travels the world giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation and his most recent book, Bliss More, How To Succeed In Meditation Without Really Trying was just released this year. Light writes articles on meditation and happiness, leads sold-out meditation trainings and retreats, and produces The Shine, a global pop up inspiration variety show with a mission to inspire.

Be happy out there. Be happy in there, too. Start now!

Key Takeaways:

Meditation compass. There’s a version of inner bliss that’s solid, rich, and resilient to anything that tries to defy it. But how do you achieve it when it’s so easy to fall into the trap of instant and fleeting gratification? HERE’S the secret…[11:50].

Meditation 101. You heard there’s something to it, you weren’t sure what to expect, so you tried it but you were still a bit unsure of its full potential—sound familiar to your first meditation experience? Before you give it another shot, try THIS simple approach…[14:29].

Meditation demystified. There’s much out there claiming what meditation is and isn’t: “it’s boring,” “you’re mind has to be completely cleared for it to work,” “it’s like falling asleep,” etc. The misconceptions you want to AVOID before your next mindful moment…[21:05].

Meditation enlightenment. Stress, distraction, physical issues—with so many things clouding our minds, bliss can be hard to find. And although Light even admits that meditation doesn’t provide a perfect life, THIS is what you should look for on your hunt for inner bliss…[27:05].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.

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