439: Jonathan Robinson on How to Explore Awareness


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Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of many books, and a professional speaker. His work has been translated into 47 languages. Jonathan has made numerous appearances on the Oprah show and CNN as well as other national TV talk shows. He has spent over 35 years studying the most practical and powerful methods for personal and professional development and is also known for his popular podcast, Awareness Explorers.

In this episode, Eric and Jonathan discuss enlightenment as well as various techniques to explore our awareness.

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In This Interview, Eric and Jonathan Robinson Discuss How to Explore Our Awareness and …

  • His definition of enlightenment: a shift in identity from ego-personality to presence and awareness
  • Enlightenment is being at peace in the present moment
  • His humbling experience of speaking to Mother Theresa
  • Experimenting with and being willing to try different techniques to help shift your view
  • How having gratitude and saying “Thank You” many times a day can change your experience
  • Techniques and phrases for working with our judgmental mind
  • Learning to not take our views so seriously
  • How being more playful in our lives can bring the feeling of freedom
  • His powerful technique for happiness: not letting your mind take over when you’re enjoying something
  • The different forms of inquiry we can practice
  • Questions we can ask that can reorient ourselves from our problem seeking minds
  • Making a pain and pleasure list and scheduling things from your pleasure list

Jonathan Robinson Links:

Jonathan’s Website

Awareness Explorers Podcast


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If you enjoyed this conversation with Jonathan Robinson, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Dorothy Hunt on The Heart of Awareness

Mary O’Malley on Practical Awakening

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