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896: Can Meditation Lead to Lasting Change

There are several questions that I get and come across when writing and speaking about meditation. Even though it goes against the nature of meditation, people want to know if they will notice a change in their lives, and more so, will it be a change that lasts a lifetime. Today I share a great article that addresses that very question. What you will Learn in this episode: How meditation makes you less prone to reactWhy meditation makes you kinder to yourself and othersHow meditation...

Duration: 00:11:26

895: How to Make a Morning Miraculous, With Hal Elrod (R)

Hal Elrod is the #1 best-selling author of what is now being widely regarded as “one of the most life-changing books ever written” titled, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life… Before 8AM. It is also one of the highest rated books on Amazon with over 700 five-star reviews! What’s even more incredible is that Hal actually died at age 20. He was hit head on by a drunk driver at 70 mph, broke 11 bones, died for 6 minutes, and spent 6 days in a coma...

Duration: 00:35:27

894: Grant Sabatier: Money, Millennials and Meditation

When I heard Grant on Entrepreneur on Fire tell listeners that his main productivity habit was meditation, I knew I had to ask him on the show, and I am so glad I did. Today he shares how money and meditation are related.

Duration: 00:56:53

893: Igal Harmelin Discusses Spirituality in Everyday Life

Igal Harmelin is a spiritual director and a meditation teacher. For the past forty years, his life has been dedicated to a committed spiritual search, enriched by his studies with a number of teachers. He has taught meditation to thousands of people on four continents and has spent years in extended meditation retreats. At present he offers spiritual direction, teaches meditation, conducts courses on new approaches to practical religious life, and translates select Jewish texts on...

Duration: 00:55:52

892: The Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation

In preparation for my interview with Gail Soffer of the Mindful Warriors Project, I share with you an article that explains the difference between meditation and mindfulness.

Duration: 00:05:38

891: An Exercise for Understanding Thoughts as Things: a Meditation

Since ZEN commuter focuses on meditation, I thought it would be a good idea to end the week with a meditation that I have students listen to to help them understand the nature of thoughts. Enjoy What you will Learn in this episode: Introducing PatreonHow to meditate for relaxation Links From This Episode: Insight timer Field of Peace Meditation MP3 Sign up for the weekly meditation newsletter Sponsors: Carbonite - Cloud backup for all your important files THANKS FOR...

Duration: 00:18:43

890: 7 Beginner steps to Deeper Meditations

Some people learn to meditate for very practical reasons: creativity, focus and decreased stress. However, others wish to experience a deeper connection with the Universe and themselves. Today I help new practitioners start that process.

Duration: 00:18:44

889: Why and How to Use a Meditation Timer

For the majority of my life as a meditator I never used a meditation timer. The truth is, I had never even heard of one. Now I use it almost constantly. Today I talk about what exactly a meditation timer is and how to use it to enhance your practice. What you will Learn in this episode: Links From This Episode: Insight timer Sign up for the weekly meditation newsletter Sponsors: Carbonite - Cloud backup for all your important files THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening...

Duration: 00:13:32

888: Brendan Barca Talks About His Meditation Practice as a Novice (R)

Today I am excited to introduce you to Brendan Barca. He is a blogger and the founder of Straddletheline.co, a site dedicated to helping millennials live a fuller life by helping them find their passion. I met Brendan when he joined the mastermind group that I belong to. Even though we both share an entrepreneurial spirit, I have asked him to be on ZEN commuter to talk about his meditation practice. As a self-professed beginner, I thought it would be helpful to talk to him about his...

Duration: 00:46:12

887: Accessing Unlimited Possibilities by Jeff Carreira

Jeff Carreira is a transformation educator and meditation teacher dedicated to finding new and powerful ways to catalyze and facilitate human development. You can check out Jeff's popular meditation course on having no problem here and you can learn more about Jeff's other teaching work here at his website. What you will Learn in this episode: How your sense of self limits possibilityThe definition of "Maze Blindness"How meditation expands your perception of reality Links from the...

Duration: 00:16:16

886: Namaste: What it Means and How it Makes the World a Better Place

I am a writer, so of course I understand the power of words. I love words, because they are indeed one of the ways we communicate our feelings, our hopes and desires. They help us express frustration, joy, anger and faith. Today I am going to talk about a word that is often misunderstood and often misrepresented in western culture; namaste. I will talk about the origin of the word and how it can be used to create community. You can bet I will offer a challenge that will start the week...

Duration: 00:13:03

885: What Does Meditation Feel Like? - An Answer for Beginners

When you begin meditating you may not know what to expect. If you don't know what to expect then you may give up too soon, thinking that what you are experiencing is wrong or bad. Today I answer the question about what meditation feels like for a beginner.

Duration: 00:17:12

884: Patience is Action by Kenzo An

Today I thought I would enlist the aid of another valued meditation source to help listeners understand other messages that come to practitioners when they take the time to practice meditation. An article from about meditation provides the perfect lesson. What you will Learn in this episode: Understanding a different idea about patience.The similarity between patience and strength Links from the Episode: Patience is Action by Kenzo An Sponsors: Sunbasket - ZEN commuter Listeners get...

Duration: 00:08:57

883: Tom Evans Shares His View of Meditation Through the Lens of Tech and Science

He is an ex-BBC television engineer turned author, author’s mentor, philanthropist, creative catalyst and mindfulness, timefulness and kindfulness practitioner. After studying electronic engineering [electrickery as he calls it now] at university, he spent 20 years in the broadcast industry and 10 years in the Internet industry, working out how all that technical magic worked. Since discovering meditation in his mid-40s, he has used this engineering mindset to understand how mindfulness...

Duration: 00:51:53

882: Four Ways you Change the World with Your Meditating

Many people nurture a meditation habit to help themselves become calmer, more focused. In short, they do it for them, which is totally cool. The better thing to know is that you're not just making you better, you are making the world better. Come listen how.

Duration: 00:16:08

881: Jim Rajan: Creating a Meditative Environment with Music

For some meditators, the ability to deepen their sessions depends on instrumental accompaniment. Thankfully for them (and myself included, at times) there is Jim Rajan. He is a musician who specializes in instrumental pieces designed to enhance meditation. He and I met on Insight Timer, the free app for meditation. I found his selections incredibly helpful in allowing me to go deeper in my mediations. Today, I am glad to have him on the show to discuss his creative process and the things...

Duration: 01:01:17

880: Jake Ducey Talks About His Most Transformative Habit: Meditation (R)

Jake Ducey is a three-time published author with Penguin/Random-House (The Purpose Principles, Into the Wind and Profit From Happiness). He is an inspiration man whose goal is to help people live a more purposeful life. Despite his many accomplishments, I have asked Jake to ZEN commuter to talk about the one thing that gives him the calm and confidence to change the world in such a profound way. He and I spend a half hour talking about his meditation practice and how it has transformed...

Duration: 00:29:20

879: 5 Ways You Are Not Loving and a Challenge to Change

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of meeting Scott Stabile, the author of Big Love. We talked about a variety of topics that add a sense of peace to our lives, and hopefully to listeners as well. I bring him up today because I wanted to talk about something we both believe in, Love. We all try to be the best versions of ourselves, but as you will find out today, there are times when we are less than loving. Thankfully I will talk about solutions to all five I mention. What you will...

Duration: 00:23:07

878: Giovanni Dienstmann: Beginning Steps to Meditating and the Benefits it Brings

Giovanni Dienstmann is a writer, meditation teacher and seeker of knowledge. As the founder of Liveanddare.com, he is dedicated to expanding knowledge about mindfulness and meditation as well as spirituality. I am so pleased to have him on the podcast to discuss his practice and the ways he instills confidence in his listeners and readers to start their own. What you will learn in this episode: How Giovanni got started in meditationHow meditation has changed since 1999The first steps he...

Duration: 00:52:30

877: John Lee Dumas: Meditation Hardware, Deism and Mindfulness

John Lee Dumas is the host of EOFire, an award winning Podcast where he interviews today's most successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has grown EOFire into a multi-million dollar a year business with over 1500 interviews and 1.5 million monthly listens. He's the author of The Freedom Journal and The Mastery Journal, two of the most funded publishing campaigns of all time on Kickstarter. Even with all those accomplishments, I wanted to sit down with him to talk about how meditation...

Duration: 00:18:44

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