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Manifesting Balance : 52 Weeks of Hope

Lauren Abrams



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From Burnout to Bliss: Week by Week, Rediscovering Hope and Meaningful Connections with Richard Dixey

Do you ever think meditation could help, but it’s too hard or time-consuming? The calm and balance seem appealing, but you know your head’s always going nonstop? The truth is, there is no right or wrong way to meditate, and the even better news is that you can do it using only a few minutes a day and still see major changes in your life.  "3 minutes a day and you can transform your life." – (1:48), Lauren. “The only experiences we have are our five senses and our thoughts and imagination. Everything else is an inference.” – (3:16), Richard. “I can't tell you what chocolate is, you have to experience it.'" — (17:00), Richard. Listen as Richard Dixey helps you understand the power of meditation and the amazing impact it can have on your life! Learn how meditation allows you to refocus, gain perspective, and help move your life in a positive direction. So, if you've ever felt overwhelmed, short on time, or in need of some calm in the midst of chaos, this episode is for you. Learn how to break free from artificial barriers and the constant worry about others' opinions. Gain focus, balance, and even self-worth, not just finding calmness but also regaining your passion for people and meaningful connections. A great, easy, empowering listen as Lauren and Richard discuss how meditating just 3 minutes a day can improve the quality of your life. “People are getting less and less happy, and this is a profound problem that is directly addressed by meditation” – (7:14), Richard.  “If we don’t have any way of addressing the basic foundation of our lives. we will always feel like our lives are out of control.” – (15:00), Richard.   In this episode: (2:00) – Why meditate? (4:53) – The internal map that you have inside you.  (7:26) – The value you’ll derive from meditation.  (8:09) – Meditation that you can do easily. (9:16) – The benefits of meditation you can get in short time spans.  (10:23) – Meditation can be better received once you understand it increases your self-worth.  (12:29) – Meditation and subjectivity.  (15:24) – How to take a time out.  (16:07) – The two phases of meditation.  (16:57) – Vipassana meditation (17:54) – Looking at a candle for three minutes as a one practice (18:40) – Humans are visually dominated, and why that’s a good place to begin focusing attention.  (20:47) – What you can get from 14 weeks of three-minute-a-day meditations. (21:54) – The calmness you’re seeking is actually within, not away from, experiences.  (23:19) – You can’t do meditation wrong.  (27:11) – Meditation and technology working together.  (31:46) – How using common language allows you to connect with people better. (43:00) – Encouraging engagement is a benefit of the practice.    Resources and Links  52 Weeks of Hope Get your FREE Confidence and Clarity Growth Scorecard Richard Dixey

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