Light Watkins

Episode 35 - October 20, 2015

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Light Watkins is a meditation teacher, author, and creator of The Shine Movement.

 

His personal journey to India and back will leave you inspired and The Shine On Challenge will have you finding ways to bring micro-giving to your own life.

 

Connect with Light Watkins: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Website

 

Show Notes:

-How to change your name

-The value of international travel

-Light’s daily meditation practice

-What to do if you haven’t tried meditation

-The Shine Movement and how he came up with that idea

-How you can make a difference with micro-philanthropy

-Why it’s important to have people who you see yourself in

-Why happiness does not come from external sources

 

Truth Challenge:

1. When you think of ‘home,’ what, specifically, do you think of?

2. If you could choose one book as a mandatory read for all high school students, which book would you choose?

3. In the haste of your daily life, what are you not seeing? Ie. What are your blind spots?

4. If you could take a single photograph of your life, what would it look like?

5. How does one shine their brightest light?

 

4 Biggest Takeaways:

-Spend as much time around the people in your lives who are the happiest, and those you want to learn most from.

 

-Be open to the signs that show up in life and trust your intuition. For example, Light's life changing moment when he unexpectedly realized that meditation was his calling.

 

-When meditating, think of your thoughts as traffic moving by you down the street as if you are on the sidewalk - take notice but don't direct or control the traffic!

 

-Meditation gives greater sense of presence, happiness, peace & creativity, and a busy mind is a bi-product of imbalances in the body that need to be cleared out (like your internet browser history!).

 

Links Mentioned:

-Pick up a copy of The Inner Gym

-Check out FRED Talks

-Learn more about Conscious Club

-Read Light's article The New Success

-Light recommends Debt by David Graeber

-I recommend A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

-Listen to my interview as a guest on Influence Radio

 

What was your biggest takeaway from the episode, and any guesses on Light's birth name? Leave a note in the comments section.

Episode Quotes

"Practice builds habit."

"Happiness doesn’t come from external sources."

“To have the inside match outside, be still once or twice a day"