Podcast: 10% Happier
Guests: George Munford
George Munford has taught mindfulness and meditation techniques to the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. He is the author of 'Mindful Athlete' and certainly didn't have it handed to him on a silver platter. He came from a broken home, rife with addiction and unhappiness. He has proven it's your mindset that matters. Not your surroundings.
In this cast, George mentions Victor Frankel's approach, of observing the space between stimulus and response. He urges listeners to create space in these moments and decide on how you are going to act.
Stop identifying with emotions. We all suffer from sticky mind. The emotions are NOT ours. It is often fear and pain we hold as our own.
George also touches on the question Einstein posed, 'is the universe is friendly or unfriendly?'.
'When it's unfriendly you will use all your resources to destroy - remove or deny experiences. When you see it as friendly, you will use all resources to align yourselves with the way things are. What you think about, you become'
Full interview here.