Episode 120

Breaking Free From Your Ego and Unleashing Your Brain’s Creativity

With Diego Perez

“One of the most important qualities to develop in life is having a strong determination. At some point you just have to put your foot down and say, ‘I am going to move in this new direction and no person or situation is going to stop me.’ Great transformations always have a beginning.” Author Yung Pueblo (Diego Perez) speaks from his experience of personal rebirth and growth, sharing an ultimate truth: no matter what your goal, you have to start somewhere.

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk with Diego Perez about his self-inflicted life-or-death situation and how this was the beginning of a major transformation for him.  Watching a close friend transform his life at a Vipassana meditation retreat was the life-changing experience he was so desperate for. We dig into the emotional turmoil around acceptance so many of us experience and how to, as one of his poems guides, “Observe. Accept. Release. Transform.” We can use these principles to truly change our lives.

For more on Diego, you can follow him on Instagram @yung_pueblo, on Facebook @yungpueblo, on Twitter @YungPueblo, and through his website here. To learn more about his book Inward, go here

Also mentioned in this episode is The Diamond Cutter book by Geshe Michael Roach

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. How Diego is doing through the shelter in place
  2. Diego's personal story that led him to meditation
  3. How Diego's friend's discovery of meditation transformed his life
  4. “Attributes of a Good Friend,” a poem by Diego Perez
  5. How Diego's friends responded to his transformation
  6. How Diego's relationship with his family shifted
  7. Diego's experience with a Vipassana meditation retreat
  8. The Four Words that resonate with Diego
  9. What it means to "let it be" and find true acceptance of yourself
  10. Where release shows up in Diego's journey
  11. How to find a meditation modality that works best for you
  12. How Diego came to the name "Yung Pueblo"
  13. “Two of the Greatest Lessons,” a poem by Diego Perez
  14. How reflections and learnings turned into writing for Diego
  15. How important it is to put yourself out there
  16. The importance of intentionally navigating social media, news, and daily routine
  17. Diego's greatest hope through crisis
  18. How to learn more about Diego


Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

Diego Perez

Diego is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. He reaches millions of people through his written works that focus on personal transformation and building self-awareness. His first book, Inward, was an immediate bestseller that is available in bookstores around the world.

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