“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.
Also mentioned in this episode is The Diamond Cutter book by Geshe Michael Roach
Three resources mentioned in the intro; take the time to educate, learn, and share. Now is not the time for silence:
Revisionist History Presents: The Limits of Power
Tulsa Race Riots
Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist
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