Episode 301

How to Stop Overthinking and Tune Into Your Inner Guidance

With Light Watkins

A lot of people have fear around meditation. They don’t want to sit alone with their thoughts, and many times people give up because they feel like they can’t turn off their minds. 

But meditation isn’t actually about what happens while you sit with your eyes closed, and it’s not about turning off your mind. It’s about mind-full-ness—the noticing of the ebb and flow of your thoughts—and the benefits you get throughout the rest of your day.

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I sit down with my friend Light Watkins to talk about overcoming fear around meditation, creating space from our critical thought patterns, and getting intentional about our values, time, and relationships. 

Light has been operating in the meditation space since 1998, first as a practitioner, then as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally as a teacher himself. Prior to the pandemic, he was traveling the world from a single backpack and giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation, as well as leading popular meditation trainings and retreats.

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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. Breaking through hypercritical self-talk
    (1:11)
  2. Why our mind is so active at night
    (12:32)
  3. Light’s minimalist approach to social media
    (20:06)
  4. Why self-discipline is about honesty
    (35:17)
  5. How to tap into your inner guidance
    (37:18)
  6. The importance of inner work when it comes to relationships
    (45:31)
  7. How to cultivate happiness
    (1:07:15)
  8. Light’s approach to meditation
    (1:11:51)
  9. Spiritual minimalism
    (1:25:45)

Guest

 
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.

 
Light Watkins

Light has been operating in the meditation space since 1998, first as a practitioner, then as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally as a teacher himself. Prior to the pandemic, he was traveling the world from a single backpack and giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation, as well as leading popular meditation trainings and retreats.

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