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Altered Traits

Presenter:

Dr. Daniel Goleman

Time:

7:22

Summary

In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level

Transcript

When we started meditation was not cool. It was very uncool, Ultra uncool. Now it's ultra cool. And we want to talk about that arc how that happened. But before we do, we thought we try it over to you. So we thought we'd start with a little practice. By the way, how many of you have participated in G pause here? Almost all of you, Okay, wonderful. That's great. So let's start by bringing our awareness into our bodies.


You can sit with your eyes, closed or open whatever feels most comfortable, and finding a posture that's dignified, but relaxed, sitting with an upright spine and bringing our awareness to the present moment and checking in with ourselves what might you be sensing in your body? pleasant, unpleasant, neutral sensations bringing awareness to the body. And recognizing this extraordinary quality that we have to be aware, which really is, in many ways the essence of these practices.

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