Over the past few years, I’ve been diving into learning about meditation and mindfulness. And there was a name I kept hearing over and over again… Sharon Salzberg.
Turns out, Sharon played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the Western world, and into mainstream culture back in 1974, when she first began teaching. Today, Sharon is one of the most prominent figures in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and a New York Times bestselling author.
In this interview, she shares the story of how her traumatic past led her to look for tools to heal. We also talk about why most people think they’re “bad at meditation” – and why that belief is wrong… and how to approach meditation the correct way.
My favorite thing about Sharon is her focus on love – she emphasizes how meditation can help us love more deeply (and more often), both for ourselves and for everyone else in our lives. She even leads us in a 3-minute Lovingkindness meditation, which is a type of guided meditation based on Sharon’s belief that by practicing kindness with others and yourself, over and over again, this begins to become your natural way of approaching life.
Dive into the episode now, and discover how to add more peace, joy and love to your day in a matter of minutes!
Check out the episode below: