Getting out of your head.

It can get noisy inside your own head.

And the non-stop thoughts and internal commentary can become exhausting.

A lot of my work has evolved to support this specific issue.  Attorneys, founder-CEOs, and other people who have accomplished a lot of external success ask me all the time:

“How can I quiet the noise inside their head? It’s stressing me out.  I’m not fully present with my family, or my employees.  I can’t sleep because my brain won’t turn off.”

Thoughts get loud.

Especially for those with lots of responsibilities, dreams, and ambitions.

And while meditation certainly helps, sometimes the fastest way to learn how to get out of your head is to slow way down. . . and get into an immersive learning experience.

That’s one of the reasons I lead retreats.  In just 5 days, I can give my students an experience that will stay with them long after they return home.

And you’ll learn more in 5 days than from months of reading books or practicing meditation on your own.

When you’re on retreat, your mind, body and attention are present in a way that is so different from when you’re in the routine of regular life.

And, you can get feedback that is non-judgmental, warm, personal, and honest.  This is one of the fastest ways to learn how to embody and live the teachings.

I’ve found that if you’re a very intellectual, analytical, or technical person — and if presence and emotions are confusing or frustrating to you — then my retreat is an incredibly powerful and effective way to learn, and you’ll be able to implement it when you get back home.  Relationships and communication begin to improve immediately as you become more skillful with presence and emotion.

You just need to reconnect to that part of your true self.  I can show you how.

Sound like something you’d like to experience for yourself?  My next retreat is May 19-23.

You can learn all the details and apply to join us here!

This is the beach we’ll visit. . . where you can take your own victory-pose picture!

 

Meditation and intimacy.

There is a longing for connection that is part of being a human.  A desire to be seen, heard, and accepted just as you are.  To be welcomed and loved unconditionally.  No masks, no hiding, no posturing.  No matter where you are on your career path, and no matter what status symbols you’ve acquired.  Even if you don’t feel your best (especially then).  Even when you feel far from perfect.  When you’re confused, or frustrated, or just terribly sad.  Yet also:  when you feel radiantly beautiful and strong.  When you feel happy and attractive, and excited for your life.  We wish to connect and be accepted then, too. Continue reading “Meditation and intimacy.”

Create your own meaning.

This post continues the series on my notes and thoughts from TEDxStanford.  The first thing it says in Jay Kuo‘s bio is that he is a Broadway composer and producer.  Further into the fine print, I read this:

Kuo is also a social media consultant and an appellate attorney admitted to practice in California and before the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

I love this.  Why not be a Broadway composer and producer, and also a social media consultant and also an attorney?  I’m an attorney, though Continue reading “Create your own meaning.”