#421. There’s No Part of Your Life You Can’t Make More Awesome | Jeff Warren
It is very easy to think about your meditation practice as being quarantined to those minutes when you’re dutifully sitting down with your eyes closed. But actually the point is to turn your whole life into a practice. Our guest Jeff Warren has a very broad, capacious understanding of the concept of practice. There’s formal meditation practice, but also: movement practice, work practice, relationship practice, sleep practice, art practice, and more. It’s really about the goal, which few of us will ever fully attain, of turning everything you do into something intentional and illuminating.
Jeff Warren is a frequent guest and good friend to the Ten Percent Happier podcast and app. He co-wrote a book with Dan called Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. He’s a longtime meditation teacher, and the founder of the Toronto-based Consciousness Explorers Club. He is also the cohost of an excellent new podcast, called The Consciousness Explorers Podcast. In every episode Jeff, and his co-host Tasha Schumann test out a new practice. Be sure to check it out.
This episode explores: what it might mean to make your whole life a practice; how to connect with your baseline okayness; mindfulness of seeing; Koan practice; running as practice; being your own teacher; how (and why) to make your practice social; and practicing with ADHD, a condition with which Jeff has lived with for many years.
Where to find Jeff online:
Books and Media Mentioned:
- Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
- The Consciousness Explorers Podcast
- The Do Nothing Project [Livestream Events]
Other Resources Mentioned:
- Tasha Schumann
- Tasha the Amazon
- Charlie Morley · Wake Up To Sleep
- Feldenkrais Method
- Joseph Goldstein – Insight Meditation Society
- Kenshō - Encyclopedia of Buddhism
- Chris Germer
- #310 The Scientific Case for Self-Compassion | Chris Germer — Ten Percent Happier
- Insight Meditation Society
- Alexis Santos
- Sayadaw U Tejaniya
- Dr. Kristin Neff
- #360 Self-Compassion Ain't Always Soft | Kristin Neff — Ten Percent Happier