Let me tell you how excited I am about this episode! Today is all about inner adventures, meditation, and increasing your overall happiness through neuroplastiticy. “I’d like to change your mind”…for the better!
I started meditating less than a year ago, and the benefits have been awesome. I feel more resilient, positive, energetic, grateful, confident, calm, and connected with the world. And apparently you don’t have to do long seated meditation each day to achieve this!
Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure, Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist and and New York Times best-selling author. He has spoken at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard. He teaches essential inner skills such as personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice.
Not only is Rick and inner adventurer, he comes from a long line of explorers, and is an accomplished rock climber and says he can remember almost every climb!
Today we are going to learn all about how to get good at looking inside your own mind and feelings, and how to use the science of positive neuroplasticity to increase your happiness permanently. Then we will look at how your internal state translate to money, success, and good relationships!
“Adventure is stretching yourself into the unknown” – Rick Hanson
“Adventure is contributing to the world, not exploring is just bottling up love” Rick Hanson
“If I could change the world, I would eliminate the idea of Us vs. Them tribalism” – Rick Hanson
“Negativity bias is like velcro for the bad” – Rick Hanson
“Have it, Enjoy it” – Rick Hanson on capturing good experiences
“The mind is a dangerous neighborhood, don’t go there alone” Rick Hanson
“Just being in a new situation creates automatic learning” Rick Hanson
“An eye for and eye will make the whole world blind” – Ghandi
“Being angry at others is like throwing hot coals with bare hands – both people get hurt” – Buddha
What you will learn in this episode:
-The best 6 minutes you can do for you happiness each day
-How to sustain and internalize good experiences
-How to permanently change your mind to increase your happiness set point
-How to get into a flow state
-What is negativity bias and how to deal with it
-How neurons that “fire together, wire together”
-How to explore what makes feelings uncomfortable
-How to be present
-How to encourage your inner voice
-Why great leaders cultivate inner calm
-Depression is the 3rd leading cause of disease states in the developing world
-How to be loving and competitive at the same time
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Do you want to be more resilient, mindful, positive, energetic, grateful, confident, calm, motivated, connected, courageous, inspired, and generous? Rick has put all his knowledge and experience together in one amazing year long course called the Foundations of Well-Being
Thank you Rick Hanson!
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Wow, this interview really stuck with me! Â Rick makes it seem so simple to do some amazing huge positive changes in your mind. Â It was really evident to me while talking to him – he is so calm and warm in everything he says. It’s s important to really experienceÂ the good experiences. Â How have you been able to take in the good in your life?