INTERVIEW WITH LIGHT WATKINS

RICH ROLL PODCAST

I want to be happy. Everybody wants to be happy.

So why is it so hard to just be happy?

Many self-help gurus present happiness as a choice. The idea that happiness can be produced whenever we want, irrespective of circumstance. Simply learn to flick a certain mental switch andvoila!

It’s an intoxicating idea. But is this axiom actually true?

Meet Light Watkins.

Friend, teacher and expert on mindfulness and meditation, Light proffers some interesting and perhaps somewhat controversial counterpoint perspectives on a question that deeply concerns all of us:how to best cultivate happiness? ...


FROM MODEL TO MEDITATION MASTER WITH LIGHT WATKINS

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“As a child of the 70s, when I first started learning about meditation, it reminded me of everything I’d learned about watching Star Wars.”

Light Watkins is a former model and yoga teacher who’s spent the last 10 years teaching Transcendental Meditation to busy professionals–myself included–around the world. He’s also the author of The Inner Gym: A 30-Day Workout for Strengthening Happiness. Light’s journey takes him around the world from growing up in the Bible Belt to Miami, Paris, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.

When I first met Light, his cool, calm energy is what drew me in, but as I’ve gotten to know him, his teaching style and approach to life has made me appreciate him even more. If you’re at all interested in learning more about meditation (or if you’re a skeptic!) give this one a listen...