Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Episode 54 - The Power of Meditation with Susan Piver

Episode 54 - The Power of Meditation with Susan Piver

Susan Piver makes a reappearance on this week's episode to talk about meditation. Susan was featured on episode four of The Creative Giant Show, so be sure to check out her first interview with Charlie after you listen to this one. Susan Piver has an international reputation for being an exceptionally skillful meditation teacher and shares valuable insight on how to start a meditation practice and make it stick.

Key Takeaways:

[2:50] Susan's book, Start Here Now, is out.

[5:50] What really counts as meditation?

[7:45] In meditation you don't have to stop thinking.

[10:45] Every person Susan knows thinks they're not disciplined in their practice.

[15:55] The answer is right in front of you, but we often prefer to get distracted and take shortcuts.

[18:10] Being present means letting go of what you know.

[20:00] Susan talks about her 'Aimless Wandering' practice.

[22:25] Practicing in the beginning can make you anxious, but it naturally goes away overtime.

[25:20] How long -really- is three minutes?

[28:55] There are three kinds of laziness. Susan explains.

[33:30] What does it mean to be a Buddhist?

[37:45] What can you do if you're not near a Buddhist/meditation center or community?

[41:35] Charlie talks about his own practice.

[46:25] Does meditation get easier?

[48:35] Give yourself 5-10-15 minutes to be in the present.

Mentioned In This Episode:

The Heart of Unconditional Love by Tulku Thondup

The Sacred Path of The Warrior series by  Chogyam Trungpa

Start Here Now by Susan Piver.

Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.