Dan Harris is best known for his work on ABC News, Nightline and Good Morning America. He is the author of the book, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story
In this episode, Eric and Dan discuss his original skepticism of meditation and the benefits he discovered from developing a regular meditation practice.
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Dan Harris and I Discuss Becoming 10% Happier Through Meditation and …
- His book, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story
- How the mind can be trained for compassion and happiness
- Exercising the brain just like the body
- The science of meditation
- How we all have an inner voice or narrator in our head
- The scientifically proven benefits of meditation
- Our tendency to focus on the bad things and ignore the good.
- Finding the line of when to push forward or back down
- The happiness set point theory.
- Motivation coming from happiness versus pain
- How a certain amount of stress is necessary
- Dealing with failure and setbacks
- His experience of discovering awareness in the present moment
- Meditation as a mechanism of learning mindfulness
- The practice of meditation is about remembering
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