Martin Aylward has practiced meditation intensively since the age of 19, spending four years in Asian monasteries and with Himalayan hermits. He’s been teaching worldwide since 1999, leading retreats and courses in mindfulness, meditation, and inner freedom. Martin co-founded the Mindfulness Training Institute with Mark Coleman, which runs year-long professional mindfulness teacher training in Europe and the U.S.
In this episode, Eric, Ginny, and Martin discuss his book, Awake Where You Are: The Art of Embodied Awareness.
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Martin Aylward, Ginny, and I Discuss How to Embody Awareness and …
- His book, Awake Where You Are: The Art of Embodied Awareness
- The habits of “Grabby Mind”, “Resistant Mind”, and “Check Out Mind”
- The good news that can learn to meet our experience more kindly and more spaciously
- How aging can be humiliating or humbling depending on how much we try to hold on to our younger self-image
- The distinction between what is true vs. what is useful to focus on
- How to recognize and work with the deficient age gap
- The way our life experiences are stored in our bodies
- Sometimes meditation isn’t quite psychological enough. It can help dissolve inner states in the moment but further understanding is needed in order for them to really resolve
- Waking up, growing up, showing up, cleaning up
- No rehearsal, No replay
- Inhabiting this moment is the best way to prepare for the next moment
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