As the philosopher Lao Tzu said, “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” We allow ourselves to dwell in the past and worry about the future more often throughout the day than most of us are even aware of. The mind is a busy place, and that voice that every single one of us has in our heads, causes confusion, unhappiness, depression and anxiety – all because we are not aware of it, and are being controlled by it. And yes, those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, it is happening to you as well. The mind is the most powerful thing in the universe, one that can help us accomplish extraordinary feats in our lives, but it can also be an extremely destructive force. For those who are not fully aware of their own mind, this episode on The Inner Picture Stories Podcast, is for you. Bruce Langford, a former teacher, and now a Life Coach and host of the Mindfulness Mode podcast, coaches people to take control of their own minds through mindfulness – living in the here and now. In this interview, we dig inside his wisdom and talk about where he thinks unhappiness comes from; what to do about it; the benefits of being mindful in life; why so many people have such a hard time staying mindful throughout the day; what he would change in schools; two questions that will give a better direction and understanding about your life and who you are and just so much more. It really is a fascinating conversation and one that contains lessons that will change your life around for the better.
Some of the Questions I Ask:
- – What do you think is the cause of unhappiness in most people?
- – What is the benefit of being mindful in life?
- – What’s been the hardest thing for you about coaching other people?
- – If you could change something in the school systems, what would you change?
- – Why do you think so many people have such a hard time staying mindful throughout the day?
- – Which interviews from your own podcast Mindfulness Mode, really stood out for you?
What You Will Learn from this Episode:
- – A cause where unhappiness arises from
- – How mainstream news effects your mood and view upon the world
- – How to be less stressed and tense in your car
- – Other resources to learn more about mindfulness
- – 2 powerful questions to ask yourself to get a better direction in your life
- – The importance of being who you are
- – The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
- – Mindfulness Mode – Create a Nurturing, Mindful Space with Million Dollar Decorating Host James Swan
- – Mindfulness Mode – Driving Using Mindfulness; Learn How With Solan McClean
- – Mindfulness Mode – Running To Focus On The Inside With Diz Runs Host Denny Krahe
- – Learning to Drive into the Now: PRND
- – The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection
- – The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
- – The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
- – The Miracle Morning™ Community
- – Wherever You Go, There You Are
- – Gift from Bruce – infographic