What is spiritual minimalism, and how do we decide what to carry with us through life? Meditation teacher and author Light Watkins shares what he's learned.
Since 2007, Light Watkins has personally taught thousands of people from all walks of life how to enjoy a daily meditation practice in a self-sufficient way, and he’s positively impacted many more practitioners through his books, videos, and popular TEDx talk on the 5 Most Common Meditation Myths. Light facilitates workshops and retreats around the world, and gives talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and leadership.
He’s written three bestsellers: The Inner Gym: A 30-Day Workout for Strengthening Happiness (L&G Publishing, 2015), Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying (Random House, 2018), and Knowing Where to Look: 108 Daily Doses of Inspiration (Sounds True, 2021). His next book, Travel Light: Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life (Sounds True, 2023), is based on his experiences as a “one-bagger” nomad.
“I am not encouraging people to live from a backpack. I’m encouraging people to improve their internal clarity, the emotional baggage, the toxicity that they may be experiencing in relationships. It’s through that you will find your version of living from a backpack.”
In this episode, Light and Rabbi Rami talk about emotional baggage, meditation, and cultivating happiness.
Read Rabbi Rami's thoughts on this conversation here.
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