We all move too fast. We all are on autopilot. We often don’t know how to slow down. And the impact of these habits or patterns is that we miss out on our own lives. We miss out on what’s going on around us and what’s happening inside of us. How we relate to what we are experiencing, impacts the experience itself. In this interview, with an old friend of mine, Cory Muscara, talks about the implication on our health, happiness and ability to be present when we practice the tools of mindfulness and meditation.
Cory’s bio: Cory Muscara is an international speaker and teacher on the topics of presence and well-being. He believes that when people are deeply fulfilled, they are a better force in the world for other beings, the environment, and their communities. For several years he taught mindfulness-based leadership at Columbia University and currently serves as an assistant instructor of positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2012, Cory spent 6 months in silence living as a monk in Burma, meditating 14+ hours per day, and now aims to bring these teachings to people in a practical and usable way, presenting to schools, organizations and healthcare systems, as well as through workshops and retreats for the general public. Named by Dr. Oz as one of the nation’s leading experts on mindfulness, his meditations have now been heard more than 10 million times in over 100 countries. Cory is host of the popular daily podcast, Practicing Human, and the author of Stop Missing Your Life: How to Be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World.