“How can I be more helpful to myself right now? How can I be more generous with myself and more friendly toward myself right now in this moment? And the more that practice begins, the more self-compassion you cultivate.” – Cynthia Kane
When our monkey minds cause anxiety and depression, the last thing you want to do is sit with it. By letting the thoughts and feelings move through you, the negativity passes. This is the advice of bestselling author Cynthia Kane. Cynthia is a mindfulness instructor and shares the importance of this practice for our mental health. Listen to the episode for her teachings.
Cynthia Kane suffered from anxiety for years. Things came to a head for her when her first love unexpectedly passed away. Alone and needing to pick up the pieces, Cynthia found comfort and purpose in meditation.
Since then, she has gone on to be a mindfulness instructor and the bestselling author of “How to Communicate Like a Buddhist.” Cynthia is Aine’s guest this week on Rock Your Joy.
Listen to the episode as Cynthia discusses her philosophy of Buddhism, dispels the myth that thinking is the enemy of meditation, and why it’s so important to set intentions for the day ahead.
(01:43) – How Cynthia’s life experiment began
(09:03) – Communicating with ourselves
(15:14) – Learning to suffer less
(19:28) – Seeing your day as moments
(28:20) – Sitting with anxiety
(33:00) – How is Cynthia cultivating joy?
Cynthia Kane is a mindfulness instructor who has taught over 50,000 people so they can communicate better and feel more confident and present in their interactions.
She is also the author of three bestselling books, ‘How to Communicate like a Buddhist,’ ‘Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist,’ and ‘How to Meditate like a Buddhist.’ Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Yoga Journal, Self Magazine, and Woman’s Day Magazine.
Aine Rock is an artist, entrepreneur, mom and High Performance Coach working on becoming the best version of herself and inspiring others to do the same. Rock Your Joy is a place for women to share the unique ways they find, cultivate, and celebrate joy. We’re often so focused on things happening to us that we forget that joy exists within us. Tune in every other week as we find that joy, together.
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