Spirituality

Cultivating Inner Peace with Meditator and Writer Yung Pueblo

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Yung Pueblo is a writer, meditator and speaker. Lately, I've been reading his book Inward, a profound collection of insights about letting go of emotional pain, practicing self-love, and understanding oneself.

Today I talk with Yung Pueblo about emotional history -- what it is and how it relates to cultivating inner peace. I ask him what it was like to go on a 45-day silent meditation retreat, what his meditative practice looks like, what resources he recommends, how he got started on this path, and more.

You can connect with Yung Pueblo on Instagram @Yung_Pueblo. His book, Inward is available on Amazon.

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Show Notes and Time Stamps

  • The meaning behind the name Yung Pueblo (5:30)
  • How he got started writing (12:00)
  • His idea of liberation and the goal of meditation (13:15)
  • How he started on this path of meditation and healing (16:00)
  • His first experience with meditation (19:00)
  • How our emotional history affects our behavior (24:50)
  • Other strategies for cultivating inner peace: diet (30:15)
  • His experience with a 30-day silent retreat (35:15)
  • A common myth of meditation and personal development (38:40)
  • Other tools for meditation and mindfulness (50:30)
  • What has contributed to his inner peace the most (56:35)
  • Book recommendations (1:08:30)


Books & Other Resources Mentioned In This Episode


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Ruben Chavez is a writer, personal development educator, and host of The Think Grow Podcast. His Instagram account, ThinkGrowProsper, has amassed over 3 million followers. Along with his blog, these platforms are his way of inspiring and connecting with thoughtful, creative, and ambitious people just like you.


Doing Meaningful Work and Understanding Yourself Better with Maker and Author Jonathan Fields

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Jonathan Fields (@jonathanfields) is an award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, and teacher. He's founded a number of game-changing wellness companies and has led workshops around the world on everything from yoga and mindfulness to conscious entrepreneurship and innovation. 

His most recent book is called How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom. I highly recommend it -- super inspiring read. (You can read the first chapter for free at GoodLifeProject.com/book).

Currently, he runs the mission-driven media and education company, Good Life Project®, where he produces a top-rated podcast of the same name with millions of downloads. I've had the honor of appearing on his podcast, which happens to be how we first connected.

Jonathan regularly keynotes at events and has been featured in a variety of media outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, People, O Magazine, Vogue, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, and many others. 

But more importantly, he's one of the kindest, most genuine, and down-to-earth people you could ever meet. I'm extremely fortunate to call him a friend.


Show Notes and Time Stamps

We had a fun conversation and we cover topics such as: 

  • The value of psychological and personality frameworks (5:52)
     
  • Jonathan's career trajectory and its common themes (16:22)
     
  • Jonathan's approach to learning a new subject (19:07)
     
  • Jonathan's views on bridging the gap between science and spirituality (23:22)
     
  • Jonathan's philosophy on doing meaningful work (31:22)
     
  • The "Purpose/Flow/Expression" Venn diagram model (34:05)
     
  • The difference between doing what excites you and what distracts you (41:17)
     
  • The 5 Love Languages and how they can improve your life (45:37)

...and more!


Selected Links and Resources From the Episode:

See what Jonathan is up to at GoodLifeProject.com

Listen to his top-rated podcast, Good Life Project Podcast.

Grab his inspiring book, How To Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The Big 5 Personality Model

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Jonathan's upcoming podcast -- LoveFullStop.com


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If you enjoy this episode and find value in this podcast, I humbly ask you to please subscribe and/or leave me a review on iTunes. Or you can just share this podcast with a friend who you think might find value in it. If you’ve already done any of these, I want to take a moment to sincerely thank you. I truly appreciate your support.

If you have any suggestions for future guests or topics you’d like to hear covered, you can email podcast@thinkgrowprosper.org.

What did you think about this episode? Leave me a comment below!


Ruben Chavez is a writer, personal development educator, and host of The Think Grow Podcast. His Instagram account, ThinkGrowProsper, has amassed over 3 million followers. Along with his blog, these platforms are his way of inspiring and connecting with thoughtful, creative, and ambitious people just like you.