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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.
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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
- Inward by Yung Pueblo
- Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka
- Kundalini yoga
- Don Hoffman episode on the Think Grow Podcast
- Mindful Meditation Studio
- Unplugged Meditation Studio
- Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
- Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
- Hua Hu Ching by Lao Tzu
- The Art of Dying by S. N. Goenka and Virginia Hamilton
- The Dhammapada
- Bhagavad Gita
- Great Disciples of the Buddha
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
- Yung Pueblo's Instagram page @yung_pueblo
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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.