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#266: The Case for "Doing Nothing" in a Time of Crisis | Sebene Selassie & Jeff Warren


At a time of multiple, mutually-reinforcing dumpster fires, meditation can seem counterintuitive. Instinctively, many of us might prefer to rush to the barricades, or Twitter, or the fetal position. But there is immense value in “doing nothing,” and we are going to explore that theme in this special episode. We’re bringing on two amazing meditation teachers, Jeff Warren and Sebene Selassie, to take your questions about the value of meditation in this difficult time. We discuss: how to work with a wandering mind; how to navigate the social anxiety many of us feel as we start to reopen; whether it’s possible to be mindfully depressed; and we explore the potential for gratitude at a time when it seems like everything sucks.

The reason for this special edition of the show is that we at the Ten Percent Happier company are about to launch the Summer Sanity Challenge. It’s a free 21 day meditation challenge, starting July 27. Every day you'll get a short video followed by a free guided meditation to help you establish -- or reboot, or reinvigorate -- your meditation habit. You can do it solo, or you can invite your friends and family and see one another's progress. To receive updates on the challenge, visit tenpercent.com/challenge  

Where to find Sebene Selassie online: 

Website: https://www.sebeneselassie.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sebeneselassie

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sebeneselassie

Book Mentioned: You Belong by Sebene Selassie: https://www.sebeneselassie.com/youbelong

Where to find Jeff Warren online: 

Website: https://jeffwarren.org/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_jeffwarren_/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffwarren.org/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jeffwarren1001

Summer Sanity Challenge

On July 27, we're launching the Summer Sanity Challenge: a free 21 day meditation challenge. The goal here is to help you build resilience so that you are less buffeted by circumstances you can’t control -- and are therefore calmer, happier, and better prepared to show up the way you want to for your family and your communities. To receive updates on the challenge, visit tenpercent.com/challenge  

Additional Resources:

Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live

Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide

Free App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/summer-challenge-266

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