This episode originally aired on The Meaningful Way Podcast | Episode 27

At this very moment, can you hear yourself think? Is the noise from your environment — phone ringing, email pinging, co-workers talking, dogs barking — clouding your mind? Cory Muscara, a mindfulness expert who’s been seen sharing his know-how on the Doctor Oz show, offers advice on grasping our present moments and thriving in a world of chaos.

Cory’s the Founder of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness with extensive professional training in a variety of mindfulness programs such as The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Schools, and Search Inside Yourself, which is the mindfulness program at Google. In 2012, Cory spent six months in silent meditation living as a Buddhist monk in Burma. Well-educated and highly-certified, Cory currently serves as an assistant instructor for The Master of Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where he also does graduate work.

Discover how stillness can bring you a whole new connection to yourself and to your world.

Key Takeaways:

Grounded happiness. So many of us are like clouds passing through the sky, swaying towards our desires — a new relationship, a car, or a job — which call our attention, determine our paths, and yet don’t necessarily promise happiness. To gain independent control of your destiny and your happiness, you MUST learn this one lesson… [7:13].

Surviving to thriving. There’ll be inevitable pain in your life stemmed from traumatic and unforeseen life situations — it’s the unfortunate truth, but how you define that pain and move forward means everything to your well-being. The two forms of pain you NEED to understand… [9:56].

Mindfulness on-the-go. Science says meditation can reduce stress, increase concentration, and encourage a healthy lifestyle… but does it really work? Since happiness and well-being start IN your body, why not give it a go? Give one of these three forms of meditation a try and live in the NOW for the rest of your life… [13:24].

Scheduling consciousness. You’ve learned the forms of meditations and you’ve realized that it doesn’t matter where or which form you take on, so now you wonder when? Some say morning, others say at night, but the optimal time to be deeply present is… [23:42].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.