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43. Meditation Saved My Life, with Jon Dwoskin
Episode 432nd November 2020 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
00:00:00 01:03:31

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Losing half your relatives, losing your mother, losing your father, getting diagnosed with cancer yourself: that’s not an easy path to walk as a young adult. Jonathan Dwoskin was forced to grow up real early, real fast — and, along the way, he managed to find support and develop some tools that allowed him to not just overcome trauma but literally save his life.

Listen to learn how therapy, meditation, and breath can be used as transformative tools for any person. It might be a lot simpler than you think, and there are few things as impactful as meditation that you can do for free in just a few minutes a day.

What Brett asks:

  • [02:40] How did the unconditional love from your family in early childhood affect you?
  • [05:15] Tell me more about having to start adulting as a young teen
  • [16:20] What was it like having to live two lives: the young, happy kid and the somber, exhausted adult
  • [18:35] What was the spiritual part of your household and upbringing? 
  • [20:20] How did meditation save your life
  • [29:30] How can meditation be part of your work and your life (and how can you package  it in a way executives will accept)?
  • [36:00] What did you choose to do with your life after overcoming such extreme trauma and health problems?
  • [43:05] Getting what you do into alignment with who you are
  • [50:00] What other tools are part of your practice?

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