Mindfulness and meditation aren’t just about spirituality or stress relief.
In today’s world of constant demands and digital distractions, mindfulness is about making your moments truly matter and living up to your full potential. It’s about your power to put your attention where you want it to be and not on what someone else dangles on a screen in front of you.
This is just one reason why Tony Robbins incorporates a gratitude meditation into his daily morning routine to prime his mind every single day.
If you’re familiar with any of Tony Robbins peak performance strategies, you know that your ability to maintain a peak state is a key component of living the life you desire. Your state is affected by the way you use your physical body, your ability to direct your mind’s focus, and the language or meaning you give to your experiences.
Knowing this, it’s no wonder that we aren’t able to be the best version of ourselves when we are in a stressed state. The incoherence of our head and heart, the jitters in our nervous system and body makes us less effective and less resourceful.
In this 1-hour episode you’ll hear from Tony Robbins, his wife Sage Robbins, and podcast host Mary B. as they discuss one of the most valuable skills to maximize your mindset and prime yourself for power, clarity, concentration, and focused attention.
[0:00] Hi it’s Tony Robbins…
[1:15] I used to think meditation was a waste of time
[2:00] We don’t experience life, we experience the life we pay attention to
[2:39] Tony and wife Sage and traveled the globe together for 22 years
[3:30] A podcast on meditation? I’d be outta here. But…
[4:03] Twin hearts Sage and Tony Robbins
[5:30] Why does time go so fast?
[6:20] One of us is a meditator and one of us is not
[7:12] Meditation definition | What is meditation, really?
[8:20] Styles of meditation
[9:57] What’s your outcome?
[10:30] The science of meditation
[11:24] Be here now and notice
[12:24] Our attention is the most important commodity
[13:15] Self-judgement and imposter syndrome
[15:50] Ellen Langer Harvard mindfulness
[16:37] Just close your eyes for a minute
[17:28] I’m thinking about a grilled cheese sandwich
[18:23] Meditation is not something to achieve, it’s something to experience
[19:04] The throughline is gratitude
[19:30] Thoughts are like clouds floating by
[20:22] How do I stop the thoughts in my mind?
[21:25] There’s an entire universe inside of us
[22:22] Collective mind
[23:19] Sage and her baby in the rain
[24:25] In the busy-ness we miss the nuances
[25:00] Mary B: Meditation has gotten really trendy
[26:25] Story: Full Moon Meditation with Tony, Sage, Billy Beck and Mary B.
[29:13] We will never experience this moment of life again
[29:43] Profound knowledge
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Original Music by Abhinav and Sage Robbins
We’re all here together in this Earth School learning, doing the best we can, making mistakes, picking ourselves back up. The soothing balm that keeps us going is often another’s kindness, caring, connection, and love. Its power is truly transformational.
If you think of any great mother, real or archetypal, they have a capacity to love unconditionally – to accept, to allow, to give, to understand, to listen, to nurture. A mother’s love brims with compassion and mercy. Even when their beloved has behavior that may be less desirable, there's still a universal knowingness and a loving essence for the human heart before them.
That unconditional aspect of love is what is discussed in this one hour special edition episode. Hear Tony, Sage, and Mary B converse on what it means to sponsor life.
There's a beauty to life. The mess of it, and the sweetness of it, and the pain of it. And so, it's not to say that there aren’t challenges and that there isn't pain in moments like right now with what's happening on the world stage. But we can contribute to the schism, or we can be a balm. We can be a balm of kindness, and goodness, and look to bring love, light, illumination, presence, connectedness, to be an ear to listen. It's amazing how that can shift another's world. I know what it feels like for me to receive that. I know what it feels like to offer that. And I think that’s a beautiful reality that sometimes in the busyness of life, we can forget how impactful in a moment we can touch another. That we can reach another. That we can move another. That we can remind each other because we're mirroring each other and as we're offering that we're experiencing that. Everything that I'm saying to you in this moment, it's really all selfishly for myself. Life is such a beautiful house of mirrors. We're all reflecting each other.
- Sage Robbins
[2:00] Sage Robbins on “sponsoring life”
[7:38] Mary B. & Sage on masculine and feminine energies and archetypes
[13:58] On a mother’s unconditional love
[14:56] In birth as in death
[17:49] The teacher becomes the student
[18:11] Tony pops in studio
[23:10] Nurturing/Mothering of self
[28:45] “You have influence over your children but you don’t have control” - Tony Robbins
[31:37] The Serenity Prayer
[35:08] Hello, I'm alive! We’re spinning on this planet, and my heart is beating!
[36:10] Social media shifts when
[37:22] As Ken Wilber would say, it’s “grit and grace”
[38:28] Be a balm in this world
[39:31] Sage and Mary B’s personal journey to motherhood
[44:51] Kahlil Gibran on children
[46:40] What’s the meaning of life? And other big questions
[47:16] Modern families and unique constellations
[50:42] Divine energies
[52:28] A newborn’s innate intelligence
[55:25] Magda Gerber and the RIE school of thought
[58:20] The label vs. the experience
[1:03:03] Happy Mother’s Day to all