The Courageous Life
About This Show
Founded by coach and teacher Joshua Steinfeldt, The Courageous Life is a global conversation with leading thinkers and everyday heroes about overcoming fear and growing courage to pursue what matters most in life, work, and love.
Most Recent Episode
15: Sharon Salzberg - Love is the antidote to fear
In this conversation world renowned meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg and I discuss a wide array of topics related to meditation, mindfulness, courage, and her new book Real Love, including:
-How Sharon defines love
-How love can be an antidote to fear
-How Sharon overcame her own fear of public speaking
-How to connect with anyone (insights she's gleaned from over 40 years of teaching)
-How to be with suffering (our own, and that of others)
-How to cultivate mindfulness and compassion through meditation
-How compassion can help us to overcome burnout
If you enjoyed this episode please visit www.joshuasteinfeldt.com/podcast for show notes and more.
Background on Sharon:
Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times best-selling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and the author of ten books including the New York Times best-seller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and, Real Love, her latest release by Flatiron Books. Acclaimed for her humorous, down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour. For more on Sharon please visit www.sharonsalzberg.com