Step Into Your Greatness - Mindfulness/Meditation
By Daniel James Rutter
This is the Step Into Your Greatness Podcast! The place where we disect how mindfulness/meditation can impact your life!
Episode 34 - Discovering the art of awareness Part 1
“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” Thich Nhat Hanh In this episode of SIYG, I discuss: The first step in discovering the art of awareness How the first stage of awareness creates a huge opportunity for growth and transformation The difference between self awareness and awareness How to take mindful moments during our day to begin the process of awareness Ways to start implementing stage 1 of a awareness practice Discover ways to make gratitude a moment to moment habit Why gratitude is the mother of all emotions Taking that first step into awareness can be one of the most liberating steps we take in our lives Cultivating your awareness skills is a practice. Like gratitude, kindness and compassion it is simply a skill. In this episode I dissect and explain the first stage of awareness to help you see the first stage of mindfulness training. When we first begin to meditate and implement mindfulness we learn how to step back from our thoughts and feelings, see them clearly and let them go. This is a massive step for many people. At first it will take the feeling of self awareness, but over time it will lead to the next stage of awareness, awareness itself. Awareness is your birth right and its more than meets the eye, take that first step today and begin your own personal transformation... We can.... witness our thought and feelings finding a greater sense of ease, calm and clarity in the process
October 30, 2020
Episode 33 - Discovering the true power of gratitude
Gratitude is the mother of all emotions “When you go deeply into the present, gratitude arises spontaneously, even if it’s just gratitude for breathing, gratitude for the aliveness that you feel in your body. Gratitude is there when you acknowledge the aliveness of the present moment." —Ekhart Tolle In this episode of SIYG, I discuss: The true potential and power of gratitude How gratitude can potentially impact your health Learn how to add gratitude into your daily life Understand how mindfulness naturally allows gratitude to appear The 2 key gratitude methods Discover ways to make gratitude a moment to moment habit Why gratitude is the mother of all emotions When your truly thankful for what you have, you create the space to be grateful for more... Gratitude is a practice. It is simply a skill. The more we implement it skilfully with mindfulness and habitually during our day, the more we get to benefit from it. If we adopt gratitude into our meditation we are primed, ready to mindfully access it during our waking day. Start your day with gratitude, live your day with gratitude and finish your day with gratitude. It's one of the most powerful emotions you can call upon at anytime. If you practice it often enough you can begin to learn how to flick the switch of gratitude on like a lightbulb. Use it to be thankful for your relationships, use it to appreciate your qualities and most importantly use it when you are challenged. If you can be grateful for all the challenges you face in life you access growth, resiliency and grit. We can.... Access gratitude on demand, by releasing our negative tendencies and moving forward with a genuine sense of gratefulness... To listen to this episode click the link: Enjoy this brand new episode and I will see you same time next week for Episode 34! To mindfulness and beyond! Have a great day Danny and The SIYG team!
October 22, 2020
Episode 32 - How To Harness Blue Sky Awareness
When you find a space inside that can generate a sense of love and kindness to all beings, you have found a true sense of mindfulness in your life. “Give your real being a chance to shape your life” — Nisargadatta Maharaj In this episode of SIYG, I discuss: Helpful metaphors to unplug from stress and anxiety How to integrate the mode of blue sky awareness into your life Understanding the mindfulness journey Realising we are exactly where we need to be when facing challenges How to let go of the monkey mind Using awareness to let go of unhelpful patterns Understanding the power of the 'gap' between thoughts and feelings Falling back into awareness each and every moment Thoughts are like the cloud in the sky, they come and go yet the blue sky always remains. Mindfulness gives us opportunity to realise the full potential of our mind. The blue sky awareness metaphor is a extremely helpful reminder of how our minds work on a moment to moment basis. When we train the mind for awareness, we firstly have to have the courage to let go our judgements and labels to experience the freshness and stillness in the now. We can learn to always remember that no matter how difficult or cloudy the mind will feel, the blue sky is always there with us. We can.... Find the blue sky awareness metaphor helpful to experience a greater sense of well being and freedom. To listen to this episode click the link: Enjoy this brand new episode and I will see you same time next week for Episode 33! To mindfulness and beyond! Have a great day Danny and The SIYG team!
September 21, 2020
Episode 31 - Discovering two modes of Awareness
In this episode of SIYG, I discuss: 2 modes of Awareness How reflection is a powerful tool when training the mind Unpacking arising awareness How to embrace spacial awareness Noticing that the changeless experience of awareness is linked with what does change in our lives That the 2 modes of awareness finally fall into non dual awareness How to rest as awareness and not be overwhelmed by events in our lives Decoding our experience so we can operate with freshness, fulfilment and freedom Awareness is our true nature, if we find that we discover our inherent greatness. Mindfulness training starts with the realisation that we can be aware of our experience. At the beginning of the path this may feel like it has no significance, but with time and training it becomes the most important aspect of our lives. To witness non dual awareness is to find your own confidence and clarity. There can be challenges along the way but with guidance and the support of a community you can break through and discover the gift that keeps on giving. We can.... Find all the aspects of life where we are tuned in and connected to each other, living from that place on a moment to moment basis. To listen to this episode click the link: Enjoy this brand new episode and I will see you same time next week for Episode 32! To mindfulness and beyond! Have a great day Danny and The SIYG team!
August 3, 2020
Episode 30 - 3 Powerful Mindfulness Techniques to deal with stress and overwhelm
Mindfulness gives you a path to realise your minds full potential “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ~ Amit Ray In this episode of SIYG, I discuss: 3 fantastic mindfulness techniques that allow you to let go of stress and overwhelm Training the mind to witness and embrace change The shallow and deep valley of awareness How awareness and compassion are integral components in your mindfulness practice The true confidence that can appear when we embrace change Using mindfulness therapeutically How awareness helps us discover connection and non separation Riding the challenges with the skill of mindfulness Becoming fully aware means you are becoming fully awake. Why is it so hard to embrace change? Mindfulness offers us all a useful and insightful approach to overcoming the difficulty when facing change. If we can find a deep sense of calm in the mind, creating headspace to allow change to happen we fall into alignment with ourselves and our lives. Every time you come back to the present moment you fall back in touch with awareness, which one realised is free and full in each and every moment. We can.... Embrace change and a find deep sense of freedom within... Enjoy this brand new episode and I will see you same time next week for Episode 31! To mindfulness and beyond! Danny and the SIYG team
July 25, 2020
Episode 29 - The true power of mindfulness
Welcome to the episode number 29 of the SIYG podcast! In this episode of SIYG, I discuss: How mindfulness allows us to train greater sense of fulfilment in our selves The power of Awareness A simple and effective way to realise our awareness How to drop judgement in our lives Noticing where we are connected with each other rather than separate How fulfilment and freshness go hand in hand when training mindful awareness Using awareness as supports for our mindfulness Realising that joy is a inherent quality of our mind Riding the challenges with skill of mindfulness When you are present you are fully aligned with life itself. Why is the present moment so important? It is where our life fully takes place. To find a deep sense of fulfilment with mindfulness training is a gift and an opportunity. Each and everyone of us has the opportunity to realise the power of awareness itself. When training our mind in meditation we begin to fall back into the freshness of each moment, each moment is brand new and can be fully experienced in our mind.
July 17, 2020
Epiosde 28 - The power in the present moment
In this episode, we discuss power of the present moment. Simply being here now can sound simple but can be a tricky skill for many. In this episode we breakdown how mindfulness at its core is help you stay present, calm and clear. When you train the skills of mindfulness you begin to discover the power of the now. The present moment can seem so boring, yet we begin to discover its more than meets the eye! Enjoy this episode!
July 8, 2020
Episode 27 - 3 mindfulness techniques and trainings to deal with difficult emotions.
In this episode we uncover 3 mindfulness techniques and trainings to deal with difficult emotions. We firstly look at the fundamentals of awareness training. We then discuss how accepting emotions is a powerful step forward! We then finally breakdown impermanence, how to successfully work with our ever changing thoughts feelings and perceptions! Enjoy this epiosode! #mindfulness #happiness #joy #confidence #peace #freedom #potential #happy #mindful #greatness #connection #compassion #clarity #purpose #passion #stepintoyourgreatness
June 19, 2020
Episode 26 - Calming the mind on demand with mindful awareness
In this episode, we discuss how to calm the mind on demand. We unpack the benefits of calming the mind on demand and discuss when mindful awareness is fully present. We also talk about how calming the mind on demand is one of the key skills you develop when you first begin your mindfulness/meditation journey! Enjoy this episode!
June 11, 2020
Episode 25 - A powerful 5 step process to work with difficult thoughts
In this episode, we discuss a powerful 5 step process working with unhelpful thoughts or beliefs. We take a look at how you can breakdown your thoughts and discover a simple and effective sequence to acknowledge thoughts, process them and move on. Negative thoughts can lead to negative outcomes in our lives, so if we can address the thoughts and let them we go we can uncover opportunities and solution in our daily lives! Enjoy this epiosode!
June 4, 2020
Episode 24 - The difference between Awareness and Self consciousness - training the mind for Awareness
In this episode, we discuss the key differences between awareness and self consciousness! We take a look at how Awareness can be a more proactive step in training the mind over feeling too self conscious. We dissect the fundamental differences between each and the skills that help us cultivate our awareness skills. Enjoy this epiosode!
May 29, 2020
Episode 23 - How to train compassion and use it daily
In this episode, we discuss how to train compassion and use it daily! We take a look at how compassion can be an integral step in training our minds. We dissect the four key elements of compassion training and how you can start implementing compassion in your life on a daily basis! Enjoy this epiosode!
May 19, 2020
Episode 22- Why compassion matters. How to adopt a wisdom based mindset with the aid of mindfulness.
In this episode, we discuss why compassion matters! If you don't have awareness you can't implement compassion. If you don't have compassion you're awareness skills can feel half baked. We uncover how compassion is a integral benefit to you and the the relationships you have in your life. Enjoy this episode!
May 8, 2020
Episode 21 - Discovering 3 ways Mindfulness can help us find a deeper sense of happiness
In this episode, we discover 3 ways mindfulness can help us find a deeper sense of happiness. Harnessing and maintaining your awareness skills can be more profound than we actually think. When we begin to meditate happiness for many of us can a long way away. But with time and training we can begin to experience a strong sense of well being and happiness. We look at 3 ways mindfulness can help you find a deeper sense of happiness. Enjoy this episode!
November 11, 2019
Episode 20 - Unpacking the key terms used in mindfulness
In this episode, we unpack the key terms used in mindfulness. Key terms such as insight, acceptance, beginners mind and much more. In this episode you will discover how to apply each term within your meditation practice and how you implement each one daily. Enjoy this episode!
October 25, 2019
Episode 19 - How to harness the power of the breath with mindfulness
In this episode, we uncover the power of the breath in our mindfulness practice. We unpack 3 ways you can use the breathing to increase concentration, master your relationship with thought and gain further wisdom and insight into how they arise. If we master our breath we master our minds! Enjoy this episode!
July 22, 2019
Episode 18 - How to choose the right meditation practice
In this episode, we uncover the two most popular meditations in the west! Both Mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation have become extremely popular to help manage stress, boost creativity and so much more. In this episode, we dissect which meditation practice may best suit you! Both practices have some fantastic benefits so tune in to find out more!
May 20, 2019
Epiosde 17 - How to clarify your values with mindfulness/meditation
In this episode we breakdown how we can clarify our value system with mindfulness/meditation. With further clarity, you can really define your own personal values and inject them into your daily life. In this episode, I have given you a three-step process on how you can not only define your values but actually take action with them. If you highlight your values, meditate on them and take daily action with them you can really begin to see your values become an ingrained habit which you and others get to benefit from.
May 10, 2019
Episode 15- How to harness a healthy sense of self with mindfulness/meditation
In this episode we take a look at how to harness a healthy sense of self within your meditation practice. We take a look at how you can relate to your thoughts and feelings with a healthier sense of self. We unpack how this can massively help you relate to all your thoughts and feelings with a clear sense of awareness! Enjoy!
May 2, 2019
Episode 14- How to define freedom with mindfulness/meditation
In this episode we unpack how we define freedom with the aid of mindfulness/meditation. We unpack how both mindfulness meditation and non - dual mindfulness can help you uncover a deep sense of inner freedom. We dive into what non dual mindfulness is and how both sets of teachings can help you see what freedom actually is. Enjoy!
March 2, 2019
Episode 13 - Unpacking resilience with the aid of mindfulness and meditation
In this episode we unpack how we can develop of our resilience skills with mindfulness and meditation. We learn how we develop our resilient skills with mindfulness and look at challenging thoughts, feelings and emotions as actual supports when training the mind. Overtime we can gather further resilience skills to turn towards what maybe holding us back or causing us further suffering. Enjoy!
February 8, 2019
Episode 12 - Overcoming obstacles and challenges with mindfulness and meditation
In this episode we uncover how to overcome some of the challenges in our meditation/mindfulness practice. We take a look at how sometimes we can fall back into old negative habits and how we can use mindfulness and self realisation skills to take us to the next level! The path has its challenges but its being able to identify when we fall into a rut and how can climb out of it and uncover the next stage of the teachings!
September 28, 2018
Episode 11 - Learn how mindfulness/meditation can help us manage stress uncovering a strong sense of perspective along the way!
In this episode we uncover how meditation/mindfulness can help you manage stress! How training the mind allows us to find a place of calm naturally and how it can help bring about a stong sense of perspective to our lives! Enjoy!
September 21, 2018
Episode 10 - 5 Ways Mindfulness/Meditation can help you unlock happiness!
In this episode we a little bit deeper into how meditation/mindfulness can help you unlock happiness! We take a look at how mindfulness can help you uncover happiness in 5 areas. How it can help reduce suffering, help you unlock positive emotions, understand yourself more, make positive changes and offer a service to others that adds value! Enjoy!
September 14, 2018
Episode 9 - The 5 Key Areas of Mindfulness
In this episode we take a look 5 key areas of mindfulness/meditation! We take a look at how engagement, purpose, accomplishment, emotional intelligence and relationship skills can all be applied to our mindfulness training!
July 24, 2018
Episode 8 - Can Meditation/Mindfulness make us happy?
In this episode we take a look into how mindfulness can impact our happiness and fulfilment! We take a look at how mindfulness can help us increase our happiness whilst maintaining a kinder approach to ourselves and others.
July 6, 2018
Episode 7 - Can Mindfulness help increase our performance in high pressure situations?
In this episode we take a look into how mindfulness can impact our performance in high pressure situations! We look at four effective strategies that can work really well along side meditation/mindfulness! Enjoy!
June 28, 2018
Episode 6- What is the role of acceptance in our mindfulness/meditation training?
In this episode we breakdown and disect what acceptance really is! How it can impact training the mind and how it can unlock a greater sense of confidence, strength and resilience! Enjoy
June 21, 2018
Episode 5 - 3 effective ways to be more mindful in your day to day life
In this episode we uncover 3 effective ways to be more mindful! How to step back from the stream of thinking, how to overcome self sabotaging beliefs and be more present in our day to day lives.
June 14, 2018
Episode 4 - How Happiness Is a Natural Quality Of Mind
In this episode we uncover 3 helpful tips before you sit to meditate. We also breakdown how happiness can be seen as a natural state of mind! Enjoy!
June 7, 2018
Episode 3 - Finding Calm In The Storm - Using R.A.I.N as a helpful acronym
In this episode we discuss how we can find a place of calm when difficult emotions and challenges arise. We look at how the acronym R.A.I.N can really you when training your mind. Enjoy!
May 24, 2018
Episode 2 - The 3 Pillars of Mindfulness/meditation
In this epiosde we disect the 3 pillars of mindfulness/meditation. We go a little bit more in depth on how resilience, concentration and clarity work in training the mind. Enjoy!
May 17, 2018
Episode 1 - What is Mindfulness/meditation?
The very first episode of the Step Into Your Greatness podcast! In this episode we answer a number of your grequently asked questions and break down the benefits meditation has to offer.
May 11, 2018