Meditation teacher and 1 Giant Mind co-founder Jonni Pollard is interviewed by curious minds looking for insights on meditation and the wellbeing of our humanity.
In our final episode of season 2 our guest Sarah asks about the importance of community and the role it plays in our pursuit for self knowledge, belonging and having impact in the world. Jonni shares his view of how community forms the basis for all of it.
In this ep our guest Shaunn asks Jonni's perspective on using substances for accessing higher states of consciousness. Jonni shares a view of the pro's and con's the need to be honest about why we would trade them. Then Shaunn asks a bonus question for Jonni's take on meditation reaching a critical mass in the mainstream. Both answers may not be what you would expect.
The Whitewashing of Wellness
Our guest Rachael asks for Jonni's perspective on the lack of racial diversity in the wellness industry. Jonni welcomes the highlighting of the issue and encourages everyone to have the difficult conversations around creating equality in the world and then asks Racheal what she sees as a solution.
Leading from Being
Our guest Harriet asks how do we break the habit of getting caught up in the doing so that we can come back to Being. Jonni explains that going against the mainstream requires being uncomfortable and requires diligence to resist the powerful pull of that current. He then shares about the power of action that is driven from a state of Being and the effect it has.
Waking Up At Work
Our Guest Nat Brooks describes the challenge of being more conscious and aware in her workplace environment and questions if staying in her role in TV industry will slow down or stop her personal growth. Jonni points out that she is uniquely positioned to be a champion for change. Remaining in the place of need can actually accelerate and assist that personal growth but reinforces the need for her to be patient in her approach.
Managing emotional turbulence
In this episode our guest Cimarra asks for some advice on maintaining a meditation practice while being confronted with the emotional turbulence that can come with working through past trauma. Jonni encourages Cimarra to remember the reason why we are meditating and points out that the first phase of healing and recovery can be the purging of emotion, stress and agitation. A key take away was the importance of being surrounded by community to support us in our experiences.