Innermap’s Lights On with Mitra Manesh was born to shed light on the challenges and magic we call life. Innermap is a mindfulness platform with a newly launched app (IOS) that uses transformational stories, meditations, and binaural sounds to stir up change, growth, and stillness. Mitra is a mindfulness expert, storyteller, coach, executive trainer and UCLA teacher at the Semel Institute School of Neuroscience and Human Behavior with 35+ years of experience. These sessions are taken live from Mitra’s keynote talks, classes and some studio recordings. They are real questions, real answers, and real challenges people are facing. We hope you find value in the coaching and teachings offered. From today forward let’s move in the direction of lights on, facing what’s in front of us and more importantly inside of us.
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Music for Episodes 1-36 by:
Title of the song: 22:22 (from the EP Enmore20)
Music for Episodes 36-present by:
Pablo Guadalupe & Ariel Zutel
No matter where you are in your mindfulness journey, losing a loved one is extremely hard. However, for both you and the person you’ve lost, it’s important to grieve with the intention of moving forward and letting go. Instead of asking why this has happened, try asking yourself how this experience can enrich your life. Be aware that death is not a punishment, but rather a transition. For our loved ones to continue on their journey, we must mindfully let them go.
Bad role models? This is how you can learn and benefit from them
Teachers come in many different shapes and forms: some show you how to be, and others show you how NOT to be. We can choose whether we copy these teachers without awareness, or decide for ourselves what we want to follow. Remember, you have the right to create your own experiences—you don’t need to borrow others’.
Mindful Aging Definition
Mitra defines mindful aging as compassionately accepting our current aging experience and curiously being aware of other possibilities for meaning, joy, and new roles in our lives. Mitra explains the physical, mental, and energetic aspects of mindful aging in a live in-class recording. Listen to today’s episode to learn how to bring the principles of mindfulness to your experience of aging.
Mindful Parenting - Family Culture
As a part of her Mindful Parenting Workshop, Mitra explores the complexity of raising children in multicultural families. She suggests that we first need to let go of parenting in reaction to the way we were raised: remember, our children’s needs are not the same as our own. To have healthy and balanced communication, it’s important to respond to our children, rather than react to our past.
What is TRUST?
Mitra gives us two essential steps for cultivating trust with others. Listen to today’s podcast to learn how agreement, consistency, and history are essential pillars of trust in any relationship.
In this episode, Mitra shares a theory about happiness with her class. She suggests that many of us have PTSD from times that we “lost” happiness, which makes us associate our happiness with bad things happening. Thus, when we experience happiness now, we may be thinking to ourselves, “this is too good to be true,” or, “when is the other shoe gonna drop?” That fear makes us manifest our own unhappiness, and ultimately continue this cycle of negative association. Take a listen to this live recording to go more deeply into Mitra’s theory.
Mitra reminds you of your power
It’s hard to summarize Mitra’s teachings in a review such as this. Many of the podcasts reminded me of what I already knew but forgot. Some teachings are brand new. Either way, it’s always a treat to take a beat for my self care and listen in. My days have become smoother by remembering to ask “with what energy (or fuel) am I approaching a moment?” Thank you Mitra ✨
Listen & Learn
Every podcast holds more then one gift. Listen and learn from this amazing, insightful teacher. Then listen again and again to truly grasp the depth of each message. As I listen and learn, I find myself saying more often than not, “Ohhhh, that’s good!.
Unwavering dedication to peace
Mitra’s artful way of telling a story is one of her strongest suits. Her tone paints a landscape of light and love. She advocates for inner and outer peace. I am so happy to have found her podcasts. Much love.