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
Can “Mindful Framing” help you change your unhealthy patterns?
When we notice an unhealthy pattern of behavior, sometimes reframing that behavior can be beneficial. Behaviors come directly from our thoughts. Thinking gives us an emotion, and we develop a behavior to respond to that emotion or that thought. Join Mitra as she briefly discusses how to put a mindful frame around an unwanted behavior. Listen today to learn how to pay extra attention and give importance to a behavior, and discover how to tell your mind, "Thank you for your input, but I have it handled."
Grief & Mindfulness
When we talk about grief, we don't just mean that we are grieving the death of a loved one. We grieve anything we see value in: a job, a lover, a friendship, a relationship. When we lose something or someone, their value goes up in our awareness. The more unresolved issues we have, the harder it is to find acceptance of our loss. Join Mitra as she walks you through the five stages of grief, from denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally to acceptance. Listen today to discover that when we can accept our loss, we can create something new that brings joy to our heart.
Have you ever felt an imbalance in your energies? Have you felt stuck, too anxious, or impractical? Join Mitra as she discusses the four elements: strong and grounding Earth, energetic and passionate Fire, clear and expansive Air, and easy going, cleansing Water. Ask yourself "If I had access to any energy, what would balance me?" Listen today to discover the three steps to finding balance: being aware of the imbalance, visualizing the different energies balancing, and finally, gently asking yourself "If I had more of this energy, how would I handle this situation?"
How can we take charge of our thoughts? Our fearful thoughts not only do not serve us, most of them are not even ours! We get them from our family, from society, from the media and social media. Join Mitra as she discusses how we can control our thoughts instead of allowing our thoughts to control us. Listen today to discover how we can become mentally independent by questioning our thoughts and beliefs, and by simply asking the question “Why?”
100 Lights On!
This week's episode is a special one. It is our 100th episode! Mitra has invited the whole team from around the globe to join her in reflecting on how the podcast was originally created, how we found the name "Lights On", and our favorite episodes from the podcast. Join all of us: Mitra, creator Megan, engineer Pablo, designer Jenn, administrator extraordinaire Vicky, and writer Katie as we reconnect and reflect on our favorite moments. Thank you all so much for listening!
What Love Isn't
When we speak about love, we often try to focus on what love is. Today's podcast focuses on what love is not. Love is not meant to be about control, ownership, or even sameness. Diversity is part of our sense of attraction. More importantly, however, love is not meant to be about making someone else happy or someone else making us happy. Nobody can make anyone else happy in a sustainable way. Join Mitra as she discusses how joy can only come from within. Listen today and discover how love can allow you to be your authentic self, and how love can allow us to reach beyond ourselves, our own needs, and our own wants.
Calming and Clear
This podcast with Mitra helps us to find a calm inner sense of what we want and need to say. She is a great guide that leads us to the truth that resides inside.
You will benefit from this podcast
I sense that Mitra has done a lot of spiritual work on herself so to speak with the right kind of guides and that she also has the right intentions, this is not just commercial. This makes a world of a difference for how I or anyone else can benefit from this podcast. This podcast is especially ebenficial for anyone wanting to become better acquainted with their own emotions and energy and how to use their minds as an ally to help them in their journey in life. It also helps that Mitra has a soothing voice.
Short, easy essential teachings
Soothing voice, key information from an obviously well-educated source. Thank you.