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Inspiring Change

When we pause to check-in with our thoughts and feelings, we help to prevent ourselves getting “hot and bothered”. In turn, we are better able to feel calm and clear, and be the change that inspires others.

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Hey Headspace. It's Raheem here, checking in. I got into meditation purely because I wanted to try something new. Hi, I'm Dora, a meditation teacher here at Headspace. I recently spent some time with international football star, Raheem Sterling. I dropped in with him to chat about football, life and how he looks after his mind. (upbeat music) If you could talk to yourself at nine years old maybe you were like, I don't wanna get up today. Or, you know, there was days where you're like I don't wanna do this. What would you? Never though. What would you? I was always up. You were always up, okay, well. Up regardless, snow, wind, I'm outside. Always. Yeah, but. That's dedication. Um, I'd say, it's easy to say now. But, don't overthink things you know, it's, it's what I keep saying, it's really important. It really easy for me to say now, cause you know, with life life experiences and stuff, but. Yeah. I think it's it's not waiting until, you know something is bothering you. Yeah. You know, but I just feel if we can, you know have these conversations from a younger age and get people to understand, to check in with yourself. I, I, I think it, it would be a very powerful message. As you said, don't wait till it's. Horrible. A point where you are, you know, hot and bothered and no one's give us the, the pathway before. No one's give us the road to life. Yeah. So these things over, over a long period of time these things take a toll on any individual human beings, where we're humans at the end of the day. Yeah, yeah and I think, you know, when I first started meditating I was the one that was like I want everyone to know about this thing. Like, I would try to change every single person in my life. I'm like, mom, like you need mindfulness. You know, my brother, you need to mind, like you need to meditate and do this thing. Cause it's so good for you. But it gets to a point where you have to embody like be what you're talking about. You know? So, I think that's what allowed me to stay committed to my own practice. And my own journey was that, if I wanted other people around me to change I had to be that change for them to see. (upbeat music)...


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  • A former Buddhist monk, Andy has guided people in meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. In his mission to make these practices accessible to all, he co-created the Headspace app in 2010.

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  • Eve is a mindfulness teacher, overseeing Headspace’s meditation curriculum. She is passionate about sharing meditation to help others feel less stressed and experience more compassion in their lives.

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  • As a meditation teacher, Dora encourages others to live, breathe, and be with the fullness of their experiences. She loves meditation’s power to create community and bring clarity to people’s minds.

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  • Kessonga has been an acupuncturists, therapist, and meditation teacher, working to bring mindfulness to the diverse populations of the world.

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  • Rosie Acosta has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.

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