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Oct 20, 2020

How long will you wait until you let yourself experience joy?

Today I am lucky to be joined by an international speaker and teacher on the topics of mindfulness and positive psychology, Cory Muscara. He is passionate about helping people find real peace. Cory believes that when people are deeply fulfilled, they are a better force in the world for other beings, the environment, and their communities.

For the past few years, he has taught mindfulness-based leadership at Columbia University and currently serves as an assistant instructor for the positive psychology graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania.

A graduate of the 2-year Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader training, Cory also has several years of extensive professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), completed certification with Mindful Schools & Search Inside Yourself, and has trained in Mindfulness-Based Inquiry, Breathworks Chronic Pain with Vidyamala Burch, the Trauma Institute led by Bessel Van der Kolk, and a 6-month relational meditation training in “circling” through Circling Europe. He is a 200-hour hatha yoga teacher, certified NLP & Eriksonian Hypnosis practitioner, and an Integrative Health Coach through Duke Integrative Medicine.

In 2012, Cory spent 6 months in silence living as a monk, meditating 14+ hours each day, and now aims to bring the teachings of mindfulness to people in a practical and usable way, presenting to schools, organizations and the general public. He has been featured multiple times on the Dr. Oz show, is a teacher on the Simple Habit and 10% Happier meditation apps, and his meditations have been heard more than 5 million times in over 50 countries.

In this episode, we talk about everything from money, worth, to the pain box that we live in. We talk about how integrating mindfulness practice into our everyday lives will lead to the deepest forms of happiness and peace. Then, Cory reveals the inspiration behind Stop Missing Your Life. Plus, we speak about attachment, developing passion, and finding motivation in 2020. 

In this Episode You’ll Learn: 

  • All about today’s guest, Cory Muscara [ 1:15 ]
  • How Cory perceives his mindfulness teaching success [ 5:30 ]
  • Why Cory doesn’t care about mindfulness + meditation [ 8:05 ]
  • The inspiration behind Stop Missing Your Life [ 13:10 ]
  • The ways we can trust our truth [ 20:40 ]
  • How we can articulate our dreams [ 24:15 ]
  • About Cory’s beliefs around attachment [ 29:30 ]
  • The ways to navigate our limiting beliefs around money [ 34:55 ]
  • All about Cory’s mindfulness practices [ 48:45 ]
  • The most influential book on Cory’s journey [ 54:10 ]
  • About Cory’s vision for the rest of 2020 [ 58:25 ]


Soul Shifting Quotes: 

  • “Meditation makes us feel happier from the inside out.”
  • “As we get closer to our truth, usually, the more fear we experience.”
  • “Fear is the thing that keeps us stuck in a place that is comfortable.”
  • “Peace comes with living in alignment.”
  • “The next great transformation is around the corner.”

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Tag me in your big shifts + takeaways: @amberlilyestrom 

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