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Stefan Ravalli bio:
Forever studying masterful humans and the art of service the world over to bring their practices to our (sometimes “service-deficient”) culture, Stefan Ravalli combines all that with his expertise in meditation, mindfulness, and communication/listening to raise the game of service professionals – and anyone looking to upgrade how they connect with others (and themselves).
Learning meditation was a game-changer for Stefan. It gave him the inner strength to be his unique self (without the negative self-talk!), connect with others better, and live a healthy happy life. Meditation also makes you realize your potential and gives you the fearlessness to pursue bigger and better things you never thought possible, so Stefan left a leadership role at a high-profile bar/restaurant to India to teach meditation.
After doing that for years and deepening his tea ceremony practice, Stefan realized that the art of service was the richest path of self-cultivation available to him. Serving anything anywhere was the best way to apply and accelerate all the upgrades he got from meditation. So he started Serve Conscious to bring these tools and practices to anyone where service is part of their life – to awaken us to the power of service as a means of growth and self-mastery.
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Episode 18 Show Notes
2:53 Is meditation related to the other aspects of our lives?
6:00 Differentiating mindfulness from meditation
9:50 What is a meditation practice?
13:33 Mindless versus mindfulness
17:41 David shares his mindfulness meditation experience
19:38 The benefits of mindfulness and mantra meditation
23:04 Introducing transcendental meditation
27:12 What true awareness should be like
31:22 Mindfulness and Gary Vaynerchuck’s dichotomy of clouds and dirt
34:14 Delving into ascendant and descendant philosophies
38:28 Reflecting on what makes life meaningful for you
42:14 Summing up what mindfulness really is