How to Tap into Your Gut Intuition and Tune Out Society’s Noise and Expectations with Light Watkins



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We’re all on our own paths of learning which inner voice to follow. There’s usually the one urging us to take the easy option, but there’s also the (often quieter) inner voice nudging us to stretch ourselves and take on a challenge. Have you ever felt a little scared but also excited about a new endeavor? That inner guide is trying to help you grow. 

Like everything in life, it can take some time and practice to be in touch with our intuition and benefit from it. But just like with working out, we have to get a little uncomfortable and put in the energy if we want to get stronger—it’s true for both body and mind. 

This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru has a thoughtful conversation with our friend Light Watkins, all about finding that inner guide, sharing inspiration, reframing our perception of good and bad, and giving ourselves permission to let things go. 

Light has been operating in the meditation space since 1998, first as a practitioner, then as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally as a teacher himself. Prior to the pandemic, he was traveling the world from a single backpack giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation, as well as leading popular meditation trainings and retreats. Light is the author of The Inner Gym: A 30-Day Workout for Strengthening Happiness, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying, and his most recent book, Knowing Where to Look: 108 Doses of Daily Inspiration.

In this episode, we dive into:

  • Why money, relationships, and the pursuit of success can be three of the best spiritual teachers (12:50)
  • Perception and how we respond to situations (14:50)
  • How to tap into your inner guide (24:52) 
  • What inspired Light to shed his life’s possessions and become a nomad (33:24) 
  • The illusion of discipline (36:58) 
  • Dhru’s gratitude exercise (49:40) 
  • Why letting go of something is harder than holding on (1:23:05) 
  • Why it’s so difficult to tap into our intuition (1:43:26)
  • Lights approach to meditation (1:50:47) 
  • How to start taking action on your purpose (1:56:47) 

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For more on Light Watkins you can follow him on Instagram @LightWatkins, on Twitter @LightWatkins, and through his website. Listen to his podcast, At The End Of The Tunnel. Get his book, Knowing Where to Look: 108 Doses of Daily Inspiration here.

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Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD
Mark Hyman, MD


Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD is the Founder and Director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine, and a 13-time New York Times Bestselling author.

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