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Sean Stephenson On The Lessons He learned About Connection From The Dalai Lama

Close connection and loving relationships are essential to our well-being and happiness.

Connecting with others:

1) Creates a psychological space and a sense of safety for us to learn and explore

2) Gives us a sense of identity

3) Helps us to understand ourselves and feel apart of something larger than ourselves.

In this 7 minute video from Mindvalley’s A-Fest, Sean Stephenson (best-selling author and motivational speaker) shares the 3 precious insights about connection he learned from the Dalai Lama when they shared the stage.

Sean Stephenson and the Dalai Lama are both heroes to us at Mindvalley. Check out more of Sean’s video here.

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Here are our favourite quotes from Sean’s talk. 

Leave a comment below and let us know which ones resonate most with you!

“The Dalai Lama has a smile that can melt an angry soldier’s heart. He smiles with his whole body. He has this playful wisdom to him, and it’s in his smile. When you smile at people, it’s a signal of what you’re bringing to their life.” 

“Wisdom is about really being in touch with your intuition, listening to yourself, and not being afraid to share valuable advice to people, whether they take it or not… Advice doesn’t have to be taken, but it can still be given.”

 “Listening is not an activity of being quiet while formulating your response. Listening takes place when you put your life on pause, and you stop forming your response, you just take it in.”

This talk was filmed at A-Fest, Mindvalley’s transformational event for an extraordinary community of change-makers and visionaries who are driven by epic ideas to impact the world.


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