Close connection and loving relationships are essential to our well-being and our happiness.
Here are Sean Stephenson’s insights on 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 he has learned from the Dalai Lama when they shared the stage on the essence of quality and authentic connection.
Sean Stephenson and the Dalai Lama are both heroes to us at Mindvalley. Check out more of Sean’s video here!
Here are the most popular quotes from Sean Stephenson’s talk.
There were many insights in this talk, but these three are our favorites:
“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.”