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About This Episode

Mike Posner is the musician behind the hit songs I Took A Pill In Ibiza and Cooler Than Me.  But behind the flashing lights and sold-out shows lies a very unique mind, one that has learned to deal with fame and fortune and most recently—the loss of his father.  On today’s episode, Mike shares his insights on how to deal with loss, why moments of epiphany must be processed, and what the difference between the mind and intelligence is. Mike even turns the table on Jay—and asks him many profound questions about his own experience unpacking mindfulness. Tune in to this episode to catch a glimpse of the mechanics behind this singer-songwriter’s brain.

The Cliff Notes:

  • Read The Bhagavad Gita
  • The highs we experience around moments of enlightenment serve as proof there is more
  • True listening is listening to what the other person is saying, not what your mind is saying about the other person
  • Pain comes from attaching to a past experience instead of going after new experiences
  • It’s much easier to love everything instead of categorizing things based on love/hate
  • Don’t try to prove your autonomy by doing the opposite of what people like about you
  • You don’t get credit for moments of inspiration because the moment just came to you
  • Differentiate between what’s real and what’s not
  • “I am not who you think I am; I am not who I think I am; I am who I think you think I am ” - Cooley

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