School of Purpose

#66. Mindfulness, The Brain, and Purpose: Research Scientist and Chief Contemplative Officer Cortland Dahl

September 08, 2021
School of Purpose
#66. Mindfulness, The Brain, and Purpose: Research Scientist and Chief Contemplative Officer Cortland Dahl
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School of Purpose
#66. Mindfulness, The Brain, and Purpose: Research Scientist and Chief Contemplative Officer Cortland Dahl
Sep 08, 2021

Awareness is an often overlooked aspect of experiencing purpose. This raises the question of how awareness increases purpose, and, conversely, how purpose increases awareness. It also ties purpose into mindfulness and other contemplative practices.
Cortland Dahl works in the intersection of science and the spirit. In science, he is a research scientist working at the prestigious University of Wisconsin Center for Health Minds. He's spent his career studying contemplative practices--even going on a one-year silent retreat. He brings a wealth of insight about the relationship between the brain and our experiences of purpose.
In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • The relationship between mediation and purpose
  • How we experience purpose in everyday life
  • The power of reflecting on our own mortality
  • Looking on people who inspire us
  • How post-traumatic growth can lead to purpose

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Find more at my Instagram page
Want to connect? Have a question? Just want to say "hi"? Send me an email at [email protected] Would enjoy hearing from you.
Want to start your own podcast? This podcast is edited and produced (and music too) by Josh Gilbert. He does a great job and is a joy to work with. Contact him at   [email protected]

Show Notes

Awareness is an often overlooked aspect of experiencing purpose. This raises the question of how awareness increases purpose, and, conversely, how purpose increases awareness. It also ties purpose into mindfulness and other contemplative practices.
Cortland Dahl works in the intersection of science and the spirit. In science, he is a research scientist working at the prestigious University of Wisconsin Center for Health Minds. He's spent his career studying contemplative practices--even going on a one-year silent retreat. He brings a wealth of insight about the relationship between the brain and our experiences of purpose.
In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • The relationship between mediation and purpose
  • How we experience purpose in everyday life
  • The power of reflecting on our own mortality
  • Looking on people who inspire us
  • How post-traumatic growth can lead to purpose

***
Find more at my Instagram page
Want to connect? Have a question? Just want to say "hi"? Send me an email at [email protected] Would enjoy hearing from you.
Want to start your own podcast? This podcast is edited and produced (and music too) by Josh Gilbert. He does a great job and is a joy to work with. Contact him at   [email protected]