How To Align Your Attention With Your Intention with Pedram Shojai


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How To Align Your Attention With Your Intention | ButcherBox, Four Sigmatic, and Starseed

In our unpredictable and continually changing world, figuring out how to create a happy life means tending to the needs of our health, career, relationships, passions, and desires. Unfortunately, time can often feel like our biggest enemy, often seeming to be out of our own control. But what if it isn't? What if you had the ability to take control of how you trade your energy for time, and knew how to increase your body's "energy budget" to live your fullest life?

On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was happy to sit down and talk with Dr. Pedram Shojai about how to find focus and make meaningful change to create the life we desire.

Dr. Pedram Shojai is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Master Herbalist and Acupuncturist. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Urban Monk, and The Art of Stopping Time, and the founder of and He is an acclaimed Qigong Master and Taoist Abbot with a practical approach to modern living, using Eastern thinking and practices to help himself and others overcome the Westernized challenges of everyday life, and to wake up and live their lives fully. His latest book, Focus: Bringing Time, Energy, and Money into Flow, was just released and is about bringing your attention in line with your intention to get the life you want.

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Here are more of the details from our interview:

  • Pedram’s experience as a monk why he eventually chose to leave monastic life (5:27)

  • The benefits of learning to still your mind by controlling your breath (9:04)

  • Our societal crisis of consciousness (12:04)

  • Tending to our life garden (14:26)

  • Managing your time to reflect what's most important to you (18:23)

  • Instilling focus in our daily lives through brain training, consistent practice, and personal integrity (23:45)

  • Reflecting on the life lessons we’re being taught during the coronavirus pandemic (30:12)

  • Saying no to others as a way to say yes to yourself (34:48)

  • The three fundamentals of an effective meditation practice (39:31)

  • Pedram’s “100 Day Gong” practice to achieve your goals (44:17)

Learn more about Pedram at and follow him on Facebook @pedramshojaiurbanmonk, on Instagram @official_urbanmonk, and on Twitter @PedramShojai.

Get Pedram’s new book, Focus: Bringing Time, Energy, and Money Into Flow, here.

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