389: David Kundtz on The Art of Stopping


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David Kundtz is a former director and presenter of Inside Track seminars and a former clergyman turned author. David has sold more than 113,000 books in English, Spanish, and Japanese and has also established a psychotherapy practice in Berkeley, CA. Eric and David discuss his book, The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going

In this episode, Eric and David talk about what it means to practice “stopping” in life, including the three components and the many benefits of stopping.

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In This Interview, David Kundtz and I Discuss the Art of Stopping and…

  • His book, The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going
  • Stopping is doing nothing as much as possible in order to wake up, remember who you are and what you want.
  • Stopping allows you to be still in order to access the wisdom within us
  • The “mountain of too much”
  • How stopping allows us to make a distinction between what is important and not important.
  • The numbness of moving through life and not experiencing it
  • How slowing down helps you to remember
  • True relaxation is one of the gifts of stopping
  • The 3 components of stopping
  • Stillpoints are opportunities to stop, breathe, and remember
  • Using your creativity to bring meaning to your still points
  • Making triggers to help you remember your still points
  • Stopping is a form of meditation
  • How spending time in nature is compatible with stopping

David Kundtz Links:

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