What is your life’s purpose?
To remind humanity of our innate power to serve the greater good and realize this to the gateway to our highest level of fulfillment.
How are you living your purpose?
I am a meditation teacher and Co-Founder of 1 Giant Mind, an organization that teaches people from all around the world how to meditate. We also train passionate meditators through our academy to become teachers and bring meditation into their local communities, schools and workplaces. I’m an author, speaker and personal consultant to high performing individuals. I also travel the world facilitating mass meditation experiences at summits, festivals and conferences.
How did you find your purpose?
In my late teens after spending most of my adolescents rejecting the world, I felt incredibly despondent about having conform to social expectations and norms. It led me to India to study ancient knowledge about human nature and how we can unfold our full creative potential. It occurred to me at this early stage how disconnected we are to our incredible creative power due to our social and cultural conditioning. Upon realizing my own power to live life on my terms, I was overwhelmed with a sense of responsibility to share this perspective with as many people as possible. It is my view that the solutions to all the world’s problems find their foundation in humanity embracing being of service to the greater good as a social responsibility and of the highest priority.
What advice do you have for purpose seekers?
The quickest way to know what your purpose, is to know what fulfills you. I always make a case that the thing that fulfills us most as human beings is being of service to the greater good. The question to lead with is, how can I be of service in this moment? This is where purpose is. Specifically, how can I serve to create deeper connections in our relationships, shared experiences that enable us to continually grow into better versions of ourselves and feeling like we belong to something that has shared values. If any of these are missing in your life, then create something enables these 3 aspects to be nurtured and notice how fulfilled you become. Purpose is truly discovered through fulfillment.
What resources do you recommend?
Firstly, if you don’t meditate then, I strongly recommend you do. Meditation creates the space to connect with what fulfils us and leads us to purpose. I have created a free learn meditation program that you can download for free on your phone. It’s called 1 Giant Mind. It will teach you simple yet very powerful technique over 12 steps and then help you make it daily habit by challenging you to 30 days of meditation.
To accompany this, check out the 1 Giant Mind Podcast This is a great resource to remind you of what is truly important when seeking to live on purpose everyday.
I have also written a book called The Golden Sequence: A Manual for Reclaiming Our Humanity. This book brings together over 20 years of study in ancient traditions and my own personal development to teach simple and powerful techniques to move past the involuntary defensiveness towards life and lead with the wisdom of love.
If you are someone who already meditates and is ready to things to the next level then I recommend you consider becoming a meditation teacher. 1 Giant Mind is a world leader in Meditation teacher Training. We use the best online learning technology to certify teachers is as little 12 weeks. Teaching others to meditate is one of the most fulfilling things I know of.
Show people how to discover the deeper truer self and overcoming stress, fear and anxiety is so incredibly rewarding.
Connect with Jonni Pollard
Contact form: http://www.jonnipollard.com/contact-1/
Book: The Golden Sequence: A Manual for Reclaiming Our Humanity
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Jonni Pollard is the author of The Golden Sequence: A Manual for Reclaiming Our Humanity (BenBella Books; November 2018). He is best known for bringing meditation to the mainstream through his organization, 1 Giant Mind and its Learn to Meditate smartphone app. As one of the top rated meditation apps, 1 Giant Mind has taught hundreds of thousands of people worldwide how to meditate for free. He is also recognized for leading mass meditations at some of the world’s biggest lifestyle events and festivals (Wanderlust, Lightning in a Bottle, The Big Quiet). Jonni also teaches private meditation and personal development for entrepreneurs, CEOs, celebrities, political leaders and wellness experts across yoga and meditation. Born and raised in Australia, Jonni also has lived in Los Angeles and India, and now currently resides in New York City.