Day Fifteen

DAY 15: Dr Elise Bialylew interviews Susan Piver

Video Objectives

You’ll learn:

  • How mindfulness can help us in our relationships. 
  • About the “Four Noble Truths of Love” and how you can deepen love in your relationships.
  • A key mindset shift that will reduce the conflict and increase the intimacy in your relationships. 
  • A powerful meditation practice that can bring healing to your relationships and help you manage conflict.
About Susan Piver

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Your meditations for today

Let Be, Let Go, Let In with Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Centre at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 28 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centres worldwide.

A Mindful Minute with Elise Bialylew


A huge congratulations for getting this far. It's a real testament to your commitment and prioritisation of your own self-care.

This is the week that people often find the novelty wears off, so I encourage you to really reconnect with your intention for signing up to Mindful in May.

And, of course, remember... the key to a lifelong meditation practice is to know that as a human being, you WILL fall off track, but there is always the opportunity to begin again.

So be gentle with yourself, and keep going even if you miss a day here or there.

This week, we will bring our focus to mindful relationships. You’ll be hearing from some of the world’s leading experts in the field of relationships. 

Meditation has been criticised by those who are unfamiliar with its benefits, who call it “navel gazing” or “self-absorbed”; however, the truth is that meditation not only helps us understand ourselves with greater wisdom, but also helps us to be wiser in our relationships. 

Mindfulness practice helps us bring more patience, compassion and understanding to those around us as we get better at not only taking a pause when we notice we are getting triggered by others, but also seeing the deeper reasons for their actions or attitudes that we find difficult. 

As Pema Chodron, renowned meditation teacher, states…

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” 

Today you’ll hear from the wonderful Susan Piver. She shares some profoundly insightful perspectives on how we can bring mindfulness into our relationships,  experience deeper intimacy and overcome the common challenges we all face in relationships. 

Let us know your biggest takeaway from today's video interview and what you observed in today's meditation in the Facebook group or on Instagram.

As Ram Dass, the late spiritual teacher, famously said,

“If you think you are enlightened, go and spend a week with your family.”

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