Month One


An interview with Susan Piver

Overcoming the common obstacles of meditation to develop a mind that is
focussed, clear and creative

Listen to the audio here:

Welcome to month one

As American Author Anne Dilliard famously stated: How we spend our days is of course, how we spend our lives. It's the daily practices we commit to, that build habits and transform our lives for the better.

This month, pay particular attention to the moments when you have time to meditate but that inner voice of resistance tries to convince you not to,  with thoughts like, "I don't feel like it" ..."I'll do it later" , or "I'm too busy".

At these times, just commit to sitting for one minute and rest your awareness on the breath, as a way of overcoming that initial resistance that can sabotage your practice. Keep the habit alive this month!

The private Facebook community (accessible by clicking the Community button below) is there to support you in staying connected to your meditation practice. As a way of creating a warm space of friendship with your fellow meditators go ahead and introduce yourself in the Facebook group and reflect on the questions in the post at the top of the page (use #hello so we can find you and share what #city you're in).

Use the Facebook group to share what you notice in your meditation practice and share mindful moments from your daily life to anchor you to more presence and gratitude.

If you're joining the Mind Life Project and haven't done Mindful in May before you can find some of my guided meditations to use between the live guided calls by clicking the MEDITATIONS button at the bottom of this page. Use these guided practices between the live guided meditation calls which start in July to support a regular practice. See if you can meditate every day even if it's just for one mindful minute!

In this video you’ll learn:

  • A common obstacle to making meditation a habit and tips on overcoming it
  • How mindfulness meditation can support you in relationships
  • How mindfulness meditation connects you with your “authentic self”
  • How we can navigate strong emotions more effectively through bringing mindful attention to our feelings

About Susan Piver

Susan Piver, best-selling author of six books and a student of Buddhism since 1995, teaches workshops on meditation, relationships and creativity. She is a frequent guest on network television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and The Tyra Banks Show. In 2011, she launched The Open Heart Project to teach meditation.


This month, as part of the Mind Life Project bookclub I invite you join the community in reading my one month mindfulness guidebook The Happiness Plan. For those who are completely new to the practice this will be a supportive introduction and guide that you can use before we launch into the live guided meditation calls starting July 17th. For those who have completed Mindful in May this will give you some structure as you continue your daily practice.You can purchase the book here (AUS) or here (US).

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