Victoria M Gallagher

Episode #55 – Mark Coleman – From Suffering to Peace-The True Promise of Mindfulness

Power of Your Mind Podcast Interview with Mark Coleman – From Suffering to Peace-The True Promise of Mindfulness

In Episode #55, I am talking with Mark Coleman.

Mark Coleman is the author of From Suffering to PeaceMake Peace with Your Mind, and Awake in the Wild. He is the founder of the Mindfulness Institute and has an MA in clinical psychology. Mark has guided students on five continents as a corporate consultant, counselor, meditation teacher, and wilderness guide. He lives in Northern California. Visit him online at

We talked about:

  • Mark’s book, From Suffering to Peace, and what inspired him to write it.
  • How do he defines the word mindfulness.
  • What embodies awareness and how we can begin to develop it.
  • The hamster wheel of chasing pleasure and fleeing from pain and how we can avoid getting caught up in it.
  • How and why self-judgment is a modern epidemic (as he mentions in his book) and what can we do about it.
  • The quote he shared from seventeenth-century Zen master Bankei who said, “Don’t side with yourself.” and how he interprets it.
  • Dissatisfaction and how mindfulness can help us deal with it.
  • How he says in his book that letting go happens through the process of letting be – and how that works.
  • How mindfulness can help us manage triggering emotions.
  • And much more!

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Victoria Gallagher is a worldwide leader in Hypnotherapy, a #1 Best Selling author, international speaker, life success coach, and renowned authority on the Law of Attraction. She has dedicated her life to empowering people all over the world to successfully live a life of liberty, aligned with their dreams through her effective meditative recordings and online courses.

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