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TV Anchor Dan Harris on the Power of Meditation Harris has spent years talking to the leading minds in meditation and is now an advocate for anyone who wants to get the benefits of meditating but doesn't know where to start.

By Lewis Howes

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The first time I meditated was in high school when my sister shared a guided visualization with me to help me before sports games.

It was powerful and I did that same visualization for years.

Then I got busy and stopped playing sports and stopped meditating.

Bad idea.

Recently, I've picked it back up and noticed a huge difference.

You might be in the same boat.

Meditation and mindfulness has been coming into the spotlight for the past few years and for good reason.

But today's guest on The School of Greatness is an unlikely advocate of it.

Dan Harris is the co-anchor of two ABC shows (Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America) and has worked for ABC for 16 years, traveling the world covering major stories. He's a back East kind of guy and very skeptical of anything woo woo.

Which is why his new book all about meditation, and how he got into it, is perfect for anyone who feels the same way.

Dan has spent years talking to the leading minds in meditation and is now an advocate for anyone who wants to get the benefits of meditating but doesn't know where to start.

We go into his whole story, how easy his personal meditation practice is today, and why he believes so strongly in it.

Get ready for straight talk and deep insight from Dan Harris in Episode 297

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What Eckhart Tolle told Dan in an interview that inspired Dan to pursue meditation
  • How taking drugs led to Dan's panic attack while filming Good Morning America
  • Why Dan said the 10 day silent meditation retreat he went on was so hard but so worth it
  • That Dan says he is a Buddhist but isn't religious
  • Why Dan views mental exercise the same way as physical exercise
  • The future of meditation in this country
Lewis Howes

New York Times Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Coach

Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness. Howes was recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details magazine called him one of “5 Internet Guru’s that can Make You Rich.”  Howes has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and other major media outlets.

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