162: How to Follow Your Curiosity, Unpack Emotional Baggage, & Travel Light with Light Watkins

by neeta bhushan


Quote:“Are you feeling like you can access more of your potential? If there are stories that you keep telling yourself or you keep telling other people about what you want to do but you’re not doing it because you’re holding onto all this other stuff…then that’s something to take a look at.”
– Light Watkins

In this episode, I sit down with Light Watkins–celebrity meditation teacher, podcast host, speaker, and author. We explore Light’s new book, Travel Light, and his journey towards spiritual minimalism. Our conversation is intentionally unintentional. We talk about it all, from the importance of chance encounters to the hidden lessons in everyday experiences. You’ll finish this episode with practical tools and inspiration for living a more mindful and fulfilling life.

In this episode we talk about…

  • Dispelling common misconceptions about meditation.
  • Differentiating between inner voices to lessen chaos and increase clarity.
  • Developing mindfulness practices to unpack emotional baggage and create space for more desirable outcomes.
  • Cultivating gratitude and seeking silver linings in everyday experiences.


Light Watkins is a speaker, best-selling author of four mindfulness books, and meditation teacher of celebs like Meghan Markle and comedian Eric Andre. Quick back story: in 2018, Light gave away all of his possessions and started living from a single carry-on bag. And a year later, he realized he still had too much stuff and downsized to a backpack. It was during this time that Light started developing the concept of Spiritual Minimalism, which is a new take on regular ol’ minimalism.


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Discussion Question:

How can you “travel light” and incorporate a regular meditation practice into your daily routine to quiet the mind and listen to your heart’s voice?

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