157 | Yung Pueblo - “Inward”
The inward movement can be summarized as follows: we observe ourselves, we accept what we find without judgment, we let it go, and the actual release causes our transformation. We are already always changing, but when we focus on healing we can change in the direction of our choosing; these are moments when we intentionally reclaim our power. Every moment we take to know ourselves, we return as someone new.- Yung Pueblo
Diego Perez is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month through his written works that focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. His first book, Inward, was self-published and quickly became a bestseller on Amazon. A revised and expanded edition of Inward has recently been published and is now available in bookstores around the world.
The name Yung Pueblo means young people; it serves to remind him of his Ecuadorian roots, his experiences in activism, and that the collective of humanity is in the midst of important growth. Diego's practice of Vipassana meditation, as taught by S.N. Goenka, has given him a deeper understanding of liberation that inspires his writing. Through writing and speaking he aims to support the healing of the individual, knowing that when people release their personal burdens it helps humanity build a global peace.
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
- A discussion on Yung Pueblo's recent book, “Inward”
- How creativity has emerged from letting go in his meditation journey, and exploring healing through writing
- Attending meditation retreats and his practice of Vipassana
- The importance of practicing meditation even for individuals who haven't had major life traumas
- Selfless and unconditional love
A reflection on Yung Pueblo's addiction to pleasure and his awareness of how much it dictated his life
- The idea of embracing change, and being present in the moment
- Overcoming an aversion to introspective reflection of himself, and becoming ok with being alone
- Finding balance amongst his writing practice, administrative work, and meditation
- Books: Bhagavad Gita
Posted on 5.2.2020