AntiFool with Norman Chella

Dai Manuel on Embracing Silence and The Active Lifestyle

November 26, 2020 Norman Chella Season 1 Episode 24
AntiFool with Norman Chella
Dai Manuel on Embracing Silence and The Active Lifestyle
Show Notes

Dai Manuel is the Lifestyle Mentor, the Meditator, and the intrepreter of silence. He is the AntiFool.

We're going to have a conversation about something that is very difficult to do no matter at what stage in life you are in: the ability to sit still in silence and contemplate.

How difficult is it for you to sit still, stay quiet and just be? This is an act of meditation, one of the many methods in cultivating the act of self-introspection. of course it's scary, lots of issues and fears surface up and we tend to start thinking about them. But how do we recognize and accept and move on in order to reach a certain goal or a certain narrative that we have in life? Who better to talk about achieving a balance of great health and wellbeing then Dai Manuel.

Dai is an award-winning digital thought leader and author, executive performance coach and certified lifestyle mentor who empowers people to lead a functionally-fit life through education, encouragement, and community. His work is based on the Five F'sL fitness, family, finances, faith and fun, all built on a rock-solid foundation of health.

His book, The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto is a new kind of fitness book, providing the tools you need to create a functionally fit lifestyle at any age or level of ability in 30 minutes a day. 

In this episode, we unravel his journey: 

  • Young Dai was morbidly obese. What choices did he make to reach a well-intended healthy life?
  • We talked about the power of meditation. How self-introspection can empower you to take the first step towards an intended goal
  • His experiences in a Vipassana 10 day meditation in complete silence
  • How the formation of habits led him to appreciate the act of being, staying still, slowing down and learning to control his pace.