212 Transforming Lives With The Kindness Diaries Host, Leon Logothetis

May 1, 2017

Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer. He left behind the life of a stockbroker to break new ground and experience new discoveries. He’s now visited more than 50 countries and traveled to every continent on the planet. When anybody says the word kindness, I literally think of Leon - He’s the host of a terrific TV series called ‘The Kindness Diaries’, which has the subtitle; One Man’s Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World. Before that, he had a show called the 'Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody', which follows Leon on his adventures travelling in America, The UK, and Europe on just $5, $5 pounds or $5 Euros a day. The bottom line is, Leon is all about kindness and helping others and of course that connects directly to the subject of mindfulness.

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Most Influential Person

  • A teacher I went with on a journey to India a couple of years ago.

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Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has affected my emotions by enabling me to become more balanced and more centered.  And by enabling me to make better decision and not be so reactive.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I never really realized the importance of breathing until I started doing mindfulness.
  • Often we forget, it sounds silly, but we forget to breathe.
  • I notice now as I give this talk, I'm actually breathing very shallowly. That's not good.  When I breathe as fully as possible, it kind of invigorates me.
  • Breathing is a really powerful and important part of mindfulness.

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Bullying Story

  • As a kid, I felt very disconnected. At school I was bullied very badly. I had very few friends. I would go to school and feel profoundly alone.
  • Not just the kids were bullying, but the teachers as well, which I could never understand. It was very disempowering.
  • I made a commitment to myself that I would do my very best never to disempower someone but to empower them.
  • When it comes to kindness, people at school specifically were unkind and I didn't understand. I thought, why are you doing this to me? Why are you behaving like this?
  • I made a commitment that I would give back to people, come from a place of love. That's really how it all began.
  • I could have dealt with this bullying better by sharing my pain with my parents and with other people that loved me, and I never did. Not until I was 16 or 17. When I started to share it, things started to shift.
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