Episode 008: Questioning Our Assumptions With The Work (an interview with Constantine Georgiou)

This podcast is about exploring the journeys into meditation and personal growth from teachers and practitioners of different walks of life.

In this episode I interview Constantine Georgiou, who is an entrepreneur, angel investor and meditation practitioner. Hear about his journey in life and how he was positively transformed by The Work of Byron Katie. I’m not connected with her in any way, but I’ve heard a few people speak of good things that happened when they attended The Work.

Here we analyse together what is behind this framework, and why it works, from a meditation point of view. We take a few minutes to warm up, and then start covering tools on how to process psychological material and trapped emotions, and how this relates to your meditation practice.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Four questions you can ask yourself to review your assumptions and process your psychological material
  • How internal transformation often manifests in the body as well
  • How resisting the present moment is suffering
  • How needing other people’s love and attention is a reason for so much trouble

People, systems and organizations mentioned in the talk:

You can connect with Constantine Georgiou through his website or Twitter.

Meditation is offering your genuine presence to yourself in every moment. – Thich Nhat Hanh

  • This is a raw and open interview. I really admire Congo for being able to go to places that are so personal so easily. I really hope people can appreciate the information being transferred here because it really is a gift. Great interview Giovanni and Great job Con!

    Thanks to both of you for creating this space and bringing this into the world! 🙂

  • I enjoyed this interview and learned much. I liked Con’s three points of focus for his personal meditation: Notice, Breathe, and Supported. I’m also glad he talked about The Work of Byron Katie. All of these are helpful for someone building a foundation of and for meditation and mindfulness.