How To Listen To Your Desires


Have you asked yourself recently, What do I want?

That question is so simple, so powerful and yet we often forget to ask it. Knowing other people’s opinions and needs can be valuable — but only if you know your desires first and foremost.

By tuning into your own desires, you can achieve your dreams much easier and much, much faster. But how do you know when your desires come from intuition — or an addictive longing?

In this 20-minute talk from Mindvalley A-Fest Mexico 2016, the founder of Ziva Meditation, Emily Fletcher, shares how to learn to trust your intuition through meditation.

The Best Highlights


  • (1:28) — These 4 questions you can use as a framework for life and to discover the power of our intuition and desires;

  • (8:40) — You’ll discover the science behind why meditation helps you distinguish between an addictive longing and an intuitive desire;

  • (14:44) — Emily explains how the bliss that meditation brings will maximize your impact in this world;

  • (16:08) — You’ll learn how to quiet the mental chatter that interferes with your intuition, so you don’t lose energy by making the wrong choices.

Watch this full talk to learn how to use your desires as Nature's GPS.


You have what it takes to create an impact and positive change in the world. Join other brilliant minds at Mindvalley A-Fest and learn how you can take your life's purpose to the next level. 

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What are your answers to the 4 questions? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Emily Fletcher

Emily Fletcher

Emily Fletcher is one of the world’s leading experts in meditation. She’s been invited to teach at places like Google, Harvard Business School and The Omega — but that’s a stark contrast to the busy, stressed Broadway performer that she was years earlier. During her 10-year career on Broadway, which included roles in Chicago, The Producers and A Chorus Line, she started to go grey at 27, suffer from insomnia and get sick 4-5 times a year. Thankfully, she discovered a powerful meditation practice that cured her insomnia and improved her health on the first day. After years of studying ancient practices in India and teaching thousands of high performers, Emily created Ziva Meditation, a mental technique that combines the stress-relieving benefits of meditation with the mental clarity of mindfulness.

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