Being Yoga Podcast - Episode 32
The Pain and The Promise of 2020. Michael Daly

After a whirlwind of a year, Michael pauses to reflect on the pain, struggles and challenges of 2020.  I talk about how all of the world events can help us better understand the basic human condition that is at the root of everything we are experiencing.  I discuss some of the trends of the year including conspiracy theories, politics and Covid.  

Out of pain comes great possibilities and I discuss how most of our growth in life stems from challenges and adversity.  It's timely to remember that there are always opportunities to reframe your experiences, see things in a different light and take the positive resources even in darkest times.

From a more spiritual perspective, all of this endless and rapid change can be seen against the backdrop of a bigger picture.  That timeless jewel of being that can be discovered within every human is the only possible antidote to uncertainty.  In tasting the nectar of pure freedom within, everything else can be experienced more as a dance of energies rather than hard fixed realities.  This allows you to ride the wave of  your life, stay centred and calm and actually find ways to be of increasing benefit even when the chips are down.

Thanks for listening the the Being Yoga Podcast in 2020.  I am taking a few weeks to rest and rejuvenate.  I look forward to catching you all again for more great discussions in 2021.


Michael Daly
Michael Daly

Michael Daly describes himself as a cat with nine lives. He has lived in many different worlds from a previous life in Criminal Law and then working as a Marketing Manager in London before having a sudden shift in priorities. For the past 20 years Michael has been a meditation and yoga teacher and trainer. He has run 3 busy yoga studios, written and taught over 10000 hours of vocational training in yoga and meditation as well as facilitated over 65 retreats in Australia and internationally. He has turned a deep passion to help people into a million dollar business and now supports others to do the same. Alongside this work, Michael runs a Hypnotherapy and Coaching business where he helps people move through anxieties and traumas and towards greater success in life. He is a published author, has appeared in numerous magazines and runs his own Podcast called Being Yoga.