Fleet Maull visits Raghu on the Mindrolling Podcast for a conversation about the practices and perspectives that can help us all move about our daily lives with grace.
Fleet Maull, PhD, CMT-P, is an author, consultant, trainer and executive coach. Fleet also serves as a meditation teacher, consultant, trainer, social entrepreneur, and end-of-life care educator.
In this episode, Fleet shares how the practices of service, mindfulness and compassion enabled positive personal transformation during his 15 years in prison. He looks at how taking radical responsibility for our life can allow us to move beyond fear.
Discovering Radical Responsibility
Fleet shares his early life, describing the pull of contemplative practice that would eventually lead him out of his destructive lifestyle. We hear how a Rolling Stone article featuring Ram Dass and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche would bring Fleet out of the mountains of Peru to Naropa University However, Fleet did not leave behind his risky lifestyle, which would cause him to serve 15 years in prison. Fleet shares how he was able to use that time to do serious transformative work on himself.
“Prison is an incredibly debilitating situation for most people. Most people come out worse than when they went in. For me, I was able to turn it into a very transformational journey for myself. I was devistated by how I had let down my community, my teacher, my family. But more than anything – what I had done to my son. I became radically dedicated to get any negativity out of my life.” – Fleet Maull