Jeff (and Erin): I’ve always thought the opposite of acceptance was resistance. And I’ve got plenty of that. But lately I’ve been tuning into a different way we don’t allow what’s happening, and that is by grasping or holding on. It’s a big theme in Buddhism obviously, but it has never been a big theme in … Continued
Erin: Getting to an “effortlessly mindful” state seems to require a whole lotta work. You have to practice regularly, building concentration and developing awareness until you drop into a clear, present equanimous state. Then you chill there for a while, thinking the work’s all done, until fuzziness and reactivity seep in and it’s back to the … Continued
Erin: A sense of safety is integral to our ability to regulate ourselves. How do we cultivate a feeling of safety in our experience? Taking inspiration from childhood security blankets and circus safety nets, this meditation will explore places to hold our attention that can shore up our sense of safety and help those hypervigilant nervous … Continued
Erin: We’re going to get up close and personal with our inner stuck places in this meditation, giving them shape and voice. Inspired by the Tibetan practice Chöd, we’ll try to listen to our bodies in a new way, and maybe get a clue about what they need to get free.