This is a clip from a new meditation on integrating equanimity into making change in the world.
The full episode below is a meditation contemplating this topic.
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Making any big changes in your life (wether it's starting a good habit, quitting a bad one, or maybe just trying to be a better person) will come with setbacks.
There will be times when you go off the path. That's where developing a strong and skillful sense of self-compassion comes in.
In this episode of the podcast, I dive into this topic and how the concept of "Simply begin again" from mindfulness meditation can be applied throughout the rest of our lives.
The concept of "simply begin again" comes from mindful meditation practice. It's an important part of learning to apply less judgment to ourselves. In practice, it applies when your attention wanders, but in life, it can be an effective way to keep going when you fall off track.
Orion from Illuminating Hearts is back. In this episode we discuss mindfulness and how it can relate to recovery and emotional wellness.
You can learn more about Refuge Recovery here: https://refugerecovery.org/
Who are you?
I don't mean the collection of things you identify as. The traits and experiences you tell others to describe yourself. Who is actually in there making those decisions and telling those stories?
An interesting concept is that the voice in your head-- that internal monologue most of us have constantly rambling on-- is not you. It's a part of you... but it's not you.
We'll discuss this for the whole episode with some concepts about how to conceptualize this AND why it is helpful for your mental wellness.
Read Solve for Happy for yourself: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30354426-solve-for-happy
Are you familiar with the term Mettā (Loving kindness)?
The last few mornings I have incorporated this into my morning meditation and it always triggers such an expansive, open, joyful feeling of love. I cry too. Every time ?. It’s somewhat tears of joy, but there’s a bittersweet feeling to it. They are also compassionate tears for those suffering all over the world and those suffer that I know personally.
Even with that tinge of sadness, it feels amazing to feel so deeply every morning. It then carries through the whole day. There is a deep sense of caring for every person that crosses my path.
What are your experiences with feelings like this? Would you like to learn to cultivate them?
Where to Listen
Happy You Are Here shares tools, techniques, and ideas to help us all live more fulfilling lives.
This show is for you if you find yourself asking:
We can do more than just survive. We can thrive and live a fulfilling life full of joy.
We can attain financial, spiritual, and intellectual freedom.
Stop wasting your potential. This is a beautiful abundant life, even if it doesn't always feel like it.
With love, Craig Inzana