Last week, we listened to the first part of a talk which outlined the ways in which we habitually relate to the body in unwholesome ways.
This week, we’ll spend some time reflecting on how we can relate to difficult things in our lives through our bodily responses. In order to help situate yourselves in this practice, please listen to the talk from 22:52 – 33:46. This part highlights the way in which we use the realm of the body for investigating reality. In particular, it focuses on when difficult things arise in our experience during meditation practice.
This Sunday, we’ll be chatting about embodiment in practice. In my opinion, this is the single most important thing for you to understand about practice. Please listen to this talk and see if you can identify with anything that the speaker says. Note, there is some jargon in this talk and I suggest you take it with a grain of salt. Also, there is about 30 seconds of chanting at the beginning. If you have questions about any of it, please bring them with you on Sunday. More importantly, try to put into practice some of his tips.
Brené Brown’s TED talks are beautiful and informative. We’ve watched the first one (on Vulnerability) in the past, so let’s watch the second! It’s all about Shame. Feel free to watch them in advance. It’s totally worth seeing more than once.
I’m so excited.
Ian will expect snacks 😉 Just saying.