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Jacob Reimann On Healing Our Children And Loved Ones in Order to Heal Ourselves
"Welcome everybody to the healing place. Podcast i'm your host terry walbrook and excited to have with me. Today jacob ryan and he is the founder of inner freedom healing so jacob. Thank you very much having me. Yes absolutely in excited to dive into of conversations about healing. And i want to talk a little bit about how healing our children and loved. Ones can help us heal. But i just introduce yourself to people and tell them what it is you do interface. Hi i'm jacob. Raymond and i run a company golden freedom healing and basically. It's not things. So i i work with small kind of high high need groups up to six people And we work online. And i kind of these mind tradition and experienced to guide them through going from suffering of some kind whether it be trauma all physical ailments or depression anxiety to joy. And i do that by Ready just guiding them to so they can understand which parts of themselves which which parts of them are still stuck in grief or anger rage will will of some kind anticipate guide them to guide them to those hawks themselves in a safe way and we basically spend time just just accepting accepting those parts of ourselves and that starts very simply. That's that's how i understand. Heating works yeah same. Love love your message right there though of helping people to get through the trauma but to get to that place of joy because they think so many people who've been through trauma or in pain and suffering feel like they can't ever get to that place of joy like it's it's an unreachable goal for them in it really truly as possible. I i'm i. I was convinced. It wasn't possible until recently and i was i just kind of what i find really fascinating comeback to second thing of what we do but why family fascinating in my healing journey was how how i was so used to being to and being terrified unjust. Just say when i was slightly. This panicking terrified. I thought that was actually quite good. Oh but then. I can look you looking back on it. Whatever experience on how did not have the obviously a life of kinds of things. I suddenly realized underneath the surface happiness enjoy and relationships and everything else i realized how how much panicking terra i was just just bright unjust destroyed underneath that kind of surface level of happiness and when she stopped to actually hail that that that globe of of terror at Start just getting more and more glimpses of just peace and silence in initially. I thought hang on. What's that strange. What's going on but be stay as you as you do. The work then yeah. It can actually dissolved fully and he can get to a point of just peace and joy and it's quite quite amazing feeling. I'm just getting used to it. I have to say but yes it is. It is a beautiful wonderful place to be. Yes yeah yeah so so. That's that's the work. I do with private clients and then i kind of about a year ago i thought to myself well i could just have a quite comfortable existence just working on a one to one in small groups you not to six people and we basically shed shed healing space shared the journey. And it's an healings. I've found is a lot more effective doing it in a group and you'll focusing on a similar aspect of ourselves that we haven't accepted yet Through a hot three three concussion. And then i thought well hang on there. Were you know millions of people out there. That may be a fold private work or don't have the time or so. What what how. How can i teach the process. How can i actually get it out there. That people can for themselves and it's and it's based on a bit breath work intention acceptance ray simple and i'm sure he's got a lot of experience with with this kind of approach to healing. So i'm craig today. A kind of mini hailing course which. I'm just about twenty twenty thirty people testing out. Now giving me feedback going to be reshooting christmas and then launching it very low Investments that people can actually learn the process themselves. Stay safe which is really important as their as they kind of in accepting during through the of them they'd rather not not go through so you can't escape yourself but other people have a real fair of of facing those parts themselves which should broken yes. Sure so it's those two things and then there's a big serve community that i'm planning people can share share the burden with each other in a safe supported. Way
Maintaining Inner Peace
"I'd like to introduce you to your fellow meditators. This is from carla. Who is from lotus california in the united states. She says i have so enjoyed. Your meditation podcast. Currently i am listening with greater frequency and for the exact reason that you suggested a media blackout these days. It is so important to keep one's inner peace. Thank you with your help. In that i intend to work up to joining you on the sipa gnome app. But i'm not there yet. So thank you so much. Carla and i really respect that you are turning to meditation and sources. You find uplifting as you do your media blackout as you call it. I think that's a good description. I also really admire that. You honor yourself right where you are and that you know that right here on the podcast is working well for you and you know that the cipriano map for more deeper guided support is always there for you if you find you need that. So let's meditate closure is and gently. Elevate them upward. It's best if you're seated with a straight spine to help. Keep you alert as you meditate. But you might find that lane down. Works best for you. Do what works well for you at this point. In your ritual begin to notice the rhythm and flow of your breath. Take a moment to feel grounded to feel connected and grounded to what matters most to you. You could focus on your first chakra right at the base of your tailbone connecting you to where you're seated the album indus earth color is red. You could visualize a tree blowing in the breeze yet. Grounded firmly with roots stretched out beneath the earth for support. Think about people in your life that support you who helps you to feel ground head out gratitude to these people in your life. Maybe your job or your health or your family helps you to feel grounded. You'll strong within yourself as you reflect on what you're grateful for
The Best Path to Prosperity is to Share It
"I want to share a little with you in regard to the guided meditations taking place on new year's eve and also new year's day before i guide you in today's meditation on prosperity. I want to allow you to prepare for those special meditations coming up so on new year's eve we're going to do a fire ceremony. This can be done on the podcast. There are a few things that you will need if you take part in the fire ceremony. You'll need three strips of paper and you'll also need a fireproof bowl or maybe a fire pit if you're lucky enough to have one and i encourage you to do this. Meditation outside for safety reasons have a pitcher of water near you and have matches. You could have see if you want sages. A great cleansing type of verb cleanse the year. Twenty twenty so that you welcome twenty twenty one in with a fresh start releasing all the energy from the year twenty twenty how i make a fireproof bowl is i use a pan with a handle and make sure you have a potholder so that you don't burn your hand because the pan will get hot and then i take aluminum foil and i place it in the pan. I cover up the full pan with aluminum foil and this is just so that it doesn't scorch the pan and leave a black mark. That's hard to scrub off. And then i place some sage and a little paper to get a fire going. I strike a match and light the sage and the fire. And then i sit outside and have a little fire ceremony. You'll also need a pen because you're going to write down three things that you will end up placing in the fire. So that is what you will need for new year's eve for new year's day you will also need three strips of paper and some candles. Maybe some votive candles in a fireproof candle holder. Make sure you have a pitcher of water nearby in case anything gets out of control. You can quickly. Douse your little fire that you make and this will be a way for you to welcome in the new year so you'll need a pen and paper for both new year's eve and new year's day candles for new year's day could have enough candles to place around you to create a circle and then you sit in the middle of the circle. That would be great. So i use about eight candles to do this. I make a big circle but you could even do this with three or four candles just place one in front of you to at the sides of you and one in the back of you. You're going to be doing a special new year's welcoming ceremony on new year's day so now you're all set. We are exploring prosperity in this weeks series. And we've been following the acronym prosper. We started with p. For peace are for rejoice o observe. That was yesterday's episode where you observe your breath. Well today. it's share your encouraged to share your prosperity. Your happiness your wealth your piece share your smiles share your goodwill and you have a challenge. Your challenge is to do something each day that helps you to feel prosperous and also to share your prosperity along with others. You have a fellow meditate her. Cassie from idaho in the us. Who says that mutri's are her favorite meditation technique. Because she likes to do them while she's working.
Happiness Affirmation Meditation Day 2
"As you. Relax your mind and body. I'd like you to know other people are listening to the meditations for i along with you a fellow meditators. Jackie from egypt also helps others as a counselor. She says i've been following you for a year now and will not stop following your techniques helps me a lot in my consistent. Meditation routine also listening to the amazing info and researchers you provide interests me as i'm continuously learning about the human brain and neuro plasticity. Jackie thank you for helping others. Especially during these times where there's a lot of uncertainty so began to notice your thoughts
10-Minutes of Happiness Day 1
"This is two thousand. Two hundred and eight of the daily meditation podcast. I'm mary medically and i welcome you to these. Where launching into this week. This is a week of happiness. You have been working so hard as last week. You went through a series to help you stop procrastinating. The previous weeks as you start at a brand new year. We're all about setting goals and becoming clear about what you want. And i think the reason why you doing all these things. The reason we set new year's goals or choose a word for the year. Whatever you might do is simply to be happy. So i thought that we would end this month of january with a series to guide you through ten minutes a day of happiness and do you will be following along as i share with you some principles from a book that i came across. It's called ten minutes to happiness. It's a book written by dr sandy. Man she is a psychologist and she has a clinic called the mind training clinic in manchester in the uk and in her book. She claims that by spending just ten minutes completing a happiness journal each day you will build up a record of your experiences in six simple areas. Well because we go through a seven day series. I'm going to provide seven distinct areas for you to pursue on your journey to happiness. This week you have a challenge this week. Your challenge is to keep a journal now. I know that some of you already keep a journal and this will be very easy thing for you to do. But i also know that many of you don't necessarily enjoy the process of writing down your reflections in that case you could do this. I'm going to share with you. A happiness reflection question every day this week and you can simply reflect on that question without writing anything down. I do challenge you though to perhaps even send yourself a voice text message every day of your reflection. It'll be fun at the end of the week to go through and take a look at your thoughts as you reflected on each day's happiness question so each of these questions has been tried and tested among the many clients that dr man has at her mind training clinic as you use this journal this week. Dr man claims that he you may notice that your mood will benefit and the happier you will be by appreciating the positive aspects of your life rather than dwelling on the negative. I also want to add a little extra credit for those of you. Who want to go above and beyond your meditation journey this week and that is to refrain from the news. The news is often very negative. Because that's what urges people to read more and to come back for more. It's really a mechanism in your brain that becomes addicted to this negative news. So take care and guard your thoughts and take a news break this week as you go through a ten minutes of happiness series you can find. The full guided meditations as always on the sip and own meditation app. This is where you get a full thirty minute guided experience and you get a little more deeper richer insight there as well as a journal and a slowdown guide. You can try the superdome meditation app four seven days free so you get a full series free now as you get ready to settle yourself down and begin your first meditation on happiness. I want to suggest to you. After the music stops on this podcast. Sit in stillness a little longer than you might usually do. Allow yourself to reflect on each day's question and take it a little more deeply within as you meditate so as you close your eyes and begin to calm and relax your mind and body. Let's hear from one of your fellow. Meditators this is a question from chad. This is a question. You may wonder about yourself if you have a pet. Chad says any reason. My dog always comes to me when i am meditating. I am usually in a deep zone. And i feel a little nose on my fingertips. I love it but it seems like she knows when i'm in the zone. He then says by the way. I'm new to the podcast and lovett. Thanks going through new. Epilepsy diagnosis cove in july and trying to release stress. You are helping me. Thank you so much for your message chad. And as we all meditate today. Let's all send are good thoughts to chad as he goes through his new epilepsy. Diagnosis after having experienced co vid and i also want to say that. Yes your dog can feel your good five at eight your dog your cat. Your hamster anti pet can feel your good vibes. I read a research study a while ago. And it discussed how even your plants can tell when you are experiencing peace and calm so meditate with your pets as often as you can right now. Begin to notice their them and flow of your breath. You may have noticed. Your breath began to calm down and become a little slower as you heard about. Jeff and his diagnosis. Because when you take your thoughts off yourself
The Power of Positive Thoughts
"We've been exploring how to pursue the things that matter most to you or pause those goals. That maybe aren't right for you at this time. Throughout this weeks series you discovered in each episode airy single day. A different meditation technique to help you stop procrastinating along with this series. You've had as always a weekly challenge and this is where you go on a quest for a week related to the theme to deepen your experience of the goal for the week. you're goal. The theme has been to consider the goals you have and to see how they really apply to your life. You've had a question each day that i share with you on the podcast and you have been challenged as part of your quest to ask yourself this question and to reflect on it to see how it relates to your goals so your final question for this week's challenge is to i bring to mind a goal. You've been focusing on this week or if you're just joining us that's just perfect. Think about maybe a goal. You seper yourself this
"And that is to meditate in today's episode. You're going to be guided as you layer together the different meditation techniques. You've been exploring all week long in our series on procrastination. This is day six of our series. So it's the next to the last episode. I hope you are enjoyed your meditation. Challenge this week your quest. This week is to ask yourself a question in regard to procrastination. You are challenged. Think out some goal. You are focusing on something that you may feel stack at doing. And maybe you're having trouble finishing it or maybe it's something you haven't yet started. Maybe a goal you set for this year that you're wondering if you're actually going to keep the skull whatever it is you may be procrastinating. Research shows that when you ask yourself a series of questions you're more likely to complete your goals. Your also more likely to determine whether your goals are actually right for you at this moment. Maybe you need to pause some of your goals or you might be right on target with your goals but you just need a little bit more incentive. So every day this week you have discovered a question now. The question today is how can you help someone else by pursuing your goal and this is a question you might not think about in relation to what you're trying to achieve in your life but as i mentioned there are studies that show that when you know you're going to be doing something that helps others. You're more likely to work harder at. If you think that it's just something for yourself it's easier to put it off but when you know that others may be relying on you or that. Your gifts could help others. You feel a greater sense of commitment and motivation so consider how white you want to achieve your goal that you may be procrastinating. How this can help someone else. And i'll guide you through this as you do your meditation today. Make sure you are subscribed so that you don't miss a single episode and i'd love to hear how you're enjoying the podcast your rating and reviews mean so much to me. Because i'm able to make the podcast better. And all that when i hear if the podcast is helping you it helps to motivate me a fellow meditators of yours reached out to me from cardiff in the uk. And this is jennifer. She shared a message. That i want to share with you and as you listened to her message i encourage you to go ahead and make yourself comfortable right. Now settle yourself down and maybe sit on a cushion if you're on the floor this way. It rolls your hips a little forward if you sit on the end of a cushion the cushion from your bad or a sofa or maybe you have a special meditation cushion. Any of those are fine but if you sit on the edge and roll your hip slightly forward this helps you to keep your spine straight and it takes a little pressure off your back as you meditate. If you're seated in a chair make sure your feet are firmly planted on the ground. So here is what jennifer had to say. In last week's theme you discovered all about simplicity. And i really appreciate her honesty. She says that she struggled with the simplicity theme. She said that she enjoys her external life so much and she had trouble linking the simplicity theme to enhancing her plans. She said but i find them to be quite separate things. I do keep coming back to the strength of values in my life however last year led by you. I focused on things. I wanted more of in my life and i particularly worked on diligence and kindness deligence turns out to have been the most important and i shared your insight on how bringing values into my life often brings so many more things with friends. One is a therapist who practices ricky. And she has held to this too will jennifer. I wanna thank you so much for
Recovering From Anxiety
"You are. That's the part that is often neglected as overwhelm and anxiety and uncertainty happening in the world today can have you focused more on. What's happening out there around you rather than reflecting on what's within you so in today's episode. You're going to be guided in a meditation to listen to your heart. There's a lot of research that reveals that you make a decision i with your heart. Then you bring in reza need. That's why as you meditate. I always recommend you uplift. Your is gently to the point between your eyebrows. And yoga and meditation. There'll is referred to as your spiritual lie. It's also the location of your prefrontal lobes. This is the part of your brain. That's enhanced as you meditate. You strengthen this area is the part of your brain. That helps you to respond better to stress. So when you meditate you calm your heart and you're able to manage stress in much better way. You still experience stress. You'll still become angry because being human we all experience the full range of human emotions by as you meditate more consistently. And as you do longer meditations you will begin to find that you're able to get back on track or balance your emotions more effectively. I wanna share with you. A journey from your fellow meditators. Jeff reached out to me which you can do as well. And i encourage you to do so on sip and own instagram. Send me a direct message and share your meditation journey because we share your journey with your fellow meditators who listen to these meditations right along with you you begin to realize that you're not alone even though or social isolating in many places and the world seems different place especially as we go through this pandemic
"Free and you can stay on the app or you can just do that week and get the guide and the journal. Whatever feels right for you sometimes when you find yourself. Procrastinating it can be in regards to honoring yourself so you might find that you're in a difficult situation. Maybe in a relationship. Or maybe you're finding it hard to adapt to something new in your life and you keep moving forward without really acknowledging how much trouble you're really having adapting and so this can be away you procrastinate. It's actually a really common way. We procrastinate these days because we're so distracted by all that's going on around us. Being addicted to distraction can also be a cooperate. When you're pushing away your own emotions you might be great at helping others around you but do you honor yourself. If you're here meditating. You may have decided to begin. Meditating to help you processor emotions better and you are in the right place. I wanna share with you a message from a listener. Who reached out to me. Her name is martina and she lives in italy but she lived in dublin ireland for nine months and she says i started listening to the meditations when i lived alone in dublin and i have to say that they really helped me a lot to deal with everyday problems in a foreign country and city. I want to honor you. Martina for recognizing that you needed support being alone in a foreign country and that you turn to meditation. Martinez is actually back in italy now. But she's moving from one country in italy to another so she still adapting and she's still waiting so take care of yourself. Notice areas in your life where you need a little support to help move you forward. You may find that you are ignoring your problems or ignoring your feelings so you can stop this procrastinating. And begin to honor yourself so settle yourself down now and get ready to do just that with a straight spine and your eyes closed gently. Elevate your eyes upward to keep your thoughts uplifted.
The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
"Welcome to untangle so happy to have you here today. Thank you pitcher. Share happy to be here. The i love your work. You've done such incredible stuff. And i just for our audience. I just think this first paragraph in your book was so interesting it starts like this in this incredibly competitive society of ours. How many of us truly feel good about ourselves. It seems like such a fleeting thing feeling good especially as we need to feel special or above average to feel worthy anything else. Seems like a failure. Tell me a little bit about that. And what led you to really do this. Work on self compassion. Yes so i started practicing self compassion. When i started learning mindfulness actually my last year in graduate school. Uc berkeley a man. I did two years post doctoral. Study with one of the country's leading self esteem racers. And i started really becoming familiar with all the research. Showing the downsides of self esteem. It's not a downside of having high self esteem but of pursuing it trying to get it the shenanigans. We go through trying to go good about ourselves compared to others and so i kind of thought that was practicing self compassion and seeing the incredible benefits my personal life and i just thought this is such a healthier way to think about. How did we late yourself. Positively themselves esteem. so that's kind of really would give me the. You might say that confidence to actually start researching self passion. But what's wrong with self esteem. So many parents today want their children to have self esteem and self competence. Tell us a little bit about the difference between self esteem and self compassion right. So there's absolutely nothing wrong with self esteem feeling. You're a person of worth in value. And we definitely want people have a sense of high worth as opposed to 'having themselves and and that's the wellbeing goes about question really. The problem is how people go about getting their high self esteem so for most people s steam involves a process of social comparison. Right so i mean again. If i said patricia your podcast yet savage. How would you feel. You probably feel good about that. Evaluation right asked this kind of the way. The system is stacked against us. We all have to feel average at least in those areas that are important to us to feel like that's just like baseline minimum self esteem. And so we're always comparing ourselves to others. If someone else does something better than we do. We often feel inadequate comparison. The really big problem with self esteem. as it tends to be contingent in other words we only have self esteem roomy succeed. We lose it when we fail so when things are going well for sure we lacquer cells we feel we have value but what happens when we fail. We blow that big job assignment or get rejected soon as fail ourselves esteemed desserts us which is actually precisely when we need that. Self confidence. The most self compassion. It's not about judging yourself positively. It's not saying. I'm a good person. Or i'm better than other people i most great is just about relating to yourself kindly so there is a sense of self worth inheritance self compassion but self worth comes from just being a glide human being where the like all other flawed human beings as opposed in necessarily succeeding or on being better than others. So you're done research showing the sense of self worth linked to self compassion as much more stable over time than just a simple self-worth judging yourself positively but how did we get in this culture to a place where we are so critical of ourselves and where we need to study something like self compassion where it's not a natural characteristic. I'm not convinced that it's just a western cultural phenomena. I mean i think definitely hard in the west because there's so much pressure to compete and succeed. Same thing in east asian cultures with as a lot of pressure to succeed and compete. But i also think there are some natural reasons while we tend to our jump to solve criticism immediately a mess. Basically that when we feel inadequate in some way or we fail at something we feel threatened and when we feel threatened we naturally have the threat. Defense response right. We want to attack the situation. Get rid of the problems of. You'll safe again. Unfortunately when the problem is ourselves when we attack the threat we actually attack ourselves. So i really do. Think at some level our tendency to to be self-critical is really desire to keep ourselves safe.
Breathing Technique for Success
"Got me thinking. I woke up this morning with some new found motivation and have managed to complete a lot of my tasks. Sarah congratulations to you. And i think that once you start applying some of these questions that you'll be asking yourself each day in this series in fact. That is your challenge this week. That is your commitment quest. You're taking to ask yourself at least one of these questions. Were to go through the full series of questions that you'll be exploring throughout this week. You find as research shows that when you ask yourself these questions. You're more likely to stick to completing your goals as well as continuing this process so this process of interrupting procrastination spills over into other areas of your life as well so you might find that your mindset is preparing you to overcome those hurdles that may typically have you back regardless of what task. You're trying to accomplish the research. I've been sharing with you this week. From inc com in the article called want to stop procrastinating and twenty twenty one new research says. Just ask yourself the same for questions and this is by jeff hayden so the question for you today is. Why is the hardest part about your goal. And what can you do to make it easier. In the study that the author refers to in the article the group of students that received text messages twice a day were significantly more successful at pursuing and reaching their goals then students who are not texted these questions in fact it was interesting in this study because these results of completion didn't take place right away so the reward was not immediate. What they found was that at the end of the two weeks of this study the students who received the questions by text message continued the process on their own so they set alarms on their phones to be reminded to ask themselves these questions. I'm sharing with you this week. And this significantly increased their success with other goals in their life and then the longer they did it the more ingrained it became just like any habit just like with meditation the longer you do it the more consistently you show up the easier. It becomes an pretty soon. It's just part of the natural rhythm of your life so if you are a student or you have big projects you're working on or you just have some goals that you really want to complete find your procrastinating on these goals. Ask yourself these questions if you wanna go a little more deeply into this. Procrastination theme know that you can find the full half hour guided meditations on the sponsor of this podcast. The and meditation app. You can try it for an entire week's series seven days absolutely free. You will get a journal to help you. Stop procrastinating and it has all the questions for each day on the journal as well as a guide with all the techniques waiting for you at your fingertips so again the cipriano meditation app. If you want a little more indepth guidance. I invite you now to get ready to meditate. So find your comfortable position. And you're going to be guided using a breeding techniques to help you focus and to help you feel empowered dow boost your confidence. You will be inhaling and exhaling through your nose and as you inhale visualize yourself successfully completing your call as you exhale. Laco of whatever's holding you back fear self doubt anxiety let it go as you exit to sit up nice and straight to keep yourself focused as your eyes are close ever so gently. Elevate them upward to keep your thoughts uplifted. Begin to relax your body consciously noticing where you tend to hold tension and gently breathe into that tension to release it as you inhale. Visualize
Now Is Your Time
"Yourself if you need to have two or want to do this goal that you have and this will help you gain a little clarity. As to the reason why you even initiated a particular gall. Well today's question has some research and science behind it. There was a recent article published in applied psychology and international review where researchers since students techs twice a day that ask them to reflect on four questions. They chose students because students tend to be big procrastinators. You might remember when you were a student what they found among many other things. Is that when you break a process down into small steps. It makes it easier to feel as though you can achieve success at what you're doing many of you probably already know this but i invite you today as you settle yourself down to meditate to begin to ask yourself. What is one small step. I could take in order to accomplish my goal and win. Could i begin this step. So that is your question for today. What's one step. You could take torture goal. And when could you do this. I'll be guiding you in a meditation as you repeat an affirmation. I encourage you to repeat this affirmation every day this week repeated in the morning as you start your day and repeat it in the evening as you entered a these are the best times to repeat an affirmation and affirmation is a positive statement. You repeat either out loud or silently to yourself can even whisper it to yourself. Repeating an affirmation is actually a great way to reinforce your goal. So it's a great tool to help you with commit. bet. I wanna share with you. A journey from your fellow meditate her. Who's out there listening to the meditations. Right along with you. This is coming from dima who is syrian and she now lives in the netherlands. She says i had severe depression for a whole year. And now i'm starting to get out of it. I'm someone who doesn't take a minute to look back and say wow look how great you did in your life. I'm always busy thinking about the future looking for a new goal. Forgetting how hard. I worked or that. I need a break and that didn't turn out. Well i was always preoccupied an anxious. I lost my ability to be grateful by listen to you whenever i couldn't sleep. You have a magical voice. I shared your podcast with many friends. And when my mind gets confused of overthinking things i remind myself of this quote you are so worth slowing down for. I really appreciate your message. So much dima and as we connected on instagram back and forth and i told her that it must have been so difficult to leave her homeland and she says it's a challenge. Especially when you're escaping a war and can't go back for. Nobody knows how long. I really appreciate dima allowing me to share her journey with you and it's one of the main reasons why i decided to share your meditation journeys with each other. Because i want you to know that. We are all living through times of uncertainty right now especially with kobe yet. It is so important pause and be grateful. Dina's message really underscores that here. She has escaped from a war-torn country and she doesn't know when she can go back to her homeland yet. She's allowing herself to slow down and be grateful for what she has. So wherever you are whatever you might be procrastinating. Know that this is your time. And i encourage you to own this time. Allow yourself to slow down and enjoy the present enjoy now. Enjoy the process of accomplishing your goals. And allow yourself to celebrate your big wins and also the lessons you learn along the way your permission is now
Deepak Chopra | Secrets of Healing | Guided Meditation
"Welcome to the secret of healing meditations for transformation and higher consciousness only once he could to healing and it is enlightenment. Indictment mean going beyond your ego encapsulated identity and realizing that you're the universe manifesting through the human of and becoming self aware when you feel unbounded and free you will begin to heal yourself into the word. Healing is related to the word holy healing. His the return of the memory of wholeness. When your whole your holy and you're healed when your whole you also lose the fear of death because recognize that death is a creative opportunity to recreate yourself so the secret to healing is actually lead to enlightenment the wisdom traditions say that the best way to reach enlightenment is three yoga. The yoga of meditation. This particular meditation city is for you to listen to mma harbach ya. Mom means big ideas cosmic ideas. According to the great wisdom traditionally donde. When you hear these ideas over and over again at trust you will not understand some of these ideas but as you listen to them because it shifting your consciousness everything changes these activists self repair mechanisms because revealing to us a true identity self regulation and self repair healing very spontaneously. The way you think changes your emotions and feelings moved to a higher level helpless and relationships move to a high level that is greater power of intention navigating to ten becomes much more powerful. There is more freedom of choice law creativity the also find ourselves experiencing loving kindness. Compassion joy peace of mind. All this happens they spontaneously because they're getting in touch with that. Part of our staff is inseparable from all that exists. Teza recite the sutras. Put your attention your body. Be aware of your heart. Potention anywhere in the body. Rain need healing closed. Just listen to the words. You should listen to these sudras for about ten to fifteen minutes a day. You can go longer if you want in the next day. Pickup from wherever you left and do another ten fifteen minutes. When you're finished the whole cd then come back to the beginning and keep doing it because what you're doing is seething your consciousness with words that come from the universal domain and even though you may not understand these words in the beginning there will be like seeds in your own inner being and when seeds are left alone in inner being they wait for the right season anti blossom into manifestation woods
How to Stop Procrastination
"A question every single day and i'll be revealing the question in each episode so be sure to listen in so that you know which questioned ask yourself for the day also sharing this on my sydenham instagram. So you can check the days question over there as well so as you get ready to meditate today close your eyes make yourself nice and comfortable and begin to relax your mind and your body begin to not share in heya and your exa notice where you hold tension in your body and gently release that tension notice restless thoughts and just let
Putting Closure on Your Week
"From south africa. Arthur says i really enjoy your weekly reviews. And i started to do these reviews on a nightly basis. I think that these reviews helped me as much as my meditation ritual helps me. I find that throughout my day. I'll start doing a review and notice where certain events caused me stress or anxiety or a certain event. That helped me uplift my mood. These reviews have been so valuable again. Thank you for what you do. Thank you arthur. For sharing your experience with weekly reviews and i agree with you. And that's why i end every series with a weekly review. Because when you do a review you begin to realize how you live your life. And that's really the only way you can move forward in your life. It's the only timid interior simplicity. So as you settle yourself down and get ready to meditate begin to close your eyes and just allow
Being Present To Your Higher Essence
"This is two thousand. One hundred and ninety. Eight of the daily meditation podcast. I'm mary medically and i welcome you to day. Four of our series. Were exploring this week. We are exploring the theme of simplicity as you continue your start to a brand new year and this week it's about simplifying your interior life so letting go of distracting thoughts and allowing yourself to open up to a higher essence of who you are as you go through this week's simplicity series. You have a challenge. Your challenge is to go on a media fast. Avoid all media especially media that is very distracting with sensationalized news or fear based news watch. It don't read it. Let go of this kind of influence in your life. Especially this week. You may be surprised. By how much more incredibly calmer you feel by giving yourself on media break this week i also want to share with you a few pitfalls you may want to avoid as you continue along with your simplicity. The this week what are the pitfalls can be not putting i in your life those things that matter most. It's all too easy to get caught up in the trap of doing things on a daily basis which require urgency. We may have to rush out the door to work each day. Help are children with their homework. Exercise plan our meals all these different things that require doing. We often sacrifice those times. Allow us to simply be such as meditation or spending time in nature or spending time connecting with loved ones these times when you're allowing yourself to simply be to unfold to who you really are to you at your finest these are the times when you begin to enrich your interior life so consider pitfalls in your life in regard to simplicity. Consider the moments where you spend your time doing rain when you could be spending some of that time. What you'll find. Is that as you become more attuned to how you're spending your time how you're living your life and when you make time four years south whether you call it self care or a time to nurture yourself you'll find that you're received so much value from bean you begin to build this into your days more regularly and this is a great week to begin doing so as you settle yourself down and get ready to meditate. I'm going to guide you through a meditation to allow yourself simply to be to unfold to the best part of who you are and i invite you to do a mood or a motor is a way you position your hands. It works in a similar way as does yoga or acupressure when you hold her hands and fingers in a particular way. It stimulates ecorse bonding region of your brain. You can take a look on my sip and on instagram account. To see how to do this week's mudra it's called the brahma mudra. I thought i would share this new drought with you. Because
Nina Grae - How To Create a Powerful 2021
"Kick off twenty twenty one as crazy as it has been. I have the beautiful in gorgeous songstress. Nena gray the as a california native and she's a singer songwriter producer in creative group facilitator. Who uses music and multimedia works to honor love in all of its forms. Nina is the greatest treat that your soul can have this moment. She's opened for amazing spiritual teachers and her work through distractions shifts directly to your heart. Today we're gonna be talking with nina about what it is to be alive in twenty twenty one right now and how to live our best selves at this moment. Nina will probably also delight you in song live on this episode. Sustain tuned tune in tune into your heart and come along on the ride. Welcome nina area. Thank you so much so good to be with you all. It is such a joy and a pleasure to be with you. Here cheers to twenty twenty one Here we are here we are. There's no other place to be but here right here and right now drop the pin so you have been known to cut through the noise of what is going on so give us your perspective on twenty twenty one currently as we sit. We're when eight days in. And i think we've gotten the the microcosm of what all of twenty twenty was in the first eight days a kind of explosion of the the noise that has been persistent and it came to a roaring cry last week. And it's interesting because these times that do get so loud. It's so funny because at this moment there's a siren right outside of my window. In imperfect timing we can either get wrapped up in that noise and join that loud chorus or we have the option to get still intact back in with the song and voice and truth within us. I think when we tap into aspect of how are we feeling we get pretty clear on which choice we've been making so when you tap into yourself right now what are you. What are you feeling as a black woman twenty twenty. I felt a whole lot. An accumulation of what has been filled by members of my family and generations and ancestors past. And i think the lack of acknowledgment what has been felt and experienced came to a head as well. And that's part of what we we witnessed at the capitol hill building. I actively decided to not allow that to take over my mind. State my nervous system my emotional state so i'm feeling relatively good but the part of me that is connected to all feels for those that are distraught right now an upset and scared and all of the things. So how do you keep yourself feeling good. How did you maintain your focus on yourself in your projects when it's so easy to get pulled into the media stream into the zeitgeist into the worries. How'd you do it right. You know a practice that i've been implementing in my life. The past few months has been taking digital. Detox is from the media from social media. Taking seventy to ninety six hours logged off completely and log back in to the original programming which is within which is in nature which is in meditation which is in song expression dance. These things that nourish our nervous system that keep us emotionally physically spiritually healthy. That has been a practice that i've been diligent about. It's made all the difference. And if i recall you also have some music. It sort of speaks to this and speaks to the power of cutting through the noise. Yes i have a song that i'm working on currently that's going to be on my second called digital detox and i'll share a bit of it but it was born from these moments logged off in reflection on how i'm spending my time. Scrolling can like in the wears my solo posted but commented on pictures. But where'd high go be some in does feel right. Spend ma night just watching these live. Scroll by eating. Gotta she mama. I've gotta see my goddess seeing them Yeah gotta see mama Gadafi ghadafi mum is little bit of Wow so for anybody who didn't realize she just sang. that live for us out of nowhere just started singing. And that's what came out. Oh my god. That's beautiful nina. Thank you what's even more beautiful as logging out of social media for a couple of days even more beautiful i province but it's been a really fun journey to just kinda reset the nervous system. You know we live in age where they're so much input so much input and so much of it valuable and i think these tools are incredible for advancing consciousness and disseminating ideas. That will really move us. Forward and progressive ways and balance is the key to everything so to checking in on. These places of balance within ourselves can do wonders for our psyche and our mental emotional state. It certainly can and what we pay attention to is what we feed ourselves with. You know these days. We are so hold in so many different directions. Our attention is so fragmented if you want to function and if you want to actually do an act in be it requires you to really take hold of your own. Attention doesn't it doesn't it. You pay your attention like were literally exchanging it were paying it so like we have this. Golden currency within us gotta watch that ledger. See where we're spending it. I actually noticed that your tagline and branding is cut through the noise. Yes the noise of all the voices all of the narratives all of the conditions all of the limits that exist from the time. We're born in a real redirection into the truth of our own soul the truth our own heart the truth of our own knowing so as we move into twenty twenty one. I think a lot of people are asking themselves that question. There is the feeling at the beginning of the pandemic like okay. You know the world is changing. There's something we can do about it. Then we all got a little bit fatigued and our going into twenty twenty one sort of almost unhinged with the space of possibility and people feel probably ungrounded and not knowing how to channel their own power or opportunity Oh god that could be a whole other conversation because so many of our institutions are built upon us giving our power away So the good side the flip side. The upside the bright side of all of this is that when we kind of lose faith in some of these institutions that have been holding our power in our attention. We have this grand permission to come back to this internal compass to this voice and now that we've come back. It's something we neatly have the capacity to do but like you said some some of us are wondering what to do in this space. Because it's kind of foreign amused to all of these things telling me what to do. And now i can't trust them who i trust in in there lies a beautiful portal back to ourselves. That was the only thing we were really supposed to give our full trust in any way. First of all wow. So how do we access that portal into ourselves. Had he get into that space of self trust and grow that light of purpose and being inside we know. I know you know the power of meditation. I'd be remiss. If i didn't say that almost i that aspect of getting still allowing all of the noise that's inside of you to bubble up to the surface to allow it to be to let it pass connecting to nature being outside. You know this human time clock. Time is largely a construct even though a very helpful tool to organize and coordinate human activities. It's not the absolute rhythm of this earth and stepping our feet in the dirt gazing up at a redwood listening to the birds we tat back in to the tempo and the rhythm beyond clock time so balancing out these aspects of being and our attention and our energy. Okay we need you. E need clock time we need to finish our tasks but is it balanced with this time to be spacious to be boundless to exist in that little space that i feel only nature can provide maybe music yeah or perhaps music or perhaps the rhythmic chanting of nina grays honeysuckle voice. Listening to you almost transfer be into that space I appreciate that reflection. And i'm so glad that's the effects that's the intention nature. God herself is my muse so If you can feel an aspect of that through my music than it means. I'm doing something right i certainly can. Can you talk a little bit about that. Can you talk about the experience of having music or song move through you the spiritual movement of of life through you and your art in your song I would love to primarily because music has been such a tool and a medicine for my life and moving through periods of depression of suicide of overcoming of triumph of love of glory of bliss.
Nina Grae - How To Create Your 2021 That Resonates
"She's opened for amazing spiritual teachers and her work. Cuts through distractions shifts directly to your heart. Today we're gonna be talking with nina about what it is to be alive in twenty twenty one right now and how to live our best selves at this moment. Nina will probably also delight you in song live on this episode scope to build when it comes to make the people to stay tuned tune in tune into your heart and come along on the ride in welcome meena. Thank you so much so good to be with you all. It is such a joy a pleasure to be with you here. Tears to twenty twenty one Here we are here we are. There's no other place to be but here right here and right now drop the pin so you have been known to cut through the noise of what is going on so give us your perspective on twenty twenty one currently as we sit we are eight days in and i think we've gotten the the microcosm of what all of twenty twenty was in the first eight days a kind of explosion of the the noise that has been persistent and came to a roaring cry last week. And it's interesting because these times that do get so loud. It's so funny because at this moment there's a siren right outside my window. In imperfect timing we can either get wrapped up in that noise and join that loud chorus or we have the option to get still intact back in with the song and voice in truth within us i think when we tap into that aspect of how are we feeling we get pretty clear which choice we've been making soon you tap into yourself right now. What are you what are you feeling as a black woman twenty twenty. I felt a whole lot and accumulation of what has been filled by members of my family and generations an ancestors past. And i think the lack of acknowledgment of what has been felled. End experienced came to a head as well. And that's part of what we we witnessed at the capitol hill building. I actively decided to not allow that to take over my mind. State my nervous system my emotional state so i'm feeling relatively good but the part of me that is connected to all feels for those that are distraught right now and upset and scared and all of the things. So how do you keep yourself feeling good. How did you maintain your focus on yourself in your projects. When it's so easy to get pulled into the media stream into the zeitgeist into the worries had he do it right. You know a practice that i've been implementing in my life. The past few months has been taking digital. Detox is from the media from social media. Taking seventy to ninety six hours logged off completely and log back in to the original programming hutus within which is in nature which is in meditation which is in song expression dance. These things that nourish our nervous system that keep us emotionally physically spiritually healthy. That has been a practice that i've been diligent about and it's made all the difference and if i recall you also have some music that sort of speaks to this and speaks to the power of cutting through the noise. Yes so. I have a song that i'm working on. Currently that's going to be on my second album called digital detox and i'll share a bit of it but it was born from these moments logged off In reflection on how spending my time scrolling click in like in the. Where's my so posting but commented on pictures
Confidence Breathing Technique
"Of structure in your life or leaving your life with more of a free spirit where you're not tied down by things. Discipline can be a great benefit to simplicity in your interior life as you begin a new year and create goals and focus a little more on. How you're living your life. This process of goal setting requires disa- plan one of my favorite definitions of discipline is discipline is the result of your free will making a decision so when you consider what you want to do with your life and how you want to live it how you want to feel inside discipline helps you to formulate how to get there. This might be with your mental focus. Will you commit to doing something or it could be by taking action steps to make sure that your exterior life is structured. So that you'll be successful at what you want in your life. The combination of your mental focus and physical action steps helps you to order your thoughts each day and the things you do each day. How you live out your life and when you discipline your life. You'll find that you often have more time not less and you often feel better when you have this structure because discipline can help you. Streamline remove excess so that you're focusing on doing the things that matter most to you. I want to share with you. A reading from a book called a mind at peace. It was once commonly known that the enjoyment of interior piece was the reward of virtuous living a healthy and appropriately restrained sensory live a clear clear mind able steadily to consider the causes of things in our changing world. This is an excerpt from a mind at peace reclaiming and ordered soul in the age of distraction. It's a book by christopher olaf plum and joshua hush child i invite you now to simplify aaron. Tear your life as you do. Today's breathing techniques. I'd like to introduce you to someone who meditates with you. Day in and day out. This is from sarah. She's from liverpool in the uk and she reached out to me on instagram. Sending me a direct message which you can do to. I'd love to hear about your meditation journey. She says i have my own school. And i do sessions with my students where we talk about life and i use some of your techniques. I listen to you daily on your app. I love learning as you have so many facts about herbs and meditation techniques to. I use some of your techniques with my students. Thanks for helping so many of us. I want to thank you. Sarah for sharing peace with your students and many of you may also share some of the meditation techniques and insight. You might discover here on the podcast with people you know. And that is a beautiful way to help others simplified their interior lives. Go ahead now and straighten your spine and closure is gently. Elevate your eyes upward to the point between your eyebrows. This helps you to keep your thatt's uplifted as you meditate. Notice where you hold tension in your body today breathe into that tension releasing it in hand and xia through your nose. Think about what matters most in your life. How would you like to feel more often. Maybe more energized. Maybe more peace as you inhale and exhale through your nose. Visualize yourself in the kind
Anthony William | Cleanse to Heal Anxiety
"Excited because today we're gonna be talking with anthony william aka the medical medium and he's one of our most popular authors here at a else. He's bed helping so many people with so many different like life threatening issues and live ruining issues. He has a great book called liver rescue. He's helped you with your thyroid. He introduced the whole world celery juice and the power of celery jews. In fact anthony. I was in idaho recently and talking with one of my friends there and she was saying and my whole life has changed. Ever since i started drinking salary juice every morning i go that would be because of one of our authors. She's a big fan of a als but she didn't even realize that that that we were published in your books. So you're helping lot of people out. There is incredible and it's great to be here and and And you know the celery juice is just i when people think about it like well. How can that help anyone. And but i mean it. It's really moved the needle for people when that could happen before and you know a big part of it is is the electrolyte powered has because people are always into electrolytes mean read. You probably hear that. All the time out there is in electrolytes and and the celery juice has such a high level of electrolytes a complete electrolyte which doesn't exist anywhere else and that complete electrolyte goes to the brain. And when everybody's under all this massive stress and they're under they're having zaidi or they have some mixed depression or de personalization Or brain fog or memory issues all of that combined. Any of those that complete electrolyte in there goes right to the neurons in the brain and it starts to feed them and start strength starts to strengthening them in. So i i hear it to all the time. So people like celery. Jesus changed my life. Or it's it's that one thing i can't let go at so that's incredible that you're bumping into people to yeah and she was in makes me feel better like she didn't have a specific thing she lives in l. a. And everyone in la was talking about celery juice so she goes all try it and she felt better. She didn't even know where it came from. You know she ever does wanted to give it a shot. So your brand. New book is called cleanse. The he'll i guess it's not that new anymore but it's new to me and to lots of other people out there and it's helping so many people i mean the reviews are crazy about it and and you have so many different cleanses in the book to help with all different things and you have even on the front of the book you say you cleanses that help anxiety to press an acne. Emma got problems wade issues. Migraines you know so many different things psoriasis. And but today. I wanted to kind of concentrate and learn from you. How cleansing can help with non physical illnesses. So you talked a little bit about how sell reduce helps But i was wondering like how cleansing can
Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Hasapanna | 03 March 2016
"Today we have a variable house panel to give us To to give us a dhamma talk after leading us in the meditation and with venerable hospital. Now we have vegetable jodi so to worship and now tosa comfortable posture and dis- relax. Body is if those who need to sit on a chair please zone so some of you have been busy and your mind is still busy deceit down and just relax a body and not to force yourself to focus on your medication up jake. This allowed to mind to be an accepting this moment. Whatever happened just let it be. Relax body bring you advance in your body and to skip relaxing your body relaxing your neck your face your shoulder as esa body relax and naturally you come down. Esa mind calm. Down is very naturally you'd be able to do observe yet and is very netra and durr's to allow the breath to
Listening Deeply with the Heart | Bhante Bodhidhaja | 16 November 2020
"So if you would like to ask some questions there will be a bit of time at the end set aside so you can ask you questions on the youtube live chat and we'll try to ulsan. We'll see depending on how many there are. We might not be able to get through all of them if this is your first time joining just to give you a bit of an idea how this usually runs. So we have a short introduction in the beginning to you know. Set the scene or give you a little bit of inspiration or information for a guided. Meditation that follows off towards the guard. Meditation is around forty five minutes so just yet for your meditation mental budget so to speak and then we ring the bell and we have to q. And a. as i said the guided meditation usually guided for. I don't know maybe fifteen twenty minutes in the beginning and then the rest of the meditation will just be silent and at the end Maybe for the last five minutes. I'll guide you out of the meditation again. So my name is spun booty dodger. And i've been staying here at newbury now. Four almost five and a half months. We'll be moving back to bohdan back to Purse home friday. So this is my last monday meditation here for society of victoria at new breed. Buddhist monastery so. Yesterday i was giving a toke about the last two presets and the fourth and fifth and I couldn't spend that much time on both of them. Have because we had to wrap things up. And when i was talking about truthfulness about not lying about speaking the truth and seeing the truth and also about speech just indicated that it's also important not to have just ride speech but also to have right listening because if we do listen deeply than we will be speaking less and we will be speaking from a place of more clarity of more wisdom and listening is such a beautiful word that really encapsulates. So many things that are connected to meditation as well and as. This is the meditation monday meditation. We'll be focusing more on that. So the world is unfortunately so and very heavy with language. It's very weighed down with language or also with a lot of the visual aspect off. Well to human being stuttering involved in in this in this world and i had the privilege to work with people who are blind or even blind deaths or death and with a handicapped. People as well who didn't have language weren't able to express themselves verbally so that was a very interesting part of my life. When i decided not to join the army in switzerland back then it was a compulsory. I mean it's actually still compulsory today but it's easier m today to do social service in stand back then. It was a little bit difficult but you could still do social service instead of military training Forbid longer and i had three hundred ninety days i could spend in indifferent areas with different people and usually you do one glowing service which is half a year long and that offer year. I spent with disabled people living in a Where they live in a home together Some of them for most of the time the oldest just during the week and go and see their families on the weekend and we were basically living along those people and they weren't silent even though they didn't have a language to communicate how we usually communicate but enable in order to be able to hear them and to hear them with our hearts. We had to learn to listen deeply with our own hearts. So i realized with a lots of those kind of engagements that i had. I also went on holidays with the different people as i mentioned before who had disabilities in different areas. Any told me to listen in a different way to communicate in a different way to be with other people in a different way. Where language just isn't there on one side and so you would still be using language on your side but you are trying to tune in to what is happening in their world. And i realized when i was doing that that kind of shifted especially when i was living along with those people or when when we were on a camp together for one or two weeks It was a really immersive experience where you would switch the way you perceive things which way you listen and you communicate so i would always say it's like putting out your satellite dishes or your antennas that usually are not used in communicating with other people. Because or they are not so prominent. And you're not so aware of them. So i'm very grateful for that time that i spent with those beautiful human beings and through the listening and i was able to learn a lot of things. One thing which happens with listening is also remembered. Time as a child when you listened to. Your parents are when you listen to your teachers reading out a story. That's also one of those occasions where we just sit. Sometimes imagined sit in a in a in a circle around the fire at a fireplace. Or even you know in the classroom i had. We had a special corner where we would go with a big couch. Because i only had seventeen kids in my class. They were all able to kind of sit on the couch. And listen to the story. That i was going to read out and i wanted to read out part of story tonight as well and that story comes from mikhail india german writer. Some of you might know that. Never ending story Michelle india has written to never end is ending story and it was also made into a movie that went around the globe. Well many many years ago by now and he's also written many other books but one of books that he has written and that i really liked back then and dug up and read again as a monastic is cold. Momo in english Was a bit hard to track down but apparently there is some translations and one of the translations of that book is no cold momo but it's cold the gray gentleman and just to quickly sam summarized the whole story. It's it's about a young young girl called memo which suddenly kind of appears on the scene and is living in the forest in an old amphitheater and the same way as she appears there is also those gray gentlemen that appear and they infiltrate the city and their aim is to steal time from the people so they come in with their suitcases and they're they're look very officially with the official with their ties and Convince people if they save time now that they will have more time later down the tracking their lives. But what is actually happening behind the scenes is that those gray gentlemen are stealing the time of the people and the time is signified in the story of a flower that grows in the heart of every body and they are stealing the petals of those time. Flowers and smoking does time time pedals. And that's how they can Survive and momo is basically the only person they can't steal the time from and she is the person who in the end saves you know the whole limb everybody and gives them back the time that those great gentlemen have stolen from from them very very nice story and you happen to find it somewhere. I was trying to find the book but it it. It wasn't easy in german. Of course not a problem. I think but English is a bit harder but did track down a translation. And i would like to read out to you as some extracts from the chapter two which is cold listening. So let's listen. Momo received a stream of others was almost always to be seen with someone sitting beside her talking earnestly and those who needed her but couldn't come themselves would sing for her instead as for those who needed her but hasn't yet realised it the others used to tell them. Why not go and see momo in time. These words became a stock phrase with the local inhabitants justice. Day said oldest or so long or heaven only knows so they took to saying on all sorts of occasions. Why not go. Nc mo was momo's so incredibly bright that she always gave good advice or found the right words to console people in need of consolation or delivered fair and far-sighted opinions on their problems. No she was no more capable of that than anyone else of her age. So could she do things that put people in a good mood could sing like a bird or play an instrument given that she lived in kind of circus could she dons or do acrobatics. No it wasn't any of these matters whilst you did. She know some magic spells that would drive away troubles and cares coochie rita persons palm or foretell the future. In some other way.
Anxiety and Fear | Dennis Sheppard | 28/03/2020
"Hello everybody is dan sheppard. And i'm the president of the boot. Assad western australia and i belong to a k. Group that we are starting up here. The buddhist and saw have waste mistrial. In fact this group is a group of people that are gonna come together to stop Listening service for the membership and the supporters and the friends of the buddhist society of wasting strider. And we're into this task of starting up listening service with one group of people and we have enough to be able to sit up. Some shifts to main telephones. I've a few hours yet to be decided but it will start probably about a month or so We're just in the process of setting up some computers and telephone systems to be able to do too many shoe what we're doing but also just getting everything implies in terms of training and making sure that everything is is from our end so that it can be okay for anyone who might want to ring in talk about all sorts of things anything from loneliness and despair et depression. Even through to to suicide thought an audience. Asian so we say this is a very important service and particularly useful for for those practitioners here and around the world that are practicing meditation because becoming a listener in this. Why is a very important service that we can provide to have friends and family and really to the whole community as you would probably understand to listen to somebody. Israeli caught a special thing because very often. We don't listen very closely. We listen intently. To what somebody you sign as a general rule on knife from myself to that you can find yourself already making up a rebuttal to what's being said or maybe thinking. Why don't you do this. Can you do this and we always ready to offer advice. But it's very ray to find someone that can listen to to somebody else very intently. And um and this is what we're service trying to introduce and we chinese. We know that it does take some training to do this. It's just not something that comes natural elderly once you understand and once you can learn some of the Some of the techniques in listening skills can be very helpful and really that is the purpose of what we're bringing you here today because we starting off to die with the first of what we hype in several Several weeks of of or dies of presenting to you different aspects of listening for your own meditation so that you can become a listen for yourself. That's another way of seeing meditation and otherwise presenting it to you so that you can actually look at nc insult yourself and listen to yourself very closely very clearly very lovingly very silently very carefully so the intention of these talks is really just to to bring a few topics in fact we. We're bringing the topics that are trying now trying when we when we when may preparing people to listen on on the telephone lawn. We're bringing those those those those topics to you and we bring them to you over the next few towns that we do these these these talks and the topics included things like dealing with grief and loss working with anxiety and depression accepting and understanding. Lgbtq i plus the alphabet soup if you like about human condition now. Our emotional notice building understanding and developing wisdom. About what we're seeing in saw sol's and seeing and the way that we feel about ourselves we can learn how to be an effective listener for herself and also sort of noticing and trying to understand seeing the the conditioning issues and problems and traumas that we haven't allies there in the first place just understanding how the conditioning process works. And how we are the people that we are why we end up being a certain way. What makes me in astrid. And what mike what. Mark nike united states citizens european citizens english person all these these conditions. Things come to us. And i start from a very early age and we'll have a little look at that too but also maybe have a little look at Just the suicide audio ration- and and thoughts of suicide and maybe here we might be able to deal with is we might be able to help ourselves with if we do find ourselves playing around with thoughts like that. Well also i look at external manipulation. That happens just the way that we'll tends to put us into into boxes and sort of forces sometimes to to be the way that we are just that manipulation preps that we done one to do perhaps being forced to do things we don't want to do and to understand how to work with that we'll also look at understanding sexuality and understanding our own personal work in verse the way that the world itself is condition. So we'll look at those sorts of things as well as the very topical thing at the moment will also have a little look at developing congress acceptance of this covid nineteen virus that has come into well laws so dramatically really over the loss little little while and indeed sitting here in the whole of the society of westerns today. Western australia today Where the whole is empty. And we're doing this to largely because we got this opportunity now to to do this because people aren't people out here at the sandra way certainly practicing to bring you as much live of the buddhist teachings as we can today. We're going to be dealing specifically with anxiety when we thought that we'd start off today with anxiety because is something. I think that's very topical at the moment. There is a lot of anxiety around the world with the meimad. Even penick shots. I i certainly in my circle of friends panic. That's really starting to become quite noticeable. We've got a lot of fear and sort of understanding that things ought him just understanding. We're comes from what we can do about. It too is really quat an important thing today with all of these talks. We're going to be doing a god at meditation. That'll look at the. Why these these these issues impact on us and using the meditation so that we can actually notice and see just what we might be able to do to be able to get a distant source spice between what's happening for us in the way that we feel anxious and just getting perspective on that being able to see what that what that perspective is what it is that we can do to get a spice between us and the troublesome condition just understanding what that spaciousness is understanding how to bring that stillness into amazon so that we can cocoon these conditions with this beautiful experience of stillness. That is our size much valued in the life of a buddhist practitioner in a lot of amid a tighter so There's just a couple of things. I'd like to signs a preamble. The guided meditation. That will be doing today with regard to this topic of anxiety and fear and that is really just to preps in the first instance just point to a couple of the buddhist teachings the buddha.
Building Hearts Not Halls | Ajahn Brahmavamso
"While the most important things is any community such as so in your office over how his sometimes we get what we want. Sometimes we don't get what we want. And sometimes i always think well we don't get we what we want. That's even better. Because what is teaching us his the world out of control in other words out of your control because we always want to get our way and sometimes it doesn't work all those people who wanted to have lots of questions this evening. You're gonna get the opportunity and you take. This is unfair. Why did this happen to me. What can we do to make sure it doesn't happen again. And those of you. Who wanted to talk. I think way another good is wonderful. But you're the guys is second group who loses because in the spiritual path on the greatest things to have happened to you his disappointment frustration. Not getting your own way because what that leads to his. You try to get your own way so much in the future. You don't try to control things you actually can let things go more and just flow with things coming back to stories of my life so far one of the wonderful experiences. I had here in serpentine in western australia building. Our monastery was when we decided to plan our meditation hall. All of those of you. Who've been up to serpentine about indiana monastery who see not meditation hole. We're not just where we give taught to meditate we do ordination stuff about designing it. I had a big argument with the other mark there the time who was the abbot then. I was doubled with jessica because he wanted to build it one way. I wanted to build another way. And you know i was right. I don lots of buildings. He and dan any buildings. I knew how buildings were. He didn't and so when he had his disaster. That's a stupid design it. Well what and it's much better to have it another way o be cheaper. Be bigger makola more meditation. So had this big argument for about one week. I'll all the arguments for mar design. He would take him back. And he would refute them for all these arguments for his design. I was being very silly. Actually so was he nevertheless but it just occurred to me just one day this thing. What am i doing this from a monk. Monster never arguments must be another way of dealing with this problem. Just were acting was like and wife having other. Who's going to do it this way. And what do it that way. So one moment of inspiration. Remembering i was a monk and a buddhist. I took a tray of candles incense and flowers to his hats to ask forgiveness. Now i done nothing wrong. Even though i still to this day think my design was much better. That was not the point is going to exploit this from my own personal advantage. I should what i was not on my attention just trying to be inspired so i ask forgiveness no soifer for these few days i remember jack o being quite taken aback. It's amazing thing to do because usually in life people arguing no one gives in brought us out to give in. And i said afterwards he was quite sort of grateful that i was giving in and i said now i want to ask for a favor and of course whenever you people offer five a very suspicious what is it and i said i always said you know we. I want to agree with you to build a whole your way but my favorites this can i be. The builder cannot be the one who organizes oldest and even actually works hard on that building. I wouldn't be the builder of this building. I don't agree on agree. With and of course he agreed. And if you look at the building license of the main hall birdie modest. He's got bribes name on. I was a builder. And i worked so hard on that building but i always did his way on his design and that was a wonderful training for me. Because i said. I'm going to do something i don't like to do. I'm going to do something even which i think could be done better. And why not because a whole important because the spiritual development of a human being is more important who cares about wholes whole can be this way or that way for what's really important people and you'll spiritual development and so glowing a human being who realize you don't control your environment but you can still make something out of it and so two years worked on that building and of course. I'm not a professional builder. And i sometimes what some people saw me too sometimes terrified remember. Just all the scaffold. We have to build up. And of course amounts did all that scaffold were and when he got to the very top of their the brick. Grab a fuse to go up. Because you know is shaking this way and that we might have to coax to go out there. The new could've seen some of the last bricks especially on the big corner the top i laid those bricks myself because no one else would go out there. I know snows- scaffold at the very top. Just had to quote on the edges this war which had no this way or that way the very peak i quote up their carefree with a bucket of cement in one hand and a brick in the author and laying them. My goodness some people who saw me thought that you must have some limitations pals. You didn't fall off because you had nothing to actually to hold onto. But i did that. And of course a few times you did sort of cut yourself and blues yourself and so i know that many traditional sir very proud of the fact that in the spread of buddhism throughout the whole world through many centuries it's never beans spread through the sort or through violence. No blood has ever been shed. They say to make buddhism grow in this world and of course. I say that is wrong. I shed my blood many times on those buildings. Every building in that modest has got my dna on it. Because you know you would hit the your finger with a hammer you cut it on the steel roof sheeting or whatever else so i take so much of that building and when it was finished i thought wow
Bhante Cunda | Calm and Insight | The Armadale Meditation Group
"This is the buddhist lovers of loving kindness. Oh so please join in. This is what to be done by one who is skew in could nurse and who knows the path of peace let him be able and upright straightforward engine to in speech humble and not considered contented and easily satisfied not busy with duties and frugal india. Ways calm and peaceful end wise and schoo- full not proud and demanding in nature latino to the slightest thing that a wise who later reprove wishing in gladness and in safety may all beings b es es whatever living being day be where the day ow weak weak or strong omitting non the gray or the mighty shot medium shot all small the seen and the unseen those living near and far away. Those will be born to me on the new people on may all being spe- happy that none deceive the all these spies any being any state. Non fru angle you. We'll wish upon the even as the marta attack attack her life her child her own child so with a boundless hard should one jerry's all living beings radiating over the entire will spread ting out west to the skies and downwards to death with an unbounded free form hatred. And you will. Where the standing all walking or sitting or lying down free form drowsy. One to sustain this regulation. This is to be the supply abiding by not holding to force fuels. The fuel a hard to one. Having larry of the shin print free from all sense desire as nov born again into this will sadhu saad saad. Okay so I'll give a Induction to basically meditation. but we. Meditation is something that yes the on on me. I think i'm recording. Pixel i can see myself. Can everyone see see me is. I don't want to go out to the office next. Stole a roller slow. Yes the i think so. I think that's on you see. Once the the assisting the recording monka will turn on mic shows on and then he will leave the place. I can always kick him to come in double check if required.