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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

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04:36 min | Last month

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"You but for me. One of the most difficult hindrances in meditation is restlessness. Restless can come in at least two forms. There's psychological restlessness where he just kind of gogo mentality but for me what's even more difficult is physical restlessness. Just i think the mike jewish grandmother would have called spiel. Kiss ants in the pants. It'll be kind of reminds me of that for me. At least my experiences not dissimilar to what i imagine that torture device in that movie the princess bride was like i just it just crawling out of my own skin anyway to the rescue rides. Joseph goldstein the great meditation teacher and my good friend and he's going to do a guided meditation now on how to deal with the hindrance of restlessness on the cushion. So here we go hello. This is joseph. Restlessness agitation is one of the most common obstacles in meditation practice. We might feel it as an agitated energy in the body and we can't sit still. There are also obvious restless states in the mind getting lost in different types of thoughts feeling than perhaps as inner turmoil or whirlwind if we can become mindful of these experiences however then they simply become another of medication. So let's give it a try. Settle into a comfortable sitting posture gently. Close your eyes relax the shoulders and no you're sitting as you settle into the awareness of the body become aware of the sensations of the body breathing breathing in breathing in breathing out. No your breathing out practice working with restlessness by i simply noticing when it is present in the body in the mind becoming mindful of the restlessness itself here. Soft mental note of restless can be helpful. We can open to physical energies. The physical sensations in the body the direct sensations of restlessness. We might perhaps also notice a kind of scattered nece in the mind as we become mindful of restlessness rather than lost in it or caught up in it. The mindfulness itself starts to bring the factors of concentration and energy into balance. We can settle back. Be aware of the whole body and simply feel notice. The.

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

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01:44 min | Last month

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"By the way then. Are you leaning into your next book. I'm trying to think. I was gonna say thousand percent but maybe a million percent. Okay i want to watch that one. So this is a good example so the between having a thought arise about the next book and seeing it as just a thought coming going or having the thought arise and capturing you and taking you on a little emotional ride about the next book. So that's the difference of thought may be the same but into it or you seeing it for just what. It is as a thought in the moment so right the and that you could just extend this to every this is why awareness of thought and going back to the discussion. We started with being aware of even the quickly passing. Ones can have such a profound influence on how it living mostly. We are leaning into the story and it's taken us for a ride yet. It's not a joy rudd. Have i given you the opportunity to say everything. That's on your mind or did i commit malpractice in any way but some question. There's often not much in my mind until you start to vocal. And that's.

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

06:43 min | Last month

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Our pre show chat. You had asked me. How my practices going and i said i would hold off on giving you the answer to that until we're recording my thinking was maybe it'd be interesting to give people a little bit of insight. What it's like when a teacher in his his student are talking in this case often. You know this slapping the face. Berating me for being horrible student up getting But to answer the question now. Because i do a lot of us a lot of these little phrases that you use in your own practice in my practice and a version of i think maybe of what we're talking about here is a phrase i've heard you use is nothing to do nowhere to go something along those lines something along those lines. What is it again. that's what been doing i. No i think that works but there are to kind of phrases that kind of related One is from actually address to dasa. Who was quite an iconoclastic thai monk of the last century. The actually got a very interesting book called hardwood of the body tree on buddha. Dasa he was kind of revolutionary for a time on. He was very open minded kind of drew in from a lotta different traditions which is unusual in that context. But he said there's nothing to do nothing to be nothing to have to do nothing to be nothing to have so again that's pointing that ten of just dropping back leading the process unfold and then there's this other couple of lines from a very short poem by the chinese poet li po where he says sitting quietly doing nothing. This may not be from leepo. I may be confusing but anyway the line is sitting quietly doing nothing. Spring comes in the grass grows by itself just sitting quietly doing nothing. Spring comes in the grass grows by itself told pointing to the same thing. Yes i don't think. I for me an my own practice. I spent a while maybe a year and a half two years really focusing on as you know on the brahma behar's or the four immeasurable. The heavenly abodes loving kindness. Compassion equanimity sympathetic joy. Those styles of practice were really were dominant in my practice for. I've been more recently focusing on just sort of an open awareness noting practice so i practice a lot outside since my family had the luxury of having our lease end in new york city and being able to lease something else in the suburbs so i often sit outside. There's so much going on. So many crickets and birds and lawn mowers. It's not really conducive for me at least to Concentrated practice so that. I just let whatever's coming. I'm just trying to be aware of whatever's coming up often. I'll note it with a little phrase like hearing seeing thinking. But i do notice that there is a leaning in a trying to be good at this. There's a not liking whatever's coming up and wanting the next thing and so using little phrases like by bastardized version of the two lovely poetry lines that you just quoted of nothing to do nowhere to go just it jarred me out of this kind of teeth. Gritted leaned forward. I'm going to win at meditation attitude and at least for a nanosecond or two. It's everything's unfolding on. Its own couple of comments. This is this where. I told them about my mistakes good. No it's a point that i think is really important for everyone and that is we want to into we've times of we could call directed awareness and choice. Louis awareness will. We could call it even more effortless practice and making an effort so in what. I'm suggesting there's nothing to want to do. It is good to practice with that. For periods of time at other times if we find that a mindset just very distracted with just getting lost or this really a decision to cultivate a particular state whether it's concentration or those from behar's there definitely are times in the practice where we do want to be making effort. You know effort directing the mind in a certain way. So i don't know if this example will fit exactly but maybe you know if you're going for a bike ride you know. There are times when you wanna pedal heart and build up speed and build up the momentum and then at other times you can just coast for a while and just let the bike roll on by itself and then you need to peddle again to get the momentum so it's kind of like that in our practice i wouldn't wanna have people get the idea that oh we should never be making effort because that's going to the other extreme. It's really into weaving these two and kind of getting an intuitive. Feel for what up at a particular time okay. So which approach you know is helpful which is exactly what you did know knowing sitting outside you know you kind of naturally fell into this more. Open shortlist awareness. At other times. You might choose now going to just be with the breadth of this time or just with the meta practice. So one second point to your description another phrase that might actually work better in that context which it's possible it would cut through even that background tendency. You notice the one perfectly wanting to do it. Better just to hold the question in the mind so moment if the moment what is being known just what is being done.

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

10:01 min | Last month

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Next monday april twelfth lunching a two week series about hope as we head deeper into spring and vaccines go into our arms. We hear on. The show are going to argue. That hope is actually a skill one. You can get better at and not only. Will we be exploring hope on the podcast will also have bespoke meditations from our podcast guests dropping in the ten percent. Happier app so that you can actually practice hope skill. If you don't already have the app you can get it now. Just download it for free wherever you get your apps and get started from abc. This is the ten percent happier podcast. I'm dan harris to inject a little sunshine in perspective and some wisdom without it might make sense to re post one of our favourite conversations of the last year. This is straight up meat and potatoes meditation. Talk from the one. And only joseph goldstein in this chat. We explore three profoundly used meditation strategies including mindfulness of thinking awareness of rushing a deeply ingrained habit for many of us including your host and the genuine insight that can emerge from everyday activities for the uninitiated. Joseph is one of the founding teachers on the ten percent happier app. He's co founder of the insight meditation society and he is the author of several books including the recently reissued the experience of insight a simple indirect guide to buddhist meditation speaking personally as a friend and student of joseph's anytime i have spent with joseph is time well spent and this conversation is no exception. So here we go with joseph goldstein. Hello joseph thanks for doing this likewise likewise so in chatting before we started officially rolling here we identified some of potential discussion. And one of the things you said it's been on your mind. Late in your own. Practice is noticing the quickly passing little thoughts that zip through the sort of consciousness. Our mind And that we often don't notice am my saying that correctly. So this really came. Came about for me when i was on self retreat and i was just going for a walk. I wasn't doing at that point. The slow meditative walk. But i was taking a walk reasonably mindfully. I noticed something quite vividly. That i must have noticed beforehand but it never stood out in quite the way. Did you know at this particular time. And i was as i was going for the walk i noticed that there were many many quickly passing village that went through the mind. Maybe listing fifteen seconds or thirty seconds. So not long and no big dramas. Warren particularly problematic. And because of that. What i noticed was that. I wasn't really being mindful of the fact that i was thinking during that time. They just coming passing through and leaving. But what i noticed was in those times for the duration of the thought as short as it. I was not aware that i was thinking. I was dropped into the content of a dropped into the story and then fifteen seconds thirty seconds later. It's like i come out from being lost in that quick little thought and back. You know mindful of my body. Mindful nisa walking and it highlighted to me. How often during the day. We do drop in unknowingly. The you know to the stories we make up you know in our minds about our experience so for me for example it might have been just some planning or maybe remembering something or maybe a quick little comment about what i was seeing so it could be just the ordinary activity of the mind. You know daily lives and how frequently these quickly passing thoughts happen. And how for the most part. I hadn't been mindful in those short durations and i realized a few things from this one is that these unnoticed thoughts would in a very subtle way be conditioning different emotions. And maybe a thaw would make me little more interested or say ed or excited or whatever and all in a very mild level which is why we generally don't notice it. But what i saw was that every time we in these thoughts unmindful networks like we lost in the dream for that short period of time. It is creating an inner mental environment. It's conditioning our inner environment. And even though it's for sure durations. It's many many times a day so it was very interesting for me to see how a minds get conditioned very often unknowingly you know in these seemingly innocuous stream of thoughts and there was one other little piece that stood out from it that a lot of ordinary thoughts in one way or another or self referential memory. I had or a plan that i have. Or you know a reaction or comment and so every time we're lost in the dream of those thoughts it's as if we dreaming ourselves into existence. You're over and over again. So that's why it just was very as i said it was very vivid for me at this particular time and since then i've just made it a practice as i'm going through the day as best like hand just to keep an eye out going for a walk doing some activity and just noticing when thinking happens and whether i'm actually aware of it on that and it's become a very vibrant practice for me. I'm putting myself in the shoes of novice meditators not hard for me to do because those are pretty much my shoes And and thinking partially for myself and partially on behalf of the audience you know. Look when i to meditate. I'm mostly lost in thought. So that's when i'm meditating. Never my when. I'm just walking around during the rest of the day when i'm pretty sure thoroughly lost in thought. So is what you're describing after. You know many years of meditation personally and being on retreat is that scalable to daily lives of civilians like us. it's definitely scalable but as with all practice. I think it's important not to have expectations about doing it. Perfectly or even nia perfectly at first. I'll just give you an example. So this morning. I got up Took a shower. And i was noticing just in the taking of a shower. Because it's kind of pleasant. You're there in the hot water. Refreshing and for some moments unite was really quite mindful of the whole experience of the shower. And then mind started thinking about something and i couldn't remember whether i am actually shampooed. My harry not yet which. I had just done like thirty seconds before but while i was doing it i was lost in thought and then after i just wish my hair didn't so it's just these little things and it's really important sense of humor about one's mind about everything doing because if we have that attitude then it's more conducive interest so it's not about. Judging having some big expectation it's just taking an interest in these vary ordinary daily activities and it will be easy when we're doing something we would not engage with other people because then it will be harder. We'll probably more likely be lost in the content of whatever discussing. We're doing things like taking a shower. We're going for a walk or even just walking from one room to another and once apartment the on just simple moments. That could be a place to watch for this. And i think if people do it and even kind of notice it a few times of how these thoughts are coming and we either aware of them as they come where we realize. Oh i was just lost for that fifteen seconds. If we can do that even a few times. I think that will spark the interest to actually begin to make it a practice throughout the day. So we just wherever we are and we get a few hits of it and if we do i think it really will become interesting because in a way it's highlighting very explicitly the difference between delusion wisdom. Right there were. We can just see it when we lost in the story unmindful. We don't know it lost that's delusion.

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Relational Mindfulness With Bart Van Melik

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02:24 min | Last month

Relational Mindfulness With Bart Van Melik

"Here we go now with bart van. Milk bart great to see you. Thanks for coming on the show. Thank you down likewise god. Every time i see you. I think about the first time i saw you. Which was my first. Meditation retreat in two thousand ten. I wrote about it. It was like the key seen the key chapter from the first book. I wrote where. I go in my first meditation retreat. And i'm having all these interactions with joseph goldstein in the moments when. I'm allowed to talk to the teacher and in all of those moments. I don't think. I mentioned it but you were in the room because you were practising with him and he was giving me all this advice and you're sitting there nodding sagely so it's always a pleasure to see and you know. The pleasure is very mutual. Dan and funny story is. I had no idea what you do right for your livelihood. Because i had just come to america from the netherlands so i remember i think joseph said something to affect you notice person will know no and then he didn't say anything else but later on i found out. Oh it's yeah it's you. Well you were there for one of the most important moments in my life that retreat really change the trajectory of my life. So i always associate you with that home so many areas. I want to touch on with you. But let's start with relational mindfulness. Can you just give me a very basic description of what that is. Yeah i can. It's let me start just a little bit about that. We as human beings are relational by nature and a lot of meditation practices are done in a way where we bring attention to something. That's going on in early. And yet if you look at how life unfolds it. Unfolds very relational and so in relational meditation practices informa- ways. You learn not only to be aware of what's going on with a new but you'll also get instructions to be very mindful of. Let's say another person who's sitting in front of you

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

03:58 min | 2 months ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Hey hey time. For the friday bonus. We've been talking about some tough stuff all week on the show a lot about addiction and inner turmoil so we wanted to end the week with a simple but powerful tool for de personalizing any struggles. You might be contending with right now. The tool comes in the form of meditation. From joseph goldstein. The one and only joseph goldstein. And i'm sure many of you know who. He is one of the early one of the pioneers who helped bring meditation to the west. And somebody i've worked with closely for a long time. And in this meditation joseph's go talk you through a subtle sort of linguistic mental shift. That could make a huge difference. If that doesn't make any sense. I promise it will in a minute. Here's joseph low. This is joseph in this. Meditation will investigate the feeling of. I am although it's a quick move seeing the deeply conditioned habit of 'em dissolving into is reveals the possibility of freedom from i it's simple but subtle so it will need an interested exploration. Become aware of your physical activity is at this moment. It might be. I'm walking. I'm rushing. I'm lounging in the sun since i am is the default setting of conditioning. Almost anytime you look for it will be. There can arise with some other mental activity. I'm thinking i'm planning. I'm worrying. I'm enjoying or can arise with some mood emotion. I'm happy i'm sad. I'm anxious i'm peaceful. I'm relaxed relax into mindfulness of whatever activity. You're now doing emphasize recognizing what the feeling of i am is like in the experience then in the moment of feeling i am make the mental move to there is there is walking. There is thinking there is eating. Continue practicing on your own going from am to is..

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

04:08 min | 3 months ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

02:09 min | 3 months ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Hey it's friday. Time for our bonus meditation on the show this week. We've had two very different perspectives on the notion of time. How experience it how we think about it. How we use it in today's meditation. We're gonna take another angle on on time. joseph goldstein. Who i believe needs no introduction. Here but is i'll give them one anyway. One of the co founders of the insight. Meditation society longtime meditation teacher. I work with him personally. Just an outstanding human being one of the founding teachers on the on the ten percent happier app as well. Joseph came up with this. Meditation will be leading this meditation and it really dwells on the upside of impermanent s- here we go now with joseph one of the paradoxical aspect of growing mindfulness and growing wisdom and understanding is that we see the less we cling to the less attached. We are to that which is changing and particularly to that which is pleasant the less we're attached to them the less we cling actually the more we enjoy them and so rather than leading to kind of grave acuity and all lives with nothing gives us joy the very awareness of the permanence of all these experiences actually can highlight in them. He didn't the moment as you begin the sitting sit comfortably in a dignified posture. But the back straight but not stiff settled into your body leading the is closed gently and simply sit and no. You're sitting feeling the body in the sitting posture.

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

05:16 min | 5 months ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Hello. This is joseph nice to be with you. Compassion arises from a willingness to come close to suffering and in response to the suffering we encounter. The compassionate heart asks the question. How can i help this meditation. We will use compassionate phrases to cultivate the feeling of compassion toward another. Let's explore the some together. Take a comfortable sitting posture. Settle into the awareness of the body. I know you're sitting. You can begin to feel sensations of the body breathing centering. The attention the awareness at the heart center that area in the center of the chest as if you're breathing in and out from this heart center breathing. No you're breathing in breathing out. No your breathing out. Let the hard in mind. Relax into this awareness of the breath at the heart center and then call to mind someone you know either personally or perhaps someone from the news. Somebody who's experiencing some kind of suffering in their lives maybe that they're experiencing some physical distress mental suffering. Bring an image of this person to mind in some way open to connecting with the suffering that they're experiencing and simply repeat the basic phrase of compassionate. Wish may be free of suffering may be free of suffering as best you can hold the image for the sense of that person in mind aware of the suffering that they're experiencing and connecting with your own inner motivation to help in whatever way you can slowly repeating. The phrase of compassionate response may be free of suffering may be free of suffering. It may be that as you're expressing. This wish may be free of suffering holding the person who's experiencing difficulties in their lives in your mind and your heart. It may be that your own mind will begin to wander get lost in thoughts past future the soon as you become aware that the mind is lost in thought simply come back to feeling the body

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A Great Way to Get Out of Your Head

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05:16 min | 5 months ago

A Great Way to Get Out of Your Head

"Hello. This is joseph nice to be with you. Compassion arises from a willingness to come close to suffering and in response to the suffering we encounter. The compassionate heart asks the question. How can i help this meditation. We will use compassionate phrases to cultivate the feeling of compassion toward another. Let's explore the some together. Take a comfortable sitting posture. Settle into the awareness of the body. I know you're sitting. You can begin to feel sensations of the body breathing centering. The attention the awareness at the heart center that area in the center of the chest as if you're breathing in and out from this heart center breathing. No you're breathing in breathing out. No your breathing out. Let the hard in mind. Relax into this awareness of the breath at the heart center and then call to mind someone you know either personally or perhaps someone from the news. Somebody who's experiencing some kind of suffering in their lives maybe that they're experiencing some physical distress mental suffering. Bring an image of this person to mind in some way open to connecting with the suffering that they're experiencing and simply repeat the basic phrase of compassionate. Wish may be free of suffering may be free of suffering as best you can hold the image for the sense of that person in mind aware of the suffering that they're experiencing and connecting with your own inner motivation to help in whatever way you can slowly repeating. The phrase of compassionate response may be free of suffering may be free of suffering. It may be that as you're expressing. This wish may be free of suffering holding the person who's experiencing difficulties in their lives in your mind and your heart. It may be that your own mind will begin to wander get lost in thoughts past future the soon as you become aware that the mind is lost in thought simply come back to feeling the body

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

03:01 min | 5 months ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Hey guys time. For friday bonus. And this is a guided meditation from the inimitable. Joseph goldstein one of the founding. Meditation teachers on the ten percent happier hap and in this meditation. He's gonna give sort of counterintuitive intuitive way to get out of our own heads and it centers around a simple but provocative question. You might ask yourself from time to time. Which is how can i help. Here's joseph hello. This is joseph nice to be with you. Compassion arises from a willingness to come close to suffering and in response to the suffering we encounter. The compassionate heart asks the question. How can i help this meditation. We will use compassionate phrases to cultivate the feeling of compassion toward another. Let's explore the some together. Take a comfortable sitting posture. Settle into the awareness of the body. I know you're sitting. You can begin to feel sensations of the body breathing centering. The attention the awareness at the heart center that area in the center of the chest as if you're breathing in and out from this heart center breathing. No you're breathing in breathing out. No your breathing out. Let the hard in mind. Relax into this awareness of the breath at the heart center and then call to mind someone you know either personally or perhaps someone from the news. Somebody who's experiencing some kind of suffering.

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

09:03 min | 7 months ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"The days leading up to the election. Now today, there will be no talk of the election or the pandemic on this episode. This is straight up meat and potatoes meditation talk from the One and only Joseph Goldstein in this chat we explore three profoundly useful meditation strategies including mindfulness of thinking awareness of rushing a deeply ingrained habit for many of us including your host and the genuine insight that can emerge from everyday activities. For the uninitiated Joseph is one of the founding teachers on the ten percent happier APP. He's CO founder of the insight Meditation Society and he is the author of several books including the recently reissued the experience of insight, a simple and direct guy to Buddhist Meditation. Speaking, personally as a friend and student of Joseph's anytime I have spent with Joseph is time well spent. And this conversation is no exception. So here we go with Joseph Goldstein. Hello Joseph. Thanks for doing this. Likewise likewise. So In chatting before, we started officially rolling here we identified some areas of potential discussion and one of the things you said it's been on your mind of late in your own practice is noticing the quickly passing little thoughts that zip through the sort of. Consciousness our mind and that we often don't notice in my saying that correctly. So. This really came came about for me when I was on. A self retreat and I was just going for a walk. I wasn't doing at that point the slow meditative walk, but I was taking a walk reasonably mindfully. I noticed something quite vividly that I must have noticed before, but it never stood out in quite the way. Did you know at this particular time? and. That was as I was going for the walk. I noticed that there were many many quickly passing thoughts that went through the mind. Maybe listing fifteen seconds or thirty seconds so not long and no big dramas they weren't particularly problematic and because of that what I was. that. I wasn't really being mindful of the fact that I was thinking during that time it's like they were just coming passing through and leaving. But what I noticed was in those times for the duration of the thought as short as it was I was not aware that I thinking I was. Dropped into the content of to into the story. And then fifteen seconds or thirty seconds later. Come out from being lost in that quick little thought and back mindful of my body. Mindful. Walking. Up and it highlighted to me how often during the day we do drop in unknowingly. You know to. The stories we make up, you know on minds about our experience. So for me, for example, it might have been just some planning or maybe remembering something or maybe a quick little comment about what I was seeing. So it could be just the ordinary activity of the mind you know daily lives. And how frequently these quickly passing thoughts happen. And how for the most part? I hadn't been mindful in those short durations. And I realized a few things from this one is. that. These unnoticed thoughts would. In a very subtle way, be conditioning different emotions. Maybe thought would. Make me more interested or say or excited or whatever. And all in a very mild level, which is why we generally don't notice it. But what I saw was that every time we in the thoughts on mindfully it's like we lost in the dream for that. Short period of time. It is creating an inner mental environment. It's conditioning. Our inner environment. And even though it's short durations, it's many many times a day. So it was very interesting to see how a mind get conditioned very often unknowingly. In these seemingly innocuous stream of thoughts. And there was one other little piece that stood out from. that a lot of ordinary thoughts in one way or another. Or self-referential. It's a memory I had or a plan that I have or you know a reaction or comment. And so. Every time we're lost in the dream of those thoughts. It says if we're dreaming ourselves into. Existence. You're over and over again. So, that's why it just was very as I said, it was very vivid for me at this particular time, and since then I've just made it a practice. As I'm going through the day as best like Han just to keep an eye out. Going for a walk doing some activity and just noticing. When thinking happens and whether. Actually aware of it or not. and. It's become a very vibrant practice for me. I'm. Putting myself in the shoes of. Novice meditators not hard for me to do because those are pretty much my shoes. and and thinking partially for myself impartially on behalf of the audience, you know look when I said to meditate I'm mostly lost in thought. So that's when a meditating never mind when I'm just walking around during the rest of the day when I'm pretty sure thoroughly lost in thought so. Is what you're describing after many years of meditation personally and being on retreat is that scalable to the daily lives of civilians like us? It's definitely scalable, but as with all practice, I think it's important not to have expectations about doing it perfectly or even Nia perfectly at first I'll just give you an example. It's so this morning I got up. Took a shower. And I was noticing just in the shower. You know because it's kind of pleasant there in hot water and. Refreshing and And for some moments, I was really quite mindful of the whole experience of the shower and then my mind started thinking about something. And I couldn't remember. Whether I actually shampooed my Harry not yet. Which? I had just done like thirty seconds before. But while I was doing it, I was lost in thought. And then after that I, just wish Herod. So it's just these little things and it's really important to have a sense of humor about one's mind about everything it's doing because if we have that attitude, then it's more conducive for interest. So it's not about judging a having some big expectation it's just Taking an interest in these various ordinary daily activities. And it will be easy when we're doing something, we would not engage with other people because then it will be harder you know we'll probably more likely lost in the content of whatever discussing. Things like taking a shower going for a walk or even just walking from one room to another and once apartment the interest alone simple moments that could be a place to watch for this. And I think if people do it and even. Notice it a few times. Of how these thoughts are coming and we either aware of them as they come a, we realize, oh, I was just lost for that fifteen seconds. If, we can do that even a few times I think that will spark the interest. To actually. Begin to make it a practice throughout the day. So we just stop wherever we are. We get a few hits of it. And if we do I think it really will become interesting because. In a way it's highlighting very explicitly. The difference between..

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Three Mindfulness Strategies from Joseph Goldstein

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09:03 min | 7 months ago

Three Mindfulness Strategies from Joseph Goldstein

"Hello Joseph. Thanks for doing this. Likewise likewise. So In chatting before, we started officially rolling here we identified some areas of potential discussion and one of the things you said it's been on your mind of late in your own practice is noticing the quickly passing little thoughts that zip through the sort of. Consciousness our mind and that we often don't notice in my saying that correctly. So. This really came came about for me when I was on. A self retreat and I was just going for a walk. I wasn't doing at that point the slow meditative walk, but I was taking a walk reasonably mindfully. I noticed something quite vividly that I must have noticed before, but it never stood out in quite the way. Did you know at this particular time? and. That was as I was going for the walk. I noticed that there were many many quickly passing thoughts that went through the mind. Maybe listing fifteen seconds or thirty seconds so not long and no big dramas they weren't particularly problematic and because of that what I was. that. I wasn't really being mindful of the fact that I was thinking during that time it's like they were just coming passing through and leaving. But what I noticed was in those times for the duration of the thought as short as it was I was not aware that I thinking I was. Dropped into the content of to into the story. And then fifteen seconds or thirty seconds later. Come out from being lost in that quick little thought and back mindful of my body. Mindful. Walking. Up and it highlighted to me how often during the day we do drop in unknowingly. You know to. The stories we make up, you know on minds about our experience. So for me, for example, it might have been just some planning or maybe remembering something or maybe a quick little comment about what I was seeing. So it could be just the ordinary activity of the mind you know daily lives. And how frequently these quickly passing thoughts happen. And how for the most part? I hadn't been mindful in those short durations. And I realized a few things from this one is. that. These unnoticed thoughts would. In a very subtle way, be conditioning different emotions. Maybe thought would. Make me more interested or say or excited or whatever. And all in a very mild level, which is why we generally don't notice it. But what I saw was that every time we in the thoughts on mindfully it's like we lost in the dream for that. Short period of time. It is creating an inner mental environment. It's conditioning. Our inner environment. And even though it's short durations, it's many many times a day. So it was very interesting to see how a mind get conditioned very often unknowingly. In these seemingly innocuous stream of thoughts. And there was one other little piece that stood out from. that a lot of ordinary thoughts in one way or another. Or self-referential. It's a memory I had or a plan that I have or you know a reaction or comment. And so. Every time we're lost in the dream of those thoughts. It says if we're dreaming ourselves into. Existence. You're over and over again. So, that's why it just was very as I said, it was very vivid for me at this particular time, and since then I've just made it a practice. As I'm going through the day as best like Han just to keep an eye out. Going for a walk doing some activity and just noticing. When thinking happens and whether. Actually aware of it or not. and. It's become a very vibrant practice for me.

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How Not To Be Yanked Around By Your Emotions

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04:31 min | 9 months ago

How Not To Be Yanked Around By Your Emotions

"Alot this is Joseph in today's meditation we're going to be exploring the quality of equanimity. This equality of balance and impartiality in the mind. Only. Equanimity. There is an openness to all experience. That allows for wise discernment and appropriate responsiveness to various life situations. In beginning meditation. Settle into the awareness of your body posture. Said No, you're sitting. Might also become aware of different bodily sensations. Sometimes pleasant sometimes unpleasant. Open to the feeling of these concessions. You my note pressure attention or vibration. Heaviness lightness heat or cold. Simply. Be Aware of whatever sensation arises in the body that calls your attention. That becomes predominant in your experience. If different emotions of mind states become predominant. Become mindful of them. Boredom. Interest. Happiness sadness. Fear Love. Simply including all of these different emotions, online states. In the field of mindfulness in the field of awareness. As a way of strengthening the quality of equanimity. It's helpful to periodically check the attitude of the mind. We can do this by simply asking the question of ourselves. In this experience of the breath. Wasn't stations or emotion. What is the attitude of my mind in this moment? Is there wanting? Is Their version. is their expectation. Another way of strengthening and developing equanimity in on meditation. To notice, there's reactivity or non reactivity in the mind. As, we're feeling the breath or different sensations in the body. Or thoughts and emotions. Pay attention to other there's a reactive wanting or version to what's happening. Notice when the mind is in an open economists space. Of Non reactivity. Simply aware of whatever's rising with the pleasant or unpleasant to a neutral. and seeing how all experience as part of a passing show.

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

13:12 min | 10 months ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Hey guys it's Friday. So we're dropping a bonus meditation and today's meditation. Really picks up on a theme that we developed in the episode on Monday where we talked about emptiness Guy Armstrong emptiness is One of the trickier concepts in Buddhism sometimes goes by the name of. Not. Sell for selflessness or EGO looseness and a lot of people get hung up on this myself included because it's Hard understand the argument that we don't exist but that's not quite the argument. The argument is that on some really important. Foundational fundamental level. There is no you. But of course, on a relative level on a day-to-day level, you do exist you need to put your pants on and make appointments, etc etc. But if you really look at your mind whatever's arising in your mind and try to find the you in, you won't find it and one way to make this super practical and super helpful is to look at thoughts. If you look at your thoughts. They really feel when viewed from the perspective of an untrained mind they really feel as Joseph Goldstein who you are about to hear from often says, they can really feel like little dictators thought comes in your mind and then you just acted out blindly. But if you look at your thoughts actually you'll see that. Again as Joseph says there little more than nothing these thoughts and when you have that perspective, then you don't need to take them as seriously and that is really liberating. So here is Joseph with a meditation. On thinking. One of the challenging aspects of this practice of paying attention to these quickly passing thoughts is thoughts of very slippery. They slide into the mind. and. So we need to pay particular attention to the arising of his thoughts. And to do it in a lighthearted way. As we pay more and more attention to these kinds of thoughts arising many many times during the day. And doing it with a light heart doing it from a place of interest from a place of investigation. We find ourselves abiding in much more spacious, a much more open quality of mind. That allows the thoughts to arise in pass away in a field of awareness. As, you begin the sitting. Sit comfortably in a dignified posture. But the back straight but not stiff. Leading, the is closed gently. Settle into your body. In sitting posture. And simply sit and no, you're sitting. As you're aware of yourself sitting. You might also begin to know that the body is breathing. Breathing in no, you're breathing in breathing out. No, you're breathing out. At Different Times. You may hear different sounds. Towns may be soft towns. They may be pleasant. They may be unpleasant. Simply rest in the openness. And be aware of how old sounds appear disappear. Again return to the awareness of the body. Said no you're sitting. When thoughts arise in the mind? As soon as you become aware that you're thinking. Make Soft Mental Note Of Thinking. The idea in meditation is not the Stop Thinking. But rather to be aware when we are thinking. To see it as simply another object of mindfulness. Never you become aware of a particular mood or emotional mind state. Make that very experienced, the object of your meditation. Becoming mindful of the particular mood or emotion. So actually investigating the nature of our experience. There will be many times when the mind seems to be carried away by trains of thought. Whatever point you become aware that you've been lost. For an extended period of time. In that moment becoming aware. Simply. Acknowledged that. And Begin again. And when you're ready, you can open your eyes and we connect again with the world around you. This concludes meditation. Thanks to Joseph and if you enjoy that with Joseph many many many more meditations from him on the ten percent happier APP including our flagship course, which is called the basics. In the basics Joseph and I discuss the fundamentals of meditation we do a lot of myth busting and Joseph Lead you through seven days of meditation it's a great way to get started. So check it out. In the meantime have a great weekend. We'll be back. With some new episodes next week. Really diving into the themes of Grit and resilience. In this anxious tumultuous time, we'll see that..

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Bonus Meditation with Joseph Goldstein

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03:40 min | 10 months ago

Bonus Meditation with Joseph Goldstein

"One of the challenging aspects of this practice of paying attention to these quickly passing thoughts is thoughts of very slippery. They slide into the mind. and. So we need to pay particular attention to the arising of his thoughts. And to do it in a lighthearted way. As we pay more and more attention to these kinds of thoughts arising many many times during the day. And doing it with a light heart doing it from a place of interest from a place of investigation. We find ourselves abiding in much more spacious, a much more open quality of mind. That allows the thoughts to arise in pass away in a field of awareness. As, you begin the sitting. Sit comfortably in a dignified posture. But the back straight but not stiff. Leading, the is closed gently. Settle into your body. In sitting posture. And simply sit and no, you're sitting. As you're aware of yourself sitting. You might also begin to know that the body is breathing. Breathing in no, you're breathing in breathing out. No, you're breathing out. At Different Times. You may hear different sounds. Towns may be soft towns. They may be pleasant. They may be unpleasant. Simply rest in the openness. And be aware of how old sounds appear disappear.

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

12:10 min | 1 year ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"If we still are still around our own culture in cultures on the Earth will have transformed in whatever way they do. But it's part of a much longer sweet are asleep. And the enlarging of perspectives allows for a certain spacious nece which actually supports connecting more immediately with what's needed now so it's not this perspective is not to step back from what's happening but it provides a context for relating to what's happening so that that is that is a big piece for me. He can you say more about that. Because I've heard you talk about putting things in historical perspective or even structures geological astronomical. You've talked a lot about this amazing picture. Which I google than than made made the backdrop on my wallpaper on my computer. As I recommend anybody do this is a picture called the Pale blue dot and it shows Earth seen from outer space but way way way out there in outer space and all it is is a Pale. Blue Dot barely distinguishable And it really gives you a sense. Carl Sagan has a great quote. You've you've used in in at least one of your Dharma talks about how all of the great dramas in human history of played out on this speck of dust So I find that on a normal day that kind of historical or cosmological fettes right term perspective to really useful to pull me out of my a moment suffering but right now when the threat is so close so grave. I don't I don't know I. I'm struggling a little bit with how that can be useful. Well this this. We'll touch on something that may be very challenging for people but included in everything that's happening I'm as Pale. Blue Dot is life and death but I took from. What you said is that what seems to make this current experience this perspective. Not that helpful to you in this current situation. I just wonder whether you're putting some of the consequences of what might happen outside of us. The full picture of what's happening on this table that night and I think this current situation on this has come up for me in talking to a lot of people it really raises the question. Of How have we understand it? However relating to the fact of death now what is relationship to that? Do we see that in. Whatever way comes in this? We might say well. This is kind of an extraordinary. Maybe even unnatural circumstance which is resulting in a lot of debts. But it's really not it's it's also part of nature this is this is a natural occurrence hugely challenging and it really calls to mind. Am I prepared to die? What's what's my relationship. That has come up in my own. Mind when I think especially in meeting reports of the illness in deaths. That are happening this question. Well how would I be if what happening to me right now as it could be? We don't we don't know how these things end up so that's a powerful questions that each one of us because in one way or a today might not be from this condition something so this is a. This is a huge question in life. How do we relate to mortality? And have we accepted? Are we afraid of a re? Whatever it's the exploration of how we're holding this basic basic fact existence. So this is this a big thing. That's not being talked about. Because and understandably I think people maybe like to emphasize the getting through this you know without that consequence but for a lot of people. It's not you know. This is what people are dying until vases to me addresses it's very fundamental. Question for each one of us would ever. The situation is because as I said deficit inevitable Somebody somebody once asked forget who they know this was they were asking the Bhuttos some other teachers they said. What's the cause of death birth? That is the cost of debt up and I find that I find that for myself. I find that liberating so instead of thinking. Oh death is an aberration. Was something unnatural this decision? Just this is what needs to be born and we can't control how it will happen. You know we all myself included have fantasies about how I'd like to die. You know comfortably in bed. Nice Nice comfortable pillow just closing. My eyes gently easing off to what comes next. But that's just that's just my fantasy. We have no idea how it will happen any one of us so this is a hard this this this is bringing the practice really to the depth of understanding understanding lives. What does it mean to have been born to be to be living knowing that? Don't die none. How do we understand it or are we? How are we that so? This is huge huge topic. But I find it for those willing to engage matt exploration and some aren't some for whatever reason maybe not at the place where they feel they can really look at this but at some point we will have to because it will happen for each of us and so. I think while we still have some energy flip the investigation. I think this is the time to look at that question. Okay am I ready? That questions come to mind you know and I think this is a hugely contagious virus. Especially with all the warnings for people over a certain age and I'm out in that category I could go shopping during the senior. See how and I'm way over the lower limit of senior so it's very it's a very powerful question. If I did not know of what would it be liked back was the news and the Buddha? He you know He. He recommended this reflection he said. This reflection should be done debuted. Understanding whatever has the nature to grow old to get sick and to die will rolled in second because it's just part of nature reflecting on that I think is extremely powerful and this. This is really calling calling for situations calling us to look at this. And you're saying to do this in our formal practice anytime I can do. Just going for a walk in these. This thought will come in a overly sometimes. It's really imagining that. I am dying now. It's almost like a little meditative. Visualization in a way and then trying to get a sense okay. Well how would that be would i? How am I with that but each one of us might find different ways of exploring this and there? There are a lot lots of votes in teaching about about that. That the dying this. This just feels like it's an underlying an underlying causes veterans. I fear not worry really is rooted at nets. Yeah if you want to get to. The root of anxiety might as well go to the rate is it's like a fear of death which is comment unites. So it's not. It's not a mistake that we feel that or this. This this is a common experience but we can explore it and we can investigate Navy. Come to peaceful place with it. Has that worked for you? Well it has to some extent and but I always have a little caveat will. Let's wait to see in the moment. It feels now from this moment that yeah I feel very I feel like it would be okay but I also know that you never quite not unique experience so so I'm practising now and hoping that that's actually how my mind will be in the event. Is there anything we should say? Close it on a more upbeat note. Yes that I think with all these teachings it's all about coming to a place of Peace Now a deep peace and understanding and sometimes it means looking at difficult things in challenging things. The trajectory of that investigation is greater ease and freedom and peace for cells and hopefully to be able to help others. So I see I see basically as being an uplifting process if we know how to navigate it skillfully. And that's what that's what we've been discussing and we each have EXPLO- for ourselves. What what really skillful in this difficulty. And what's just furthering the suffering? But it's all in the direction in my mind of greater understanding like that but DP says you say ain't easy ease ain't easy though. Now I do not remember back in the Sixties Seventies. There was this book written by a therapist about her working with schizophrenic patient. And all the ups and downs along therapeutic relationship and at one point The patient was basically complaining about. Just how difficult her wise therapist which was the title of the book? Said I never promised you a Rose Garden. It's not a rose card and nobody has so just remembering that. It's not that as we were on this path towards greater piece that is GonNa to always be easy. It's not just lots of difficulties and challenges but for the ups and downs. The slope of the Kurds is going in a particular direction. Always always great to talk to Joseph. I really appreciate your time big. Thanks to Joseph really appreciate him coming on and actually of Joseph he is going to be a guest on ten percent. Happier live which is our daily sanity. Break that we're doing on Youtube..

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

12:41 min | 1 year ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Greatest living meditation Masters Joseph Goldstein. I'll admit I'm biased. Of course because Joseph is my meditation teacher I've known him for many years and he had an incalculably positive impact on my life. In fact he's already come to my rescue once during this pandemic at a moment when I was personally struggling and now I am very excited to unleash him on all of you in this conversation. He lays out a meditative tool kit for navigating the current crisis. His advice is actionable for absolute beginners as well as longtime meditators toward the end of the conversation. You'll hear he proposes one. Approach that some of you may find a little bit challenging but I find extremely compelling. I spoke to him from his home. In Barre Massachusetts that central Massachusetts he and Sharon Salzberg and other great meditation teacher. Who's on the show? Last week. They live in a separate but connected houses on the grounds of the insight. Meditation Society which they co founded along with Jack Cornfield back in the nineteen seventies when the video connection Popped up we use a program that allows me to see my guests when we record this podcast remotely which we're doing for every episode these days when when the video connection popped up? I notice that Joseph was beaming. I would like to believe that this was because he was happy to see me but the truth is he's pretty much always like that. I want to stress. It's not that he is not taking this current outbreak seriously. He is taking it seriously. Seventy five years old. He knows how vulnerable he is but I believe he beams on the regular because he has genuinely achieved a level of peace equanimity in the face of whatever happens. But as you'll hear US discuss peace ain't easy it takes practice and you are about to learn from one of the best so here we go. Joseph Goldstein before we dive in any Any questions or concerns for me. Be Nice to be always nice to you. Well you know. Most of the time on his teaching I know all right. So let's dive in. I want to start with a broad question. Here we are at this incredibly intense moment in human history and I guess I'm I'm just wondering what's what's on your mind these days while there are basically two two big themes that I think a card to people which is you know. How do we take care of ourselves in the face of all has an also to just explore what ways we be able to be of some help? Those are the two things that are on my mind keeping up to date with various guidelines and information. That's coming to us. You know about the health aspect of it And taking care and then really wondering in the midst of this as we a- practicing social distancing at least in person but with the availability of all you know everything that's online so the question is you know on ways that we can be of help to others in this situation. Those are the two two streams of questioning interest. I'm curious to hear more about how you're handling this personally. Because you've been pretty open in the past about how one of the emotions that you've personally wrestle with both in your life in your practice is fear so is is fear coming up for you right now Not so much in this situation at this point because living in Barrie Massachusetts is a very quiet secluded place as many other places you know. We closed closed center for at least a couple of months. So I'm living in a pretty quiet isolated country environment and practicing self distancing social distancing itself distancing as well as a very Buddhist take on the situation disc distancing from the south so. I'm not so immediately concerns. You know for myself in this but I'm taking I'm taking care with following guidelines so for me personally theater is not predominant but then when I just read about her year about you know what's happening in so many places around the world and normally of what's going on incredible challenges for people in situations of real suffering so Ryan aroused. It's just a lot of never really care and compassionate and wondering okay. Is this something I could do. Even from this place of physical isolation is this. Is this something that might be upheld with that. That's an interesting question for many of us. I mean in your case I can see pretty clearly how you can help. Even though you're stuck at home by for example can dragoon you into hopping on the phone with me to help me deal with my own personal prowse as I did a few days ago or I can get you to come onto this show which is way more helpful to the wider world. So you can do that. You can also guide meditations from home. Yeah you have a lot of options but what about the rest of us? How can we be helpful? When we're at home watching Netflix. Well talking going back again to these two streams of response you know both the response to physical reality in taking care of one's health protected once health and others I think the same responsibility really and challenge of taking care all minds and that's true whether wit in physical contact with other people or not because a minds will be responding to the situation in a whole variety of which some of which may be helpful but as we know in villa quite natural. They'll be a lot. That's coming up in the mind. That may not be helpful. If we're getting overwhelmed by anxiety goes here or worry which is natural you know especially people facing really challenging circumstances but then the question is can we take care of our own minds in the same way that we try to take care of the health concerns and this is something we can actually do? Anybody can do if they have that interest in exploring what's going on in their minds variously margins that are rising and perhaps learning more skillful ways of being with difficulty functions. Now so that and that's GonNa have an effect on on everybody around us whether they're around us in physical proximity or around us virtually if we have found some way to place a somewhat calm. He eats understanding. Then that's what we'll be sharing with others and if we're lost in the difficult emotions then that's what sharing with others. The work that we do on our cells will inevitably have an impact on everybody. We come into contact with one way or another reminded me of something. I've been saying a lot. I probably still this from somebody smarter. I can't remember who anyway for now. I'm GONNA take credit. What I've been saying. Is that while? Panic is contagious. Com is contagious to her. Exactly exactly very often in situations difficult situation where a lot of people are agitated said fearful or whatever. Sometimes if there's one wise calm person in the group Can often have a transformative effect. And so I think the way the challenge is can we each become at a little more understanding to the circumstances and in this case for people on the frontlines of the health pandemic bringing one? Kind of expertise. Another kind of tax petits exploration is the exploration of our minds hearts and how relating to what's happening and that's where some form of meditative understanding factors in terms of watching online can be In terms of watching our minds in terms of meditation specifically. How do you recommend that we practice in this time allotted preps the simplest and most basic thing we can do is learning to see when we grounded in the present moment and went on mind is lost in future scenarios because a lot of the difficulty motions? I think are coming when imagining what might happen in the future. Olaf with some people in the midst of what's going to happen in the future for the rest of us so it's not too it's not to minimize the current difficulty but even in that case being grounded in the present allows us to respond more effectively either to a very difficult situation now or to let go of the anticipated difficulty. That's just the play thoughts so then the question is will how. How can I stay grounded in the present not nice to Nice trope but how do we actually do it and I think the the easiest way to talk about this? A lodge is really practicing. Mindfulness of the body because the body's always with us. It's obvious it's tangible. It's something that we can easily come back to when we all lost in the an imagination lines and I found that one part of the practice of coming back to the body coming back to present is really being mindful of a movement now just walking ordinary. We're not even aware that that could be a really good thing to do it. Because I would suggest to people who like to really dive into this a little deeper that in addition to whatever fumble sitting practice people may be doing to maybe take some period of time. You know ten minutes fifteen minutes. Five minutes of walking meditation even ones apartment just five steps one one direction five steps another direction or not in in meditate or just in any kind of movement that we do through the day. Because we're moving allot. Can we practice remembering to feel about him? Moving it's not hard to it. It's hard to remember to do but it's not hard. It's not hard to feel feel about a movie now. We take a step and we feel touch the foot on the floor. So that's very obvious. Very simple but we forget with the get to do that. That becomes a practice. The mowing practices than it can become and will become the default setting of our minds as we move about through the day just doing the ordinary things up the morning. Jesse wash the dishes cooking. Whatever the body's always with us it's obvious we move a lot in the course of the day. Can we be mindful movement and so there's a mantra his little mantra that is I've used on retreat. But his very applicable here. Very simple this little mantra Freddie's each step each step will not saying okay for the next hour. I'm going to be mindful of every step I take. That intention is too big. You know we're GONNA lose it after after the third step we're GONNA forget get lost but if we bring it back down to each step cannot be mindful of this. Step misstep so one step at a time. It's not difficult at all so the mantra the phrase just reminds us that we actually can settling that feeling of the body moving just each step one step at a time. That's doable.

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Daniel Goleman: The Mind and Meditation

The Wisdom Podcast

09:41 min | 1 year ago

Daniel Goleman: The Mind and Meditation

"I have the pleasure of speaking with Daniel Goldman to claim psychologist and author of several books including the international bestseller emotional intelligence. Why Can Madam Molden? Iq Daniel has written extensively on the connections between human psychology science and contemplative practice and their practical applications in both leadership and in everyday life in this conversation. Daniel talks about his early years at Harvard where he earned his PhD in psychology and how encounters with great teachers such as Ramdas took Kunar remedy and many others would pave the way for his research on meditation and Non Western theories of mind unlike he studies in psychology which largely focused on the content of the mind. By-pass enough focused on the process. Which was tremendously exciting Daniel. He then discusses how mindfulness and meditation topics not will receive. Graduate advises have evolved within the United States and within American culture most profoundly. Daniel discusses his most recent work on climate change. He off is extraordinarily astute insights on how the human mind grapples with the difference between imminent verses symbolic threats and how these translates into the world of capital consumerism and personal responsibility he also shares his thoughts on how Donald Practitioners My contrbute to these calls. Especially I so much enjoyed this conversation and I hope you do too so I thought to start with awesome you so. You're a graduate student at Harvard and went to. India is that is that rushing seventy might travelling companions on the trip. Were someone known as Jeff. Cable? Who's called Krishna? Dos The devotional singer. Another friend was released for DOS. Who just lose writing books with Rhonda's because I had met Ramdas quite by accident cosmic what you would say tender auspicious coincidence or something but My Freshman Freshman Trish during graduate school. I was writing a paper suicide over the Christmas. Oh holiday and I get a knock on the door of my apartment in Cambridge in. It's a woman why never seen before. And she had run into a friend of mine who had been in a communal house in Berkeley. Who's going around the world? And he had sent a letter to me that she was the currier four and she had been in a monastery in Nepal where she met a an American. A guy named Bongolan not rundown. Yes and basically she. I have two things to do here. One is delivered this letter to you. The second is to visit this guy. The BAGUA DOS it. I really shouldn't need and the third was to go to my sister's wedding but she backed out and so that was why she came to America. So I said well I'll take you to meet this person you know. Your Christmas is writing on suicide. We ended up driving up to New Hampshire in there in this farm house. Luxuriance funhouse in a small room. Upstairs was this guy all white along there but no Julia was and he had all these weird pictures on the wall turned out to be Hindu deities and we watching remit and nobody said anything. I never been in a social situation where nobody said anything but I went along with it. And then after a while he spoke and it turned out he was Richard Alpert now. Rhonda's just come back from India and it turned out also that he had been fired from the program at Harvard that I was enrolled in a graduate student. Also I was on the graduates to school colloquium committee which meant I could invite him to come back and speak. Nice which I which was the first time he'd been back to Harvard since he was fired. And so you know he was on fire. He was really full of shocked as they say just back from India and he started. He came give a lecture started. Seven ended it too and to bribe janitor lettuce sticky two. Am to work. And I began to go to a kind of a summer camp that he was running his father's place in the Hampshire where I visited him. This was in the summer and after two rounds I found out that might fill ship to harbored included. A traveling challenge ship nice and I had a wonderful mentor at Harvard David McClellan who actually had hired fired leary and so what did he think about your little excursions to bomb. While he was a devout quaker and he was very interested in meditation so it seems glad that I was getting into this because none of it all is other graduate students. Were like all its study the need to achieve from the you know also you riding on suicide just WanNa go back to that in. What was was there any in that compelled you to write. Oh I had been at a teaching assistant in a course on death and dying talk. Guinan and I had gotten access to about several hundred suicide notes for Bailey Corner. Yeah and you know it's just a you know you study stuff in doubt. I mean I wasn't suicidal. But yet you had interesting death and dying or was that interested. Dr. Not like a personal interest but kind of academic academic India okay and so I should give it back on. My father was professor humanities and my mother was a social worker and I think I got a a kind of implicit value system. It was a very ecumenical. He taught a course called autobiography of civilization which was world literature so it a very lot instead of Sanskrit actually version Among other languages his best friend was the guy who founded the Asian Studies Department at Berkeley? No so I had this kind of view of the world which was larger than just Western yesterday so I was very interested in going to India but I found could In graduate school because Ron dos made me think oh I'd love to meet his guru yet girly Bob Him. You Know No. I'd never met anyone like him of the KARMAPA sixteenth city. Zuma Sitter Sixteenth Mama's yeah and They meant didn't see each other enough. Say met but Lama nor law whose retreat master for College Berries who was close to carmont stayed within croly Baba for two years and I think maybe he told them I never got the story of how he knew anything again. But anyway and Because this was nineteen seventy s very early. A lot of the wonderful lauman's the very shall we say far advanced llamas on the path from Tibet were still alive and Christopher Dawson and I met coup Air Fiche who is very humble. Wonderful being reviewed seem around dawn. You know mumbling all money. I when I saw going around the Stupa and people come and see him day and night and he was always happy to see. Whoever came which I contrasted with my professors at Harvard were world famous psychologist. You could see them like two to three on Tuesday office hours so anyway. Long Story Short coup. Who was wonderful and I didn't know till decades later with he was the teacher of the Dalai Lama on Compassion Chari out the time. You would certainly never say so. He had been offered the kind of the presidential suite with top sweet. And the monastery top floor didn't want he stayed in a very small room had little wooden bed. That was it was very simple. It beautiful way so I met him and kind of made it my business to look around I. I ended up studying the Pasta with Joseph Goldstein. Who was in residence of the Burmese? Mahara I think. Joseph was little horrified that other Westerners were showing up and Manindra had invited his friend going Kaji to give up his second course for Westerners and I went back and gave a talk at the conference on Yoga and Therapy Deli and told people there that there was going to be sub ten day retreat and when the people audience was named Sharon Salzberg cow and so she came to book Guy Learn how to meditate the rest is history was charged with Joseph of course so we go way way back to nineteen seventy really

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Sharon Salzberg Makes Me Feel Better

10% Happier with Dan Harris

06:40 min | 1 year ago

Sharon Salzberg Makes Me Feel Better

"Sharon. Thanks for coming appreciate that. Well thank you coming. Is The odd term. Really kind of staying by us. Exactly he didn't. You didn't have to go anywhere for this over to the computer. How how are you doing in a shelter in place? Well I'm I'm doing pretty well in Barre Massachusetts in my home and it's it's pretty peaceful and I mean obviously I go through all kinds of things like everybody else you know anxiety and sadness It just feels like the enormous unknown and when I reframe the current experiences kind of being on retreat than I think a right to do this just for the uninitiated Barre Massachusetts B. A. R. E. Massachusetts is in central mass which is You you have a house on the grounds of insight Meditation Society which You co-founded With Jack Cornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Many many years ago But I'm interested to hear you say that you go. You're going through a lot and and other things I think. I think that's actually useful for for US civilians to hear that venerated. Meditation Future has Feelings yes well. I mean the anxiety I think is some biological. You know it's like Whoa. And then I am just grateful all the time for the kind of training I had through meditation practice. So for example. It's it's that conjecture about the future. Like what if this happens that happen? You know the insight Meditation Society will be able to open. When will it be able to open? How would it be know? And I think you don't know anything you know. This is all useless. It's useless expenditure of your life energy. Just come back to the moment deal with what's in front of you remember to try to stay connected to others and that's all. I can do right now so I'm just so grateful that I've had all these years of watching my mind go off and remembering in the kindest way most gentle way. Just come back you know deal with what's in front of you. You said you. Very graciously agreed to come on our new ten percent happier live experiment. Where we're doing live guided meditations in the afternoons. And you said something that has really stuck with me. Which is that. There's this thing about anxiety the not knowing is actually not that bad. What is bad? I'll stop saying it you. You Continue Survey says that in in my experience of sitting with fear and Kinda the perspective of mindfulness. Let's say if you're sitting and experiencing something like fear you're not particularly concerned with what you're afraid of. You Know How could resolve or how did you get to the sorry place? You should be better than this but actually looking at the feeling itself so it's a kind of a bit of attention and when I've done that and I've looked at fear in my body I've looked at fear kind of the play fear in my mind what I've seen a for me. That despite the world's pronouncements that we're afraid of the unknown which of course can be true. I'm mostly afraid when I think I do know and it's GonNa be really bad. It's the stories that I tell myself that. Really get me going and even in the midst of that if I remind myself you know what you don't know then there's space and is actually kind of a relaxation or or piece right there. I that really lands for me. I wouldn't have been able to articulate that but it's it's exactly that that I think what I don't like is the uncertainty. But what I really don't like is the horror movie. I'm making my own Ma. Yeah of course we invest in it. You know it's like it's creation than than we claim it as necessarily true Su. I'm just walked me through a moment how it goes in your mind in an actual moment of anxiety. What for you after decades of practice. What happens in your mind when you notice? You're spinning off. Well I mean part of it is you know it's very physical. My heart starts beating faster and and I can feel. This is just a certain kind of energy moving through my body and then. I watched the thought start to play out. You know I this is going to happen. That's going to happen. And what if we can ever opened again on what if that you know and then if I remind myself either you not now or just breathe. Just take a breath. You're not going to resolve this entire problem on behalf of the world right now on. Chug just take a breath. Come back to yourself. It's oddly enough. It's the same gesture of the mind that I had so much contempt for when I first heard about meditation. I thought that's stupid. Thank you put your mind somewhere and it goes off somewhere else and you let go and you come back. I thought I was in India and I thought I came all the way to India for this. Like it's ridiculous you know but there. It is all these years later and in the midst of extremely intense situation like the same gesture of the mind and I think how amazing to have been practicing us. And what's empowering I think for me and I hope for anybody. Listening to this is that you could get better at this if you do it for fifty years but you can have done it for a couple of weeks a couple of months a couple of years and anybody can do what you're describing this right and. I think it's the regularity of practice I don't think it takes such a long time to kind of reinforce that muscle group and then you remember like in the middle of a conversation with somebody you know. Were you starting to feel that particular anxiety or you realize something and you. You're not sure you really did it. Properly whatever it is you know and you can feel that kind of thing so you can do it right there. You know you have the physical signal of what's happening in your body and that's reminding you okay take a breath. Just come back. Let's deal with what's

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

1:46:32 hr | 1 year ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

13:57 min | 1 year ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"We've had this podcast. Finally Joseph Goldstein is on the show. I feel a little bit like big bird talking about his best friend's snuffle off against because I've been talking about Joseph Goldstein on every other podcast episode since we started rolling low these many years and yet he's never come on but finally we got him to sit down here in the studio and take some questions and it was awesome as you are are about to hear in case you've never heard of Joseph since we dive right into questions about meditation and had a practice how to bring out in your world in this episode we don't dive too deeply into his background so let me just give you the the thirty second version of that. Joseph went to Columbia University graduated graduated in the sixties and that was when the Peace Corps was getting started. He ended up in Thailand. he was a philosophy major and SORTA SORTA got interested in going to a local monastery Buddhist monastery in Thailand to talk to the monks about Buddhist philosophy and they ultimately got him meditating and fifty years later at at age seventy-five maybe more than fifty years later he went deep deep deeply into the practice spent years and years in Asia's as a younger man studying intensively came back in the seventies and along with Jack Cornfield Sharon Salzberg started a place called the insight meditation Meditation Society in Central Massachusetts which is a fantastic retreat center where Joseph now lives and teaches and works he has also also in his later years from my opinion distinguished himself as as one of the guiding teachers on the ten percent happier APP share he and Sharon or both the founding and guiding teachers on our APP and Joseph has created a ton of content on the APP. He's really along with Sharon kind of the heart and soul of the thing we've we've done all of these amazing courses where I've gotten to sit down and talk to Joseph and his wisdom for lack of a less grandiose term kind of just lose is is through the frame and so I think one of the areas of the M- of pride for me and then there are many in this APP is that I'm bringing Joseph's awesomeness out into the world both through the videos that we've done and also the hours and hours of guided meditations that he's done for us that are up there by by the way just a little plug for the APP. If you want to check it out and you haven't you can get seven days for free one housekeeping note about Joseph is that he and I are actually doing a public event together on Thursday December fifth in New York City. It's a benefit for the New York insight Meditation Center. full link is in the show notes. I encourage you to come. Check it out. another item of business related to Joseph is that in a few days we're going to post a free guided meditation from him in this podcast feed final. I don't think I'll say before we dive in here is that I've had an extremely privileged life on many levels and very lucky dude one of the luckiest things things that has ever happened to me in this very lucky life is meeting Joseph befriending him and having him as my meditation teacher personally he has had an enormous impact on me. Much of what I do in the world is directly a result of the work. I've done with him so Joseph. I love you and thank you for coming on the show here we go. We've had more than two hundred guests on the show celebrities. These athletes scientists meditation teachers do all of them willing to come on the show. I haven't had to twist any arms and for all that time I haven't been able to get you on the show so I guess my first question. Why do you hate me so that's uh-huh overcome now. I'm really happy to have you on the show. I've talked about you. All the time on the shows are going to be pleasantly surprised fries to finally have enough of this show normally I start by asking people. How do they get into meditation but failed that forced you to tell that the story many times and earlier today we had Jackdaw and for the listeners that will actually be several weeks ago before they hear your your interview so several weeks ago we had Jack on and I started. I started with a question that was recommended by two people. Independently one is but both in the ten percent happier universe wants Jay Michaelson and the other is car ally or so. Their question was very interesting I'm really interesting to hear your answer to this. What in the teachings is for you right now. The most challenging where do you have the most trouble applying mindfulness aside from your distaste for me. I think you know within the Buddhist teachings. There's a list of ten qualities which are called the power. Me's are the projections of the Buddha. You know so that these qualities of mind that only to be developed for awakening things like generosity and kindness wisdom concentration things like that but the one the one power may that needs the most work for me. I think is a department of Renunciation and so that's where I see you you know in different desires come up in the mind that can be too small things or you know big thing the tendency of my my mind is oh. That looks great. Let's go forward and so those moments now. I don't really need that or I didn't. I didn't have to do this that moment of seeing the desire and actually practicing initiation. That's the one that I'm working working on. I think a lot and every time I do actually not go for the second. Whatever whatever the desire is feels like this great Marl Marl victory you know Mara. I've conquered you for this moment anyway. We'll show you what who's Mara Mara. Within the Buddhist teachings things is kind of the embodiment of ignorance of delusion and so often representatives the temperature you you know that that forcing the mind that wants to seduce us into attachment in clinging. You've pointed this out many times in your talks. I've listened to your Tux and talk to you directly so many times that I'm pretty sure plagiarizing you nonstop. I don't feel any guilt about it but I'm just saying you have said many times in your talk you pointed out that the Buddha we all think of as I guess maybe perfected or something like that is is in the scripture right there in the scriptures which are his purported to be his words saying Mara. ICU and obviously the the temptation Asian is still a rising for for him in his mind well this this goes to a point of controversy among certainly among contemporary. Western Ashton would as teachers not quite sure how you know are Asian teachers would view this but mark can be understood in two ways from the point of view of the classical teachings not is the forces of ignorance in the mind but also actually as being you know who so this is the traditional explanation you know the the Mars kind of the King of the highest heaven realm and his mission is to keep all beings in snared in the round in the round of since the lights incense pleasures so the classical. They don't make it to his level. They could be reborn that but that's not awakening. That's just a nice vacation plus in realm and so he's fine that that or she or whatever whatever gender again this is the sort of this the classiest religious yeah yeah so in that case you know in the Buddha says mar a c. you from that interpretation. It's actually in reference is to a being so it's not the force of craving or desire in his own mind so that and is among contemporary contemporary certainly western mood as teachers Visit Division of opinion about whether it's really like that whether it's just Mars just you know a representation of what's in our minds so that's one way of understanding it. Where do you fall on this. I tend to lean towards it's the classical view since that's my general needing anyway of Mara as being but I could also imagine but this this would be a very interesting in subtle point to engage with someone about whether there's a possibility of for example desire arising in the mind but with with no hook at all as as if it were just another thought there was no no inclination Geno conditioning to gopher to act on it which is a little different and it's different than what some people how some people have interpreted desire arises in the mind but the Buddha didn't identify with it so that's one explanation of that Mara I see you but I see is subtle distinction between desire arising in the mind with Israel desire but it's not identified with being different than desire just as a thought thought but there is really no desire in it. There's no there's none of that greed even embedded in that thought you you know so. This is a very subtle distinction and of course there's no way of resolving this show having a conversation with the Buddha fast okay what what really is going on in your mind as we could ask you that that might illuminate this topic desires fully charged batteries charged out there for you. It's so interesting for me to hear me. I guess I kind of knew this but for are you to the desire comes up and there are you taking. This date occasionally Lewis again. I think I know some of this but what gets you going could be and but you wanna tell me you can't resist resist shoe salesman. I can resist the salesman I can resist. The shoes really like a guilt thing completely completely codependent dependent the salesman actually bring maybe because my shoes my size is so big. It's heavy to carry so is fourteen shoes out. I feel you know they did all this work. I feel compelled so that's why like online but it could be anything could be for example even on retreat or or free trade to something smaller. Come Up. You know a cup of tea would be nice so it's just a it's not a it's not a significant desire but the force of desire is there and I can watch my mind just be aware of it and let it go let it come and go but it's almost like a blade of grass pollen shoe you know growing up through concrete. Crete the four even with a small desire the force of it can be very persistent and so I've noticed so many times you know watching the desire come and go many times and then it comes once more and act on it so it could be something as small as that or could be anything. You know walk in here. I don't get to New York that often so walking down you know just window shopping serving either gadget or some piece of clothing. Oh that'd be nice yeah and mostly they just coming up but occasionally the hook the mind and is interesting just to watch you know what's what's lacking and one of the interesting things. I've learned in watching my mind's in relationship. Desire is the the one piece that seems to be lacking a bit at times when it just go for it is is the quality of energy and this is recent kind of understanding that I'm actually feeling a low energy gene so the mind is more susceptible at least in my experience. It's more.

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Your questions quickly and in great detail, and it's an incredible resource. Some we're really proud of and that leads to to your question, which is should should you be feeling comfortable teaching? I'm a little bit of a hardliner on this nut super hardliner. But in the tradition out of which I emerge Joseph Goldstein insurance Ellsberg tradition. The the people who who teach in that tradition and who teach on our app have been doing this for a long. Long time. And I've said this before the podcast, I compare it sometimes to my wife who's got years and years and years of medical training med school advanced degree in before mid school and infectious diseases and then fellowship and residency and all this stuff, and these these meditation teachers, many them have that level of training, you know, years and years and years of sitting on silent retreat, and because it's such a responsibility to get under the hood of somebody's mind, and to be able to give them advice in this, really. Intimate way that being said to to guide somebody in basic meditation with the caveat. You know, if you're open about the fact that, hey, I'm a practitioner, I don't know how much practice you dusty have. But speaking, generally, if you've been practicing for a decent amount of time a couple years, and you kinda know what you're doing to be able to give people the basic meditation instructions. Well, I don't see the problem with that. I do that. And I'm I don't have the level of experience that I described that our teachers do. And so, and I've actually I've I've her saly had the question you have. I remember going to my teacher Joseph Goldstein and saying, hey, people are asked asking me to guide them in basic meditation. When I give speech somewhere is that. Okay. And he's like, yeah. It's only just don't present yourself as some sort of guru. And that goes to the other part of your question, which is you don't want your ego. This we've been telling you some big story about how your some fancy guru. Well, that's always a risk. And by the way, that's a risk for actual gurus. We're we've seen me to the the the metoo movement sweep through the Buddhist world, recently, and and take people down..

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"joseph goldstein" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

03:30 min | 2 years ago

"joseph goldstein" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

"Well, Orrin welcome finally to the nice guys on business podcasts. Thanks so much. Doug. It's great to be here. I, you know, there have been so many people that are in your space between Dan Harris, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon salzberg, and and so many others that have directed me to you. I kept thinking who is this guy? And why does everybody recommends? So you you must be doing something right in this field. I'm in good company. I feel very fortunate. Thanks. So I was reading as reading the book one of the interesting things that you say in the book, and I love this. It's like you say reading a book on communicating or a communication or communicating is like reading a manual on how the swim. Now do would know this because because I you know, I I haven't given any background on on me or my family about my dad wrote a book you can't teach a kid to write a bike at a seminar, and how much of meditation is just doing it until it starts to work versus doing it. Right right out of the gate. For meditation. You know, I think it's I think it's the former I think we have to figure out how to do it by doing it. It's like any other craft or skill. You know, when we first start out, we don't know what we're doing. And we're just approximating based on the instructions that someone has given us and we need to make mistakes we need to find our way in the dark a little bit. And then through our own experience. We start to get a hang of it. It's like, oh, yeah. It's more like this to relax, or oh, this is what this is what works to actually help my mind, stay focused, not this kind of tightening and striving and pushing but just softening a little bit wading having a really gentle, but firm intention coming back. And then we get a feel for it inside. Well, I I remember when I was first introduced to meditation. This was back. I can actually tell you the day September ninth of two thousand fifteen when I was first introduced to meditation. It came at the tail end. Of a pretty anxious moment in my life. I feel like I've had anxiety or something like exiling my entire life. But really never knew how to put myself in a position of being aware. So how do you talk to the person that's out there that has had no crisis that would be considered substantial enough this AM? Wow. We will. I didn't have a panic attack didn't have a heart attack. I don't think stress is lifted me to the to the point that I can't even focus any longer. How do you say to the person that's out there just moving along and life possibly just not aware? I how do you teach them that meditation is something that can help them. You know, it's a good question. Duggan. I think it all comes down to what do we want? You know, I've had a few of my teachers my meditation teachers in life asked me that question it's kind of a profound question. What do we really want? What we want out of life. What's important to us? And I think when we really look inside we recognize that the messages that society sells us in terms of I want a lot of money. I want this good job. They fall short. You know, they they bring some pleasure and happiness, but the the real meaning the real the real juice in life comes from living in a way that's meaningful being connected to our values helping others. And I think when we slow down and ask that question, we realized that life is more meaningful on were present. When we're here for the things that we care..

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