ASPIRATION AND BEGINNING AGAIN
Recorded on January 4, 2022 :: Duration – 44:00
Reflecting on aspiration on the occasion of the new year. When we recollect and refresh our aspirations, we gain not just a sense of uplift, but also, perhaps, the courage and willingness to begin again, freshly.
This talk includes pauses for written reflection.
Recorded on October 26, 2021 :: Duration – 35:35
The practice of wise intention is an important way of caring for the mind, and it is the hinge between our understanding (view) and our actions in the world. We can bring awareness to our intentions in the moment, in specific situations, and to an overall direction in life.
BELONGING AND LETTING GO
Recorded on October 12, 2021 :: Duration – 39:47
Exploring ‘widening circles’ of belonging a practice of letting go: letting go into a somatic sense of safety, an awareness of the present moment, spiritual friendship, community, and the planet. Experiencing our deeper belonging is the same movement as letting go of the small sense of self.
FROM OWNERSHIP TO BELONGING
Recorded on September 28, 2021 :: Duration – 34:33
Sometimes the sense of self is described as ‘ownership.’ Often it’s easier to try to define what we own and what we are —what belongs to us — rather than sensing into a more fundamental belonging. This talk explores ways we tend to try to negotiate or earn a sense of belonging or defend against perceived threats to it, and how this clouds our view.
Recorded on August 31, 2021 :: Duration – 35:21