How can we balance fear with equanimity? Ram Dass shares the antidote to fear, and the ways that we can allow our own humanity in order to extricate ourselves from the web of thought forms that create our own suffering.
“In the moments that you really trust the purity of your heart, you really trust the wisdom and awareness that’s living through you, there’s no other, there’s nothing outside you, you are that field of awareness. Trust frees us.” – Tara Brach
How can we continue practicing in the midst of this world in the grasp of a global pandemic?
On this episode of The Road Home, Ethan offers some thoughts on working with anxiety and fear, and how we can continue practicing in the world as it is during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ethan explores how we can look at our quarantine experiences as a kind of retreat on managing our relationships. He talks about how hard it can be to meditate at a time like this, and offers some tips for those who are not comfortable with a sitting meditation practice right now.
How can we work with the neverending flow of thoughts, emotions, and sensations as they arise in the mind?
Trudy Goodman Kornfield shares a meditation and words of wisdom around cultivating the ability to work with the thinking mind.
Trudy looks at how we can work with overwhelming thoughts and emotions. She speaks to what the Buddha’s teachings on the three universal truths can teach us about working with the mind without getting swept up in what arises.