Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You

Podcast #54: No More Struggle Meditation, Part 2

May 14, 2020 Brad Season 3 Episode 54
Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You
Podcast #54: No More Struggle Meditation, Part 2
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Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You
Podcast #54: No More Struggle Meditation, Part 2
May 14, 2020 Season 3 Episode 54
Brad

In yesterday's podcast (#53), Swami Tommy introduced Pema Chödrön's no struggle meditation to manage change, chaos and uncertainty. This meditation practice is recommended by Pema Chödrön in her book entitled When Things Fall Apart (pp. 121-122). In a nutshell, no struggle meditation involves just returning (again and again) to the simplicity and immediacy of the breath. All else is called "thought" and is released with each breath.

Wisdom and compassion come to us when we sit and meditate on letting go of the mental habit of struggling. We can naturally relax our minds and bodies when we accept what is happening and surrender to the flow of life as it is (versus how we think it SHOULD be). Let's develop together a new habit of relaxation. To help with that, please contemplate this Chinese proverb:

“Don't force the river to flow. It will flow on its own.”

Show Notes

In yesterday's podcast (#53), Swami Tommy introduced Pema Chödrön's no struggle meditation to manage change, chaos and uncertainty. This meditation practice is recommended by Pema Chödrön in her book entitled When Things Fall Apart (pp. 121-122). In a nutshell, no struggle meditation involves just returning (again and again) to the simplicity and immediacy of the breath. All else is called "thought" and is released with each breath.

Wisdom and compassion come to us when we sit and meditate on letting go of the mental habit of struggling. We can naturally relax our minds and bodies when we accept what is happening and surrender to the flow of life as it is (versus how we think it SHOULD be). Let's develop together a new habit of relaxation. To help with that, please contemplate this Chinese proverb:

“Don't force the river to flow. It will flow on its own.”