Working with Painful Emotions: DistrustAugust 22, 2022 | 24 Comments
Audio-only version is here.
Meditation practice begins at 8:46
Dear Open Heart Project,
I’m so glad to see you and delighted to practice meditation with you. Before we sit, I want to continue our exploration of working with painful emotions and how our meditation practice can help.
In this series, we started with anger, moved on to attachment (or grasping), then shame, followed by jealousy (or feeling inadequate). Last week, we discussed anxiety. This week, we move on to a mind-state that is not exactly an emotion, but can create deep inner pain: distrust.
These are anxious times and there is certainly a lot to distrust, but how can we move through the world with confidence and kindness if we have no confidence in others (or ourselves)? Please have a listen to this short talk and let me know what you think. It’s always so great to hear from you.
On another note—y’all I’m beyond thrilled (and quite daunted, to be honest) to let you know than my new book, The Buddhist Enneagram, is now available for pre-order. It presents a view of the enneagram, a system that describes nine types of people, through the lens of the Buddhadharma. I hope it will bring great benefit!
If you pre-order, click here to let us know and to reserve your spot in a free, live, webinar on Oct 1 from 12p ET-2p ET.
With love, Susan