Working with Painful Emotions: ShameAugust 1, 2022 | 25 Comments
Audio-only version is here.
Meditation practice begins at 13:25
Dear Open Heart Project,
I hope you are well as we enter this new week on planet earth. May it be a peaceful one for all beings.
A few weeks ago, we began a series of conversations on working with difficult emotions and how meditation can help. We started with anger and then moved on to attachment. This week we explore shame, or whatever you would call it when you compare yourself unfavorably to others or feel inadequate.
In the Buddhist view, there are three ways to look at strong emotions. Each way is truly useful, and it is great to have a few options on how to meet our experience with gentleness and bravery. Our meditation practice is a potent support for each of the three options. Have a listen!
What do you think? I always love to hear from you.
With love, Susan