For Episode 120 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon shares a reflection and guided practice around how we relate to suffering and better recognizing when we are swept away by thought, pain and emotion. Sharon reflects on the unusual nature of time that we are all experiencing at the moment. Whether we are on the front lines or stuck inside four walls for weeks on end, what can we learn from this experience about the way we relate to what is happening in our lives on a day to day basis? “I really do believe that how we relate to what is happening is also important. What is happening is very significant. There is tremendous stress, tremendous pressure, and uncertainty, but we also have a kind of power in how we relate to it.” Sharon leads a guided meditation based on the breath, and closes this episode with a reflection on cultivating patience and breaking our conditioning to want to change things, to do something, or to make life easier for ourselves or others.
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