In this short video, Tara Brach reminds us that we are 18K gold beneath our outer layers of ego!
Carl Rogers once said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change.” A paradox indeed – and many of us fear that this kind of radical acceptance will de-motivate us from growing and evolving.
But it turns out to be just the opposite. When we can give ourselves love and tenderness for the light and the dark aspects of our nature, we provide fertile ground for positive change.
“Monkey Mind” – that skittering, wandering, jumping, chaotic jumble of thoughts that constantly arises as we live our lives. Is it possible to stop Monkey Mind? Can we do anything to quieten and calm our restless, ever-changing thoughts?
Take four minutes and hear what Dr. Tara Brach teaches on this topic.
Tara Brach is a clinical psychologist and a renowned teacher of meditation. Here is a beautiful 10 minute meditation that will leave you feeling calm and peaceful: