Alternative Ways of Being #10: Tara Brach Meditation

I’ve been doing a Tara Brach meditation every day this Christmas holiday and the one I did today included a poem by Roger Keyes that I’d love to share.

Taken from Letting Life Live Through You meditation, Tara closed with an extract from Keyes’ poem, Hokusai Says.

Tara Brach is an American psychologist and so wise and connected on all matters of the human spirit so her meditations and talks are deeply profound while still being accessible as the language and approach is non-fluffy and simple.

I would encourage anyone to give her meditations a try, especially if you’re looking to experience meditation and not sure where to start – you might as well start with the best!

My ongoing Alternative Ways of Being blog series is where I share inspirations on interesting ways of thinking and living.

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Alternative Ways of Being #9

As we start Lockdown 2.0 in England I wanted to share a BBC Radio 4 Thought of the Day (from 2nd Nov 2020) on how we can reframe challenging situations in our minds, which is so relevant for now.

Rev Dr Sam Wells aptly references Terry Waite CBE, a British man who was taken hostage in Lebanon in 1987 and held in captivity until 1991.

He says: “Terry Wait had three resolutions: no regrets, no self pity, no false sentimentality.

“In other words, don’t dwell on how the past could have been different, don’t tell a false story of the present that makes it all about you, and don’t take refuge in a fantasy about the future. Those convictions got him through four years of captivity.”

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