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Hey everyone, my name is Jeremy and I am new here. I would say that the one thing that people don't know about me is that when I was younger it was my dream to be in film and/or graphics design. So, I am sticking my neck out there and started a youtube channel. Wish me luck!
This week's question asks:
What is your heart asking you for today?
Take a moment to sit quietly in a safe and comfortable space, to close your eyes gently, and to ground your attention in the heart space - both the physical and energetic heart. Get curious: if your heart were to ask you for something in this moment, on this day, what might it ask you for?
For those interested in the connection between mindfulness, spirituality, and climate change (and the environmental crises we face more broadly speaking), you may be interested in this talk by Joanna Macy. Her name keeps cropping up in things that I come across, but I haven't read any of her work yet. That said, I feel really connected to her words here. She speaks about acknowledging our grief about the state of the world, mistaking ourselves to be separate from the world, feeling gratitude for being alive, and much more. I also love, love, love the poem she recites by Rainer Maria Rilke (starting at 08:30).
Curious to hear your thoughts and reflections if you have a listen:
It is so interesting you bring up Gaia TV as this seems to be floating around my awareness recently. I may subscribe!
Also, if you haven't yet seen it in the teacher training area, Dr. Rick Hanson (who wrote Neurodharma) held two workshops for the program. He dives into some of the neuroscience in these trainings. You can find them in the Workshops area: https://teach.mindfulnessexercises.com/workshops/