During major life transitions your emotional and mental world can kick into overdrive. Learn how to stay in the eye of the hurricane.
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Joseph is one of the most respected meditation teachers in the world -- a key architect of the rise of mindfulness in our modern society -- with a sense of humor to boot.
In the 1970's, he co-founded the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) alongside Sharon Salzberg and Jack Kornfield. Since its founding, thousands of people from around the world have come to IMS to learn mindfulness from leaders in the field. Joseph has been a teacher there since its founding and continues as the resident guiding teacher.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
For maybe see this is the ten percent happier Podcast campaign Harris hey guys time for Friday bonus meditation. We ve been talking all week on the show about how to keep our heads
When were in the midst of major life change, which, at this point in human history, we all are one of the feelings weaken experience when things are shifting in ways that are out of our control and scary, one of the natural feelings is anxiety, and so Joseph Goals,
It has a meditation specifically designed for working with anxiety before we diving. I just want to say that, on Thursday October, first from seven to nine eastern Joseph gold scenes,
Aaron Salzburg and seventy Selassie, and I will be doing a live stream event. It's a benefit to support two great meditation organization.
New York, insight, meditation Centre and Cambridge Insight, meditation centre for more information and to register you can go to and why I m c dot, org and search for events will put a link in the show nuts here's Joseph love
in the midst of big live transitions. It's not unusual for different and sometimes difficult mine states to rise may be states like doubter uncertainty.
We may be feeling worry earnings idea of fear. Sometimes it's obsessive planning that takes over the mind in times of these transitions mine from this fact that can help us work with these different mind, states and emotions, and help to keep the mind open and spacious. In these.
Transition times, so I will begin by settling into the awareness of the body, the body pasture to sit and now you're sitting. We may feel Lee sensations of the body breathing.
Opening to different sensations in the body,
staying alert and mindful for the arising of thoughts,
jeez their emotions and pay particular attention to the feeling of
out with a feeling of uncertainty that may arise reminding yourself. But it's ok not to know.
If you begin to experience, feelings of worry anxiety or fear make them the object of the mind from this. The object of meditation, where we open to these feelings, even though their unpleasant.
We open to them with mine from this and with awareness. A worry feels like this anxiety feels like this fear feels like this.
Can you stay mindful of all these different states not getting lost a carried away by them, but simply seeing them as different thoughts and emotions arising in passing away the open space of mind.
Becoming mindful of these mines, states and emotions office be with the minutes
conditions in our lives. Taxes be with them, with greater balance with greater equanimity with greater ease.
When you're ready, you can open your eyes connect
again with the world around you.
And paying attention to all of these various emotions that arise in times of big transitions, realizing that we can practice with them, both in our former meditation
and in our daily lives in the world. I look forward to seeing you next time. I will help you enjoy that meditation
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