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How to See Hope in the Everyday | Bonus Meditation with Sebene Selassie

2021-04-16

Learning to trust life moment-to-moment is a powerful practice. Check it out.

About Sebene Selassie:

Growing up, Sebene felt like a big weirdo. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and raised in white neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., she was a tomboy Black girl who loved Monty Python and UB40. She never believed she belonged. Thirty years ago, she began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate at McGill University where she majored in Comparative Religious Studies. Now, Sebene is a teacher, author, and speaker who teaches that meditation can help us remember our inherent sense of belonging, that our individual freedom affects absolutely everyone and everything, and that our collective freedom depends on each and every one of us. Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of Stage III and IV cancer.

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For maybe see this is the ten percent happier passed Dan Harris. Hey hey, as you may know, we're right now smack in the middle of a big initiative here at ten percent happier a two week series on the concept of hope. What does it mean to conceive of hope not just as it does groundless belief that things will get better immediately, but rather as a skill that we can cultivate in order to help us navigate the ups and downs of life in a more supple fashion. Today for a new meditation comes to us from 7A Selassie, I just posted an interview with said on Wednesday. If you haven't had a chance to go check that out. I highly recommend it today, though, in this meditation said, was going to walk us through.
A practice designed to help us put her ideas into practice literally into our meditation practice. Right now. Today, here go with seventy hey there. This is seventy. Maybe you ve noticed a central paradox of meditation. We may come to pass. Does seeking positive transformation for ourselves in the world, but First, we must learn to allow things, just as they are new and acceptance lays the fund nation for transformation. I, like. to think of this as learning not to be in Attention with reality, another way Say that is trusting life moment to moment. Let's try it together. find a way to settle in that's comfortable for you wherever you are.
You can close your eyes if you'd like, or keep them open with a relaxed gaze. The body to naturally soften anywhere that feels tight or tens. Trusting life as it is, begins by trusting the body and all it sensations lets me and by connecting to the sensations of the body. What's sensations, are you feeling right now. You can even ask yourself: what's happening in my body right now, there's Right answer simply notice: what's here.
making space, for whatever is happening. Remember we are learning to allow each sensation, as it is simple. Noticing and trusting what is happening. sometimes what we notice is the very resistance were hoping to release. There may be tension or tightness in the body you dont like. or maybe you already here, a critical voice, telling you that you can do this.
Just noticing that resistance is an essential step here, so great job. Rather than being in contention with any of this. Try letting- self feel it in your body without pushing it away Doing everything to be here, you can trust this too. Now, let's try expanding the inquiry asking why it's happening in my body right now and adding
Can I allow this experience? Can I trust this experience. Go ahead and give it a try on your own. As we finish, this meditation take another maternity to appreciate how incredible life is this changing cascade of sensations thoughts, emotions.
You can be aware of whatever is happening and learn to trust at all. How, Using as that. You can open your eyes now and connect to your surroundings as we end this meditation thanks for peace. To sing trusting life with me, then what You really well thank you said that if you enjoy meditation, you can find a longer version of it, along with seven other brand new meditations on hope in the ten percent happier up, you can download the ten percent Europe today for free, wherever you get Europe's and we'll see you back here, Monday for the next edition, in our hope, series with or in J Sofa going to state what news too much looking down, and I think he was a little too there. How do you feel about the report by the earth were from basket?
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