In this talk, Dale shares a workable way that we can create the foundation for resting in our heart.
Being in the Heart
Dale shares two stories about being in the heart which show our capacity to move beyond fear and embody compassion.
“How can we find a foundation in our energetic body? So that we can go through our life and when we see a homeless person or Donald Trump or a wounded animal on the side of the road, and that we can remain equal to that being. That we can be connected and keep a spacious heart – rather than having to pull back on a role.” -Ram Dev Dale Borglum
The Foundation of Grounding (11:50)
How can we deal with our fear without aversion? Dale looks at how grounding ourselves provides the foundation of support that allows us to be with the suffering in the world and in ourselves.
“Very often we neglect the first, second and third chakras. The first chakra is about being grounded. Trusting that you are supported and nourished. The demon of that stage of development is fear. Whenever there is fear, there is not groundedness.” -Ram Dev Dale Borglum
Open at the Center (16:50)
Dale examines the centered equanimity that comes once we have begun to rest on our new foundation of strength and courage. He speaks about the fierce quality of compassion that is available from our place of grounding.
“When we are inhabiting the lower belly, activity flows through us in a very natural way. The demons of inhabiting this part of the body are guilt and shame.”-Ram Dev Dale Borglum
Dependant on the Mother (33:15)
We close with a quick meditation practice that guides us to inhabit our foundation and connect with the support of Mother Earth.