Ram Dev shares a talk on using mindfulness and meditation to work with deep emotions, trauma and addiction.
Joy in Any Moment
Can something that is traumatic or painful, like illness, also be joyful? Dale examines the sense of joy that exists independent of the content of experience. He looks at how mindfulness allows us to be present for all of our emotions, opening us to this quality of joy in any moment.
“There is no particular arising that prevents us from being joyful. Joyfulness that transcends happiness and sadness; of wellness and illness; of life and death.” – Ram Dev Ram Dev
Fear and Addiction (12:15)
Dale explores what fear can teach us about the source of addiction. How can we bring awareness to our aversions and to our reactivity towards fear?
“What we are really talking about is learning, through attention, to be centered with difficult feelings. With the deep feeling that is the source of addictive behaviour.” – Ram Dev Ram Dev
Explore practices and modalities for working with addiction on Ep. 75 of the Indie Spiritualist Podcast
Practicing with Emotion (26:00)
We close the talk with a ten-minute guided meditation practice on working with emotions as they arise.