Dale Borglum shares a dharma talk around integrating spiritual practices into our everyday lives and overcoming obstacles that get in the way of living with an open heart.
Fuel for Awakening
How can we manage our reaction to anger, fear or any other difficult emotions? Dale looks at how tantric practice can allow us to bring mindfulness and compassion to our emotional response.
“If anger comes, and you hold onto it, you get fixated on why you are angry. Then it is very easy to get caught in the cycle of negative thought about difficult emotion.”– Ram Dev Dale Borglum
Integrating Practice into Daily Life (5:30)
Dale looks at how our relationship with our emotions can either perpetuate suffering or bring healing to in the world. How can integrating spiritual practice into our lives change our response to suffering?
“What does it feel like when I get lost in anger? What does it feel like when I am being reactive, moment to moment? This isn’t rocket science. It is something that we can all investigate and do as a practice in our daily lives.” – Ram Dev Dale Borglum
Beyond the Obstacles of Mind (15:45)
What can we do to overcome the fear and trauma that keeps us from truly operating with an open heart? Dale shares techniques that we can use to get around these obstacles and practice in a more integrative way.
“We think that we are fairly self-aware, but how much of the time are we really being mindful?” – Ram Dev Dale Borglum