Dale Borglum shares a dharma talk that explores some of the practices available for cultivating pure awareness in our daily lives.
Taking In The Good
Dale looks at how we are wired to be extra aware of all the dangers and stressors in the world. So much so that we can ignore all of the good that it has to offer as well. He examines how the third foundation of mindfulness, mindfulness of feeling, can help us become more aware and appreciative of all of the good in the world.
“You can be aware of this changing flow of feelings that are going from positive, to neutral, to negative in an ongoing way – rather than being fixated on what you are feeling positive, neutral or negative about.” – Ram Dev Dale Borglum
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The Grace of Forgiveness (9:00)
How can practicing forgiveness become an act of grace that carries us through suffering? Dale reflects on how the practice of forgiveness can also open our awareness of the experiences of others.
Dropping The Script (22:30)
Dale offers a look at how the narratives we have about ourselves become constant sources of suffering and barriers to freedom. He looks at how we can liberate ourselves by bringing awareness to the stories we have about ourselves and the world.
“Another level of suffering is the part of the ego that believes you are a seperate self. However, there is a more sutble sense of suffering when one then believes in a solid you that exists.” – Ram Dev Dale Borglum