The wonderful Sharon Salzberg returns to Mindrolling to provide Raghu Markus some guidance on grief and emotional resilience, and talk about her new book on change and social action.
Sharon Salzberg is the host of the Metta Hour Podcast, and she knows a thing or two about emotional resilience. Her latest book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World, is now available to pre-order.
Grief and Interdependence
Raghu welcomes Sharon back to the show, and asks for some thoughts around dealing with grief. They discuss engendering the spirit of togetherness and interdependence on a moment-to-moment basis, and the powerful role reflections plays in that process.
“I think there’s a kind of great cultural add-on around feeling bad. Like, it’s not okay just to feel bad.” – Sharon Salzberg
Raghu Markus and Joseph Goldstein explore working with grief on Mindrolling Ep. 327
Emotional Resilience (24:44)
Raghu and Sharon quickly touch on the subject of projection, and then the conversation turns to Sharon’s upcoming book about change and social action. Sharon talks about how one of the chapters is about grief and emotional resilience, and Raghu asks for advice on building up that emotional resilience muscle.
“I had some interesting conversations about that sense of love for one’s self that helps you stand up and say, ‘You know what, this isn’t right.’” – Sharon Salzberg
Moving from Anger to Courage (40:07)
How can we avoid becoming lost in anger? Sharon and Raghu talk about moving from anger to courage, and using the energy of anger in a productive manner. They explore the courage to take risks, and how we all need the medicine of joy in our lives.
“What you really want to do is be mindful enough to extract the energy [of anger], but not get caught in the burning.” – Sharon Salzberg