Omid Safi – Sufi Heart – Ep. 17 – Finding Refuge in Love and Practice

Omid Safi – Sufi Heart – Ep. 17 - Finding Refuge and Connection Through Practice

Speaking directly to the global crisis presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, Omid Safi offers a reflection on how we can find refuge in love and our spiritual practice even through the most difficult times of change.

Finding Refuge In Practice

In times of uncertainty, when the ground underneath our feet is shifting, what kind of refuge can our spiritual practice offer us? Omid looks at how our spiritual practice can help us confront our fear of change, suffering, and death.

“For the first time in the lives of a lot of Americans, we are experiencing the reality that so many people from wartorn countries have known for most of their life. So many of us are experiencing a deep kind of vulnerability. What will happen to me, to my loved ones.” – Dr. Omid Safi  

Explore how a regular practice can liberate us from the bonds of fear with Tara Brach on Ep.33 of the Mindrolling Podcast
Together, Apart (10:30)

With much of the world under some form of quarantine, what can this moment in time teach us about what is most important in life? How can we take this opportunity to become more connected to others and to reconnect with ourselves?

This Too Shall Pass (22:45)

Omid offers insight from the poet and sage Rumi around the importance of holding the light of love during times of change.

“This too shall pass. The dark night of the soul shall pass. Trials and tribulations will pass. A dawn will arise and that dawn too shall pass. What we are called to do through it all is to love and protect one another.” – Rumi

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Omid Safi – Sufi Heart – Ep. 17 - Finding Refuge and Connection Through Practice


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