Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 122 – Being a Human in the Time of Coronavirus

Sharon Salzberg - Metta Hour - Ep. 122 - Being a Human in the Time of Coronavirus

Many are experiencing loneliness and deep feelings of disconnect during this period of quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sharon Salzberg offers wisdom for being with ourselves in these difficult emotional states, and how to tap into a more rooted truth of our authentic self, as well as the interconnection that surrounds our lives. Sharon also leads a guided meditation centered around the breath with an emphasis on counteracting the biological effects of quarantine stressors.

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Welcome to the Human Race

How do we respond to emotions like fear, grief, or anxiety in a way that doe snot create more suffering? Sharon reflects on how the simple act of reaching out to another human being can remind us that we are all truly in this together.

“If we can sit with some of the disconcerting emotions like anxiety, fear and grief, to just be able to look at them, we so often find a kernel of the sense of helplessness inside. We can address that by doing one seemingly small thing –  reaching out to somebody.” – Sharon Salzberg

Finding Our North Star (7:20)

What is the guiding star that brings you back to the moment? Sharon looks at the importance of having a guide stone that shows us the true way through any moment.

“We are working with unfreezing patterns. So that we can allow the flow of our intention outward and we can receive in a different way. That is the real balance.” – Sharon Salzberg 

Just Breathe (11:50)

Sharon leads a 10-minute guided practice focused around bringing us back to the moment when we find ourselves out of balance. She closes the show with a question around staying present in meditation.

Looking for self-help resources during these unusual times? Sharon is offering a variety of online resources to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic: COVID-19 Resources

Sharon Salzberg - Metta Hour - Ep. 122 - Being a Human in the Time of Coronavirus


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