Trudy Goodman returns to the BHNN Guest Podcast to share stories about awakening and offer wisdom around being present for each and every moment – because this is it.
The Mortality of Thoughts
Trudy begins with an exercise to help us emerge from a state of contraction. She talks about impermanence, the mortality of our thoughts, and the overall fleeting nature of this world. Trudy encourages us to make our spiritual practice our own, and respect our own nature.
“Trust yourself to adapt the practices to who you are, and to what works for you. And the definition of what works for you is what helps you stay present with experience. It’s really pretty simple.” – Trudy Goodman
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This Is It (14:00)
Trudy shares a series of stories about herself and various teachers, all centered around awakening and being present for each and every moment, because this is it. And because this is it, it’s important to do everything we do with joy, and always remember to live it up.
“To incline the mind, to incline the heart, towards that which is uplifting for us, that which is of joy; this is a form of Metta practice, really.” – Trudy Goodman
It’s All Precious (42:45)
Trudy shares more stories, quotes, and poems. She talks about how we rebel against the ordinariness of ‘this is it,’ but each and every moment is sacred and profound; it’s all precious. She wraps things up with a reminder that life can blossom in the midst of suffering.
“That even in the face of the oceans of suffering in the world, there can be joy and we can live it up. We can do what we do with joy and live it up.” – Trudy Goodman
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