Unconditional Love for our Experience: Expressing Negative Emotions (Video)

Negative emotions are often an obstacle preventing us from unconditionally loving our current experience. By mindfully examining intense emotions, we help our bodies express and process these feelings much faster than when we resist them. This is Part 2 of a 3-part series called Love Yourself, Love your Life, Love the World. Watch the restContinue reading “Unconditional Love for our Experience: Expressing Negative Emotions (Video)”

Embracing Love for Ourselves: Overcoming Guilt and Shame (Video)

Guilt and shame are common obstacles preventing us from loving ourselves unconditionally. Insights from cognitive science and Buddhism can help us move through these obstacles and begin to feel Love in our hearts. This is Part 1 of a 3-part series called Love Yourself, Love your Life, Love the World. Watch the rest of theContinue reading “Embracing Love for Ourselves: Overcoming Guilt and Shame (Video)”

The Evolution of Feelings

Feelings evolved to guide us towards “good” behaviors and away from “bad” behaviors. But the definition of “good” and “bad” has changed over time, meaning sometimes our feelings no longer serve our best interests. Watch the rest of the conversation in the Meditation Conversation on 6-3-21. More Mindful Living

Our Brains are Hardwired to be Dissatisfied

A discussion on the idea from evolutionary biology concerning the effect of natural selection in programming our brains to intensely desire things, but then quickly feel dissatisfied with them. Based on ideas in Why Buddhism is True, by Robert Wright. Excerpted from the Meditation & Mindfulness class on December 3rd, 2020 More Mindful Living