Spotlight: Opening The Door To Our Inner Radiance

POSTED May 11, 2022 IN

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Mindfulness and meditation teacher Tara Brach, Ph.D. speaks of waking up to our inner radiance. Greg Levoy reminds us that a sense of wonder is the active ingredient to bring us back to our sense of aliveness and passion. Dean Sluyter advocates where he calls natural meditation and rather than “creating silence” we can discover the inner silence that underlies all thought. Gail Brenner, Ph.D. understands that beyond the self-help movement we possess the capacity to spontaneously find inner peace. These four programs, selected from our archive, feature wisdom teachers who explore our rightful inheritance of vitality and how we may reclaim our passion and inner radiance.

 Opening To Our Inner Radiance With The RAIN Process
with Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Program 3694
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The RAIN Process (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) reminds us to pause and reconnect with a wise and compassionate presence allowing us to align our lives with our hearts. It can assist us when we get lost in unconscious, mental, emotional reactivity, fear, and are living on “autopilot.” RAIN is a healing process available to us that opens us to our inner radiance.  Read more »

 Awe And Wonder: Keys To Living A Passionate Life
with Gregg Levoy

Program 3539
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A sense of wonder is an active ingredient in a passionate life. Even suffering and restlessness can be seen with curiosity, says Levoy. Making space in our minds for the unknown, and allowing creativity to flow, he says, can keep us from being pulled into the “burden of purpose.” Levoy talks of the powerful effects of small actions and the importance of saying “yes.”  Read more »

Dean Sluyter

The Many Vehicles Of Meditation
with Dean Sluyter

Program 3540
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Sluyter says not to worry about thoughts during our meditation; they are inevitable. Often we must deal with such sounds as voices or traffic rolling by. He instructs that, “It’s all a texture of the silence, which actually you are at your core. It’s just resting in what you are in your own essence.” He also suggests that we find the meditation style that suits us. Read more »

Gail Brenner

The Direct Route To Abiding Peace
with Gail Brenner, Ph.D.

Program 3551
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Brenner says we are not limited, damaged or inadequate. She critiques the self-help movement as perpetuating the idea that we are in need of fixing, and holds the provocative view that nothing needs to be changed or fixed to be happy. She posits that we have the capacity to spontaneously find inner peace by shedding the stories and negative emotions that cause us pain.  Read more »

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