Miranda talks about her experience with fear and its very real (and sometimes scary) effects it has on our minds and bodies. Learning how to work with the fearful self instead of against it is an important part of this practice. Letting the fear move through you the way it needs to is a true gift of mindfulness.
The Labyrinth Podcast
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Miranda talks about how often we strive to be perfect. Sometimes we aren’t even striving to be perfect ourselves but demanding those around us to be perfect. This has led her to seeking forgiveness for herself and the world around us for seeking perfectionism. With meditation, there is no perfect way to practice as it’s a constant evolution.
Miranda noticed lately she’s been interrupting her husband when he talks. She discovered that she really needed to start listening to herself. There is wisdom she needed to hear. We get caught up in trying to know and have all the answers when really we simply must wait for the wisdom to arrive.
Language has many qualities to it. How we speak to others and how we speak to ourselves contains a lot of power. Vulnerability is a word that, to some, means weakness but would it make a difference if we called it emotionally courageous?
Miranda and her sister went on a road trip to Montreal with her twins. There were many challenges and learning experiences along the way. Lessons learned were how we need to leap into the abyss and acknowledge fear. Our mindfulness practice helps us get into a new space.
Miranda starts out reading an original poem and discusses her struggles in a recent meditation that focused on pain in the body. How it’s important to stay with the discomfort and explore it even when it’s uncomfortable. Change is always happening and nothing is actually stable. Remember there are always tender edges even when things seem rock solid.