We explore the nature and roots of suffering, using in part the teaching of the Two Arrows to help distinguish "pain" and "suffering" linking the latter with reactivity.
Being mindful of suffering and reactivity, and learning to experience pain without suffering opens us to greater freedom.
We also explore further the nature of freedom and other ways that freedom may be experienced.
This talk focuses on mindfulness being about 1) clear seeing - i.e. What do you really want to see? What insight leads to liberation? and 2) progressively cultivating the capacity for unconditional kindness. Metta and mindfulness as inherent in each other.
We often move through the day in a reactive trance, removed from the aliveness of our bodies and this natural world. This talk explores how coming home to our bodies awakens us to living love, creativity and the deepest realization of who we are.