Anxiety and Aversion are the proximate causes of disconnection in our lives. This talk explores the ways that mindfulness and investigation take us from a life of impulse and reactivity to a conscious, responsive life.
What resources and perspectives help us to practice wise speech when the conditions are difficult? We focus especially on developing a strong "container" (both internal and in the community), and on learning better to work with difficult thoughts and emotions, in the context of speech, giving a number of stories and examples.
My practice is generated by my longing for connection. A longing that has been with me since childhood.
Dharma and creative work both help us marry small self and big self.
The practice is to step forward, over and over, into our own Buddha nature, to express it and give it away. The world is a better place for having its stories told.