Mindfulness+ is no ordinary mindfulness. It is a sweeping vision of how mindfulness can help us grow and develop into the fullness of who we are meant to become. From examining the latest research in developmental psychology to plumbing the depths of the world’s wisdom traditions, Thomas McConkie of Lower Lights offers a deeper look at what it means to be mindful.
In the first episode of this season, listeners take a personal tour of body, mind, and spirit through bite-size lessons and guided meditation. It’s a chance to relax your inner control freak and let go more fully into the natural ebb and flow of life.
Thomas kicks off the episode with a close reading of a timeless text from the Mahayana Buddhist tradition by Lex Hixon, “Immature practitioners retain the instinctive notion that their own personal form, personal feeling, and personal consciousness, possess some sort of recognizable and invariable set of characteristic marks. These persons are engaged in a false assumption that form, feeling and consciousness have been substantially produced and therefore they remain anxious to control and transcend these processes.”
Thomas uses the time in this episode to unpack what Hixon offers as an opportunity to let go of control and anxiety and live life more joyfully by rolling with the punches. Take a listen to the podcast and enrich your life with these timeless teachings.
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