Enough Compassion to Face the Hatred in Our Own Brains

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Now that I can see how quickly fear can fill my brain with hate and anger, it has made it easier for me to feel compassion for those who are full of hate and anger. In this video and podcast, I discuss how opening up to the hatred inside myself has helped me to become more compassionate and happy.

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Why Compassion is a Key Ingredient of Mindfulness

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Developing some self-compassion is vital if we want to make progress with mindfulness. Failure to do so means we won’t feel comfortable in our own skin and therefore we won’t feel comfortable in the present moment. I used to teach loving-kindness as an additional technique to mindfulness but I now see it is a key ingredient. In this video and podcast, I explain why this is the case.

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How to Stop Treating Life like Fight You Need to Win

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It seems so obvious to me now that most of my struggles in life have been completely unnecessary. I was like a delusional person sitting on an airplane, and frantically flapping his arms to keep the craft flying – these efforts are not only useless but they ruin the experience flying for everyone involved. In this video and podcast, I discuss how to stop treating life like a fight you need to win.

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Mindfulness, Autopilot, and Endless Thinking

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Even the most intelligent, witty, and likeable companion would become unbearable if I had to listen to them talk for a few hours. Yet, when it comes to the endless chatter coming from my brain this somehow manages to keep me hooked – even though it is often unintelligible, boring, and irritating. In this video and podcast, I discuss how mindfulness has helped me become less enthralled with this endless thinking.

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Living Sober Without Expectations

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In this video and podcast I discuss the dangers of expectations and how they can lead to depression.

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