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Part 2 – Healing Anxiety – How Meditation Frees Us



Anxiety and the fear of failure is a pervasive suffering around the world. It is also increasing—along with the pace of life, over-consuming, addiction, noise, polarization and fears for our planet. How do we calm ourselves in a way that brings inner freedom and serves the healing of our larger world? These two talks explore the power of awareness in evolving ourselves beyond the anxiety that grips and confines our lives – part 2 includes working with sleep issues.

Listen: Part 1 – Healing Anxiety – How Meditation Frees Us

Meditation: Relaxing by Day, Sleeping at Night (no bell at end) (14:23 min)

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Now close your eyes
Sleep

Shut out the world from the dark sweet freshening
of your quiet hearts
Lie loose in the deep waters
Do not be afraid to
give yourselves up to drowning in undefended rest

A.R. Ammons
The Watch


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Part 1 – Healing Anxiety – How Meditation Frees Us



Anxiety and the fear of failure is a pervasive suffering around the world. It is also increasing—along with the pace of life, over-consuming, addiction, noise, polarization and fears for our planet. How do we calm ourselves in a way that brings inner freedom and serves the healing of our larger world? These two talks explore the power of awareness in evolving ourselves beyond the anxiety that grips and confines our lives.

Listen: Part 2 – Healing Anxiety – How Meditation Frees Us

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“Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.
Flow down and down in always
widening rings of being.”

Excerpt From: Coleman Barks. “The Essential Rumi – reissue.”

More Resources ~ RAIN: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture.


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Meditation: Relaxing by Day, Sleeping at Night (no bell at end) (14:23 min)



More than one-third of adults in the U.S. don’t get enough sleep, and studies have shown that mindfulness can make a positive difference. When we effectively quiet the mind and relax the body, sleep comes naturally. By being well-rested, we are better able to respond to the demands of our lives with intelligence and kindness, resilience and grace. This guided meditation will help cultivate access to relaxed attentiveness and a pathway to ease-filled sleep.

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