We explore how we can improve our self-confidence, which helps us become psychologically flexible and create healthy boundaries with other people.

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This Wednesday Night Meditation included a 34-minute meditation and a 47-minute talk from Rick’s series on Wise Effort, focusing on The Essence of Practice: Loving, Knowing, and Growing.

Life happens to us, and we happen in life, in nature, in reality. Then what?
We can either be swept along, in ignorance, fueled and poisoned by hatred, greed, and heartache.

Or we can practice:
In our relationship to and how we respond to
what is happening to us
our experiences of that, and
the nature of reality itself

Practice is like a three-legged stool, with three key elements. In Pali: Metta. Sati. Bhavana. — loosely translated into English: Loving. Knowing. Growing.
This talk and meditation featured several quotations which can be found under the video players below.

I hope you find it helpful, and you are welcome to join my free Wednesday Meditations – which are open to everyone!

Meditation: The Essence of Practice – Loving, Knowing, and Growing