As you're probably aware by now, practicing mindfulness isn’t always easy. There are just times and seasons in our lives when everything feels off. When we don’t feel concentrated. We can’t connect well to others or to our experience. Our emotions may be either dry and unfeeling or in extreme turmoil. And it’s nearly impossible to watch even a few breaths without becoming distracted. This, of course, is completely natural. It’s a universal experience for each of us at times to be flooded with obstacles that cloud our hearts and minds and prevent us from staying open, connected, and receptive to the ever-changing flow of experience.
I thought we’d take the space in this course, then, to look a bit closer at some of these obstacles, or hindrances. We’ll practice identifying them, opening to them, and working skillfully with them. We’ll learn ...... Read more