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#358: Buddhist Lessons on Anxiety | Leslie Booker

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

21 Jun 2021

1hr 13mins

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#358: Buddhist Lessons on Anxiety | Leslie Booker

21 Jun 2021

1hr 13mins

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Quote

"Anxiety doesn't just come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control what you can't"

Ideas

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Your own social media should tell you a lot about how different other people's social media may be from reality.
Often we only show the best aspects of our lives on social media. If you simply looked at your own social media, you can probably paint a very different picture to all the ups and downs in your life.

Once we know that everyone has challenges they're facing, we should become more open to sharing how we're really feeling with those closer to us.

As much as social anxiety can often come from social situations with other people, other people are also one of the key ways for us to find support through difficult situations.

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Your own social media should tell you a lot about how different other people's social media may be from reality.
Often we only show the best aspects of our lives on social media. If you simply looked at your own social media, you can probably paint a very different picture to all the ups and downs in your life.

Once we know that everyone has challenges they're facing, we should become more open to sharing how we're really feeling with those closer to us.

As much as social anxiety can often come from social situations with other people, other people are also one of the key ways for us to find support through difficult situations.

2

As much as we're uniquely human, we're also animals.
The consciousness of our lives which makes us uniquely human also makes us completely forget the simpler things that make us biological animals.

Taking the time out to breathe properly, be fully aware of our senses and environment, as well as just being present in the moment without thinking too much, can help us slow down the pace of our lives and stay in touch with what our bodies are telling us.

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As much as we're uniquely human, we're also animals.
The consciousness of our lives which makes us uniquely human also makes us completely forget the simpler things that make us biological animals.

Taking the time out to breathe properly, be fully aware of our senses and environment, as well as just being present in the moment without thinking too much, can help us slow down the pace of our lives and stay in touch with what our bodies are telling us.

3

A lot of our suffering comes from believing that things are going to be permanent.
We don't fault the sun for setting at night or the clouds for raining, it's just nature.

Our anxiety also comes and goes, we realise it'll naturally subside if we give it the time and space.

And remember, our things are never permanent, never perfect and never just personal.

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A lot of our suffering comes from believing that things are going to be permanent.
We don't fault the sun for setting at night or the clouds for raining, it's just nature.

Our anxiety also comes and goes, we realise it'll naturally subside if we give it the time and space.

And remember, our things are never permanent, never perfect and never just personal.

Questions

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Can you think of a time where your anxiety passed away after you gave it some time?

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Can you think of a time where your anxiety passed away after you gave it some time?

What else is in the episode

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How we need to connect with our communities to help with our anxiety

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How we need to connect with our communities to help with our anxiety

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How to properly use our breathing when we're anxious

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How to properly use our breathing when we're anxious

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When we need to be willing to handle anxiety versus when we need to stop accepting it

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When we need to be willing to handle anxiety versus when we need to stop accepting it

Who is Leslie Booke?

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A senior meditation teacher who worked with incarcerated and vulnerable youth. She's the co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, and the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. She is also a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting and a contributor to Georgetown Law's Center on Poverty and Inequality's report on Gender & Trauma.

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A senior meditation teacher who worked with incarcerated and vulnerable youth. She's the co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, and the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. She is also a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting and a contributor to Georgetown Law's Center on Poverty and Inequality's report on Gender & Trauma.

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