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#349: Meditation is Not Just a Solo Endeavor | Pamela Ayo Yetunde

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

24 May 2021

1hr 16mins

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#349: Meditation is Not Just a Solo Endeavor | Pamela Ayo Yetunde

24 May 2021

1hr 16mins

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Quote

"We often don't get to choose how we die, but we can choose how we live"

Ideas

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In times of crisis, we don't rise to our potential, but fall to our level of training.
Often, we think in a crisis, we're going to do X, Y & Z particular things in order to ensure the best possible outcome. But in reality, we end up defaulting to whatever practice we had during normal times.

This is why it's incredibly important to practice in the good times, so when we do go into crisis, we're ready.

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In times of crisis, we don't rise to our potential, but fall to our level of training.
Often, we think in a crisis, we're going to do X, Y & Z particular things in order to ensure the best possible outcome. But in reality, we end up defaulting to whatever practice we had during normal times.

This is why it's incredibly important to practice in the good times, so when we do go into crisis, we're ready.

2

What if it wasn't really a luxury to be one who can tune out and not be a part of any discrimination?
Obviously not being a victim of discrimination is better than being.

But we must also realise that simply tuning out and not appropriately empathising with those that are victims, isn't only for others.

By not feeling for others, we ultimately harden our hearts, affecting our ability to feel in general.

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What if it wasn't really a luxury to be one who can tune out and not be a part of any discrimination?
Obviously not being a victim of discrimination is better than being.

But we must also realise that simply tuning out and not appropriately empathising with those that are victims, isn't only for others.

By not feeling for others, we ultimately harden our hearts, affecting our ability to feel in general.

3

Meditation helps you regulate yourself, which ultimately impacts how you interact with others.
We often view meditation as a practice that goes within. But anything that impacts how we act and react, will impact on any situations where we deal with others.

The less reactive we are to something, the less reactive the others would be to us.

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Meditation helps you regulate yourself, which ultimately impacts how you interact with others.
We often view meditation as a practice that goes within. But anything that impacts how we act and react, will impact on any situations where we deal with others.

The less reactive we are to something, the less reactive the others would be to us.

Questions

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Can you think of a time in a crisis where you fell onto what you practiced during the good times?

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Can you think of a time in a crisis where you fell onto what you practiced during the good times?

What else is in the episode

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Shock protection and it's downsides

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Shock protection and it's downsides

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How the more you meditate, the less it is about you

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How the more you meditate, the less it is about you

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The incident with George Floyd and what's happening a year later

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The incident with George Floyd and what's happening a year later

Who is Pamela Ayo Yetunde?

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A Community Dharma Leader in the Insight Meditation tradition. She also teaches pastoral care and counseling and is the author of 'Black and Buddhist'.

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A Community Dharma Leader in the Insight Meditation tradition. She also teaches pastoral care and counseling and is the author of 'Black and Buddhist'.

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