Spending time in solitude through meditation makes room for new experiences

pemaThe American Buddhist nun and author Pema Chödrön talks to Bill Moyers about the value of not only powering down our electronic devices but also quieting the racing mind. “You quickly learn that distractions are not just phone calls and emails. Our own mind and our longings, our cravings and our fantasies are also major distractions,” Chödrön says.

In this clip, Chödrön, born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in New York, says that spending time in solitude each day through meditation makes room for new experiences. “The best in that spiritual instruction is when you wake up in the morning and you say ‘I wonder what’s going to happen today?’ and then carry that kind of curiosity through your life,” Chödrön says.

Watch Pema Chödrön’s full interview with Bill Moyers.

See this post on topic too: Isolating? Withdrawing? Or do you just need alone time?

Lots of posts here on Beyond Meds with Pema.

All her books and CDs I’ve read/listened to have been a gift to me as well. Here are a few:

● When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

● Unconditional Confidence: Instructions for Meeting Any Experience with Trust and Courage

●  The Pocket Pema Chodron

●  The Pema Chodron Audio Collection: Pure Meditation:Good Medicine:From Fear to Fearlessness (I really loved this audio!)

I highly recommend the following audio taped retreat with Pema Chodron for a deeper opportunity: Noble Heart: A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles

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