At first, it’s a challenge just to sit with our minds. Even if we do come to enjoy relaxing with ourselves alone on the meditation cushion, bringing that confidence and equanimity into our daily lives and relationships is challenging because it is in our interactions with other people that we are most likely to close down. The experience of openness is our natural state, so why are we not open all the time?
Acharya Susan Chapman, author of The Five Keys to Mindful Communication and Greg Heffron, co-director of the Mudra Institute will teach the Green Light model of mindful communication at Shambhala Mountain Center, March 8th to the 10th. We had the opportunity to chat with Greg Heffron about this Mindful Communication workshop that they offer all over the U.S. and Canada, often to sell-out crowds.
Press play below to hear Greg on how to stay open and awake to reality in all its richness:
Also, Acharya Chapman and Greg Heffron will be at the Fort Collins Shambhala Cneter March 5th at 7:00 p.m. for a public talk and book signing: The Five Keys to Mindful Communication: The Power and Art of Gentle Conversation.
This post is part one of a three part series—stay tuned for the other parts of the interview coming up.