This guided meditation helps you observe and nurture anxiety. As the Buddha said, “Whatever has the nature to arise will pass away.” Through this practice we begin to know this experientially and realize that fear and anxiety aren’t so solid. Our practice is precisely opening to this.
I’ve had a number of requests to offer a recorded version of the open awareness guided meditation I often do at retreats, “Mind Like Sky.” This guided meditation facilitates open awareness, a mind as wide and limitless as the sky.
This dharma talk was recorded at Insight Nashville on March 19, 2014. I explore the parami of generosity, especially in the context of receiving as an interconnected act of lovingkindness. The full audio is 30 minutes; the final portion is a guided meditation on opening our hearts to receive as well as give metta.