Dharma Talks / Taking Care of Emotions with Mindfulness

Sr Phượng Nghiêm

This talk was recorded on the 16th November 2023 in New Hamlet, Plum Village (France). It is the fourth of our live Thursday talks of the Rains Retreat 2023 offered to our lay friend guests.

0:26: Embracing inner peace and love amidst global challenges through mindfulness and collective energy.
• 0:26: Embracing change of season and finding joy in nature
• 5:21: Feeling small in the face of global suffering
• 6:43: Realizing the power of generating inner peace

7:34: Embracing mindfulness and generating collective consciousness to cultivate peace and happiness within a community.
• 7:34: Embracing mindfulness and managing emotions to avoid conflict
• 13:52: Making efforts to adapt to the practice of walking meditation and slow steps

14:55: Importance of mindfulness of our body in taking care of strong emotions.
• 17:27: The power of relaxation and accepting the body as it is.
• 20:32: Realization of the need to be aware of the body during stressful tasks.
• 23:06: Understanding the connection between body well-being and emotional state.

23:36: Practicing mindfulness involves balancing work, rest, study, and practice, as demonstrated through the four petals of a flower.
• 23:36: Plum Village mindfulness practice involves four aspects: work, rest, study, and practice.
• 27:52: The story of a social worker in ‘The Miracle of Mindfulness’ illustrates the struggle of balancing work, family, and personal time.
• 28:47: Instead of dividing time, the social worker learns to see all activities as valuable and present in the moment.
• 29:34: The practice of balancing work, rest, study, and practice has roots in Vietnamese history, particularly during times of war.
• 32:43: The interconnectedness of these aspects is symbolized by the four petals of the flower, emphasizing the holistic nature of mindfulness practice.

41:20: Mindfulness practice helps in managing emotions, balancing work and rest, and serving others.
• 41:20: Mindfulness practice helps in pausing before reacting.
• 43:56: Serving others is a form of offering one’s talents and energy to help people.
• 46:50: Balancing work and rest through mindful pausing and lazy day practice.
• 47:18: Lazy day practice includes sleeping more, eating more, walking, reading, and being silent with oneself.

48:42: Managing emotions through mindfulness practice and acceptance
• 48:42: Mindfulness helps us rest well and have energy for the week
• 51:16: Recognizing and embracing difficulties in relationships to find resolution

55:14: Managing emotions through mindfulness practice, resolving internal conflict, and accepting the situation.
• 55:14: Struggling with emotional reaction towards a colleague
• 57:01: Realizing the root of the emotional reaction during walking meditation
• 58:26: Recognizing the connection between the colleague and unresolved issues with the father
• 1:00:00: Committing to practice acceptance and separate the colleague from the father figure
• 1:00:25: Acknowledging responsibility for creating the internal conflict
• 1:00:53: Deciding to practice mindfulness and acceptance towards the colleague
• 1:01:02: Sharing the realization and commitment with a supportive sister

1:09:46: Mindfulness practice questions and reflections for self-care.
• 1:09:46: Suggested mindfulness questions for self-reflection
• 1:17:56: Importance of reflecting on emotions and well-being
• 1:19:31: Emphasis on supporting oneself in daily life

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