Hope might seem like something necessary for life to feel workable, but along with hope generally comes a lot of expectations. By letting go of hope we can become a lot more flexible, develop a stronger sense of curiosity, and see the infinite possibilities of the future - which remains unwritten.
Faith gets a bad rep, largely because it brings to mind blind faith. Kaitlyn shares how her understanding of faith shifted after reading the book of the same title by Sharon Salzberg, and how this shift has been of benefit.
Retreat space is beneficial for so many reasons, but unfortunately it can cost a lot. In this episode Kaitlyn shares her ideas on how to create a retreat space at home, any time we like. If you give this a go, she’d love to hear about it: faunawolf ‘at’ gmail ‘dot’ com
Discipline is often thought of as grinning & bearing it, something rigid & uncomfortable, but discipline is an excellent tool we can use to create lasting, positive habits, that make us happier in the long run.
In a birthday tribute to Pema Chodron (She turned 80 earlier this month!) Kaitlyn shares examples of how to respond skillfully - how to remain open-hearted, to speak with compassion, in order to be of the greatest benefit.
When we define ourselves according to our emotions we limit and delude ourselves. Kaitlyn offers up practices we can use to relax with seeing our full emotional landscape as part of being human, rather than being who we are.
A light touch introduction into emptiness teachings and how understanding the fundamental ambiguity of the universe, and ourselves, open us to great compassion.
Resources and recommendations for further study: ‘Essence of the Heart Sutra’ by HHDL, the most astounding fact: https://vimeo.com/38101676 , Thich Nhat Hanh on emptiness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-PWjt04g3M
Grief is an important part of life, important in that it’s a natural process that helps us adapt to change. And yet it’s something we don’t always like to discuss, and some of us may not have experienced.
Kaitlyn talks through Metta practice and then looks at how such a practice changes our experience by changing how we think about others.