Meditation: Interdependence and Labels

Today’s episode is a guided meditation to help you experience interdependence and to start letting go of the labels that can rule our life. We’ll use a meditation on our breath, plus a guided meditation into our own roles and values. We’ll explore the qualities you find difficult to accept in others, and then practice letting go of our own labels and self-perception. This is a beautiful guided meditation that will leave you feeling expansive, grounded, and connected.

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Labels, Interdependence, and Harry Potter

“And the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have powers the Dark Lord knows not…neither can live while the other survives…”
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“The table’s existence is possible due to the existence of things which we might call ‘the non-table world’: the forest where the wood grew and was cut, the carpenter, the iron ore which became the nails and screws, and countless other things which have relation to the table, the parents and ancestors of the carpenter, the sun and rain which made it possible for the trees to grow” – Thich Nhat Hahn

How do you define yoursellf?

Perhaps you define yourself by the roles you play – sister, brother, employee, partner, teacher, painter. Or perhaps you define yourself by your values – you’re dedicated to honesty, or play, or authenticity.

But then think of that label you’ve made for yourself. Ask yourself – is it true 100% of the time? Are you always 100% honest, or always playing the role of an employee?
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