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Exploring the hindrances of mind, Gil Fronsdal offers a Buddhist perspective on the many forms of doubt and how we can embrace it.
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In this Guest episode recorded at the Te Moata Retreat Center, Gil Fronsdal uncovers:
- Doubt as the fifth hindrance of mind
- The many forms of doubt (self-questioning, spiritual confusion, indecisiveness)
- Recognizing when we are in a hindrance of mind
- Having an uncompromising acceptance of the moment
- The usefulness of doubt and doubt as an indicator of necessary change
- Becoming comfortable with discomfort
- Naming what we feel and moving on as a method of mindful acceptance
- The zen practice of know, feel, relax
- Trusting the walkway and knowing that things work themselves out
- Acknowledging what is beneficial and what is not (the 'ouch' vs. the 'ahhh')
- Reactivity as an instinctual way of responding with greed, delusion, resistance, etc.
“It turns out there’s always a walkway right next to you. Whatever the hindrance is, there’s always a walkway just a breath away.” – Gil Fronsdal