In the last installment of this month’s meditation series, we are diving into the third main cause of everyday suffering – Ignorance.

You know the saying, “Ignorance is bliss”? Well, perhaps obviously, it is not true! The moment we ignore something, hide from it, or push it deep down inside it starts to seep into our everyday thoughts and reactions. It colors even the most benign conversations until we find ourselves constantly thinking, “why did I fly off the handle so quickly today?” “Why am I constantly getting upset?”…

Happily, our meditation practice offers us the first step in addressing this often unconscious ignoring – meditation asks us to Be With Whatever Arises.

Be with it.

Not ignore it. Not change it, or run from it. Be with it.

We must learn how to how to not look away, to be curious and kind to ourselves amidst all the feelings.

In today’s episode, we talk about in depth about our subconscious tendency towards ignorance and some tools to shine the light of awareness on this habit. As always, we end with a 20 minute guided meditation.

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