Christina illuminates how our day-to-day lives are full of opportunities to respond with a moment of discernment rather than reacting impulsively. In meditation, we train our minds to do just that, and it can lead to a more peaceful and effective way of engaging with others.
Segyu Rinpoche describes how we can reshape our daily lives through meditation, especially Juniper's Integrative Practices. He compares breaking bad habits to bending a wire over and over again until it breaks.
Segyu Rinpoche explains in this video excerpt that, you can find a “natural default of seeing reality the way it is, and you will have the capacity to be joyful” through engaging a path of meditation. With practice, we are able to diminish the effect of those deeply rooted patterns that cause hardship so that they are no longer able to sprout harmful behaviors.
In order to feel free, the thing that we have to free is our minds. “We live in a mental construction of how the world is or how the world should be. In some ways you could say we live in a story,” Lawrence Levy says in this video clip. He explains that we can expand our view and thereby feel in greater harmony with whatever experiences arise.
An important motivation behind meditation is to enhance our capacity to become a positive force in the world. Here, Segyu Rinpoche describes how engaging a path of meditation allows us to cultivate the skillful means required to truly help others.