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April 29, 2020 74 mins
On this episode, a bad news / good news situation. Let's start with the bad news: human beings are not wired for uncertainty. It short circuits our system. The mind wants to plan, to work things out - and, in a pandemic, that is basically impossible. The good news: meditation is perfectly designed to take the edge off, if not more. Our guest this week is Jack Kornfield, a pioneering meditation teacher, prolific author, a former Buddhist monk, and a clinical psychologist. We talk about: how to use meditation to embrace uncertainty, the importance of getting in touch with your own "tainted glory," and why we shouldn't fear the schmaltz. (That last one was mostly for me.) Where to find Jack Kornfield online: Website: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: YouTube: Other Resources Mentioned: Lady Gaga Kicks Off ‘One World: Together at Home’ With Performance of ‘Smile’ / Spring Washam / Ram Dass / Neem Karoli Baba / Wangari Maathai / Preah Maha Ghosananda / Dolly Parton’s Poem / Insight Meditation Society / Jack Kornfield’s Meditations / Tara Brach / Additional Resources: Ten Percent Happier Live: Coronavirus Sanity Guide: Free App access for Health Care Workers, Grocery Store & Food Delivery Workers: Full Shownotes: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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