This week we talk to Susan Piver
Susan Piver is a Buddhist teacher and the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including The Hard Questions and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. Her latest book is entitled The Wisdom of a Broken Heart.
Her eighth book, Start Here Now: A Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation will be published this year.
She is also the creator of the innovative Open Heart project, an online community to help deepen your meditation practice
In This Interview Susan and I Discuss…
- The One You Feed parable.
- How everything is possible.
- Having an indestructible presence.
- The positive thinking police.
- How do you know when you have felt an emotion enough.
- Her strange friend, depression.
- The difference between feeling and wallowing.
- Depression is when nothing means anything, sadness is when everything has meaning.
- The difference between our feelings and our interpretation of that feeling.
- Feel the feeling and drop the storyline.
- Basic Goodness
- Whether the Universe is a friendly place.
- Taking responsibility of our own experience.
- How the moment to moment commitment to watch our thoughts can cut delusion.
- How wisdom and compassion are inseparable.
- Dealing with fear.
- Not being afraid of ourselves or our feelings.
- A courageous person is not afraid of their feelings.
- The Open Heart project.
Susan Piver Links
Susan Piver Amazon Author Page
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Feels like discovering a gem. Refreshing take on how to let in sadness without becoming too attached to it via letting go of the storyline. Gave me hope.