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#237: Is It Still OK to Be Happy? | Sylvia Boorstein
Even in the middle of a pandemic, it's still OK to experience delight. That's per legendary meditation teacher, Sylvia Boostein. In fact, she says, moments of happiness can fortify you to deal with the difficulties we are all facing. In other words, joy is a necessity, not a luxury right now. That is just one of many wisdom bombs Boorstein drops in this conversation. We also discuss how to cultivate "inner cordiality" and the quality of mind that has become her "savior" in these dark days.
Boorstein is a genuine contemplative O.G., part of the vanguard of teachers who introduced mindfulness into the American mainstream. She is still going strong in her mid-eighties, after having lived a colorful life. Not only is she one of America's most respected teachers, but she is also a psychotherapist, peace activist, and grandmother. As you'll hear, when she is not meditating, she is a gifted storyteller. She self-deprecatingly refers to it as "boundless talk-aremia," but I suspect that, for you, listening to Sylvia will, in itself, be a source of delight.
Where to find Sylvia Boorstein online:
Twitter: @SylviaBoorstein https://twitter.com/sylviaboorstein
Facebook: Sylvia Boorstein - https://www.facebook.com/sylviaboorstein/
Pay Attention, for Goodness' Sake by Sylvia Boorstein - http://www.sylviaboorstein.com/books
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