The Fear Issue (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 4)

Mar 26, 12:55 AM

Join us for a good look at what scares and also at the hope that lies beyond fear's false horizon. "What went before — let go of that! All that's to come — have none of it! Don't hold on to what's in between, And you'll wander fully at peace." The Buddha

"What went before — let go of that!
All that's to come — have none of it!
Don't hold on to what's in between,
And you'll wander fully at peace."

The Buddha

Today we look a key aspect of this most strange of times: fear itself. Whether it's the virus, other people, or your own mind that sometimes gets to you. Whether you're oddly calm, having to work with mild anxiety, or find yourself in the throes of full blown panic – this is a podcast for you.

A conversation amongst friends that neither shies away from the issue of fear nor tries to talk down its significance in our lives. And yet, there in the holding of it we catch glimpses of a much bigger perspective, one that comes out of everyday small acts of courage and kindness, and opens out into a full flowering of love. Moving accounts from our guests of personal challenges and the practice that helps overcome them.

Join us for a good look at what scares and also at the hope that lies beyond fear's false horizon.

ps. Sorry about the audio gremlins at various points in this episode. Bandwidth contracts, Zoom struggles, computer fans kick in... Happily, it is all very listenable!

Read the full sutta extract quoted above

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