How on earth do we manage to stay calm and centered when it feels like the world around us is "going to hell in a frying pan?"
This was the question this month's podcast guest posed when I was lucky enough to meet her at a recent event in Portland.
Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei, is the second only black woman recognised as a teacher in her lineage of Zen Buddhism.
She's an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and founder of the Center for Transformative Change. Her books Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker and “a classic” by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield.
Reverend Angel believes the key to transforming society is transforming our inner lives.
She notes, “Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.”
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I was so inspired by my chat with the Reverend Angel on change, compassion and how to stay calm in this crazy world and thrilled that she agreed to talk us all through her own guided centering meditation practice.
If you'd like to feel calm and centered and strong in your own power I strongly recommend you listen to her guided practice- you'll find it at the 37 minute mark :)
Do you struggle with change, did you try the centering practice?
Let me know in the comments! I'd love to hear your thoughts on this month's inspiring WanderWomen interview.
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