Episode 1: Collecting Difficult Moments, Intro with Elena


Seeing difficult moments as our treasures. Strategies and perspectives for releasing stories and tensions.

0:00-1:40
Vanda Scaravelli quote: Tension is a theft.
To be in adherence with the present moment.
On the stories we’ve repeated in our minds to create tension
“Notice the stories you hold in your mind. Let go of the ones that cause tension.” -Yung Pueblo

1:45
On our being accustomed to – and recreating a baseline neutral of tension…
On the contradictions we’ve adhered to – and seeing them as the treasures and the lessons
On stopping the fight

2:30
Welcoming the child in us that we’ve shunned
And collecting the presence, creating a sacred space for that part of us

3:30
How to be with those parts of ourselves that we’ve denied
Making time for compassion
Seeing your child bring forth all the parts of you that you’ve denied

4:10
On being with the sting of childhood, seeing how it’s still likely driving our choices
Not dramatizing, nor glorifying, just giving it compassion and love

4:45
Rod Stryker SANCTUARY APP
Rod Stryker on Glo
Seeing what hasn’t received my full compassion and love

5:30
Feeling the lesson now; observing and choosing with more clarity

6:15
Our PRACTICE for this episode:
Noting and writing what still hurts.
What part of you needs your compassion
How old were you when that happened / was happening
Write it out

7:00
My example from 5th grade

8:15
If we wish to help and serve, to land in the source of lingering childhood pain is a viable endeavour – write it out…
Then note:
What’s a good response, from the perspective of the person that you are now?

10:00
Complaining less
Serving more
More transparency
Recent conversation with my son
There’s no map for parenting; we don’t really know how we’re doing

11:15
Jonah’s honest response to my burgeoning self-compassion

12:00
Your writing out the difficult moments will serve as your map.

13:00 – 16:45
As you observe the choices you’ve made as a result of the tension you’ve cultivated unconsciously, here are some possible practices.

17:00
Looking ahead to Episode Two with Ally Bogard.

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Sanctuary App
Glo with Rod Stryker
Ally Bogard

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