Path of Transformation» Wellbeing

Psychological Groundedness

Description

Phakchok Rinpoche stresses the need for psychological groundedness. He explains that he first advises students to learn to observe themselves. We need to observe our own emotions. And we need to see how our thoughts arise and cease. Rinpoche advises us to just observe without any preconceptions or self judgment. When we are grounded, we are steady even when things don’t go our way. We have a weight that keeps us from taking negative situations so strongly. We need to find our home base. This is one of the most powerful characteristics we can develop.

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