I met today's guest, Shivani Hawkins at an event about decentering whiteness in yoga and mindfulness spaces. I was touched by her deep connection to and reverence for her Hindu lineage, as well as her depth of practice, understanding, knowledge and philosophy. We live in an age when it's easy to take pieces of all sorts of teachings, so to be around someone who has gone so deep with one, is a beautiful thing.
Her big truth was about how everything comes down to the art of seeing. From there we got into practicing self-inquiry without shame, the difference between shaming and holding people accountable, and how shame is not inherent in truth.
We also discussed how harm occurs as the result of a lack of self-inquiry because the choices we make that are not examined can only go the way of our conditioning.
We talked about the difference between meditation and visualization, and my favorite part of the conversation was about the difference between seeing, listening and hearing.
I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. You'll probably want to listen more than once and I encourage you to also use this as a conversation starter with loved ones.
For full show notes, go to http://untameyourself.com/301
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