Daniel Simpson is the author of The Truth of Yoga, an accessible guide to yoga history and philosophy. This episode was previously recorded as part of the Future of the Yoga Teacher Summit and is being republished for its depth and relevance.
The Oxford Dictionary defines passion as a strong and barely controllable emotion. Many so-called positive emotions fit that bill. So what happens if we experiment with touching sorrow in times when we feel the most euphoric of highs? Cultivating the opposite in all situations, even in times of elation, prepares us for the inevitability that we will at some point feel the lowest of lows.
Diane Dreher, Ph.D., is a bestselling author, researcher, and positive psychology coach. This conversation focuses on her latest book, The Tao of Inner Peace.
Gavin Flood is the Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and author of the recent books Religion and the Philosophy of Life; Hindu Monotheism; and The Truth Within, a History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism.
In this article, I’ll use somatics, radical embodied cognition, ecological psychology, and my personal practice of nondual animism to root out the unexamined use of dualistic philosophical paradigms including Cartesian dualism, traditional cognitive science, and the ideas that underpin popular interpretations of the simulation argument.
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