Unresolved pain in the heart

Last week’s sangha conversation ended on the topic of dealing with the dissatisfaction of our current worldly condition and the ‘death of optimism.’ This week, Evelien played off of that topic and the concept of ‘death and rebirth’ with Mark Nunberg’s talk called ‘Meeting and Healing the Unresolved Pain in the Heart’.  

Mark Nunberg talks about the difficulty of trying to be present when something is asking for our attention.  This could be something from our past, which is Mark’s focus, but it could also be a concern with the present or fear for the future.  Mark discusses that a gratitude, metta, or appreciative joy practice may be the medicine that can help our heart digest and process this pain, not dismissing it, but bringing it to a point of healing.

You can listen to Mark’s talk here: