Uncovering Your Natural Goodness with Tara Brach

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Tara Brach joins Dr. Rick Hanson to help us learn how to "trust the gold:" recognizing and appreciating our essential human goodness, while resting in the key refuges of truth, love, and freedom.

About our Guest: Tara is the founder and guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C. Tara has taught all over the world, and is the author of four books, including her most recent book Trusting the Gold: Uncovering Your Natural Goodness. You can also find Tara through her Tara Brach podcast.

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Key Topics:

2:05: What does it mean to “trust the gold?”

6:05: Blocks to seeing our true goodness.

9:50: The impact of childhood.

13:05: Objection #1: Fears of falling into narcissism or arrogance.

18:30: The benefits of satisfying our needs.

21:20: Objection #2: Fears of laziness and lack of success.

25:15: Two paths to trusting the gold.

30:10: “Deal with the bad, turn toward the good, take in the good.”

34:00: Letting in love.

39:55: The three kinds of gold.

44:50: Offering kindness.

47:25: Trauma, and trusting our goodness when we feel unclean.

54:25: Recognizing bad behavior while also trusting inner goodness.

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