Calming Restlessness And Setting Aside Worry

by Peter Carlson on June 5, 2014

During this dialogue, Peter and the sangha explored the characteristics of restlessness as an overactivated sympathetic nervous system process combined with rumination about a particular topic related to regret, remorse or possible negative consequences.  Peter described the classical description of this hindrance and the antidotes.  Cultivating samadhi reduces the activation of the nervous system and vipassana investigates the conditional characteristics of an ongoing worry narrative, seeing it as impersonal and transient.  Next week’s talk will focus on the remaining hindrance, skeptical doubt.

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