Embracing Uncertainty – Practice During Crisis

With Ronya Banks recorded on April 19, 2020.

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The truth is that you will never be absolutely safe. All things change constantly, even what is most precious. This is the angst of life, the price of being a conscious human being.” – Phillip Moffitt

As a spiritual practitioner, you learn to see and accept “uncertainty” as a fact of life – even during the best of times. But the circumstances surrounding this global pandemic is amplifying “uncertainty” and the “stress of the unknown” to new heights, as you are faced with ongoing threats in every domain, including to your very own existence!

Join Buddhist teacher Ronya Banks as she provides you with nuggets to help you work with this uncertainty so that it does not become overwhelming. Instead, you will learn to actually embrace and cultivate comfort with uncertainty such that it offers you with access to a deep inner stillness, even amidst world crisis and chaos.

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