Tomorrow we will meet at my office in Binghamton at 2 pm for 15 minutes of silent meditation followed by a discussion of how to stay grounded in the midst of stress, fear, anger, trauma, chaos, and grief. When something difficult and upsetting happens, we tend to ricochet like a pinball between these emotions and experiences. How do we maintain our perspective, especially when those around us are clearly losing theirs? How do we remain grounded in reality, fluid, and open to being present when the world around us seems to be going up in flames? The temptation is to overreact and become part of the problem instead of part of the solution. Yet all of us on a spiritual search have at some level a commitment to assist all who suffer. Of course, if we are currently unmoored, it is impossible to be of any real assistance to anyone else. It is essential to have knowledge and methods that work to recognize that we have lost our own stable ground, and to enable us to return to a calm and playful presence. There are many ways of noticing and returning, and we will discuss some of these methods in this talk.
Although the in person talk tomorrow is full there is a way to participate with us on Sunday if you have a Facebook account. I will be broadcasting the talk live through the Facebook page below.
This link is to Evolving Binghamton's page. A newly emerging digital resource/directory that I am experimenting with using. If you "like" the page you will be informed of when we go live. Or you can go to the page directly 15 minutes prior to the broadcast.
A Facebook account will be required to view the live stream. After the event, if the video records well I will share a link that can be viewed without a Facebook account. The video will be shared on the Evolving Binghamton main page: www.evolvebing.com as well as my Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/michaelhallphd
There will be no charge for this live stream but being a new medium I cannot guarantee it will be effective. I hope to experiment with more digital offerings from Florida in the weeks to come and will send out more information on them when they've materialized.
Matthew LaBarre has offered to help me with this. He can be reached through Evolving Binghamton at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and support with the broadcasting.