393: Sebene Selassie on Belonging and Connection


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Sebene Selassie is a teacher, author, and speaker who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity, and spirituality. She is also a teacher on the 10 Percent Happier meditation app. Sebene began studying Buddhism 30 years ago and is a three-time cancer survivor of stage 3 and 4 cancer. Her book, You Belong: A Call for Connection is discussed in today's episode.

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In This Interview, Sebene Selassie and I Discuss Belonging and Connection and...

  • Her book, You Belong: A Call for Connection
  • Belonging is the feeling of not being separate from anything
  • The absolute and relative truth of belonging
  • Navigating our imbalances and aversions
  • How separation begets domination, which leads to clinging to being right
  • The comparing mind measures everything as better than, less than, or equal to
  • How our society is structured for comparison and competition
  • Our thoughts are often not our own, but come from our culture
  • The challenge of recognizing our unconscious bias
  • Embodiment practice is bringing mindfulness to your bodily sensations
  • Differences between thinking about the body and actually feeling the body
  • The different phrasings of the 5 Buddhist Precepts

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