Husband and spouse, Barbara Graham and Hugh Delehanty be a part of Sharon Salzberg for Episode 195 of the Metta Hour Podcast.
Barbara Graham is a New York Instances bestselling creator, essayist, and playwright. She is the creator of a number of books, together with her 2022 novel “What Jonah Knew.”Hugh Delehanty is a #1 New York Instances bestselling creator, a Nationwide Journal Award-winning editor, and an authorized meditation trainer with greater than 25 years of apply.
On this episode, Sharon, Hugh and Barbara focus on:
How Barbara & Hugh got here to religious apply • How creativity might be knowledgeable by meditation • Discovering pleasure in inventive expression • Cultural assumptions about creativity • Coaching capacities we don’t suppose now we have • Confronting our inventive fears • The seed for Barbara’s current e book • Writing the factor you’re most afraid of • How visible artwork knowledgeable Hugh as a author • The thriller of reincarnation • Hugh’s work in sports activities writing • Phil Jackson’s teaching ethos • Compassion in sports activities • Leonard Cohen • Trusting ones inventive impulses
The episode closes with a meditation led by Hugh on open consciousness. Be taught extra about Hugh’s work hughdelehanty.com at and get your self a duplicate of Barbara’s new e book, “What Jonah Knew” at barbaragrahamauthor.com
Creativity and Mindfulness
Sharon begins by asking Barbara and Hugh to discuss their meditation practices and the intersection of creativity and mindfulness. Hugh talks about how meditation may also help your creativity come ahead, whereas Barbara shares how writing her novel, What Jonah Knew, was each probably the most difficult factor she’s ever achieved and probably the most enjoyable she’s ever had. Sharon and Hugh contact on confronting folks’s self-imposed limitations round creativity.
“One of many issues that creativity is all about is touching into your unconscious and permitting it to return ahead. And meditation generally is a actual assist in that path, it actually was for me.” – Hugh Delehanty
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The Fruits of One’s Labor (22:00)
Sharon and Barbara discuss concerning the intense technique of writing a novel. For Barbara, the method is about permitting no matter arises to come up, the identical method we do in meditation. She talks about an article she was assigned to put in writing about previous life regression remedy and the way that impressed her to put in writing this story. All of them focus on the crossroads of creativity and commerce, and the way there are not any ensures concerning the fruits of 1’s labor.
“However in a sure method, the factor that for me is actually most vital about it, in case you think about the potential of rebirth, is how we reside now. As a result of it extends the influence that now we have: how we reside now, how we deal with each other, how we deal with our planet. It actually comes again to the Dharma teachings and the current second and the way we deal with one another with loving-kindness and compassion.” – Barbara Graham
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Mindfulness and Sports activities (41:00)
Sharon asks Hugh concerning the function of mindfulness on the planet of sports activities. Hugh talks about working with Phil Jackson, who helped flip the sport of basketball from a celebration of individuality to a celebration of teamwork. Barbara speaks about the way it additionally takes a village to delivery a e book. Barbara and Hugh contact on the inventive mastery of Leonard Cohen, then Hugh closes out the present with an open consciousness meditation to domesticate creativity.
“Phil [Jackson] talked about it as being one staff, one breath.” – Hugh Delehanty
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