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ONLINE ONLY - (5:00-5:30 p.m.) Mindfulness Meditation - "Cultivating Inner Peace"

Small Group: Personal Development; Wellness

Sep 10, 2020

Speaker(s): Michael Sheridan, PhD, OITE Special Advisor for Diversity and Wellness Programs
This event is recommended for: Summer Interns; Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

There is a saying that courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to act in the presence of fear.  The phenomenon of inner peace is much the same.  It is not the absence of difficult emotions, thoughts, or life circumstances; it is the ability to be at peace with oneself while navigating the challenges and stresses in our lives - and the often uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and body sensations that arise during these times.  It’s about creating an internal foundation or wellspring of peace within us that allows us to respond to life vs. reacting to it.   There is a saying that courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to act in the presence of fear.  The phenomenon of inner peace is much the same.  It is not the absence of difficult emotions, thoughts, or life circumstances; it is the ability to be at peace with oneself while navigating the challenges and stresses in our lives - and the often uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and body sensations that arise during these times.  It’s about creating an internal foundation or wellspring of peace within us that allows us to respond to life vs. reacting to it.   

The Zoom link will be distributed via NIH Trainee Listservs. If you need the link immediately please email maria.gutierrez2@nih.gov