Lodro Rinzler | Using Mindfulness to Cut Through Anxiety

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Lodro Rinzler | Using Mindfulness to Cut Through Anxiety

Lodro Rinzler

Posted on February 2, 2022

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“We need to find the interruptions that bring us out of the state of anxiety and into the present moment long enough that we can make better choices.” — Lodro Rinzler

You can’t completely avoid stress — so prepare yourself with the best tools available to manage it. 

Lodro Rinzler has been practicing meditation since he was a child, and teaching it since he was in college. He’s the author of multiple books that help people apply Buddhist teachings to modern life, and runs courses on Buddhism and mindfulnesses. 

But Rinzler says that it was only while writing his newest book, Take Back Your Mind: Buddhist Advice for Anxious Times, that he really learned how to use meditation and mindfulness to tackle stress and anxiety.

When painful and difficult things happen, our brains struggle to keep them in perspective. We tell ourselves increasingly terrifying stories about our troubles that don’t actually help us find a solution: They only amp up our stress, anxiety and anger.

Mindfulness can help us cut off those stories and find a fresh approach. It’s not about denying the way you feel, Rinzler says. It’s accepting those emotions, and then actively choosing to take a more hopeful view.

In this episode of Leading with Genuine Care, you’ll learn practical tips Rinzler uses to manage his own anxiety, both in the moment and before; plus his theory on why anger is like fire, and how to accept that even our strongest emotions will pass if we manage them wisely.

You’ll also learn:

  • Why learning to meditate is like learning a new language: It takes time and practice
  • How stress and anxiety work in the brain 
  • How mindfulness can teach you to self-soothe in stressful situations
  • About the practice of loving kindness (and how you can try it for yourself)
  • Why nothing is as real as we think
  • Why complaining is like scratching a bug bite
  • And so much more!

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Take Lodro Rinzler’s five-month course on Buddhist meditation

Learn more here: https://www.lodrorinzler.com/the-buddhist-immersion 


Buy Lodro Rinzler’s New Book on Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Take Back Your Mind: Buddhist Advice for Anxious Times



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