How do we get hooked into patterns? Getting stuck keeps us distracted from the present moment as a result we fall into the habit of being controlled by our thoughts and emotions. In this episode we talk about shenpa. According to Pema Chödrön shenpa, is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down.
In her book Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears, Pema helps us to understand shenpa and how we can begin to free ourselves from it.
Resource: Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chödrön