No Bears Allowed: Developing a Practice of Peace

September 01, 2020

Life can be complicated, tough, and messy—but it’s also full of joy, love, and peace. The challenge is that our brains are hardwired to keep us safe, making us hyperaware and hyperreactive to danger—real or imagined. This vigilance can make it difficult to regulate our reactions and emotional states, which affects our peace, mental health, and relationships. Randy explains why our brains work this way and how we can learn to de-escalate to engage rationally and intentionally with the world around us. He shares the five steps to move from vigilance to vibrance that we can practice to chase away any “bears” to find peace of mind and spirit.