Finding Calm in a Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic is eliciting more anxiety in people than before. Vox reporter Sigal Samuel interviews Tara Brach, an instructor of meditation, and goes in depth with the anxieties and worries from the pandemic. The two discuss the panic response system within each of us, as well as the power of mindfulness and mindfulness practices to aid tolerating the distress and bringing a sense of calm. They talk about how the practice can strengthen your inner peace and can too help those around you inadvertently find a sense of calm as well. Read the transcript of their conversation and once done, take a moment to breathe. It won’t be only for you, it would be for those around you as well.