Concentration is power.
A concentrated mind can plow through obstacles to get a project done. In the same way, concentration helps you move through challenging mental and emotional states and remain deeply and fully present.
Mindfulness is non-judging awareness.
Mindfulness reveals how you are holding your experience and ultimately, how you can let it go.
In a sense these are two opposing energies. One is a willful practice while the other calls on patience and a quality of surrender. This week's guided meditation and talk explores the dance of these two elements and the end result: seeing into the nature of reality and the arising of insight.