Great Listening, Great Concepts
As I've grown more steeped in Eastern Philosophy as an acupuncturist and holistic practitioner, I have gained tremendous insight and lots of personal peace from concepts such as practicing compassion towards myself and others, letting go of black and white thinking for more nebulous logic and embracing paradoxes, and wanting less and accepting more. These are concepts that regardless of spiritual beliefs or religion can be healthy and healing for anyone. I invite you to learn more about some of these concepts through listening to dharma talks. Whether viewed from a purely secular or completely spiritual lens, I think you will take a lot away from them!
Simply look through the Dharma Talk titles and find ones that speak to what you are looking for. Talks on compassion, patience, being right where you are, finding happiness, mindfulness in daily life and much more. Great audio by some of the leaders in dharma talks.
ZenCast is another fantastic source for great talks on lovely subjects like clinging and letting go, gratitude, reactivity, and what to do with fear.
Located right here in the twin cities, Common Ground has some great Dharma talks. Whenever I go to Common Ground or listen to these talks I feel as though someone customized a talk just for me and what I need to hear. If you've heard me say, "Dukkha!" You know what I'm talking about. And if you haven't, I recommend checking out the talk on it :)
I hope these talks help you. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective I think so much of eastern philosophy is able to help us let go of our clenching and controlling ways to open up and unwind and restore balance. If you are trying to exercise less intensely to help conserve your body's resources in particular, you may enjoy listening to these talks in lieu of going for a run or to that bootcamp class. It will get you unwound and feeling more at peace without all that strain on your body that over exercising will lead to!