One of the most effective ways, according to HH Dalai lama, to overcome anxiety is to try to shift the focus of attention away from self and toward others. When we succeed in this, we find that the scale of our own problems diminishes. This is not to say we should ignore our own needs altogether, but rather that we should try to remember others’ needs alongside our own, no matter how pressing ours may be. This approach is exponentially better than tranquilizers.
The more you think about your own self, the more self-centered you are, the more trouble even small problems can create in your mind. The stronger your sense of ‘I’, the narrower your thinking becomes. […]
The Buddha taught many different teachings to suit the disposition of different disciples and guide them along the path. This is particularly true regarding the teachings on selflessness, which is emptiness. Since people of his […]
What about self-compassion? In our modern stressful world filled with anxieties and fears, insecurity often tags along. Sometimes insecurity fuels anxiety and fear. Sometimes anxiety and fear fuels insecurity. Self-compassion becomes very important. If we […]