Patience acts as a counterforce to anger. In fact, for every negative state, we can identify one that opposes it. Humility opposes pride; contentment opposes greed; perseverance opposes indolence. If we wish to overcome the unwholesome states that arise when negative thoughts and emotions are allowed to develop, cultivating virtue should not be seen as separate from restraining our response to afflictive emotion. Wisdom from the master, HH Dalai Lama.
Most people assume that anger arises from something outside themselves such as frustrating events or other people’s actions. With some reflection we come to realize that no one makes us angry. We make our selves […]
We are on an Easter egg treasure hunt searching for treasures. The treasures are not painted Easter eggs. Rather they are our destructive negative emotions, often lurking just under the surface. You might think, “these […]
Let’s review anger management as this is our pillar for cultivating compassion. Patience and tolerance are cultivated through transforming anger. Tolerance can easily flourish into love and compassion. Anger management does not mean suppressing our […]