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.
Another effective method to reduce anger involves imagination or visualization. Again we try to recognize anger early, when there is irritation, frustration, fast heartbeat and breathing, getting quiet or the opposite, loud. Often there is […]
Patience is golden. It gives us pause rather than kneejerk reaction. It allows us to take a deep breath, and consider the consequences of getting angry — making us unhappy, bringing future problems, not to […]