All negative emotions like anger and attachment are related to the false view that deep inside us there is an “I” that is solid and independent. That is the Buddhist view. When we realize we do not have that kind of independent, singular, permanent self, it reduces the strength of those destructive emotions.
We easily fall into old bad habits. It takes effort to recognize them. It takes even more effort to work with them. We need a mental tool chest filled with ways to practice tolerance when […]