Anger is like poison destroying our peace. It raises our blood pressure, damages our heart and immune system, and generally destroys our physical, mental, and spiritual health. So learn to identify early signs of anger – feeling out of balance, irritable, frustrated, jittery, etc. Apply the antidote when these early signs arise. Think – the other person is not happy because happy people are not provocative. Why is she/he not happy — relationship, health, or financial issues maybe? Just thinking this way dissolves the early anger allowing it to transform into understanding, patience, and even compassion.
To familiarize ourselves with the virtue of patience, it is very helpful to think of adversity not so much as a threat to our peace of mind but rather as the very means by which […]
At one level, forgiveness means you shouldn’t develop feelings of revenge. Revenge harms the other person. It is a form of violence and usually leads to counter-violence – so the problem never goes away. At […]
How do we practice compassion? The six perfections (Sanskrit paramitas) are instructions for practicing compassion. Generosity has various methods, like giving money, shelter and food, giving time, giving kindness, listening non-judgmentally, giving love, and giving […]