Just as heat dispels cold, loving-kindness counters anger. We need to learn how to counter our various emotions. Distraction is just a temporary measure. The longer lasting remedy is to be able to see positive qualities in something or someone you otherwise see as negative. Since there is rarely any justification for destructive emotions, we need to become aware of what gives rise to them and what the antidotes are.
Taking good care of ourself is a continuous process. It is crucial, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Old habits of self-criticism and self-doubt creep in like water flowing downhill. We are physically isolated. It feels […]
There is not enough kindness these days. Kindness softens us. Practicing kindness makes us feel good. It makes the other person feel good. It is simple yet often forgotten, especially when we are under undue […]