May I firmly face and avert them

Verse 3 from the ‘8 Verses of Mind Training’ by Langri Thangpa reads,
“In all activities may I examine my mind;
As soon as conflicting emotions arise
Endangering myself and others,
May I firmly face and avert them.”
This verse extols the virtues of mindfulness. Mindfulness is looking inside ourself in the present moment identifying our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and bodily sensations. When we recognize harmful thoughts and emotions, we apply the appropriate antidote to transform harmful emotions into positive opposites. The antidotes for anger, jealousy, and pride are patience, appreciation, and humility.