Jealousy and negative judgment are quite common, yet they do not make us feel good. Usually they constrict our heart and make us feel closed. Not recognizing jealously and negative judgment, as they usually hide “under the radar,” we don’t know why we feel closed and anxious. Mindfulness is the key to recognition. Looking inward in the present moment to observe our inner life of thoughts, emotions, mood, and sensations in the body is mindfulness. When we identify jealousy or negative judgment, more than half the battle is done. We have the choice to react in the old habitual familiar way with jealousy and negative judgment that make us feel lousy, or we can transform them into appreciation. We tell ourself, “I do not need to reflexively follow my old bad habits. I have a choice to practice appreciation instead.” It this way we emotionally grow up and mature.
2018 Nov. 10 “Peacefulness” Meditation Program in Tokyo
Nov. 10, 2018 “Peacefulness” Meditation Program in Tokyo Message from Dr. Barry Kerzin We all live very stressful lives. Our sleep is often disturbed. We often find we do not have enough time. Inside […]
Be calm and balanced
The strength of our emotional patterns can be overwhelming. Given the right circumstances, that are not always obvious, the same patterns of anger, jealousy, pride, and attachment recur. They seem to come out of the […]
Sitting in meditation for 15 minutes or an hour each morning is important dharma practice. More important is the other 23+ hours of the day. Being aware of our inner world of thoughts and emotions […]