In order to overturn our negative habits, we must first recognize them, and then convince ourselves they are dysfunctional. Without doing this we will not be able to overturn them. Just like quitting smoking. To start with, we must convince ourselves of the harm to ourself, family, etc. Then we “dig our heels in” and get touch. Strong willpower is required. Then we can do it! Harm from anger is both physical and mental. It raises our blood pressure, damages our heart, weakens our immune system, and creates tension in the body. Mentally, it robs us of our peace. It takes away our ability to clearly assess a situation. If we get angry towards a bodhisattva (remember they do not wear labels, “bodhisattva”), it permanently deletes our complete store of merit and virtue collected over countless time. Repeatedly convincing ourself of the harm resulting from our anger we will gain the confidence that we can do it! We can gradually overturn anger. Please vote!
Blow your top with love. The next time you are irritated or distressed, blow your top with love. Remember the other person with whom you are distressed is stuck. They are stuck in their old […]
Inner peace is essential for wellbeing. Without it we often feel anxious, fearful, and suspicious. So how do we cultivate inner peace? There is no magic. You’ve received all the advice/teachings. Now we must make […]