Relax into difficulties. Don’t let your emotions pull you by the nose. On the other hand, try not to suppress your negative emotions. Just relax. Do not allow yourself to be carried away by emotion. Feel it and let it pass. Observe without reacting. When you know what to do, that is healthy and wholesome, then act. This way we remain centered. We remain balanced. We avoid getting angry and falling into other old negative patterns. In this way we live a life of non-harm, of ‘ahimsa’ or full non-violence according to Mahatma Gandhi and the Buddha. This is the foundation for a compassionate life.
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 […]
“Shake it up baby. Twist and shout.” Don’t let the negative attitudes and emotions stay around. Shake them up and kick them out. They are not helpful, in fact they are harmful. Harmful to us, […]