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.
Often we get stuck in a funk. We are paralyzed and taken over by insecurity. We cannot accomplish anything. Nor can we just relax and be. Trying to push out of it just drains us. […]
Learning about changing our attitudes, reactions, and behavior is just the first step. We must “walk the talk.” We must put into action what we’ve learned. Without doing that, it is like a chocolate cake […]