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 without the chocolate. It is like fondue without the cheese. Mindfulness plays a crucial role alerting us to what we need and when we need it. Observing our inner thoughts and feelings in the present alerts us to harmful attitudes and emotions. That is when we intervene and put into practice transforming anger into tolerance, jealousy into appreciation, arrogance into humility, selfishness into love, and misunderstanding into insight. These interventions will not work the first time since our harmful habits are so ingrained for such a long time. Persistence with the attitude of “never giving up” is essential.
Imagining our early anger as a cloud that dissipates, transforming anger into tolerance, can be very effective. Yet to fully get rid of our anger, and all of our destructive emotions like jealousy, pride, greed, […]
When young we have a vivid sense of basic values like trust and warm-heartedness, which we tend to neglect in today’s competitive world as we grow up, yet from birth we all have a need […]