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Fear from the unknown and the uncertainty

Fear from the unknown and the uncertainty filling our lives, brings anxiety. We become “antsy,” and lose our rhythm. We easily fall out of balance. Good sleep is out of reach. We don’t know what […]

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Walk the talk

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 […]

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For non-attachment to ego and selfishness

Now that we are working at letting go of our deflated ego, let’s go further and let go of our attachment to our ego altogether. In our everyday life we experience emotions and attitudes that […]

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Feel it and let it pass

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. […]

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Recognize and transform

“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, […]

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May I firmly face and avert them

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 […]

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Jealousy and judging

Jealousy and judging others negatively are insidious and rampant. These disturbing emotions often go undetected, under the radar. Mindfulness is key. Checking inside our mind and heart repeatedly to identify destructive (destroying our inner peace) […]

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Distorting reality

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, […]