Featured Articles and Journals: difficult emotions

February 21, 2017
My journey with mindfulness meditation has been long, winding, and sporadic.
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June 23, 2015
Excerpt from Freedom from Anger by Venerable Sumanasara. 1. Don’t Flatter Anger
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October 27, 2014
Although humans like to believe that we’re rational cognitive creatures, we're actually fundamentally very emotional creatures. You might expect that we would be good with something that we have had experience with our whole lives. Yet one of...
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October 20, 2014
Anger is a funny emotion, because although it often causes us and those around us suffering, we deep down kind of like it.  We like the feeling of power it gives, the sense of righteousness that sometimes accompanies it, and the feeling of...
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February 13, 2014
Image: Rodolfo Amoedo I wonder if you’ve noticed that when a depressed episode comes on, our bodies feel frozen. Moving feels like trudging through thick molasses, yet the volume of our thoughts are loud and clear: “You’re a loser! You can’t even...
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September 9, 2013
At my meditation group last night, we discussed “letting go” in the context of painful memories, anger, disappointment, frustration, and injury.  I found myself intrigued by what seem to be two different meanings – a conventional cultural one...
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February 23, 2013
It is important to have a healthy self image and healthy self regard. "Of course," you may say, but are you so grounded and alive in healthy self regard that it is easy to handle emotional states and moods? Because that's what it takes!We often...
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February 19, 2013
I am annoyed with one of my co-workers. I feel my body tighten at the sound of his laugh, an email he forwarded. I am ready with a sigh before he even opens his mouth to speak. Even the sight of his slightly too-short Dockers starts my eyes rolling.
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