How to Deal with Difficult Emotions? Say Yes to What Is

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may …

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Suffering? It’s Optional! Did you Know It?

People run in every direction meeting sorrow after sorrow. Why? Because they’re disconnected from themselves. -- Pythagoras Have you ever asked yourself Why do we suffer? Shinzen Young, a well-known Dharma teacher, describes suffering using the following formula: Suffering = Pain x Resistance. What does this mean exactly? πŸ™‚ Pain is part of life and …

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