We all need to exercise force to keep life OK. But sometimes, we also need to take sanctuary, and find a gentle flow instead.
Five steps for reducing worry.
When we feel negative emotions, our natural reaction is to disown them, to project them onto others. But this causes harm, both to others and ourselves.
When we are mindless, we are like a helpless pan of boiling water. When we are mindful, we are like a good cook, controlling our temperature.
Part of mental health is being able to keep the mind simple when life gets apparently complicated.
Over time, our meditation practice changes us. We become better able to focus, and less attached to ourselves.