Tag: anger

Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

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Like a forest fire, anger tends to burn up its own support. If we jump down into the middle of such a fire, we will have little chance of putting it out, but if we create a clearing around the edges, the fire can burn itself out. This is the role of meditation: creating a clearing around the margins of anger. --Mark Epstein Photo credit: "Kids Camp Fire, Sand Bay," Wapster, 2010.
Mindful Monday: The difference between behavior and goodness

Mindful Monday: The difference between behavior and goodness

awareness, Buddhism, forgiveness, mindfulness
The practice of forgiveness happens when we are able to realize the underlying cause of our anger and impatience, and this allows us to distinguish between someone’s unskillful behavior and essential goodness. Serenity and calm develop as we learn to accept imperfection in others and ourselves. —Michele McDonald What are you noticing about anger and forgiveness? ... for Mindful Monday ... Source: "Finding Patience," Tricycle Magazine, 2004. Photo credit: "a Blessing of the water," Madalena Pestana, 2008.
Gratitude Is Hard Sometimes

Gratitude Is Hard Sometimes

anger, Broken Heart, death, Gratitude, Grief
(Image credit: Faith Counts) I found myself struggling with what to write for this weeks blog because I've had a week from the pits of hell. I am sure if I dug extremely deep within that I'd be able to find something to be grateful for. But quite honestly I am struggling to come up with anything positive or encouraging to say about gratitude. I just lost two friends to the disease of addiction, one of whom I live with, all within the matter of FOUR DAYS! Right now I'd lie if I said gratitude filled my heart. Anger, hatred, grief, sadness, and disbelief are what comes to mind that fill my heart. Two lives in their prime, 26 & 27, were prematurely snuffed out. Yes I have thankfulness for the very many blessings but right now gratitude eludes me completely. The struggle to remai...